Here are the news stories from the past week that involve or impact the Microsoft Surface line of tablets…
- New Windows 10 version (10041)
- Windows 10 Launching this Summer
- PayPal on Surface Tablets
Surface News Roundup: Windows 10 Technical Preview (10041)
Microsoft pushed out a new version of the Windows 10 Technical preview (10041) to Windows Insiders in the “Fast Ring”. This version supplants the 9926 build which was released back in January.
More interestingly, Microsoft is now committing to releasing monthly updates of the Windows 10 Tech Preview during the lead-up to the official release of Windows 10 this summer.
If you’re one of the lucky folks who is eligible, you can get it now via Windows Update.
Read more: BetaNews
Surface News Roundup: Windows 10 Launching This Summer
At the Windows Hardware Engineering Community (WinHEC) event earlier this week in China, Terry Myerson (EVP, Microsoft Operating Systems) announced that Windows 10 will be launching this summer in 190 countries and 111 languages.
He went on to state that Windows is currently used by over 1.5 billion users around the world. In addition, he revealed that Windows 10 will be offered for free for all qualified PCs, genuine and non-genuine.
Yes, you read that right, even if if you have a pirated copy, you can get a legitimate upgrade to Windows 10.
Read More: Blogging Windows
Surface News Roundup: PayPal on Surface Tablets
On Wednesday (March 18th), the PayPal Here app was made available for free from the Windows Store. With it (and a card reader which you can request) you can use your Surface to process credit card transactions for your business through PayPal.
In addition, PayPal is currently running a special promotion until June where you would pay just 1.9% per swipe on (eligible) transactions, instead of the regular 2.7% rate.