Gregg Keizer

Senior Reporter

Gregg Keizer covers Windows, Office, Apple/enterprise, web browsers and web apps for Computerworld.

Windows 10 update (and retirement) calendar: Mark these dates

Windows 10 update (and retirement) calendar: Mark these dates

Microsoft is releasing new versions of Windows 10 on a set schedule – and just as regularly retiring older versions from support. Here are all the dates you need to know about.

Windows by the numbers: Windows 10 spikes, Windows 7 dives

Windows by the numbers: Windows 10 spikes, Windows 7 dives

With Windows 7 no longer being supported by Microsoft, users in January started making the move to Windows 10 in larger numbers.

Top web browsers 2020: Edge passes IE for the first time, 4-1/2 years after launch

Top web browsers 2020: Edge passes IE for the first time, 4-1/2 years after launch

There's no sign yet that the just-released Chromium-based Edge is drawing hordes of new users. Meanwhile, Mozilla's Firefox continues its slide, leaving Google's Chrome still dominant.

Microsoft expands forced upgrade for 1809 users

Microsoft expands forced upgrade for 1809 users

For Windows users still running the October 2018 Update – otherwise known as 1809 – Microsoft thinks it's time to move to 1909.

Opposition grows to Microsoft's make-Chrome-use-Bing plan for Office 365 customers

Opposition grows to Microsoft's make-Chrome-use-Bing plan for Office 365 customers

Customers rail against Microsoft's 'overreach,' calling it 'browser hijacking,' 'adware' and 'malware.'

FAQ: What the new Edge offers the enterprise

FAQ: What the new Edge offers the enterprise

Now that Microsoft has rolled out its new Chromium-based Edge browser, it's time to sort out what that means for IT admins and enterprises. Here's what's important to know.

Microsoft to force Bing on Chrome users in the enterprise

Microsoft to force Bing on Chrome users in the enterprise

IT admins can block the the search engine change using either a group policy or by configuring Office 365 with Intune or Configuration Manager.

Feeling revenue squeeze, Mozilla lays off 70

Feeling revenue squeeze, Mozilla lays off 70

The Firefox browser maker had more trouble creating revenue-generating products in 2019 than it expected, leading to the job cuts. Mozilla has set aside $43 million to pay for building new products.

FAQ: Microsoft's new Edge explained

FAQ: Microsoft's new Edge explained

Microsoft's Chromium-based browser has officially arrived, no doubt bringing questions from users about what it means for them. We've got answers.

Microsoft to Windows 7: Beat it, you bum

Microsoft to Windows 7: Beat it, you bum

In case the message isn't clear, Windows 7 PCs will soon show a full-page nag screen reminding users that they could fall victim to cyber criminals by running unpatched software.

Seven high points of Windows 7

Seven high points of Windows 7

What a long ride it's been for Microsoft's popular OS. Support for Windows 7 ends today, making this a good time to look at the highs and lows of its lifetime.

Google promises to support Chrome on Windows 7 until July 2021

Google promises to support Chrome on Windows 7 until July 2021

Although Microsoft support for the aging OS ends this week, Google plans to continue updating its popular browser for Windows 7 until July 2021.

Mozilla patches Firefox zero-day as attackers exploit flaw

Mozilla patches Firefox zero-day as attackers exploit flaw

The release of Firefox 72.0.1 came just one day after the newest version of the browser rolled out and fixes a type confusion bug in the IonMonkey JavaScript JIT (Just-in-Time) compiler of SpiderMonkey.

Chrome to follow Firefox, stifle site notification appeals in version 80

Chrome to follow Firefox, stifle site notification appeals in version 80

With the release of Chrome 80 in February, users will see "a new, quieter notification permission UI" that reduces interruptions of notification requests.

FAQ: Last-minute answers about Windows 7's post-retirement patches

FAQ: Last-minute answers about Windows 7's post-retirement patches

The end of support for Windows 7 is coming up fast. For those still running the aging OS, here's what you need to know about Microsoft's Extended Security Updates program.

Microsoft dissolves links between features and Windows 10 releases

Microsoft dissolves links between features and Windows 10 releases

The company this week made more changes to its Windows 10 development model, changes that have implications for future releases.

Microsoft offers tools to block Chromium-Edge from silently downloading to Windows 10 PCs

Microsoft offers tools to block Chromium-Edge from silently downloading to Windows 10 PCs

When deployed and run, the Blocker Toolkit will leave the old version of Edge in place. Microsoft released similar toolkits for IE7, IE8, IE9, IE10 and IE11 before the public release of those browsers.

Just because Microsoft sells Windows 7 support doesn't mean you can buy it

Just because Microsoft sells Windows 7 support doesn't mean you can buy it

What good is extended support for an aging OS if you can't find a reseller to sell it to your company?

Microsoft begins Windows 10's 1809-to-1909 compulsory upgrade

Microsoft begins Windows 10's 1809-to-1909 compulsory upgrade

This marks the second time Microsoft has taken the upgrade reins since changing its servicing model and means some users may be upgraded after running 1809 less than a year.

Office 365 on Windows 7 gets free patches until 2023

Office 365 on Windows 7 gets free patches until 2023

The end of support in January for Windows 7 does not mean the end of support for Office 365 ProPlus. Users of the latter will get security updates, but no new features.

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