Gregg Keizer

Senior Reporter

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

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?

Fast forward: What's coming in future versions of Chrome?

Fast forward: What's coming in future versions of Chrome?

Every time Google updates its browser, it publishes release notes aimed at enterprises to highlight upcoming additions, substitutions, enhancements and modifications. Here's some of what's coming.

What's in the latest Chrome update? A baked-in hacked-password alarm

What's in the latest Chrome update? A baked-in hacked-password alarm

Chrome 79 patches 51 vulnerabilties and its Password Checker will now warn users when a site password may have been exposed. The feature is being rolled out gradually to Chrome users.

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.

Microsoft to end updates to Windows 7's free AV software, Security Essentials

Microsoft to end updates to Windows 7's free AV software, Security Essentials

When support for Windows 7 ends on Jan. 14, Microsoft will also stop providing new malware signatures for its home-grown Security Essentials software.

Mozilla in trouble? 2018 revenue fell 20%, expenses exceed income for first time

Mozilla in trouble? 2018 revenue fell 20%, expenses exceed income for first time

The Firefox browser maker argued the financial data looks worse than it is, and said it ‘remains in a strong financial position with cash reserves’ to carry on.

Microsoft names its next Windows 10 upgrade: '2004'

Microsoft names its next Windows 10 upgrade: '2004'

Although the name would indicate an April 2020 release, the company's past Windows upgrade tempo has rarely hit the mark.

Microsoft touts Edge's new tab page connection to Office 365

Microsoft touts Edge's new tab page connection to Office 365

By using group policy objects, IT admins can turn the browser into a front end for Office 365 with an enterprise-centric new tab page.

Microsoft goes very small for Windows 10 1909's 'On' switch

Microsoft goes very small for Windows 10 1909's 'On' switch

The latest version of Windows relies on an 'enablement package' to turn on features that transform Windows 10 1903 into 1909. Microsoft now calls that move a pilot program.

Why Windows 10 1909 should not be a one-off

Why Windows 10 1909 should not be a one-off

It's never easy figuring out what Microsoft is up to when it comes to its plans for Windows 10. But the way it's handled updates in 2019 could point to what it plans to do in 2020 and beyond.

Windows 10 1909: 7 oddities, quirks and inconsistencies

Windows 10 1909: 7 oddities, quirks and inconsistencies

It's a "feature upgrade" without many new features, shares release documentation with its predecessor, and was ready to go a month before its actual release. Yes, Windows 10 1909 is a rare bird indeed.

Microsoft (finally) delivers service pack-like Windows 10 1909

Microsoft (finally) delivers service pack-like Windows 10 1909

The latest version of Windows 10 is little more than a rerun of the May version of the operating system, though it does offer a few new features.

Google ponders shaming slow websites inside Chrome

Google ponders shaming slow websites inside Chrome

In a bid to push website developers to speed up their site response times, Google may start flagging those that load slowly.

FAQ: Microsoft sharpens Edge

FAQ: Microsoft sharpens Edge

The company's new Chromium-based browser will officially arrive in final form in January. Here's what you need to know about it ahead of the rollout.

Microsoft sets Jan. 15 launch for its second-chance Edge

Microsoft sets Jan. 15 launch for its second-chance Edge

A release candidate of the Chromium-based browser can already be downloaded from Microsoft's website. The final version shows up in about 10 weeks.

Google strengthens Chrome's site isolation to protect browser against its own vulnerabilities

Google strengthens Chrome's site isolation to protect browser against its own vulnerabilities

One Google engineer called site isolation 'the single greatest advance in browser security since the creation of the sandbox.'

Google to stop indexing Flash for search

Google to stop indexing Flash for search

With browser makers already putting the kibosh on the once-popular multimedia format, Google search is about to deliver something of a coup de grace.

What happens after Windows 7's retirement?

What happens after Windows 7's retirement?

The January end-of-support deadline for Windows 7 is fast approaching. Here's a rundown of some of the issues companies should keep in mind as that date draws near.

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 through Windows 7's retirement in 2020 and beyond.

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