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Microsoft expands Windows 7-to-Windows 10 app compatibility pledge

The company's 'Desktop App Assure' program launched in October in North America; it's now been expanded worldwide.

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Windows 10 Redstone: A guide to the Insider Preview builds

Get the latest info on new builds of Windows 10 19H1 as they roll out from Microsoft. Now updated for Insider Preview Build 18317, released on Jan. 16, 2019.

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Microsoft starts its 'phased rollout' of Win10 1809, now controlled by a next-generation machine-learning model

It’s official. In the mind-bending (and internally inconsistent) quagmire that has become Windows updating terminology, Win10 version 1809 is now in 'phased rollout' but not yet in 'Semi-Annual Channel (not Targeted).' If you don’t...

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Apple’s biggest challenge isn’t selling iPhones

The congregation of loyal iPhone users will continue to grow, which means Apple’s biggest challenge isn’t mobile – it’s Mac -- and getting Windows 7 users to switch over.

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Tick-tock: The year-long Windows 7 countdown by the numbers

As of today, it's T-minus one year and counting before Windows 7 exits mainstream support. Let's look at some important numbers for the year ahead.

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MS releases KB 4476976, a test Win10 1809 cumulative update, to the Insider Preview Ring. Bravo!

In the three years since Microsoft defined its Insider Rings, we’d seen it use them in the way they were intended only once. Now we’re up to twice. At last, more signs of intelligence in Redmond.

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Why full-Chromium Edge means end times for IE

Microsoft's decision to adopt the Chromium open-source code to power its Edge browser could mean a sooner-than-expected end to support for Internet Explorer.

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The tech world’s best CEO? Microsoft’s Nadella, hands down.

Others have gotten more glory — and have tripped recently.

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How to enable and configure Office 365 logging and auditing

Make sure Microsoft Office 365 logging and auditing is set up properly so forensic data is available when needed.

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Windows 10 quick tips: How to share a single PC

Have employees or temporary workers who need to share a Windows 10 computer? No problem — here's how to do it.

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A great start to patching in 2019

With a gentle start to Microsoft updates for 2019, Microsoft has addressed 47 vulnerabilities with updates to Windows, Chakra, Edge and IE11. The only critical updates this month relate to both Microsoft browsers.

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Patch Tuesday updates for Win7, KB 4480970 and KB 4480960 knock out networking

Reports are popping up all over that yesterday’s Win7 Monthly Rollup and Security-only patches are causing big problems with networks using SMBv2 shares. The known solution is to uninstall the patch. There’s also a registry fix that...

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Windows 10 1903 to seize 7GB of user storage space for smoother upgrades

The upcoming spring update will include a 'Reserved storage' feature that sets aside disk space for future upgrades.

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Windows 10: A guide to the updates

Here's what you need to know about each update to Windows 10 as they roll out from Microsoft. Now updated for KB4480116 (OS Build 17763.253), released Jan. 8, 2019.

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Microsoft tries to take on the Chromebook once more

Will the third time be the charm, or will Windows Lite join Windows 10 S and Windows RT as failed Windows variations?

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Microsoft spins off security, compliance bits from Microsoft 365's priciest plan for E3 customers

Microsoft is adding two new M365 add-on plans for corporate customers already subscribing to the Enterprise E3 version.

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Microsoft is yanking patches already. Make sure automatic update is disabled.

The year is yet young, and Microsoft has already issued, then plucked, four bad patches. Do yourself a favor and let the cannon fodder test the patches before you put them on your machine.

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Windows 10 1809 adoption remains in the cellar

The botched rollout in October of Microsoft's latest version of Windows 10 has hampered adoption of Windows 10 October 2018 Update.

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