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Windows 10: A guide to the updates

Here's what you need to know about each update to the current version of Windows 10 as it's released from Microsoft. Now updated for KB4598242, released Jan. 12, 2021.

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Not another Windows interface!

It appears Microsoft wants to give the Windows interface a major overhaul in late 2021. No, for the love of God, no!

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Microsoft reveals new Surface Pro 7+, business-only 2-in-1

A variant of the consumer-aimed Surface Pro 7, the Surface Pro 7+ is a new device that will be sold only to commercial and educational customers.

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The first Patch Tuesday of '21; time to delay updates

Though most users should be ok with the latest round of patches from Microsoft, it's still prudent to delay installing them for a bit to make sure there are no problems.

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Microsoft to build cross-platform Outlook from Edge bits

The one-app-for-all Outlook will run within a browser as a replacement for the Windows, Mac, iOS and Android editions of the company's popular email app.

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Microsoft takes steps to scrub Flash from Windows

The arrival of 2021 means the departure of Adobe Flash Player from PCs.

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SolarWinds, Solorigate, and what it means for Windows updates

The recent SolarWinds attack raised serious questions about how safe companies (and government agencies) are when OS or software updates roll out. Since Microsoft was also hit, it’s important to understand what happened.

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Herewith, some unsolicited advice for Microsoft about Windows

For five years now, Microsoft has been messing around with Windows 10 feature releases and updates and support deadlines. It's time to end the madness.

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The end-of-the-year patching all-clear

As 2020 slips away and '21 comes into view, it's time to get Microsoft's latest patches installed, and maybe do a little DIY upgrades on your hardware.

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Windows 10's new optional updates explained

Recent versions of Windows 10 have introduced optional updates to Windows Update. What are they and how should you handle them?

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Microsoft Teams: How to use it, and how it stacks up to Slack and Zoom

Microsoft's take on collaboration, group messaging and video continues to evolve. Here's how Microsoft Teams fits into the booming collaboration software market and what you need to know to evaluate it against rivals like Slack, Zoom...

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Microsoft cheat sheets: Dive into Windows and Office apps

These guides will help you find your way around several generations of Microsoft’s Office apps for Windows — and Windows itself.

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Windows 10 cheat sheet

Get to know the interface, features and shortcuts in Microsoft's latest operating system. (Now updated for Windows 10 version 20H2.)

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Microsoft releases native Office apps for M1 Macs

Collectively tagged as "Microsoft 365 for Mac Apps," the company's core Office productivity applications have been updated for Apple's new ARM-based laptops.

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Microsoft presents us with a light Patch Tuesday for December

With only 58 reported vulnerabilities, this month's Microsoft Patch Tuesday represents a welcome respite from the large and broad updates seen during the past year.

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Microsoft starts Teams public preview for enterprises

The move should give commercial customers the same kind of early-bird look at developing features that they have for Windows and Office 365.

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December Patch Tuesday round-up: Winding down for the year

The final Patch Tuesday for 2020 has come and gone, though Microsoft likely isn't quite finished with updates and fixes for the year. Here's where we stand now.

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Microsoft previews new way to upgrade Windows 10

The company is now touting 'Windows Feature Experience Packs' as a way to increase the number of features it rolls out to users over the course of a year.

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