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An exorcism at Microsoft

CEO Satya Nadella has laid his predecessor’s ghost to rest.

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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.

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Patch Tuesday alert: Make sure Windows Auto Update is temporarily disabled

We’ve seen some very hairy Patch Tuesdays lately. With the added bonus of a Windows 10 version 1909 upgrade waiting in the wings, it would behoove you to get Automatic Update defanged for a while. Here’s how.

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Disappearing Windows Update deferral pane suddenly reappears

An unexplained and unacknowledged bug in Win10 version 1903 Pro Windows Update advanced options made deferral settings vanish. Without any forewarning, it appears as if the bug has been fixed in October’s 'optional, non-security'...

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Microsoft combines Intune with ConfigMgr

Enterprises that have System Center Configuration Manager licenses now have automatic access to Intune via the new, combined Endpoint Manager.

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Living on the Edge Chromium browser

The new Chromium browser from Microsoft blends both Google and Microsoft technology to set a new bar for compatibility, privacy and security in the corporate and personal browser space. It also showcases a competitive future where...

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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.

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Microsoft Intune can now block unauthorized BYOD hardware

Microsoft's decision to integrate third-party mobile threat defense software is a sign of bigger things to come for the company's UEM platform.

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Cortana can now read emails out loud in Outlook for iOS

The AI-powered voice assistant will also help schedule meetings, as Microsoft continues to reposition Cortana as a powerful enterprise assistant.

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Microsoft Teams gets private channels, email integration with Outlook

Microsoft’s work stream collaboration platform is getting a slew of updates, including the long-awaited private channels and new IT admin controls.

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Windows by the numbers: Windows 7 hits the accelerator as support cliff nears

A little over two months from its end-of-support deadline, Windows 7 saw its market share slide even further in October.

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Introducing Project Cortex: The future of enterprise knowledge gets a big boost at Ignite

Microsoft is touting game-changing knowledge management innovations at its Ignite 2019 event. Project Cortex is a new service in Microsoft 365 that uses AI to reason over organizational data and organize it into shared topics like...

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Do you really need a Chief Mobility Officer? (Spoiler alert: nope)

While C-level positions were all the rage when mobility was new in the enterprise, the role of CMO – while still somewhat prevalent – is now largely unnecessary and could even hurt your bottom line.

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Top web browsers 2019: Chrome seesaws yet again

Google's Chrome browser gave up some of its recent gains in October, but those losses did little to erode its commanding position among browsers.

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How to block the Windows 10 November 2019 Update, version 1909, from installing

True to its trend toward simpler, less in-your-face updates, Windows 10 version 1909 presents a very genteel face — an invitation to install, rather than a “gotcha” grab for your PC. If you want to take control of your computer and...

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Microsoft Flow: A beginner's guide

Learn how to create automated workflows with Microsoft’s codeless automation tool, now known as Power Automate.

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Microsoft Patch Alert: October updates bring problems with Start, RDP, Ethernet, older VB programs

After a horrendously buggy start, October patching turned into a traditionally messy grab bag of botches. We’re still tracking update-induced bugs in Start, Search, RDP disconnects, and older Visual Basic programs. Microsoft...

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Microsoft pushes, then yanks, rogue kinda-security patch KB 4523786, ostensibly for Autopilot

Did you see a security patch for 'Autopilot on Win10 version 1903”'yesterday? Gotcha. Microsoft pushed it to many 1903 seekers — those who clicked 'Check for updates' — then pulled it overnight. It was supposed to go on...

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