Gregg Keizer

Senior Reporter

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

FAQ: What's Microsoft done to perpetual Office now?

FAQ: What's Microsoft done to perpetual Office now?

Microsoft plans to continue to offer a "perpetual" version of Office for enterprises, with the latest in that line due out later this year. So just what is Office LTSC, and what's it mean for enterprises?

Microsoft previews perpetual license Office LTSC to enterprises

Microsoft previews perpetual license Office LTSC to enterprises

Microsoft has released to corporate customers a preview of its next pay-once, perpetual license version of Office: the tongue-twistingly named Office LTSC Professional Plus 2021.

PC shipment gains continue as students, workers remain remote

PC shipment gains continue as students, workers remain remote

Last year’s supply-chain disruptions and increased demand brought on by the pandemic both contributed to the sustained growth.

FAQ: Microsoft preps Windows Update for Business as go-to enterprise servicing tool

FAQ: Microsoft preps Windows Update for Business as go-to enterprise servicing tool

The changes, which would replace WSUS and are part of an effort by Microsoft to pull IT to the cloud, are due out by the end of June.

The Brave browser basics: what it does, how it differs from rivals

The Brave browser basics: what it does, how it differs from rivals

The web browser from Brave Software relies on an unusual business model: it strips out ads from websites, replaces them with its own ads, then allows users to send money to sites they like.

For Microsoft and Apple, a reprise of all-virtual dev conferences

For Microsoft and Apple, a reprise of all-virtual dev conferences

While the pandemic in some ways may be easing, both companies are sticking with online-only events for developers this year.

Microsoft hands IT admins beefed-up Windows release health hub

Microsoft hands IT admins beefed-up Windows release health hub

The Windows release health dashboard, which the company previewed at its Ignite conference, details known issues and blockers affecting Windows 10.

Microsoft elevates Teams' importance by offering top-dollar bug bounties

Microsoft elevates Teams' importance by offering top-dollar bug bounties

The company has launched a new bug bounty program for Teams that offers as much as $30,000 to security researchers for previously-unknown vulnerabilities. It's a sign of the software's growing importance.

Microsoft urges enterprise to test Windows 10 21H1 as May launch looms

Microsoft urges enterprise to test Windows 10 21H1 as May launch looms

The has not yet announced a launch date for this year's Windows 10 update, the first feature upgrade of 2021.

 Microsoft provides Exchange Server defensive tool to help SMBs stymie zero-day attacks

Microsoft provides Exchange Server defensive tool to help SMBs stymie zero-day attacks

The one-click tool is intended as a stopgap measure to protect vulnerable on-premises Exchange servers, deployed mainly by small and midsize businesses.

Microsoft follows Google and Chrome, shifts Edge to four-week release pace

Microsoft follows Google and Chrome, shifts Edge to four-week release pace

Because Microsoft hitched Edge to Chromium's wagon, it had little choice but to go along with a recent Google change to release timing.

Users condemn Microsoft for removing KB IDs from some bug documentation

Users condemn Microsoft for removing KB IDs from some bug documentation

The company moved away from the identifier in some Windows update release notes — it had been used for decades — and users remain angry.

What's in the latest Edge update? Vertical tabs for all, and faster start-ups

What's in the latest Edge update? Vertical tabs for all, and faster start-ups

Version 89 of Microsoft's Edge browser kills off 33 security vulnerabilities and is supposed to boost startup times by up to 41%.

Google matches Mozilla, reduces time between Chrome upgrades to four weeks

Google matches Mozilla, reduces time between Chrome upgrades to four weeks

The company also plans to offer a new "Extended Stable" release channel for enterprises wary of frequent deployments. That channel will be refreshed every eight weeks.

When Windows bug fixes go bad, IT can now roll back individual changes

When Windows bug fixes go bad, IT can now roll back individual changes

Microsoft this week unveiled 'Known Issue Rollback,' which allows IT admins roll back individual non-security elements of an update if the change breaks something.

Microsoft to cut perpetual Office support by 50%, raise price by 10%

Microsoft to cut perpetual Office support by 50%, raise price by 10%

The move is more evidence, as if it's needed, that Microsoft remains eager to push, pull, and prod commercial customers into service-like subscriptions.

Microsoft slashes Windows 10 long-term support by half

Microsoft slashes Windows 10 long-term support by half

Windows 10 LTSC, the version once pitched to enterprises as the OS that didn't need constant updating, will only get five years of support now.

Microsoft bucks history, pegs Windows 10 21H1 as 'minor' upgrade

Microsoft bucks history, pegs Windows 10 21H1 as 'minor' upgrade

The coming spring update for Windows 10 won't offer any major new features, making it more likely the fall upgrade will have more to offer users.

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.

Microsoft issues green light for Windows 10 2004. (But what's the point?)

Microsoft issues green light for Windows 10 2004. (But what's the point?)

The company has signaled to commercial customers that Windows 10 2004, the the May 2020 feature upgrade, is reliable enough to widely deploy.

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