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Microsoft monkeys with Office 365, Microsoft 365 release channels

The company has announced sweeping name and default-setting changes for how it updates and upgrades the apps at the core of Office 365 – namely, the locally installed versions of Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

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A 'business-as-usual' Patch Tuesday update for Windows desktops

With no “zero-days” and a relatively light load of Office, Developer Tools and legacy ESU updates, May's patch cycle focused on the Windows desktop and server platforms, with 111 security related updates to all platforms.

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Windows 10 quick tips: 13 ways to speed up your PC

If you want to speed up Windows 10, take a few minutes to try out these tips. Your machine will be zippier and less prone to performance and system issues.

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It’s time to squirrel away a clean copy of Win10 version 1909

With Win10 version 2004 locked and loaded and ready to fire at any moment, now would be a very good time to store away an official, clean copy of Win10 version 1909. You never know when it might come in handy.

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Late May release of Windows 10 2004? Expect a minor update this fall

Given that Microsoft has delayed the full-blown rollout of the latest version of Windows 10 until the end of May, users shouldn't expect many — if any — new features late this year.

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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 KB4556799, released May 12, 2020.

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Review: Windows 10 May 2020 Update delivers little tweaks that add up to... well, not a lot

There’s no reason we can see to rush out and install the Windows 10 version 2004 upgrade.

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Check to make sure you have Windows updates paused

Patch Tuesday is here. While we aren’t expecting any big surprises, it would behoove you to ensure that Windows has been set to wait until the dust clears. Yes, you have to patch eventually. No, you don’t have to patch immediately.

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From Surface to Surface Go 2 and Surface Book 3: The evolution continues

When Microsoft unveiled the Surface, the portable landscape was a much different place. Now, with the the Surface Go 2 and the Surface Book 3, Microsoft can be proud of how its hardware has evolved.

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The most interesting Android question of the year

Hint: It has nothing to do with Google — not directly, anyway.

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Odd problems remain unresolved, but get the April Windows and Office patches installed

In spite of persistent reports of pesky problems with April’s updates, there doesn’t seem to be a single point of pain. You need to watch out for the long-documented 'missing' data/zapped desktop bug, and it’s possible your printers...

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Windows by the numbers: Windows share shrinks, Linux surges ... wait, Linux?

The coronavirus pandemic and the rush to work from home seems to have upended recent trends in OS use. Windows is down. macOS is up. And so is Linux.

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The coronavirus will change Windows forever

And that’s partly because it’s making it easier for Microsoft to head in a direction it was already taking.

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Top web browsers 2020: Firefox stays afloat, Chrome hits 69% for first time

Even as Chrome hit a new record for browser usage in April, Firefox managed to actually grow just a bit.

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Microsoft set to introduce a feature iPad users really need

Microsoft is about to deliver the most-requested feature for Word and PowerPoint on iPads – support for Split View.

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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.

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Microsoft Patch Alert: April 2020, another 'wacky' month

It’s been a wacky Windows patching month, with seemingly random bluescreen and Bluetooth bugs, a recurrence of the “disappearing data” temporary profile bug, and an elusive bug in v4 printer connection – all punctuated by an...

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Review: 5 top videoconferencing services put to the test

We compared Zoom, Cisco Webex, Microsoft Teams, GoToMeeting, and Google Meet in real-world tests to see which videoconferencing platforms perform best for business users. Here’s how they stack up.

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