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Windows by the numbers: Windows 10 resumes march towards endless dominance

With support for Windows 7 ending in less than two weeks, the Windows 10 upgrade push continues.

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Top web browsers 2020: Microsoft's IE and Edge move up

Mozilla's efforts to make Firefox more attractive as a web browser have failed to move the share needle. Meanwhile, Google's Chrome continues its dominance.

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8 capabilities that should be among your 2020 SharePoint intranet resolutions

The beginning of the year is a great time to think about intranet goals. And now that were seeing the rollout of new capabilities announced for SharePoint at Microsoft Ignite 2019, I wanted to share my favorites – and offer advice...

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Microsoft dissolves links between features and Windows 10 releases

The company this week made more changes to its Windows 10 development model, changes that have implications for future releases.

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Microsoft blinks: Security Essentials will continue to receive updates after Jan. 14

According to an official post, the company will continue to ship updates to Microsoft Security Essentials after Win7’s demise on Jan. 7. At least, that's what we've been promised. The FAQ hasn't been fixed yet.

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Microsoft offers tools to block Chromium-Edge from silently downloading to Windows 10 PCs

When deployed and run, the Blocker Toolkit will leave the old version of Edge in place. Microsoft released similar toolkits for IE7, IE8, IE9, IE10 and IE11 before the public release of those browsers.

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Just because Microsoft sells Windows 7 support doesn't mean you can buy it

What good is extended support for an aging OS if you can't find a reseller to sell it to your company?

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Will Microsoft stop updating its Security Essentials on Jan. 14? Are you sure?

A very poorly worded support document and a glimpse at the past have me wondering if Microsoft will, in fact, continue supporting its premier Win7 antivirus product after Win7 hits the skids next month.

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Just a few more updates for 2019 makes for a light December Patch Tuesday

There is an urgent update to Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 and three critical updates to the Windows platform that will require some attention this month. In addition, we have cumulative updates for the .NET and SQL server platforms...

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Microsoft begins Windows 10's 1809-to-1909 compulsory upgrade

This marks the second time Microsoft has taken the upgrade reins since changing its servicing model and means some users may be upgraded after running 1809 less than a year.

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Patch Tuesday brings a reprise of the Autopilot debacle, now quashed, and another Win7 nag

December’s Patch Tuesday seems to be causing few problems — no doubt because it’s a very minimal crop, with very few announced bug fixes. The 'exploited' security flaw is a yawner. A one-off patch for Autopilot, KB 4532441, has...

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Office 365 on Windows 7 gets free patches until 2023

The end of support in January for Windows 7 does not mean the end of support for Office 365 ProPlus. Users of the latter will get security updates, but no new features.

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Microsoft to end updates to Windows 7's free AV software, Security Essentials

When support for Windows 7 ends on Jan. 14, Microsoft will also stop providing new malware signatures for its home-grown Security Essentials software.

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Patch Tuesday alert! Protect your machine by pausing updates

If you’re running Win10 1903 or 1909, setting up a temporary patching pause is quick and easy. Other versions, not so much. Opt out of cannon-fodder mode with these simple steps.

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14 Microsoft Teams apps to help you work smarter

Microsoft Teams now has more active daily users than Slack and offers dozens of third-party tools to make it easier to collaborate without leaving the Teams interface. Here are 14 apps you need to consider.

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Amazon and Microsoft moves indicate that hardware OEMs may become obsolete

Qualcomm has an interesting take on the new Microsoft Surface X that, coupled with the Amazon announcement of the AWS Outposts, may indicate the market is moving back to an IBM model. That doesn’t bode well for the PC or server OEMs.

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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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All’s clear to install Microsoft’s November patches

The one pervasive bug — an Access 'Query xxx is corrupt' error in all Office patches — has a manual fix. Everything else looks good to go. For those of you who have been putting off patching until the coast is clear, well, the coast...

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Microsoft’s Intune is now Endpoint Manager: What is it, and how well does the UEM tool work?

Microsoft's Endpoint Manager has the potential to reduce time and effort managing desktop and mobile work environments. But it's not without its own set of problems, according to users.

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Microsoft’s JEDI contract move: Those are not the cloud providers you’re looking for

Just like old times, Windows was the company’s secret weapon in winning the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure contract.

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