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Microsoft’s new Surface Hub 2: potential game changer for conference rooms

The Surface Hub 2 could be a significant to digital conferencing and collaboration.

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Patch update: Monthly Rollup previews arrive for Win7, 8.1, along with updates for Win10 1607, 1703

The Monthly Rollup preview for Win7 doesn't fix the network driver bug in this month's Monthly Rollup. The 1607 and 1703 cumulative updates tackle long lists of boring fixes.

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HoloLens and anticipating the next big smartphone/PC-converged solution

But, when it comes to Microsoft versus Apple in this space, will history repeat itself?

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What it costs to keep up with Windows 10's upgrade tempo

Microsoft's twice-a-year feature updates are a greater burden on companies than the old upgrade-every-six-years pace businesses used to face, according to Gartner Research.

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Microsoft: 200M now use Windows 10 in the enterprise

The latest numbers from the company show businesses are close to schedule to move away from Windows 7 before the older OS retires in early 2020.

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Microsoft drops support extension for Windows 10 Enterprise

The move came with the release last week of the Windows 10 April 2018 feature upgrade.

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Time to turn off Windows auto update – unless you’re using Win10 version 1803

With Patch Tuesday coming tomorrow, here’s your regular monthly warning. Given all the problems we’ve seen with patches this year, you’d be well advised to block automatic updating and wait for the screams to subside. This month,...

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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 through Windows 7's retirement in 2020.

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Win10 1803 bugs roll in: Chrome freezes, Skype burps, Alienware craters and… hey, Cortana?

While it’s still early in the rollout cycle, the new and hastily released Windows 10 April 2018 Update, version 1803, build 17134.1, has delivered more than its fair share of bugs -- many of which are tied to Microsoft software.

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Windows by the numbers: It’s a topsy-turvy world, with Windows 10 down, 7 up

Migration watch: At a time when Windows 7's user share should be falling, and Windows 10 on the rise, Net Applications' data for April shows the opposite.

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It’s a mess: Microsoft patched Windows or Office on 11 different days in April

We’ve come a long way from Patch Tuesday, baby. In April, Microsoft dropped significant patches, or fixes, or fixes of patches on 11 different days. No wonder your admin’s getting gray hair.

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Dell Wyse 5070 vs the Always Connected PC: redefining the desktop in parts

Products designed to replace traditional PC counterparts with cloud-centric solutions are starting to arrive...and they are big steps toward what will eventually be PC as a Service end-game.

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Why Microsoft gave Windows 10 (version 1803) a different name

Rather than recycling 'seasonal' names for OS upgrades, the company changed things up this time around.

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Still looking forward to the promise of the converged desktop

The converged future of the desktop is still calling us. We are just waiting for a vendor with enough vision, budget and a willingness to fully execute to pick up the line.

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Microsoft holds up Windows 10 feature upgrade after finding BSOD bug

The company delayed the update, which had been expected to arrive on either April 3 or April 10, for an unspecified period.

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Microsoft shows IT how to get bigger bang from Windows Analytics

New documentation, still in draft form, details how companies can craft specialized reports and custom alerts from Windows Analytics' data and integrate the data with other info.

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USB-C explained: How to get the most from it (and why it's great)

The era of USB-C computing is here. We’ve got tips on how to take advantage of those new ports on your laptop, phone or tablet.

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Microsoft to finally retire Windows 10 1511 in two weeks

The company also plans to end support for 1607 to users of Windows 10 Home and Pro.

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When should you move to the next version of Windows 10?

With the imminent release of Win10 version 1803, the answer to that question leads to actions you need to take right away.

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