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How to protect Windows 10 and 11 PCs from ransomware

Ransomware is running rampant, but there are several ways individuals and admins can protect their Windows 10 and 11 PCs. Here’s what to do.

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As technology evolves, obsolescence is a given

Remember the old TV show ‘The Jetsons’? How is it that people in the near future never seemed to worry about outdated technology?

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Windows 10 Insider Previews: A guide to the builds

Get the latest info on new preview builds of Windows 10 as they roll out from Microsoft. Now updated for Windows 10 Build 19045.1865 (KB5015878) for the Release Preview Channel, released on July 28, 2022.

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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 KB5015878, released on July 26, 2022.

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Windows 11: A guide to the updates

Here’s what you need to know about the latest updates to Windows 11 as they’re released from Microsoft. Now updated for KB5015882 Preview, released on July 21, 2022.

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For SMBs, Microsoft offers a new layer of server protection

Microsoft this month unveiled a preview of server protection aimed at small and mid-sized businesses, bundling the added security with Microsoft Defender for Business.

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Thinking of an in-place Windows upgrade? Here's how to do it.

Not so long ago, IT admins would scorn the use of an in-place upgrade for Windows hardware. But you don't have to do everything from scratch now.

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With a light July Patch Tuesday, it's time to invest in your IT processes

Though this month's Patch Tuesday update from Microsoft deals with more than 86 reported vulnerabilities, the testing and deployment profile for July should be easy to handle. Use your time wisely.

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Now’s the time to prep for Microsoft’s Excel macro crackdown

Though Microsoft has backed off earlier plans to block unsafe macros in Excel documents, that change is still coming. Here's what to do now to stay secure.

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Think twice before deploying Windows’ Controlled Folder Access

The ransomware defense baked into Windows 10 and 11 lets users and admins protect certain folders from “untrusted” apps. But it may block apps you trust, causing frustration and wasted time. Caution is advised.

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What’s coming in Windows 11 22H2

Get a sneak peek at the main features arriving with the first Windows 11 feature update this fall.

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Trouble with Windows? You have support options

Where you turn in case of problems with Windows depends on which version you're running, whether it involves a work computer or one at home, and whether you have IT help or you're on your own.

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Microsoft delivers solid Windows-focused updates for June's Patch Tuesday

This month's Patch Tuesday updates deal with 55 flaws in Windows, SQL Server, Microsoft Office, and Visual Studio, and include a zero-day vulnerability in a key Windows component.

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The death of Internet Explorer: Good riddance to bad rubbish

Microsoft has pulled the plug on support for the IE desktop app. Finally!

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Before Patch Tuesday, a to-do list to avoid trouble

Whenever the second Tuesday of the month rolls around, Microsoft pushes out a raft of updates and patches for Windows users. What should users do to get ahead of any potential trouble?

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Windows 11 22H2 goes gold; expected to ship later this year

Microsoft announced what's likely the shipping version for Windows 11 22H2, now available through its Insider channel, enabling IT shops to test it on qualified systems before it ships later this year. The company is also offering...

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After a Windows update, what should you expect?

For many Windows users, updates from Microsoft can mean a lot of things. But just what’s 'normal' and what should you really expect post-update?

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NetApp’s cloud-based Spot PC: Right solution, right direction, wrong company

A look at some prominent vendors’ past tech failures sheds light on why NetApp’s well-timed Windows 365 offering is likely to fail.

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