Gregg Keizer

Senior Reporter

Gregg Keizer covers Microsoft, security issues, Apple, web browsers and general technology breaking news for Computerworld.

Microsoft adds another layer to the Windows 10 patching onion

Microsoft to slash cloud-connection rights for stand-alone Office

Microsoft to slash cloud-connection rights for stand-alone Office

Under the new rules, owners of perpetual-license versions of Office will be able to use Microsoft's cloud-based services only during the first half of their 10-year support lifecycle, the portion Microsoft dubs "mainstream.

Customers roast Microsoft over security bulletins' demise

Customers roast Microsoft over security bulletins' demise

Users fume over extra time and effort added to their workloads because of the switch.

Microsoft fixes Windows 10 upgrade tempo and timing to placate enterprises

Microsoft fixes Windows 10 upgrade tempo and timing to placate enterprises

This helps mitigate a major pain point for enterprises. Under the old schedule, without a clear idea when an upgrade would appear, customers would constantly be surprised, and waste months they needed to conduct the roll-out.

Developer lifts Windows 7's update blockade with unsanctioned patch

Developer lifts Windows 7's update blockade with unsanctioned patch

An anonymous developer created the patch, which negates Microsoft's barring of security updates from Windows 7 and 8.1 PCs equipped with the very newest processors.

Microsoft plugs new power savings in Windows 10

Microsoft plugs new power savings in Windows 10

Microsoft is touting operating system-wide power savings in a recent preview of Windows 10, claiming it can reduce notebook battery consumption by 11% on some newer laptops.

Experts contend Microsoft canceled Feb. updates to patch NSA exploits

Experts contend Microsoft canceled Feb. updates to patch NSA exploits

Microsoft may have delayed its February security update slate to finish patching critical flaws in Windows that a hacker gang tried to sell.

Mozilla scraps Firefox's 'Aurora' dev track

Mozilla scraps Firefox's 'Aurora' dev track

Mozilla has decided to drop one of Firefox's preview tracks that let customers test early versions of the browser before wider deployment.

Microsoft confirms it's patched most of the NSA's Windows exploits

Microsoft confirms it's patched most of the NSA's Windows exploits

Microsoft said it's patched most of the Windows vulnerabilities purportedly exploited by the NSA using tools leaked last week.

Microsoft begins denying updates to some Windows 7 users

Microsoft begins denying updates to some Windows 7 users

Microsoft has begun blocking Windows 7 and 8.1 PCs equipped with the very newest processors from receiving security updates, making good on a policy it announced last year.

Microsoft sets May 9 as original Windows 10's retirement date

Microsoft sets May 9 as original Windows 10's retirement date

As expected, Microsoft has named May 9 as the date it will issue the final updates for 2015's debut edition of Windows 10.

Microsoft again ballyhoos Edge as battery tightwad

Microsoft again ballyhoos Edge as battery tightwad

Microsoft this week again claimed that its Edge browser uses much less power than rivals, an apparent move to salvage the struggling Edge on Windows 10.

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