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Microsoft claims 110M devices now run Windows 10

Windows 10 is running on 110 million devices, Microsoft said as it introduced a new Surface Pro tablet, the Surface Book notebook and several Lumia smartphones, all of which run the OS.

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Microsoft's zombie Lumia 950 / 950XL, plus Surface Pro 4 / Book (and ^2)

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella introduces the world to new Windows hardware. An improved tablet (Surface Pro 4), a convertible laptop (Surface Book), and a pair of pointless phones (Lumia 950 and 950XL)...

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Windows 10 users back away from the Edge

Microsoft's new Edge browser has been largely ignored by U.S. users of Windows 10, an online measurement company said.


As Microsoft focuses on mobile, Windows 10 will be key

Windows 10 -- and the fate of Microsoft's smartphones -- will be front and center at the company's Tuesday event.

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Can Microsoft catch up with Windows 10 on mobile? We'll see.

Microsoft is presenting a range of new hardware and software tomorrow, including several Windows 10 smartphones. How probable is it that Windows can catch up to Android and iOS?

Microsoft to live-stream Tuesday's Surface Pro 4, Lumia event

Microsoft on Tuesday will live-stream the New York City event where it's expected to unveil a new Surface Pro 2-in-1 and a pair of flagship smartphones.

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Windows 10: Adapt or die

Windows 10's faster update and upgrade tempo requires enterprises to discard habits acquired over decades, a painful change that can be managed.

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Scriptshow: Performing five common administrative tasks using Windows PowerShell

Want to add a bunch of users without going out of your mind? We show you how to do that, and more.

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Microsoft's browser upgrade decree proves disastrous for IE

Market share is slipping. And projections by Computerworld, based on the the rate of decline in the up-for-retirement IE editions, now point to between 39% and 41% of those running a Microsoft browser in January being severed from...

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Office 2016 for Mac users lambaste Microsoft after upgrading to Apple's OS X El Capitan

After Apple released the new OS X El Capitan on Wednesday, users streamed to a Microsoft support discussion forum to report that Office 2016 for Mac regularly crashed, crippling their productivity.

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Windows 10 growth slows, but breaks 100M device mark

Windows 10's user share growth slowed significantly in September, but by the month's end approximately 110 million customers were running the new OS, data released today signaled.

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Windows slips to third place on Gartner's latest device forecast

Microsoft's Windows will become a third-place operating system by 2017, research firm Gartner said. By then, Apple's combination of iOS and OS X will have slipped by Windows on the number of devices shipped during the year.

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Review: The best 13-inch laptops for Windows 10

Laptops and convertibles from Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, Lenovo, and Microsoft square off in our performance, workability, and battery tests.

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Microsoft reshuffles into 3 businesses for financial reporting

Microsoft changed how it will report its financial performance, reducing the number of operating divisions to three, in an effort to align with CEO Satya Nadella's emphasis on the cloud and productivity platforms, and opportunities to...

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Apple, Microsoft wield privacy as marketing tool

Apple and Microsoft have both wheeled out fresh explanations of their privacy policies, explaining how different they are from Google and Facebook.

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Review: Parallels 11 delivers seamless Windows/Mac integration

Parallels Desktop 11 for Mac uses virtualization to run Windows 10 on Apple hardware.

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Newly found TrueCrypt flaw allows full system compromise

A member of Google's Project Zero team has recently discovered two serious vulnerabilities in the driver that the TrueCrypt full disk encryption program installs on Windows systems.

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Office and the iPad Pro: It's just business, stupid

Microsoft will require owners of Apple's iPad Pro to pay for almost all functionality in its Office suite, a point neither Microsoft nor Apple bothered to highlight this month when the latter invited the former to share stage time at...

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