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Here's how Microsoft is using containerization to protect Edge users

Microsoft is aiming to better protect users and organizations from the threats that they face in the browser with a new feature called Windows Defender Application Guard. It's designed to isolate Microsoft Edge from the rest of the...

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Enter the brave new world of Windows 10 license activation

Historically, hardware upgrades on Windows PCs that involved major changes required a phone call to Microsoft to reactivate the Windows license. Microsoft has altered its licensing policy to cut down on calls. Here’s what happened...

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Why (and how) you should manage Windows PCs like iPhones

The pieces are finally coming together to implement an omnidevice systems management approach for Windows, MacOS, iOS and Android

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Hybrid tablet showdown: Huawei Matebook vs Microsoft Surface Pro 4

CIO.com's Sarah White puts these two hybrid tablets through the paces to see which one is the best fit for the enterprise.

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Remote Safe Mode attack defeats Windows 10 pass-the-hash defenses

Attackers could remotely force Windows computers into Safe Mode to get around pass-the-hash protections and steal user account credentials.

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Microsoft bets that battery claims will boost Edge

Microsoft today continued to press its case that Windows 10's Edge browser is more power efficient than rivals.

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Microsoft sets dead date for Insider builds

Microsoft will soon pull the plug on older builds of its Windows 10 previews to force testers to either abandon the program or update to the newest version.

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Windows Desktop apps are now in the Windows Store

Developers can now distribute their Windows desktop apps to people shopping through Windows 10's app store, via an update from Microsoft on Wednesday morning.

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Windows 10 Redstone: A guide to the builds

Now that Windows 10 Anniversary Update is here, Microsoft is already working on the next two major updates. We track all the new builds here.

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Microsoft releases one of its biggest security updates this year

Microsoft released one of its biggest security updates this year, fixing 50 vulnerabilities in its products and 26 more in Flash Player, which is bundled with its Edge browser.

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Why You Lost Your Windows 10 Product Key

Goodbye, product key; hello, digital license. Learn more about the changes here.

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A USB device makes it easy to steal credentials from locked PCs

A security researcher demonstrated that all it takes to steal an OS account's password hash from a Windows computer in a locked state, is to plug in a special USB device for a few seconds.

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What should you do with your .NET apps?

'The .NET Core has brought a renaissance in .NET,' says Scott Hunter, a member of the .NET engineering team. But that doesn’t mean you should port your existing apps.

Consumers have no right to buy a PC without an OS, European court rules

Bare-metal buyers beware: PC makers have no obligation to offer you a machine without an OS, the European Union's highest court has ruled.

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Windows 10 automatic browser blocking is 'for the children' claims Microsoft

Microsoft is playing the 'it's for the children' card with changes to Microsoft Family settings that rolled out in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update. Some third-party browsers are blocked by default supposedly to ensure safer web...

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I don’t like being force-fed Windows 10

The nagware announcements are gone, but Microsoft, along with AMD and Intel, has made darn sure you’ll be running Windows 10 and not Windows 7 on the next PC you buy.

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New Wi-Fi features in Windows 10 Anniversary Update

Microsoft quietly added several new Wi-Fi and networking features worth knowing about in its recent Windows 10 update.

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PAX 2016: South Park's fart-simulating Oculus Rift parody is an invention from Satan

Hayden pushes his nose to the limits with the Nosulus Rift and the perfume "Fart No. 3."

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