Gregg Keizer

Senior Reporter

Gregg Keizer covers Windows, Office, Apple/enterprise, web browsers and web apps for Computerworld.

What's in the latest Chrome update? A JavaScript jolt from the new Sparkplug compiler

What's in the latest Chrome update? A JavaScript jolt from the new Sparkplug compiler

Google says that Chrome 91 is up to 23% faster than earlier versions of the popular browser, and other browsers that rely on its underpinnings should see speed-ups as well.

Microsoft confirms Windows 10X's demise, quickly teases 'significant update' to Windows 10

Microsoft confirms Windows 10X's demise, quickly teases 'significant update' to Windows 10

Windows 10X is officially out. So what's coming next for Windows 10? At this week's Build event, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella teased serious updates "very soon."

Microsoft sets IE's date with death — kind of

Microsoft sets IE's date with death — kind of

The company plans to retire Internet Explorer 11 next year, putting it on the path to a long, slow lingering death as the company fully embraces Microsoft Edge.

Microsoft releases Windows 10 21H1 as another minor OS refresh

Microsoft releases Windows 10 21H1 as another minor OS refresh

The year's first feature upgrade for Windows 10 arrived this week with little fanfare, largely because it offers little new functionality because Microsoft has abandoned its major-minor release cadence.

Firefox previews site-isolation tech in move to catch up to Chrome

Firefox previews site-isolation tech in move to catch up to Chrome

'Project Fission' is part of a long-term effort by Mozilla to harden Firefox's defenses by isolating malicious sites and components.

Microsoft nixes Windows 10X

Microsoft nixes Windows 10X

Windows 10X was expected to launch in the spring of 2021 in place of the year's first-half Windows 10 feature upgrade. Didn't happen.

Microsoft, Mozilla plan new upgrade tactics for Edge, Firefox

Microsoft, Mozilla plan new upgrade tactics for Edge, Firefox

Edge users in IT-managed environments will continue to get all updates via established IT-directed channels. Meanwhile, Mozilla is rolling out a new background update process for its browser.

Microsoft previews new Windows servicing APIs for enterprises

Microsoft previews new Windows servicing APIs for enterprises

Microsoft has launched a public preview of the APIs IT admins can use to control Windows Update for Business Deployment Service — part of the company's efforts to push commercial customers toward cloud-only servicing for Windows 10.

FAQ: What's Microsoft done to perpetual Office now?

FAQ: What's Microsoft done to perpetual Office now?

Microsoft plans to continue to offer a "perpetual" version of Office for enterprises, with the latest in that line due out later this year. So just what is Office LTSC, and what's it mean for enterprises?

Microsoft previews perpetual license Office LTSC to enterprises

Microsoft previews perpetual license Office LTSC to enterprises

Microsoft has released to corporate customers a preview of its next pay-once, perpetual license version of Office: the tongue-twistingly named Office LTSC Professional Plus 2021.

PC shipment gains continue as students, workers remain remote

PC shipment gains continue as students, workers remain remote

Last year’s supply-chain disruptions and increased demand brought on by the pandemic both contributed to the sustained growth.

FAQ: Microsoft preps Windows Update for Business as go-to enterprise servicing tool

FAQ: Microsoft preps Windows Update for Business as go-to enterprise servicing tool

The changes, which would replace WSUS and are part of an effort by Microsoft to pull IT to the cloud, are due out by the end of June.

The Brave browser basics: what it does, how it differs from rivals

The Brave browser basics: what it does, how it differs from rivals

The web browser from Brave Software relies on an unusual business model: it strips out ads from websites, replaces them with its own ads, then allows users to send money to sites they like.

For Microsoft and Apple, a reprise of all-virtual dev conferences

For Microsoft and Apple, a reprise of all-virtual dev conferences

While the pandemic in some ways may be easing, both companies are sticking with online-only events for developers this year.

Microsoft hands IT admins beefed-up Windows release health hub

Microsoft hands IT admins beefed-up Windows release health hub

The Windows release health dashboard, which the company previewed at its Ignite conference, details known issues and blockers affecting Windows 10.

Microsoft elevates Teams' importance by offering top-dollar bug bounties

Microsoft elevates Teams' importance by offering top-dollar bug bounties

The company has launched a new bug bounty program for Teams that offers as much as $30,000 to security researchers for previously-unknown vulnerabilities. It's a sign of the software's growing importance.

Microsoft urges enterprise to test Windows 10 21H1 as May launch looms

Microsoft urges enterprise to test Windows 10 21H1 as May launch looms

The has not yet announced a launch date for this year's Windows 10 update, the first feature upgrade of 2021.

 Microsoft provides Exchange Server defensive tool to help SMBs stymie zero-day attacks

Microsoft provides Exchange Server defensive tool to help SMBs stymie zero-day attacks

The one-click tool is intended as a stopgap measure to protect vulnerable on-premises Exchange servers, deployed mainly by small and midsize businesses.

Microsoft follows Google and Chrome, shifts Edge to four-week release pace

Microsoft follows Google and Chrome, shifts Edge to four-week release pace

Because Microsoft hitched Edge to Chromium's wagon, it had little choice but to go along with a recent Google change to release timing.

Users condemn Microsoft for removing KB IDs from some bug documentation

Users condemn Microsoft for removing KB IDs from some bug documentation

The company moved away from the identifier in some Windows update release notes — it had been used for decades — and users remain angry.

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