Gregg Keizer

Senior Reporter

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

Windows 10 1909: What's in it for enterprises?

Windows 10 1909: What's in it for enterprises?

This fall's update for Windows 10 may not include a raft of new features, but it does offer something even more important to enterprise IT: extended support that should make future upgrades easier to manage.

What we know so far about the unusual Windows 10 1909

What we know so far about the unusual Windows 10 1909

The way Microsoft plans to roll out the next version of Windows 10 this fall is almost certainly a precursor for future autumn upgrades.

Edge embraces Chrome's kill-Flash timetable

Edge embraces Chrome's kill-Flash timetable

The move means Microsoft won't stick to its own timetable for killing off Adobe Flash; instead, it will parallel Google Chrome's plan for eliminating the media player software.

Microsoft set to close licensing loopholes, leave cloud rivals high and dry

Microsoft set to close licensing loopholes, leave cloud rivals high and dry

Beginning in October, Microsoft plans to tighten its licensing rules to stop customers from using their own licenses for Windows, Windows Server, SQL Server and other software on rival cloud providers.

Microsoft: Enterprises have upgraded Windows 10 just once a year from the start

Microsoft: Enterprises have upgraded Windows 10 just once a year from the start

The company's decision to extend support for the fall editions of Windows 10 Enterprise and Education reflects an upgrade cadence companies have already been following.

Microsoft offers free post-2020 Windows 7 support for Win 10 Enterprise subscribers

Microsoft offers free post-2020 Windows 7 support for Win 10 Enterprise subscribers

The company will give Windows 7 Extended Security Updates to EA and EAS customers with active subscriptions to Windows 10 Enterprise E5, Microsoft 365 E5 or Microsoft 365 E5 Security.

Microsoft provides group policies for enterprise control of 'full-Chromium' Edge updates

Microsoft provides group policies for enterprise control of 'full-Chromium' Edge updates

IT admins will be able to use the policies to manage, deploy and update the new browser to their corporate workforce.

Microsoft promotes 'full-Chromium' Edge to Beta, touts enterprise skillset

Microsoft promotes 'full-Chromium' Edge to Beta, touts enterprise skillset

Microsoft on Tuesday launched a Beta build of its browser for all supported editions of Windows, including 7 and 10, and macOS.

Safari to ape Firefox, go all-in on anti-tracking

Safari to ape Firefox, go all-in on anti-tracking

The WebKit team has unveiled a new Tracking Prevention Policy that could help bolster privacy for users of Apple's Safari browser.

Windows 10 Pro:  More of a dead end than ever

Windows 10 Pro: More of a dead end than ever

Microsoft has made it clear that it wants companies to embrace Windows 10 Enterprise, leaving the lesser Pro version in the dust. Gartner analyst Stephen Kleynhans sees no reason that will change.

Windows 10 1803-to-1903 forced upgrades gather speed

Windows 10 1803-to-1903 forced upgrades gather speed

In one month, the percentage of Windows 10 PCs running this spring’s feature update almost doubled, though it still lags behind older versions.

Chrome, Firefox to expunge Extended Validation cert signals

Chrome, Firefox to expunge Extended Validation cert signals

Google and Mozilla have decided to eliminate Extended Validation signals in their desktop browsers; the certificates were designed to assure users they landed on a legitimate site, not a malicious copycat.

Windows 10's fall upgrade: Yep, it's a service pack

Windows 10's fall upgrade: Yep, it's a service pack

When it comes to Windows, what's old is new again. The next update to Windows 10 will amount to little more than tweaks and improvements to May's Windows 10 1903.

Microsoft pitches free help for Windows 7-to-Windows 10 upgraders

Microsoft pitches free help for Windows 7-to-Windows 10 upgraders

With its FastTrack assistance program, the company will work with customers migrating from Windows 7, either Enterprise or Professional, or Windows 8.1 Enterprise or Professional, to Windows 10 Enterprise.

Microsoft axes Office 2019 from 'Home Use Program'

Microsoft axes Office 2019 from 'Home Use Program'

The company is moving away from perpetually-licensed Office 2019 and now offers annual subscriptions to Office 365 Personal and Office 365 Home for $69.99 and $48.99, respectively.

Microsoft relaxes telemetry rule for PCs managed with Windows Update for Business

Microsoft relaxes telemetry rule for PCs managed with Windows Update for Business

A rule that kept privacy-first organizations from using group policies to manage the update service will no longer have to set the "diagnostic data level" for devices to Basic or above.

For Microsoft, Windows 10 is a ‘cornerstone’ no more

For Microsoft, Windows 10 is a ‘cornerstone’ no more

For four years, Microsoft described Windows 10 as the very foundation of its ambitions. But in this year's Form 10-K filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, that description no longer applies, raising questions about how the...

How Windows 10 users can upgrade on their schedule, not Microsoft's

How Windows 10 users can upgrade on their schedule, not Microsoft's

Now that Microsoft has changed the way Windows upgrades are rolled out, it's possible for users to delay updating – within limits. Here's what to do.

Mozilla blames 'interlocking complex systems' and confusion for Firefox's May add-on outage

Mozilla blames 'interlocking complex systems' and confusion for Firefox's May add-on outage

The Firefox browser maker said it's figured out what caused problems with its browser add-ons and offered solutions to keep the issue from happening again.

Microsoft: Whatever you do, don't call it Office Online

Microsoft: Whatever you do, don't call it Office Online

What's in a name? Apparently, for Microsoft, not the word 'online' when it comes to the company's Office apps. Users are not amused.

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