Gregg Keizer

Senior Reporter

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

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.

What's in the latest Edge update? Vertical tabs for all, and faster start-ups

What's in the latest Edge update? Vertical tabs for all, and faster start-ups

Version 89 of Microsoft's Edge browser kills off 33 security vulnerabilities and is supposed to boost startup times by up to 41%.

Google matches Mozilla, reduces time between Chrome upgrades to four weeks

Google matches Mozilla, reduces time between Chrome upgrades to four weeks

The company also plans to offer a new "Extended Stable" release channel for enterprises wary of frequent deployments. That channel will be refreshed every eight weeks.

When Windows bug fixes go bad, IT can now roll back individual changes

When Windows bug fixes go bad, IT can now roll back individual changes

Microsoft this week unveiled 'Known Issue Rollback,' which allows IT admins roll back individual non-security elements of an update if the change breaks something.

Microsoft to cut perpetual Office support by 50%, raise price by 10%

Microsoft to cut perpetual Office support by 50%, raise price by 10%

The move is more evidence, as if it's needed, that Microsoft remains eager to push, pull, and prod commercial customers into service-like subscriptions.

Microsoft slashes Windows 10 long-term support by half

Microsoft slashes Windows 10 long-term support by half

Windows 10 LTSC, the version once pitched to enterprises as the OS that didn't need constant updating, will only get five years of support now.

Microsoft bucks history, pegs Windows 10 21H1 as 'minor' upgrade

Microsoft bucks history, pegs Windows 10 21H1 as 'minor' upgrade

The coming spring update for Windows 10 won't offer any major new features, making it more likely the fall upgrade will have more to offer users.

Windows 10 update (and retirement) calendar: Mark these dates

Windows 10 update (and retirement) calendar: Mark these dates

Microsoft is releasing new versions of Windows 10 on a set schedule – and just as regularly retiring older versions from support. Here are all the dates you need to know about.

Microsoft issues green light for Windows 10 2004. (But what's the point?)

Microsoft issues green light for Windows 10 2004. (But what's the point?)

The company has signaled to commercial customers that Windows 10 2004, the the May 2020 feature upgrade, is reliable enough to widely deploy.

Microsoft to replace legacy Edge in April with Chromium-based version

Microsoft to replace legacy Edge in April with Chromium-based version

The company's April cumulative update for Windows 10 will remove the old, outdated Edge browser and replace it with the newer Chromium-based version that debuted in 2020.

Microsoft pushes 'in cloud' settings collection to simplify PC management

Microsoft pushes 'in cloud' settings collection to simplify PC management

The company is offering corporate customers a new set of configuration settings designed to ease management of PCs for a wide swaths of users, including remote workers and students who need little more than a browser and a few...

Microsoft releases Application Guard for Office to M365 customers

Microsoft releases Application Guard for Office to M365 customers

Application Guard for Office, a defensive technology that quarantines untrusted Office documents, had been available in public preview for five months.

Google to cut off other Chromium-based browsers from access to services such as Sync

Google to cut off other Chromium-based browsers from access to services such as Sync

Access to what the company called "our private Chrome APIs" will be blocked starting March 15.

Pandemic rebound? PC shipments post biggest upswing in a decade

Pandemic rebound? PC shipments post biggest upswing in a decade

The pandemic-induced rush to work at home also helped drive up PC sales at the fastest rate in 10 years. But will that buying surge last?

Microsoft reveals new Surface Pro 7+, business-only 2-in-1

Microsoft reveals new Surface Pro 7+, business-only 2-in-1

A variant of the consumer-aimed Surface Pro 7, the Surface Pro 7+ is a new device that will be sold only to commercial and educational customers.

Microsoft to build cross-platform Outlook from Edge bits

Microsoft to build cross-platform Outlook from Edge bits

The one-app-for-all Outlook will run within a browser as a replacement for the Windows, Mac, iOS and Android editions of the company's popular email app.

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