As Windows 11 22H2 draws near, Windows 10 hangs on

As Windows 11 22H2 draws near, Windows 10 hangs on

If your company is still largely running Windows 10 and you’re not at all sure when you’ll move to Windows 11, you’ve got company.

Email woes gotcha worried? How to fix problems and fend off attacks

Email woes gotcha worried? How to fix problems and fend off attacks

Email has become a major vector for attackers, prompting ISPs to tighten up their defenses. That, in turn, may be causing some issues for behind-the-times email users. Here's how to sort things out.

When Windows updating goes bad — the case of the problematic patch

When Windows updating goes bad — the case of the problematic patch

To update or not to update, for Windows users that is the monthly question. And with last month's KB5012170, you better get the answer right.

For most users, Windows 11 22H2 doesn’t move the needle

For most users, Windows 11 22H2 doesn’t move the needle

Data from my informal survey shows most Windows 10 users are content with the status quo, and feel no pressure to move to Windows 11 — even with version 22H2 arriving soon.

What excites you about Windows 11? Inquiring minds want to know....

What excites you about Windows 11? Inquiring minds want to know....

With Windows 11 22H2 arriving soon, some users may be ready to make the jump from Windows 10. If so, I want to hear from you.

Windows 11 22H2 arrives soon — are you ready to deploy?

Windows 11 22H2 arrives soon — are you ready to deploy?

The newest version of Windows 11 will be here soon, and if you've got new hardware, deployment shouldn't be a problem. But for Windows 10 users with older PCs, that's not necessarily the case.

Before you know it, Windows 11 22H2 will be here

Before you know it, Windows 11 22H2 will be here

And Windows 10 22H2 will arrive this fall, as well. Are you ready?

As technology evolves, obsolescence is a given

As technology evolves, obsolescence is a given

Remember the old TV show ‘The Jetsons’? How is it that people in the near future never seemed to worry about outdated technology?

For SMBs, Microsoft offers a new layer of server protection

For SMBs, Microsoft offers a new layer of server protection

Microsoft this month unveiled a preview of server protection aimed at small and mid-sized businesses, bundling the added security with Microsoft Defender for Business.

Thinking of an in-place Windows upgrade? Here's how to do it.

Thinking of an in-place Windows upgrade? Here's how to do it.

Not so long ago, IT admins would scorn the use of an in-place upgrade for Windows hardware. But you don't have to do everything from scratch now.

Now’s the time to prep for Microsoft’s Excel macro crackdown

Now’s the time to prep for Microsoft’s Excel macro crackdown

Though Microsoft has backed off earlier plans to block unsafe macros in Excel documents, that change is still coming. Here's what to do now to stay secure.

Think twice before deploying Windows’ Controlled Folder Access

Think twice before deploying Windows’ Controlled Folder Access

The ransomware defense baked into Windows 10 and 11 lets users and admins protect certain folders from “untrusted” apps. But it may block apps you trust, causing frustration and wasted time. Caution is advised.

Time for a mid-year browser security check

Time for a mid-year browser security check

The browser has become central to how almost everyone uses a computer. And it needs to be as secure as possible to fend off attacks. Here's how to do just that.

Trouble with Windows? You have support options

Trouble with Windows? You have support options

Where you turn in case of problems with Windows depends on which version you're running, whether it involves a work computer or one at home, and whether you have IT help or you're on your own.

After a Windows update, what should you expect?

After a Windows update, what should you expect?

For many Windows users, updates from Microsoft can mean a lot of things. But just what’s 'normal' and what should you really expect post-update?

Windows 11: Should you bypass the hardware block?

Windows 11: Should you bypass the hardware block?

Strict hardware requirements block many machines from upgrading to Windows 11. There’s a way around that block, but should you use it? Here’s what to consider.

Hey Microsoft! Is anyone there listening?

Hey Microsoft! Is anyone there listening?

The way changes, updates, tweaks and new features dribble out from Redmond can leave users frustrated. So why not just tell us clearly what you’re doing so the rest of us can focus on work?

Not all patching problems are created equal

Not all patching problems are created equal

Virtually every month, patches released by Microsoft come with unexpected side effects that have to be mitigated. But not everyone will be affected — and those that are won’t always be hit the same way.

Just what does Windows 11 bring to the table?

Just what does Windows 11 bring to the table?

For many enterprise users (with the right Windows licensing) Windows 11 offers a number of security upgrades. But for more regular users, those tools may not be available.

Want a good Windows experience? Focus first on hardware

Want a good Windows experience? Focus first on hardware

There are a variety of versions of Windows 10 and 11 available, and picking the right one depends on your security needs. But first, don’t skimp on hardware.

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