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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.

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May's Patch Tuesday updates make urgent patching a must

With three zero-days and several serious vulnerabilities in key Windows server and authentication areas, it's time to patch now.

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Does your team need a cloud-based unified communication and collaboration tool?

Cloud-based communication and collaboration tools give your remote and hybrid teams the tools they need to communicate from wherever they work. Here’s why your team needs to embrace cloud UC now.

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Apple's Mac shortage is a big red flag for enterprise IT

Apple’s supply and logistics problems reflect a wider set of challenges as enterprise and education upgrade season begins.

How one company used lockdowns to envision a new way of working

Purell maker GOJO took the pandemic as an opportunity to rethink the workplace.

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Zoom pushes further into the contact center with Solvvy acquisition

After its failed attempt to purchase Five9 last year, Zoom is once again looking to bolster its nascent contact center software proposition.

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Dell, Cisco, and HP vs. Apple and the hybrid-work test

Apple's under fire from employees who don't like its hybrid return-to-the-office plans. Maybe it could learn something from some of its tech rivals.

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Europe puts Apple’s CSAM plans back in the spotlight

The European Commission intends to force messaging services to begin monitoring for such material, just as Apple now does.

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How to use File History in Windows 10 and 11

You can back up and restore files with Windows’ built-in File History tool — but there are key limitations you should know.

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Google brings automated summaries to Workspace ‘Spaces’

Other updates to the company’s app suite announced at Google I/O include video call transcriptions, third-party app integrations for Meet, and tools to improve call quality such as “de-reverberation.”

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Noteworthy tech acquisitions 2022

Global tech deals continued at a quickened pace in 2021 despite the economic drag of the pandemic, nearing $3 trillion in value before the final quarter was even calculated. Can 2022 match that for blockbuster activity?

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Salesforce acquires Slack-bot maker Troops.ai

The sales and revenue communications platform will become part of Slack when the deal closes in 2023.

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5 ways COVID-19 has changed healthcare IT

During the pandemic, IT has supported overburdened medical professionals with multi-hospital dashboards, better health-record integration, automated patient monitoring, and more.

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Windows 11: A guide to the updates

Here’s what you need to know about the latest updates to Windows 11 as they’re released from Microsoft. Now updated for KB5013943, released on May 10, 2022.

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Windows 10: A guide to the updates

Here's what you need to know about each update to the current version of Windows 10 as it's released from Microsoft. Now updated for KB5013942, released on May 10, 2022.

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Tech event calendar 2022: Upcoming US shows, conferences, and IT expos

Our sortable chart offers information, dates and locations for a variety of US IT-focused events coming up over the next year.

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Why Apple needs to evict old and unsupported App Store apps

Apple’s recently announced plan to eject unloved older apps from its App Store may have upset some developers, but the evidence supports its decision.

Apple shows how work-from-home is here to stay

Workers are increasingly making it clear they will not be forced back into the office. Just ask Apple.

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Q&A: Why video calls can be bad for creativity

The use of videoconferencing apps grew dramatically during the COVID-19 pandemic and helped many workers stay in touch with each other and their bosses. But there may be a downside to the video revolution.

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Google, others adding office space in anticipation of the great return

In an about-face from early in the pandemic, companies are buying and leasing more office space in anticipation of workers returning to their desks — at least on some days. But these spaces could look dramatically different than the...

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