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Android file transfer: How to move data between your phone and computer

Moving files from your Android device to a Windows PC or Mac (and vice versa) doesn't have to be difficult — or dependent on any cloud services.

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Microsoft rejiggers Windows 10 Enterprise subscriptions, pricing

Microsoft is revamping the subscription offerings by recalibrating prices and renaming the per device/per user offers so they're more aligned with Microsoft 365.

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Microsoft hints at September release of Windows 10's next feature upgrade

Based on the current progress for Windows 10 version 1903, due to arrive next spring, it now looks like the fall update for the OS will arrive around Sept. 10 or Sept. 24.

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If at first you don’t succeed, .Net, .Net, .Net again

In a fitting finale to a horrendous July patch cycle, Microsoft released 30 new separately identified .Net patches yesterday in 11 new Knowledge Base articles. But, for reasons unknown and unexplained, Win10 isn’t fixed yet.

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At T-minus 18 months, Windows 7 still powers 184M commercial PCs

The aging operating system, still in wide use, leaves support in January 2020.

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An open letter to Microsoft management re: Windows updating

Enterprise patching veteran Susan Bradley summarizes her Windows update survey results, asking Microsoft management to rethink the breakneck pace of frequently destructive patches.

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With DaaS Windows coming, say goodbye to your PC as you know it

How much are you going to like having Microsoft in charge of your desktop?

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Microsoft Patch Alert: Still reeling from one of the worst patching months ever

So far this month, we’ve seen three big cumulative updates for each of the supported versions of Windows 10. And the month's not over yet.

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July Windows updates, for all versions, are stumbling all over themselves

New cumulative updates for all versions of Windows were released yesterday, July 24. Or were they?

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Yet another Surface Book 2 problem: GPU not detected. Microsoft doesn’t care.

In a situation eerily reminiscent of Surface Pro 4 screen Flickergate, many Surface Book 2 customers complain that the GPU suddenly disappears. Why doesn’t Microsoft come clean with an answer?

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July Windows .Net patches appear, disappear, reappear, disappear again

This month’s security patches set new lows, even by Microsoft’s now diminished standards. Take the .Net patches. Please. At least four different versions in less than two weeks.

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5 ways to make Windows 10 act like Windows 7

With support for Windows 7 running out soon, many companies and individuals are making the move to Windows 10. Here’s how to make the new OS more familiar.

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Microsoft dives down a bizarre non-cumulative rabbit hole with July patches

Good luck trying to get an explanation in English — though an official Microsoft post in Japanese has a few hints.

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Why Windows 7 updates are getting bigger

Microsoft's monthly security rollups for Windows 7 have grown by 91% since the company revised the still-popular operating system's update regimen in 2016.

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Microsoft to dump Windows 10's smaller delta updates

The company has decided they're no longer needed because express updates can fill the bill. The delta updates will end in February 2019.

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How to handle Windows 10 updates

Step 1: Understand that there are updates, and then there are updates.

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Microsoft lures Windows 2008 users to cloud with offer of extra support

The company will provide three more years of support to Windows Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 when workloads are moved to Azure virtual machines or Azure SQL Database Managed Instance, which debuts later this year.

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Stung by a festering pile of bugs on Patch Tuesday, MS releases 27 more patches

The bugs in this month’s Windows and Office patches were so bad that Microsoft rushed out a second set of patches six days later. Every version of Windows is affected.

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Enterprise PC-buying spree spurs first shipment climb in six years

A 3% year-over-year increase in PC shipments is being pegged to renewed demand in the business market. And the rise of device-as-a-service models could spur continued buying in the years ahead.

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Surface Pro 2 owners wonder: Will Microsoft ship TPM firmware that works?

On the one hand, Surface Pro 2 machines say they need a TPM firmware update. On the other hand, Microsoft doesn’t have one -- and doesn’t appear to be working on one.

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