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Microsoft Patch Alert: Despite weird timing, September’s Windows and Office patches look good

If you look beyond the inexplicable ‘Patch Monday’ dump and some forgettable vorpal blades aimed at the Meltdown/Spectre Jabberwocky, this month’s Windows and Office patches are the best-behaved in months.

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Why Windows 10 is the most secure Windows ever

With Device Guard, Credential Guard, and Application Guard, Windows uses virtualization to provide unprecedented protection from malware and advanced persistent threats.

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What is Microsoft’s Intune – and how well does the UEM tool really work?

Microsoft's unified endpoint management offering, Intune, has the potential to reduce time and effort managing desktop and mobile work environments. But it's not without its own set of problems, according to users.

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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 through Windows 7's retirement in 2020 and beyond.

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Office 365 'Coming Soon' feature heralds a new era of user engagement

Given that Microsoft is working on fully collaborative product offerings, I expect more efforts between users and developers like this feature.

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Windows by the numbers: Windows 10 marches on, but pace may be a problem

Migration watch: Windows 10 in August continued to gain ground in user share and should supplant Windows 7 as the most popular version of Windows in October.

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Top web browsers 2018: Chrome edges toward supermajority share

By the end of the year, Google's Chrome could be the go-to browser for two-thirds of all web surfers.

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Microsoft's grand SwiftKey plan is finally coming into focus

Two years after its purchase, we're starting to see how Microsoft will use a top Android app to its advantage.

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Microsoft ups effort to drive Surface Go adoption

In fact, what they’re doing just shows how serious they are about this new form factor.

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How to protect your privacy in Windows 10

Worried about privacy issues in Windows 10? Here's what you can do.

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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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The promise of the revolutionary rumored Microsoft Andromeda tablet

Will the rumored Andromeda tablet fulfill the promise of Microsoft's abandoned Courier project from a decade ago?

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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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How to handle Windows 10 updates

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

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Microsoft Surface Go: rethinking the millennial laptop/tablet and creating an IT bridge product

Microsoft Surface Go is likely the closest we have to a product that could bridge what millennials seem to want with what IT still needs.

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With cashier-less checkout, retailers should be careful what they wish for

As the battle for cashier-less stores rages on, it's worth questioning whether an employee-less checkout system is something that retailers should truly want.

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Is Microsoft already killing off Windows 7?

It sure looks like it’s regretting promising 18 more months of support for Windows 10’s biggest competitor.

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Microsoft to tighten screws on traditional Office, Gartner predicts

The software developer is expected to push companies to switch to Office 365 by tightening access to that software's online services.

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