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Patch expert calls on Microsoft execs to fix Windows updating

IT admins surveyed by Susan Bradley, who moderates the PatchMangement.org mailing list, said Microsoft's current strategy is failing. So she took their concerns to Microsoft leaders, including CEO Satya Nadella, and asked them to make...

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Apple really wants your next PC to be a Mac -- and the timing's right

Apple appears to be taking a small step to make it easier for enterprises to upgrade their clapped-out old legacy Windows systems in favor of new Macs.

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Android P — Pie! The complete FAQ

Google's Android 9 Pie release is full of fresh new features and flavors. This detailed (and delightfully crusty) FAQ has everything you need to know.

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Windows updaters express frustrations. Microsoft responds.

Earlier this week, Susan Bradley published a comprehensive look at the results of her survey of nearly 2,000 Windows updaters. Now, Microsoft has officially weighed in.

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10 magical productivity tips for Mac

This collection of tips can help you get things done just a little faster than before.

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Top web browsers 2018: IE, Edge and Firefox return to the road of ruin

It's increasingly becoming a Google Chrome online world, even for Mac users.

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Windows by the numbers: Windows 10's growth continues

Migration watch: Windows 10 in July saw continued gains in user share and should supplant Windows 7 as the most popular flavor of Windows by the end of the year.

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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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New MacBook Pros at work? Here's how to manage them right

Apple's newest laptops include a slew of security features that make them good corporate citizens. So it's important to know how best to deploy and manage them.

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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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8 easily overlooked Android P additions that'll make your life easier

These Android P features aren't likely to get much attention, but they'll almost certainly have a positive impact on your day-to-day life.

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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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Apple’s swift MacBook Pro response shows its advantages

Apple’s teams swung into action to respond to throttling complaints about the new MacBook Pros, illustrating the enterprise-class advantages of the company’s platforms.

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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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