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Microsoft spins off security, compliance bits from Microsoft 365's priciest plan for E3 customers

Microsoft is adding two new M365 add-on plans for corporate customers already subscribing to the Enterprise E3 version.

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Microsoft is yanking patches already. Make sure automatic update is disabled.

The year is yet young, and Microsoft has already issued, then plucked, four bad patches. Do yourself a favor and let the cannon fodder test the patches before you put them on your machine.

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Windows 10 1809 adoption remains in the cellar

The botched rollout in October of Microsoft's latest version of Windows 10 has hampered adoption of Windows 10 October 2018 Update.

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Top web browsers 2019: Microsoft needs to rebuild Edge before Edge disappears

Though Microsoft plans to revamp its Edge browser using Chrome's rendering and JavaScript engines, Windows 10's built-in browser is still bleeding users.

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Windows by the numbers: Windows 10 finally dethrones Windows 7

Migration watch: It's taken three and a half years, but Windows 10 has finally passed Windows 7 is now being used by 45.5% of all PCs running Windows.

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How Microsoft lost the web

Through a series of missteps and outright neglect, Microsoft essentially handed over the fate of its web browser – and its ability to shape the online world – to rival Chrome. The white flag of surrender was raised this month.

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The top 10 stories of 2018: Blockchain rises, open source reigns, trust wanes

Optimists can look at 2018 and point to GDPR privacy protections, the launch of blockchain business apps and the creativity of the open-source community as signs technology can lead us to a safe and prosperous future. Meanwhile,...

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Be of good cheer: The Windows/Office December patching minefield looks clear

There’s still a great deal of uncertainty about the way-out-of-band “emergency” Internet Explorer patch last week and its changing workaround instructions. Server 2016’s known bugs list runs more than a page. Still, now’s a reasonably...

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Tips for new tech devices

Tips, tricks, apps and advice for getting the most out of iPhones and iPads, Android devices, Macs, Windows 10 PCs, and Chromebooks.

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Microsoft Patch Alert: Mystery patches for IE and Outlook 2013 leave many questions, few answers

With much of the Windows blogosphere in full Chicken Little mode over an undisclosed bug in Internet Explorer – and reports of problems with that patch – we’ve seen a reasonably tranquil patching month erupt in holiday-season glitter....

Chromebook Tips 2017

2018's most important Chrome OS advice and analysis

Calling all Chromebook owners: Your holiday reading list awaits you.

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Microsoft delivers emergency patch for under-attack IE

The company issued a rare emergency security update to fix a zero-day vulnerability – reported by a Google security engineer – in the still-supported IE9, IE10 and IE11.

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Microsoft offers up Windows 10 1809 to nervy seekers

The troubled feature upgrade – pulled from distribution for more than five weeks this fall – is now available to users who choose to 'check for updates' in Windows Update.

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The best 100+ Mac tips from 2018

This comprehensive list of the best Mac tips we've published across the past year will set you up for a productive 2019.

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65 Chromebook tips for maximum productivity

Supercharge your Chrome OS experience with these time-saving tricks and techniques.

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It’s official: Win10 ‘seekers’ will get the ill-fated version 1809. You're a mean one, Mr. Grinch.

Yesterday Microsoft announced that, with a few notable exceptions, anyone running Windows 10 who clicks “Check for updates” may well end up with the new Win10 September-October-November-December 2018 Update, version 1809.

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ARM, OpenPower, X86 were just joined by TX2: Anticipating a revolutionary virtual desktop future

Microsoft Virtual Desktop is a game changer when tied to 5G.

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How to protect Windows 10 PCs from ransomware

Ransomware is running rampant these days, but there are several ways Windows 10 users and admins can protect their PCs. Here’s what to do.

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Microsoft may pitch Windows 10 subscriptions at consumers

The move would echo the Microsoft 365 plans now aimed at enterprise users and would further the company's effort to push subscriptions.

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Patch Tuesday breaks records — some good, most bad — and ‘Check for Updates’ still stings

A rather light Patch Tuesday this month brought security fixes for every version of Windows and every version of Office. Edge’s ChakraCore takes another one on the chin. Only one known zero-day, and it’s not directed at garden-variety...

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