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Critical updates to Excel and publicly disclosed exploits make for an urgent November Patch Tuesday

This is a really big update for the Windows platform. And while we don’t have a zero-day vulnerability like September’s Patch Tuesday, there are two vulnerabilities that deserve our attention.

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Windows 10 November 2019 Update: Key enterprise features

What business users and IT admins should know about new features in the Windows 10 version 1909.

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Microsoft (finally) delivers service pack-like Windows 10 1909

The latest version of Windows 10 is little more than a rerun of the May version of the operating system, though it does offer a few new features.

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Patch Tuesday arrives with Access error, 1909 in tow, and a promise of no more 'optional' patches this year

November's Patch Tuesday packed a wallop — errors in Access; an annoying carousel of never-ending Malicious Software Removal Tool installations, now fixed; several new Servicing Stack updates; another IE 'exploited' security hole...

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5 hidden Windows 10 features you should be using

They may not get much press, but these powerful built-in Windows 10 tools can help you work smarter.

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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 KB4524570, released Nov. 12, 2019.

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Windows 10: Answers to your most important issues

Computerworld contributor Preston Gralla and Executive Editor Ken Mingis answered viewers' questions about Windows.

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An exorcism at Microsoft

CEO Satya Nadella has laid his predecessor’s ghost to rest.

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FAQ: Microsoft sharpens Edge

The company's new Chromium-based browser will officially arrive in final form in January. Here's what you need to know about it ahead of the rollout.

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Patch Tuesday alert: Make sure Windows Auto Update is temporarily disabled

We’ve seen some very hairy Patch Tuesdays lately. With the added bonus of a Windows 10 version 1909 upgrade waiting in the wings, it would behoove you to get Automatic Update defanged for a while. Here’s how.

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How to harden web browsers against cyberattacks

Use these techniques to limit attackers’ ability to compromise systems and websites.

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Disappearing Windows Update deferral pane suddenly reappears

An unexplained and unacknowledged bug in Win10 version 1903 Pro Windows Update advanced options made deferral settings vanish. Without any forewarning, it appears as if the bug has been fixed in October’s 'optional, non-security'...

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Windows 7 to Windows 10 migration guide

With Windows 7 rapidly approaching the end-of-support deadline, it’s time to get cracking on upgrading your organization to Windows 10. Use this planner to help ensure a successful migration.

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Windows by the numbers: Windows 7 hits the accelerator as support cliff nears

A little over two months from its end-of-support deadline, Windows 7 saw its market share slide even further in October.

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Do you really need a Chief Mobility Officer? (Spoiler alert: nope)

While C-level positions were all the rage when mobility was new in the enterprise, the role of CMO – while still somewhat prevalent – is now largely unnecessary and could even hurt your bottom line.

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With a few exceptions, all’s clear to install Microsoft’s October patches

October started in the cellar, with a third-time attempt at patching the CVE-2019-1367 Internet Explorer zero-day that nobody needed, but the situation has gradually improved. Get the October patches installed, but watch out for a...

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How to block the Windows 10 November 2019 Update, version 1909, from installing

True to its trend toward simpler, less in-your-face updates, Windows 10 version 1909 presents a very genteel face — an invitation to install, rather than a “gotcha” grab for your PC. If you want to take control of your computer and...

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How to and why you should disable LLMNR with Windows Server

Link-Local Multicast Name Resolution could enable a man-in-the-middle attack, so it’s best to disable the protocol when setting up Windows Server 2019.

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