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Microsoft makes 'major-minor' Windows 10 release cadence the new normal

When it comes to how Microsoft updates Windows 10 each spring and fall, this year is looking a lot like 2019.

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Microsoft revamps Windows Insider release vernacular

For Windows Insider's build tracks, Slow Ring and Fast Ring are now out; Dev, Beta and Channel are in.

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Odds are we'll all soon move to Desktop-as-a-Service

I still love my standalone desktops. But with the coronavirus pandemic forcing more people to work from home, it's becoming clear, we're doing a lousy job of protecting our PCs. The only real answer: Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS).

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June cumulative updates cause multiple problems with network printers

There are reports all over of the Windows June cumulative updates – KB 4560960 (Win10 version 1903/1909), KB 4557957 (Win10 2004), KB 4561608 (Win10 1809/Server 2019) and KB 4561612 (Server 2012) – breaking network printers....

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Large in number, large in nature, this Patch Tuesday needs your attention

With another critical update to Adobe Flash Player, critical updates to Microsoft’s browsers and the number and nature of updates to Windows platform, this month yields a large testing surface for companies.

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Some Win10 PCs are apparently being upgraded to version 2004 without consent

I’m seeing an increase in the number of people who claim that their Windows 10 version 1903 or 1909 computers were upgraded to version 2004, without warning. The behavior might be due to a bug in the way Win10 handles “Pause...

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Microsoft Patch Tuesday is nigh: Pause updates now.

Take a minute right now and make sure you have Windows Update paused. Every month we see problems with patches -- some rare and innocuous, others toxic to a specific subset of Windows users. Step out of the line of fire. It’s easy.

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It's a bumpy road for the Win10 version 2004 rollout

Microsoft’s been testing the “final” version of Win10 May 2020 Update - better known as version 2004 - for almost six months now. The number and nature of extant problems at this late date hits a new low, even by Microsoft’s...

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Delays, deals and drastic actions: Microsoft responds to the pandemic

Because it makes Windows and Office, two tech cornerstones of most modern corporations, Microsoft's response to the COVID-19 outbreak matters a lot. Here's a rundown of what's changed.

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Microsoft starts Edge-for-Edge swap on Windows 10 PCs

Coming soon to a PC near you: the Chromium-based Edge browser.

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Windows 10X: Train wreck in slow motion – or the future of Windows?

Microsoft hasn't said much about Windows 10X – and what it has spelled out so far leaves the company's plans unclear. Is 10X the next version of Windows 10? Or a dead end?

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What's next for Windows 10?

The rest of the year is likely to be busy for Microsoft, which plans to retire four different versions of Windows 10, re-release a fifth this fall and put the finishing touches on next year's big refresh.

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Get your May 2020 Windows and Office patches installed

It was quite a month, with an undocumented drive-by patch, five (six?) zero-days, and voluminous reports of bugs that, with two exceptions, don’t appear to have any common cause. Now’s a good time to get Windows and Office patched.

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Ready or not, we’re on our way to the Windows Virtual Desktop

The pandemic has given the latest version of Microsoft’s desktop-as-a-service offering unstoppable momentum.

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Microsoft's Windows 10 2004 arrives (but not for everyone right away)

The latest Windows 10 upgrade, released this week, won't immediately show up for everyone; Microsoft is taking its usual gradual approach to rolling out the upgrade.

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How to block the Windows 10 May 2020 update, version 2004, from installing

I get it. You’re bored and want to try something shiny and new. And look! Here comes Windows 10 2004. But think twice before marching your PC to the front lines. Wait while we see what problems lurk. Here’s how to sit on the sidelines...

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Microsoft touts new business features slated for Edge

The Chromium-based browser was supposed to roll out to users earlier this year. Microsoft now says expect that to take place over the next few weeks.

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Amid the pandemic, using trust to fight shadow IT

With most workers scattered at home and trying to come up with their own ad-hoc IT workarounds, there’s an easy way for IT shops to build trust: communicate.

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A 'business-as-usual' Patch Tuesday update for Windows desktops

With no “zero-days” and a relatively light load of Office, Developer Tools and legacy ESU updates, May's patch cycle focused on the Windows desktop and server platforms, with 111 security related updates to all platforms.

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13 ways to speed up Windows 10

If you want to optimize Windows 10, take a few minutes to try out these tips to speed up your PC and make it less prone to performance and system issues.

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