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FAQ: Microsoft preps Windows Update for Business as go-to enterprise servicing tool

The changes, which would replace WSUS and are part of an effort by Microsoft to pull IT to the cloud, are due out by the end of June.

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Google Slides vs. Microsoft PowerPoint: Which works better for business?

PowerPoint has long been the tool of choice for creating business presentations, but Google Slides is worth a second look. We compare their strengths and weaknesses.

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Is it time to move to hosted Exchange? Considerations for IT

In the wake of serious attacks that exploited vulnerabilities in Microsoft Exchange Server, it may be time to move your mail to the cloud. Here’s what to consider and plan for.

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How to use Google Drive for collaboration

Sharing Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides files makes it easy to collaborate with colleagues on documents, presentations, and spreadsheets. Here’s how.

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Too many desktop eggs in one cloud basket?

The future of the desktop may be on the cloud, but that doesn't mean it's a great idea.

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Does Microsoft share blame for the SolarWinds hack?

Critics, including a prominent U.S. senator, are pointing fingers at Microsoft for not warning customers about the Golden SAML security hole. Doing so might have headed off SolarWinds.

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How to choose the right Windows 10 preview and update channels

Individual users and IT administrators alike are confused by the options Microsoft offers for Windows 10 Insider Previews and updates. Here’s help choosing the best method of testing and updating Windows 10 for yourself or your...

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Email is for yesterday, today, and tomorrow

You can yak all the time on Slack, Teams, or Google Chat — or get real work done with email.

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Windows 10’s Remote Desktop options explained

Should you use Remote Desktop Connection, the Remote Desktop app, or MSRDC Windows Desktop to access Windows 10 PCs remotely? We detail the options and provide some troubleshooting tips in case things go wrong.

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8 top productivity tips for Microsoft Edge

Take advantage of these handy tricks to save time, use fewer system resources, and get more done with the Edge browser.

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Forget macOS — it's Chrome OS vs. Windows for desktop domination

As we move to cloud-based Desktop-as-a-Service, it shouldn't come as a surprise to see Chrome OS, the original DaaS, moving past macOS as the No. 2 desktop.

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16 technology winners and losers, post-COVID

The coronavirus crisis has shaken up business as usual, with some IT strategies and tools rising to the occasion and others in line for a rethink or tough recovery post-pandemic.

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How to collaborate with Dropbox Spaces

The Spaces feature in Dropbox creates shared workspaces where teams can collaborate on projects. Here’s how to use it.

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Is Windows 10 a secret Slack slayer?

Slack is already going after Microsoft in Europe, hoping to put a dent in the latter's success with Teams. But Windows could be what really puts Slack in the rear view mirror.

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Back to the future: Microsoft moves to push Windows 10 users to the cloud

Like the idea of Desktop-as-a-Service rather than trying to manage thousands of users desktops at home? Microsoft has some advice for you.

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PowerPoint for Microsoft 365 cheat sheet: Ribbon quick reference

Our visual guide helps you find the most useful commands on the Ribbon in PowerPoint for Microsoft 365/Office 365 in Windows, along with keyboard shortcuts for performing each action.

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How to fix five Windows 10 headaches

Microsoft has made numerous improvements to Windows 10 over the years, but it still has some annoying quirks. We help you solve them.

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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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In a SaaS world, Tucows closes the Internet shareware barn doors

The end of the long-time software-sharing repository underlines that personal computing isn't what it used to be, as we keep moving apps (and desktops) to the cloud.

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Is Windows 10X a Chromebook killer?

With Windows 10X, Microsoft could deliver a slimmed-down version of Windows that could help the company fend off growing interest in Chromebooks. Or it could make a mess of things, again.

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