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Windows Update is a bifurcated mess

Windows 10 now has two different Windows Update subsystems, running simultaneously, with different rules, conflicting goals and little documentation. Can’t see this week's Previews? You aren’t alone.

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WiPro exec: 'Apple is primed for continued success in the enterprise'

Given a choice, 59% of employees would choose a Mac. But today, only 32% use one at work.

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Jamf CEO: 'Technology has become the entire employee experience'

COVID-19 has accelerated digital transformation and the old ways are not coming back. “We’ve seen the greatest movement of the workforce into their homes in all of history,” said Jamf CEO Dean Hager as the enterprise vendor launches...

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Slack files EU antitrust complaint against Microsoft, cites anti-competitive Teams bundling

The team chat software maker argues that Microsoft is forcing millions of customers to install Teams – and hopes to kill Slack in the process.

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30+ essential facts about Apple in the enterprise

These statistics help illustrate Apple's growing status in the workplace.

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Microsoft releases some 'optional, non-security, C/D Week' Win10 patches. Avoid them.

In a return to its boorish behavior, Microsoft released several Windows 10 patches, presumably to preview non-security fixes as well as another .NET preview. Microsoft had stopped releasing these confusing middle-of-the-month patches...

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Inspire 2020: Microsoft Teams gets Rooms Premium, DataFlex, new frontline worker features

Teams Rooms Premium is a new a 24/7 management and monitoring service available from Microsoft and its partners; it costs $50 per device monthly.

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‘The planet can’t wait,’ says Tim Cook as Apple goes carbon neutral

'By 2030, Apple’s entire business will be carbon neutral — from supply chain to the power you use in every device we make,' the Apple CEO says.

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Mozilla launches its first revenue-generating service, VPN for Firefox

The virtual private network is being rolled out in the U.S., Canada, the U.K. and three other countries for Windows and Android. It's part of Mozilla's strategy to expand revenue options for its Firefox browser.

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How Slack, Airtable and open-source software connected New Yorkers during the pandemic

Astoria Mutual Aid Network uses Slack, Airtable, and geocoding to match those needing help with neighbors who can assist. It's now available to other groups.

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Fast forward: What's coming in future versions of Chrome?

Every time Google updates its browser, it publishes release notes aimed at enterprises to highlight upcoming additions, substitutions, enhancements and modifications. Here's some of what's coming.

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Atlassian unveils new efficiency tweaks for Confluence and Trello

The new features are designed to help improve efficiency for employees forced to work at home, far from their office colleagues.

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Google re-positions Gmail as collaboration hub for video, chat and doc access

A revamped Gmail could bolster interest in G Suite as it looks to take on rivals like Microsoft, Slack and others.

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IT snapshot: Ethnic diversity in the tech industry

As Black Lives Matter marches take place across the world, where do the U.S., U.K. and other major Western countries stand in their IT diversity?

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Apple refreshes macOS Catalina with final non-security update

If Apple hews to its macOS development timing of the last three years, it will release Big Sur on Sept. 27.

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Slack gets new analytics and metrics to track use at large organizations

A host of updates is designed to make it easier for Slack admins to manage the collaboration app as deployments scale up for Slack Plus and Enterprise Grid customers.

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Outlook went down for four hours Wednesday. What happened?

The version of Outlook that runs on Windows PCs suddenly stopped working worldwide on Wednesday. The outage wasn’t caused by a bad patch. It wasn’t restored by an update. Microsoft isn’t saying much, but there’s a plausible...

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The troubling truth about Android's Enterprise Recommended devices

Google's highest-level hardware recommendations aren't what they appear to be — and the situation may only get worse from here.

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What's in the latest Chrome update? Nagging notifications muted, SameSite cookie policy enforced

Chrome 84 changes to how some notifications are displayed, restarts the SameSite cookie standard and patches 38 vulnerabilities.

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Apple ARM Macs: What you need to know now

Apple is moving ahead with its big processor switch – leaving Intel behind and bringing major changes to the company's hardware and software. Here's what that means.

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