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Patch Tuesday update addresses 123 vulnerabilities, two critical zero-days

This month's Patch Tuesday deals with a variety of security issues in Microsoft Windows, Office, Exchange, and Visual Studio. It's a broad update across Microsoft products that will require planning and testing before general...

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17 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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Microsoft urges Windows users to run patch for DogWalk zero-day exploit

Despite previously claiming the DogWalk vulnerability did not constitute a security issue, Microsoft has now released a patch to stop attackers from actively exploiting the vulnerability.

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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 KB5016616, released on Aug. 9, 2022.

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Windows 11: A guide to the updates

Here’s what you need to know about the latest updates to Windows 11 as they’re released from Microsoft. Now updated for KB5016629, released on Aug. 9, 2022.

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Parallels — the easiest way to run Windows on any Mac

Parallels Desktop 18 makes it easy to run Windows or Linux VMs on Intel and Apple Silicon Macs.

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Before you know it, Windows 11 22H2 will be here

And Windows 10 22H2 will arrive this fall, as well. Are you ready?

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Is it bad to give employees too many tech options?

When it comes to technology, offering "employee choice" can help attract new employees and keep current workers happy. But is there a downside to offering too much choice?

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How to protect Windows 10 and 11 PCs from ransomware

Ransomware is running rampant, but there are several ways individuals and admins can protect their Windows 10 and 11 PCs. Here’s what to do.

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As technology evolves, obsolescence is a given

Remember the old TV show ‘The Jetsons’? How is it that people in the near future never seemed to worry about outdated technology?

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Windows 10 Insider Previews: A guide to the builds

Get the latest info on new preview builds of Windows 10 as they roll out from Microsoft. Now updated for Windows 10 Build 19045.1865 (KB5015878) for the Release Preview Channel, released on July 28, 2022.

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For SMBs, Microsoft offers a new layer of server protection

Microsoft this month unveiled a preview of server protection aimed at small and mid-sized businesses, bundling the added security with Microsoft Defender for Business.

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Thinking of an in-place Windows upgrade? Here's how to do it.

Not so long ago, IT admins would scorn the use of an in-place upgrade for Windows hardware. But you don't have to do everything from scratch now.

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With a light July Patch Tuesday, it's time to invest in your IT processes

Though this month's Patch Tuesday update from Microsoft deals with more than 86 reported vulnerabilities, the testing and deployment profile for July should be easy to handle. Use your time wisely.

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Now’s the time to prep for Microsoft’s Excel macro crackdown

Though Microsoft has backed off earlier plans to block unsafe macros in Excel documents, that change is still coming. Here's what to do now to stay secure.

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Think twice before deploying Windows’ Controlled Folder Access

The ransomware defense baked into Windows 10 and 11 lets users and admins protect certain folders from “untrusted” apps. But it may block apps you trust, causing frustration and wasted time. Caution is advised.

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What’s coming in Windows 11 22H2

Get a sneak peek at the main features arriving with the first Windows 11 feature update this fall.

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Trouble with Windows? You have support options

Where you turn in case of problems with Windows depends on which version you're running, whether it involves a work computer or one at home, and whether you have IT help or you're on your own.

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