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Microsoft’s Desktop Analytics service for assessing compatibility of Windows endpoints is generally available

October 16, 2019

Via: ZDnet

Microsoft is starting to roll out its Desktop Analytics service as of today, October 16. Desktop Analytics — formerly known as Windows Analytics — is meant to provide IT professionals with update-readiness details about their managed Windows endpoints. Desktop Analytics […]


Operating systems, Windows

Microsoft to start nagging Windows 7 Pro users about January 2020 end of support deadline

October 15, 2019

Via: ZDnet

In April this year, Microsoft began proactively notifying Windows 7 Home users about the approaching end of support deadline for Windows 7. Starting this week and rolling out over time, Microsoft will add certain Windows 7 Pro device users to […]


Operating systems, Windows

Windows security might be about to get a huge upgrade

October 15, 2019

Via: TechRadar

Microsoft has announced that a new Microsoft Defender antivirus feature called Tamper Protection is now generally available. The new feature works by preventing malware and other third-party apps from disabling Microsoft Defender (formerly Windows Defender) features without a user’s knowledge. […]


Operating systems, Windows

Windows 10 patch to fix a bug that was supposed to fix a bug causes more bugs

October 14, 2019

Via: The Inquirer

GATHER ROUND! It’s time for your near-daily explanation of what’s borked with Windows 10 this time. Yes, another day, another patch that breaks things, something that we really ought to be used to by now – we just shouldn’t have […]


Operating systems, Windows

PC shipments grow in Q3 as Windows 10 refresh cycle continues

October 10, 2019

Via: ZDnet

Worldwide PC shipments grew at a modest pace in the third quarter, according to both IDC and Gartner, in part due to the continuing Windows 10 refresh cycle. According to IDC, shipments grew 3 percent year-over-year to 70.4 million units. […]


Operating systems, Windows

Windows out-of-band update: Microsoft’s mandatory security patch is for all versions

October 4, 2019

Via: ZDnet

Microsoft has issued an out-of-band required update for all versions of Windows, rounding out the patch it released on September 23 to address an already-exploited flaw in Internet Explorer. Initially, Microsoft only released the out-of-band patch for CVE-2019-1367 on the […]


Operating systems, Windows

Microsoft teases Windows 10X, optimized for dual screens

October 2, 2019

Via: The Next Web

Microsoft revealed a new expression of Windows 10 at today’s Surface event, called Windows 10X. This new version of Windows is optimized to work with dual-screen devices, such as the Surfaces Neo and Duo, also announced at the same event. […]


Operating systems, Windows

How to protect and safely erase data on Windows devices

October 2, 2019

Via: CSO Online

Years ago Microsoft listed the 10 laws of security, and law three states that if a bad guy has unrestricted physical access to your computer, it’s not your computer anymore. Thus, it’s critical to destroy hard drives and other media […]


Operating systems, Windows

Microsoft to make Windows 7 Extended Security Updates available to all business users

October 1, 2019

Via: ZDnet

Microsoft is making Windows 7 Extended Security Updates (ESUs) available to more customers. Instead of making them available to larger companies with volume licensing agreements only, Microsoft is going to make ESUs available to businesses of any size, officials announced […]


Operating systems, Windows

Microsoft says Windows 10 1903 is officially ‘ready for broad deployment’

September 27, 2019

Via: ZDnet

Microsoft’s Windows 10 1903, a k a the May 2019 Update, is officially ‘ready for broad deployment for all users via Windows Update.’ That new status was achieved on September 26, as Microsoft noted on its Windows 10 Release Information […]