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Is Microsoft finally getting its Windows update act together?

August 12, 2020

Via: Computerworld

Updating Windows has become a bad joke. I can install three Linux distributions in the same time it takes me to make a single serious Windows upgrade. And, when I’m done with the Linux installations, I know they’ll work. With […]


Operating systems, Windows

Why Windows is Microsoft’s shield against a federal onslaught

August 11, 2020

Via: Computerworld

Amazon. Apple. Facebook. Google. Microsoft. Which one of these companies is different than the others? If you answered Microsoft, you’re right. Microsoft has managed to stay out of the U.S. government’s crosshairs, while Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google are squarely […]


Operating systems, Windows

New Windows 10 Dev Channel test build adds DNS settings tweaks

August 5, 2020

Via: ZDnet

Microsoft made available on August 5 another new Windows 10 Dev Channel (former Fast Ring) feature update test build. Build 20185 adds some IT pro/business features, plus a bunch of fixes. In Build 20185, Microsoft is making some changes to […]


Operating systems, Windows

Windows by the numbers: Windows 10, Windows 7 pause their ups and downs

August 3, 2020

Via: Computerworld

Windows 10 took a breather in July, perhaps celebrating its fifth birthday with a little too much adult beverage and – although the share data was deceptive – essentially remained flat for the month. According to California analytics company Net […]


Operating systems, Software Category, System Software, Windows

Despite an unexpected monkey wrench, now is the time to install the July Windows and Office patches

July 31, 2020

Via: Computerworld

The folks at Microsoft have pretty much exterminated the bugs they introduced in July’s patches. The Outlook-killing bug got fixed by an emergency update to Microsoft’s own servers. The Win7 .NET patch was fixed and re-released nine days after paying […]


Operating systems, Windows

Microsoft Patch Alert: July 2020

July 30, 2020

Via: Computerworld

July tends to be a leisurely month in Windows and Office patch land, and this one’s no exception. We had a bit of a thrill July 15 when Outlook stopped working on millions of PCs all over the world, but […]


Operating systems, Windows

The Windows 10 ‘End-of-Service’ myth

July 28, 2020

Via: Computerworld

Windows 10 version 1809 Home and Pro hit “End of Service” on Nov. 10. But users on version 1809 have been reporting for more than a month that they’re getting pushed onto Win10 version 2004. This is a hard push […]


Operating systems, Windows

Microsoft Revamps Windows Insider Preview Bug Bounty Program

July 27, 2020

Via: Threat Post

Microsoft has revamped its Windows Insider Preview bug bounty program with higher rewards and an improved portal for bounty hunters to report flaws, in an effort to help sniff out more vulnerabilities on its platform. The Microsoft Windows Insider Preview […]


Operating systems, Windows

Windows 10: New bug hits popular built-in security features

July 27, 2020

Via: ZDnet

Microsoft says it is working on a fix for an error that prevents Windows Sandbox and Windows Defender Application Guard from opening. The issue affects Windows 10 versions 1903, 1909, and 2004. When failing to open, the bug triggers the […]


Operating systems, Windows

Microsoft updates new Windows 10 20H2 test build with new UX changes and more

July 24, 2020

Via: ZDnet

Microsoft is rolling out a new Windows 10 20H2 test build to the Beta Channel (the former Slow Ring). The new build, 19042.421, includes quite a few new features, especially in the user interface arena, and a load of fixes. […]