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Microsoft touts new cell-connected, ARM-based Windows 10 PCs for the education market

January 16, 2020

Via: ZDnet

Microsoft plans to showcase new and refreshed Windows 10 PCs aimed at the education market during next week’s Bett UK education conference. In addition to announcing a partnership with T-Mobile that will provide select U.S. school districts with 4G LTE […]


Operating systems, Windows

Today’s Patch Tuesday brings fireworks and — a magic bullet?

January 14, 2020

Via: Computerworld

Over the past few years we’ve seen a few security holes that have drawn Chicken Little warnings and vast amounts of unthinking press reports. When you turn on a local news program and hear from the hometown weather reporter that […]


Operating systems, Windows

Microsoft Will Stop Supporting Windows 7 on Tuesday

January 13, 2020

Via: Fortune

Windows 7 holds a special place in the heart of many PC users, but as of Tuesday, Jan. 14, Microsoft is washing its hands of the beloved operating system. That’s the date the software giant will officially no longer support […]


Operating systems, Windows

With Patch Tuesday arriving tomorrow, get Windows Automatic Update under control

January 13, 2020

Via: Computerworld

December was a remarkable patching month. For those of you who use Windows Update, there were few surprises. (Manual updaters had it rough, though.) If you’ve been following along, you’ve already installed the December updates. Great. It’s time to get […]


Operating systems, Windows

You want to keep running Windows 7? Good luck with that, small businesses

January 9, 2020

Via: ZDnet

Support for Windows 7 ends in just a few days. After Jan. 14, 2020, Microsoft will no longer provide free security updates and bug fixes for the venerable operating system to the general public. Those updates will be available, however, […]


Operating systems, Windows

New Windows 10 Fast Ring test build adds new Task Manager, Notification options

January 8, 2020

Via: ZDnet

Microsoft released on January 8 the first new Windows 10 Fast Ring build for 2020. The new Windows 10 test build, No. 19541, includes a couple of minor new options for Task Manager and Notifications, along with a number of […]


Operating systems, Windows

How to fix insecure LDAP binds to prevent exposed Windows admin credentials

January 8, 2020

Via: CSO Online

First the good news: Microsoft planned to release a patch in January to disable insecure LDAP channel binding and LDAP signing to more secure configurations. As a result of businesses asking for more time due to the holiday season, Microsoft […]


Mobile Apps, Operating systems, Windows

WhatsApp ends official support for Microsoft’s ill-fated Windows Phone

December 30, 2019

Via: TechSpot

The social media platform is officially cutting support for the Windows Phone from its popular messaging app, “WhatsApp.” This change goes into effect on December 31, 2019, which is tomorrow. Further, WhatsApp’s developers will stop supporting older versions of Android […]


Operating systems, Windows

Microsoft delivers first Windows 10 Fast Ring build from its new development branch

December 16, 2019

Via: ZDnet

Microsoft is preparing to move forward with its testing of its next Windows 10 feature update. And, in a number of key ways, it won’t be following the playbook it established in previous years with its Insider program. On December […]


Operating systems, Windows

How to manage Windows 10 1903 and 1909 security updates

December 4, 2019

Via: CSO Online

With the Windows 10 1909 release, Microsoft announced that System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) and the Microsoft Intune mobile management service will be combined under the name of Microsoft Endpoint Manager. It might be time to revisit how you control […]