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Microsoft is planning a big refresh to the Windows 10 UI with ‘Sun Valley’ in 21H2: Report

October 28, 2020

Via: ZDnet

With Windows 10 20H2 done and starting to roll out to users, everyone wants to know what’s next. Based on recent patterns, it should be Windows 10 21H1 — the “spring” feature update for Windows 10, followed by an incremental […]


Operating systems, Windows

Microsoft gives admins easier access to info on Windows 10 feature update blockers

October 26, 2020

Via: ZDnet

Microsoft is providing IT administrators who use Update Compliance with information on why certain devices are being blocked from getting the latest Windows 10 feature update. This means IT admins can see not just which devices are unable to update, […]


Operating systems, Windows

Windows 10: This is what your new ‘Meet Now’ taskbar button does, explains Microsoft

October 23, 2020

Via: ZDnet

Microsoft has re-released a newish Skype feature called Meet Now as a button in the latest version of Windows 10’s taskbar. The Meet Now button is aimed at taking on Zoom’s popularity and pushes the Skype fast meeting setup feature […]


Operating systems, Windows

Microsoft Patch Alert: October 2020

October 22, 2020

Via: Computerworld

October 2020 brought a lighter-than-usual crop of patches. For the first time in recent memory, there were none at all for Internet Explorer or the (Chromium-based) Edge browser. The cumulative updates went in with few reports of problems, although there […]


Operating systems, Windows

My new favorite Windows update setting

October 22, 2020

Via: Computerworld

I’ve been a patcher of Windows machines for … well, a long time — so long ago I remember when we didn’t have a Patch Tuesday. Instead, we got updates on any-time-the-patches-were-ready-day-of-the-week. So I’ve long been a proponent of controlling […]


Operating systems, Windows

Warning: Multiple Windows 10 retirements ahead

October 20, 2020

Via: Computerworld

Two Windows 10 feature upgrades will reach end of support in the next seven weeks, the congestion caused by decisions Microsoft made earlier this year as the coronavirus pandemic began. And a separate upgrade dropped off the support list last […]


Application Software, Operating systems, Software Category, Windows

Microsoft focuses on Office, less so on Windows, and offers nothing for browsers on Patch Tuesday

October 19, 2020

Via: Computerworld

This posting is a little later than usual due to a number of late-in-the-week updates from Microsoft last week. We started off with no publicly reported zero-days or active exploits in the wild. (As we were working with Microsoft, we […]


Operating systems, Windows

Microsoft Teams: This new Windows 10 on Arm version means speed boost for some PCs

October 16, 2020

Via: ZDnet

With a refreshed line-up of Windows 10 on Arm Surface Pro X now out, Microsoft has released a native Arm64 version of its popular Teams collaboration app. Microsoft Teams was one of the new native Arm64 apps Microsoft announced at […]


Operating systems, Software Security, Windows

Is Windows the greatest cyberthreat to the 2020 US election?

October 15, 2020

Via: Computerworld

If there’s going to be a successful cyberattack on the 2020 U.S election, you can be sure Windows will be involved. It’s the world’s biggest exposed attack vector and the weapon of choice of cybercriminals and intelligence agencies the world […]


Operating systems, Windows

With Patch Tuesday here, be sure Windows Update is paused

October 12, 2020

Via: Computerworld

Some people believe that you need to get new Windows and Office patches installed the minute they roll out the Windows Update chute. Those who snooze get bit by malware, or so the theory goes. In fact, we’ve seen very […]