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Operating systems, Windows

Microsoft Patch Alert: June 2020

July 2, 2020

Via: Computerworld

There’s never a dull moment for folks who try to keep Windows and Office patched. Windows 10 version 2004 continues to make slow inroads among the “Go ahead and kick me” crowd, in spite of its (now documented) lack of […]


Operating systems, Windows

Microsoft Releases Emergency Security Updates for Windows 10, Server

July 1, 2020

Via: Threat Post

Microsoft has quietly pushed out two emergency security updates to fix remote code execution bugs in Microsoft Windows Codecs Library. Windows Codecs Library handles how the OS compresses large multimedia files such as photos and videos, and then decodes them […]


Application Software, Software Category

Microsoft Teams, Google Meet add more features to catch up to Zoom

June 29, 2020

Via: Fortune

Choosing the best video conferencing software among Microsoft Teams, Google Meet, and Zoom is getting harder as the three rivals add competitive features. In the past few days, Meet and Teams unveiled some new features to catch up to or […]


Operating systems, Windows

Microsoft strips manual deferrals of future feature upgrades from Windows 10, cites ‘confusion’

June 26, 2020

Via: Computerworld

Microsoft eliminated the ability to manually defer feature upgrades from reaching unmanaged PCs running Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise and Education, according to recently revised documentation. The company said it made the change in Windows 10 May 2020 Update, aka 2004, […]


Software Category, System Software

Microsoft releases Defender ATP for Linux

June 24, 2020

Via: ZDnet

Which seems more unlikely to you? Dogs and cats living together in peace or Microsoft releasing a security program for Linux? Actually, both are true. On June 23, Microsoft released Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) for Linux for general […]


Application Software, Software Category

Microsoft updates its Skype clients for Windows 10

June 23, 2020

Via: ZDnet

Microsoft is updating its Skype clients across various operating systems to version 8.61. It is replacing the React Native Skype for Windows 10 client with an Electron version, and adding a few new features to it. “Starting in June 2020, […]


Operating systems, Windows

Microsoft is adding Linux, Android, and firmware protections to Windows

June 23, 2020

Via: ArsTechnica

Microsoft is moving forward with its promise to extend enterprise security protections to non-Windows platforms with the general release of a Linux version and a preview of one for Android. The software maker is also beefing up Windows security protections […]


Application Software, Software Category, System Software

Microsoft buys data modeling vendor ADRM Software

June 18, 2020

Via: ZDnet

Microsoft is buying ADRM Software, a provider of large-scale industry data modeling vendor, for an undisclosed amount. Microsoft announced the acquisition of the Chapel Hill, N.C.-based company on June 18. The kinds of large-scale data models ADRM provides are used […]


Operating systems, Windows

Google to Microsoft: Help us bring Flutter apps to Windows 10, 10X and Surface Duo

June 17, 2020

Via: ZDnet

Microsoft’s Windows 10X Surface Neo looks to be delayed, but its Android Surface Duo dual-screen smartphone may arrive before the 2020 US holiday season – and Google’s designers behind the Flutter UI framework are gearing up for its release along […]


Operating systems, Windows

Microsoft makes first Windows 10 20H2 test build available to Insider testers

June 16, 2020

Via: ZDnet

Microsoft has released the first test build of its Windows 10 20H2 feature update to Insider testers. On June 16, Microsoft delivered that test build, 19042.330 to the newly christened “Beta Channel,” which is what was formerly known as the […]