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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

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 […]


Application Software, Software Category

Google promises to support Chrome on Windows 7 until July 2021

January 13, 2020

Via: Computerworld

Google is promising to support Chrome on Windows 7 for at least the next 18 months. “We will continue to fully support Chrome on Windows 7 for a minimum of 18 months from Microsoft’s End of Life date, until at […]


Software Category, System Software

Windows Terminal update includes a retro-style CRT mode

January 10, 2020

Via: TechSpot

The new Windows Terminal has been receiving steady improvements and features ever since, with Microsoft adding features such as panes for multiple terminal windows in the same tab, custom tab titles, improved accessibility features and more. With the newest update, […]


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 […]


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 […]


Application Software, Software Category

Microsoft gets ready to roll out the new Edge to Windows 10 via Windows Update

December 16, 2019

Via: ZDnet

Microsoft officials have said the new Chromium-based Edge browser will be generally available starting January 15, 2020. They also said in early November that the new Edge will be bundled with Windows 10 right after the general availability date, though […]


Application Software, Mobile Apps, Software Category

Windows 10 Your Phone app: Now all Android users can make calls from their PC

December 12, 2019

Via: ZDnet

Microsoft’s Your Phone app for syncing a phone with a PC is now available for all Windows 10 users and, in theory, all Android smartphones above version 7.0. Microsoft has long been working to bring something of a macOS-iOS experience […]