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No, Windows XP didn't fuel WannaCry

The global WannaCry attack that started 10 days ago affected just a handful of Windows XP PCs, a security expert said today.

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Microsoft does enterprise no favors when it won't explain Windows 10's schedule

Microsoft has failed to explain to corporate customers the repercussions of its twice-a-year schedule to deliver Windows 10 upgrades in March and September.

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Windows Mixed Reality vs Hololens

What's the difference between Windows' new mixed-reality devices and the HoloLens? We go hands on to tell you.

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Windows 10 Redstone: A guide to the builds

Now updated for build 16199, released on May 17, 2017: Get the latest info on new builds of Windows 10 Redstone as they roll out from Microsoft.

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Apple simplifies Windows 10 installs with support for Creators Update

Apple updated macOS Sierra to more easily allow users to install the latest version of Windows 10 on their Macs.

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Windows 10 S is crippleware

We now know more about Windows 10 S — and the more we learn, the more idiotic it looks. No Chrome? No third-party browsers at all? Rewrite all apps? Ha!

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Surface Pro 4 vs. Surface Book: How to decide

Two great machines, one hard choice. We walk through the pros and cons so you can decide.

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Microsoft issues first Windows XP patch in 3 years to stymie 'WannaCrypt'

Microsoft took the unprecedented step of patching long-demoted versions of Windows, including Windows XP, to immunize PCs from the ransomware.

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'Kill switch' helps slow the spread of WannaCry ransomware

Friday’s unprecedented ransomware attack may have stopped spreading to new machines -- at least briefly -- thanks to a "kill switch" that a security researcher has activated.

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Microsoft posts PowerShell script that spawns pseudo security bulletins

A Microsoft manager this week offered IT admins a way to replicate -- more or less -- the security bulletins the company discarded last month.

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May Patch Tuesday delivers fixes critical Windows 10 exploits

For this May Microsoft Patch Tuesday, Microsoft attempts to resolve 56 reported vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office, Windows, both Browsers and the .NET development platform. Three of the vulnerabilities have been reported publicly...

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Microsoft shares details on the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Microsoft hasn't given its upcoming update the most creative name, and the best rumored feature isn’t happening.

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Microsoft's New Mixed Reality Hardware video

Microsoft introduces its new mixed-reality motion controllers for mixed reality. Here's why they're important.

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Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Preview

Microsoft has announced its Windows 10 Fall Creators Preview, with new features like Timeline, Pick Up Where You Left Off, and the new Story Remix. Here's what the new update will include.

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Microsoft now claims half a billion Windows 10 devices

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella touted a new number for Windows 10, saying the operating system now powers 500 million devices.

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Microsoft's Emma Watch could help people with Parkinson's

A Microsoft researcher has developed a watch that could help control the hand tremors resulting from Parkinson's disease.

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Microsoft finally bans SHA-1 certs in IE and Edge

The Tuesday updates for Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge force those browsers to flag SSL/TLS certificates signed with the ageing SHA-1 hashing function as insecure.

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Microsoft fixes 55 flaws, 3 of them exploited by Russian cyberspies

Microsoft released security patches Tuesday for 55 vulnerabilities across the company's products, including three flaws that have already been exploited in targeted attacks by cyberespionage groups.

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