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In the fight against ransomware, Microsoft must do more

The rash of ransomware attacks that have plagued companies in recent months highlights the need for Microsoft to do more to help users avoid being hit — and recover quickly if they are.

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Windows 365 — Microsoft’s cloud-based OS explained

Microsoft's new take on desktop-as-a-service is more than just a cloud-based version of Windows. It also allows the company to offer up ersatz hardware — virtual machines running on a vast cloud of Azure servers.

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A big July Patch Tuesday — and the ongoing print nightmare

This is a big and important update for the Microsoft Windows ecosystem, with 117 patches that address four publicly reported and four exploited vulnerabilities.

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Windows 365: The version of Windows that will change the PC world

Microsoft's announcement this week of Windows 365 points the way to a computing future that could look very different from what we have now. Some thoughts....

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Say hello to the Windows 365 Cloud PC

It's finally here: A full Windows desktop-as-a-service is now ready to replace your Windows desktop on a PC.

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Windows 10: A guide to the updates

Here's what you need to know about each update to the current version of Windows 10 as it's released from Microsoft. Now updated for KB5004237, released on July 13, 2021.

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Say goodbye to all that: Microsoft ends Windows-as-a-Service

With the arrival of Windows 11, and its once-a-year update cadence, Microsoft is effectively turning its back on its Windows-as-a-service model.

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Not yet running Windows 10 21H1? It’s time

If you are still running Windows 10 2004 or 20H2, it’s time to move to 21H1. Here's how to do that and what to keep in mind as we roll toward the release of Windows 11.

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What Windows 11 means for the enterprise

Microsoft announced Windows 11 two weeks ago, and rollout is expected to begin later this year. This announcement came as a surprise, since Microsoft previously said Windows 10 would be the last version of Windows. While there's a...

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Upgrading your PC’s hardware for Windows 11

Microsoft’s stringent hardware requirements for Windows 11 have left many wondering if they can — or should — upgrade their current PCs to support the upcoming OS.

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Handy Excel keyboard shortcuts for Windows and Mac

Get work done more quickly by using keyboard shortcuts in the Microsoft Excel desktop app for Windows or macOS.

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Windows 11 servicing to deliver for enterprise

The new support lifecycles and maintenance structures of Windows 11 could best be described as "Windows 10+."

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The Windows 11 rollout: Microsoft’s most-botched announcement ever

The 'Big Reveal' for Microsoft's new operating system wasn’t so big and revealed very little. And what it did reveal was often wrong. So what gives?

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The 3 words that could spell trouble for Android apps on Windows 11

Microsoft's move to make Android apps available within Windows 11 sure sounds splendid on the surface, but these three words should give any tech-observer pause.

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Review: 6 top videoconferencing services put to the test

We compared Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Cisco Webex, Google Meet, BlueJeans, and GoToMeeting in real-world tests to see which videoconferencing platforms perform best for business users. Here’s how they stack up.

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Microsoft hits Apple with Windows 11

Microsoft lashes out at Apple's App Store business with Windows 11 launch. What comes next?

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What enterprise needs to know about Windows 11

We've collected some of the most salient points about the upcoming Windows 11, the ones enterprise IT admins will most need to know.

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Before we get Windows 11, can Microsoft fix Windows 10?

Later this week, Microsoft is set to talk about the future of Windows. But it still needs to fix a few things in Windows 10.

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