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Avoid manually installing Windows 10 Creators Update

The Windows 10 Creators Update began rolling out on April 11, but impatient users could do their own upgrade as early as April 5 thanks to a utility called the Update Assistant, which downloaded it and installed the update for you.A lot of people.....»»

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Surprisingly few tech insights in Steve Ballmer"s USAFacts data trove

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer's USAFacts project, an ambitious and sometimes overwhelming repository of data about local to state to federal U.S. government spending and outcomes that was launched on Tax Day, is surprisingly light on technolo.....»»

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Microsoft to slash cloud-connection rights for stand-alone Office

Microsoft last week announced sweeping changes to Office's support rules, which will push more corporate customers to the Office 365 subscription model.The support policies introduced Thursday will cut in half the time that non-subscription versio.....»»

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Microsoft .Net Core: Finally ready for prime time

It’s risky and often foolish to rush into a new software development framework, programming language, or technology platform too early in its lifecycle. Beyond the usual issues of too much hype and too little stability, new tech tends to lack stayi.....»»

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Specs of Microsoft’s purported CloudBook leaked

Over the past few weeks there have been rumors of a new version of Windows 10, called Windows 10 Cloud, that sounded like a reimagined Windows RT and would only load apps from the Windows Store and do everything online. Along with the new OS have.....»»

Source:  NetworkworldCategory: MicrosoftApr 25th, 2017Related News

Chaos for customers: Webroot flags Windows as malware and Facebook as phishing site

A Webroot antivirus signature update, which was supposedly live for only 13 minutes yesterday afternoon, flagged crucial Windows system files as malicious, causing chaos and 15 pages of customer complaints so far.The havoc began after Webroot flag.....»»

Source:  NetworkworldCategory: MicrosoftApr 25th, 2017Related News

More Windows PCs infected with NSA backdoor DoublePulsar

The number of Windows computers infected with NSA backdoor malware continues to rise since Shadow Brokers leaked the hacking tools on April 14.DoublePulsar infection rate climbing Two different sets of researchers scanning for the DoublePulsar im.....»»

Source:  NetworkworldCategory: MicrosoftApr 24th, 2017Related News

Windows laptops running on ARM chips is a terrible idea

Last week, Qualcomm revealed that the first Windows 10 laptops using its Snapdragon 835 processors are due to hit the market late in 2017. That’s a big deal because up until now, Windows 10 has run only on x86 chips from Intel and AMD, and the S.....»»

Source:  NetworkworldCategory: MicrosoftApr 24th, 2017Related News

8 things lacking in Microsoft To-Do

Last week, Microsoft made the inscrutable decision to retire Wunderlist, the beloved to-do list app it acquired in 2015, and replace it with a new offering called Microsoft To-Do.Wunderlist isn’t going away yet, but it’s no longer getting fea.....»»

Source:  NetworkworldCategory: MicrosoftApr 24th, 2017Related News

Microsoft updates Office Online Server, announces release schedule

Microsoft announced it intends to stick to a twice-per-year cadence of major releases for Windows 10 and Office. Along with that, it has updated the Office Online Server for data centers.Office Online Server basically lets companies deliver Office.....»»

Source:  NetworkworldCategory: MicrosoftApr 21st, 2017Related News

Bypass Microsoft"s update block for Windows 7, 8.1 PCs running Kaby Lake, Ryzen

Although Microsoft blocked Windows updates to Windows 7 and 8.1 PCs powered by new CPUs, one unhappy user found a way around the block so devices with next-generation processors can continue to get security updates for the older operating systems......»»

Source:  NetworkworldCategory: MicrosoftApr 19th, 2017Related News

Bypass Microsoft"s update block for Windows 7, 8.1 PCs with Kaby Lake, Ryzen

Although Microsoft blocked Windows updates to Windows 7 and 8.1 PCs powered by new CPUs, one unhappy user found a way around the block so devices with next-generation processors can continue to get security updates for the older OSes.Microsoft war.....»»

Source:  NetworkworldCategory: MicrosoftApr 19th, 2017Related News

Microsoft touts the Edge browser’s battery-friendly traits

Microsoft already has laid claim to its Edge browser being the most battery-efficient Web browser available on Windows 10, and now with the Creators Update, Microsoft touts even further gains in energy efficiency.According to Microsoft’s own tes.....»»

Source:  NetworkworldCategory: MicrosoftApr 17th, 2017Related News

Top 30 free apps for Windows 10

Top 30 free apps for Windows 10Image by IDGWith Windows 10 adoption ramping up, many folks are looking for ways to further improve the Win10 experience. So why not make the most of your transition by reconsidering your old app habits and getting Win1.....»»

Source:  NetworkworldCategory: MicrosoftApr 17th, 2017Related News

Microsoft Edge gets 5 key improvements with the Creators Update

Microsoft Edge’s improvements with the Windows 10 Creators Update may finally make it a browser worth talking about. It debuted to shrugs with the original Windows 10 and saw incremental improvements with the Anniversary Update.Edge is still c.....»»

Source:  NetworkworldCategory: MicrosoftApr 14th, 2017Related News

Synack: Hackers wanted after firm gets $21.25M funding from Microsoft, HPE

Penetration testing provider Synack is getting an infusion of $21.25 million from the investment arms of Microsoft and HP, among others, and some of it will be used to hire more security analysts to fuel what it calls its hacker-powered intelligen.....»»

Source:  NetworkworldCategory: MicrosoftApr 12th, 2017Related News

Major zero-day flaw found in Microsoft Word

McAfee security researchers are warning of a new zero-day vulnerability in Microsoft Word being exploited via attached .rtf files since at least January.The exploit allows a Word document to install malware onto your PC without you ever knowing it.....»»

Source:  NetworkworldCategory: MicrosoftApr 12th, 2017Related News

Microsoft vs. Apple: Strategies change but the battle continues

The Microsoft vs. Apple argument is getting old. At this point, it's safe to say there's enough room in the enterprise for both tech giants. Still, it's difficult to ignore when one starts to surpass the other in either enterprise or consumer popular.....»»

Source:  NetworkworldCategory: MicrosoftApr 11th, 2017Related News

Why enterprises are upgrading to Windows 10 faster than expected

In 2015, Gartner predicted that 50 percent of enterprises would start their Windows 10 deployments by January 2017. A Spiceworks survey of IT pros agreed: 40 of respondents said they would start migrating to Windows 10 by the middle of 2016, and 7.....»»

Source:  NetworkworldCategory: MicrosoftApr 5th, 2017Related News

What Microsoft failed to deliver in the Windows 10 Creators Update

If the Windows 10 Creators Update had worked out as Microsoft had promised, we all would be taking 3D selfies, importing them to Windows, and then sharing them among our closest friends and coworkers via Office presentations and mixed-reality head.....»»

Source:  NetworkworldCategory: MicrosoftMar 30th, 2017Related News