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They have not changed these Windows icons since 1995, but NOW it's happening - change font to new version

Microsoft|May 7, 2021

Sun Valley is expected to arrive this fall with a new visual design. A number of icons have lived carefree since Windows 95, but most of the old icons are not iconic enough not to be retired in Sun Valley. [more]

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Flash is not gone yet, but it will happen in July

General|May 5, 2021

Finally, after many years of talk, and a tool (KB4577586) to remove Adobe Flash from Windows, it finally happens this summer. [more]

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Bluetooth is now easier and AirPods better in Windows 10

IT|May 2, 2021

Windows 10 will support AAC, or Advanced Audio Coding, over Bluetooth in an upcoming update later this year. [more]

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Microsoft Releases Urgent Fix for Game Issues in Windows 10

Microsoft|Apr 28, 2021

If you have experienced performance issues while playing after installing the updates that came in late March and early April then it may be that the fix Microsoft is now rolling out solves your issues. [more]

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Finally fixes bugs that could herp Windows 10 disks

Microsoft|Apr 19, 2021

Earlier this year, a file path was spread which, in the worst case, could destroy disks. [more]

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Are you running this version of Windows? Now you need to update - new Windows update released

Microsoft|Apr 14, 2021

Avoid creases on your device by checking which version of Windows 10 you have. [more]

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Microsoft provides Exchange Server defensive tool to help SMBs stymie zero-day attacks

Microsoft|Apr 5, 2021

The one-click tool is intended as a stopgap measure to protect vulnerable on-premises Exchange servers, deployed mainly by small and midsize businesses. [more]

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Microsoft elevates Teams' importance by offering top-dollar bug bounties

Microsoft|Apr 4, 2021

The company has launched a new bug bounty program for Teams that offers as much as $30,000 to security researchers for previously-unknown vulnerabilities. It's a sign of the software's growing importance. [more]

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Now they have started the work of making Windows 10 new

Microsoft|Mar 26, 2021

Windows 10 Insider Preview version 21343 reveals the first signs that Microsoft is preparing for a major design overhaul of the OS. [more]

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Why Microsoft would want to acquire Discord, which is reportedly exploring a $10B-plus sale

Microsoft|Mar 25, 2021

The gaming-focused VoIP app Discord is reportedly on the market, and it’s possible that Microsoft might be the buyer. VentureBeat’s Dean Takahashi reported Monday that Discord is in final negotiations about a sale with an unspecified buyer, and has been in “active... [more]

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The new Windows 10 update is almost complete

Microsoft|Mar 19, 2021

Microsoft is so confident in its 21H1 update that they let companies test a near-finished version. [more]

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Microsoft slashes Windows 10 long-term support by half

Microsoft|Feb 24, 2021

Windows 10 LTSC, the version once pitched to enterprises as the OS that didn't need constant updating will only get five years of support now. [more]

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On April 13, Microsoft will do this on your PC

Microsoft|Feb 9, 2021

In 2019, Microsoft announced that it was dropping its own browser engine, EdgeHTML, in favor of Chromium. [more]

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Microsoft turns after massive price increase - free games become free

Microsoft|Jan 24, 2021

Just hours after Microsoft announced a major price increase, they have chosen to drop it all. [more]

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DO NOT do this - this is all it takes to herpe Windows 10

Microsoft|Jan 19, 2021

It is amazing that security is so weakThis error has existed in Windows 10 for three years, and is very serious as it is not just a matter of the computer hanging (we will return to that error) - no: here we are talking about data loss if you are unlucky. [more]

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Microsoft tried to trade Nintendo: then they broke out in laughter

Microsoft|Jan 9, 2021

Nintendo has always done its own thing, they are Japanese. We should probably be happy that they were not traded by Microsoft. [more]

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Microsoft must completely change Outlook

Microsoft|Jan 5, 2021

The code name for Microsoft's brand new Outlook platform is Monarch. [more]

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Microsoft is developing its own ARM chips - will they finally be able to challenge Apple again?

Microsoft|Dec 21, 2020

Bloomberg reveals that Microsoft is developing its own ARM chips, exactly what we have been calling for since Apple's M1 chips were launched because they crush Intel and Qualcomm. [more]

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This goes faster than we thought: Office and Firefox Apple Silicon-upgraded

IT|Dec 17, 2020

Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote have already been upgraded to support Apple Silicon, or rather the M1 chip in Air, Pro and mini. The same is Firefox. [more]

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Hacked USA with Office 365 error

IT|Dec 15, 2020

It is to be Russian hackers who hacked into "U.S. Treasury ”and“ Commerce Department National Telecommunications and Information Administration ”systems. [more]

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Edge is much more battery friendly and you can test now

Microsoft|Dec 12, 2020

Microsoft should finally do something smart that makes sense: hibernate tabs that are not active. [more]

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Windows runs fast on Apple Silicon, developer shows

General|Dec 1, 2020

Apple’s M1 Macs don’t officially support Windows, but a developer has managed to get Microsoft’s OS running on an ARM-based MacBook anyway. [more]

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Microsoft may have solved customers' console chaos if they did this

Microsoft|Nov 27, 2020

During a lengthy interview with The Verge, Phil Spencer reveals that the Xbox team has been thinking about how to solve the pre-order chaos. [more]

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Microsoft discounts M365 Business Premium by 25%

Microsoft|Nov 26, 2020

Citing "Small Business Saturday," an upcoming American Express-created promotional event, Microsoft is cutting Business Premium's per-user per-month cost to $15. [more]

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How to migrate to a new Windows PC

Windows|Nov 16, 2020

All your files, apps, and settings are on your old computer. Here’s how to move them to your new Windows PC, from either Windows or macOS. [more]

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How Microsoft Teams is keeping Suffolk Construction workers connected

Microsoft|Nov 11, 2020

Boston-based Suffolk Construction used Teams to keep operations moving ahead as it — like companies worldwide — scrambled to deal with a pandemic-related shutdown this year. Now, some workers are essentially 'living on it,' says a company official. [more]

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Windows Compulsory Updates is now starting

Microsoft|Nov 10, 2020

Microsoft has begun forcibly downloading and updating version 1909 to users who are still using 1903. [more]

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Microsoft’s Cloud PC plan for Apple Silicon and iOS

Microsoft|Nov 9, 2020

As Apple’s major Mac event looms, more information about Microsoft’s cunning plan that lets Apple devices run Windows leaks…. [more]

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Microsoft gets ready for Apple Silicon Macs

Microsoft|Nov 7, 2020

Microsoft seems focused on delivering on its promise to bring Office to Apple Silicon Macs. [more]

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Windows 7 to 10 have holes exploited by hackers

Microsoft|Oct 31, 2020

No bug fix before November 10th. [more]

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Microsoft expands anti-IE tack, compels 1,000 sites to open in Edge

Microsoft|Oct 28, 2020

Beginning with the release of Edge 87 in November, Microsoft plans to push more than 1,000 websites away from Internet Explorer to the much newer Edge browser. [more]

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This is how Microsoft will bring the Xbox to the TV, without the Xbox

Microsoft|Oct 27, 2020

xCloud directly in the HDMI port. [more]

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Microsoft ends support for Office 2010, bangs the Office 365

Microsoft|Oct 18, 2020

Microsoft on Tuesday reminded customers that Office 2010 and Office 2016 for Mac have received their final security updates, as the suites have now dropped off the company's support list. [more]

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Windows will soon offer this, but what does it really mean?

Microsoft|Oct 9, 2020

There are many opportunities here. [more]

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Microsoft's Brad Anderson on Apple in the enterprise

Microsoft|Oct 5, 2020

During this week's JNUC event, the Microsoft VP talked about enabling enterprise-class security for Macs. [more]

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This costs 1TB of storage for the Xbox Series and you need to know about it

General|Sep 25, 2020

The latest games need to be installed on the fast internal disks. [more]

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This is how Microsoft's server stunt went to sea

General|Sep 15, 2020

Now they have picked up 864 of them. [more]

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How Jamf plans to let Microsoft Endpoint manage enterprise iPhones

Microsoft|Sep 12, 2020

A new solution due out soon will allow IT to use Microsoft Endpoint Manager to manage iOS devices as well as Macs. [more]

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Microsoft puts Application Guard for Office into public preview

Microsoft|Sep 11, 2020

The defensive technology walls off untrusted Office documents to prevent attack code carried by malicious files from reaching the operating system or its apps. [more]

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Microsoft adds 6 months support to Windows 10 1803, again cites pandemic

Microsoft|Aug 29, 2020

The company extended security support for Windows 10 Enterprise 1803 and Windows 10 Education 1803 until May 11. The original end-of-support date was to be Nov. 10. [more]

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Microsoft is changing everything

Microsoft|Aug 7, 2020

Major reorganization should change Windows. [more]

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We've been waiting for years for this Xbox enhancement

General|Aug 4, 2020

This is how the new game store on Xbox Series X will be. [more]

Flight Simulator requires 10 DVDs!

General|Jul 17, 2020

Double-sided, please. Flight SimulatorrSimulator data from the cloud while streaming, and it's large amounts. [more]

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Important Windows 10 update released

Microsoft|Jul 15, 2020

Lots of important security updates - fix screen errors with games. Microsoft has released a brand new update to the latest version of Windows 10 2004. [more]

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Microsoft's surface devices are now receiving the windows 10 May 2020 update

General|Jul 6, 2020

Microsoft expects the update to be sent out to affected devices within a few weeks. [more]

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Who needs windows 10 pro: 5 reasons to upgrade

Microsoft|Jul 5, 2020

Most of you should be happy with Windows 10 Home. But certain features make the upgrade to Windows 10 Pro worthwhile. [more]

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Microsoft has a secret recipe for blocking Windows 10 updates

Microsoft|Jul 3, 2020

There is a great advantage to the new way of doing it. [more]

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Microsoft Teams now prevents Students from joining meetings unattended

Microsoft|Jun 30, 2020

Microsoft has announced the general availability of one of the most requested features for Teams for Education that will prevent students from joining a meeting unattended in the absence of the educator. This feature will also prevent students from chatting when a teacher is not present... [more]

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This is the new Microsoft app that saves your files

Microsoft|Jun 29, 2020

Did you mess it up? Download from the Windows Store. [more]

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Now Microsoft is safe enough

Microsoft|Jun 11, 2020

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Windows 10 2004 removes Downloads folder from Disk Cleanup Tool

General|Jun 8, 2020

Earlier, the Disk Cleanup Tool & Storage Sense offered to clear the Downloads folder.  Microsoft has removed the Downloads folder from Windows 10’s Disk Cleanup tool. Microsoft says they have deleted the Downloads folder from Disk Cleanup in the Windows 10 operating... [more]

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Claims Microsoft copied his work

General|May 30, 2020

Was even in for an interview. [more]

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Now you can update to new Windows 10

Microsoft|May 28, 2020

The May update contains some nice news many will appreciate. [more]

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Download new Windows 10 coming next month

General|Apr 18, 2020

Already now. It's soon May and Microsoft are getting ready to launch the 20H1 update with the same month name. [more]

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Microsoft reiterates October end for office 2010 support

Microsoft|Apr 16, 2020

Although the company has extended support deadlines for a variety of its offerings, that's not the case with Office 2010 and Office 2016 for Mac. [more]

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Hands-on with the Windows 10 April 2020 Update, showcasing new features and changes

Microsoft|Mar 23, 2020

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Microsoft's Teams hits 44M daily users amid coronavirus self-isolation

Microsoft|Mar 20, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has upended daily life around the globe, forcing millions of people to isolate themselves at home instead of going to work or school. Instead, they're turning to internet apps to help them do all these things remotely. Microsoft says it's spiking usage in its... [more]

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Microsoft finally hits it's goal of 1 billion devices running windows 10

General|Mar 17, 2020

It took a little longer than the three years Microsoft initially predicted. [more]

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NOW: Thousands have home offices, but Teams are struggling

Microsoft|Mar 16, 2020

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Windows 10 version 2004 is coming - here's what you need to know about it

Microsoft|Mar 16, 2020

We're once again approaching that time of the year when Microsoft releases a new feature update to Windows 10. In line with the version numbering scheme, we've been seeing, this update is currently known as Windows 10 version 2004, or 20H1, because it's being released in the first half... [more]

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This has never happened before with mac

IT|Feb 16, 2020

More malware threats on Mac than Windows. [more]

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Collecting update in Windows 10 hides user data and loads incorrect profile

Microsoft|Feb 14, 2020

We have seen more stable versions than KB4532693. [more]

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Microsoft's Office applications are updated on iOS, now they are much faster and easier to use

Microsoft|Feb 12, 2020

But there are not many new features. [more]

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How to enroll in the Office Insider program if you're using Office 365 Enterprise

Tutorials|Jan 28, 2020

If you have a commercial subscription for Office 365, these are the steps you need to follow to install the latest Insider preview of Office 2016 apps. [more]

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Microsoft offers workaround to mitigate the IE Scripting Engine Memory Corruption Vulnerability

Microsoft|Jan 19, 2020

Clément Lecigne of Google’s Threat Analysis Group reported about an IE vulnerability that allowed remote execution of code via Internet Explorer. [more]