Gregg Keizer

Senior Reporter

Gregg Keizer covers Windows, Office, Apple/enterprise, web browsers and web apps for Computerworld.

Microsoft previews new way to upgrade Windows 10

Microsoft previews new way to upgrade Windows 10

The company is now touting 'Windows Feature Experience Packs' as a way to increase the number of features it rolls out to users over the course of a year.

Fast forward: What's coming in future Chrome updates?

Fast forward: What's coming in future Chrome updates?

Every time Google updates its browser, it publishes release notes aimed at enterprises to highlight upcoming additions, substitutions, enhancements and modifications. Here's a sneak preview of what's coming.

Microsoft discounts M365 Business Premium by 25%

Microsoft discounts M365 Business Premium by 25%

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

What's in the latest Edge update? Automatic IE redirection and custom content on the new tab page

What's in the latest Edge update? Automatic IE redirection and custom content on the new tab page

Microsoft's Edge 87 debuts automatic IE-to-Edge redirection for some sites and beefs up the new tab page with customizable feeds.

What's in the latest Chrome update? Big performance boost, tab search and tab actions, native app for new Macs

What's in the latest Chrome update? Big performance boost, tab search and tab actions, native app for new Macs

Chrome 87 boasts a big speed boost and a revamped UI for the browser's PDF viewer and a native version for new M1-powered Macs.

Microsoft deviates from the norm, forcibly upgrades Windows 10 1903 with minor 1909 refresh

Microsoft deviates from the norm, forcibly upgrades Windows 10 1903 with minor 1909 refresh

The latest 1903-to-1909 migration, a departure from the company's recent practices, may offer clues to how Microsoft plans to service Windows 10 next year.

Microsoft exhorts enterprises to quit text, voice multi-factor authentication passcodes

Microsoft exhorts enterprises to quit text, voice multi-factor authentication passcodes

Microsoft Authenticator, the company's app-based authenticator, and Windows Hello, the umbrella label for Microsoft's biometrics technology, are better methods of authentication, a Microsoft exec says.

Microsoft readies Office for Big Sur, M1-based Macs

Microsoft readies Office for Big Sur, M1-based Macs

One day after Apple unveiled new computers that run on Apple-designed silicon, Microsoft issued a preview of Office for the Mac that will run natively on the new hardware.

Apple sets Big Sur release for Nov. 12

Apple sets Big Sur release for Nov. 12

macOS 11 "Big Sur" is designed to support the company's own ARM-based silicon for the Mac, the system-on-a-chip (SoC) dubbed "M1 unveiled today.

Google's Chromium browser explained

Google's Chromium browser explained

Chrome is the most popular browser in the world, but there would be no Chrome without Chromium, the open-source project that underpins it. Here's what Chromium is, where you can download it, how it shapes your online experience, and —...

Windows by the numbers: Windows 10 rolls on past 70%

Windows by the numbers: Windows 10 rolls on past 70%

Windows 10 accounted for 72.2% of Windows-only machines in October, according to U.S. analytics vendor Net Applications. At that rate of growth, it will run three out of four PCs by the end of January.

Top web browsers 2020: Edge makes double digits

Top web browsers 2020: Edge makes double digits

In October, Google's Chrome browser shed market share for the third month in a row. Meanwhile, Microsoft's Edge broke into double-digits — the largest ever gain for Edge in a single month

IT can now force Windows 10 feature upgrades past Microsoft blockers

IT can now force Windows 10 feature upgrades past Microsoft blockers

Microsoft has now empowered IT admins to push a Windows 10 feature upgrade onto PCs, even if Microsoft attempts to block the hardware from getting the refresh.

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

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

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.

Mozilla sees 'collateral damage' in DOJ antitrust fight with Google

Mozilla sees 'collateral damage' in DOJ antitrust fight with Google

In a carefully worded statement after the Justice Department announced antitrust action against Google, the Firefox browser maker implied it might suffer financially in the fight.

Microsoft previews Edge browser on Linux

Microsoft previews Edge browser on Linux

Microsoft has released a preview version of Edge on its Dev Channel that runs on Linux.

Microsoft launches its second update rerun, Windows 10 20H2

Microsoft launches its second update rerun, Windows 10 20H2

The Windows 10 October 2020 Update is now available, which means enterprise users can begin testing it before embarking on a broader deployment.

Warning: Multiple Windows 10 retirements ahead

Warning: Multiple Windows 10 retirements ahead

Over the next seven weeks, two Windows 10 feature upgrades will hit the end of support. And a third dropped of the support list last week.

Microsoft ends support for Office 2010, bangs the Office 365 gong

Microsoft ends support for Office 2010, bangs the Office 365 gong

Office 2010 and Office 2016 for Mac have now received their final security updates. For users, Microsoft says it's time to move to Office 365.

How Microsoft will end Office's perpetual licensing

How Microsoft will end Office's perpetual licensing

Microsoft in September announced that the next version of its on-premises Exchange Server will be available only as a subscription-based product. What does that say about its licensing plans for Office?

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