Gregg Keizer

Senior Reporter

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

Microsoft mirrors Google move, shelves Edge upgrades

Microsoft mirrors Google move, shelves Edge upgrades

In response to the upheaval caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Edge browser will remain on version 80 for an undetermined amount of time.

Microsoft adds 6 months support for Windows 10 1709 to account for pandemic disruption

Microsoft adds 6 months support for Windows 10 1709 to account for pandemic disruption

The delay keeps client systems running 1709 protected until October, reducing pressure on IT admins at a time when everything has been disrupted.

Google suspends Chrome upgrades as COVID-19 impacts software schedules

Google suspends Chrome upgrades as COVID-19 impacts software schedules

With 6.7 million residents in the San Francisco Bay Area ordered to stay at home to slow the coronavirus spread, scheduled Chrome and Chrome OS releases have been delayed.

Microsoft starts to beat Windows 10 2004 drum for biz

Microsoft starts to beat Windows 10 2004 drum for biz

The company is teasing several enterprise-friendly features likely to be in the upcoming Windows 10 update, but it hasn’t committed to a release date.

One and a half years late, Microsoft finally puts Windows 10 over the 1 billion mark

One and a half years late, Microsoft finally puts Windows 10 over the 1 billion mark

It took Windows 7's retirement to put Windows 10 on 1 billion devices.

Apple scratches in-person WWDC, will sub with all-online con

Apple scratches in-person WWDC, will sub with all-online con

Preview code for the next versions of macOS, iOS, iPadOS, watchOS and tvOS will be made available to developers at the start of or during the online event.

Data confirms: Given control, users opt for just one Windows 10 upgrade per year

Data confirms: Given control, users opt for just one Windows 10 upgrade per year

Windows 10 users rejected Microsoft's longtime contention that operating systems should be updated on an aggressive tempo.

Microsoft eliminates a Windows 10 telemetry setting, renames others

Microsoft eliminates a Windows 10 telemetry setting, renames others

The company’s changes to its diagnostic data collection settings debuted in a recent Insider build, implying that they won’t make it into the impending spring upgrade.

Microsoft launches enterprise preview of all-cloud printing service

Microsoft launches enterprise preview of all-cloud printing service

The company described Universal Print as 'a Microsoft 365 subscription-based service' that allows printing without direct device-to-printer links.

News to use, for youse: Where to find info about Office 365

News to use, for youse: Where to find info about Office 365

It's not always easy to keep track of the details about Microsoft products, especially Office 365. Here's some help doing so.

Google plugs for Chrome when Edge accesses search firm's services

Google plugs for Chrome when Edge accesses search firm's services

Google is pushing warnings and alerts aimed at Microsoft Edge users who navigate to several of its services' websites, including the Chrome Web Store add-on market, Google Drive, Gmail and the company's default search page.

Firefox starts switching on DNS-over-HTTPS to encrypt lookups, stymie tracking

Firefox starts switching on DNS-over-HTTPS to encrypt lookups, stymie tracking

Mozilla hopes the change will stop criminals from intercepting traffic between its browser and a DNS server and then inserting bogus addresses pointing to a malicious site.

7 things Microsoft didn't tell us about the new Office app

7 things Microsoft didn't tell us about the new Office app

The new Office mobile app for iOS and Android is designed to help users complete 'microtasks' while on the go and combines Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Next up on Microsoft's dust heap: Office 2010

Next up on Microsoft's dust heap: Office 2010

The end of support for Office 2010 is coming up in less than 10 months. What does that mean for companies still running the aging Office suite? We've got answers.

Edge roadmap reveals user requests — and work undone

Edge roadmap reveals user requests — and work undone

Among other tweaks, Microsoft intends to roll out two syncing features — including one that links up browser add-ons between copies of Edge on multiple devices. User comments, however, reflect frustration at features that have not yet...

Microsoft springs last-minute demand on buyers of Windows 7 after-expiration support

Microsoft springs last-minute demand on buyers of Windows 7 after-expiration support

IT admins who signed up for Windows 7 post-retirement support found out there's a new prerequisite that has to be installed before they can download patches they've already paid for.

Microsoft syncs Edge's release to Chrome's cadence

Microsoft syncs Edge's release to Chrome's cadence

It looks like Microsoft plans to update its Chromium-based Edge browser at about the same pace Google updates its Chrome browser.

Microsoft retreats from scheme to change Chrome's search engine

Microsoft retreats from scheme to change Chrome's search engine

The browser search change was unveiled in January to howls of outrage from users.

Fast forward: What's coming in future versions of Chrome?

Fast forward: What's coming in future versions of Chrome?

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

What's in the latest Chrome update? First step in cookies lockdown

What's in the latest Chrome update? First step in cookies lockdown

Chrome 80, which arrived this week, begins the process of locking down cookies and includes patches for 56 vulnerabilities.

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