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IT admins warn Microsoft to slow Windows 10 upgrade pace

More than three-quarters of the admins surveyed want Microsoft to release feature upgrades just once a year – or even once every other year. One admin decried an upgrade pace that 'never ends.'

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The mechanics of Windows patching - in plain English

Microsoft’s John Wilcox last week posted a primer on Microsoft’s patching scheme, designed to help people understand how the company patches Windows. Here’s a translation in less obfuscatory terms, with a bit of real-world...

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Patch expert calls on Microsoft execs to fix Windows updating

IT admins surveyed by Susan Bradley, who moderates the PatchMangement.org mailing list, said Microsoft's current strategy is failing. So she took their concerns to Microsoft leaders, including CEO Satya Nadella, and asked them to make...

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Windows updaters express frustrations. Microsoft responds.

Earlier this week, Susan Bradley published a comprehensive look at the results of her survey of nearly 2,000 Windows updaters. Now, Microsoft has officially weighed in.

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Windows by the numbers: Windows 10's growth continues

Migration watch: Windows 10 in July saw continued gains in user share and should supplant Windows 7 as the most popular flavor of Windows by the end of the year.

Throwback Thursday: Pop quiz

Support pilot fish divides users into two groups -- the ones who will help diagnose problems and the ones who won't -- and he has a way to figure out which is which.

Threadripper and Titan: the best workstation you didn’t know about

A workstation solution with a Threadripper processor and an NVIDIA graphics card.

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Microsoft hints at September release of Windows 10's next feature upgrade

Based on the current progress for Windows 10 version 1903, due to arrive next spring, it now looks like the fall update for the OS will arrive around Sept. 10 or Sept. 24.

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At T-minus 18 months, Windows 7 still powers 184M commercial PCs

The aging operating system, still in wide use, leaves support in January 2020.

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Microsoft Patch Alert: Still reeling from one of the worst patching months ever

So far this month, we’ve seen three big cumulative updates for each of the supported versions of Windows 10. And the month's not over yet.

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July Windows updates, for all versions, are stumbling all over themselves

New cumulative updates for all versions of Windows were released yesterday, July 24. Or were they?

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The promise of the revolutionary rumored Microsoft Andromeda tablet

Will the rumored Andromeda tablet fulfill the promise of Microsoft's abandoned Courier project from a decade ago?

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Why Windows 7 updates are getting bigger

Microsoft's monthly security rollups for Windows 7 have grown by 91% since the company revised the still-popular operating system's update regimen in 2016.

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Microsoft to dump Windows 10's smaller delta updates

The company has decided they're no longer needed because express updates can fill the bill. The delta updates will end in February 2019.

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Enterprise PC-buying spree spurs first shipment climb in six years

A 3% year-over-year increase in PC shipments is being pegged to renewed demand in the business market. And the rise of device-as-a-service models could spur continued buying in the years ahead.

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Microsoft Surface Go: rethinking the millennial laptop/tablet and creating an IT bridge product

Microsoft Surface Go is likely the closest we have to a product that could bridge what millennials seem to want with what IT still needs.

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Make sure Windows Update is temporarily disabled, particularly on Win7

With Patch Tuesday arriving, take a moment to make sure Auto Update is turned off. Reports of Win7 users getting pushed to Win10 (again) make the check even more imperative.

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Chrome OS: Tips, tools, and other Chromebook intelligence

Your one-stop source for Chrome OS advice, insight, and analysis — from someone who's covered Chromebooks closely since the start.

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