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Microsoft to start changing Chrome's search engine to Bing for opt-in customers

Microsoft has revised its schedule for rolling out a Chrome browser extension to Office 365 customers; it plans to begin adding the extension to Google's browser this month.

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Odd problems remain unresolved, but get the April Windows and Office patches installed

In spite of persistent reports of pesky problems with April’s updates, there doesn’t seem to be a single point of pain. You need to watch out for the long-documented 'missing' data/zapped desktop bug, and it’s possible your printers...

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Microsoft, Apple open virtual dev conferences to all

It's going to be all virtual, all the time, for this year's Microsoft Build event and Apple's traditional WWDC. Blame the ongoing pandemic for the shift.

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The coronavirus will change Windows forever

And that’s partly because it’s making it easier for Microsoft to head in a direction it was already taking.

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Google extends G Suite identity and security device management to Windows 10 PCs

IT admins can now use the G Suite console to secure G Suite accounts on Windows 10 using Google's anti-hijacking and suspicious-login-detection technologies.

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Windows 10 update (and retirement) calendar: Mark these dates

Microsoft is releasing new versions of Windows 10 on a set schedule – and just as regularly retiring older versions from support. Here are all the dates you need to know about.

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Cumulative Update bugs spur Microsoft to call for help. Where’s the telemetry when we need it?

The recent round of complaints about bugs in KB 4549951, this month’s Win10 version 1903 and 1909 cumulative update, have prompted a request from Microsoft to sound off. That’s great. But you have to wonder why we’re sending Microsoft...

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Many reported problems with this month’s Win10 Cumulative Update, but few patterns

The Windows 10 version 1903 and 1909 Patch Tuesday patch for this month, KB 4549951, has drawn lots of criticism (and more than a few clickbaity headlines) for bugs and crashes. We’re seeing a reappearance of the old race...

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How to use Windows 10’s Quick Assist app for remote PC support

A remote access tool that's built into Windows 10 makes it easy to help a colleague, friend or family member with their PC.

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Delays, deals and drastic actions: Microsoft responds to the pandemic

Because it makes Windows and Office, two tech cornerstones of most modern corporations, Microsoft's response to the COVID-19 outbreak matters a lot. Here's a rundown of what's changed.

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Windows 10's pandemic support extension: What it means

As Microsoft has lengthened support times for various versions of Windows 10, it's set up a calendar for later this year that will create a pile-up of deadlines for itself – and users.

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Microsoft taps Windows 10 2004 as 'May Update,' preps for release next month

Even though much of the world is still dealing with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, Microsoft is pressing ahead with plans to release a new version of Windows 10.

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The most exciting product in HP’s ‘Creativity to Life’ launch

Creating a Windows laptop that appeals to MacBook buyers isn’t easy. But the new HP ZBook Studio is the latest, and arguably best, MacBook rival to date. With so many 'creators' working from home now, a laptop workstation powerhouse...

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Don’t Panic, but do make this month’s Patch Tuesday a priority

With 113 Patch Tuesday updates this month, there is a lot to do.

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Microsoft stretches support for SharePoint Server 2010, Windows 10 1809

In its latest moves related to the COVID-19 pandemic, Microsoft is extending support an extra six months for SharePoint Server 2010 and Windows 10 1809.

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Patch Tuesday alert: Get your system locked down.

With all the problems we’re having, the last thing you need is a bum patch throwing your system (or your family's systems) for a loop. Take a couple of minutes right now and make sure you have Windows automatic updating set to pause....

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Why Microsoft should postpone Windows 10's next feature upgrade, 2004

The latest iteration of Windows 10 is slated to appear this spring. But given the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, Microsoft would be better off delaying the rollout.

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Five steps Microsoft should take RIGHT NOW to help us through the pandemic

Competitive decisions made in the past need to be re-examined in light of the world’s current COVID-fettered state. It’s time for Microsoft to look hard at how its behavior wreaks unnecessary havoc on a billion customers. We need to...

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We need to social-distance from the scammers

One economic activity that’s thriving during the coronavirus pandemic is hacking. Hackers always follow the money — and they aren’t about to let a worldwide crisis stop them.

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Memory-Lane Monday: And he’s still on Windows 7 to this day

He just wanted to be ahead of his time.

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