Windows

Microsoft Relents, Confirms Extended Support choice for Windows 7

September 10, 2018

Windows 7 may be on its thanks to being Microsoft’s new Windows XP. because the Redmond company urges shoppers and businesses to upgrade to Windows ten, many shoppers are merrily staying on Windows 7 despite the chop-chop approaching finish of support. Microsoft’s VP for workplace and Windows promoting Jared Spataro has offered an assist to […]

Read More

The ISO files for Windows 10’s next major update are finally available for download

August 7, 2018

The update will likely officially launch soon In brief: Microsoft has been issuing test builds of Redstone 5, its next major Windows 10 update, to testers for many months now. However, the update may finally be close to an official launch, as Microsoft recently published Redstone 5’s ISO files, finally allowing users to perform a clean install […]

Read More

Windows 10’s buggy updates force you to choose between security and stability, says user group

August 4, 2018

Sysadmins aren’t satisfied with the quality of Windows 10 updates. Windows sysadmins are calling on Microsoft to overhaul Windows 10 updates, saying buggy patches are forcing firms to choose between stability and security. The survey was conducted by Susan Bradley, a Microsoft-certified Small Business Server and Security Most Valued Professional who moderates the patchmanagement.org email […]

Read More

Gartner: Enterprises should demand 2 full years of Windows 10 support

June 5, 2018

Two analysts said corporate users should push Microsoft to turn a temporary 24-month Windows 10 support lifecycle into a permanent fixture. Corporate customers should lobby Microsoft to turn a temporary 24-month Windows 10 support lifecycle into a permanent fixture, according to Gartner Research analyst Stephen Kleynhans. “Twenty-four months would be better for everybody,” Kleynhans said. […]

Read More

Trusted Cyber Physical Systems looks to protect your critical infrastructure from modern threats in the world of IoT

April 27, 2018

This week at Hannover Messe 2018 in Germany, we are excited to demonstrate how Microsoft is utilizing its more than 25 years of embedded and hardware security experience with a new project codenamed Trusted Cyber Physical Systems (TCPS). This solution seeks to provide end-to-end security that is resilient to today’s cyber-attacks so our industrial customers […]

Read More

Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with more proactive Windows Update

April 18, 2018

Microsoft today released a new Windows 10 preview for PCs with a small but important change to Windows Update. This build is from the RS4 branch, which represents the next Windows 10 update the company has yet to announce (but is likely to ship soon). There is no new build from the RS5 branch. Windows 10 is a […]

Read More

Windows 10 Spring Creators Update: How to get it early

April 7, 2018

If you can’t wait for the latest major feature update to Windows 10, these are the options available to you. The Spring Creators Update, the next big upgrade to Windows 10, is expected to start rolling out later this month, but you could still be in for a long wait. If you want to get […]

Read More

Microsoft Patch Alert: Windows 7 takes the brunt of March patching problems

March 30, 2018

With a smattering of bugs reported in this month’s massive patching trove, Windows 7 has taken one – make that two – on the chin. It’s a classic Win7 damned-if-you-do, clammed-if-you-don’t situation. An enormous number of patches spewed out of Microsoft this month, with two ponderous cumulative updates for each version of Windows 10, a […]

Read More

Windows 10 on ARM will have these limitations

March 22, 2018

Microsoft announced Windows 10 for ARM-based devices back in December, but little information was provided about its limitations. Spotted by Paul Thurrott, Microsoft accidentally published a full list of its limitations last week. The list has since been removed, but not before it was cached. Windows 10 on ARM has the following limitations: Only ARM64 drivers […]

Read More

Turn Automatic Update off, temporarily, in anticipation of another round of pernicious patches

March 13, 2018

January’s patches were horrible. February’s were a little better. Take a moment now to make sure you aren’t tossed in with the cannon fodder, and wait to see what tomorrow will bring. Microsoft has given us two messed-up patching months back to back, with January leaving blue screens and pandemonium in its wake, and February hitting the latest […]

Read More