Microsoft hints at early April release of Windows 10’s next feature upgrade

Microsoft hints at early April release of Windows 10’s next feature upgrade

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3256148/microsoft-windows/microsoft-hints-at-early-april-release-of-windows-10s-next-feature-upgrade.html#tk.rss_all Microsoft this week released the first preview of what will become Windows 10 version 1809, this year’s second feature upgrade and the one slated to ship this fall. But … Read more

Microsoft’s free analytics service sniffs out Meltdown, Spectre patch status

Microsoft’s free analytics service sniffs out Meltdown, Spectre patch status

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3254657/microsoft-windows/microsofts-free-analytics-service-sniffs-out-meltdown-spectre-patch-status.html#tk.rss_all Microsoft’s free Windows Analytics service now scans enterprise Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 PCs, and reports whether they’ve been updated to defend against potential attacks exploiting the … Read more

Microsoft to cover Windows 7 with advanced threat service

Microsoft to cover Windows 7 with advanced threat service

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3255289/microsoft-windows/microsoft-to-cover-windows-7-with-advanced-threat-service.html#tk.rss_all Microsoft plans to extend support for its Windows Defender ATP service to devices running older operating systems, including Windows 7. The decision, announced this week, is a turn-about for … Read more

FAQ: Office 2019 is coming; here’s what you need to know

FAQ: Office 2019 is coming; here’s what you need to know

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3229906/software-productivity/office-2019-is-coming-heres-what-you-need-to-know.html#tk.rss_all Microsoft last year announced that there will be a successor to Office 2016, the non-subscription version of the application suite, and that the upgrade would ship in about a … Read more

What are the differences between Microsoft Office 2016, Office 2019 and Office 365?

What are the differences between Microsoft Office 2016, Office 2019 and Office 365?

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3205968/office-software/what-are-the-differences-between-office-2016-office-2019-and-office-365.html#tk.rss_all Microsoft Office may be the de facto productivity tool for millions of workers worldwide, but it’s no monolith. Rather than a single, towering smooth-black Office, there’s a whole Stonehenge … Read more

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

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

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3234766/microsoft-windows/windows-10-update-and-retirement-calendar-mark-these-dates.html#tk.rss_all Microsoft’s shift to Windows-as-a-service (WaaS) for Windows 10 crafted a repetitive, predictable schedule of version release and support expiration dates for Windows 10. Although consumers can essentially ignore any … Read more

Windows by the numbers: Windows 10 posts strongest share gains since mid-2016

Windows by the numbers: Windows 10 posts strongest share gains since mid-2016

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3199373/windows-pcs/windows-by-the-numbers-windows-10-posts-strongest-share-gains-since-mid-2016.html#tk.rss_all Windows 10 added more user share in January than in any month since mid-2016, according to web analytics vendors Net Applications, the company said last week. Data published Feb. … Read more

Top web browsers 2018: Microsoft’s IE and Edge shed share as Chrome gains

Top web browsers 2018: Microsoft’s IE and Edge shed share as Chrome gains

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3199425/web-browsers/top-web-browsers-2018-microsofts-ie-and-edge-shed-share-as-chrome-gains.html#tk.rss_all Browsers built by Microsoft and Mozilla jettisoned some of their precious user share in January, while Google’s broke out of a months-long malaise by grabbing what its rivals lost, … Read more

Windows 10 shows users what data it collects and phones in

Windows 10 shows users what data it collects and phones in

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3251722/microsoft-windows/windows-10-shows-users-what-data-it-collects-and-phones-in.html#tk.rss_all Microsoft last week gave Windows 10 testers a peek at an app that shows exactly what diagnostic data the company collects from customers and transmits to its own servers. … Read more

Microsoft releases emergency Windows update to hamstring earlier ‘Spectre’ defense

Microsoft releases emergency Windows update to hamstring earlier ‘Spectre’ defense

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3252165/microsoft-windows/microsoft-releases-emergency-windows-update-to-hamstring-earlier-spectre-defense.html#tk.rss_all Microsoft on Saturday issued an out-of-band Windows security update that disabled a patch the company released earlier this month to protect personal computers from possible attacks leveraging one of … Read more

Microsoft shoots for AutoSave parity in Mac Office 365

Microsoft shoots for AutoSave parity in Mac Office 365

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3250668/enterprise-applications/microsoft-shoots-for-autosave-parity-in-mac-office-365.html#tk.rss_all Microsoft last week added an auto-save feature to the core applications in Office for Mac 2016, matching what Windows users were given in August. AutoSave is available only to … Read more

Mozilla mandates that new Firefox features rely on encrypted connections

Mozilla mandates that new Firefox features rely on encrypted connections

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3249255/internet/mozilla-mandates-that-new-firefox-features-rely-on-encrypted-connections.html#tk.rss_all Mozilla this week decreed that future web-facing features of Firefox must meet an under-development standard that requires all browser-to-server-and-back traffic be encrypted. “Effective immediately, all new features that are … Read more

Office 365: Enterprise usage doesn’t translate into enterprise value

Office 365: Enterprise usage doesn’t translate into enterprise value

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3248970/enterprise-applications/office-365-enterprise-usage-doesnt-translate-into-enterprise-value.html#tk.rss_all Although enterprise subscribers to Office 365 typically use a large number of the in-the-cloud-and-on-premises suite’s components, only two – email and the Office applications – provide significant value, a … Read more

How to make sure Windows gets the right patches coming to it

How to make sure Windows gets the right patches coming to it

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3248724/microsoft-windows/how-to-make-sure-windows-gets-the-right-patches-coming-to-it.html#tk.rss_all The Windows emergency security updates issued by Microsoft earlier this month came with an unprecedented prerequisite – a new key stored in the operating system’s registry – that antivirus … Read more

Microsoft stamps October’s Windows 10 feature upgrade as enterprise-worthy

Microsoft stamps October’s Windows 10 feature upgrade as enterprise-worthy

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3247864/microsoft-windows/microsoft-stamps-octobers-windows-10-feature-upgrade-as-enterprise-worthy.html#tk.rss_all Microsoft today told enterprises that Windows 10’s second feature upgrade of last year, October’s “Fall Creators Update,” had been sufficiently tested and is ready to deploy across their organizations. … Read more

Windows 7 takes biggest performance hit from emergency Meltdown, Spectre updates

Windows 7 takes biggest performance hit from emergency Meltdown, Spectre updates

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3247645/microsoft-windows/windows-7-takes-biggest-performance-hit-from-emergency-meltdown-spectre-updates.html#tk.rss_all Microsoft said Tuesday that Windows 7 PCs would run slower after receiving and installing the crash updates designed to stymie attacks that leverage the recently-disclosed vulnerabilities in virtually every … Read more

Microsoft sets novel antivirus prerequisite before offering Windows emergency updates

Microsoft sets novel antivirus prerequisite before offering Windows emergency updates

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3246063/microsoft-windows/microsoft-sets-novel-antivirus-prerequisite-before-offering-windows-emergency-updates.html#tk.rss_all Microsoft last week took the unprecedented step of requiring customers to have up-to-date antivirus software on their personal computers before it would hand over a critical security update. “This … Read more

Browser makers build bulwarks to stump Spectre attacks

Browser makers build bulwarks to stump Spectre attacks

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3246210/web-browsers/browser-makers-build-bulwarks-to-stump-spectre-attacks.html#tk.rss_all Amid the panicked response this week to the news of significant, though not-yet-exploited, vulnerabilities in the vast bulk of the world’s microprocessors, it went almost unnoticed that most browser … Read more

Microsoft speeds up latest Windows 10 upgrade delivery

Microsoft speeds up latest Windows 10 upgrade delivery

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3245729/microsoft-windows/microsoft-speeds-up-latest-windows-10-upgrade-delivery.html#tk.rss_all Microsoft has pushed 2017’s final Windows 10 feature upgrade to customers faster than it did the year’s first revision, according to data from a Windows app ad network. Data … Read more

Windows by the numbers: Windows 7 storm looms as retirement milestone nears

Windows by the numbers: Windows 7 storm looms as retirement milestone nears

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3199373/windows-pcs/windows-by-the-numbers-windows-7-storm-looms-as-retirement-milestone-nears.html#tk.rss_all Windows 10 will replace the aged Windows 7 as the most popular version of Microsoft’s operating system in September, according to the rise and fall of the two editions’ … Read more