Google’s Project Zero reveals security flaw in Windows 10 S after Microsoft fails to fix it

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/04/20/windows-10-s-security-flaw-disclosed/ Details of a security flaw in Windows 10 S has been revealed by Google’s Project Zero after Microsoft failed to issue a patch within the 90-day disclosure deadline. The … Read more

Microsoft releases Windows 10 Redstone 5 Build 17650 for Skip Ahead

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/04/20/microsoft-releases-windows-10-redstone-5-build-17650-for-skip-ahead/ Microsoft is busy trying to kill the last remaining — but problematic — bugs in the Spring Creators Update (or whatever it ends up being called) but work is … Read more

Microsoft to kill off OneNote’s desktop app in Office 2019 to focus on OneNote for Windows 10

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/04/19/microsoft-kills-onenote-desktop-app/ When Microsoft releases Office 2019 later this year, it will be killing off the desktop version of OneNote. At the moment there are desktop and UWP (Universal Windows Platform) … Read more

Mac users, you can now add Windows Defender Browser Protection to Google Chrome

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/04/18/mac-users-you-can-now-add-windows-defender-browser-protection-to-google-chrome/  People are becoming rather wary of the security they trust, particularly after the recent bad press. With this in mind, we’ve noted that a few people are deciding to … Read more

Microsoft brings Windows Defender Browser Protection extension to Google Chrome

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/04/18/windows-defender-browser-protection-chrome/ Recognizing that comparatively few people are using its Edge browser, Microsoft has released a new security tool for those who have opted to use Google Chrome — the Windows … Read more

Microsoft, Facebook and Symantec are among 34 companies pledging not to help governments launch cyberattacks

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/04/17/cybersecurity-tech-accord/ More than 30 technology companies have signed the Cybersecurity Tech Accord, making a number of pledges relating to cyberattacks. Microsoft, Facebook, Dell, HP and LinkedIn are just a few … Read more

Intel Accelerated Memory Scanning offloads malware scanning to GPUs to boost performance

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/04/17/intel-threat-detection-technology-gpu-telemetry/ The Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities really focused people’s attention on the security of processors, and Intel has been at pains to convince users that it takes security seriously. With … Read more

Microsoft made its own IoT-ready Linux kernel for Azure Sphere OS

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/04/17/microsoft-azure-sphere-linux-kernel/ Microsoft has opened up its heart to Linux in recent years, but now the company has done something that would have previously been unthinkable: it has built its own … Read more

Microsoft reveals more about the ‘blocking bug’ that is delaying Windows 10 Spring Creators Update

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/04/17/windows-10-spring-creators-update-delay/ With the release of Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17134 (Redstone 4) to the Fast Ring, Microsoft has given a little insight into want went wrong with build 17133, … Read more

Microsoft releases new Windows 10 Spring Creators Update RTM candidate, Build 17134

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/04/17/new-windows-10-spring-creators-update-rtm/ Windows 10 Redstone 4 Build 17133 was widely thought to be the RTM for the forthcoming Spring Creators Update after it rolled out to Insiders on the Fast, Slow, … Read more

Microsoft launches Defending Democracy Program to protect against hacking and misinformation

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/04/14/microsoft-defending-democracy-program/ Concern about Russian interference in both the US presidential election and the UK Brexit referendum highlighted the importance the internet now plays in political campaigns. But as well as … Read more

It looks like there will be a new RTM build of Windows 10 as build 17134 is discovered

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/04/12/window-10-build-17134/ It had been thought that Build 17133 that rolled out to Windows Insiders was the RTM version of Windows 10 Spring Creators Update. But with the discovery of a … Read more

Microsoft discovers blocking bug and delays the release of Windows 10 Spring Creators Update

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/04/11/windows-10-spring-creators-update-delayed/ The next big update for Windows 10 has been delayed while Microsoft rushes to fix a newly-discovered bug. Known variously as Windows 10 version 1803, Cumulative Update for Windows … Read more

File Manager for Windows 10 is now available as Microsoft open sources winfile code

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/04/09/file-manager-windows-10/ Cast your mind back several years and you’ll remember Windows 3.0 and earlier. This was when Microsoft started to bring home computing to the masses, and for anyone raised … Read more

Microsoft releases Windows 10 Spring Creators Update Build 17133 to the Slow ring, but not for all

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/03/30/microsoft-releases-windows-10-spring-creators-update-build-17133-to-the-slow-ring-but-not-for-all/ Microsoft only released Windows 10 Spring Creators Update (Redstone 4) Build 17133 to the Fast ring a few days ago, but it’s already been cleared for the Slow ring. … Read more

Windows boss Terry Myerson leaves Microsoft as part of a major shakeup

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/03/29/windows-boss-terry-myerson-leaves-microsoft-as-part-of-a-major-shakeup/ Terry Myerson, the executive vice president of Windows, is to leave Microsoft “in the coming months”. Myerson has been at Microsoft for 21 years, and been involved in Windows … Read more

Fall Creators Update runs on 90 percent of Windows 10 PCs

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/03/28/9-in-10-windows-10-users-run-fall-creators-update/ While the Creators Update roll-out was not as fast as we would have liked, things are going much better with the Fall Creators Update. The latest official upgrade to Windows … Read more

Microsoft releases Windows 10 Spring Creators Update Build 17133 to the Fast ring

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/03/27/microsoft-windows-10-spring-creators-update-build-17133/ We’re edging ever closer to the release of the Windows 10 Spring Creators Update, due out next month. It’s believed we’re at the RTM phase now, but Microsoft will … Read more