Cortana Show Me app guides you through Windows 10’s settings

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/03/23/cortana-show-me-app-guides-you-through-windows-10s-settings/ If you’re not sure how to do something with Windows 10, there are plenty of guides to be found on the web. Today, however, Microsoft is launching a new … Read more

Microsoft releases Windows 10 Spring Creators Update Build 17128 to the Fast ring, and the watermark has gone!

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/03/23/windows-10-spring-creators-update-build-17128/ As we edge ever nearer to the final release of the Windows 10 Spring Creators Update, Microsoft is upping the rate that new builds arrive to Insiders on the … Read more

Microsoft releases Windows 10 Redstone 5 Build 17627 for Skip Ahead

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/03/21/microsoft-releases-windows-10-redstone-5-build-17627-for-skip-ahead/ Microsoft is busy putting the finishing touches to the Windows 10 Spring Creators Update, aka Redstone 4, but it’s already hard at work on the follow up. Redstone 5 … Read more

Download Windows Server 2019 preview ahead of the launch later this year

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/03/21/windows-server-2019-preview/ Microsoft has revealed details about the upcoming Windows Server 2019. Due for release later in the year, there’s a preview available for download right now, giving users the chance … Read more

Microsoft releases Windows 10 Spring Creators Update Build 17127 to the Fast ring

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/03/20/microsoft-releases-windows-10-spring-creators-update-build-17127-to-the-fast-ring/ New builds for the Spring Creators Update are coming thick and fast now, as Microsoft edges ever nearer to the release date for the next version of Windows 10. … Read more

Microsoft has found a way to significantly speed up installation of the Windows 10 Spring Creators Update

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/03/19/quicker-installation-windows-10-spring-creators-update/ Microsoft rolls out two big feature updates for Windows 10 a year — one around April-time, and another around October. These introduce new features, a lot of big changes, … Read more

Microsoft quickly rolls out Windows 10 Spring Creators Update Build 17120 to the Slow ring

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/03/16/microsoft-quickly-rolls-out-windows-10-spring-creators-update-build-17120-to-the-slow-ring/ The next big feature update of Windows 10 — widely expected to be called the Spring Creators Update — is due out next month. Microsoft is hard at work … Read more

Microsoft releases Windows 10 Spring Creators Update Build 17123 to the Fast ring

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/03/16/microsoft-releases-windows-10-spring-creators-update-build-17123-to-the-fast-ring/ In addition to releasing a new Windows 10 Redstone 5 build to the Insiders on Skip Ahead, Microsoft today also rolls out a new Spring Creators Update build for … Read more

Windows 10 Redstone 5 Build 17623 for Skip Ahead has a nasty surprise

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/03/16/windows-10-redstone-5-build-17623-for-skip-ahead-has-a-nasty-surprise/ Microsoft is still putting the finishing touches to its next big Windows 10 feature update — Redstone 4, aka the Spring Creators Update — due out next month, but … Read more

Windows 10 Redstone 5 Build 17623 for Skip Ahead forces users to use Edge

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/03/16/windows-10-redstone-5-build-17623-forces-edge/ Microsoft is still putting the finishing touches to its next big Windows 10 feature update — Redstone 4, aka the Spring Creators Update — due out next month, but … Read more

Force Windows 7 security updates even if you don’t have antivirus software installed

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/03/16/windows-7-updates-no-av/ Compatibility issues with patches for the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities saw Microsoft blocking the rollout of security updates to Windows users. The company has just changed its policy for … Read more

Microsoft launches bounty program for speculative execution side channel vulnerabilities

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/03/15/microsoft-speculative-execution-side-channel-vulnerabilities-bug-bounty/ Microsoft has launched a bug bounty program that will reward anyone who finds the next Meltdown or Spectre vulnerability. Known as speculative execution side channel vulnerabilities, Microsoft is willing … Read more

Microsoft removes AV compatibility requirements for Windows 10 security updates

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/03/15/windows-10-meltdown-spectre-av-requirement-removed/ In the fallout from the revelations about the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities — and the ensuing chaos relating to patches for the security problems — Microsoft blocked security updates … Read more

Windows 10 Spring Creators Update Build 17115 ISO images available now

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/03/13/windows-10-spring-creators-update-build-17115-iso-images-available-now/ There are a fair number of new features and improvements to look forward to in the forthcoming Spring Creators Update for Windows 10, most notably the new Timeline feature, … Read more

Microsoft releases Windows 10 Spring Creators Update Build 17120 to the Fast ring

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/03/13/windows-10-spring-creators-update-build-17120/ The next big feature update of Windows 10 — widely expected to the called the Spring Creators Update — is due out next month. Microsoft is hard at work … Read more

Critical vulnerability found in Windows Remote Desktop Protocol

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/03/13/critical-windows-remote-desktop-vulnerability/ Researchers at threat prevention specialist Preempt have discovered a flaw in Credential Security Support Provider protocol (CredSSP), which is used by Remote Desktop and WinRM in their authentication processes. … Read more

Microsoft Windows Defender fights off massive currency miner attack

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/03/09/microsoftt-fights-currency-miner/ Microsoft has stopped a large scale malware distribution campaign that tried to infect almost 500,000 Windows PCs with a cryptocurrency miner. Windows Defender antivirus software detected 80,000 instances of … Read more

Microsoft expects users of Windows 10 S mode to stick with it, but switching to Windows 10 Home or Pro will be free

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/03/08/windows-10-s-mode-switching-free/ Having confirmed that Windows 10 S is going to become a “mode” in future versions of Windows 10, rather than a standalone product, Microsoft has revealed more about its … Read more

Microsoft releases Windows 10 Redstone 5 Build 17618 for Skip Ahead — and it includes Sets!

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/03/07/windows-10-redstone-5-build-17618/ While Microsoft is busy putting the finishing touches to the Windows 10 Spring Update, codenamed Redstone 4, work is well underway on its successor, due around October time. Windows … Read more

Microsoft confirms Windows 10 S will become a ‘mode’ of Windows 10 next year

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/03/07/microsoft-confirms-windows-10-s-will-become-a-mode-of-windows-10-next-year/ It was reported last month that Microsoft was planning to transition its education-focused Windows 10 S from a separate operating system into a “mode” in existing versions of Windows … Read more

As Debian comes to Windows 10, should we worry Microsoft will ’embrace, extend, and extinguish’ Linux?

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/03/06/debian-linux-windows/ Personally, I am not a fan of running Linux distributions on Windows 10 — WSL, virtual machine, or otherwise. While I appreciate Microsoft’s focus on Linux lately, I am … Read more

Microsoft releases Windows 10 Spring Update (RS4) Build 17115 for the Fast ring, with big privacy changes

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/03/06/microsoft-releases-windows-10-spring-update-rs4-build-17115-for-the-fast-ring-with-big-privacy-changes/ New builds for the next big feature update of Windows 10 are coming thick and fast. Build 17112 was released last Friday, and today Build 17115 makes its way … Read more