Microsoft may soon add multi-session remote access to Windows 10 Enterprise

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3296363/microsoft-windows/microsoft-may-soon-add-multi-session-remote-access-to-windows-10-enterprise.html#tk.rss_all Hints appeared last week that Microsoft may be close to offering multi-session remote desktop access to Windows 10 Enterprise as an alternative to, and complement of, Windows Server. The … Read more

IT admins warn Microsoft to slow Windows 10 upgrade pace

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3296480/microsoft-windows/it-admins-warn-microsoft-to-slow-windows-10-upgrade-pace.html#tk.rss_all Microsoft should dial back its aggressive Windows 10 release schedule, IT administrators said, to a slower tempo of one feature upgrade annually – or even one every two years. … Read more

Mozilla tests Firefox add-on that steers users toward serendipity

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3296039/web-browsers/mozilla-tests-firefox-add-on-that-steers-users-toward-serendipity.html#tk.rss_all Mozilla has launched a test of a new Firefox add-on that recommends sites based on the user’s current and past browsing. The add-on, dubbed “Advance,” was the latest in … Read more

Patch expert calls on Microsoft execs to fix Windows updating

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3295940/microsoft-windows/patch-expert-calls-on-microsoft-execs-to-fix-windows-updating.html#tk.rss_all Microsoft’s patching, updating and upgrading of Windows – in particular Windows 10 – is a mess that the company needs to clean up, according to responses to a questionnaire … Read more

Top web browsers 2018: IE, Edge and Firefox return to the road of ruin

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3199425/web-browsers/top-web-browsers-2018-ie-edge-and-firefox-return-to-the-road-of-ruin.html#tk.rss_all Microsoft’s and Mozilla’s browsers fell to new lows in July as users continued to switch to Google’s behemoth, Chrome, which again looks unstoppable. According to California-based analytics vendor Net … Read more

Microsoft rejiggers Windows 10 Enterprise subscriptions, pricing

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3294623/microsoft-windows/microsoft-rejiggers-windows-10-enterprise-subscriptions-pricing.html#tk.rss_all Microsoft last week reshaped its portfolio of Windows 10 subscriptions for enterprises, but deferred discussing what, if any, price increases it will levy before October 1. Along with announcements … Read more

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

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3256148/microsoft-windows/microsoft-hints-at-september-release-of-windows-10s-next-feature-upgrade.html#tk.rss_all Microsoft last week released the first preview of what will become Windows 10 version 1903, the opening feature upgrade of next year, slated to ship in the spring. The … Read more

At T-minus 18 months, Windows 7 still powers 184M commercial PCs

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3293877/microsoft-windows/at-t-minus-18-months-windows-7-still-powers-184m-commercial-pcs.html#tk.rss_all About 184 million commercial PCs – in small- and mid-sized businesses, in large enterprises and in government agencies – are still running the quickly aging Windows 7, according to … Read more

Microsoft releases previews of Exchange 2019, other Office 2019 servers

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3292977/enterprise-applications/microsoft-releases-previews-of-exchange-2019-other-office-2019-servers.html#tk.rss_all Microsoft has released a public preview of Exchange 2019, the on-premises email server software the company will start selling later this year. First promised in September 2017, when Microsoft … Read more

The Brave browser basics – what it does, how it differs from rivals

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3292619/web-browsers/the-brave-browser-basics-what-it-does-how-it-differs-from-rivals.html#tk.rss_all Boutique browsers try to scratch out a living by scratching out a niche underserved by the usual suspects. Brave is one of those browsers. Brave has gotten more attention … Read more

Microsoft lures Windows 2008 users to cloud with offer of extra support

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3290384/microsoft-windows/microsoft-lures-windows-2008-users-to-cloud-with-offer-of-extra-support.html#tk.rss_all Microsoft is dangling three years of additional support in front of customers running Windows Server 2008 or SQL Server 2008 if they move the servers’ workloads to Redmond’s cloud-based … Read more

Enterprise PC-buying spree spurs first shipment climb in six years

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3290244/windows-pcs/enterprise-pc-buying-spree-spurs-first-shipment-climb-in-six-years.html#tk.rss_all Shipments of traditional personal computers during the second quarter of 2018 grew by nearly 3% year over year, the largest increase since 2012, research firm IDC said last week. … Read more

Google flips switch on Chrome’s newest defensive technology

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3289786/web-browsers/google-flips-switch-on-chromes-newest-defensive-technology.html#tk.rss_all Google has switched on a defensive technology in Chrome that will make it much more difficult for Spectra-like attacks to steal information such as log-on credentials. Called “Site Isolation,” … Read more

Microsoft puts Dynamics 365 on twice-a-year release cadence

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3289388/enterprise-applications/microsoft-puts-dynamics-365-on-twice-a-year-release-cadence.html#tk.rss_all Microsoft now plans to refresh its Dynamics 365 enterprise planning and customer relationship management software twice each year, on essentially the same schedule as Windows and the Office 365 … Read more

Windows by the numbers: Windows 10 gains ground but still trails Windows 7

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3199373/windows-pcs/windows-by-the-numbers-windows-10-gains-ground-but-still-trails-windows-7.html#tk.rss_all Windows 10 last month for the first time passed the 40% milestone, but adoption still lagged behind the venerable Windows 7, which refused to budge from its dominant spot. … Read more

What’s in the latest Firefox update? Faster page loads, ‘warmer’ tabs

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3251749/web-browsers/whats-in-the-latest-firefox-update-faster-page-loads-warmer-tabs.html#tk.rss_all Mozilla on Tuesday delivered Firefox 61 for Windows, macOS and Linux, claiming that the browser’s page-painting speed has been improved and that switching tabs is faster than before. The … Read more

Microsoft takes first whack at browser ad blocking with Edge on Android, iOS

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3284354/web-browsers/microsoft-takes-first-whack-at-browser-ad-blocking-with-edge-on-android-ios.html#tk.rss_all Microsoft in the past week updated its Edge browsers for Android and iOS, adding a built-in web advertisement blocker – a first for the Redmond, Wash. company. The browser, … Read more

Brave browser begins controversial ad repeal-and-replace tests

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3284076/web-browsers/brave-browser-begins-controversial-ad-repeal-and-replace-tests.html#tk.rss_all The builders of the Brave browser have begun serving replacement advertisements to volunteers, a key part of a business model that relies on stripping others’ ads from web pages. … Read more