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The .NET patch failure that wasn’t

This month’s patch updates from Microsoft have caused few problems, and though there were some issues related to .NET, even those have been scattered.

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Is Windows 10 a secret Slack slayer?

Slack is already going after Microsoft in Europe, hoping to put a dent in the latter's success with Teams. But Windows could be what really puts Slack in the rear view mirror.

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Microsoft bucks history, pegs Windows 10 21H1 as 'minor' upgrade

The coming spring update for Windows 10 won't offer any major new features, making it more likely the fall upgrade will have more to offer users.

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Back to the future: Microsoft moves to push Windows 10 users to the cloud

Like the idea of Desktop-as-a-Service rather than trying to manage thousands of users desktops at home? Microsoft has some advice for you.

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For February, a 'bumpy' Patch Tuesday ride

A few issues have already cropped up with this month's collection of patches from Microsoft. So, for now, pause updates if you can.

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What's not to love with this month’s Patch Tuesday?

Despite a lower-than-average number of updates and patches in February, four vulnerabilities have been publicly disclosed and we're seeing increasing reports of exploits in the wild.

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

Microsoft is releasing new versions of Windows 10 on a set schedule – and just as regularly retiring older versions from support. Here are all the dates you need to know about.

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Microsoft cheat sheets: Dive into Windows and Office apps

These guides will help you find your way around several generations of Microsoft’s Office apps for Windows — and Windows itself.

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Windows 10: A guide to the updates

Here's what you need to know about each update to the current version of Windows 10 as it's released from Microsoft. Now updated for KB4580364, released Feb. 9, 2021.

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Microsoft issues green light for Windows 10 2004. (But what's the point?)

The company has signaled to commercial customers that Windows 10 2004, the the May 2020 feature upgrade, is reliable enough to widely deploy.

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Microsoft to replace legacy Edge in April with Chromium-based version

The company's April cumulative update for Windows 10 will remove the old, outdated Edge browser and replace it with the newer Chromium-based version that debuted in 2020.

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Ahead of Patch Tuesday, a cautionary tale

As always, the second Tuesday of the month is a big day for Microsoft updates and patches. But even for versions of Windows 10 the company says are business-ready, issues can crop up.

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How to fix five Windows 10 headaches

Microsoft has made numerous improvements to Windows 10 over the years, but it still has some annoying quirks. We help you solve them.

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Is it time to install Microsoft’s January updates? (Yes.)

Though there were a few rarified hiccups in last month's batch of patches from Microsoft, most users are good to go to install them.

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How to handle Windows 10 updates

Step 1: Understand that there are updates, and then there are updates.

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Microsoft releases Application Guard for Office to M365 customers

Application Guard for Office, a defensive technology that quarantines untrusted Office documents, had been available in public preview for five months.

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What's in the latest Edge update? Password monitor and vertical tabs

Microsoft's Edge 88 delivers major improvements to its password manager and new tab features, including vertical tabs.

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Decoding Microsoft Defender’s hidden settings

Though many Windows 10 users opt for third-party antivirus protection, those who use Microsoft Defender may not be getting all of the protection they could. Here’s how to check your settings and what to change.

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