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Patch Tuesday fallout: Bad docs, but so far no major problems

In spite of an enormous number of erroneous “known issues” warnings, this month’s crop of Windows and Office patches seems to fix most of the bugs in last month’s patches.

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Windows 10: A guide to the updates

Here's what you need to know about each update to Windows 10 as they roll out from Microsoft. Now updated for KB4343909 (OS Build 17134.228), released Aug. 14, 2018.

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Windows 10 Redstone: A guide to the builds

Get the latest info on new builds of Windows 10 Redstone 5 as they roll out from Microsoft. Now updated for Insider Preview Build 17738, released on Aug. 14, 2018.

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Microsoft Surface GO and Fire HD 10 fit together in the same bag

Making room for both the Microsoft Surface GO and Amazon's Fire HD 10 has advantages for professional and personal use.

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Patch Tuesday’s coming: Block Windows Update and pray we don’t get fooled again

Another Patch Tuesday is approaching. To avoid the bug chaos that could happen -- like we saw last month -- make sure Automatic Update for Windows is turned off.

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Chrome 68 takes notifications native in Windows 10

The browser, launched July 24, uses the OS's own notification center to post messages; users must be running Windows 10 1607 or later.

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Is Intel building a new version of its Coffee Lake chipset just for Win7?

Intel is in the process of releasing a souped-up Coffee Lake chipset that will actually work with Windows 7, according to Anandtech. The trick will be convincing Microsoft to allow updates to the new H310C.

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A word to the wise: Skip Microsoft’s July patches

Microsoft's Windows and Office patches for July are still a mess. Perhaps August will be better.

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

Microsoft may be close to offering multi-session remote desktop access to Windows 10 Enterprise, allowing for as many as 10 simultaneous connections.

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IT admins warn Microsoft to slow Windows 10 upgrade pace

More than three-quarters of the admins surveyed want Microsoft to release feature upgrades just once a year – or even once every other year. One admin decried an upgrade pace that 'never ends.'

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The mechanics of Windows patching - in plain English

Microsoft’s John Wilcox last week posted a primer on Microsoft’s patching scheme, designed to help people understand how the company patches Windows. Here’s a translation in less obfuscatory terms, with a bit of real-world...

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Patch expert calls on Microsoft execs to fix Windows updating

IT admins surveyed by Susan Bradley, who moderates the PatchMangement.org mailing list, said Microsoft's current strategy is failing. So she took their concerns to Microsoft leaders, including CEO Satya Nadella, and asked them to make...

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Apple really wants your next PC to be a Mac -- and the timing's right

Apple appears to be taking a small step to make it easier for enterprises to upgrade their clapped-out old legacy Windows systems in favor of new Macs.

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Windows updaters express frustrations. Microsoft responds.

Earlier this week, Susan Bradley published a comprehensive look at the results of her survey of nearly 2,000 Windows updaters. Now, Microsoft has officially weighed in.

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

It's increasingly becoming a Google Chrome online world, even for Mac users.

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Windows by the numbers: Windows 10's growth continues

Migration watch: Windows 10 in July saw continued gains in user share and should supplant Windows 7 as the most popular flavor of Windows by the end of the year.

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Android file transfer: How to move data between your phone and computer

Moving files from your Android device to a Windows PC or Mac (and vice versa) doesn't have to be difficult — or dependent on any cloud services.

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Microsoft rejiggers Windows 10 Enterprise subscriptions, pricing

Microsoft is revamping the subscription offerings by recalibrating prices and renaming the per device/per user offers so they're more aligned with Microsoft 365.

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