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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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Microsoft starts Windows 10's 1803-to-1903 forced upgrade

The company said it's starting the process of upgrading Windows 10 PCs running last year's April update and moving those PCs to the latest version of the operating system.

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Microsoft OneNote cheat sheet

Part of Microsoft’s Office suite and built into Windows 10, OneNote is a robust note-taking app that is also available as a free standalone product. Here’s how to get up and running with OneNote for Windows 10.

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How to manage Microsoft Windows BitLocker

Use these techniques to inventory your network to determine which devices have BitLocker.

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Upcoming Windows 10 1909: Update or upgrade? Microsoft clarifies

The next version of Windows 10, due out this fall, will continue to offer Windows Update for Business controls, the company says.

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Microsoft previews 'chromified' Edge's group policies to win enterprise approval

Hoping to catch the interest of IT admins, Microsoft is offering a sneak peek of group policies they could use to manage the still-under-development "full-Chromium" Edge.

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How to set up Microsoft Cloud App Security

This new add-on will let you set up alerts about suspicious sign-on activity for Office 365 and other cloud apps.

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A challenging Patch Tuesday for legacy Windows platforms

This is a big Patch Tuesday for some Windows users. Older systems such as Windows 7 and Server 2008 need both urgent and important updates to resolve publicly disclosed and exploited vulnerabilities. If you are running later versions...

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New Windows 7 'security-only' update installs telemetry/snooping, uh, feature

Three years ago, Microsoft promised to keep Win7 and 8.1 updated with two tracks of patches - Monthly Rollups that include everything and “security-only” patches that are supposed to be limited to security fixes. Guess what just...

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Throwback Thursday: Hardly worth mentioning

Well, she thought you were looking for some weird explanation.

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Windows 10 cheat sheet

Get to know the interface, features and shortcuts in Microsoft's latest operating system. (Now updated for the Windows 10 May 2019 Update.)

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Microsoft’s Windows Update system is broken. Will it ever be fixed?

It’s a bad sign when companies answer complaints and concerns with corporate doublespeak.

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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 KB4507453 (OS Build 18362.239), released July 9, 2019.

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Microsoft pares Windows 10 feature upgrades to 1 a year

In a multi-part announcement spread across three blog posts, Microsoft has again given its Windows 10 update model a shake. Here's what the changes mean.

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With Patch Tuesday here, make sure you temporarily block Windows Update

Last month brought a bevy of “silver bullet” patches, which fixed bugs introduced in earlier patches. This month, save yourself the bother. In most cases it’s easy to tell Windows to back off for a few weeks. You have to patch...

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WTF, Microsoft?

For months Microsoft hid the fact that its Registry backup feature no longer worked, while Windows 10 kept reporting that it was completing successfully. What were you thinking, guys?

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It's time to install the June Windows and Office patches

June was a lazy, buggy month for Windows and Microsoft Office, with silver bullet patches galore. Things have calmed down now, and it’s time to get the lot installed.

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Windows by the numbers: Upgraders press Pause

After finally passing the 50% mark in May, Windows 10 stalled in June. Windows 7 held steady despite the short window left before support runs out.

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