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EU targets big tech with new Digital Markets Act

The European Union wants to tackle issues of interoperability, data access and vendor self-preference with its landmark DMA legislation.

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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 KB5011543 Preview, released on March 22, 2022.

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Microsoft, its partners, and the ‘last-mile problem’

Microsoft recently unveiled changes to its partner program that shift the emphasis from customer to support to sales, sales, sales.

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The productivity takeaways from Microsoft’s partner update

Microsoft made changes to its partner program this week that should lead to a better match between skills and needs.

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Microsoft’s Work Trend Index highlights a growing disconnect over hybrid work

The vendor’s annual survey showed a growing divide between employer and employee attitudes towards hybrid work.

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How to preview and deploy Windows 10 and 11 updates

Microsoft’s ‘channels’ for Windows Insider Previews and new Windows releases are confusing for everybody. Here’s help choosing the best method of testing and updating Windows 10 and 11 for yourself or your business.

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Microsoft delivers a solid, low-impact Patch Tuesday

This month's Patch Tuesday brought a solid set of updates for Windows, Microsoft Office, Exchange, and Chromium-based Edge (Chromium). But there weren't any critical issues requiring companies to patch right away.

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Windows 11: The end of the old-school Windows desktop

In the long run, Microsoft wants you to switch to a Desktop-as-a-Service model, and the first steps on this journey may already be in place on your conventional Windows PC . You know it as Windows 11.

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Microsoft becomes latest tech firm to suspend sales in Russia

Microsoft, saying it's "horrified, angered and saddened" by the attack on Ukraine, has joined other tech product and services vendors in suspending sales in Russia. Google, however, will continue to provide some services inside Russia....

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Cortana explained: The rocky past and promising future of Microsoft’s digital assistant

At first meant to compete with virtual assistants like Siri, Google Now, and Alexa, Cortana has been stripped of many functions and seemingly left to wither away. But its business-focused reboot may hold the key to long-term success.

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No, Microsoft, don’t require an account to set up Windows 11

A recent preview build of Windows 11 makes an unwelcome change: it mandates a Microsoft account when installing even Windows 11 Professional. But not everyone wants or needs an account.

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The Windows 11 feedback loop — what do users want most?

Microsoft says it wants users to weigh in with requests, suggestions, and advice using the built-in Feedback hub. But is that any way to really get Microsoft’s attention?

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Take your time testing these February Patch Tuesday updates

With this month's very light Patch Tuesday release from Microsoft, security and systems administrators should take time to test their apps and desktop/server builds.

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Research shows Windows updates can take six hours to complete

Devices running Windows 10 and 11 can take up to six hours to fully download and apply software updates, but most will update in under an hour, according to a new report from Microsoft.

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Start-up emerges with an ‘enterprise browser'

The Island browser is based on Chrome and can limit site access and stop employees from uploading and downloading data, copying and pasting information, and even taking screenshots.

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Will World War III begin in cyberspace?

It's not the 100,000 Russian troops on Ukraine's borders that worries me as much as cyberattacks that can easily get out of hand.

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VPNs and browsers — staying secure while online

There’s been a growing focus on the use of VPNs for routine surfing. But browser choice, search engine selection, and third-party tools are at least as important for online security.

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16 ways to speed up Windows 10

If you want to optimize Windows 10, take a few minutes to try out these tips to speed up your PC and make it less prone to performance and system issues.

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