Gregg Keizer

Senior Reporter

Gregg Keizer covers Windows, Office, Apple/enterprise, web browsers and web apps for Computerworld.

Microsoft, Apple open virtual dev conferences to all

Microsoft, Apple open virtual dev conferences to all

It's going to be all virtual, all the time, for this year's Microsoft Build event and Apple's traditional WWDC. Blame the ongoing pandemic for the shift.

Windows by the numbers: Windows share shrinks, Linux surges ... wait, Linux?

Windows by the numbers: Windows share shrinks, Linux surges ... wait, Linux?

The coronavirus pandemic and the rush to work from home seems to have upended recent trends in OS use. Windows is down. macOS is up. And so is Linux.

Google to expel spammy, pointless Chrome extensions at end of August

Google to expel spammy, pointless Chrome extensions at end of August

When it comes to add-ons for its dominant Chrome browser, Google plans to crack down on miscreants later this year.

Google extends G Suite identity and security device management to Windows 10 PCs

Google extends G Suite identity and security device management to Windows 10 PCs

IT admins can now use the G Suite console to secure G Suite accounts on Windows 10 using Google's anti-hijacking and suspicious-login-detection technologies.

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

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.

5 top Chrome extensions for work-at-home productivity

5 top Chrome extensions for work-at-home productivity

If you use Google Chrome to browse the web — and most people do — these must-have add-ons will make you more productive.

Delays, deals and drastic actions: Microsoft responds to the pandemic

Delays, deals and drastic actions: Microsoft responds to the pandemic

Because it makes Windows and Office, two tech cornerstones of most modern corporations, Microsoft's response to the COVID-19 outbreak matters a lot. Here's a rundown of what's changed.

Vivaldi joins anti-tracking browser brotherhood

Vivaldi joins anti-tracking browser brotherhood

Although web browsers once competed on speed and overall performance, privacy is the new benchmark. Niche browser Vivaldi has now joined the bigwigs in giving users more control over online tracking.

Windows 10's pandemic support extension: What it means

Windows 10's pandemic support extension: What it means

As Microsoft has lengthened support times for various versions of Windows 10, it's set up a calendar for later this year that will create a pile-up of deadlines for itself – and users.

Microsoft taps Windows 10 2004 as 'May Update,' preps for release next month

Microsoft taps Windows 10 2004 as 'May Update,' preps for release next month

Even though much of the world is still dealing with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, Microsoft is pressing ahead with plans to release a new version of Windows 10.

Microsoft reiterates October end for Office 2010 support

Microsoft reiterates October end for Office 2010 support

Although the company has extended support deadlines for a variety of its offerings, that's not the case with Office 2010 and Office 2016 for Mac.

Microsoft stretches support for SharePoint Server 2010, Windows 10 1809

Microsoft stretches support for SharePoint Server 2010, Windows 10 1809

In its latest moves related to the COVID-19 pandemic, Microsoft is extending support an extra six months for SharePoint Server 2010 and Windows 10 1809.

Why Microsoft should postpone Windows 10's next feature upgrade, 2004

Why Microsoft should postpone Windows 10's next feature upgrade, 2004

The latest iteration of Windows 10 is slated to appear this spring. But given the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, Microsoft would be better off delaying the rollout.

Browser makers cite coronavirus, restore support for obsolete TLS 1.0 and 1.1 encryption

Browser makers cite coronavirus, restore support for obsolete TLS 1.0 and 1.1 encryption

Long-in-the-tooth Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.0 and 1.1 encryption is getting a temporary reprieve from Google, Microsoft and Mozilla.

Microsoft promotes upcoming Edge enhancements

Microsoft promotes upcoming Edge enhancements

Among the features planned for the browser: tabs that can be stacked vertically along the browser's side and a Firefox-like Password Monitor.

Microsoft to shift SMBs' Office subscriptions to 'Microsoft 365' brand

Microsoft to shift SMBs' Office subscriptions to 'Microsoft 365' brand

The change, which takes place April 21, is designed 'to reflect the range of features and benefits in the subscription' plans, the company said.

How businesses can save money when everyone needs Office to work from home

How businesses can save money when everyone needs Office to work from home

When companies scatter their workforces, they can save money by providing the new remote employees with the right kind of Office. Here are several ideas.

Google to resume Chrome releases on April 7

Google to resume Chrome releases on April 7

The company will roll out version 81, skip 82, and launch version 83 in May to make up for lost time.

Microsoft to stop serving non-security monthly updates to Windows

Microsoft to stop serving non-security monthly updates to Windows

The updates, normally released during the third and fourth week of each month, will stop in May.

Pandemic will push Microsoft to repeat 2019's major-minor Win10 upgrade cadence

Pandemic will push Microsoft to repeat 2019's major-minor Win10 upgrade cadence

The ongoing coronavirus outbreak makes it even more likely Microsoft will release a minor update for Windows 10 this fall.

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