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Microsoft Teams: How to use it, and how it stacks up to Slack and Zoom

Microsoft's take on collaboration, group messaging and video continues to evolve. Here's how Microsoft Teams fits into the booming collaboration software market and what you need to know to evaluate it against rivals like Slack, Zoom...

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Microsoft updates Yammer and Teams for iOS

Microsoft continues to expedite speedy and useful updates across its Apple-facing apps with updates for iPad- or iPhone-using enterprise pros.

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Microsoft Patch Alert: October 2020

The big news with this month’s patches – aside from the usual smorgasbord of strange errors – has more to do with the patches that are outside the regular cumulative update stream. Remarkably, we didn’t get any security fixes for IE...

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My new favorite Windows update setting

Looking to install a specific feature release of Windows 10 when you want it? Here's how.

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Microsoft previews Edge browser on Linux

Microsoft has released a preview version of Edge on its Dev Channel that runs on Linux.

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Microsoft launches its second update rerun, Windows 10 20H2

The Windows 10 October 2020 Update is now available, which means enterprise users can begin testing it before embarking on a broader deployment.

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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 the Windows 10 October 2020 Update (version 20H2), released Oct. 20, 2020.

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Warning: Multiple Windows 10 retirements ahead

Over the next seven weeks, two Windows 10 feature upgrades will hit the end of support. And a third dropped of the support list last week.

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What's in the latest Edge update? Rollbacks and new browser telemetry policies

Microsoft's Edge 86 includes a "rollback" function that lets IT admins restore an earlier version of the browser and gives the built-in PDF viewer support for document tables of content.

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Microsoft ends support for Office 2010, bangs the Office 365 gong

Office 2010 and Office 2016 for Mac have now received their final security updates. For users, Microsoft says it's time to move to Office 365.

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WTH is happening with Office 365?

Okay, so Windows 10 updates have had issues, shall we say, for years. But, really, Microsoft, you're going to roll out the same kinds of problems for your services now, too?

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With Patch Tuesday here, be sure Windows Update is paused

With all the flotsam floating around, it’s easy to lose sight of Second Tuesdays. October’s arrives tomorrow and, with it, another round of Windows and Office patches. Take a minute to make sure you aren’t in the front lines, as...

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How to block the Windows 10 October 2020 Update, version 20H2, from installing

The shiny new 20H2 Windows 10 feature update is almost here, but there’s no reason for you to be an unpaid beta tester. Here’s how to keep it off your system for now.

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How Microsoft will end Office's perpetual licensing

Microsoft in September announced that the next version of its on-premises Exchange Server will be available only as a subscription-based product. What does that say about its licensing plans for Office?

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Windows by the numbers: Real gains or just an illusion?

A sudden spike of Windows' overall share led to increased user numbers for both Windows 10 and Windows 7.

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The coast is clear to install September's Windows and Office patches

It’s been an interesting month, with a couple of flubs, but no new major plugged security holes and Microsoft has replaced its buggy SQL Server 2019 patch. Win10 version 2004 continues to astound with the number of swatted bugs, but...

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Top web browsers 2020: Chrome takes a punch, Firefox stays alive

September wasn't a good month for Google's Chrome browser, which saw a decline in user share; Microsoft's Edge, however, won over some converts.

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Microsoft's Brad Anderson on Apple in the enterprise

During this week's JNUC event, the Microsoft VP talked about enabling enterprise class security for Macs.

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