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Avoid manually installing Windows 10 Creators Update

Problems have emerged with Update Assistant, forcing Microsoft to issue a warning about manually upgrading to Windows 10 Creators Update.

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Microsoft adds another layer to the Windows 10 patching onion

A new update will occur monthly, or sometimes more often.

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Surprisingly few tech insights in Steve Ballmer's USAFacts data trove

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer's USAFacts project, an ambitious and sometimes overwhelming repository of data about local to state to federal U.S. government spending and outcomes that was launched on Tax Day, is surprisingly...

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Microsoft .Net Core: Finally ready for prime time

All Microsoft’s next-gen development stack needed was adequate tooling, APIs, libraries, and documentation. They’re here at last

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Old Windows Server machines can still fend off hacks. Here's how

Keeping a computer up-to-date, with the latest OS and software patch, is one of the best things you can do to stay safe from cyber threats.

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Windows 10 Privacy: How to disable the Location features

Windows 10’s Creators Update makes it easier to disable location tracking and also erase location history.

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Microsoft updates Office Online Server, announces release schedule

Microsoft updated the Office Online Server for data centers and announced Windows and Office will see two major updates a year.

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Microsoft commits to twice yearly updates to Windows 10, Office 365

Microsoft is offering IT pros some new guidance on when they can expect major feature updates for Windows 10, Office 365's client applications, and System Center Configuration Manager.

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Bypass Microsoft's update block for Windows 7, 8.1 PCs running Kaby Lake, Ryzen

GitHub user Zeffy created a custom patch to defeat Microsoft's update block for Windows 7 and 8.1 users using devices powered by next-gen processors.

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Microsoft Surface Studio review: A magnificent, pricey all-in-one PC

In our review of the Microsoft Surface Studio, we'll show you how it and the Surface Dial propel the all-in-one PC category forward.

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Experts contend Microsoft canceled Feb. updates to patch NSA exploits

Microsoft may have delayed its February security update slate to finish patching critical flaws in Windows that a hacker gang tried to sell.

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Review: VMM 2016 stiffs Azure, older Hyper-V

System Center 2016 Virtual Machine Manager shines for Windows Server 2016, but does little for prior versions of Hyper-V

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Top 30 free apps for Windows 10

From backup to productivity tools, here’s the best of the best for Win10. Sometimes good things come in free packages

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Windows 10 privacy settings: What's new in the Creators Update

Windows 10 is still a privacy-invading operating system, but the improved settings in the Creators Update give you more information and control.

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31 tech pros share favorite IT products

What's to like? Image by Vicki Lyons, Prakash Kota, Julie Ulrich and David LeDouxEvery year we ask IT pros to share their favorite enterprise products, and every year we learn what it takes to win them over — including gear that...

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Windows 10 Privacy in the Creators Update

Windows 10 privacy settings are easier to find and use in the Creators Update. But there's a difference between getting more control and getting more privacy.

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Microsoft: Past patches address leaked NSA exploits

Microsoft said its already patched vulnerabilities revealed in Friday’s high-profile leak of suspected U.S. National Security Agency spying tools, meaning customers will be protected if they’ve updated their software to latest version....

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Leaked NSA exploits plant a bull's-eye on Windows Server

Friday’s release of suspected NSA spying tools is bad news for companies running Windows Server. The cyberweapons, which are now publicly available, can easily hack older versions of the OS.

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