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Post-retirement Windows 7 patches: Not just for the big dogs now

Post-retirement Windows 7 patches: Not just for the big dogs now

Microsoft on Tuesday changed its plans for selling Windows 7 post-retirement support, saying that it will offer patches-for-a-price to any business, no matter how small, that’s willing to pay. “Through January 2023, we will extend the availability of paid Windows 7 Extended Security Updates (ESU) to businesses of all sizes,” Jared Spataro, an executive in […]

Windows 10 1909: Key enterprise features

Windows 10 1909: Key enterprise features

It’s almost time for the next big Windows 10 update. Code-named “19H1” (for 2019, first half), the release is expected to arrive in May as version 1903, with “May 2019 Update” as its official name. At first glance, there doesn’t appear to be a whole lot that’s new in the May 2019 Update. But several […]

5 unanswered questions about Windows 10 1909

5 unanswered questions about Windows 10 1909

Since Microsoft gave its Windows 10 update model another violent shake on July 1, Computerworld has tried to parse Microsoft’s meanings and motivations for demoting this fall’s intended feature upgrade – Windows 10 1909 – to little more than a rerun of May’s release. But while Computerworld was able to decode much of Microsoft’s initial […]

What we know so far about the unusual Windows 10 1909

What we know so far about the unusual Windows 10 1909

What we know so far about the unusual Windows 10 1909 | Computerworld The way Microsoft plans to roll out the next version of Windows 10 this fall is almost certainly a precursor for future autumn upgrades. Thinkstock/Microsoft “); }); try $(“div.lazyload_blox_ad”).lazyLoadAd( threshold : 0, // You can set threshold on how close to the […]

What’s in the latest Firefox update? Firefox 69 thwarts web tracking by default for everyone

What’s in the latest Firefox update? Firefox 69 thwarts web tracking by default for everyone

Mozilla on Tuesday released Firefox 69 with the browser’s anti-tracking technology switched on by default for all users. The organization’s security engineers also patched 20 vulnerabilities, one tagged “Critical” and 11 marked “High,” the organization’s two top threat ratings. The single critical flaw only affected Windows, Mozilla said in its patching commentary. Firefox 69 can […]

Microsoft provides group policies for enterprise control of 'full-Chromium' Edge updates

Microsoft provides group policies for enterprise control of 'full-Chromium' Edge updates

Microsoft has published the template and documentation that will be required to manage updates of the not-yet-finalized “full-Chromium” Edge browser, making good on a promise of earlier this summer. When Microsoft first pounded the Edge-for-enterprise drum in June, the Redmond, Wash. developer unveiled a preliminary catalog of group policies that IT administrators would use to […]

Windows 10 Pro: More of a dead end than ever

Windows 10 Pro:  More of a dead end than ever

Windows 10 Pro remains a dead end for most organizations, an analyst reiterated in an interview. “Absolutely, still a dead end,” said Stephen Kleynhans, a research vice president at Gartner. [ Related: The best places to find Windows 10 ISOs ] More than a year ago, Kleynhans and Michael Silver, another Gartner analyst, asserted that […]

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