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5 recovery environments for tricky Windows 10 repairs

If you work with Windows systems, especially on the client side, you’ll occasionally need to bring an inoperable system back to life. The causes of this lamentable system state are...

Time to update Windows and Office

December was a difficult month for Windows patches, full of all sorts of shenanigans.Microsoft rang out 2016 with the following:In the emperor-has-no-clothes department, Abbodi reported on...

Windows 10 Creators Update steps up your security response

With the current Windows Insider cycle previewing the , Microsoft has started talking about what it’s going to mean for the enterprise. There’s a lot in...

Microsoft wants to enable cellular PCs, but will carriers bite?

Spending time traveling can be a frustrating exercise in trying to find Wi-Fi. So much modern work often requires an internet connection, and while it’s possible...

All about PowerShell providers and modules

I think it's time to talk in depth about some of the most important features of PowerShell: Providers and modules. (Snap-ins have also been important, but they are being gradually...

Battle lines drawn as Chromebooks, Windows PCs renew rivalry at CES

Microsoft wants a go-to Chromebook competitor, and it may be getting one in upcoming Windows 10 PCs with ARM chips.Those Windows 10 laptops and tablets could...

Outlook vs. native apps in Windows, MacOS, iOS, and Android

Microsoft is now more than a year into reworking its Outlook clients and server software to truly support its mission to bring its Office communications tools everywhere: the Mail, Calendar,...

Smartphone and PC? Microsoft just might pull it off

Microsoft has long desired to create universal Windows—Windows on every device imaginable. After several failed attempts, it’s trying again—this time with , not just Windows Mobile...

Say good-bye to Microsoft security bulletins

This is the last month we’ll see security bulletins from Microsoft—and I can’t wait. Patch numbers are currently interlocked, with security bulletins referencing KB numbers that aren’t...

Microsoft releases nonsecurity patches for Office 2016, 2013, Click-to-Run

Yesterday, in keeping with the usual first-Tuesday-of-the-month cadence, Microsoft released 12 nonsecurity patches for Office 2013, 19 nonsecurity patches for Office 2016, and a new build...

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