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Microsoft Windows 10 20H1 2004 March Update

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.

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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.

ZBook Studio

The most exciting product in HP’s ‘Creativity to Life’ launch

Creating a Windows laptop that appeals to MacBook buyers isn’t easy. But the new HP ZBook Studio is the latest, and arguably best, MacBook rival to date. With so many 'creators' working from home now, a laptop workstation powerhouse...

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Don’t Panic, but do make this month’s Patch Tuesday a priority

With 113 Patch Tuesday updates this month, there is a lot to do.

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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.

Chrome OS Plan

Google's grand Chrome OS plan is finally coming into focus

A seemingly small switch gives us a monumental clue about the future of Chrome OS — and maybe beyond.

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Patch Tuesday alert: Get your system locked down.

With all the problems we’re having, the last thing you need is a bum patch throwing your system (or your family's systems) for a loop. Take a couple of minutes right now and make sure you have Windows automatic updating set to pause....

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What Chrome OS needs to conquer next

Google's Chromebooks are constantly evolving and expanding in reach, but there's one tremendous opportunity still begging to be seized.

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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.

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Five steps Microsoft should take RIGHT NOW to help us through the pandemic

Competitive decisions made in the past need to be re-examined in light of the world’s current COVID-fettered state. It’s time for Microsoft to look hard at how its behavior wreaks unnecessary havoc on a billion customers. We need to...

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We need to social-distance from the scammers

One economic activity that’s thriving during the coronavirus pandemic is hacking. Hackers always follow the money — and they aren’t about to let a worldwide crisis stop them.

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Memory-Lane Monday: And he’s still on Windows 7 to this day

He just wanted to be ahead of his time.

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Get the March Windows and Office patches installed, but watch out for known bugs

Microsoft pushed four separate patches in March, including one to plug a leaked hole and another to fix a bug in an earlier patch, but never mind. The problems with the March patches are reasonably well understood. Now would be a good...

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Windows 10 version 2004: Key enterprise features

What business users and IT pros should know about new features in the upcoming Windows 10 spring 2020 release, a.k.a. version 2004.

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Google Smart Lock: The complete guide

Google Smart Lock can simplify your smartphone's security and save you time. Are you taking advantage of all it has to offer for Android?

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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.

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Reading between the lines about Microsoft 'pausing optional updates'

Starting in May, Microsoft won’t be releasing separate “optional, non-security, C/D Week” patches for Win10. That much is clear -- and welcome. But what about the bugs that have to be fixed? What happens to testing? Will the new...

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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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How to handle Windows 10 updates

Step 1: Understand that there are updates, and then there are updates.

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Microsoft adds 6 months support for Windows 10 1709 to account for pandemic disruption

The delay keeps client systems running 1709 protected until October, reducing pressure on IT admins at a time when everything has been disrupted.

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