Faulty Windows 10 update breaks printing with smart cards
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Faulty Windows 10 update breaks printing with smart cards

Microsoft’s 2021 printing woes continue after several vulnerabilities were found in the Print Spooler component
26 Jul 2021
Security researchers uncover more Print Spooler vulnerabilities
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Security researchers uncover more Print Spooler vulnerabilities

Microsoft advises customers to disable the component entirely to prevent attacks following the PrintNightmare debacle
19 Jul 2021
Microsoft unveils Windows 365 ‘Cloud PC’ service
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Microsoft unveils Windows 365 ‘Cloud PC’ service

This is a new cloud service that streams the ‘Windows experience’ to any device on the Microsoft Cloud
14 Jul 2021
Microsoft makes second attempt to fix PrintNightmare flaw
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Microsoft makes second attempt to fix PrintNightmare flaw

The Patch Tuesday fix is included among updates for 117 separate flaws, including four vulnerabilities that are under attack
14 Jul 2021
Windows 10 command prompt: What is it and how does it work?
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Windows 10 command prompt: What is it and how does it work?

We take a look at one of the most basic - and most powerful - features in Windows 10
9 Jul 2021
Microsoft awarded $13.6 million in bug bounties over the last 12 months
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Microsoft awarded $13.6 million in bug bounties over the last 12 months

Over 340 security researchers from 58 countries reported a total of 1,261 valid vulnerabilities between 2020-2021
9 Jul 2021
Microsoft’s emergency 'PrintNightmare' patch fails to fix critical exploit
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vulnerability

Microsoft’s emergency 'PrintNightmare' patch fails to fix critical exploit

The RCE flaw embedded in the Print Spooler component can still be exploited when 'point and print' is enabled
8 Jul 2021
Manufacturers shed light on Windows 11 compatibility
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Manufacturers shed light on Windows 11 compatibility

Gigabyte, MSI and others specify which devices can natively support the operating system
6 Jul 2021
Windows 11 first-look review: The more things change, the more they stay the same
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Windows 11 first-look review: The more things change, the more they stay the same

A welcome visual refresh, but nothing that makes it a must-have upgrade
5 Jul 2021
IT Pro News in Review: Labour calls for private email use investigation, Windows 11 upgrade & LinkedIn data breach
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IT Pro News in Review: Labour calls for private email use investigation, Windows 11 upgrade & LinkedIn data breach

Catch up on the weeks top news stories in just two minutes
2 Jul 2021
Windows 11 won't arrive as a free update until 2022
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Windows 11 won't arrive as a free update until 2022

The confirmation comes as Microsoft reviews its stringent Windows 11 system requirements
29 Jun 2021
Microsoft fixes Windows 11 upgrade bug
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Microsoft fixes Windows 11 upgrade bug

Users weren’t told why they couldn’t upgrade to Windows 11
28 Jun 2021
What is NTFS?
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What is NTFS?

All about the new technology file system by Microsoft
25 Jun 2021
Microsoft Teams will be natively integrated into Windows 11 at launch
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Microsoft Teams will be natively integrated into Windows 11 at launch

The app gets prominent placement on the Start menu while Skype fades further into the background
25 Jun 2021
The most exciting features coming to Windows 11
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The most exciting features coming to Windows 11

Microsoft's new OS features native Android apps, direct Teams integration, and more
25 Jun 2021
17 Windows 10 problems - and how to fix them
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17 Windows 10 problems - and how to fix them

Tips and tricks for everything from upgrade issues and freeing up storage, to solving privacy errors and using safe mode
25 Jun 2021
The IT Pro Podcast BONUS: Windows 11 reactions
The IT Pro Podcast BONUS: Windows 11 reactions
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The IT Pro Podcast BONUS: Windows 11 reactions

We take a look at the successor to Windows 10
24 Jun 2021
Microsoft announces Windows 11 with redesigned UI, third-party app payments, and more
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Microsoft announces Windows 11 with redesigned UI, third-party app payments, and more

Microsoft CEO jabs Apple with “openness” rhetoric
24 Jun 2021
Microsoft fights Windows 11 leak with DMCA takedown
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Microsoft fights Windows 11 leak with DMCA takedown

The complaint from Microsoft Japan all but confirms that the leaked ISO is legitimate
21 Jun 2021
Ubuntu vs Mint: Which one is better?
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Ubuntu vs Mint: Which one is better?

They may be two of the most popular Linux distributions, but what are the differences?
18 Jun 2021
Windows vs Linux: what's the best operating system?
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Windows vs Linux: what's the best operating system?

Can the open-source OS really stand up to Microsoft's enterprise juggernaut?
17 Jun 2021
Windows 11 leaks in full after early build shows up online
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Windows 11 leaks in full after early build shows up online

Surface-level changes including a macOS-like user interface with rounded corners and a default light skin
16 Jun 2021
Microsoft will end support for Windows 10 in 2025
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Microsoft will end support for Windows 10 in 2025

The confirmation adds weight to the rumours that Windows 11 is coming
14 Jun 2021