Microsoft tells IT admins to turn off legacy group policies to improve Windows performance
The Windows key being pushed on a blue laptop
Microsoft Windows

Microsoft tells IT admins to turn off legacy group policies to improve Windows performance

Though the recommendations are supposed to simplify the management of environments, admins say they are being given conflicting advice from the compan…
21 Jan 2022
Microsoft takes aim at Chrome OS with launch of Windows 11 SE
Windows 11 SE on a laptop
Microsoft Windows

Microsoft takes aim at Chrome OS with launch of Windows 11 SE

The education-focused OS will be available on a range of low-cost laptops including a new Surface SE laptop
19 Jan 2022
Microsoft takes aim at critical RCE flaws with "massive" Patch Tuesday update
Win 11 on a smartphone in front of code on a monitor
cyber security

Microsoft takes aim at critical RCE flaws with "massive" Patch Tuesday update

Microsoft has kicked off 2022 with a score of security fixes for critical-rated vulnerabilities in some of the most widely used products used by busin…
12 Jan 2022
Microsoft updates PowerToys with built-in web search
The Windows key being pushed on a blue laptop
software development

Microsoft updates PowerToys with built-in web search

The update also adds a new 'Always on Top' feature and the ability to preview G-code files using thumbnails
10 Jan 2022
Windows 11 problems and how to fix them
A screenshot of the Windows 11 Start Menu
Microsoft Windows

Windows 11 problems and how to fix them

A handful of the most common problems plaguing Microsoft's latest operating system
7 Jan 2022
How to speed up Windows 11
Windows 11 on a HP laptop
Microsoft Windows

How to speed up Windows 11

Is Windows 11 feeling a bit sluggish? Here are some handy tips for tweaking the OS to fit your system
7 Jan 2022
How to boot Windows 11 in Safe Mode
Screenshot of Windows 11's recovery settings menu
Microsoft Windows

How to boot Windows 11 in Safe Mode

Unless you’re a complete Windows novice, you’ll have come across Safe Mode before - but what exactly is it, and how do you access it in Windows 11?
6 Jan 2022
How to fix the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) error in Windows 11
A screenshot of the Blue Screen of Death error in Microsoft Windows 11
Microsoft Windows

How to fix the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) error in Windows 11

Encountering Windows' dreaded BSOD error is never fun, but it's possible to diagnose the problem with a few simple steps
6 Jan 2022
Google is working with leading PC manufacturers to improve Android on Windows
A 'Hey Google' logo outside a building at CES 2022
Google Android

Google is working with leading PC manufacturers to improve Android on Windows

Acer, HP, and Intel are all working with Google to bring a more seamless experience to Android users on Windows, as the company announces a raft of ne…
6 Jan 2022
The most exciting features in Windows 11
Windows 11 on multiple devices
Microsoft Windows

The most exciting features in Windows 11

Microsoft's new OS features native Android apps, direct Teams integration, and more
5 Jan 2022
How to move Microsoft's Windows 11 from a hard drive to an SSD
A blue solid state drive on a blue background
Microsoft Windows

How to move Microsoft's Windows 11 from a hard drive to an SSD

Breathe new life into your Windows machine with these simple steps
4 Jan 2022
IT Pro News in Review: Google sues Russian hackers, Microsoft hikes 365 prices, Spar hit by cyber attack
IT Pro News in Review title cardvideo
cyber security

IT Pro News in Review: Google sues Russian hackers, Microsoft hikes 365 prices, Spar hit by cyber attack

Catch up on the biggest headlines of the week in just two minutes
10 Dec 2021
What is Microsoft Edge? Everything you need to know
Microsoft Edge browser logo displayed on a laptop
web browser

What is Microsoft Edge? Everything you need to know

Microsoft's replacement for Internet Explorer now functions as a genuine alternative to Chrome
6 Dec 2021
Qualcomm's latest chip promises 85% faster Windows-on-ARM machines
Qualcomm's Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 chip mocked up on a tech-looking graphic
system on chip (SoC)

Qualcomm's latest chip promises 85% faster Windows-on-ARM machines

The 8cx Gen 3 chip targets Windows notebooks with a world-first 5nm architecture
2 Dec 2021
Microsoft hit with formal complaint over "monopolistic" software bundling
The Microsoft logo as seen in large print fixed onto a glass building
collaboration

Microsoft hit with formal complaint over "monopolistic" software bundling

Nearly 30 tech firms have contacted the EU to voice their concerns about Microsoft's bundling of OneDrive and Teams with Windows
29 Nov 2021
IT Pro Panel: The road to Windows 11
IT Pro Panel: The road to Windows 11
Microsoft Windows

IT Pro Panel: The road to Windows 11

As the new OS gears up for rollout, we talk to our panellists about their upgrade plans
29 Nov 2021
Business customers can get 30% off the Surface Laptop Go for Black Friday 2021
A photograph of two Microsoft Surface Go 3 units showing laptop and tablet modes
Laptops

Business customers can get 30% off the Surface Laptop Go for Black Friday 2021

Microsoft has lowered prices across a range of devices and accessories
26 Nov 2021
Microsoft patch fails to fix Installer zero-day affecting every version of Windows
Red lock unlocked among several blue locked locks
zero-day exploit

Microsoft patch fails to fix Installer zero-day affecting every version of Windows

The exploit allows hackers to elevate privileges and create admin accounts
25 Nov 2021
HP reveals Microsoft licensing management service for SMBs
HP logo on the front of a glass building
Cloud

HP reveals Microsoft licensing management service for SMBs

The company wants to make it easier for small businesses to manage their cloud-based subscriptions
17 Nov 2021
Microsoft halves number of Windows 10 updates
PC monitor on a desk stuck on the Windows 10 update screen
Microsoft Windows

Microsoft halves number of Windows 10 updates

The operating system is shifting to an annual release cycle similar to Windows 11
17 Nov 2021
BazarLoader malware abuses Windows 10 apps in 'Call Me Back' attack
The Windows (start menu) key on a keyboard
phishing

BazarLoader malware abuses Windows 10 apps in 'Call Me Back' attack

The highly targeted phishing campaign abuses appxbundle to infect devices
12 Nov 2021
Making the most of Disk Management on Windows 10
Hard disk
Microsoft Windows

Making the most of Disk Management on Windows 10

We look at why disk management is important, how to do it, and its benefits
12 Nov 2021
Firefox available on Microsoft Store for first time
Firefox sign in front of a brick building
web browser

Firefox available on Microsoft Store for first time

Gecko-based browser arrives after Microsoft removes restrictions
9 Nov 2021