Bug fixes and app updates arrive with latest Windows 11 preview build
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Bug fixes and app updates arrive with latest Windows 11 preview build

Snipping Tool, Calculator, Clock, Mail, and Calendar apps all receive changes in what is likely to be the final patch before launch
17 Sep 2021
Microsoft's Office LTSC 2021 now generally available on Windows and Mac
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Microsoft's Office LTSC 2021 now generally available on Windows and Mac

The non-subscription version of Office designed for regulated customers promises improved performance and expanded accessibility
17 Sep 2021
Microsoft brings passwordless security to consumer accounts
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Microsoft brings passwordless security to consumer accounts

Customers can even delete their passwords entirely if they wish
16 Sep 2021
Acer Swift 5 review: A skinny legend
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Acer Swift 5 review: A skinny legend

So lightweight, you’ll want to take it everywhere you go
15 Sep 2021
How to virtualise Windows 7 inside Windows 10
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How to virtualise Windows 7 inside Windows 10

It isn’t safe to run a Windows 7 PC connected to the internet, but if you don’t want to lose access to your apps and setup this is a cunning workaroun…
9 Sep 2021
How to factory reset Windows 10
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How to factory reset Windows 10

If your Windows 10 system isn't playing ball, you can reset it back to its factory conditions
8 Sep 2021
Windows 11 rollout will begin on 5 October
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Windows 11 rollout will begin on 5 October

The phased release will see all eligible devices offered the upgrade by mid-2022
31 Aug 2021
Microsoft updates Windows 11 minimum requirements
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Microsoft updates Windows 11 minimum requirements

New OS will be compatible with more CPUs after feedback from users
30 Aug 2021
Microsoft product chief Panos Panay joins executive leadership team
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Microsoft product chief Panos Panay joins executive leadership team

The Microsoft veteran has been a key player in the development of the Surface range and Windows 11
26 Aug 2021
Intel’s ‘Thread Director’ will boost CPU performance on Windows 11
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Intel’s ‘Thread Director’ will boost CPU performance on Windows 11

This technology will be embedded in the next generation of 10nm hybrid Alder Lake desktop processors
20 Aug 2021
How to speed up Windows 10
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How to speed up Windows 10

Does Windows 10 feel a bit sluggish for you? Read on for tips and tricks to speed up the OS
19 Aug 2021
Microsoft accused of making it harder to ditch Edge in Windows 11
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Microsoft accused of making it harder to ditch Edge in Windows 11

Competitors claim the tech giant has made changing default browsers unnecessarily complicated
19 Aug 2021
Windows 11 will introduce ‘focus sessions’ to help with remote work distractions
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Windows 11 will introduce ‘focus sessions’ to help with remote work distractions

This tool pairs tasks on a to-do list with Spotify playlists to allow workers to concentrate while working from home or in the office
6 Aug 2021
Microsoft launches new layered group policy feature
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Microsoft launches new layered group policy feature

Layered feature makes it easier to selectively block USB devices in Windows
5 Aug 2021
Microsoft shuts down Windows 365 free trials after significant demand
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Microsoft shuts down Windows 365 free trials after significant demand

The widely anticipated Cloud PC service launched on Monday with configurations available between £17 and £134.60 per user, per month
5 Aug 2021
Microsoft suspends Windows 365 trials
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Microsoft suspends Windows 365 trials

Overwhelming demand shuts the door to new users, for now
4 Aug 2021
Windows 10 to start blocking potentially unwanted apps by default
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Windows 10 to start blocking potentially unwanted apps by default

Previously, users who wanted to use the blocking feature had to turn it on in the App & browser control settings
3 Aug 2021
Windows 365 is generally available: Here's how to get started with Microsoft's Cloud PC service
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Windows 365 is generally available: Here's how to get started with Microsoft's Cloud PC service

How much does Windows 365 cost, what packages are available, and is it suitable for my business?
3 Aug 2021
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