Woody Leonhard

Senior Contributing Editor

Woody Leonhard is a senior contributing editor at InfoWorld and author of dozens of Windows books, including Windows 10 All-in-One for Dummies. Get the latest on and vent your spleen about Windows at AskWoody.com.

Microsoft yanks post urging Windows 7 users to get Windows 10 ‘for a secure and modern IT’

Now's the time to patch Windows and Office

Now's the time to patch Windows and Office

With no new Tuesday surprises, here's your opportunity to catch up on the latest updates for Microsoft

Signs point to Microsoft's imminent release of Windows 7 'Service Pack 3'

Signs point to Microsoft's imminent release of Windows 7 'Service Pack 3'

For the second month in a row, Win7 and 8.1 have no Preview of the Monthly Rollup. Here’s what that means and what it portends for Win7 'Service Pack 3'

Former Microsoft exec tapped to lead Chinese search giant Baidu

Former Microsoft exec tapped to lead Chinese search giant Baidu

Qi Lu, Microsoft’s former executive VP of applications and services, will be involved with AI efforts in his new position as Baidu's COO

Reality check: How Windows 10's new privacy controls stack up

Reality check: How Windows 10's new privacy controls stack up

A hands-on look at whether Microsoft’s Win10 Creators Update will win back your trust

Adobe Acrobat Reader DC security update installs Chrome spyware

Adobe Acrobat Reader DC security update installs Chrome spyware

Adobe says the data collected by the new “Adobe Product Improvement Program” spyware is anonymous, thus innocuous

Win10 updates KB 3213986, KB 3210721 have multimonitor problems

Win10 updates KB 3213986, KB 3210721 have multimonitor problems

Other problems few and far between for the security-light 14393.693, 10586.753, and 10240.17236 patches

Windows 10 beta build 15002 brings real improvement

Windows 10 beta build 15002 brings real improvement

Beyond the marketing glitz and interminable feature lists, there’s actually a lot to like in this Creators Update

Have Surface RT and Surface 2 been put out to pasture?

Have Surface RT and Surface 2 been put out to pasture?

Users who were unlucky enough to buy the now-discontinued models report problems – and no support from Microsoft

December Windows security patches crash Active Directory Admin Center

December Windows security patches crash Active Directory Admin Center

The bad patches include Windows 7 security-only KB 3205394 and Windows 10 cumulative updates KB 3206632, KB 3205386

Time to update Windows and Office

Time to update Windows and Office

Now that the dust has settled on December’s patches, it's a good time to get caught up

How to hang on to Windows 7 for the long run

How to hang on to Windows 7 for the long run

Not sold on Windows 10? We have the keys to keeping your Win7 system running the way you like it

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