Security fixes delayed as Microsoft postpones Patch Tuesday

Security fixes delayed as Microsoft postpones Patch Tuesday

Known security vulnerabilities in SMB and Flash are left unpatched, indicating an unprecedented problem, but Microsoft isn't talking

02/16/17

What you need to know about Windows 10 versions and lifespan

What you need to know about Windows 10 versions and lifespan

Microsoft uses a lot of confusing verbiage to describe Windows 10 versions, branches, updates and builds; here's what it all means

02/14/17

Microsoft re-releases snooping patches KB 2952664, KB 2976978

Microsoft re-releases snooping patches KB 2952664, KB 2976978

Earlier versions of the Win7 and 8.1 patches kicked off enhanced snooping routines, and there's no indication what's changed in these versions

02/09/17

Vulnerability in Microsoft SMBv3 protocol crashes Windows PCs

Vulnerability in Microsoft SMBv3 protocol crashes Windows PCs

Computers running fully patched Windows 10, 8.1, Server 2012, and 2016 are hit by Blue Screens when trying to connect to an infected server

02/03/17

Windows 10 usage rises slightly, Edge still floundering

Windows 10 usage rises slightly, Edge still floundering

Last month, for a change, Win7 usage share went down in concert with the Win10 uptick

02/01/17

Microsoft distributes Windows Server 2016 update 14393.729 via hotfix

Microsoft distributes Windows Server 2016 update 14393.729 via hotfix

KB 4010672 brings Server 2016 machines up to build 14393.729. Like the last cumulative update preview, it’s fully documented and only available in the Update Catalog

01/31/17

Kudos to Microsoft for using new way to distribute Windows 10 update KB 3216755

Kudos to Microsoft for using new way to distribute Windows 10 update KB 3216755

The latest cumulative update is only available in the Update Catalog. Let's hope it's a blueprint for patches to come

01/27/17

What's Windows 10 patch KB 3211320? Microsoft doesn't seem to know

What's Windows 10 patch KB 3211320? Microsoft doesn't seem to know

In Microsoft's documentation, the new patch is described as both a servicing stack update and a critical security patch for Edge

01/25/17

Why Microsoft forced Windows 10 upgrades last Friday

Why Microsoft forced Windows 10 upgrades last Friday

A plain-English guide to the complex rhythms of Win10 version upgrades and control settings

01/23/17

Get to the bottom of Windows crashes with Reliability Monitor

Get to the bottom of Windows crashes with Reliability Monitor

Windows 10 tip: Largely unchanged since Windows 7, the Reliability Monitor excels at jogging your memory

01/20/17

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

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

Controversial claims about Windows 7’s shortcomings irked many seasoned Windows experts

01/19/17

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

01/19/17

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'

01/18/17

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

01/17/17

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

01/13/17

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

01/12/17

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

01/10/17

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

01/09/17

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

01/06/17

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

01/03/17

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