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KB 2965295, KB 2965270 freeze Calendar and syncing, cause lockouts

February patches KB 2956128 and KB 2956203 also come into question -- again

Navigating a field of uncertainty and doubt questions

Microsoft elaborates on KB 2990214, KB 3044374 Win10 nagware

The explanation raises more questions and has some users upset about being 'stampeded' by Microsoft

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4 no-bull facts about Microsoft's HTTP.sys vulnerability

The latest Web server vulnerability affects desktop systems as well as Microsoft products

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KB 3049508 updates Flash Player in IE for Win8/8.1, Win10 Preview

As if we didn't get enough patches on Tuesday, we have one more on Wednesday

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Microsoft woes: Patch KB 3013769, Skype for Business, Windows 10 nagware

Several of this month's Black Tuesday patches are already showing signs of trouble

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Windows 10 leaked build 10056 has small but interesting tweaks

The latest leaked build offers a couple of worthwhile improvements -- but it is also frustratingly unstable

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What's behind Microsoft's not-so-crazy startup spending spree

Microsoft so far this year has been the most acquisitive company in enterprise IT, snapping up at least four firms on top of four others that it bought in the last two months of 2014. And while the buyouts might at first glance appear...

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Major Windows 10 'Redstone' updates tipped for 2016

Microsoft is already looking ahead to 2016 with the Minecraft-inspired Redstone updates

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Windows 10 nagware patch KB 3035583 now marked 'important' on some PCs

Many readers report that the Windows 7/8/8.1 update patch now installs by default through Automatic Update

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Widespread outages hit Windows 8/8.1 Metro Mail, Windows Live Mail, Windows Phone 8.1 mail

Microsoft confirms that the mail has been experiencing problems for at least six hours

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Microsoft reissues KB 2952664 Win7 upgrade pack, KB 2919355 Win 8.1 Update

Microsoft has reissued several old patches, plus five new ones, via Automatic Update

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JavaScript experts: Microsoft's new Spartan browser rocks

Nobody knows JavaScript like the folks at, and the JavaScript engine and rendering pipeline in Windows 10's Spartan browser blew them away

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Mystery patch KB 3035583 for Windows 7 and 8 revealed

Recommended patch released March 27 is a Windows 10 prompter/downloader that nags users about upgrading to Windows 10 -- then does the dirty deed

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Leaked Windows 10 build 10051 finally shows new Mail, Calendar apps

Big surprise: The new Windows Calendar app supports Google calendars

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Windows 7 momentum shows no sign of slowing

Windows 10's free upgrade may stifle 7's growth, but data shows the older OS will power a quarter of all PCs when Microsoft pulls support in 2020

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Windows goes open source? Microsoft plays coy

A Microsoft official says it’s a possibility, as far-fetched as that might seem now

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There’s more than Spartan in Windows 10 build 10049

While Project Spartan takes the limelight in the latest Windows10 build, other pieces are worth a look as well

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Universal apps will be key to Windows 10's success

Microsoft's Windows 10 SDK lets developers create apps that easily run across Windows devices

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