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Cortana now restricted to Edge and Bing: It’s the clicks, stupid

There’s a reason Cortana will only work with Edge and Bing, and it isn’t quality of experience

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Docker's ready for Windows Server 2016

The latest build of Docker for Windows Server 2016 addresses Docker's distribution of apps written for multiple platforms and OSes

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Microsoft finally gets the bugs out of Surface Book and Surface Pro 4

Users' complaints about buggy, unreliable systems have subsided since the massive April 19 fixed most driver problems

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Mingis on Tech, Episode 12: All about the Surface Book (and the importance of ports)

If you're eyeing a Microsoft Surface Book, or want to make sure your next laptop is future-proof, this episode's for you.

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Cyberespionage group abuses Windows hotpatching mechanism to hide malware

The Platinum cyberespionage group has been leveraging a Windows feature known as hotpatching to inject malicious code into running processes

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New Windows 10 beta build 14332 introduces 'Quests for the Bug Bash'

Build 14332 has dozens of bug fixes, but most notably it introduces a geeky scavenger hunt known as the Bug Bash

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Is Microsoft using security patch KB 3146706 to break pirate copies of Windows 7?

It's not clear whether it’s intentional, but the patch is throwing blue screen error 0x0000006B on Ghost pirate copies of Windows 7

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Should beginners install Kali Linux on their computers?

Also in today's open source roundup: Black Lab Linux 7.6 released, and the meaning of Bash on Microsoft's Windows operating system

Microsoft gives OneDrive users until July to shrink their storage

Users must reduce what they store in the cloud or face locked accounts and file deletions

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Latest Windows 10 beta build 14328 draws well-deserved praise

Significant concerns linger, but Windows 10 appears to be on track for a worthwhile Anniversary Update

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Botched WSUS patch KB 3148812 throws errors 80244019, 80244008, 8024401f

Two days after the patch rolled out, Microsoft provided instructions for dealing with reported problems -- but the new fixes don't work either

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Microsoft ackowledges problems with buggy Office 2013 patch KB 3114941

Crashes in Lync and Outlook lead to Microsoft's fourth official recall of Click-to-Run version of Office in the past four months

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Windows 10's upgrade model temporarily wipes $1.6B from Microsoft's books

Windows 10 revenue is being deferred for two to four years because of free upgrades and updates

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Microsoft's weak phone sales drag down its Surface and cloud wins

Cloud growth is the brightest spot in the company's quarterly earnings report

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Microsoft releases 24 optional Windows patches

Documentation for the updates was a day late, but it's worth scanning the list to see if there's anything of interest for your setup

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Microsoft Windows 10 Mobile Build 14327 adds texting via PC, strips out Skype

A new test build of Microsoft's Windows 10 Mobile allows you to send texts from your Windows 10 PC via your phone

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Surface Book, Surface Pro 4 updates throw 800f0203 error, blue screens

InfoWorld's own Windows blogger had problems with a Surface Book and couldn't get it to install the patches; the recommended fix doesn't work in all cases

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Enterprise showdown: Samsung's Galaxy TabPro S vs. Microsoft's Surface Pro 4

CIO.com's Sarah White compares two of today's top of the line tablets that are designed to replace your laptop. Do they fit the bill?

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