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Up to 22% off Various Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Models - Deal Alert

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 is the tablet that can replace your laptop. Use the included Surface Pen to mark-up presentations, sign documents, take notes and much more.

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Microsoft's pivot and the importance of Windows containers

Micrsoft is in the midst of a historic strategic pivot to embrace Linux as a first-class supported platform. We explore the implications for enterprise IT and business decision-makers, and recommend practical steps to position your...

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Microsoft finally fixes Surface Pro 3 battery woes

Initial reports about the Simplo battery firmware update are positive, but why did it take Microsoft so long?

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How to check the Microsoft Update Catalog with any browser

Microsoft says it'll fix the Update Catalog's dependency on ActiveX someday, but you can bypass IE right now if you know the trick

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Fumbled fixes highlight problem with Windows 10 cumulative updates

Plagued by ongoing issues caused by a printing bug, Microsoft needs to come clean about its process for fixing the problem

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Top 10 free troubleshooting tools for Windows 10

Every Windows 10 user should have a set of troubleshooting tools tucked away for tumultuous times. Here are some favorites for righting the ship

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KB 3187022 fixes MS16-098/KB 3177725, but not for Windows 10

Let's see how long it will take for Win10 customers to recover from the bad double-printing problem caused by the faulty security patch

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Windows 7 log file compression bug can fill up your hard drive

Microsoft has known about this bug in the Trusted Installer log for years, but done nothing about it

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Microsoft brings iOS JavaScript debugging to MacOS, Windows

The iOS Web Debugger for Visual Studio Code is the latest attempt by Microsoft to woo iOS developers

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Windows 10 cumulative update KB 3176934 breaks PowerShell

Microsoft's update for version 1607 doesn't fix two widespread problems with Windows 10 Anniversary Update, and it causes problems with PowerShell DSC operations

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Linux at 25: How Linux changed the world

A devoted practitioner offers an eyewitness account of the rise of Linux and the open source movement, plus analysis of where Linux is taking us now

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Visual Studio 15 preview adds TypeScript, C++ improvements

Microsoft's fourth preview of Visual Studio 15 also focuses on faster installation

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EFF condemns Windows 10 data collection

Advocacy group tells Microsoft to 'come clean' over telemetry, and offer 'meaningful opt-outs'

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Win10 Anniversary Update woes: One step forward, two steps back

With the leaked release of a Self-Healing tool, Microsoft shows it’s trying. But big problems still persist

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Windows smartphone sales collapse

Sales of Windows smartphones plunged 76% in the second quarter of this year compared to 2015.

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Free at last! PowerShell goes open source, heads to Linux

Microsoft believes that open-sourcing its command-line automation and scripting environment will drive its cross-cloud management platform and Linux-native apps

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Microsoft's new plan to save Edge: reward points

The company will award redeemable points for 'active' hours spent in Windows 10's default browser

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Microsoft promises fewer forced sign-ins to Visual Studio

Developers had griped about frequently re-entering credentials to access the company's IDE; now, sessions should last for months

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