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Visual Studio toolkit will build bootable apps

The kit helps developers build apps that boot as OSes and are less dependent on hardware

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New Microsoft Security Essentials, KB 3205972, fixes right-click scan bug

Tests show brings back the 'Scan with Microsoft Security Essentials' option in context menus

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Saying good-bye to Enterprise Windows

After nearly a decade of examining and advocating for Microsoft's enterprise tech, J. Peter Bruzzese is passing on the torch to a new columnist

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Microsoft deems Windows 10 Anniversary Update enterprise-ready

The version you're likely running right now, 14393.447, officially rolls out to the corporate crowd

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CERT to Microsoft: Keep EMET alive

Windows systems with Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit properly configured is more secure than a standalone Windows 10 system, says CERT

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Microsoft modifies November patches to bypass Lenovo server conflicts

Installing any of a wide variety of security patches causes Lenovo servers to hang on the splash screen, but a fix is available

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Microsoft’s UWP toolkit shows signs of life

Microsoft is recalibrating Universal Windows Platform tooling with an eye toward code reuse and application portability

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50-plus jaw-dropping Black Friday 2016 tech deals

iPhones, Amazon gadgets, Android tablets, Windows 10 computers, Xbox bundles, big cheap TVs, and other Black Friday 2016 bargains

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Microsoft enhances troubleshooting support for OneDrive for Business

There’s a new tool from Microsoft that scans files for headache-inducing problems in OneDrive for Business

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20 ways to hate Windows 10 less

These tips and tricks will make the parts of Win10 that you actually use work better

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The time is right to update Windows and Office

If you've been blocking automatic updates, the coast is now reasonably clear to apply Microsoft’s November patches

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Woody’s Win10Tip: Apply updates carefully

When it’s time to apply Windows 10 cumulative updates, there’s an art to getting them right


Microsoft Surface Pro Intel i7 review's senior writer Sarah White puts this updated Surface Book with Performance Base through its paces to see what this thoroughbred device can do.

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Microsoft really has changed, Linux Foundation chief says

Jim Zemlin welcomes Microsoft to the open source consortium

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The next versions of Visual Studio are here on Windows ... and Mac

Visual Studio '15' gets a real name, and Microsoft bestowed the VS brand on Xamarin Studio

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Users should avoid Microsoft's newly released preview Windows patches

Microsoft’s new monthly patching cadence include 'previews' that are not for general consumption, including KB 3197869


Acer Swift 7 review: This slender ultrabook focuses on just the basics

Thin may be in, but you can get more bang for your buck.

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The next Visual Studio is all about extensions

Likely new features in Microsoft's Visual Studio 15 include identifying performance bottlenecks and revealing dependencies

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