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Microsoft fine-tunes WebAssembly for Edge browser

By tweaking when the Chakra JavaScript engine parses WebAssembly functions, the Edge browser provides faster web app performance

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Microsoft will cut OneDrive and Skype access to standalone Office users

Skype for Business and OneDrive for Business access will go away unless you give Microsoft more money by subscribing to Office 365

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Microsoft switches to twice-yearly Windows 10 update plan

The newly announced synchronized twice-a-year pace puts a big crimp in historic Win10 development cycles

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There's a way to undo the damage caused by Microsoft's update blocker

GitHub poster releases patch files that repair Kaby Lake and Ryzen PCs that Microsoft blocked from Windows Update

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Windows 10's power throttling may help battery-hungry laptops

A feature available for Windows 10 Insiders could extend your battery life by about 11 percent, Microsoft claims

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Shadow Brokers lessons: First, don’t panic

If you're worried about zero-days and hacking tools but not outdated software and obsolete systems in your network, then you're doing security wrong

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Microsoft Surface Studio review: A magnificent, pricey all-in-one PC

In our review of the Microsoft Surface Studio, we'll show you how it and the Surface Dial propel the all-in-one PC category forward.

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Fact or fiction? The truth about the Windows and Office hacks

In the last week, media reports suggested that Office and Windows users were at extreme risk of being hacked. Then the facts started coming in

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Meet the new Microsoft Edge: 5 key improvements in Windows 10 Creators Update

The browser now offers a few welcome new additions, as well as one significant change that can’t be beat on Windows 10

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Microsoft patches most NSA Windows exploits, but vulnerabilities remain

Older versions, like Windows XP and Server 2003, are almost certainly open to attacks and will stay that way

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Microsoft: Past patches address leaked NSA exploits

The patches -- one of which was issued last month -- address the exploits found in the Shadow Brokers leak

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Leaked NSA exploits plant a bull's-eye on Windows Server

A hacking group leaked spying tools that can target older versions of Windows

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Top 30 free apps for Windows 10

From backup to productivity tools, here’s the best of the best for Win10. Sometimes good things come in free packages

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Review: VMM 2016 stiffs Azure, older Hyper-V

System Center 2016 Virtual Machine Manager shines for Windows Server 2016, but does little for prior versions of Hyper-V

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Windows 10 Privacy in the Creators Update

Windows 10 privacy settings are easier to find and use in the Creators Update. But there's a difference between getting more control and getting more privacy.

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Microsoft begins denying updates to some Windows 7 users

Microsoft has begun blocking Windows 7 and 8.1 PCs equipped with the very newest processors from receiving security updates, making good on a policy it announced last year.

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Microsoft sets May 9 as original Windows 10's retirement date

Version 1507, the mid-2015 debut release, disappears from the patching list; next up is version 1511, which will likely follow in early October

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Microsoft vs. Apple: Strategies change but the battle continues

Microsoft and Apple are both successful in the enterprise, but these two tech giants have claimed that success using different strategies—while at times stealing from the other’s playbook

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