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OneDrive finally lets you sync shared folders

Microsoft's cloud storage service now lets users automatically sync items in folders shared with others

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Windows 10 passes the Windows Red test

As Microsoft developed Windows 10, did it go to school on InfoWorld's Windows Red proposal for an improved version of Windows 8? Here's the evidence -- you decide

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Doubts cloud Microsoft's universal Windows apps plan

Analyst doubts viability of the plan unless Microsoft makes a big push on Windows phones

Windows 10 visual tour: The good, the bad, and the missing

Windows 10 tour: The good, the bad, and the missing

Microsoft’s latest OS shows polish, promise, and pain almost everywhere you look

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Windows 10 ignites new browser war with Mozilla

Microsoft’s new OS constricts browser choice, Mozilla CEO argues, as Firefox market share keeps dropping

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The 10 best hidden features of Windows 10

Windows 10 isn't all Cortana and the Start menu, you know. Follow the ninjacat to find the best stuff under the hood

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Windows 10 upgrades roll out -- here's how to get yours

14 million devices have already made the leap, but there are some school-of-hard-knocks tricks to upgrading safely

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10 things Windows 10 failed to fix or flat-out broke

Windows 10, you're a great operating system, but please put these deficiencies on your update list somewhere

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Office 2016 for the Mac: We deserve better

Poor UI choices and troubling cloud behavior are sure to frustrate daily users

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Business as usual for enterprise migrations to Windows 10

Windows 10 may be a radical change from its predecessors, maybe even the last version of the OS, but for enterprises planning to migrate to the new operating system, it will be the same old, same old, analysts said.

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Office Mobile won't work on your tablet PC without this trick

If you try to use a corporate or education Office 365 subscription on a personal tablet, Microsoft will lead you astray

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How to uninstall programs and apps in Windows 10

You can still use the Control Panel, but there are also options to uninstall from the Start menu and the Settings app

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Apple releases the third public beta of OS X 10.11 El Capitan

If you're in the beta program, it's time to update.

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10 reasons you should upgrade to Windows 10

Windows diehards take note: Win10 is more than a misguided mash-up of Win7 and Win8

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You don't need the Windows 10 free copy icon anymore

Looking for the missing free copy icon? It's been replaced. There's a new direct link that works like a champ

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High-resolution displays reveal Windows 10 blind spot

With high-DPI displays on the rise, apps for Windows 10 must scale well on those displays -- but many don't

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IT hears the siren call of free Windows 10 upgrades

Two-thirds of polled IT pros agree that the free upgrade makes them more likely to adopt the new OS

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Windows 10 review: Hold off if you use Windows 7

Windows 10 is what Windows 8 should have been, but it has too many rough edges to attract Windows 7 users. Continuous upgrades could change that as early as this fall

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Windows 10: What we like, what we don't like

Computerworld contributing writer/reviewer Preston Gralla summarizes three features of Windows 10 that he likes and two features he doesn't like. The new operating system from Microsoft launches for consumers on Wednesday, July 29.

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