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Microsoft to developers: Practice Windows 10 convergence

At Mobile World Congress, Microsoft urges developers toward Windows universal apps that can be written once for use on multiple devices

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WZor leaks Windows Server 10 Preview build 9926, overview of new Nano Server

Build 9926 is likely unstable, but the pared-down Nano Server may be Windows Server's future

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Snowed in? That’s why you set up remote access

Remote power control, automated network testing, and plenty of error checking are almost as good as being there

20 epic Microsoft Windows auto update meltdowns

20 epic Microsoft Windows Automatic Update meltdowns

These legendary clunkers made Patch Tuesday a living hell for Windows users the world over

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WZor leaks screenshots of new Windows 10 build 10022, Server 9926

Windows 10 Pro Technical Preview 3 and maybe Windows Server Technical Preview 2 are due this week, but screenshots show little of interest

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Windows 10: The best tips, tricks, and tweaks

Windows 10 may still be in beta, but it already has some fun and handy, hidden new features worth exploring

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Microsoft helps Lenovo, deletes Superfish 'crapware' and rogue cert

Microsoft today updated its free Windows Defender and Security Essentials antivirus programs to sniff out and delete the rogue certificate linked to Superfish Visual Discovery, the "crapware" that blew up in Lenovo's face this week.

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Microsoft to double price of XP's post-retirement support

The price of renewals of custom support agreements will rise to $400 for each Windows XP PC, says licensing expert

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Microsoft enlists Mozilla to speed up JavaScript in Windows 10

Microsoft's Chakra JavaScript engine is getting a performance boost courtesy of Mozilla's asm.js

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Microsoft surreptitiously reissues KB 3013455 for Vista, Windows Server 2003

The lack of documentation leaves users to guess what the Windows patch does and how to install it

Torvalds: 'People who start writing kernel code get hired really quickly'

Volunteer contributions to Linux reached their lowest recorded levels, report says

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Microsoft rereleases botched December patch KB 3004394 -- and it works

The first version of the Windows Root Cert patch caused massive headaches, but this new release has slipped by almost unnoticed

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First look: Windows 10 preview for smartphones is off to a slow start

The newly released Windows 10 TP holds a few worthwhile improvements and one example of a universal app

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Unpacking Microsoft's universal apps strategy

Write an app for one Microsoft platform and it will (more or less) run on all other Microsoft platforms, including Windows Phone -- thanks in large part to Windows 10

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Microsoft: Biometrics are the future of Windows 10 security

Microsoft has joined the FIDO Alliance and has added its biometrics technology to the upcoming Windows 10 upgrade

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Microsoft posts fix for Poodle patch KB 3023607 that clobbers AnyConnect VPN

Cisco says Microsoft will release an honest-to-goodness patch on March 10 to roll out the fix automatically

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Microsoft releases patch KB 2956149 to get PowerPoint RT running again

The new patch replaces KB 2920732, which proved to be a PowerPoint RT killer

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Have you hugged your server today?

Disposable IT means never having to fix a broken server, and perhaps never having to know how to fix it

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