Because I want you to be my Valentine, this edition of Short Takes looks at Microsoft finally doing the right thing, Amazon’s legal challenge to Microsoft’s JEDI contract, some real news about Windows 10X, the schedule for Windows 10 version 2004, and much, much more.
This week, Microsoft is hosting a virtual developer conference where the company is talking in more detail about Windows 10X, foldable devices, and how it plans to support these new products. A key push for this event is to hopefully drum up interest with developers who will build applications for its foldable-future.
Most of the changes in Windows 10 version 2004, which is due to land in the first half of 2020, are under-the-hood. And the Windows 10 November 2019 Update got some of the changes that were in development as part of 20H1, like enhancements to search in File Explorer. This second article in a two-part series looks at the new Cortana experience that is coming as part of Windows 10 version 2004.
Microsoft is making available a dual-screen Hyper-V emulator that simulates Windows 10X as part of a forthcoming pre-release version of the Windows SDK.
In January we finally said goodbye to Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1. Microsoft made its new Edge browser generally available, fixed a search bug in File Explorer, and started rolling out Calls in Your Phone for Windows 10 19H1 and newer.
Because Microsoft announced its most recent quarterly earnings this week, this edition of Short Takes is going to obsess over the results, with a deeper dive into key parts of the business.
Redmond could be looking to phase out the Microsoft Store for Business and Store for Education. Not to be confused with the consumer app that is bundled with Windows 10, the Store for Business and Store for Education allows organizations to control licensing and distribution of public Store apps and to distribute line-of-business apps that are developed in-house.
Hot on the heels of this month's Patch Tuesday, Microsoft has published a security advisory for an Internet Explorer zero-day.
Because it’s been a while, this edition of Short Takes looks at Microsoft’s new carbon-negative push, thanking the NSA for finding a serious Windows 10 flaw, Microsoft’s new Edge browser, a new Walkie-Talkie feature coming to Teams, and much, much more.
Most of the changes in Windows 10 version 2004, which is due to land in the first half of 2020, are under-the-hood. And the Windows 10 November 2019 Update got some of the changes that were in development as part of 20H1, like enhancements to search in File Explorer. This first article in a two-part series looks at the productivity improvements coming as part of Windows 10 version 2004.
Today is the day that many have likely feared for years, Windows 7 is officially reaching its end of support today. What this means is that starting tomorrow, if a vulnerability is discovered, Microsoft likely won’t patch it (for free) and your device will now be exposed.
Search in Windows and Microsoft 365 is changing. Earlier this year, Microsoft announced the general availability of Microsoft Search, a new cloud-based service borrowing AI technology from Bing aimed at making it easier to find information in Office 365.
Windows 7 reaches end-of-life, Microsoft throws Windows a lifeline with Windows 10X, Windows 10 gets another major feature update, and Windows Server continues to support Azure.
Learn how to block automatic installation of Microsoft's Chromium-based Edge browser when it reaches general availability in January.
With 2020 officially here, there are several major deadlines on the horizon that you need to be aware of when it comes to software in your environment. While we all know, hopefully, about Windows 7 reaching the end of support in about a week, there are other Microsoft products that will reach this milestone later this year too.