Because just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in, this edition of Short Takes looks at Microsoft’s continued concessions to the customers that matter most, an Office 365 throttling issue, weather v. Microsoft, and much more.
Microsoft has announced that they will offer extended support for Windows 7 but unlike with Windows XP, it will not be free.
Microsoft is expanding the reach of ATP and will soon offer it for users of Windows 7 but only if you are also running Windows 10.
Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system is making inroads in the corporate world but it may not be fast enough to overtake Windows 7 before that platform reaches its end of life.
Because it’s my 27th anniversary, this edition of Short Takes looks at WannaCry’s sad final statistic, the Windows 10 Creators Update rollout, the new Surface Pro, Andy Rubin, and much more.
Russell Smith shows you how to use Windows Update for Business policy settings to create deployment rings for Windows 10 Feature Updates.
Russell Smith shows you how to get up and running quickly with Device Guard in Windows 10 Enterprise.
Learn about a superior tool called Patterns and Practices PowerShell with SharePoint Online and on-prem.
Microsoft announced that it will fix a dangerous new zero-day security flaw in Windows that it says is being exploited by hackers in Russia. But Microsoft is also understandably outraged that Google inexplicably outed the flaw before a patch was ready.
Windows has an unfixable security flaw. That’s the frightening conclusion of this researcher, who says he can inject code—at will—into browsers and other Windows apps. It affects all versions of Windows released in the past 16 years, he says. And it can’t be patched, without breaking legitimate desktop apps. It could be bad for containerized server workloads, too…
Microsoft is making significant changes to how it updates Windows and Server products; these updates go live starting tomorrow which means it is important for you to be prepared.
Microsoft is making a big bet by changing how it will patch older versions of Windows with a goal of reducing the complexity of the Windows ecosystem but will it pay off?
Microsoft to change how older Windows versions get patches. For better or worse, it’ll be more like the Windows 10 way. Next Patch Tuesday, prepare for a single rollup patch. This means you won’t be able to pick and choose the patches that work for you. And that’s good, because… um, reasons.