Because it’s December all of a sudden and what the heck, this edition of Short Takes focuses Microsoft’s LinkedIn acquisition, Windows 10 usage, faux outrage at the Microsoft shareholder meeting, and more.
Customize Windows 10 deployment in MDT using a task sequence, and configure Windows Deployment Services.
Learn how to deploy the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) and import a Windows 10 image ready for distribution over the network using Windows Deployment Services (WDS).
Microsoft has announced that its Anniversary update for Windows 10 has graduated to the Current Branch for Business.
Find out why Microsoft has discontinued EMET and how Windows 10 mitigates many of the threats that EMET was designed to counter.
Microsoft is working on new technology that would allow ARM chips to emulate x86 which could result in a significant shift in how our computers are built.
Microsoft is changing the way it is servicing Windows with a new update model that will deliver delta upgrades but will this improve the process or create another point of failure?
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 launched its Surface Studio all-in-one desktop at the Windows 10 event yesterday. Here’s what people are saying. Just don’t mention the iMac. In today’s IT Newspro, we mention it once, but we think we got away with it…
Technology gets a bad rap when it doesn’t work as expected, but experience shows it’s not always the tech that’s at fault. Selecting the right tool is crucial if it isn’t to be more hindrance than help.
Microsoft Research says it’s made a major breakthrough in converting human speech to text. Recognising continuous, conversational speech is really hard to do accurately, but Redmond reports it can do it as well as actual people can. The researchers claim their technology makes far fewer mistakes. That’s a bold assertion, given the 40-odd-year history of […]
Microsoft HoloLens is now available in six more countries. Redmond wants more businesses and developers to get going with its augmented-reality Windows headset. As well as the U.S. and Canada, it’s now in four European countries and two down under. That’s where Microsoft is targeting developers next. You can get it in November, if you pre-order now…