Windows 10


Microsoft's Plan To Shrink Windows 10 Update Sizes by One-Third

A new Microsoft technology dubbed "Unified Update Platform" promises to cut the size of future Windows 10 updates by a third.

Microsoft Calls Out Windows 10 Servicing Catch for Surface

Microsoft's long-term servicing branch (LTSB) concept for Windows 10 comes with a notable caveat for organizations using the Surface tablet-PC device.

Microsoft Announces Windows 10 'Creators Update,' Demos New Hardware

The next major Windows 10 update, previously known by its codename "Redstone 2," will launch next spring as the "Windows 10 Creators Update."

Microsoft Explains Windows Servicing Model Ahead of October Release

With a cumulative update scheduled to arrive for all supported Windows systems this week, Microsoft recently outlined a few more details about the new update structure.

New Update Model for Windows 7/8.1 Coming Next Week

The first monthly cumulative updates to Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 will arrive on Oct. 11, signaling a sea change in how Microsoft delivers its patches and OS updates.

Microsoft Finally Retires Windows 10 Upgrade App

An update issued by Microsoft this week will delete the infamous "Get Windows App" from users' systems.

Microsoft To Host Q&As for Windows 10 Upgrade Tool

Microsoft is opening up its technical team to questions from users of its new Upgrade Analytics solution, currently in preview.

Assessing Microsoft's Windows 10 Revolution, One Year In

Microsoft rewrote its whole playbook for taking a new client OS to market with the Windows 10 release. A year later, the company's financials and analyst reports reveal how well it's working out -- for Microsoft and the ecosystem.

Microsoft Says To Get Used to Windows 10's Update Model

The latest messaging from Microsoft indicates that organizations have little choice but to adapt to Windows 10's servicing model to keep their Windows clients and servers -- including older versions -- updated and patched.

Windows 10 Launches as Subscription Service Through CSP

Microsoft's promised pay-as-you go version of Windows 10 Enterprise is now available through its Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program.

Windows 10 Anniversary Update Restores Deleted Apps

Windows 10 users moving from version 1511 to version 1607, dubbed the "anniversary update," may find applications installed on their systems that they'd previously removed.

Watchdog Group Knocks Microsoft over Windows 10 Privacy

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has taken Microsoft to task over potential privacy issues in Windows 10, saying that the company "blatantly disregards user choice and privacy."

Microsoft Clarifies Windows 10 'Delivery Optimization'

Microsoft this week shared more details about its new Delivery Optimization update service for Windows 10 clients.

Windows 7 and 8.1 To Follow Windows 10's Model of Monthly Updates

Starting this fall, Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 PCs will switch to a monthly update model that's similar to what Microsoft has implemented with Windows 10.

Microsoft Restores Original Support Policies for Windows 7/8.1 PCs

Microsoft this week said that it is reinstating its original support policies for Intel "Skylake"-based Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 systems, adding several years to their respective support lifecycles.

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