Windows 10


Microsoft Finally Reaches 1 Billion Mark for Windows 10

Though it missed its target date by nearly three years, Microsoft has finally reached its goal of putting Windows 10 on over 1 billion "monthly active devices."

Microsoft Makes Cortana More Productive for Next Windows 10 Update

The forthcoming spring update of Windows 10 will include changes to the Cortana digital assistant aimed at making it a better productivity tool.

Group Pushes for Windows 7's Second Life as Free Software

An industry group is urging Microsoft to release its proprietary Windows 7 code as free software.

In a Post-Windows 7 World, Orgs Learn To Navigate Windows 10

The 10-year-old Windows 7 operating system fell out of support this week on Jan. 14, 2020, marking the end of an era.

Report: Microsoft Planning To Axe Microsoft Store for Business

According to a Friday media report, the Microsoft Store for Business, formerly known as the "Windows Store for Business," is on the software deprecation chopping block.

CES 2020 Gallery: Microsoft's Hardware Partners Redefine the PC

Eight standouts from this year's Consumer Electronics Show, where Microsoft OEM partners bent (sometimes literally) the rules of the traditional Windows PC as we know it.

Windows 7 Extended Security Updates Confusion: A Microsoft CSP Explains

Microsoft CSP MessageOps recently tried to answer some of the most pressing questions facing organizations concerning the Windows 7 Extended Security Updates program.

Version 1909 of Windows 10 and Windows Server Released

Windows 10 version 1909, also known as the "Windows 10 November 2019 Update," was officially released by Microsoft on Tuesday.

Microsoft Sweetens Windows 7 Extended Security Updates for E5 Licensees

In a promotional offer, organizations that have E5 licensing can get a year of free access to Microsoft's Extended Security Updates program for Windows 7.

Microsoft, OEMs Tout Chip-Level Security with Secured-Core PCs

Microsoft and its OEM partners are promising to stop Windows malware at the firmware level with new "Secured-core" PCs.

Microsoft Launches Desktop Analytics Service for Windows Devices

Now generally available, Desktop Analytics gives organizations dashboard views of their managed Windows "endpoints, applications and drivers."

Microsoft Unveils SQL Server IoT 2019, Other IoT Advances

Microsoft expanded its IoT lineup this week, announcing the general availability of NXP support in Windows 10 IoT Core and the forthcoming release of SQL Server IoT 2019.

Microsoft Broadens Partnerships with New Microsoft Surface Devices

Microsoft unveiled its coming Surface PC and device innovations on Wednesday, which also showcased partner efforts.

Microsoft Drops Volume Licensing Requirement for Windows 7 Extended Security Updates

The change opens Microsoft's patch extension program to smaller and midsize organizations, but only if they are using the Professional or Enterprise editions of Windows 7. 

How Microsoft Uses Machine Learning To Improve Windows 10 Upgrades

Microsoft data scientists described how the company uses machine learning algorithms to ensure Windows 10 upgrades are rolled out successfully at organizations.