Windows 10


Microsoft Shares Plans for Windows 10 Virtual Desktop Service

Microsoft is readying a preview of a new service that will deliver virtual Windows desktops and apps to end users from Microsoft Azure infrastructure.

Microsoft Offers To Manage Windows 10 Desktops for Orgs

A new service called Microsoft Managed Desktop (MMD) lets organizations offload the task of managing their Windows 10 desktops, from the initial provisioning process to routine patching, to Microsoft.

Microsoft's Windows and Office Support Changes Draw Analyst Approval

Microsoft's decision last week to change its Office ProPlus and Windows 10 support terms has garnered mostly positive reactions from industry analysts.

Microsoft Developing Desktop Analytics Tool for App Compatibility

Microsoft this week described an upcoming Desktop Analytics service for ensuring application compatibility, particularly when upgrading Windows 10 and Office 365 ProPlus.

Microsoft Revises Windows and Office Support Plans Again

Microsoft is giving organizations more time to carry out upgrades via some newly announced Windows and Office 365 ProPlus servicing terms.

Microsoft Store Support To End for Windows 8 and 8.1 Apps

Microsoft has specified end dates for Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 apps in the Microsoft Store, prodding developers to port them to Windows 10.

Smaller Monthly Updates Coming to Next Windows 10 Version

Microsoft is promising that the next major releases of Windows 10 and Windows Server will kick off a new update scheme that will feature smaller monthly patch deliveries.

Microsoft Promising Improved Console Apps Support in Next Windows 10 Release

The next major Windows 10 release will get a Windows Pseudo Console for better support of command-line and graphical user interface-based applications.

Microsoft MVP: Microsoft's Windows Patching Model Is Too Fast

A prominent Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) had this advice for Microsoft regarding its rather convoluted Windows 10 and Office patching process: Slow down, and only deliver new feature updates once per year.

Microsoft Tries To Clarify Its Windows 10 Patching Model

Microsoft's John Wilcox, a contributor to the Microsoft Tech Community, shared some details of the company's monthly Windows operating system update release process this week.

Microsoft To Discontinue Windows 10 'Delta Updates'

Microsoft plans to end distribution of its monthly Windows 10 "delta updates" starting Feb. 12, 2019, the company announced this week.

Windows 10 April 2018 Update Hits Next Release Milestone

Microsoft this week dubbed Windows 10 version 1803 (also known as the April 2018 Update and previously code-named "Redstone 4") as being in the semiannual channel (SAC) release stage, although what that means exactly is a matter of some conjecture.

Windows 10 'Redstone 5' Test Build Missing Sets Feature

Microsoft last week released test build 17704 of Windows 10 "Redstone 5," but missing from the feature lineup was one of the company's most innovative contributions to productivity.

Microsoft's AI Deems Windows 10 April 2018 Update 'Fully Available'

Based on its telemetry findings, Microsoft now declares that the April 2018 release of Windows 10 (also known as version 1803 and previously code-named "Redstone 4") can advance to the "fully available" stage.

Microsoft Warns Orgs Away from Windows 10's 'Long-Term Servicing' Branch

Microsoft this week gave another argument against Windows 10's long-term servicing channel (LTSC) update option for organizations.