Windows 10


Next Windows 10 Update To Address User Control Issues

Microsoft is building new and improved user controls into the next major Windows 10 feature update, which is set to arrive in late May.

Microsoft Deems Windows 10 Version 1809 Ready for 'Broad' Use

Microsoft this week signaled to organizations that they should now be running Windows 10 version 1809.

Microsoft To Warn Windows 7 Stragglers of Support Cliff

With Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) falling out of support in less than a year, users of that operating system will begin seeing regular notices from Microsoft warning of the impending deadline starting in April.

Microsoft Replacing Windows 10 MyOffice with New Office App

A new Windows 10 Office app is set to arrive for business and consumer users in the next few weeks, according to a Microsoft announcement on Wednesday, effectively "replacing" the current MyOffice app that comes preinstalled on Windows 10 systems.

Microsoft To Phase Out Windows 10 'Semiannual Channel Targeted' Soon

The next Windows 10 feature update release, due this spring, will mark a few changes to Microsoft's Windows servicing lingo and management behavior.

Older Windows 10 Versions Get Support for MSIX Format

Windows 10 versions 1803 and 1709 now have support, with some limitations, for Microsoft's MSIX packaging format.

Microsoft Talks Up Its Efforts Around Windows 10 Compatibility

Microsoft this week assured organizations that they're not likely to face application compatibility issues if they move to Windows 10.

Key Microsoft Products, Including Windows 7, Losing Support Next Year

Windows 7 entered its final year of support on Jan. 14, as did Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1. The two products are due to fall out of "extended support" on Jan. 14, 2020.

Next Windows 10 Release To Include 'Reserved Storage' Feature

Microsoft this week described a new "Reserved Storage" feature coming to Windows 10 that will allocate about 7GB of a PC's storage space for OS updates.

Top 10 Microsoft Headlines of 2018

Windows 10's convoluted update practices drew a lot of attention this year, but so did many other key Microsoft developments. Below are the most popular news articles of the past year.

Microsoft Explains Its Off-Schedule Windows Updates

As part of an ongoing effort to be more transparent about its monthly Windows update process, Microsoft this week shared its rationale for sometimes releasing Windows updates that don't follow the standard schedule.

FIDO2, Windows 10's Password Replacement, Now Ready

It's now possible to use devices based on the Fast IDentity Online 2.0 (FIDO2) protocol with a Microsoft account and Windows 10 version 1809 to verify user access, Microsoft announced on Monday.

Microsoft Doubles Down on Its Windows 10 Update Process

Microsoft this week gave some background on its current Windows 10 servicing approach, defending its process while addressing recent quality concerns.

Windows 10 October 2018 Update Rollout Resumes

Microsoft marked this month's "update Tuesday," Nov. 13, by rereleasing version 1809 of both Windows 10 and Windows Server, as well as Windows Server 2019.

Microsoft Announces Fix for Windows 10 Pro Activation Problems

An activation problem that affected some Windows 10 Pro edition users this week will get automatically fixed in one day, Microsoft suggested on Friday.