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Windows Insider Team learning from their mistakes

I do not have to tell you about the Windows 10 version 1809 release fiasco. It is well known and documented. In fact, some users still haven’t received the upgrade over four months after it was originally released. But, the opening paragraph of the latest Windows Insider Skip Ahead build 18836 release notes Thursday last

Microsoft: Do not use Internet Explorer!

In a recent blog post,  Chris Jackson, the principal program manager in the Microsoft Experiences and Devices Group, made it quite clear: Internet Explorer shouldn’t be used. In fact, he does not even call IE a browser, saying it is simply a compatibility solution. Here’s a quote from Chris Jackson’s recent post on the Microsoft

Windows Defender – Better than its reputation

German tester AV-Test tested 20 of the most popular home user AV products over a two-month-long period in November and December 2018. Its tests used the latest available public release for each security suite, with default auto-update settings. Find the full test results here, in English: https://www.av-test.org/en/antivirus/home-windows/windows-10/december-2018/ What is notable is how well free security suites

Project “Dell Venue – The Second Coming”

My Win10.guru partner Ed has an old device, a Dell Venue Pro 11 tablet. He got it upgraded to Windows Insider build 18317 with a clean install, but couldn’t get beyond that. Whatever he tried, he could not upgrade it to the latest Insider build, nor clean install it. Ed wrote about retiring this well-used

Upcoming changes in Azure, Cortana and Microsoft 365

There’s a lot going on in Redmond. Microsoft partners are upset because of changes to the Azure Customer Agreement, Cortana separating from Windows Search, and Microsoft’s plans for Microsoft 365 for consumers, . Azure Customer Agreement Microsoft has published new Azure Customer Agreement, which goes into force in March (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/licensing/news/improving-azure-experience). According to its language, in

Enterprises and Windows 7 End of Life

According to a recent study by Oregon-based enterprise content delivery company Kollective, over 40% of large enterprises still have computers running Windows 7. The study, published in a white paper published 365 days before Windows 7 EOL surveyed over 1,000 IT professionals in enterprises in the United Kingdom and the United States. There’s more: Windows

WaaOS – Windows as an Operating System

In my opinion, WaaS (Windows as a Service) works for corporate clients. Think of it as a combination of Microsoft 365, Intune and Windows AutoPilot. This mash-up makes it easy for IT department to manage and administer their devices as well as their users. The problem is, there’s a large group of Windows users for

Finland: Microsoft must pay user for upgrade without permission

The Consumer Disputes Board in Finland decided on Friday that Microsoft should compensate an unnamed user €1,100 ($1,260, £990) for upgrading his laptop from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 without obtaining his permission. The User had demanded €3,000. In Finland, the Board’s recommendations are not legally binding but over 80% of businesses comply with its

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