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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

Admin Tools

Toolkit Item: 8GadgetPack

OK, then. It’s time for a new mini-review in the Admin Toolkit series here at Win10.Guru. First let me start with a disclaimer. If you believe what MS says about gadgets, you should run screaming in the other direction from this great tool built by German developer Helmut Buhler. It’s called 8GadgetPack and I can’t

Microsoft

Microsoft Device Tour Plus

I was invited to the Microsoft Device Tour Plus when it arrived at my adopted home town of Leipzig (Germany) last week. As I am always interested in free breakfast, lunch and dinner, so I decided to go there despite my current health issues. I was not expecting much, if any, new information. That said,

Editorial

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

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AV

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

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Azure

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

Editorial

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

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Windows 7 Countdown has started – Upgrade Now!

The final countdown has started! In fact, Windows 7 will stop receiving any updates exactly one year from today, on January 14th, 2020. Each day after that, Windows 7 will become more and more insecure and prey to security threats. However die-hard a Windows 7 user you are, it’s time to start upgrade preparations. If you

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