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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

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,

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

News

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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