Windows 10 recorded strong growth again in June as the five-year-old operating system added more than a percentage point in share just as the now-obsolete Windows 7 retreated by almost as much.
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Microsoft this week warned enterprise and education customers running Windows 10 that it will start replacing the old, original Edge browser on their PCs with the newer Chromium-based version on or after July 30.
Microsoft has 82 retail stores, all of which have been closed for months because of the pandemic. All but four will be shuttered permanently.
Microsoft has eliminated the ability to manually stop feature upgrades from reaching unmanaged PCs running Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise and Education.
Beginning next week, Mozilla plans to automatically move users running older versions of macOS to the Firefox Extended Support Release.
Microsoft plans to resume distribution of the non-security updates, but only to Windows 10 1809 and, eventually, to Windows Server.
Coming soon to a PC near you: the Chromium-based Edge browser.
The latest Windows 10 upgrade won't immediately show up for everyone; Microsoft is taking its usual gradual approach to rolling out the upgrade.
The Chromium-based browser was supposed to roll out to users earlier this year. Microsoft now expects that to take place over the next few weeks.
Microsoft's late release of Windows 10 2004 almost certainly means that the end of year upgrade will be like 2019's - a minor update.
It's going be all virtual, all the time, for this year's Microsoft Build event and Apple's traditional WWDC. Blame the ongoing pandemic for the shift.
IT admins can now use the G Suite console to secure G Suite accounts on Windows 10 using Google's anti-hijacking and suspicious-login-detection technologies.
After lengthening support times for various versions of Windows 10, Microsoft has set up a calendar for later this year that will create a pile-up of deadlines.
Microsoft has gave the newest Windows 10 upgrade a name, calling it the 'May 2020 Update', signalling that it will launch the refresh next month.
In its latest moves related to the Covid-19 pandemic, Microsoft is extending support an extra six months for SharePoint Server 2010 and Windows 10 1809.
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