A pair of Windows 10 feature upgrades will soon collide, with one just beginning to get traction on PCs as its successor readies for release.
Stories by Gregg Keizer
The next iteration of Windows 10 will self-diagnose start-up failures and if necessary uninstall recent updates to get the PC up and running.
Microsoft in April plans to begin nagging Windows 7 users with messages that the operating system is nearing its forced retirement.
Microsoft has retreated from a core update practice for System Center, saying it is dropping Semi-Annual Channel feature upgrades.
Microsoft has revealed that 800 million devices are now running Windows 10, a 100 million increase in less than six months.
'Extended Security Updates' will give enterprise customers more time to move off Windows 7 after support ends in January 2020.
Microsoft has created a mirage for users of Windows 10 Home, crafting an illusion of partial control over updates and upgrades, researchers have concluded.
Windows Defender ATP, which can detects ongoing attacks on corporate networks and recommend a response, is now available for Windows 7 and 8.1.
Microsoft has revised its schedule to dump support for an outdated cryptographic hash standard by postponing the deadline for Windows 7.
A Microsoft document offers details on how much it could cost companies to maintain Windows 7 PCs if they don't migrate to Windows 10 by early next year.
Microsoft last week took the strange step of slamming its own software, portraying Office 2019 as second-class when pitted against Office 365.
Microsoft has told the remaining users of IE10 that it will cut off support years earlier than promised, ending security updates in January 2020.
Microsoft's Office applications – Excel, Outlook, OneNote, OneDrive, PowerPoint and Word – are now available through the Mac App Store.
In the wake of the company's failed acquisition of Nokia's phone assets, Microsoft is reminding Windows 10 Mobile users that support ends this year.
Microsoft has finally restarted the automatic distribution of Windows 10 October 2018 Update, the problem-plagued upgrade pulled from release in October.