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Play DVDs in Windows 10 for free

Windows 10 won't play DVDs natively, and Windows Media Center is gone. Here are your options.

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Microsoft 365 Business: Office + Windows 10 in one SMB-friendly subscription

Microsoft this week introduced two additional software-as-a-service subscription plans: Microsoft 365 and Microsoft 365 Business.

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Windows 10: A guide to the updates

Get the latest info on Windows 10 updates as they roll out from Microsoft. Now updated for KB4025342, released on July 11, 2017.

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June's Windows numbers: Microsoft Windows 7 maintains grip

Windows 7 dug in its heels in May, and retained control over a majority of all Windows PCs. That could spell problems for later corporate migrations to Windows 10.

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The best enterprise tips and tricks for Windows 10

In one place, here’s everything Windows 10 users need to know to speed up the operating system, keep it running smoothly, protect privacy, use Cortana and more.

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Toshiba Portege X30 review: The clamshell strikes back

The new Toshiba Portege X30 is a tough, top-performing Windows 10 laptop well-suited to demanding enterprise users.

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June's browser numbers: Microsoft's Edge strategy fails

The percentage of Windows 10 users who ran the Edge fell to 21% last month, as the Microsoft browser continued to lose ground to Google Chrome.

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How we test Windows system performance

A quick rundown of how we assess the performance of Windows computers.

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Windows Server gets aboard the fast train

Now that Microsoft is talking up a faster Windows Server release schedule, it's going to have to prove it can deliver, says Directions on Microsoft's Jim Gaynor.

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Microsoft: No, it's not an audit

Microsoft thinks enterprise customers have the wrong idea about the asset management investigations its partners tout as a way to save money on software licensing.

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Lenovo's new workstation is indeed 'Tiny' but packs a punch

Windows users working in tight spaces who are looking for a small form factor workstation with multiple display ports and solid processing power have a new contender in the market to check out: the new ThinkStation P320 Tiny.

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FAQ: Microsoft drafts new Windows Server upgrade blueprint

Microsoft is changing its upgrade cadence for Windows Server, crafting a schedule that mimics Windows 10 and Office 365 release dates.

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Windows 10 quick tips: 6 ways to speed up your PC

Want Windows 10 to run faster? Take a few minutes to try out these tips, and your machine will be zippier and less prone to performance and system issues.

Microsoft resurrects Windows XP patches for second month straight

Microsoft today followed May's unprecedented release of security updates for expired operating systems by issuing another dozen patches for the aged Windows XP.

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Surface Pro 2017 Review

Microsoft's new Surface Pro (2017) Windows tablet packs the power of Intel's new Kaby Lake chip inside, offering a powerful, pricey upgrade to the Surface Pro 4.

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What Microsoft owes customers, and answers to other 'WannaCry' questions

Microsoft took the unprecedented step of issuing security patches for Windows XP, even though support for it ended in 2014. What does that portend for the future?

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Intel and Microsoft-Qualcomm are at odds over Windows 10 ARM emulation move

Microsoft and Qualcomm are preparing to launch a full version of Windows 10 on ARM processors including x86 app emulation, a move that would give companies greater mobility choices. But Intel isn't happy.

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Windows 10: IT wants to manage PCs like phones

Many businesses moving to Windows 10 are managing it differently, with more frequent updates and policies borrowed from mobile.

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