Gregg Keizer

Senior Reporter

Gregg Keizer covers Windows, Office, Apple/enterprise, web browsers and web apps for Computerworld.

Windows revenue remains in a $4.6B rut

Windows revenue remains in a $4.6B rut

Microsoft's quarterly earnings this week showed that while commercial sales of Windows 10 PCs are on the rise, consumer interest remains slack.

Mozilla turns to new revenue streams from VPN, Amazon

Mozilla turns to new revenue streams from VPN, Amazon

The Firefox browser maker has teamed with Swiss firm ProtonVPN to offer VPN services to users; each company gets a cut of the revenues from those who sign up.

What's in the latest Firefox update? More anti-tracking and money-making (for Mozilla) searches

What's in the latest Firefox update? More anti-tracking and money-making (for Mozilla) searches

Firefox 63 for Windows, macOS and Linux boosts the browser's 'Enhanced Tracking Protection' to help block tracking cookies.

Microsoft releases Exchange 2019 – but there's no way to deploy it

Microsoft releases Exchange 2019 – but there's no way to deploy it

Exchange 2019 was one of four Office-related server products to go final on Oct. 22; because Windows Server 2019 remains in software purgatory, Exchange 2019 can't be used, or even tested.

Windows Server 2019 remains in release limbo

Windows Server 2019 remains in release limbo

Distribution of Windows Server 2019, the on-premises, perpetual-license successor to Server 2016, stopped at the same Microsoft yanked Windows 10 version 1809.

1,500 Windows 10 Insiders may have been bitten by file-deletion bug

1,500 Windows 10 Insiders may have been bitten by file-deletion bug

The bug, which forced Microsoft to pull the Windows 10 1809 feature upgrade from distribution, showed up during Insider testing before the OS was released.

Critics warn Microsoft it needs to fix broken update process

Critics warn Microsoft it needs to fix broken update process

Microsoft's decision this month to stop distribution of the fall feature upgrade to Windows 10 is only the latest sign of a broken update process. Upset users want that fixed.

What's in the latest Chrome update?

What's in the latest Chrome update?

Chrome 70 for Windows, macOS and Linux lets users disable automatic log-on, implements a host of security tweaks, and adds support for Progressive Web Apps on Windows.

Paul Allen, Microsoft co-founder, dies at 65

Paul Allen, Microsoft co-founder, dies at 65

'Personal computing would not have existed without him,' Bill Gates said of his one-time colleague.

Big browsers to pull support plug for TLS 1.0 and 1.1 encryption protocols in early '20

Big browsers to pull support plug for TLS 1.0 and 1.1 encryption protocols in early '20

TLS is the successor to the better-known SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption protocol; both are used to secure data communications between browsers and the destination server.

3..., 2..., 1? How complaints tamed Microsoft's aggressive feature upgrade strategy

3..., 2..., 1? How complaints tamed Microsoft's aggressive feature upgrade strategy

Microsoft has constantly shifted its release and support timeline for Windows 10, responding to concerns and complaints from users. Here's how the OS strategy has changed, and what may be coming next.

Microsoft cautiously restarts Windows 10 1809 upgrade distribution

Microsoft cautiously restarts Windows 10 1809 upgrade distribution

The rollout was halted after a bug wiped out some users' files; Microsoft ackowledged that the lost data may not be recoverable.

Microsoft ships the final security updates for Windows 10 Home, Pro 1703

Microsoft ships the final security updates for Windows 10 Home, Pro 1703

Users running one of those editions of Windows 10 will need to upgrade to a newer version if they want to continue getting security and non-security bug fixes.

Lab rats, Windows 10 and the importance of being last

Lab rats, Windows 10 and the importance of being last

The file-deletion flaw that plagued last week's rollout of the Windows 10 October 2018 Update shows how Microsoft uses consumers to test out the OS so its important customers – businesses – are protected.

Microsoft's DaaS plans stick with Surface – for now

Microsoft's DaaS plans stick with Surface – for now

Microsoft's device-as-a-service service currently offers a choice of just three Surface configurations, but the company has plans to expand it.

Microsoft to start pushing Windows 10's October upgrade to PCs next week

Microsoft to start pushing Windows 10's October upgrade to PCs next week

The first day of automatic availability for the latest version of Windows 10 is set for Oct. 9. But eager users can get it now.

Microsoft grabs update, upgrade reins under its managed PC plan

Microsoft grabs update, upgrade reins under its managed PC plan

Under its Microsoft Managed Desktop subscription service, the company will handle Semi-annual Channel Windows 10 updates for each device it oversees.

Google deals with fallout over Chrome auto sign-in

Google deals with fallout over Chrome auto sign-in

The upcoming Chrome 70 will allow users to disable a controversial automatic sign-in that links log-ins of its services with the browser.

FAQ: What the device-as-a-service (DaaS) trend is all about

FAQ: What the device-as-a-service (DaaS) trend is all about

Whether it involves PCs, smartphones, tablets or other bits of enterprise hardware, companies are increasingly looking to outsource how corporate hardware is bought, managed and retired. Here's what to know.

Microsoft launches Office 2019 for Windows, macOS

Microsoft launches Office 2019 for Windows, macOS

The company also committed to a successor version, ending speculation that this year's release would be the last that doesn't require a subscription.

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