Gregg Keizer

Senior Reporter

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

FAQ: Windows 10 LTSB explained

FAQ: Windows 10 LTSB explained

The 'Long-term Servicing Branch' of Windows 1o was initially aimed at enterprises that wanted to avoid Microsoft's Windows-as-a-service model and delay frequent feature updates. Here's how it's supposed to work.

Mozilla mandates that new Firefox features rely on encrypted connections

Mozilla mandates that new Firefox features rely on encrypted connections

Future web-facing features in the browser must now meet a standard that requires all browser-to-server-and-back traffic be encrypted.

Office 365: Enterprise usage doesn't translate into enterprise value

Office 365: Enterprise usage doesn't translate into enterprise value

A Gartner Research survey shows that while companies often use a variety of Office 365 elements, only two – email and the Office apps – provide real value.

How to make sure Windows gets the right patches coming to it

How to make sure Windows gets the right patches coming to it

Windows users can take these steps to insure their PCs continue to receive security updates in the wake of the Spectre and Meltdown flaws.

Microsoft stamps October's Windows 10 feature upgrade as enterprise-worthy

Microsoft stamps October's Windows 10 feature upgrade as enterprise-worthy

The company said Fall Creators Update has been tested enough that companies can deploy it when they're ready.

Windows 7 takes biggest performance hit from emergency Meltdown, Spectre updates

Windows 7 takes biggest performance hit from emergency Meltdown, Spectre updates

Microsoft warns that Windows 7 PCs would run slower after installing the updates, as will older PCs running Windows 10.

Microsoft sets novel antivirus prerequisite before offering Windows emergency updates

Microsoft sets novel antivirus prerequisite before offering Windows emergency updates

Windows users are being warned they must have up-to-date antivirus software on their PCs to get updates aimed at fending off attacks that take advantage of the Meltdown and Spectre flaws.

Browser makers build bulwarks to stump Spectre attacks

Browser makers build bulwarks to stump Spectre attacks

Most major browser makers responded to concerns about the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities by updating their wares to try and fend off any web-based attacks.

Microsoft speeds up latest Windows 10 upgrade delivery

Microsoft speeds up latest Windows 10 upgrade delivery

2017's final Windows 10 feature upgrade is being pushed out to customers faster than Microsoft released the year's first revision.

Google slips Chrome stub into Microsoft's app store

Google slips Chrome stub into Microsoft's app store

It tried to plant an installer for the Chrome browser but was quickly booted from the store. A Chrome engineer complained that Microsoft 'denies Chrome the tools it needs to protect users' to explain the maneuver.

Chrome to block ads in February

Chrome to block ads in February

Sites will have to pay an ad coalition to evade a blockade by the world's most popular browser.

Windows 7 update guide: How 'security-only' and 'monthly rollups' differ

Windows 7 update guide: How 'security-only' and 'monthly rollups' differ

Microsoft in 2016 changed the way it rolls out updates for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1, leaving many IT admins and users confused. Here's how to sort out what the company is doing.

Mozilla’s claims of Firefox Quantum success aren’t confirmed by user stats

Mozilla’s claims of Firefox Quantum success aren’t confirmed by user stats

The browser developer says uptake of Firefox 57 are ‘super encouraging,’ but any increase in use still appears minimal.

Why Windows 7 updates are getting bigger

Why Windows 7 updates are getting bigger

Microsoft's monthly security rollups for Windows 7 have almost doubled in size since the company revised the still-popular operating system's update regimen in 2016.

Microsoft's Edge browser is in serious trouble

Microsoft's Edge browser is in serious trouble

Analytics firm Net Applications revised its methodology to cull bots from its browser share numbers and found that as much as half of the traffic to Edge on Windows 10 was artificially inflated.

Mozilla's record 2016 revenue funded its Firefox Quantum browser

Mozilla's record 2016 revenue funded its Firefox Quantum browser

The Mozilla Foundation brought in more than half a billion dollars in 2016, largely from deals with search engines. That money helped underwrite an overhaul of its mainstay browser.

FAQ: Windows 10's new browser-ized UI – Sets

FAQ: Windows 10's new browser-ized UI – Sets

Microsoft is highlighting previews of Windows 10 that would include new features – 'Timeline' and 'Sets' – aiming at boosting productivity on a PC.

Brave browser opens users' wallets to YouTube content creators

Brave browser opens users' wallets to YouTube content creators

Brave Software has opened its 'Basic Attention Token' digital currency-based reward system to YouTube content creators.

Microsoft sets a cutoff date for free Office app viewers

Microsoft sets a cutoff date for free Office app viewers

Excel Viewer, PowerPoint Viewer, PowerPoint 2007 Viewer and the Office Compatibility Pack are now slated for retirement in April.

Microsoft's Windows 10 update strategy is showing strains

Microsoft's Windows 10 update strategy is showing strains

Analysts argue that Microsoft should cut the number of Windows 10 upgrades in half and pledge to support each version for 24 months.

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