Gregg Keizer

Senior Reporter

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

What's in the latest Chrome update?

What's in the latest Chrome update?

Chrome 71 for Windows, macOS and Linux goes after sites that deliver what the search giant calls "abusive experiences," and includes patches for 43 security flaws.

Microsoft trash talks Windows 10 LTSC – again

Microsoft trash talks Windows 10 LTSC – again

LTSC, which was once called LTSB, is a specialized edition of Windows 10 Enterprise that promises the longest intervals between OS feature upgrades.

Microsoft gets explicit about Windows 10 upgrade blockers

Microsoft gets explicit about Windows 10 upgrade blockers

Relying in part on the telemetry it receives from Windows 10 computers, Microsoft is getting more aggressive in blocking PCs from getting problematic updates.

FAQ: Windows 10 LTSB explained

FAQ: Windows 10 LTSB explained

The 'Long-term Servicing Branch' of Windows 10 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's 2017 expenses grew twice the rate of revenue

Mozilla's 2017 expenses grew twice the rate of revenue

Most of the Firefox browser-maker's $562M in revenue came from deals struck for the default search engine spot.

Microsoft's multi-factor authentication service flakes out – again

Microsoft's multi-factor authentication service flakes out – again

For the second time in nine days, the Multi-Factor Authentication system used by Microsoft for Office 365 logins failed.

The definitive Windows 7 retirement timeline countdown

The definitive Windows 7 retirement timeline countdown

In less than 14 months, Microsoft's popular Windows 7 runs out of general support, a deadline that's pushing businesses to move up to Windows 10. These are the dates to pencil in as the transition to 10 gathers steam.

Firefox adds in-browser notification of breached sites

Firefox adds in-browser notification of breached sites

Mozilla added the alert system to its browser as a way or warning users who visit a site that's reported a data breach.

Amid calls for a Windows bug status dashboard, Microsoft belatedly agrees to build one

Amid calls for a Windows bug status dashboard, Microsoft belatedly agrees to build one

The move, expected to roll out in 2019, comes in the aftermath of the company's botched rollout of the Windows 10 October 2018 Update.

Windows 10 update (and retirement) calendar: Mark these dates

Windows 10 update (and retirement) calendar: Mark these dates

Microsoft is releasing new versions of Windows 10 on a set schedule – and just as regularly retiring older versions from support. Here are all the dates you need to know about through Windows 7's retirement in 2020 and beyond.

With Windows 10 1809 re-release, Microsoft decides not to cheat on promised support

With Windows 10 1809 re-release, Microsoft decides not to cheat on promised support

By acting as if the Windows 10 rollout delay had not happened, Microsoft ensured that users will generally get the support timeline they expect.

Microsoft takes second swing at Windows 10 1809, re-issues troubled upgrade

Microsoft takes second swing at Windows 10 1809, re-issues troubled upgrade

The 'October' update rollout was put on hold for 38 days after a file-deletion bug caused problems.

Windows 10 rollout snafu: Day 37

Windows 10 rollout snafu: Day 37

Microsoft's fall feature upgrade, released on Oct. 2, was pulled from distribution four days later. The company has yet to restart the release.

Chrome to hit sites dealing 'abusive experiences' with total ad blockade

Chrome to hit sites dealing 'abusive experiences' with total ad blockade

Google's Chrome 71 browser, due out in early December, will target particularly onerous websites by blocking ads.

Macs, iPads, price hikes and the enterprise alternative

Macs, iPads, price hikes and the enterprise alternative

Although Apple now claims an active installed base of 100M, that doesn't mean the company's computers and mobile devices represent a real alternative to Windows.

As Windows 10 delay continues, support shortfall grows

As Windows 10 delay continues, support shortfall grows

Microsoft stopped distribution of the OS earlier this month after a file-deletion bug caused problems for users; with October almost over, the rollout delay could disrupt scheduled support timelines.

Microsoft hikes Office 2019 retail prices by up to 10%

Microsoft hikes Office 2019 retail prices by up to 10%

The move is seen as yet another push by the company to steer customers to Office 365, which is sold on a subscription basis and is more lucrative for Microsoft long term.

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.

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.

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