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Microsoft drops support extension for Windows 10 Enterprise

The move came with the release last week of the Windows 10 April 2018 feature upgrade.

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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.

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Why Microsoft gave Windows 10 (version 1803) a different name

Rather than recycling 'seasonal' names for OS upgrades, the company changed things up this time around.

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Microsoft holds up Windows 10 feature upgrade after finding BSOD bug

The company delayed the update, which had been expected to arrive on either April 3 or April 10, for an unspecified period.

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Microsoft shows IT how to get bigger bang from Windows Analytics

New documentation, still in draft form, details how companies can craft specialized reports and custom alerts from Windows Analytics' data and integrate the data with other info.

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Microsoft to finally retire Windows 10 1511 in two weeks

The company also plans to end support for 1607 to users of Windows 10 Home and Pro.

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When should you move to the next version of Windows 10?

With the imminent release of Win10 version 1803, the answer to that question leads to actions you need to take right away.

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Mingis on Tech: The top changes in Windows 10's spring update

With the next update to Windows 10 expected to roll out soon, it's time for a look at what's coming. Windows expert Preston Gralla breaks it down for you.

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Microsoft shrinks Windows 10's upgrade downtime

Beginning with the upcoming spring update to the OS – likely to arrive in early April – users will find the upgrade process is faster.

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Microsoft lifts update embargo on Windows 10

But Windows 7 and 8.1 PCs must still contain approved antivirus to receive post-Spectre/Meltdown patches.

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Microsoft to name Windows 10 1803 'Spring Creators Update'

The feature upgrade is now expected to be released in early April; Microsoft's naming convention drew some barbs on Twitter.

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Microsoft's free analytics service sniffs out Meltdown, Spectre patch status

Windows Analytics can now scan enterprise PCs running Windows 10, Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 and report on whether they're prepped to fend off attacks based on the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities.

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Microsoft to cover Windows 7 with advanced threat service

Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection can detect ongoing attacks on corporate networks, investigate the attack or breach, and provide response recommendations. It will be added to Windows 7 and 8.1 by this summer.

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FAQ: Microsoft monkeys with Windows 10 support – again

Microsoft unveiled a slew of changes to Windows 10 support, acknowledging that its rapid development-and-release tempo is still being resisted by enterprises.

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Best external drives for backup, storage, and portability

Whether you're looking for speed, capacity, portability, or all of the above, a USB external hard disk or SSD is a necessary complement to your desktop PC setup.

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Surface Laptop: Everything you need to know

Microsoft's thin, light, beautiful Surface Laptop is the halo PC for Windows 10 S. Read all about it here, as well as the Commercial Surface Laptop -- for those who prefer Windows 10 Pro instead.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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