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Tick-tock: The year-long Windows 7 countdown by the numbers

As of today, it's T-minus one year and counting before Windows 7 exits mainstream support. Let's look at some important numbers for the year ahead.

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TypeScript roadmap: Microsoft’s plans for 2019

Improvements are under consideration for core type system, linting, and error messages

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The tech world’s best CEO? Microsoft’s Nadella, hands down.

Others have gotten more glory — and have tripped recently.

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Windows 10 1903 to seize 7GB of user storage space for smoother upgrades

The upcoming spring update will include a 'Reserved storage' feature that sets aside disk space for future upgrades.

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Windows 10: A guide to the updates

Here's what you need to know about each update to Windows 10 as they roll out from Microsoft. Now updated for KB4480116 (OS Build 17763.253), released Jan. 8, 2019.

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Microsoft spins off security, compliance bits from Microsoft 365's priciest plan for E3 customers

Microsoft is adding two new M365 add-on plans for corporate customers already subscribing to the Enterprise E3 version.

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Top web browsers 2019: Microsoft needs to rebuild Edge before Edge disappears

Though Microsoft plans to revamp its Edge browser using Chrome's rendering and JavaScript engines, Windows 10's built-in browser is still bleeding users.

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Windows by the numbers: Windows 10 finally dethrones Windows 7

Migration watch: It's taken three and a half years, but Windows 10 has finally passed Windows 7 is now being used by 45.5% of all PCs running Windows.

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How Microsoft lost the web

Through a series of missteps and outright neglect, Microsoft essentially handed over the fate of its web browser – and its ability to shape the online world – to rival Chrome. The white flag of surrender was raised this month.

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Tech luminaries we lost in 2018

Hailing from five different nations, the 13 remarkable women and men memorialized here had a lasting influence on technology and the world.

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Microsoft offers up Windows 10 1809 to nervy seekers

The troubled feature upgrade – pulled from distribution for more than five weeks this fall – is now available to users who choose to 'check for updates' in Windows Update.

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Microsoft puts desktop apps in containers with Windows Sandbox

A new feature for Windows 10 Pro and Enterprise lets you run untrusted desktop apps in isolated environments more flexible than VMs

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Microsoft Teams gains ground on Slack

Spiceworks found that Microsoft’s team chat app has moved ahead of market leader Slack on the strength of its inclusion in Office 365. How many users each app has remains unclear.

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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.

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What’s new in Visual Studio 2019: The first beta arrives

Collaboration and AI will attention along with performance and productivity

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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.

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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.

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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.

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