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Microsoft boosts anti-phishing skills of Chrome, the IE and Edge killer

The company has released an add-on for Chrome – dubbed 'Windows Defender Browser Protection' – that effectively gives up a major asset in its own Edge browser.

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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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What is Windows Hello? Microsoft’s biometrics security system explained

Windows Hello gives Windows 10 users an alternative way to log into their devices and applications using a fingerprint, iris scan or facial recognition. Here’s what the technology does, who uses it and the hardware required.

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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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How to block the Windows 10 spring update, version 1803, from installing

With the spring feature update to Windows 10 (version 1803, build 17133, Redstone 4) just around the corner, here are the best ways to ensure you install it when you’re ready — even in the face of recent forced updates from Microsoft....

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Windows by the numbers: It’s a topsy-turvy world, with Windows 10 down, 7 up

Migration watch: There were unexpected gyrations in the market in March, with Windows 7 gaining strength and Windows 10 falling back.

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Top web browsers 2018: Firefox's share slips post-Quantum

In the four months since its redesigned, re-engineered "Quantum" release, Firefox has shed rather than gained users, according to the latest data from Net Applications.

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How to write machine learning apps for Windows 10

Machine learning isn’t only for the cloud. Microsoft is bringing it to PCs in the next Windows 10 release. Here’s how to get started now

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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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Microsoft begins push for Windows Server 2019

The Server 2019 early look is available through Windows Insider, the preview program Microsoft established before Windows 10's launch and expanded last year to include Windows Server.

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3 top tips for Microsoft Word 2016

Word is the workhorse of the Microsoft Office 2016 suite, but lots of people don’t know some of its more useful features. Here are three of the best tips.

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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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Mingis on Tech: The main changes coming to Windows 10 this spring

The next update to Windows 10 is expected to arrive soon, so it's a good time to look at what's coming. Windows expert Preston Gralla has the details.

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3 top tips for Microsoft Excel 2016

Excel 2016 can be tough to use. But you don’t need to be a spreadsheet jockey to get the most out of Excel 2016. Just follow these three tips.

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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 tries out new must-use-Edge ploy in Windows 10 preview

In the latest preview of the operating system's fall feature upgrade, Microsoft has mandated that its built-in Edge browser handle the opening of links within the Windows Mail app.

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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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