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Windows 7 bug blocks users from shutting down their PCs

The legacy OS has been hit with a serious flaw just weeks after Microsoft stopped issuing updates
10 Feb 2020
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Microsoft will roll Windows client and hardware teams into one

Microsoft is reportedly aiming to streamline the development of its hardware and software to facilitate better user experiences
6 Feb 2020
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Windows 7 market share remains healthy despite end-of-life status

A quarter of all machines are still running the legacy OS, although the numbers are falling
4 Feb 2020
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Microsoft to patch Windows 7 wallpaper bug

So much for end of support: Microsoft to fix bug in last update to Windows 7
29 Jan 2020
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20 Jan 2020
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The IT Pro Podcast: Farewell Windows 7

We reflect on the legacy of one of Microsoft's most enduringly popular operating systems
17 Jan 2020
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What to do if you're still running Windows 7

Windows 7 is no longer supported, so you better upgrade, sharpish...
14 Jan 2020
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Memes and Viking funerals: The internet reacts to the death of Windows 7

Although official support has been withdrawn, the ghost of Windows 7 is likely to linger for many years to come
14 Jan 2020
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Microsoft to patch ‘extraordinarily serious’ cryptographic flaw

The fix has already been shipped to high-value organisations like the US military, according to reports
14 Jan 2020
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GCHQ warns against Windows 7 for email, banking

Windows 7 shouldn't be used for sensitive tasks once it hits end of life, says the NCSC
13 Jan 2020
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Windows 7 ends: what do you do next?

From SMBs to big business and individuals, after 10 years it's time to move on from Windows 7
4 Jan 2020
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Microsoft unexpectedly extends Windows 10 Mobile support

The all-but-dead mobile OS reached its end-of-life last week before Microsoft granted users a 30-day reprieve
16 Dec 2019
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Microsoft to scrap Security Essentials when Windows 7 reaches end-of-life

Businesses will have to seek out an alternative to the free antivirus platform by Jan 2020
13 Dec 2019
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This exploit could give users free Windows 7 updates beyond 2020

The tool, built to bypass extended support eligibility checks, was successfully tested on a dummy Windows 7 update
9 Dec 2019
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The IT Pro guide to Windows 10 migration

Everything you need to know for a successful transition
4 Dec 2019
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Here is every major Microsoft Teams update from Ignite 2019

Microsoft's Orlando conference brings streamlined sign-in and powerful developer tools
6 Nov 2019
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Microsoft U-turns on ‘completely insane’ self-service scheme

Policy to bypass IT admins has been tweaked and delayed to 2020 following customer backlash
1 Nov 2019
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The benefits of a DaaS solution, from initial expenditure to TCO, flexibility and support
31 Oct 2019
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Microsoft 365 might bypass IT admins with 'self-service'

From 19 November, users can purchase Power Platform licenses without consulting their IT departments
29 Oct 2019
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Windows 10's buggy updates blamed on toxic work culture

Former engineer calls Microsoft workplace a 'herd of made-men protected by henchmen'
25 Oct 2019
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23 Oct 2019
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Avast Business Patch Management review

Good Windows patch management services but a work in progress
8 Oct 2019
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Microsoft gives SMBs reprieve on Windows 7 support

Now all businesses can pay to receive Windows 7 updates through to 2023
2 Oct 2019