Microsoft product chief Panos Panay joins executive leadership team
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Microsoft product chief Panos Panay joins executive leadership team

The Microsoft veteran has been a key player in the development of the Surface range and Windows 11
26 Aug 2021
Intel’s ‘Thread Director’ will boost CPU performance on Windows 11
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Intel’s ‘Thread Director’ will boost CPU performance on Windows 11

This technology will be embedded in the next generation of 10nm hybrid Alder Lake desktop processors
20 Aug 2021
How to speed up Windows 10
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How to speed up Windows 10

Does Windows 10 feel a bit sluggish for you? Read on for tips and tricks to speed up the OS
19 Aug 2021
Microsoft accused of making it harder to ditch Edge in Windows 11
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Microsoft accused of making it harder to ditch Edge in Windows 11

Competitors claim the tech giant has made changing default browsers unnecessarily complicated
19 Aug 2021
Windows 11 will introduce ‘focus sessions’ to help with remote work distractions
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Windows 11 will introduce ‘focus sessions’ to help with remote work distractions

This tool pairs tasks on a to-do list with Spotify playlists to allow workers to concentrate while working from home or in the office
6 Aug 2021
Microsoft launches new layered group policy feature
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Microsoft launches new layered group policy feature

Layered feature makes it easier to selectively block USB devices in Windows
5 Aug 2021
Microsoft shuts down Windows 365 free trials after significant demand
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Microsoft shuts down Windows 365 free trials after significant demand

The widely anticipated Cloud PC service launched on Monday with configurations available between £17 and £134.60 per user, per month
5 Aug 2021
Microsoft suspends Windows 365 trials
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Microsoft suspends Windows 365 trials

Overwhelming demand shuts the door to new users, for now
4 Aug 2021
Windows 10 to start blocking potentially unwanted apps by default
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Windows 10 to start blocking potentially unwanted apps by default

Previously, users who wanted to use the blocking feature had to turn it on in the App & browser control settings
3 Aug 2021
Faulty Windows 10 update breaks printing with smart cards
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Faulty Windows 10 update breaks printing with smart cards

Microsoft’s 2021 printing woes continue after several vulnerabilities were found in the Print Spooler component
26 Jul 2021
Security researchers uncover more Print Spooler vulnerabilities
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Security researchers uncover more Print Spooler vulnerabilities

Microsoft advises customers to disable the component entirely to prevent attacks following the PrintNightmare debacle
19 Jul 2021
Microsoft unveils Windows 365 ‘Cloud PC’ service
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Microsoft unveils Windows 365 ‘Cloud PC’ service

This is a new cloud service that streams the ‘Windows experience’ to any device on the Microsoft Cloud
14 Jul 2021
Microsoft makes second attempt to fix PrintNightmare flaw
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Microsoft makes second attempt to fix PrintNightmare flaw

The Patch Tuesday fix is included among updates for 117 separate flaws, including four vulnerabilities that are under attack
14 Jul 2021
Windows 10 command prompt: What is it and how does it work?
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Windows 10 command prompt: What is it and how does it work?

We take a look at one of the most basic - and most powerful - features in Windows 10
9 Jul 2021
Microsoft awarded $13.6 million in bug bounties over the last 12 months
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Microsoft awarded $13.6 million in bug bounties over the last 12 months

Over 340 security researchers from 58 countries reported a total of 1,261 valid vulnerabilities between 2020-2021
9 Jul 2021
Microsoft’s emergency 'PrintNightmare' patch fails to fix critical exploit
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vulnerability

Microsoft’s emergency 'PrintNightmare' patch fails to fix critical exploit

The RCE flaw embedded in the Print Spooler component can still be exploited when 'point and print' is enabled
8 Jul 2021
Manufacturers shed light on Windows 11 compatibility
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Manufacturers shed light on Windows 11 compatibility

Gigabyte, MSI and others specify which devices can natively support the operating system
6 Jul 2021
IT Pro News in Review: Labour calls for private email use investigation, Windows 11 upgrade & LinkedIn data breach
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IT Pro News in Review: Labour calls for private email use investigation, Windows 11 upgrade & LinkedIn data breach

Catch up on the weeks top news stories in just two minutes
2 Jul 2021
Windows 11 won't arrive as a free update until 2022
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Windows 11 won't arrive as a free update until 2022

The confirmation comes as Microsoft reviews its stringent Windows 11 system requirements
29 Jun 2021
Microsoft fixes Windows 11 upgrade bug
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Microsoft fixes Windows 11 upgrade bug

Users weren’t told why they couldn’t upgrade to Windows 11
28 Jun 2021
What is NTFS?
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What is NTFS?

All about the new technology file system by Microsoft
25 Jun 2021
Microsoft Teams will be natively integrated into Windows 11 at launch
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Microsoft Teams will be natively integrated into Windows 11 at launch

The app gets prominent placement on the Start menu while Skype fades further into the background
25 Jun 2021
17 Windows 10 problems - and how to fix them
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17 Windows 10 problems - and how to fix them

Tips and tricks for everything from upgrade issues and freeing up storage, to solving privacy errors and using safe mode
25 Jun 2021
The IT Pro Podcast BONUS: Windows 11 reactions
The IT Pro Podcast BONUS: Windows 11 reactions
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The IT Pro Podcast BONUS: Windows 11 reactions

We take a look at the successor to Windows 10
24 Jun 2021