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

Others have gotten more glory — and have tripped recently.

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Why full-Chromium Edge means end times for IE

Microsoft's decision to adopt the Chromium open-source code to power its Edge browser could mean a sooner-than-expected end to support for Internet Explorer.

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Windows 10 quick tips: How to share a single PC

Have employees or temporary workers who need to share a Windows 10 computer? No problem — here's how to do it.

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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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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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Windows 10 1809 adoption remains in the cellar

The botched rollout in October of Microsoft's latest version of Windows 10 has hampered adoption of Windows 10 October 2018 Update.

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Microsoft's Windows 10 finally tops Windows 7 in user share

Windows 10 market share topped Windows 7 for the first time in December, according to NetAnalytics.

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Microsoft's wins, fails, and WTF moments of 2018

From the Surface Pro 6 to Windows 10 S, we list Microsoft's successes, failures and head-scratchers for all of 2018.

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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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How to use Windows 10's Your Phone experience

Here's how to use Microsoft's new Windows 10 Your Phone app to connect your phone to your PC, with an emphasis on texts and photos.

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How to personalize your PC

We'll walk you through the steps necessary to set Windows themes, configure your Start menu and taskbar, and introduce you to Windows 10's privacy features -- all to make your new PC feel like home.

2018

The top 10 stories of 2018: Blockchain rises, open source reigns, trust wanes

Optimists can look at 2018 and point to GDPR privacy protections, the launch of blockchain business apps and the creativity of the open-source community as signs technology can lead us to a safe and prosperous future. Meanwhile,...

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Tips for new tech devices

Tips, tricks, apps and advice for getting the most out of iPhones and iPads, Android devices, Macs, Windows 10 PCs, and Chromebooks.

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Microsoft delivers emergency patch for under-attack IE

The company issued a rare emergency security update to fix a zero-day vulnerability – reported by a Google security engineer – in the still-supported IE9, IE10 and IE11.

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Microsoft's latest Windows 10 build kills passwords, simplifies Start, and adds fun 'kaomoji'

Microsoft's latest Windows 10 Insider build 18305 makes major changes: slimming down Start, adding automated troubleshooters and Windows Sandbox, offering password-less logins -- even kaomoji for even more typing fun.

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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 announces Windows Sandbox, a virtualized safe space for testing untrusted apps

Is that executable file an app, or is it malware? With the upcoming Windows Sandbox feature within Windows 10, you can download and open it without risking your PC.

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Red Hat offers support for open source Java on Windows

Pricing is not disclosed for the new OpenJDK support program

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