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Microsoft adds conservative release 'ring' to Windows 10 beta program

Microsoft is adding another update track -- or in its vocabulary, a new "ring" -- to its Windows 10 preview program.

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Microsoft lets cautious users try more of Windows 10’s leading edge

Microsoft is adding a Release Preview ring to its beta program, letting users get an early glimpse of what's coming to their PC while retaining stability.

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Windows 10 Insider option makes desktop and mobile testing less scary

Microsoft's Release Preview Ring is for users who can't quite stomach the Fast Ring of Windows 10 Insider builds.

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U.S. Windows 10 Mobile phones: Vaio says no, Alcatel OneTouch says yes

The list of Windows 10 Mobile phones isn't long, but Alcatel’s Fierce XL helps fill out the low end.

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Microsoft fixes 36 flaws in IE, Edge, Office, Windows, .NET Framework

Microsoft released its second batch of security updates for this year, addressing a total of 36 flaws in Internet Explorer, Edge, Office, Windows and .NET Framework.

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Setting up a Windows 10 picture PIN

How cool is it to draw on a picture to log into your Windows 10 PC? It's a lot cooler than remembering a bunch of letters and numbers. Here's how to set it up.

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Microsoft delivers Office 2016 to subscribers on the slow train

Those customers may begin downloading and installing the same Office 2016 client applications -- Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Word and others -- that debuted in September 2015.

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Windows 10, revealed: You'll get more information from Microsoft in future updates

After months of keeping users in the dark about changes to Windows 10, Microsoft is flinging open the shutters and letting the light pour in. A new support page explains in more detail what its Windows 10 updates are doing to your PC....

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Microsoft skills: What's hot and what's not?

SQL Server, Azure, SharePoint and .Net among the Microsoft skills in demand

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How to use Windows 10 backup and recovery features

Sooner or later, you’re going to experience a hard drive failure, usually when you least expect it. Don’t panic – there’s a good chance Windows 10 will let you restore all those seemingly lost documents and files.

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Adding a child user account in Windows 10

It actually costs you 50 cents to set up a child user account in Windows 10! But there's a good reason why, and you'll find out how it all works in this video.

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Microsoft previews enterprise-grade setting sync in Windows 10

Microsoft has announced that a public preview of the enterprise-specific synchronization of settings, apps and passwords between devices running Windows 10 is now available.

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The Surface Pro shares the Denver Broncos' moment of triumph at Super Bowl 50

Denver Bronco cornerback Aqib Talib used the Surface Pro's handwriting tools to help celebrate his team's victory, a nice comeback for the Surfacegate-plagued device.

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Microsoft sees silver lining in clouded Windows

The company is in the midst of a great transition, and current indications are that it is going well.

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I forgot my Windows 10 password!

Forgetting your Windows 10 password isn't the disaster it used to be. Windows lets you get back on track with a pretty easy reset process. Here's how it works.

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Setting up a local user account in Windows 10

You can set up a local user account on a Windows 10 PC so you don't have to bother with a Microsoft account. Here's how to do it.

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Bypassing the Windows 10 password with a PIN

There's an easier way to get into Windows: setting up a numerical PIN, just like you'd use with a bank ATM. Here's how to do it.

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Microsoft uses the force: You WILL upgrade to Windows 10

Like it or lump it, Microsoft is making damn sure you’re going to be running Windows 10 in the next 12 months.

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