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Microsoft Build's biggest reveals: Windows 10 Fall Update, Story Remix, Cortana hardware, and more

Microsoft revealed the future of Windows, Cortana-powered hardware, mixed reality Windows VR headsets, and more at Build 2017.

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Apple's iTunes is coming to the Windows Store

Apple's iTunes is joining Spotify in Microsoft's Windows Store.

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Meet the next Windows 10: The Fall Creators Update connects across devices

Windows 10's Fall Creators Update is really about connections: new apps and improvements designed to connect across devices.

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Microsoft's mixed-reality devices undercut the Rift and Vive with lower prices

Microsoft and its partners will debut new mixed-reality controllers to help users navigate through the virtual worlds it's trying to create via Windows 10.

Microsoft focuses on engagement with Fluent Design System, UWP, and Windows 10 Fall Update

Developers will get more tools to build applications that use Metro-like design language and work across device types

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Microsoft finally bans SHA-1 certificates in Internet Explorer and Edge

The Tuesday updates for Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge forces those browsers to flag SSL/TLS certificates signed with the ageing SHA-1 hashing function as insecure.

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Windows 10's 500 million devices snub Cortana, impacting Microsoft's AI push

Windows 10 is now installed on about 500 million devices, but only a fraction of those have tried Cortana. This doesn't bode well for Microsoft's push into artificial intelligence.

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18 things you should know about using Linux tools in Windows 10

Windows 10 can now run (many) Linux binaries. Yes, really. Here’s what you need to know to make the most of the Windows Subsystem for Linux.

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Cunning hack attacks built-in Windows anti-malware software

Quick action by Google and Microsoft appears to have put out the fire. But it’s another reminder that running old versions of Windows can be dangerous.

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Microsoft fixes 55 vulnerabilities, 3 exploited by Russian cyberspies

Microsoft released security patches Tuesday for 55 vulnerabilities across the company's products, including three flaws that have already been exploited in targeted attacks by cyberespionage groups.

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Enterprise alert: Microsoft slates next Windows 10 LTSB release for 2019

Microsoft doesn't plan to release another Windows 10 "Long-term Servicing Branch" build -- the one aimed at businesses -- until 2019.

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Microsoft fixes remote hacking flaw in Windows Malware Protection Engine

Microsoft released an update for the malware scanning engine bundled with most of its Windows security products to fix a highly critical vulnerability that could allow attackers to hack computers.

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Microsoft pulls plug on Windows 10's debut version

Windows 10 1507, which debuted in 2015, will receive its last security patches on Tuesday.

Microsoft's Surface Pro 5 won't appear before a 'meaningful change'

A Surface Pro 5 launch this month is looking less likely.

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How to use PowerShell with DISM

DISM is the Swiss Army Knife of Windows 10 maintenance and with the Windows 10 Creators Update it gained a helpful collection of PowerShell scripts. Here's how to put them to use.

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Harman Kardon teases the Invoke speaker, a Cortana-powered Echo competitor

Harman Kardon unveils the first images and description of Invoke, the first smart speaker to be powered by Microsoft's Cortana.

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7 things Microsoft left out of Windows 10

As usual in the tech industry, not everything that’s previewed by a vendor shows up in the final product. That’s what happened with the latest update to Windows 10, the Creators Update, which was released last month. Microsoft showed...

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The real-world guide to Windows 10 migration

Our deployment guide preps you and your organization for the final upgrade to Windows

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Chromebook shipments surge by 38 percent, cutting into Windows 10 PCs

In a slowing PC market, Chromebooks siphoned market share away from Windows PCs in 2016 as its popularity grew outside the education market.

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PC makers will ship Windows 10 mixed reality headsets in Q4

Microsoft's hardware partners will flood the market with Windows Mixed Reality headsets by holiday season, bringing a new way to enjoy Windows 10.

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