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August 24, 2016
Microsoft's new monthly rollups will make Windows OS updates less hectic. IT won't be able to pick and choose which updates and patches to deploy, however.
February 17, 2015
Enterprise adoption of Windows 10 isn't likely to follow the same pattern as for Windows 7, and that's a good thing, writes columnist Brian Madden.
November 17, 2014
Dell has made progress in establishing its own software brand, but Dell Software Chief John Swainson says it still has a ways to go.
March 04, 2014
Microsoft launched a standalone Windows Enterprise upgrade SKU, but is it a true value or simply a way to lure IT pros to Windows 8?
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The Windows 10 Technical Preview gives users and admins a chance to check out Microsoft's next OS, but make sure that software is properly updated. Continue Reading
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