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April 27, 2015
Windows 10 security features include hardware-based application whitelisting and facial recognition technology. What could go wrong?
April 14, 2015
Microsoft has taken the wraps off some Windows 10 features, including holographic technology, automatic -- and free -- updates, and more Cortana integration.
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.
December 31, 2014
Thanks to Windows and Office developments, Microsoft news was among our most popular coverage of the past year. See which articles came out on top.
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Windows 10 is coming, but there are still tons of questions. Get the answers you want to know about new features, security, applications and more. Continue Reading
With Windows Apportals, IT administrators can build custom environments -- which include specific applications and data -- for groups of users, which lets users skip the Start menu and get right to the tools they need. Continue Reading
Windows Apportals let you put the applications certain user groups need right in front of them, but you need some development knowledge and a Windows Developer License if you want to build them yourself. Continue Reading
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Microsoft's Windows operating system is still dominant on enterprise desktops, but the rise of mobile and cloud technologies has challenged workers' allegiance. Mobile operating systems, such as Apple iOS and Google Android, are very different from ... Continue Reading
It can be tough to know how much memory Windows 8 and 8.1 desktops need before they're actually in use, but the Windows Task Manager can help you see memory usage. Continue Reading
If you made changes or personalizations to your taskbar in Windows 7, you'll be happy to learn that many of the same customization options are available for the Windows 8.1 taskbar. Continue Reading
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For enterprise IT, Apple's Mac OS can pose a few problems, including compatibility, applications, support, networking and other issues. But if you know what could be coming your way, you can get the training and tools to manage Macs. Continue Reading
Running Hyper-V on the desktop is generally not a good idea, but it can be appropriate at times, such as when users must do their Web browsing within a Hyper-V virtual machine for security purposes. Continue Reading
EMM may be the key to balancing personal privacy and business control. Discover important elements of a BYOD policy and new ways to control apps. Continue Reading
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It used to be really easy for users to delete the Recycle Bin. Luckily, there are easy ways to restore it in most versions of Windows, and Microsoft has made it tougher to delete in newer OSes. Continue Reading
You might notice multiple instances of Service Host running in your list of processes, and that's perfectly fine. It usually corresponds to a system service. Continue Reading
With a few tweaks such as maximizing RAM, disabling visual effects and getting rid of unnecessary services, you can make Windows 10 run even faster. Continue Reading