Windows 10 has surpassed Windows 7 for the first time, according to analytics firm StatCounter. In a presser released today, the company says that according to data gathered in January 2018, Windows 10 reached 42.78% in terms of worldwide internet usage, compared to 41.86% for Windows 7, and 8.72% for Windows 8.1,.
Starting March 1st 2018, Windows Defender and other Microsoft products will begin to remove programs that display coercive behavior. This includes registry cleaners and system optimizers that offer free scans, display alarming messages, and then require the user to purchase it.before fixing anything.
Microsoft has issued on Saturday an emergency out-of-band Windows update that disables patches for the Spectre Variant 2 bug (CVE-2017-5715).
With the next major release of the Windows 10 operating system, scheduled for April-May 2018, Microsoft plans to let users see what telemetry data the company is collecting from each of their devices.
Microsoft has resumed the rollout of security updates for AMD devices. The updates patch the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities.
Microsoft will add a new feature to OneDrive for Business that will let users create backup points and restore to previous versions of their entire OneDrive account.
An open-source cross-platform version of PowerShell, called PowerShell Core 6.0, has been released by Microsoft that not only runs on Windows, but runs on macOS and Linux as well. Going forward, this version is going to be the actively developed with the original PowerShell only receiving security updates.
Today Microsoft released Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17074 for PC to insiders in the fast ring. It is important to note that computer's with AMD processors will have this preview build blocked due to the Spectre & Meltdown security update rollout as explained in this support article.
In a move that surprised many, Microsoft and Open Whisper Systems announced today they are partnering to bring support for end-to-end (E2E) encrypted conversations to Skype.
Earlier today, Microsoft published the January 2018 Patch Tuesday security updates, containing fixes for 56 vulnerabilities and three special security advisories with fixes for Adobe Flash, the Meltdown & Spectre flaws, and a defense-in-depth update for Office applications.
A Microsoft official confirmed today that some devices running on older Windows versions will see a significant slowdown and decrease in system performance after applying the Meltdown and Spectre security patches.
Microsoft has halted the rollout of Windows OS security updates for the Meltdown and Spectre patches for all customer devices that use an AMD CPU.
Microsoft has added a new and very important detail on the help page describing incompatibilities between antivirus (AV) products and the recent Windows Meltdown and Spectre patches.
Microsoft has stopped supporting Bitcoin as a payment method for Microsoft products, Bleeping Computer has learned.
The security research team at Rhino Labs, a US-based cyber-security company, has discovered that malicious actors can use a lesser-known Microsoft Word feature called subDoc to trick Windows computers into handing over their NTLM hashes, the standard format in which user account credentials are stored.
A simple, dumbed-down, step-by-step article on how to get these updates and navigate Microsoft's overly complicated announcement.
Late last night, Microsoft issued out-of-band updates that address Meltdown and Spectre, two security flaws said to be affecting almost all CPUs released since 1995.
Yesterday Microsoft updated the release notes for Windows 10 Insider build 17063 to add to the list of known bugs related to this version. It so happens that one of these bugs is one that I am having after upgrading to this build.
In a welcome trend, Microsoft is slowly integrating popular Linux applications and services directly into Windows. Now in Windows Insider preview build 17063, the well known tar and curl utilities have been added to Windows.
Microsoft has released updates earlier this month to patch a vulnerability in the Windows 10 Hello facial recognition system that allows an attacker to bypass the facial scan with a printed photo.