With the release of Windows 10 Fall Creators Update last week, the "Controlled Folder Access" that Microsoft touted in June is now live for millions of users.
With the release of the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update earlier this week, Microsoft quietly rolled out a gaming anti-cheat engine, similar to Valve's VAC system.
The Fall Creators Update for Windows 10 has finally arrived, so let's learn how to isntall. Currently, the Fall Creators Update is being rolled out in phases, with some areas having it delivered via Windows Update before others.
Today Microsoft released Insider Preview Build 16291 for PC to insiders on the fast ring that includes the ability for Cortana to transfer the current spot you are on in news articles or news listings to your PC. This allows you to read an article when on your phone and then continue reading it on your computer.
The next major update of the Windows 10 operating system — codenamed the Fall Creators Update (FCU) — will receive new privacy controls, including popup dialogs that warn users about features an app is about to use.
Today Microsoft released Insider Preview Build 16362 for PC to only insiders on the fast ring who have opted to skip ahead. This build brings improvements to the boot experience, narrator, Edge, gaming, input, and the Windows Shell.
Bashware is the name of a new technique that allows malware to use a new Windows 10 feature called Subsystem for Linux (WSL) to bypass security software installed on an endpoint.
On October 17, Microsoft will launch the next major version of Windows 10, nicknamed the Fall Creators Update (CFU).
Today Microsoft released Insider Preview Build 16278 for PC to insiders on the fast ring. This release is all about bug fixes as Microsoft continues to focus on fixing bugs and increasing stability in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. At this point, it should be expected that all new releases will be improvements and bug fixes.
After an 18-month legal battle with Germany's Baden-Würtenberg consumer rights center, Microsoft admitted to wrongdoing when it downloaded over 6GBs of data on user devices during its Windows 10 push in mid and late 2015.
Today, Microsoft unveiled Windows 10 Pro for Workstations, which contains high end features geared towards servers that are running mission critical applications or utilizing high end hardware. These features include ReFS (Resilient file system), persistent memory, faster file sharing, and expanded hardware support.
Marisa Rogers, privacy officers for Microsoft's Windows and Devices Group, says that 71% of the users who updated to the Windows 10 Creators Update in the past months have chosen to enable the "Full" diagnostics and telemetry collection settings during the upgrade process.
This week, with the release of Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16251 for PC, Microsoft added support for linking Android devices to one's computer, allowing users to share files from their smartphone to their PC with the tap of a few buttons.
For years, Microsoft has run a bug bounty program where security researchers could report bugs in Microsoft products and earn money for their findings.
Microsoft plans to remove the classic Windows Paint app from Windows 10 this fall, as part of a large chunk of features the company announced it would deprecate or remove with the release of the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, set to be launched somewhere in October or November.
Microsoft added a password recovery option to the Windows 10 locksreen for users that use a Microsoft account to log into their computer.
Microsoft has worked on adding security protections against two forms of code injection techniques known as process hollowing and atom bombing.
Today at the company's Inspire business conference, Microsoft announced a new service called "Microsoft 365" that bundles together three of its previous standalone services: Office 365, Windows 10, and Enterprise Mobility + Security.
This fall, Microsoft plans to release a new Windows Defender feature called Controlled Folder Access, which blocks and blacklists unauthorized apps from making changes to files located inside specially-designated folders.