Subscribe: Ed Bott's Microsoft Report
Added By: Feedage Forager Feedage Grade B rated
Language: English
business  file  microsoft  new  privacy settings  privacy  products  software  updates  windows microsoft  windows tip  windows update  windows 
Rate this Feed
Rate this feedRate this feedRate this feedRate this feedRate this feed
Rate this feed 1 starRate this feed 2 starRate this feed 3 starRate this feed 4 starRate this feed 5 star

Comments (0)

Feed Details and Statistics Feed Statistics
Preview: Ed Bott's Microsoft Report

ZDNet | bott RSS

ZDNet | bott RSS

Published: Sun, 18 Mar 2018 13:26:43 +0000

Last Build Date: Sun, 18 Mar 2018 13:26:43 +0000

Copyright: 2018 CBS Interactive Inc. All rights reserved

March security updates expand Meltdown-Spectre protection for Windows

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 15:46:25 +0000

Microsoft's Patch Tuesday updates for March include a variety of security updates for all supported Windows versions, as well as removing a compatibility check for antivirus software. A separate release significantly expands available microcode updates for affected Intel CPUs.(image)

Microsoft tweaks Windows 10 privacy settings in Insider test

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 18:05:00 +0000

In a new Windows 10 preview build released today, Microsoft is adding two new privacy settings and dividing members of its Insider preview program into groups that will test alternative setup configurations.(image)

Microsoft Surface Pro with LTE Advanced: Is built-in mobile networking worth the price?

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 18:02:00 +0000

Microsoft's latest Surface Pro is made for mobile computing, with an embedded eSIM, an external SIM tray, and software support for fast cellular connectivity. But is built-in mobile networking worth the $150 price tag?(image)

Microsoft's steady retreat from consumer products is nearly complete

Fri, 02 Mar 2018 21:51:00 +0000

Two intertwined stories define Microsoft's recent history with consumer products and services. One is about bets that never paid off. The other involves shifting resources to business units that are thriving: enterprise software and cloud services.(image)

Microsoft announces new updates to protect against Spectre and Meltdown attacks

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 18:08:00 +0000

Additional versions of Windows 10 are now protected from these attacks, and Microsoft has begun releasing Intel microcode updates directly, but only for a small number of devices. Incompatible antivirus software remains a problem, however.(image)

In Memoriam: All the consumer products Microsoft has killed off

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 21:17:00 +0000

In the early days of the PC revolution, Microsoft aggressively pursued the consumer market with products and services built for fun and games. In recent years, with the notable exception of Xbox and related gaming products, Microsoft has been killing off those products. Here's a look at the departed.(image)

Running Windows 10? Here's how Microsoft plans to milk more profits out of its cash cow

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 17:46:00 +0000

PC sales are down. Windows licensing revenue is flat. In its financial disclosures, Microsoft says it's actively looking for new monetization opportunities. Here's where you're likely to be asked to pay up.(image)

Windows 10 tip: Search for any file by date

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 20:41:42 +0000

Finding the right file can be frustrating, especially if you have a large number of files in multiple subfolders. If you know approximately when that file was saved, though, you can narrow the search quickly.(image)

Top Windows 10 questions: How to install, secure, upgrade, get it for free

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 20:21:00 +0000

In 2017, Ed Bott answered hundreds of questions about Windows 10. Here are the topics that readers found most interesting.(image)

Windows 10 performance and troubleshooting tips: Run faster, smoother, longer

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 13:22:00 +0000

Ed Bott's extensive collection of Windows 10 tips, organized by category. This page includes the most popular tips for performance and troubleshooting.(image)

Microsoft delivers free Meltdown-Spectre assessment tool for IT pros

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 17:00:00 +0000

Protecting an organization from attacks based on two widespread and potentially deadly security vulnerabilities requires monitoring software, firmware, and antivirus updates. New capabilities in Microsoft's Windows Analytics service display that status on a single dashboard.(image)

Windows 10 tip: How to capture and print Windows 10 screen

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 17:31:00 +0000

Windows 10 offers a wide range of built-in screen capture options. You can save the full screen, the active window, or a rectangular selection to a file or to the Clipboard for reuse in another app. Here are the keyboard shortcuts to memorize.(image)

Windows 10 tip: How to choose the right download package for a clean install

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 14:25:00 +0000

Microsoft makes the installation files for Windows 10 available from a variety of sources. If you download an ISO file from a site intended for IT pros or developers, you might be unable to create bootable media. Here's how to solve that problem.(image)

Microsoft is about to kill off its weirdest Windows 10 experiment

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 16:27:00 +0000

If the rumors are true, Microsoft is about to ditch Windows 10 S. After struggling with this unmanageable operating system recently, I say good riddance.(image)

Windows 10 tip: How to play back DVD movies for free

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 14:03:00 +0000

A clean install of Windows 10 doesn't include the software required to play back DVD movies. If your PC includes a DVD drive, you could pay Microsoft $14.99 to add this capability, but why not use a free alternative instead?(image)

Windows 10 privacy guide: How to take control

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 19:18:00 +0000

Where do you draw the line on personal privacy? The right options are different for everyone. In this guide, I show you which privacy settings help you create the right balance of privacy and convenience in Windows 10.(image)

Windows 10: Microsoft rolls out new privacy tools for telemetry data

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 17:00:00 +0000

Beginning with the April 2018 feature update, Microsoft will release a tool that allows Windows 10 users to inspect diagnostic data collected and sent to Microsoft's telemetry servers. Windows Insider Program members can test the app starting today.(image)

Windows 10: Latest preview builds hint at new privacy tools

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 13:29:00 +0000

For years, privacy advocates have been pushing Microsoft to offer more transparency over the telemetry data it collects in Windows 10. The latest Insider Preview builds suggest that new tools to manage this data are in the works.(image)

FAQ: How to manage Windows 10 updates

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 14:34:00 +0000

If you've spent years mastering the ins and outs of Windows Update, prepare to do some unlearning. Windows 10, with its emphasis on "Windows as a service," rewrites almost all the rules of updates and upgrades. Here's what you need to know.(image)

How to take control of Windows 10 updates and upgrades (even if you don't own a business)

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:29:00 +0000

Using the Windows Update for Business feature, you can postpone or pause Windows 10 upgrades and updates. You don't have to be an IT pro to use Windows Update for Business (although it helps), but you'll need a business edition of Windows 10. Here are step-by-step instructions.(image)