Microsoft’s new patching policy may be an IT pro’s nightmare

As of the latest Patch Tuesday, Microsoft has done away with letting PC and business users decide which patches they want to download. 

Microsoft Edge: Browser’s new security feature worth a look

In the browser wars, Microsoft’s newest offering, Edge, is often an afterthought. But a new security feature being introduced on Windows 10 could make it worth a second look.

Companies have more options when it comes to Windows apps

A new move by Microsoft opens up businesses to many more developers and apps. Here’s what you need to know.

Microsoft’s phasing out more support options

Companies that have struggled to meet Microsoft’s end-of-life deadlines are about to find themselves with even fewer working options. Starting next week, support for Internet Explorer 8, 9 and 10 will end. 

You can delay Windows 10 updates – but not forever

Businesses seem pretty satisfied with Windows 10 overall. But there’s one feature that’s still confusing and confounding IT pros regularly: the update cycles. 

The end of Windows Server 2003 is only the beginning

Today is the deadline for end of support for Windows Server 2003. The reason you may not have noticed? Unlike Windows XP, this version is likely to live on much longer. 

Is Patch Tuesday dead? Microsoft offers few clues

Speculation about what exactly Microsoft meant when talking about changes to its update process abounds. But from the sounds of it, if Patch Tuesday isn’t dying, it’s certainly changing. 

Microsoft updates: Windows 10 drops soon, IE isn’t dead yet

Reports of Internet Explorer’s death may have been slightly exaggerated. Windows 10 will soon be available to brave early adopters. There’s a lot going on in Redmond. 

Google backs off – just a little – on Project Zero

The controversial Project Zero made Google a lot of enemies, from software giants to companies and individual users caught in the middle. Now Google is deciding to take it a little easier on its critics. 

Microsoft and Google fight, we all lose

Conflicting policies on how and when to address patches left IT with the possibility of a zero-day attack. The cause of that gap in protection: Microsoft and Google didn’t quite see eye-to-eye on when patches need to be made available.