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Patch Tuesday preview: Time for a 'measured' approach to updates

As May's Patch Tuesday rolls around, it's time to take things slow. Here's how to get Windows 10 do just that.

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Microsoft previews new Windows servicing APIs for enterprises

Microsoft has launched a public preview of the APIs IT admins can use to control Windows Update for Business Deployment Service — part of the company's efforts to push commercial customers toward cloud-only servicing for Windows 10.

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For Windows, it’s ‘squirrel away time’

Sometimes Windows updates just don’t work, and a Microsoft-recommended “sfc /scannow” or DISM command won’t help. So what’s a prudent Windows user to do?

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April patch recap: Mostly quiet on the Microsoft front

April offered few patch surprises from Microsoft, and it’s been much quieter than March, when printing issues arose. Here’s a look at what we’ve seen — and some concerns about a new feature called ‘News and Interests.’

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Skimping on drive space means Windows 10 update woes

Too many users have encountered the dreaded “Windows needs more space” message when trying to update Windows 10. Here’s the bare minimum drive space business and IT professionals should shoot for.

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With Parallels, Apple continues to make superior Windows PCs

One tester found that Windows for ARM running on an M1 Mac via Parallels Desktop was the “fastest version of Windows” they’d ever used.

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FAQ: Microsoft preps Windows Update for Business as go-to enterprise servicing tool

The changes, which would replace WSUS and are part of an effort by Microsoft to pull IT to the cloud, are due out by the end of June.

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Why 16 is the new 8 for Windows 10

Microsoft’s Teams collaboration platform has become something of a memory hog, meaning Windows 10 users need at least 16GB of RAM to keep things running smoothly.

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Windows Update for Business: details, details

Though most Windows 10 users assume Windows update for Business is mainly for, well, business use, it offers plenty of options for controlling updates and working with Intune.

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Everything you need to know about Windows 10X

Microsoft’s messaging around its Windows 10 variant has changed over time. You have questions? We have answers.

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Patch Tuesday recap: This month, an ‘Ides of March’ update?

As the month winds down, some users may still be having issues with problematic printer drivers and updates. Here’s how to move beyond them.

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Microsoft urges enterprise to test Windows 10 21H1 as May launch looms

The has not yet announced a launch date for this year's Windows 10 update, the first feature upgrade of 2021.

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Stuck on Windows 10 1909? Some workarounds on moving forward

The next feature release of Windows 10, 21H1, is due out in the next couple months. But what happens if you’re still on an older version and want to get unstuck? Here’s what to do.

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Windows 10’s Remote Desktop options explained

Should you use Remote Desktop Connection, the Remote Desktop app, or MSRDC Windows Desktop to access Windows 10 PCs remotely? We detail the options and provide some troubleshooting tips in case things go wrong.

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Patch Exchange now, and test your Windows updates

If it weren't for some serious security issues involving on-premises Microsoft Exchange servers, I'd say things look pretty good for this month's batch of patches.

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Users condemn Microsoft for removing KB IDs from some bug documentation

The company moved away from the identifier in some Windows update release notes — it had been used for decades — and users remain angry.

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Pause Patch Tuesday updates, watch out for Exchange server attacks

It’s usually better to wait when Microsoft releases its monthly updates to avoid potential problems. That’s true for March. But companies using Microsoft Exchange should make sure they’re not affected by recent attacks.

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When Windows bug fixes go bad, IT can now roll back individual changes

Microsoft this week unveiled 'Known Issue Rollback,' which allows IT admins roll back individual non-security elements of an update if the change breaks something.

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Microsoft slashes Windows 10 long-term support by half

Windows 10 LTSC, the version once pitched to enterprises as the OS that didn't need constant updating, will only get five years of support now.

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Microsoft bucks history, pegs Windows 10 21H1 as 'minor' upgrade

The coming spring update for Windows 10 won't offer any major new features, making it more likely the fall upgrade will have more to offer users.

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