Windows 10 Preview build 20262 released to Insiders

Windows 10 Preview build 20262 released to Insiders

Microsoft has Windows 10 preview build 20262 (FE_RELEASE) to Insiders on the Dev channel with mostly bug fixes. Windows Insiders can download Build 20206 right now by going into Settings -> Update & Security -> Windows Update and then checking for new updates. Below are the new features in this release, and you can read the full release notes here. What’s new in Windows […]

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Microsoft joins other major developers on road to Apple Silicon

Microsoft joins other major developers on road to Apple Silicon

Microsoft is building a native version of Office for Apple Silicon as other major developers transition to Apple’s new chips. Apple has now introduced new Macs based on the M1 Apple Silicon SoC. Most major developers are already climbing aboard, including Microsoft, which has published a beta of Office 2019 optimized for Big Sur that also runs on the new chips. […]

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Windows 10: Upcoming driver changes may break plug-and-play

Windows 10: Upcoming driver changes may break plug-and-play

Upcoming changes to how Windows 10 automatically installs driver updates may cause plug-and-play to break for some devices. In February 2020, as part of the new optional update experience, Microsoft allowed hardware developers to mark submitted drivers as either ‘Automatic’ or ‘Manual.’ Drivers marked as ‘Automatic’ are automatically installed by Windows 10 when an associated device is […]

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Microsoft is purchasing ZeniMax Media/Bethesda for $7.5 billion

Microsoft is purchasing ZeniMax Media/Bethesda for $7.5 billion

Yesterday, Microsoft announced it’s plans to purchase Zenimax Media, the parent company of Bethesda Software, for $7.5 billion. Zenimax Media is one of the largest game developers and publishers, with instantly recognizable brands under their umbrella. including Bethesda Softworks, id Software, and Arkane Studios. With the gaming industry projected to earn over $200 billion in […]

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Office 365 now opens attachments in a sandbox to prevent infections

Office 365 now opens attachments in a sandbox to prevent infections

Microsoft today announced the launch of Application Guard for Office in public preview to protect enterprise users from threats using malicious attachments as an attack vector. Application Guard for Office (also known as Microsoft Defender Application Guard for Office) is designed to help prevent block files downloaded from untrusted sources from gaining access trusted resources by opening them within an isolated sandbox. […]

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Microsoft confirms Internet Explorer is finally dead on Windows 10

Microsoft confirms Internet Explorer is finally dead on Windows 10

MICROSOFT has hammered the final nail into Internet Explorer’s coffin, forcing Windows 10 users to move to its recently redesigned Microsoft Edge web browser, or rivals like Google Chrome, Opera and Mozilla Firefox. Here’s when you’ll lose the IE from your PC. Microsoft has confirmed plans to phase out its once-ubiquitous Internet Explorer web browser […]

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How to restore Windows Photo Viewer in Windows 10

How to restore Windows Photo Viewer in Windows 10

Starting with Windows 10, when you open an image file, the image would no longer be viewed in the Windows Photo Viewer. Instead, you’ll be switched to the new Microsoft Photos, which is plagued with performance and reliability issues. While Windows Photo Viewer has been retired, it is still easy to use and lightweight program to […]

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Microsoft Outlook is crashing worldwide with 0xc0000005 errors, how to fix

Microsoft Outlook is crashing worldwide with 0xc0000005 errors, how to fix

Microsoft Outlook is immediately crashing worldwide when users start the application, with 0xc0000005 errors displayed in the Windows Event Viewer. These crashes started occurring last night, and reports are flooding in from users all over the world. Users who examined their Application event logs will see an error log stating that the OUTLOOK.EXE program has crashed […]

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Microsoft unveils new Windows 10 Start Menu with theme-aware tiles

Microsoft unveils new Windows 10 Start Menu with theme-aware tiles

Say goodbye to the blocky Window 10 Start Menu tiles with colored backgrounds and hello to partially transparent theme-aware tiles that look so much nicer. Earlier this year, Microsoft revealed a sneak peek of the changes they were exploring with the Windows 10 Start Menu and the use of transparent tiles rather than ones with a solid background. With […]

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Microsoft releases urgent security updates for Windows 10 Codecs bugs

Microsoft releases urgent security updates for Windows 10 Codecs bugs

Microsoft has released two out-of-band security updates to address remote code execution security vulnerabilities affecting the Microsoft Windows Codecs Library on several Windows 10 and Windows Server versions. The two vulnerabilities are tracked as CVE-2020-1425 and CVE-2020-1457, the first one being rated as critical while the second received an important severity rating. Both desktop and server platforms affected In […]

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