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Surprise! Microsoft plans to make Microsoft 365 available to consumers

Job postings on Microsoft's Career website suggest that the company is planning to release a consumer version of Microsoft 365 in the future. Microsoft 365 is a subscription-based software and service bundle […]

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Microsoft reveals how it validates updates before release

Microsoft promised in November 2018 that it would make an effort to improve update transparency and quality. The company went through a streak of bad updates that caused all kinds of issues […]

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Windows 10: Activity may be recorded even if you disable it

The Privacy dashboard on Microsoft's website lists recent activity, e.g. visited sites or started applications, even if Activity History is disabled on a Windows 10 device. Recent versions of Microsoft's Windows 10 […]


Microsoft publishes KB4469342 for Windows 10 version 1809

Fifth time is a charm. Microsoft published KB4469342, a new cumulative update for Windows 10 version 1809, to the Release channel today. The company released four previews of the patch to Windows […]

Microsoft releases fourth preview of Windows 10 version 1809 patch KB4469342

Microsoft released the fourth version of the cumulative update patch KB4469342 for the company's Windows 10 version 1809 operating system to the release preview ring. The latest version of the patch brings […]

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Windows 10 1903: Dates in conversational format in Explorer

The snail-paced rollout of Windows 10 version 1809 is still ongoing as development of Windows 10 version 1903 continues to push new features that might be supported in the next feature update […]

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Resolve "This Build of Windows will expire soon" notification on Windows 10

I run an Insider Build version of Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system on a separate PC to keep up with development. Joined the Insider Program when Microsoft made it available publicly and […]

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Windows 10: switch between Light and Dark mode automatically

Windows 10 Auto-Night-Mode is a free open source program for Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system to switch between light and dark mode automatically. Microsoft introduced dark theme support in Windows 10 and […]

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Assign graphics performance preferences to Windows 10 programs

Windows 10 users and administrators may assign graphics performance preferences to specific programs on the operating system. Windows 10 supports different power plans, e.g. power saver or the new ultimate performance plan. […]

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Intel Windows Modern Drivers for Windows 10 and Windows Server 2019

Intel switched the type of driver package that it provides for Intel hardware running on Windows 10 or Windows Server 2019 in November 2018. The new driver package, called Modern Windows Drivers […]


KB4467682 and KB4467681 for Windows 10 1803 and 1709

Microsoft released new cumulative updates for all supported versions of Windows 10 with the exception of Windows 10 version 1809. The updates fix a large number of bugs in these version. The […]

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Please Microsoft, give us better known issues information

If you have installed the October 2018 Update for Windows 10 already on your own machine or PCs that you administrate, you may have encountered a number of bugs in that particular […]

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UUP Dump Downloader: download Windows 10 ISO images

UUP Dump Downloader is an open source program for Microsoft's Windows operating system to download Windows 10 ISO images that include the latest updates for the operating system. Windows Defender does not […]

German federal office BSI publishes Telemetry analysis

The German Federal Office for Information Security, BSI (Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik) published a detailed Windows 10 Telemetry analysis on November 20, 2018. The research paper, which is available in […]

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Microsoft blocks Windows 10 version 1809 for PCs with Intel display drivers

Microsoft updated the growing list of known issues with Windows 10 version 1809, the October 2018 Update, on November 21, 2018. A new entry highlights that Microsoft blocks the upgrade to the […]

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Windows 10 version 1903: Windows Update improvements

The next feature update for Windows 10, Windows 10 version 1903, may include better options to pause Windows updates and improve the operating system's Active Hours functionality. One of the things that […]

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Look! Windows 10 version 1809 has even more issues

Microsoft, finally, updated the update history support page for Windows 10 version 1809 on the company website. The page highlights the network mapping issue that users may experience after installation of the […]

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Mapped Network Drives issue in Windows 10 version 1809

If you run a Windows 10 PC with mapped network drives you may want to hit the brakes to make sure that the Windows 10 October 2018 Update is not deployed on […]