As I did last year around this time, I'm sharing a list of the posts on my "All About Microsoft" blog clicked on most over the past 365 days, with the stats provided to me from ZDNet.This year, anything and everything about Windows 10 garnered a lot of interest. Microsoft made Windows 10 generally available on July 29, 2015 and spent the second half of this year working to stabilize and finalize the operating system. Many of my most-trafficked posts are from the period right after Microsoft launched Windows 10.Here's a list of my top 10 ZDNet posts, traffic-wise (not comment-wise) for 2015, ranked highest down -- along with one more for good measure:1. Windows 7 support: What happens on January 13, 2015? 2. Microsoft delivers first cumulative Windows 10 update3. Exclusive: CEO Nadella talks Microsoft's mobile ambitions, Windows 10 strategy, HoloLens and more 4. Microsoft open sources its iOS toolkit for building Windows 10 apps5. Microsoft to deliver subset of Windows 10 … [Read more...] about Microsoft in 2015: Windows 10 ruled the most-read roost
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Microsoft's latest Windows 10 Insider Preview comes with a host of new enterprise security features, including some that are due for the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update that's expected to be released around September. The new Windows 10 Insider Preview for PCs -- build 16232 -- is available for Insiders in the "fast" ring, and introduces several improvements to Windows Defender Application Guard, exploit protection, and Windows Defender Antivirus as well as several bug fixes. However, with this release, Windows insiders will stop seeing new versions of Microsoft's inbox app and some features it has been testing, including changes to its Photos app, will temporarily disappear. It's not clear why Microsoft is pausing updates but they will resume in the "near future", according to Dona Sarkar, software engineer for Microsoft's Windows and Devices group. "This is because some of our inbox apps won't have all the latest new features without getting an update from the Store. It is critical … [Read more...] about Windows 10: Microsoft’s new Insider Preview is packed with security features
It's July 29. The Windows 10 rollout officially has begun.Windows Insiders are getting the final (Build 10240) bits and a bunch of recent updates and fixes downloaded to their PCs starting today. It may still take weeks for everyone who has "reserved a copy" of Windows 10 to get it, Microsoft officials have warned. My ZDNet colleague Ed Bott has a helpful Windows 10 frequently asked questions (FAQ) post worth checking out.But that's not the only thing happening today. What else is going on?MSDN and BizSpark get the RTM bits: Finally -- after asking Microsoft officials this question for months (not kidding), we have an answer. Windows 10 is available as of today, July 29, on MSDN and on BizSpark. Product keys are required unless users are doing volume-license activation, according to Microsoft.ISOs, ISOs, ISOs: Clean installers, rejoice. Windows 10 upgrade media is available for download via http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10 on July 29. Volume Licensing media … [Read more...] about It’s July 29. Do you know where your Windows 10 (and Office Mobile) bits are?
It's been a while since I had to delve into the Current Branch/Current Branch for Business/Long Term Servicing Branch servicing matrix Microsoft created for Windows 10.As of April 8, I can avoid it no longer, as Microsoft has designated its November 2015 update of Windows 10 as its new Current Branch for Business (CBB) release. (Before today, the latest Windows 10 release considered a CBB was Windows 10 1507, a k a the July 2015 RTM version of Windows 10 released last summer.)Microsoft will be publishing updated media for Windows 10 1511 -- the version also known as Windows 10 1511 and Build 10586 -- "in the coming weeks" through Windows Update, Windows Update for Business, Windows Server Update Services, its Volume Licensing Service Center and MSDN.What's technically considered the latest CBB release is Windows 10 1511 plus a March cumulative update (KB3140768).Here's what IT folks overseeing the deployment of Windows 10 need to know:For devices being serviced using Windows Update for … [Read more...] about Microsoft anoints Windows 10 November update as new Current Branch for Business release
At Build 2016, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and Terry Myerson, Executive Vice President of Windows and Devices Group, talked to thousands of developers about the work Microsoft Corp. is doing to help them embrace the new era of conversational intelligence and create more personal computing for every customer, industry and business. Nadella showcased improvements to Cortana and announced previews of new cloud services and toolkits designed to understand the world around us and create intelligent bots. Myerson announced the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, which will deliver significant new innovations for consumers and developers for the Universal Windows Platform. “As an industry, we are on the cusp of a new frontier that pairs the power of natural human language with advanced machine intelligence,” said Satya Nadella, CEO, Microsoft. “At Microsoft, we call this Conversations as a Platform, and it builds on and extends the power of the Microsoft Azure, Office 365 and … [Read more...] about Microsoft Announces Windows 10 Anniversary Update