Last year’s supply-chain disruptions and increased demand brought on by the pandemic both contributed to the sustained growth.
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While the pandemic in some ways may be easing, both companies are sticking with online-only events for developers this year.
Windows release health dashboard, which the vendor previewed at Ignite, details known issues and blockers affecting Windows 10.
Microsoft launches bug bounty program for Teams offering much as US$30,000 to security researchers for previously-unknown vulnerabilities.
Microsoft is now telling commercial customers that Windows 10 21H1 is ready for "commercial pre-release validation," a phrase first used in August 2020.
Because Microsoft hitched Edge to Chromium's wagon, it had little choice but to go along with a recent Google change to release timing.
Microsoft moved away from the identifier in some Windows update release notes - it had been used for decades - and users remain angry.
Google plans to accelerate Chrome's release schedule to match rival Firefox's every-four-week cadence.
Enterprise-only flexibility in Windows servicing lets IT pros roll back individual non-security elements of an update when a change breaks something.
The move is more evidence that Microsoft remains eager to push, pull, and prod commercial customers into service-like subscriptions.
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.
Upcoming update for Windows 10 won't offer any major new features, making it more likely the H2 upgrade will have more to offer users.
Redmond signals to commercial customers that Windows 10 2004, the May 2020 feature upgrade, is reliable enough to widely deploy.
Microsoft is offering corporate customers a new set of configuration settings designed to ease management of PCs for a wide swaths of users.
Application Guard for Office, a defensive technology that quarantines untrusted Office documents, had been available in public preview for five months.