New Windows Server 2022 Includes Security Improvements

Recently, Microsoft made an announcement regarding the particulars of Windows Server 2022, and there’s a lot to like in terms of built-in protections. That is amazing, even if you’re not especially concerned about security. Here’s a quick overview of what you can expect: First and foremost, Server 2022 will incorporate “Secured-Core” technology already in use on the PC market, bringing …

Microsoft Is Giving Windows 10 A New Makeover

One of the most frequently heard complaints about Windows has to do with aesthetics. Despite a few seemingly halfhearted attempts to modernize, significant portions of the OS looks and feels like they were designed in the 90’s. That’s because Windows is still utilizing a lot of design techniques and icons from Windows 95, so the criticism turns out to have …

Microsoft Expanding Fight Against Macros Based Malware

Macros have been a simple, effective means of spreading malware since the 1990’s, and some hackers still rely on them heavily to ensnare and infect unsuspecting users. It’s a long standing issue that many companies have attempted to address over the years. Now, it seems that it’s Microsoft’s turn at bat again. Recently, the Redmond Giant announced a new integration …

Browser Wars Heat Up With Microsoft Edge Boosting Speeds

If you thought the browser wars were over, think again. Microsoft has made some startling improvements to its Edge browser recently that gave it an impressive 41 percent speed boost. That suddenly puts it in the running for the fastest, if not the best and most robust browser in the game. The speed boost is but the latest in a …

Latest Windows 10 Release Ditches Unpopular 3D Objects Folder

Recently Microsoft made a change that few people will care about or even notice. On the off chance that you’re one of the minority of people who use the 3D Objects folder, you should know that as of Windows 10 release 1703, the 3d Objects folder will no longer be given special treatment by File Explorer. Again, only a tiny …

Text Prediction Is Coming To Microsoft Word

Most modern email systems these days have a “predictive typing” feature. As you’re composing an email, the software behind the system predicts (fairly accurately) what you’re about to type and suggests the next word, or even the next few words for you. If you hit the activation key (which is generally the Tab key, but varies a bit depending on …

Microsoft Edge Browser Releasing Kids Mode For Safety And Security

If you have children, you probably know all about setting up parental controls. It’s annoying. It can be time consuming, and not to mention more than a little frustrating. Fortunately, Microsoft has an answer for that. Recently, the development team has been hard at work putting a “Kids Mode” together that’s built into the browser. It’s a simple, but surprisingly …

New Microsoft Office Coming To Windows And Mac In 2021

Microsoft recently announced a significant addition to their ubiquitous office suite. Two new versions are on deck for 2021: A consumer Office 2021 version and Office LTSC (Long-Term Service Channel) for Enterprise customers, with both of these being made available to both Windows and macOS users. That matters because although there has been a vast surge of companies moving to …

Update Available To Fix Windows 10 Crashing Issue

Back in the early days of Windows, the OS didn’t have a very good reputation. The dreaded Blue Screen of Death was an all-too-common occurrence and plugging peripherals into a Windows-based PC was referred to as “Plug and Pray” functionality. Since then though, the company really has come a long way and Windows 10 users rarely have any issues adding …

Microsoft Adds New Security Feature To Office 365

Microsoft has made an important change to Office 365 you should be aware of. The company recently introduced a new feature called Application Guard, which is now available to all Office 365 users with supported licenses. The Application Guard blocks files that have been downloaded from untrusted sources by shunting them to sandboxes. These isolated, secure containers allow Office 365 …