Update Patch From Microsoft Causing Issues With Outlook Users

Back in October, Microsoft issued an update for Windows 10 that was a bit of a disaster.  It wound up deleting some user files and sparked a completely justified outrage.  The company pulled the update back, taking it offline so more people wouldn’t be impacted. Then they recently re-released it, this time, without the file deletions. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the …

Microsoft Fixes October Windows 10 Update

As you probably heard, Microsoft’s October update of Windows 10 was a bit of a disaster.  Sure, it updated your OS, but unfortunately for many users, it also deleted a variety of files. This prompted outrage from the company’s massive user base. Things would have been bad enough if the calamitous October update had been an isolated mis-step. Unfortunately, the …

Are Banner Ads Coming To Some Windows 10 Apps Soon?

Given how unpopular ads are, you wouldn’t think that Microsoft would be experimenting with ways of displaying more of them. Unfortunately, that’s the direction the company is headed. Currently, members of the Windows Insiders test group can see ad banners in both the Mail and Calendar apps.   Microsoft already allows third-party ads in Outlook.com for non-Office 365 subscribers, Microsoft …

Latest Windows 10 Update Causing Audio Issues

Microsoft hasn’t been terribly impressive lately when it comes to Windows 10 updates.  In fact, it’s fair to say that they’ve been a complete mess.  Just recently, they’ve issued updates that have deleted user files and caused crashes after creating incompatibilities with keyboard drivers. Now, (courtesy of the most recent Windows 10 update), many users are reporting that they’ve got …

New Windows 10 Update Pulled For Unintended Data Deletion 

Microsoft is having problems, and those problems are spilling out onto the company’s massive user base.  In a highly unusual move, the company pulled its latest Windows 10 update after receiving numerous complaints from users about missing files. Unfortunately, this isn’t the first time the company has had problems with updates to their OS.  Back in April, the company delayed …

Windows 10 Adoption Continues To Grow 

Windows 10 is far and away the fastest growing version of the OS in the company’s history.  It recently hit an installation base of a staggering 700 million devices after about three years on the market. Note that these installation figures include installs not just on PCs, but also on Surface Hubs, Xbox, HoloLenses and smartphones. Unfortunately, as impressive as …

Microsoft Allowing More Time For Major Windows 10 Updates

Microsoft has been making two major Windows 10 releases every year, giving businesses 18 months before they need to move to the next update. This plan and schedule is part of the company’s “Windows as a service” paradigm, designed to ensure that Windows 10 gets new features, as opposed to the company’s former practice of a new Windows release every …

Cortana May Have Flaw Allowing Unauthorized System Access 

Researchers at McAfee have demonstrated a method that hackers could use to perform an end-run around Cortana and access data, run malicious code, or even change a locked computer’s password.  In this case, however, the emphasis is on the word “could.” The researchers readily admit that this attack is high risk, has never been seen in the wild, and has …

Automatic Mobile Picture Sync Coming To Windows 10

Microsoft has made numerous ventures into the smartphone ecosystem, but so far, they’ve only been met with limited success.  This time, they’re trying something a little different. Instead of making their own Windows-based phones, they’ve created a “Your Phone” app that syncs your phone with your PC.  The app is still in testing and is slated to be released sometime …

Microsoft Working On Delay Feature For Windows 10 Update Installs

If you’ve used Windows 10 for any length of time, you’ve probably had this happen to you.  You’re right in the middle of working on something important, and all of a sudden, your OS decides it would be a great time to install some updates! In response to user complaints, Microsoft introduced a “snooze” feature that allowed users to delay …