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Microsoft Office November 2020 updates fix Outlook, Skype issues

Microsoft has released the November 2020 non-security Microsoft Office updates with performance enhancements and fixes for known issues impacting Windows Installer (MSI) editions of Office 2016 products.The KB4486756 update fixes an issue that causes Outlook and Word to fail when attempting to generate hyperlinks for long URLs.KB4486745 addresses another iss
Publish At:2020-12-02 11:13 | Read:123 | Comments:0 | Tags:Microsoft

Microsoft Teams Calling gets CarPlay support, SPAM id service, more

Microsoft has unveiled a new update for Microsoft Teams which it believes can help meetings be a little more seamless. The latest update for the popular collaboration platform includes a host of new features aimed at improving call experience.The new Microsoft Teams additions include call transfer, spam reduction, CarPlay support, streamlined calling experie
Publish At:2020-12-01 15:43 | Read:94 | Comments:0 | Tags:Microsoft Software

Malicious NPM packages used to install njRAT remote access trojan

New malicious NPM packages have been discovered that install the njRAT remote access trojan that allows hackers to gain control over a computer.NPM is a JavaScript package manager that allows developers and users to download packages and integrate them into their projects.As NPM is an open ecosystem, anyone can upload a new package without being reviewe
Publish At:2020-12-01 15:43 | Read:112 | Comments:0 | Tags:Microsoft

Windows 10 20H2 update fixes broken in-place upgrade feature

Microsoft has released a new cumulative update for Windows 10 20H2 that fixes a bug preventing users from performing in-place upgrades with the Microsoft Media Creation Tool (MCT).An in-place upgrade is when you reinstall Windows 10 with files downloaded from Microsoft's servers without deleting existing apps or files.With the release of Windows 10 20H2
Publish At:2020-12-01 11:49 | Read:75 | Comments:0 | Tags:Microsoft

Microsoft fixes Windows 10 BSOD crashes caused by NVMe SSDs

Microsoft has fixed a known issue causing Windows 10 blue screens of death (BSOD) crashes when users plugged in a Thunderbolt NVMe (Non-Volatile Memory Express) Solid State Drive (SSD).To be impacted by this known issue Windows 10 device would have to feature at least one Thunderbolt NVMe SSD and one Thunderbolt port.Affected Windows 10 devices would also di
Publish At:2020-12-01 11:49 | Read:57 | Comments:0 | Tags:Microsoft

Microsoft Defender for Identity now detects Zerologon attacks

Microsoft has added support for Zerologon exploitation detection to Microsoft Defender for Identity to allow Security Operations teams to detect on-premises attacks attempting to abuse this critical vulnerability.Microsoft Defender for Identity (previously known as Azure Advanced Threat Protection or Azure ATP) is a cloud-based secur
Publish At:2020-11-30 20:13 | Read:126 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Microsoft

Windows 10 ARM runs faster on M1 Macs than on a Surface Pro X

Since Apple unveiled its M1 chip, users have been in awe of its performance power efficiency. It turns out that the M1 chip not only performs fantastic for macOS BigSur but it may also be a better choice for Windows 10 than Microsoft's own devices.Apple released its ARM-based M1 chip on November 17th for the Mac mini, MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro 13" and the
Publish At:2020-11-30 20:13 | Read:55 | Comments:0 | Tags:Microsoft Apple Hardware

Windows 10 Cumulative Update Preview KB4586853 Released

​Microsoft has released the optional KB4586853 non-security cumulative update preview for Windows 10 versions 2004 and 20H2, with USB 3.0 and gaming fixes.As this is a preview update for December 10th's Patch Tuesday, it is considered optional and will not be installed automatically by Windows 10. To install the KB4586853 update, open Windows Upda
Publish At:2020-11-30 20:13 | Read:114 | Comments:0 | Tags:Microsoft

Microsoft really wants you to stop using Internet Explorer

Today, Microsoft is taking further steps to kill off Internet Explorer in Windows 10 by removing support for Microsoft Teams. In August, Microsoft began laying out its plans for the end of life for Internet Explorer and how they plan on slowly removing support for the archaic browser.Internet Explorer end of life roadmapAs part of this plan, Microsoft i
Publish At:2020-11-30 16:19 | Read:104 | Comments:0 | Tags:Microsoft Software

How to extend the time to rollback a buggy Windows 10 feature update

By default, Microsoft allows users ten days to uninstall a new Windows 10 feature update and roll back to a previous version of the operating system. In this article, we will show you how to increase your 'OS uninstall window' to give you more time to test out a new Windows 10 feature update.After installing a new Windows 10 feature update, it is not uncommo
Publish At:2020-11-29 16:55 | Read:110 | Comments:0 | Tags:Microsoft

Customize your Windows 10 appearance with these tools

With Windows, you've got an almost limitless number of ways to customize the desktop experience. From simply changing the taskbar look using Windows Registry to installing a third-party tool, you've got plenty of ways to customize Windows 10.In this article, we going to share a list of apps that you can use to customize the desktop, Windows Search, and
Publish At:2020-11-28 21:25 | Read:124 | Comments:0 | Tags:Microsoft Software

Improve your Windows 10 PC with these Microsoft Store apps

The Windows Store isn't as populated as Google and Apple's app marketplace, but there are plenty of apps that can improve your Windows 10 experience.Microsoft Store features a decent selection of apps and there are apps which can offer advanced personalization settings such as transparent taskbar. If you're looking for some great apps for your Windows 1
Publish At:2020-11-28 21:25 | Read:206 | Comments:0 | Tags:Microsoft Software

Microsoft is working on an Android subsystem for Windows 10

Microsoft is reportedly creating a subsystem, similar to the Windows Subsystem for Linux, that allows Android applications to run on Windows 10.With around a 70% mobile market share and, unlike iOS, an open app ecosystem, it would be a mistake not to bring Android support directly into Windows 10.Microsoft realizes this and has already started offering
Publish At:2020-11-28 13:37 | Read:143 | Comments:0 | Tags:Microsoft android

Windows 7 and Server 2008 zero-day bug gets a free patch

An unpatched local privilege escalation (LPE) vulnerability affecting all Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 devices received a free and temporary fix today through the 0patch platform.The zero-day bug affects all impacted devices, enrolled in Microsoft's Extended Security Updates (ESU) program or not until the company will release its own secu
Publish At:2020-11-25 15:25 | Read:120 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Microsoft

How to disable Microsoft's new 'Meet Now' feature in Windows 10

Earlier this year, Microsoft added the Skype Meet Now feature to Windows 10 preview builds, and this same feature is now gradually rolling out to non-Insider (general public) users.When Meet Now is added to Windows 10, it will display a small button with a video camera icon on the system tray, which will launch Skype's Meet Now web conferencin
Publish At:2020-11-24 19:55 | Read:73 | Comments:0 | Tags:Microsoft Software