Microsoft rolled out version 1903 of both Windows 10 and Windows Server on Tuesday, marking the latest "semiannual channel release" versions of both products.
Microsoft made some key open source-related announcements at its Build conference this week, including the debut of Windows Terminal, an open source command-line console for Windows 10 that consolidates multiple tools.
The next major Windows 10 feature update will arrive late next month featuring new and improved user controls.
Microsoft on Thursday designated Windows 10 version 1809 as being ready for "broad deployment," signaling to organizations that they should now be running the OS version.
Organizations hoping to extend the viability of their Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) implementations can purchase Microsoft's Windows 7 Extended Security Updates plan starting April 1.
Windows Defender ATP for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 is now generally available, Microsoft announced last week, after being in preview since last spring.
Microsoft recently described its timeline for phasing out Secure Hash Algorithm-1 (SHA-1) in supported Windows systems, and for upgrading to SHA-2.
Microsoft plans to make some changes to its Windows servicing lingo and management behavior when it releases Windows 10 version 1903 this spring.
Windows 10 versions 1803 and 1709 now have support for MSIX, Microsoft's new packaging format for application software.
The general rollout of the Windows 10 version 1809 upgrade, also known as the "October 2018 Update," resumed again on Wednesday, alongside the rereleases of upgrades to Windows Server 2019 and Windows Server version 1809 (the "semiannual channel" version).
Key Microsoft products, including Windows 7, are due to lose support next year.
A new "Reserved Storage" feature in the next major Windows 10 release will allocate about 7GB of a PC's storage space for OS updates.
Several reports are pointing the finger at Microsoft's most recent "update Tuesday" security patches for multiple Windows 7 problems.
A new resource for IT pros trying to find and troubleshoot problems on Microsoft Surface devices is now available.
WDS can be set up via the traditional GUI, but what if you're in an enterprise and have a lot of WDS servers to set up? In that case, PowerShell is a great way to automate the process.
- By Adam Bertram