Windows 10

Understanding Windows 10 Always On VPN

by Russell Smith

Microsoft Windows and Windows Server support a variety of different VPN technologies. The most advanced are DirectAccess and Windows 10 Always On VPN. In this article, I look at the advantages of Always On VPN over DirectAccess, and outline the infrastructure required to deploy Always On VPN.

Patch Tuesday – April 2020

by Russell Smith

This month Microsoft patches three Windows 10 zero-days, including a patch for two RCE flaws discovered last month in the Windows Adobe Type Manager Library. There are also important updates for vulnerabilities in the OneDrive desktop app for Windows, the DNS client service, and in the way that Windows handles token relationships.

Everything You Need to Know About Windows – March 2020

by Russell Smith

Microsoft announces that it will pause Windows 10 optional updates starting in May and extend security updates for some Windows 10 version 1709 SKUs to October. There are also details on new features coming to Edge, an update to Microsoft Emulator for Windows 10X, and news that Microsoft Search integration with Windows 10 is being delayed until Q4 2020. Additionally, I provide some tips on working at home.

Windows 10 Passes 1 Billion Monthly Active Users

by Brad Sams

Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system has passed a significant milestone, the OS is running on more than 1 billion PCs around the globe. This is a considerable benchmark for the company and shows that customers are migrating from Windows 7 to 10 but you can expect this number to continue to climb higher.

Patch Tuesday – March 2020

by Russell Smith

The biggest Patch Tuesday in the company's history, this month Microsoft fixes 115 bugs. There's also a security advisory for a critical bug in SMBv3 and a patch for a flaw in the way Windows parses .LNK files. The bug could let an attacker run code regardless of whether a user opens the infected file.