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A Major Update to Windows 10 Is On the Horizon

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Back in 2015, Microsoft confirmed that Windows 10 would be the last version of Windows, meaning that we should not expect Windows 11 anytime soon. Still, a major update to the Windows 10 operating system has been confirmed to be on its way. What’s coming with this next update to Windows 10, and what does it mean for your business? What We Know If we’re being honest, there is not much currently known about the upcoming update to Windows 10. The update, code-named Sun Valley, will reportedly bring several enhancements and updates to the user interface. CNet reports that some of these changes will apply to the Start menu (hopefully in a good way), Action Center, File Explorer, and Taskbar. It is also hinted that changes made to the user interface will borrow in part from the unreleased Windows 10X operating system, an OS that was in development for dual-screen devices like the Surface Pro.  Microsoft’s CEO, Satya Nadella, has teased the update, going so far as to build the hype train at Microsoft’s Build 2021 Conference from March 25-27. Here is what he had to say during the keynote speech: “Soon we will share one of the most significant updates...
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Stay Ahead of Time

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With any luck, hearing that Microsoft is calling it quits on two of its most popular operating systems is old news. After all, Microsoft has been reminding Windows 7 users that January 14 is their end of support date, and that they really need to upgrade… but about 25 percent of Windows 7 users haven’t.

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Tip of the Week: Windows 10 Taskbar Tips

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There are many aspects that go into making effective use of your office workstation, and one of them is utilizing the features that come with your Windows operating system. There is a lot to cover on that front, but one of the simpler ways your business can leverage its workstations more effectively is through its taskbar. You’ll be able to save time and customize your workstation to best suit your needs.

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Tip of the Week: How to Set Your Default Video Player in Windows 10

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Windows 10 has applications built into it that give users the ability to accomplish certain tasks, such as listening to music or watching a video, but they might not be the applications that you want or need to use. Today we’re going to help you set the right default video playback options, but you might be able to use these steps to change the default app settings for just about any other purpose, too.

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Microsoft Updates Windows 10’s Security

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When Microsoft came out with their new operating system, Windows 10, they had something that other OSs weren't able to match, integrated new security software that was going to keep users safe as new threats are presented each day with an aim at corrupting computing systems and stealing critical personal information. Today, we take a take a new look at the Windows 10 security features and how to get the most out of the new OS.

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Microsoft 365 vs. Office 365: What’s the Difference?

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Microsoft is a huge player in the business world, providing businesses from all over the world with the tools they need to be successful. From small businesses to large enterprises, Microsoft provides the software that many businesses use to get through their day-to-day tasks. If you need to make a decision regarding your organization’s software needs, you might encounter terms like Microsoft Office 365 and Microsoft’s Office 365. Wait… Aren’t those the same things? Not quite.

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Tip of the Week: Your Keyboard Can Do a lot to Save Time

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Did you know that switching from the keyboard to the mouse can eat up a full 8 work days worth of time per year?

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Windows 10 to Have a Major Upgrade in October

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Microsoft’s Windows 10 is a great operating system that many users are finding to be extremely helpful for their everyday needs, but even the most rabid Windows fan will tell you that the constant updates are irritating and disruptive at best. While they do bring with them new features and updates--particularly the large updates that happen twice a year--they do take some time to install. The upcoming update they are releasing in October, however, poses a problem for businesses and users alike.

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You Can Use Cortana with Your Most-Used Applications

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Cortana is becoming more of a utility with every feature that is added to its capabilities. Fans of Google’s applications will be happy to hear that Cortana can now play nice with the likes of Gmail, Google Contact, and Google Calendar. We’ll take you through the steps to set up an integration between these programs and Cortana.

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Tip of the Week: Cortana Makes Keeping Track of Your Team Easier

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Cortana is a very useful assistant to have around the office, but did you know how useful Cortana can be in other aspects of your life? With football season underway, we felt it was appropriate to share how Cortana can help you follow your favorite teams. Of course, this will work for any sport, and it is a very easy process.

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Tip of the Week: Prevent Others From Messing With Your PC’s Settings By Locking the Control Panel

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Let's say that you don't want someone else accessing the Control Panel on your Windows desktop or laptop. That's perfectly reasonable, but you might n...
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