Category: <span>Microsoft</span>

Windows 10 has a bug that defrags SSD drives too often The Windows 10 May 2020 Update has not been without issues. One of the issues that has plagued the release is a bug that negatively affects the Drive Optimizer tool. This defragmentation tool is supposed to record the last time a drive has been […]

Windows 7 end-of-life prompts FBI warning The Federal Bureau of Investigation issued a warning about the dangers of using Windows 7 now that the operating system has reached its official end-of-life. In the statement the FBI released, they stated, “The FBI has observed cyber criminals targeting computer network infrastructure after an operating system achieves end […]

Most customizable email coming to Office 365 Support for subaddressing, also known as plus addressing, is coming to Office 365. Microsoft is adding this feature, which is already present in Hotmail, to Office 365 email services with a hope of completion being Q3 2020. Custom subaddressing of email addresses allows users to extend their email […]

Six domains used in COVID-19 phishing attacks seized Through court order, Microsoft has obtained control of six domains that were used in phishing operations aimed toward Office 365 customers. These phishing operations used COVID-19 as a lure. This two-person phishing operation has been targeting Microsoft’s customers since December 2019. These hackers would send emails to […]

Two bugs in Windows cause emergency patch release Microsoft silently released a security fix to customers due to two vulnerabilities found in the Microsoft Windows Codecs Library. The two bugs – tracked as CVE-2020-1425 and CVE-2020-1457 – only impact Windows 10 and Windows Server 2019. Those two bugs, which are described as two remote code […]

Practically every small and medium-sized organization under bug threat Microsoft recently released a patch for a bug discovered by Israeli security firm Check Point. That bug, named SigRed, has a potentially “wormable” vulnerability. This means an attack from this bug can spread from one machine to another without any human interaction (such as clicking malware) […]

Microsoft has announced a design change for Windows 10 An announcement was made on the Windows blog that let users know about a new Windows 10 Start menu design that will take the emphasis off of the tile display. On the blog, Microsoft stated “We are freshening up the Start menu with a more streamlined […]

In order ‘to prevent confusion,’ Microsoft removes control With the Windows 10 2004/May Update, Microsoft is removing the ability for business users to manually defer Windows 10 feature updates using Windows Update settings. Microsoft officials are stating that this change is being made in order to reduce confusion. “Last year, we changed update installation policies […]

Goodbye rings, hello release channels For Windows enthusiasts, Microsoft has provided the ability to opt in to early release rings. These rings came in three different options – fast, slow, and stable. Microsoft has now decided to change things up a bit and change their program from rings over to release channels. Principal Program Manager […]

Printers are being negatively affected by the latest Windows 10 update Microsoft pushed out several security fixes with their latest “Patch Tuesday” update. Unfortunately, these fixes – KB4557957 and KB4560960 – are affecting the usability of some printers. A majority of the reported issues are with Ricoh printers that were previously stable. Other reported printer […]