More than three-quarters of the admins surveyed want Microsoft to release feature upgrades just once a year – or even once every other year. One admin decried an upgrade pace that 'never ends.'
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The new 'Advance' add-on takes into account a user's browsing history to recommend other sites to explore.
IT admins surveyed by Susan Bradley, who moderates the PatchMangement.org mailing list, said Microsoft's current strategy is failing. So she took their concerns to Microsoft leaders, including CEO Satya Nadella, and asked them to make changes.
Microsoft is revamping the subscription offerings by recalibrating prices and renaming the per device/per user offers so they're more aligned with Microsoft 365.
The aging operating system, still in wide use, leaves support in January 2020.
The increase, set to take effect later this year, is likely designed to push users to move to Office 365 or Microsoft 365 subscriptions.
The on-premises email server software, set to release later this year, will install on Windows Server 2016 Core, Windows Server 2019 Core or Windows Server 2016/2019 with Desktop Experience.
The web browser from Brave Software relies on an unusual business model: it strips out ads from websites, replaces them with its own ads, then allows users to send money to sites they like.
The company has decided they're no longer needed because express updates can fill the bill. The delta updates will end in February 2019.
The company will provide three more years of support to Windows Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 when workloads are moved to Azure virtual machines or Azure SQL Database Managed Instance, which debuts later this year.
A 3% year-over-year increase in PC shipments is being pegged to renewed demand in the business market. And the rise of device-as-a-service models could spur continued buying in the years ahead.
With 'Site Isolation' in use, the browser should be better protected from Spectra-like attacks designed to steal info such as log-on credentials.
The move puts the software on essentially the same schedule as Windows and the company's Office 365 suite.
Privacy is the top priority for the Chromium-based web browser.
The company updated the mobile versions of its browser with technology based on eye/o GmbH's Adblock Plus.