Every month, Microsoft releases a large number of fixes and improvements for Windows. The latest August patch includes fixes for 48 vulnerabilities, with more than half listed as critical. If you’re a Windows user and your desktop is due for a software update, here are the essentials you need to know.
Microsoft’s latest patch fixes critical Windows security issues
Locky-type ransomware is attacking systems
A new, Locky-type ransomware is currently infecting tens of thousands of computers worldwide. It uses the same code from the 2016 version to encrypt users’ files and it looks poised to cause another massive cyber emergency. Here’s everything we know so far.
Mac malware goes undetected for years
When new malware surfaces, many people often assume that it’s designed to attack Windows computers. However, Mac malware has been growing in popularity. Earlier this year, security researchers unearthed a new strain of spyware that may have been silently monitoring Mac computers for years.
The values of Amazon AppStream 2.0
Success is not just about putting in the hours, but also being adaptive and investing in the right tools to improve outputs. Keeping work confined to the office might have been adequate years ago, but not anymore. Today’s workforce is now more mobile than ever, which is why businesses are turning to remote access solutions.
What can users expect with Microsoft Edge?
Microsoft Edge has replaced Internet Explorer as the default web browser on Windows 10. Edge offers plenty of new features that optimize web searches and ensure a seamless transition from any web browser. Here is the rundown on some noteworthy features:
You can easily import the list of websites you've marked as favorites from any web browser to Microsoft Edge.
Don’t let your old PC go to waste!
Do you still have old PCs and laptops lying around somewhere? If you’re thinking about finally trashing them, don’t! Despite being big, slow, and prone to crashes, you can still make good use out of your old computer.
You might have to do some light upgrades like install more RAM and a bigger hard drive, depending on how old your PC is, but it’ll be worth it.
Android Oreo: Google’s latest tasty OS update
After months of teasing, Google has finally unveiled the next iteration of its mobile operating system: Android Oreo. Much like previous versions, users can expect faster delivery, smoother experiences, and plenty of cool new functionality. While Android Oreo is still in its beta phase, it already has a long lineup of features that users will love.
Containers will soon be much easier to manage
Microsoft continues to be one of the biggest names in virtualization, and with its most recent announcement about a new type of container technology, it's not going anywhere. Even if you don’t need containers in your IT framework, Microsoft has signalled that big things are coming.
Microsoft adds new Office 365 apps for SMBs
Office 365 is the ideal productivity tool for small- and medium-sized businesses. It’s cost-effective and receives plenty of support and upgrades from Microsoft. During last month’s Inspire conference, they announced even more applications for Office 365 that you will love.
Enterprises features in Windows 10 update
In Microsoft’s Fall Creators Update, Windows 10 business users can expect a better, more secure operating system. Since introducing new features to the OS in April, Microsoft is revising existing features and introducing new enhancements focused on collaboration, usability, and security.