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Answering your Windows questions: February 2020

Computerworld Windows expert Preston Gralla and Executive Editor Ken Mingis answer viewers' questions about the latest Windows 10 release and other Windows-related topics. If you have a question, post it as a comment.

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8 steps to being (almost) completely anonymous online

The universe may believe in encryption, but it doesn't believe in anonymity. You're going to have to work for it.

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The 9 Windows Server security settings you need to get right

With all the improvements Microsoft has made in Windows and Windows Server, it’s time to evaluate whether your security settings are as effective as they could be.

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How to implement Windows 7, Server 2008 security updates after end-of-life

Microsoft has ended support for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008, but you can purchase extended security updates. Here's what you need to do to implement them.

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Answering your Windows questions: January 2020

Computerworld Windows expert Preston Gralla and Executive Editor Ken Mingis answer viewers' questions about the latest Windows 10 release. If you have a question, post it as a comment so it can be answered in a future episode.

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How to get maximum protection from MFA in Office 365

Follow these steps to ensure your multi-factor authentication for Office 365 is effective.

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Top tech stories of 2019

The new Apple Card, the battle for cryptocurrency dominance, cybersecurity skills shortage – just a few of the stories that made headlines in 2019. Watch as IDG TECH(talk) hosts Ken Mingis and Juliet Beauchamp discuss the top tech...

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How to make the most of Microsoft’s new Compliance Score Console

This new Microsoft 365 feature can help you stay in compliance with regulations like GDPR and better protect data.

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How to protect the enterprise from holiday attacks

Attackers often take advantage of the holidays to launch attacks. Use these Microsoft settings to deter them.

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How to secure your domain name services

Follow these steps to protect your websites at the server and workstation.

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Answering your Windows questions: December 2019

Computerworld contributor Preston Gralla answers viewers' questions about Windows 10 (and Windows 7) with Executive Editor Ken Mingis.

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How to manage Windows 10 1903 and 1909 security updates

Your Windows update controls might be out of date if you haven't reviewed them since the 1803 update or earlier. Here are the new settings you need to know.

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How to use Trello

If you're looking to maximize organization and collaboration, look no further. Check out Trello, a handy app that makes it super easy to organize pretty much anything. It's got some pretty powerful options for taking your organization...

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Best new Windows 10 security features: Longer support, easier deployment

Here's what you need to know about each security update to Windows 10 as they roll out from Microsoft. Now updated for the 1909 feature release.

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How make a Windows disaster recovery kit

Make your own disaster checklist and recovery toolkit before trouble happens.

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Windows 10: Answers to your most important issues

Computerworld contributor Preston Gralla and Executive Editor Ken Mingis answered viewers' questions about Windows.

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How to lock down enterprise web browsers

Your organization's web browser is essentially your operating system for the cloud. Secure it appropriately.

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How to harden web browsers against cyberattacks

Use these techniques to limit attackers’ ability to compromise systems and websites.

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