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The IT Pro Weekly Wrap-up for April 17, 2015
Each week we wrap up all the best and popular content from our family of technology sites, including WindowsITPro, Supersite, SQL Server Pro, Dev Pro, SharePoint Pro, and We produce a lot of valuable information daily and weekly and if you blink you'll probably miss something important. So, this is our way of making sure you get the most for your loyal readership in a quick and easily consumable fashion.
Patch Tuesday: Microsoft Explains the Windows 10 Upgrade Plumbing Delivered in April's Releases 2
If you're wondering exactly what Microsoft provided this month in the Windows Update upgrades, here's the answer.
Google Gives Windows XP Users a Chrome Reprieve
Google has extended its support for Chrome running on Windows XP.
Short Takes: April 17, 2015 3
An often irreverent look at this week's other news. In this edition: The thickening plot for a satisfying movie ending, Yahoo seeks some self-respect, no iPad left behind, Verizon and AT&T take a stand against bloatware (not really), our overlords are at the door, and a timepiece designed to be late.
Free eBook on Azure Machine Learning
A new eBook from Microsoft Press covers the facets of data science from the Azure perspective.
Patch Tuesday Fallout: KB2889923 Breaks Outlook 2010 When Lync 2013 Exists
If Outlook 2010 stops working for you after applying this month's Skype for Business upgrade, here's a workaround.
Patch Tuesday Fallout: SSRS Breaks After KB2990214 Applied to Windows Server 2008 R2
An update available to aid in future OS upgrades may be causing SQL Server Reporting Services to stop running.
Patch Wednesday: Adobe Flash Player update for IE10 and IE11 rolling out
Today Microsoft is releasing a follow-up for IE10 and IE11 based on Adobe's own security bulletin delivered yesterday.
Patch Tuesday: Windows 7 Gets a New Upgrade Patch
An update is available for Windows 7 SP1 users who would like to upgrade to Windows 10 later this year.
Patch Tuesday: Support for Microsoft Office 2013 RTM and Exchange 2013 RTM Expires
This month, as part of April Patch Tuesday, support for RTM versions of Office 2013 and Exchange has expired.
Patch Tuesday: One April Update Applicable to Windows 10 Build 10049
Only one update this month is applicable to the most current Build of Windows 10.
Patch Tuesday: KB3013769 Updated with Installation Guidance for 3rd Party Antivirus Errors
Microsoft has now provided workaround guidance for a problem that exists in a December update.
Patch Tuesday: Not Hours Old, Skype for Business Has Its First Patch
Skype for Business gets its first update - the same day it is released.
Patch Tuesday: Skype for Business Transformation Update is KB2889923
Microsoft has now given the Skype for Business transformative update a KB article number and it's ready to roll.
Patch Tuesday: 3038314 Disables SSL 3.0, but Only for IE11
Microsoft addresses the Poodle vulnerability again this month, providing a patch for Internet Explorer 11.
Patch Tuesday: Microsoft Explains the Windows 10 Upgrade Plumbing Delivered in April's Releases
April 17, 2015

I suspect, as we get closer, MSFT will detail registry modifications and GPO settings to disable it or change the frequency.

Surface Pro 3 Diary Entry 4: Monitor Sync Issues
March 27, 2015

My connections are solid and I've not heard that issues from anyone else.

The Tale of Two Windows 10 Browsers
March 26, 2015

Microsoft has alluded to a few "things." First, it will "just work" with the web - Microsoft's words. Secondly, it will sport a new UI. And, third, it will support plugins...

Windows 10 to Aid in Microsoft's Mobile Payment Struggles
March 24, 2015

6% of just capable iPhone 6 devices.

Managing Windows 10's New Peer Updating Capability Using GPO
March 23, 2015

In a way. WSUS pulls updates from Microsoft, so does the current Windows Update client. But, in this case, instead of a client always going to WSUS, it will pull updates from...

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