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Microsoft sets Windows 10 on the RTM launch pad for July 29 takeoff, report says

The Verge reports that Build 10240, due out today, will be the one Microsoft sends to PC vendors and presents for the official launch on July 29.

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Windows 10's touch-friendly Office apps ditch their 'preview' status

Microsoft's hard work has paid off since the preview period began in February. The company's new Office app in the Windows Store are ready for non-preview action.

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Microsoft Patch Tuesday waves goodbye to Windows Server 2003

Microsoft scrambled to cover a vulnerability unearthed in last weekend's Hacking Team breach.

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Michael Dell: Dell will ship Windows 10 PCs on July 29

Microsoft apparently hasn't yet shipped a final version of the operating system to its partners, but that doesn't seem to be fazing Michael Dell.

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Windows 10 PCs will miss the Windows 10 launch

The OS will ship on July 29, but PC makers need time to test the software before selling PCs with it. Microsoft's cutting it too close for them to make the date.

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Microsoft details Windows 10's retail launch party plans

Microsoft is once again kicking off the Window 10 debut with lots of promos and marketing events worldwide. Here's a taste of what's to come at retail stores near you later in July.

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The grim reaper approaches for Windows Server 2003

Come Tuesday, Microsoft will end support for its 12-year-old server operating system

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Microsoft boosts stability for Windows 10 Mobile with new beta release

Build 10166 is short on new features, but long on bug fixes, including solving a few major problems.

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PCWorld's July Digital Edition: Windows 10 is coming

Enjoy the best of PCWorld.com in a curated Enhanced Edition for Android, iOS, and Kindle, or in a PDF Replica Edition.

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VMware patches vulnerabilities in Workstation, Player, Fusion and Horizon View Client

The flaws could lead to code execution, privilege escalation and denial-of-service

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New Windows 10 build 10166 squashes bugs, adds Microsoft Wi-Fi access

The new Windows 10 build 10166 also opens up Microsoft Wi-Fi, which will let folks buy Internet access through the Windows Store.

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Microsoft shrinks smartphone ambitions with mobile restructuring

The job cuts announced today likely signal the company will make fewer Windows phones

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Microsoft renames Xbox Music Groove Music, drops Xbox branding from video store

Xbox Music doesn't require an Xbox. Obvious, right? The renaming may help, but the service could also use a lot more subscribers.