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For the majority of our audience, chances are that Windows 10 is your operating system of choice for your desktop or laptop system. Since the operating system first launched back during the summer of 2015, it has become Microsoft’s fastest growing Windows release to date with a total of 900 million active users. However, for those that don’t want the “full” Microsoft treatment when installing Windows 10, the folks in Redmond are [slightly] changing up how you can create a local account when doing a fresh install of Windows. Microsoft would prefer that you create a Microsoft Account, which allows you to sync information across multiple devices including passwords,... Read more...
If you make heavy use of Microsoft services which require you to login multiple times with a cumbersome password, things are about to get a lot easier. Microsoft has announced that it is not only supporting Windows Hello (via its Edge browser) for logins, but also security keys that use FIDO2 (WebAuthn and CTAP2 are supported). Microsoft has been on a crusade against the password for quite some time, and announced its plans earlier this year to rid the world of them. "Nobody likes passwords. They are inconvenient, insecure, and expensive," said Microsoft in an early May blog post. "In fact, we dislike them so much that we’ve been busy at work trying to create a world without... Read more...