Short Takes Daily: What went on in the world of Microsoft on Thursday, August 20, 2015 Rod Trent

Short Takes Daily: What went on in the world of Microsoft on Thursday, August 20, 2015

Today in the news: The way online services insinuate themselves into your IT organization, what to be wary of with installing firmware updates, how far Windows 10 has spread already.

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Windows 10 is 10% of total Windows traffic according to GoSquared — While we wait to hear from Microsoft with updated numbers on the progress of Windows 10 adoption, today GoSquared shared that users on Windows 10, since its release on 29 July, now accounts for 10% of the overall Windows traffic the company is tracking across thousands of its customer sites.

First one's free: How services colonize workgroups — The age-old technique of offering the first taste for free still works. If the product is good, it'll spread before you know it. And that's why you may have entire workgroups in your company using a free service without you even knowing it.

PSA: Applying the Latest Surface Pro 3 Firmware Update for Multiple Monitor Setups — Just a word of warning: remove the Surface Pro 3 from the dock before applying this latest update, particularly if you have multiple monitors attached.

TaylorMade's myRoundPro Makes Its Debut — The golf service includes new stats to be made available in the Microsoft Health dashboard, including mapped shot locations and fairways hit.

 

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