Windows 10 S mode: Pros and cons

S mode is a Windows 10 feature that improves security and boosts performance, but at a significant cost. Find out if Windows 10 S mode is right for your needs.

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In 2017, Microsoft added a new feature to its Windows 10 operating system: S mode, a stripped-down, tightly-locked, and low-end PC friendly way to run Windows 10. There are a lot of good reasons to put a Windows 10 PC in S mode, including:

  • It’s more secure because it only allows apps to be installed from the Windows Store;

  • It’s streamlined to eliminate RAM and CPU use;

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Windows 10 May 2020 update: The most important new features

The latest Windows 10 update, version 2004, is now generally available and packed with new features for IT pros, administrators, and professional users.

The Microsoft Windows 10 May 2020 update, version 2004, is now available, and the update brings a lot of new features as well as the standard set of patches and fixes. We’ve known what’s coming in Windows 10 2004 for quite some time—it has been complete and available to testers since December 2019, so if you’ve been using the update (previously known as 20H1), you’ve already had a taste of what’s available. But now that it’s

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5 free and reliable cloning tools

Image your drives for free with the help of one of these reliable tools.

It’s inevitable: At some point you’re going to need to recover from a disaster. You’ll have a hard drive fail and either you’ll lose valuable data or the machine will refuse to boot. When this occurs, if you happen to have a disk image, the task will be far easier. But many budgets don’t include the cost of some of the pricier disk imaging software, like Acronis Backup and Restore. When you don’t have the budget, what do you do? If you’re lucky, you have access

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How to manage different configurations in Apple Configurator 2

Use different organizations in Apple Configurator to differentiate multiple configurations between each group of devices, separated by sites, buildings, or locations.

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It’s no secret that I’m a firm believer in working smarter, not harder, and I try to incorporate that into everything I do. From time to time a problem will come up that simply requires putting in the hard work–and that’s OK. Even in those times there could be a thing or two that can be used to make even the most daunting of tasks a little less intensive.

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G Suite Essentials: How to keep your current business email system and add access to G Suite apps

G Suite Essentials gives your team access to Google Meet, Drive, Docs, Forms, Sites, and more and works alongside your current business email system.

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Think of G Suite Essentials as Google’s “bring your own business email,” G Suite edition. Essentials offers G Suite collaboration tools to people in organizations who use another email and calendar solutions. Specifically, G Suite Essentials includes access to Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Google Meet, and more, but omits Gmail and Google Calendar. Since Essentials editions exclude Gmail, that means an administrator doesn’t have to manage an email migration before people

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