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Business users will be able to buy PCs with Windows 7 Professional preloaded beyond October 2014, according to a new change in Microsoft's lifecycle policy.
In line with their policy on antimalware signatures and software, Microsoft will continue to create and distribute the MSRT for Windows XP users until July 2015.
For the first time in modern history, Microsoft is releasing a new Windows version that its traditional partners, developers and IT pros, won't get early access to. Why the change in policy? And will this decision backfire?
In an apparent policy turnaround, Microsoft is now using cash to try to get more developers to write apps for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8.
Nearly a month after its initial release, Windows RT still has no official support policy. But Microsoft has declared its support lifecycle for the Surface hardware powered by Windows RT.
ServeTrue IQ Proxy Server is a robust and secure content reverse solution for Windows. Featuring the most scalable server engine with...
In a paragraph tacked into the end of last week's announcement of cheap Windows 8 upgrades, Microsoft appears to have made a significant change to its Windows licensing rules. What's really going on?
The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) has kept its mind open in terms of its mobile policy, with a recent tender for desktops, laptops and tablets and looking at Windows, Android and Apple devices, to meet an expected increase in tablet use.
Privilege Authority lets administrators establish what aspects of Windows users can manage without making them local Admins. By defining...
The new Group Policy Update feature in Windows 8 could be a real time-saver for IT admins. Here's how it works.
Microsoft is to crack down on sexually suggestive apps in the Windows Phone Marketplace, as part of a general tightening of the store's rules.The company already has a content policy forbidding 'racy' apps but will now enforce it more strictly, Marketplace chief Todd Brix wrote in a blog post on Tuesday.
This month, with almost no fanfare, Microsoft has revised its support policy for consumer versions of Windows. The two most recent releases, Vista and Windows 7, now qualify for a full 10 years of support. I've got the details.
'Nothing has changed in regard to how we work with carriers to deliver Windows Phone updates to our customers,' maintained a Microsoft official following a change in Microsoft's update disclosure policy.
In a major policy change, Microsoft plans to deliver IE upgrades automatically to Windows users. That moves IE incrementally closer to its fast-paced competitors, although there are still enough exceptions to keep enterprise users happy.
Autodesk abandons its 15-year-old Windows-only policy with plans for a new AutoCad for Macs and a free version for iOS devices such as iPad and iPhone
Windows management vendor Centrify this week released Centrify Express, its new integration package for Windows Active Directory services. The software toolkit is a free, lite version of its Centrify Suite, which provides greater policy and identity management capabities, and features such as server isolation and encryption of data-in-motion.
A Windows executive's statement this week that Microsoft will continue to provide netbook makers with XP if they want it for a year after Windows 7 ships isn't a new policy. It is a restatement of what company officials said a year ago.
It's time for Microsoft's policy of tying the availability of Windows Updates to Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) validation to end.
To kick off the CTIA news, Microsoft announced some official support for Windows phones as well as a change in policy, for the better, in regards to developers and the Windows Marketplace. The policy for developers to be charged for updates after the seven-day window has been updated and developers will be able to make updates to their applications throughout the application lifecycle with no additional charges. It is great to see Microsoft listening and responding quickly to feedback from the community.
Dear Microsoft, You don't seem to be listening much to the average consumer anymore, but I'm giving this a go anyway. Your policy on having openness, transparency, blogs and feedback are all good and well, because you've clearly put effort into collecting information to make both Windows and Office better.
It's hard to know what to believe any more, with Microsoft's new policy of telling customers products are going to ship months later than they actually believe they will. But there's increasing evidence -- and, admittedly, some guesswork on my part -- pointing to Microsoft launching Windows 7 and Office 14 together later this fall.
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