Windows 10

Windows 10 Update Goes from 'Optional' to 'Recommended'

Microsoft has bumped up Windows 10 from being an "optional update" in Windows Update to being a "recommended update," which could lead to some unexpected migrations.

Support Clock Ticking for Some Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 PCs

A list of of Intel Skylake-based PCs that can run Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 but will have truncated Windows product lifecycle support was released by Microsoft late last week.

Survey: Most Windows 10 Migrations Will Be Completed this Year

A poll by Microsoft partner Adaptiva (sign-up required) indicates that most organizations that have started the Windows 10 migration process intend to complete them by year's end.

Microsoft Expanding Windows 10 Push to Small Businesses

Microsoft's Windows 10 upgrade push will soon expand to organizations, the company said on Wednesday.

Microsoft Officially Drops Support for Windows 8

Windows 8 passed its "extended support" deadline this week, exposing its users to potential security risks.

Analysts: PC Market Hit Another Low in 2015

The PC market continued its protracted slide in 2015, ending the year with the biggest year-on-year shipment decline since 2008, research firm IDC reported Tuesday.

Microsoft Shows How SCCM Does Windows 10 Servicing

Microsoft recently outlined how its System Center Configuration Manager product will manage Windows 10's service branches.

Gallery: Windows 10 Takes Spotlight at CES 2016

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Last year's CES event showcased mostly Windows 8.x devices that could be upgraded to Windows 10. This year, Microsoft's hardware partners were all-in on the new OS.

Microsoft: Windows 10 Has Fastest Adoption Rate

Buoyed by healthy holiday sales, Windows 10 has now reached the 200-million-device-mark, Microsoft announced on Monday.

2015 Wrap-Up: The Top Articles of the Year

From Windows 10's impact, to Microsoft's roadmap changes, to the never-ending debate about whether Windows Phone is good enough, here are the most popular articles of 2015.

Microsoft Delays Windows 10 Mobile Rollout to 2016

The over-the-air Windows 10 Mobile update will be released to existing Windows Phone users early next year, instead of December as Microsoft had previously indicated.

Microsoft Hits Pause on Android Bridge for Windows 10

Microsoft has placed a moratorium on its Windows app bridge for Android, code-named "Project Astoria," which aimed to help developers port their Android apps to Windows 10 Mobile.

Windows 10 Gets Enterprise-Ready with 'Threshold 2' Release

Windows 10's first major update, code-named "Threshold 2," began rolling out on Thursday.

Microsoft's Plans for 'Windows Store for Business' Take Shape

Lately, Microsoft has been sharing more about its plans for the upcoming Windows Store for Business, a Windows 10 app distribution system that will let organizations distribute apps -- including so-called "line-of-business" or custom-made apps -- to end users.

Microsoft OEMs Face Deadline To Sell Windows 7 Pro Devices

The clock is ticking for sales of new PCs running the Windows 7 Professional edition.

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