Top 10 News Articles of 2021, Nos. 5-1: Microsoft's 'Weirdest' Release, Nobelium Attacks, More

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5. Next Windows 10, Office LTSC Releases To Have Shorter Support Lifecycles (Feb. 19)
The next long-term servicing channel (LTSC) releases of Windows 10 and Microsoft Office, both expected in the second half of 2021, will each have five fewer years of support. [Read here]

4. Microsoft Announces Milestones for 'Perpetual' Office Products (Sept. 17)
Office 2021 for Windows, the traditional perpetual-license productivity suite for consumers and small businesses (commonly thought of as the retail "boxed" product), will reach general availability on Oct. 5, the same day as Windows 11, Microsoft said this week. [Read here]

3. Microsoft Touts $39.8B in Returns During Annual Shareholders Meeting (Dec. 1)
Microsoft's Annual Shareholder Meeting voting results were reported on Tuesday, bringing in a new board member, financial stats and vision, plus down votes on most of the social reform proposals. [Read here]

2. Nobelium Security Attacks: Microsoft Points Finger at Service Provider Partners (Oct. 26)
The "Nobelium" advanced persistent threat (ATP) group, responsible for the high-profile security attacks on SolarWinds' Orion management software earlier this year, was enabled by service providers with weak security postures, Microsoft said this week. [Read here]

1. Microsoft's 'Weirdest Release': Windows Server 2022 Quietly Becomes Generally Available (Aug. 20)
Microsoft rolled out Windows Server 2022 earlier this week in an unusually understated fashion. [Read here]

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