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Microsoft Gives 1-Year Reprieve for Windows PCs Running Skylake

Microsoft is adding one more year to the support lifetimes of Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 devices running Intel Skylake, the company said Friday.

Microsoft's Support Changes Impact Windows Embedded, Too

Since Microsoft announced last month that it was truncating its software lifecycle support policies for Intel Skylake-based client PCs running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1, there have been questions about what the changes mean for other systems running those processors -- including Windows Embedded 7/8.1 devices or Windows Server 2012 servers.

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.

Microsoft Officially Drops Support for Windows 8

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

Microsoft Brings Hyper-V Containers to New Windows Server 2016 Preview

Microsoft on Thursday released technical preview 4 (TP4) of Windows Server 2016.

Microsoft Brings Windows 10 Start Menu to Windows RT

Windows RT users are mostly shut out of the new features available in Windows 10, but they can at least take advantage of Windows 10's Start Menu.

Next Windows Server 2016 Preview Coming This Month

Microsoft will release the third technical preview of Windows Server 2016 sometime in August, according to a Tweet by Gabriel Aul, vice president of engineering systems for Microsoft's Windows and Devices Group.

Microsoft Delays Windows Server AppFabric End-of-Life

In a reversal, Microsoft has decided to add another seven years to the support lifecycle of its Windows Server AppFabric 1.1 product.

Nano Server Debuts with Release of Windows Server 2016 Preview 2

Microsoft on Monday released the second technical preview of Windows Server 2016, giving testers their first look at the new Nano Server option.

Microsoft Checks Off Product Roadmap Milestones at Ignite

Microsoft's inaugural Ignite conference, which kicked off Monday at Chicago, was marked by a barrage of product announcements aimed at helping IT pros secure and manage the new Universal Windows Platform.

Microsoft: Nano Server Is 'Most Significant Change' Since Windows NT

Microsoft recently revealed more about the inner workings of Nano Server, a new option coming to its next-generation Windows Server product.

Microsoft Shares More Details About 'Nano Server' Product

Microsoft on Wednesday turned the spotlight on its new Nano Server product, code-named "Tuva," which will be a component of the next release of Windows Server.

Next Windows Server 2016 Preview Coming in May

The second technical preview of Microsoft's next-generation Windows Server product, commonly referred to as Windows Server "2016," is slated to arrive sometime in May, according to Microsoft.

Surface 3 Unveiled, Will Hit Retail Shelves in May

Microsoft on Tuesday took the wraps off the Surface 3, the thinnest and lightest version of its tablet.

How Good Can a $60 Windows 8.1 Tablet Be?

WEB EXCLUSIVE: The answer is pretty good, judging by the performance and features of the WinBook 7-inch TW700 Tablet -- a whole lot of Windows 8.1 computer for a very small price tag.