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Microsoft 'Launches' Next-Gen Windows Server, System Center at Ignite

Microsoft shined the spotlight on its forthcoming enterprise products on Monday at the Ignite conference, taking place this week in Atlanta, Ga.

Microsoft Talks Up Windows Server 2016 Performance Gains

Microsoft is stumping for Windows Server 2016 ahead of its debut next month at the Ignite conference. This week, the company touted the new server's technical performance specs compared to the current crop of Windows Server offerings.

Windows 7 and 8.1 To Follow Windows 10's Model of Monthly Updates

Starting this fall, Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 PCs will switch to a monthly update model that's similar to what Microsoft has implemented with Windows 10.

Microsoft Restores Original Support Policies for Windows 7/8.1 PCs

Microsoft this week said that it is reinstating its original support policies for Intel "Skylake"-based Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 systems, adding several years to their respective support lifecycles.

Microsoft Adds Windows Server 2012 Support to Server Management Tools

Support for Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2 is now included in Microsoft's emerging Server Management Tools (SMT) suite, the company said this week.

Windows Server 2016, System Center 2016 Getting Ignite Release

The next-gen versions of Microsoft's Windows Server and System Center products will reach general availability at the Ignite conference this September, the company said Tuesday.

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.