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Microsoft Brings Chromium-Based Edge Browser to Older Windows OSes

Microsoft has released Edge previews for Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1, which previously didn't support Microsoft browsers beyond Internet Explorer 11.

Windows 7 and 8.1 Now Support Windows Defender ATP

Microsoft on Friday announced the "general availability" of Windows Defender ATP support for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1.

Support for IE 10 on Windows Server 2012 Winding Down

Support for Internet Explorer 10 will expire in 2020 for users of Windows Server 2012 and Windows Embedded 8 Standard, Microsoft warned this week.

Microsoft Store Support To End for Windows 8 and 8.1 Apps

Microsoft has specified end dates for Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 apps in the Microsoft Store, prodding developers to port them to Windows 10.

Microsoft Brings Windows 10's Breach-Detection Service to Older OSes

Originally introduced two years ago for Windows 10 clients, Microsoft's Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) service will soon be available to Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 machines, as well.

Microsoft To Launch 'Insider' Program for Windows Server

Microsoft is extending its "Insider" approach for testing Windows 10 builds to Windows Server, which will get its own Windows Insider program this summer.

Microsoft Adds 9 Months to Windows Server 2012 Support

Windows Server 2012 users have a few extra months to take advantage of Microsoft's "extended support" coverage, according to a recent change in Microsoft's Lifecycle Policy page.

Microsoft Starts Selling 'Premium Assurance' for SQL Server, Windows Server

Organizations anticipating difficulties in carrying out future Windows Server or SQL Server upgrades can now purchase insurance-type plans from Microsoft.

Microsoft Commits to SDN with Windows Server 2016

In a sign that the "software-defined" movement has gone mainstream, Microsoft is touting its latest server OS as the perfect platform for running a software-defined datacenter (SDDC).

Microsoft Releases Windows Server 2016 Essentials

Microsoft's Windows Server 2016 Essentials product is now generally available (GA), the company said Tuesday.

Google Adds Windows Server 2016 to Its VM Lineup

Google has expanded its datacenter service offerings to include Windows Server 2016 instances, the search giant announced Monday.

Microsoft Releases Windows Server 2016, System Center 2016

Windows Server 2016 and System Center 2016 are now generally available (GA), Microsoft announced Wednesday.

New Update Model for Windows 7/8.1 Coming Next Week

The first monthly cumulative updates to Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 will arrive on Oct. 11, signaling a sea change in how Microsoft delivers its patches and OS updates.

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.