Windows 8 News
January 20, 2017
MS announces that CSM Subscribers Get Free Upgrades from Windows 7 or 8.1 to 10 for other devices outside current subscription agreements.
December 02, 2016
Data on Windows 10 Desktop Share November 2016 shows Windows 10 is muscling in on Windows 7. Reports differ widely on ongoing use of XP, though.
November 01, 2016
The update model Microsoft uses for Windows 10 started last month on Windows 7 and 8.1. Some admins are concerned it takes control out of IT's hands and have noticed issues with the new model.
September 14, 2016
Microsoft's Patch Tuesday will change drastically in October, and experts disagree whether the new monthly Windows rollup will make patching simpler or more of a hassle.
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