The Windows Analytics suite, used for planning Windows 10 upgrades, will end on Jan. 31, 2020, with Desktop Analytics taking its place, Microsoft announced on Friday.
Microsoft's August security updates won't install for users of Windows 7 SP1 or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 if those operating system lack certain March updates.
A couple of Twitter posts by Microsoft this week highlighted the impending arrival of Windows 10 version 1903 for various user groups.
A preview of Microsoft's Desktop Analytics service, which is designed to help organizations assess their readiness for Windows 10 upgrades, became available on Monday.
Microsoft is bringing its Edge Web browser to Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1 for the very first time.
Microsoft is giving its Windows Insider Program participants a chance to try version 2 of Windows Subsystem for Linux in its latest Windows 10 "fast-ring" preview release.
Microsoft recently detailed some changes organizations should make before rolling out version 1903 of Windows 10 and Windows Server, as well as its plans for Windows 10 "targeted" channel releases and new perks for Windows Update for Business users.
Microsoft rolled out version 1903 of both Windows 10 and Windows Server on Tuesday, marking the latest "semiannual channel release" versions of both products.
Microsoft made some key open source-related announcements at its Build conference this week, including the debut of Windows Terminal, an open source command-line console for Windows 10 that consolidates multiple tools.
The next major Windows 10 feature update will arrive late next month featuring new and improved user controls.
Microsoft on Thursday designated Windows 10 version 1809 as being ready for "broad deployment," signaling to organizations that they should now be running the OS version.
Organizations hoping to extend the viability of their Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) implementations can purchase Microsoft's Windows 7 Extended Security Updates plan starting April 1.
Windows Defender ATP for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 is now generally available, Microsoft announced last week, after being in preview since last spring.
Microsoft recently described its timeline for phasing out Secure Hash Algorithm-1 (SHA-1) in supported Windows systems, and for upgrading to SHA-2.
Microsoft plans to make some changes to its Windows servicing lingo and management behavior when it releases Windows 10 version 1903 this spring.