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Microsoft To Replace Windows Analytics with Desktop Analytics in January

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.

Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 Open to Microsoft Patch Issues

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.

Windows 10 Version 1903 Coming To More Users

A couple of Twitter posts by Microsoft this week highlighted the impending arrival of Windows 10 version 1903 for various user groups.

Microsoft Releases Desktop Analytics Service to Preview

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.

Windows 7, Windows 8.1 Users Get a Shot at Microsoft's Edge Browser

Microsoft is bringing its Edge Web browser to Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1 for the very first time.

Next-Gen Linux Integration Debuts in New Windows 10 Preview Build

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.

Deploying Windows 10 and Windows Server 1903: Some Caveats for IT Pros

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.

Version 1903 of Windows 10 and Windows Server Released

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 Debuts Open Source Windows Terminal, Linux Kernels for Windows

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.

Microsoft To Ship Windows 10 Version 1903 in Late May

The next major Windows 10 feature update will arrive late next month featuring new and improved user controls.

Microsoft Pushes Windows 10 Version 1809 to 'Broad Deployment'

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.

'Windows 7 Extended Security Updates' Go on Sale in April

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.

Microsoft Brings Windows Defender ATP to Windows 7 and 8.1

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 Spells Out Timeline for SHA-2 Upgrades

Microsoft recently described its timeline for phasing out Secure Hash Algorithm-1 (SHA-1) in supported Windows systems, and for upgrading to SHA-2.

Clock Winds Down on Windows 10 'Semiannual Channel Targeted'

Microsoft plans to make some changes to its Windows servicing lingo and management behavior when it releases Windows 10 version 1903 this spring.

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