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Now some business users will see the 'Get Windows 10' nag

Certain domain-joined systems will now get the "Get Windows 10" app designed to persuade users of eligible Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 systems to upgrade to Windows 10.

Windows 8 support runs out tomorrow

A quirk in the support lifecycle of Windows 8 and the subsequent Windows 8.1 service pack means that the support for Windows 8 is far shorter than you may have thought.

Microsoft delays Windows 10 Mobile update for Windows 8 users until the new year

Microsoft's Windows 10 Mobile update for older generation phones continues to be plagued with issues. The company now is reportedly pushing back its promised December Windows 10 Mobile update for Windows 8 users until the new year.

Spotlight: Windows 10 will be the only OS offered for prebuilt Microsoft systems starting next November

OEMs will stop offering systems with Windows 7 preinstalled on Oct. 31, 2016.

Dropbox takes big steps on its journey to enterprise acceptance

Dropbox took a number of steps this week on its road to attract enterprise customers.

Microsoft fires back at Google for publishing details of Windows flaw 2 days before patch due

Microsoft has hit back with a strongly worded blog post after Google published details of a security flaw in Windows 8.1 on Sunday--complete with proof of concept code. This comes just two days before the bug is due to be fixed as part of Microsoft's monthly Patch Tuesday update that is scheduled to go out today.

Microsoft releases complete list of improvements to Windows 8.1 in 'August Update'

Microsoft released a long list of tweaks and features that it rolled out in its August 2014 update for Windows 8.1.

Rugged mobile devices facing tough times

Rugged mobile devices are essential for difficult work environments, such as manufacturing plants, oil and gas rigs or military battlefields. But rugged devices are facing increasing pressure from consumer-grade devices, which are gaining greater acceptance among mobile field workers.

What's more important for Lync: the 'Metro' app, or interop?

In the latest of a handful of updates to its "Modern"-style app for Windows 8.1, Microsoft finally added one feature that it probably should have included from the beginning: a way to start an impromptu meeting without scheduling it first. Now, a company called Pexip is taking the idea a step further.

Spotlight: Cheap Windows devices get cheaper

Why Microsoft is cutting prices even further and possible reasons why...