After discontinuing the availability of Windows 7 via retail software sales and with new PCs recently, Microsoft has backtracked on one of those two milestones. It will continue to let hardware makers sell new PCs with Windows 7 for the foreseeable future, and said that the previous status update was incorrect....More
Microsoft has modified their product lifecycle pages. Where "retail software end of sales" and "end of sales for PCs with Windows preinstalled" had a hard-coded date, today it stands as still "to be determined."...More
Forget Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Microsoft is kicking off a 12 Days of Deals promotion where they will be offering doorbuster savings off Microsoft Store items, for, you guessed it, 12 days....More
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