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Leaker claims only some Windows 8.1 users will get free Windows 9 upgrades

For those currently running Windows 7, the upgrade will come with a price tag, according to tweets from "Wzor," a notorious spiller of Microsoft secrets.

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With new OS, Microsoft will try to put Windows 8 era behind it

After spending the past two years in damage control mode over Windows 8, Microsoft will officially begin a new era for its OS on Tuesday, when it's expected to unveil a preview of Windows' next major version during an event focused on...

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Microsoft skips a number, unveils Windows 10

Microsoft's new Windows 10, unveiled Tuesday, blends old and new in a way that will be familiar to Windows 7 users while also retaining much of its more modern tile interface.

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Windows SOMETHING will be a free upgrade for Windows 8 users

According to varied reports, the next version of Windows should be a free upgrade for Windows 8 users. Problem is, nobody is quite sure what to call the next version.Will it be known as Windows 9, Windows TH, Windows 365, or the...

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12 things to know about Windows 10

Microsoft offered its first look at Windows 10 on Tuesday, touting a major release that will span all hardware from PCs to phones and try to address the ills that dogged Windows 8.

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Update and upgrade roadmap crucial to Windows 9 success

Analysts today will be closely monitoring Microsoft's Windows event to hear how, or even whether, the company can reconcile its fast-paced release cycle with the more conservative needs of enterprises.

Tasked with promoting Office 365? Microsoft has a website for you

Aware that the "if you build it, they will come" principle doesn't always apply to newly deployed IT systems, Microsoft has developed a website to help companies promote Office 365 usage among employees. The optimistically...

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Sorry, no live webcast of Tuesday's Windows event

Microsoft will not webcast the Tuesday press conference where it will unveil at least some parts of the next Windows, the company said today.

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What the WinHEC? Microsoft revives Windows engineering event

Microsoft, which recently announced the consolidation of several of its conferences, is now going in the opposite direction and resurrecting WinHEC, which was last held in 2008.


Windows Server 2003 end of support looms

IT organizations need to begin putting migration plans in place now or risk major disruptions when support for Windows Server 2003 ends next July 14.

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Nadella regime board shuffle continues at Microsoft

Microsoft's board of directors continued to morph yesterday as it turned over two members, the latest move in the biggest shuffling of the board since the company went public nearly three decades ago.

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Windows 9 preview download in 2--3 weeks

Redmond warming up official Tech Preview build, as videos of Partner Preview leak: Prepare to download the Windows 9 preview build. Microsoft confirmed it'll unveil the next version of Windows -- codenamed Threshold -- in two short...

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Leaked screenshot shows Cortana making her debut on Windows 9

A series of leaked screenshots shows the Cortana digital assistant in action on Windows 9. This is good news for the new operating system, and one more reason to look forward to it in action.

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Microsoft sets Windows 9 reveal for Sept. 30

Microsoft issued invitations on Monday for a Sept. 30 event where it will unveil the next version of Windows, according to multiple online reports.

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4 Windows tablet/keyboard combos take on the Surface Pro

Microsoft's Surface Pro can be used as both a tablet and a laptop. We test four devices from Acer, HP, Lenovo and Toshiba that make the same claim.

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Mojang Unchained: Why Microsoft wants <i>Minecraft</i> maker

Microsoft will pay $2.5 billion for Mojang, the developer of the very popular Minecraft game, a move some analysts see as a purchase of the massive community around the game as much as an acquisition of the game itself.


Windows 9 video leaks: Virtual desktops and Notification Center in action

Another day, more Windows 9 leaks, this time of the new virtual desktops and Notification Center. I've got the videos, and you'll want to see them.

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Leaked video shows Windows 9 Start menu in action -- I want it now!

A leaked video shows the Windows 9 Start menu in interactive glory. If it's for real, this Start menu beats out all other previous versions, as you can see in the video I've embedded. I'd like to get my hands on it right now.

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