End of Windows 7, No More Xbox Exclusives
Windows 7 support ends
- Yesterday, Microsoft released the "final" updates for Windows 7 for most people (But not that update for the NSA-reported crypto bug that was for Win 10 and Win Server, interestingly)
- Today, Windows 7 will begin displaying a full-screen nag to upgrade to Windows 10
- Microsoft Edge might be supported on Windows 7 for at least 18 months, and Microsoft Security Essentials will keep working for some indeterminate time period. Google Chrome will also be supported for 18+ months.
The (new) Microsoft Edge era begins
- Microsoft launches its (curiously incomplete) new web browser on Windows 7, 8.1, and 10, and Mac
- Here's how you can get it now (individuals and businesses) Windows 10
- Here's our first peek at the new features coming to Windows 10 in late 2020 (Or later. Or never.)
- Windows 10 version 2004 isn't even out yet, but it's getting major updates already. In the Slow ring only. Because of the confusing way the Insider program works now.
- Related: The PC market grew 1.9 percent in 2019, the first annual growth in 8 years. What will 2020 look like?
- Related: Microsoft is phasing out its Microsoft Stores for Business and Education
- Walkie-Talkie voice calls, more coming to Teams
- Not news per se, but a new report details the extent to which Microsoft contractors violated Skype users' privacy
- Why didn't Microsoft bid more to get Bing on Android in the EU? Xbox/games
- Microsoft continues its "no exclusives" strategy. And it's smart.
- Epic Game Store has 108 million customers, will give away more games all throughout 2020
Tips and picks
- Tip of the week: Yes, you can run legacy Edge and new Edge side-by-side. Here's how. (But seriously. Why?)
- Also: Reminder that Batman: The Telltale Series and LEGO Star Wars II are now available via Games with Gold
- App pick of the week: Microsoft Launcher Preview
- Enterprise pick of the week: Power Platform warning for IT admins
- Codename pick of the week: Vader
- Beer pick of the week: Athletic Brewing Upside Down Golden Ale
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