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Windows 10, End of Windows Server 2003, and All About Azure

The Latest and Greatest Microsoft News

Step right up for this month’s Microsoft headlines. Why is Microsoft skipping right past Windows 9 to bring you 10? Are you still running Windows Server 2003? Discover why now is the time to start planning your migration and more.

Microsoft Jumps to Windows 10

http://www.cnet.com/news/microsoft-jumps-to-windows-10/

Forget Windows 9. In a surprise, Microsoft will be going straight to double digits from Windows 8 as it faces a challenging future for its operating system.

by Nick Statt

CNET

September 30, 2014

Want to See the New Windows Start Menu (While Grooving to a Funky Beat)?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--wgAsHWNRE

A video allegedly of the upcoming preview of Windows 10 shows how the new Start menu combines elements of the classic menu with the Start screen.

Windows 7 Faces Halloween DEAD-line

http://www.cnet.com/news/windows-7-faces-halloween-deadline/

After October 31, Microsoft will no longer provide its PC partners or systems builders with copies of Windows 7 Home Basic, Home Premium or Ultimate to preinstall on new PCs. This means that computer manufacturers will be able to continue to sell their stock of PCs running these versions of Windows 7, but they won't be allowed to replenish their supply.

by Mary Jo Foley

CNET

September 23, 2014

Prepare for Windows Server 2003's End of Support

http://redmondmag.com/articles/2014/09/18/server-2003-end-of-support.aspx

The retirement of support for Windows Server 2003 will be one of the most important of the predictable security issues of 2015.

by Scott Bekker

RedmondMag.com

September 19, 2014

More Price Cuts for Azure

http://rcpmag.com/articles/2014/09/26/another-round-of-azure-price-cuts.aspx

The price cuts apply to organizations that order those services through Microsoft's Web site, according to Microsoft's announcement, which added that Azure customers with Enterprise Agreements will see even lower prices.

By Kurt Mackie

RedmondChannelPartner.com

September 26, 2014

 Azure Active Directory for Baristas and Bank Tellers?

http://blogs.microsoft.com/firehose/2014/09/17/azure-active-directory-basic-is-now-generally-available-for-enterprise-customers/

Athima Chansanchai

Microsoft.com
September 17, 2014

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