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Microsoft is pushing out its new Edge browser to Windows 7 and 8.1

Finally Remove SMB1 with Project VAS

https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/jonsh/2018/08/08/finally-remove-smb1-with-project-vast/

Set-SmbServerConfiguration –AuditSmb1Access $true

$computers = Get-Content "c:\SMB_computers.txt" foreach ($computer in $computers) {Invoke-Command -ComputerName $computer -ScriptBlock {set-smbserverconfiguration -auditsmb1Access $true -Force}}

Changing between Windows SKUs

https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/mniehaus/2017/10/09/changing-between-windows-skus/

cscript.exe c:\windows\system32\slmgr.vbs /ipk xxxxxxxxx

Microsoft has now started to block Windows 7/8.1 updates on PCs with recent processors

Latest Improvements to the Simplified Servicing for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1

Windows Experience Index in Windows 10

Windows Management Framework (WMF) 5.1 Released

Simplified servicing for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1: the latest improvements

More on Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 servicing changes

Updates: Further simplifying servicing models for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 / Windows Server 2008 R2 / 2012 / 2012 R2 – Start: Oktober 2016

https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/windowsitpro/2016/08/15/further-simplifying-servicing-model-for-windows-7-and-windows-8-1/

Monthly Rollup

From October 2016 onwards, Windows will release a single Monthly Rollup that addresses both security issues and reliability issues in a single update.

Microsoft deprecates decades-old RC4 stream cipher in Edge and Internet Explorer 11

OneDrive for Business recognized as an EFSS leader and continues momentum with spring updates

Windows Server 2016: DirectAccess

Microsoft lists Skylake based systems that will receive Windows 7 and 8.1 support until 17 July 2017

Windows 10 Embracing Silicon Innovation (New support policy for hardware)

https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2016/01/15/windows-10-embracing-silicon-innovation/

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Windows 10 will be the only supported Windows platform on Intel’s upcoming “Kaby Lake” silicon, Qualcomm’s upcoming “8996” silicon, and AMD’s upcoming “Bristol Ridge” silicon.

 

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Through July 17, 2017, Skylake devices on the supported list will also be supported with Windows 7 and 8.1. During the 18-month support period, these systems should be upgraded to Windows 10 to continue receiving support after the period ends. After July 2017, the most critical Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 security updates will be addressed for these configurations, and will be released if the update does not risk the reliability or compatibility of the Windows 7/8.1 platform on other devices.

Windows 8.0 support ends today; users instructed to upgrade to stay secure

http://www.neowin.net/news/windows-80-support-ends-today-users-instructed-to-upgrade-to-stay-secure

Windows 8 –> Windows 8.1 (Support end: 2023)

Windows 8 –> Windows 10 (Support end: 2025)

Does your win 8.1 /2012 R2/win10 logon hang after a password change?

Windows Management Framework (WMF) 5.0 RTM is now available

Monitoring what matters – Windows Event Forwarding for everyone

Skype builds Microsoft Translator into Windows desktop app