Microsoft changed course on its product marketing plans for the Windows 7 Starter edition and removed a restriction that critics said would have artificially "crippled" the operating system.
Microsoft executive Tami Reller fielded questions about the company's Windows business segment on Thursday in New York City.
IT pros can now get a package of remote server management tools that work with the new Windows 7 release candidate, which Microsoft released to the public on Tuesday.
Microsoft announced that the Windows 7 release candidate (RC) is now available to the general public.
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- By Jabulani Leffall
White-listing certain applications is one way to make sure your network stays safe.
- By Joern Wettern
The release candidate (RC) of Windows 7, Microsoft's newest operating system, can be downloaded today by Microsoft TechNet and MSDN (Microsoft Developer Network) subscribers.
The general release date for Windows 7 on new PCs could be as early as this October, according to an Acer executive.
Windows XP Mode, a feature designed to help small businesses migrate to Windows 7, will be available as a beta for download on April 30.
Concerns about the security implications of evolving cloud computing technologies dominated last week's annual RSA Conference.
- By John K. Waters
Microsoft moves to make worms less effective. Plus: RSA kicks off security conference season; Google to school IT pros on the perils of cross-site scripting; and the FBI weighs in on Conficker.
- By Jabulani Leffall
Microsoft provided a couple of Windows 7 tidbits on Friday, confirming the availability of Windows 7 release candidate (RC) and describing a forthcoming virtualization capability in the new operating system.
Microsoft last week described improved security features in its upcoming Windows 7 operating system, currently in beta release.
- By Herb Torrens
The release candidate version of the Windows 7 operating system has apparently hit the streets in the form of various leaked peer-to-peer BitTorrent distributions.
Microsoft has been looking to fill jobs associated with Windows 8, its next operating system beyond the current Windows 7 beta.