Windows XP PCs No Longer Receiving Updates

On the second Tuesday of each month, we release updates for Windows and other products like Office through Windows Update (WU), Microsoft Update (MU), and Windows Server Update Services (WSUS). This is often referred to as “Update Tuesday.” These updates include security updates to keep you protected as well as non-security updates that can bring… Read more

Pricing and Packaging for Windows 8.1

For consumers with Windows 8 devices today, Windows 8.1 will be a free update via an easy download from the Windows Store* starting on October 18th**. Windows 8.1 will be a must-have update for those devices – bringing new features and improvements such as greater personalization, Bing Smart Search, and more than 20 new and… Read more

Update on Windows 8 Pricing

We are seeing good momentum with Windows 8 today. When upgrading from Windows 7, Windows 8 has a lot to offer including a beautiful new Start screen with live tiles, plus the familiar desktop and faster startup and longer battery life. Today I’d like to share the pricing details for the Windows 8 upgrade editions… Read more

Windows 8 – 60 Million Licenses Sold

At the 11th Annual J.P. Morgan Tech Forum at CES 2013 today, Windows Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Financial Officer Tami Reller announced that Windows 8 has sold 60 million licenses to date. This represents the cumulative sales of Windows 8 including both upgrades and sales to OEMs for new devices. This is a similar… Read more

Windows in 2012

Wow. What a year! 2012 is the year we completely reimagined Windows with Windows 8. The build-up began at CES back in January with an awesome demo of Windows 8 by Tami Reller. We released the Windows 8 Consumer Preview at the end of February and then the Release Preview in late May. From the… Read more

Windows Upgrade Offer Registration Now Available

Today, registration is officially open for the Windows Upgrade Offer we announced in May. If you purchase or have purchased an eligible Windows 7 PC anytime between June 2, 2012 and January 31, 2013 you will be able to purchase an upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for only $14.99 (U.S.) which will be redeemable when… Read more

Windows 8 has reached the RTM milestone

Today, I am excited to announce that Windows 8 has been released to manufacturing (RTM)! This means we’ve completed the product development and testing of the product and have started handing off the final code to our OEM partners. They can now begin preparing new Windows 8 PCs and devices they’ll introduce starting with General… Read more

Upcoming Windows Milestones Shared with Partners at WPC

Today in Toronto, Canada, at Microsoft’s annual Worldwide Partner Conference, Windows Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Financial Officer Tami Reller spoke to thousands of partners from around the world. She shared some exciting new details regarding Windows that I wanted to pass along. For the first time, we provided details on Windows 8 availability. Tami… Read more