Microsoft To Delete Software that Bullies Users into Paying for Upgrades


Microsoft plans to release Office 2019, its next "perpetual-license" productivity suite, in the second half of 2018, with previews appearing "in the second quarter of 2018".

According to Microsoft, after installing Windows 10 cumulative update KB4077735, it's possible that some users may not be able to log in websites with third-party account credentials in Microsoft Edge browser. Plus there is also the issue of familiarity, habit, and comfort that might see some users choose to skip the upgrade. But when they do launch, PC owners who want the latest standalone Office apps, rather than the subscription-based Office 365, need either Windows 10 or the next Long-Term Servicing version of Windows Server.

Speaking of Windows OS, Microsoft has rolled out a new update KB4078130, for its Operating systems to disable Intel Spectre Variant 2 Patch.

"Our investments to make Windows 10 the most secure, always up-to-date operating system enabled us to move quickly to protect customers in the face of these threats", Nadella said.

The goal of the support changes is to ensure that Microsoft software gets updates at a more modern pace to address continuous security, the company said. The report suggests that Windows 10 represents 42.78% of Desktop using the new OS with Windows 7 following closely with a 41.86% of Desktop market share.

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Most importantly for IT pros is that Microsoft is planning to permit installations of Office 2019 only through its "click-to-run" streaming technology. It doesn't handle high-resolution displays (or multiple-monitors) very well, there's no built-in support for things like fingerprint readers or Windows Hello facial recognition, and trying to use a touchscreen on something running Windows 7 could be considered a form of cruel and unusual punishment.

To date, Windows 7 seems more common than Windows 10 in business.

Meanwhile Windows 8.1 continues to remain unpopular at 8 percent.

New Remote Desktop and desktop virtualization capabilities will also be made available within Windows 10 Enterprise and Windows Server later this year, aimed at meeting the needs of organizations who use these services to stream Office to users.

Under the new scheme, Windows 10 version 1607, also known as the Anniversary Update, will no longer be supported on October 9, six months after its original April 10 end-of-support date.