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Microsoft to End All Support For ‘Windows 7’ in 2020

"Windows 7" was released in October 2009, less than three years after the release of its predecessor, Windows Vista

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A man walks past a Microsoft sign set up for the Microsoft BUILD conference at Moscone Center in San Francisco, April 28, 2015. VOA

Even though Microsoft ended mainstream support for “Windows 7” in January 2015, the software giant has now decided to put a final halt on the roll-out of free security patches also for the operating system (OS) next year.

“After January 14, 2020, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates or support for PCs running ‘Windows 7’,” the company wrote in a post on Monday.

Even after Microsoft ends support for the older OS, users would still be able to operate on it but would not receive any security, software or feature updates.

“You can continue to use ‘Windows 7’, but once support ends, your PC will become more vulnerable to security risks,” Microsoft said.

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“Windows 7” however, would also still be available for installation and activation after January 14, 2020.

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“To avoid security risks and viruses, Microsoft recommends that you consider upgrading to Windows 10,” the company added.

“Windows 7” was released in October 2009, less than three years after the release of its predecessor, Windows Vista. (IANS)

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LG CNS, Microsoft to Develop Cloud-based Enterprise Solutions

They will first target LG affiliates and other Korean companies and collaborate on marketing in other Asian nations, LG CNS said

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LG CNS Co. — LG’s IT service subsidiary — has said that it has agreed with US tech behemoth Microsoft Corp. to collaborate on the development of Cloud-based enterprise solutions.

LG CNS and Microsoft signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the strategic partnership at the American company’s Asian-Pacific regional headquarters in Singapore, which calls for the integration of their IT and cloud platforms for new enterprise solutions, Yonhap reported on Monday.

The companies plan to form a task force later this year to develop groupware solutions based on Microsoft’s Cloud, Windows 10 and Office 365.

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A man walks past a Microsoft sign set up for the Microsoft BUILD conference at Moscone Center in San Francisco, April 28, 2015. VOA

They will first target LG affiliates and other Korean companies and collaborate on marketing in other Asian nations, LG CNS said.

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The companies also agreed to develop new technologies and solutions to meet the growing demand for digital transformation in various areas, including smart factories and smart cities, it said. (IANS)