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The US Navy has paid Microsoft $9.1 million to extend its Windows XP support contract with the company, which covers 100,000 machines and underlines a big problem with the government's infosec.
Microsoft confirms that support for Windows Phone's built-in group sharing feature, Rooms, will end next month, advising that users seeking similar functionality consider "an alternative solution".
With the latest release of Windows 10, Microsoft has included a 'Contact Support' app that will make it easier for you to service your machine or deal with billing issues too.
After previously committing to support Chrome on Windows XP until April 2015, Google has announced that it is extending support for its browser on Microsoft's defunct OS until the end of this year.
Gabriel Aul announced that the next build of Windows 10 for phones would feature support for additional phones. While this was obviously coming users are glad it's sooner rather than later.
Microsoft has announced that they will be offering 'official support' for the Xbox One on Reddit by using special accounts that are designated as official Microsoft support staff.
If you're a part of a business that still uses Windows XP and has been paying Microsoft to offer continued support, get ready to shell out the big bucks.
Even though ARM devices with Windows RT are no longer being built, a Microsoft spokesperson reiterates that the company is still committed to support the OS with updates in the future.
Windows 10 for Phones' first insider build is just around the corner. With just a couple of weeks to go, Joe Belfiore has revealed that the OS will natively support FLAC in future builds.
Microsoft is now offering support for its Surface line of tablets on Twitter and has launched a new account to address issues that you may have about your device.
With Windows 10 technical preview now out, we know that many of you have questions that are specific to your install and to help answer these questions, we have a forum available.
A developer has created a cumulative rollup of updates for Windows XP called 'Unofficial Service Pack 4' after Microsoft ended its support for the ageing operating system earlier this year.
Huawei has dropped support for Windows Phone. The company cites profitability as the main issue, but this comes amid continued tensions between Microsoft and the Chinese government.
Sony has confirmed that it will not support PlayStation Mobile on the newest versions of Android - with support ending at Android 4.4.2 - and no further devices will be PlayStation Certified.
HTC devices haven't received the Windows Phone Update 1 Developer Preview. Going by what HTC is saying, it seems to be dropping support for the low-end 8S, with the device no longer receiving updates
Microsoft has announced a suite of new services available for its cloud platform, Azure, and exceptional support is something that the company plans to specialize in to make its service stand out.
Early next year, Microsoft will end mainstream support for Windows 7 but this does not mean you have to upgrade your OS to Windows 8 to keep your machine secure from external threats.
Microsoft's Phil Spencer says the company will sell "millions more Xbox 360s", and that it has "an obligation" to customers old and new to keep offering new games for the 360 alongside the Xbox One.
After hints from Microsoft and retailer Carphone Warehouse that Cortana is coming to the UK "soon", a source at Microsoft has told Neowin that the digital assistant will launch there "this month".
With Microsoft terminating support for Windows XP today, we take a look at some of the options available for those still running PCs with the ageing OS - from upgrades to entirely new devices.
Over twelve years after its launch, Microsoft has finally consigned Windows XP to the great Recycle Bin in the sky, terminating its support for the ageing operating system for users across the globe.
The UK government will pay £5.548m to Microsoft for another twelve months of Windows XP support for public sector bodies and organisations, as mainstream support for the ageing OS ends in a few days.
On April 9th, previously unknown Windows XP exploits will likely be released knowing full-well that Microsoft will never patch the hole as the OS will be unsupported.
Microsoft is preparing to notify Windows XP users on March 8th that the software will be reaching its end-of-life via Windows update as a final notice of the platform being put to rest.
The world's ATM machines will soon face a major issue on April 8th: The end of support for their operating system.
Microsoft will cut support for Windows XP three months from today on April 8th and in a statement to Neowin, the company said that people are "missing out on tangible benefits" if they don't upgrade.
Microsoft India sent out a press release this week saying that banks there that are still using Windows XP could be at risk if they don't ditch the OS before the April 8th support cut-off date.
Microsoft has announced that it plans to end Xbox Video support for Windows Phone 7 devices, Zune media players and the Zune desktop software, from late February 2014.
Mozilla are getting an early Christmas present, in the form of native H.264 video support in its Firefox browser. And the provider of this not so secret Santa gift? Cisco.
Google is playing nice yet again, extending yesterday's 31st July ActiveSync support cut off for Windows Phone handsets to 31st December 2013. Wonder what will happen on January 1st 2014?
Microsoft is extending the support lifecycle for Windows Phone 8 from 18 to 36 months, with mainstream support now ending on 12 January 2016 - but there's no change for Windows Phone 7.8 handsets.
Twitter has announced they are ending support for Twitter for Websites in IE6 and IE7 on May 13th, meaning external Twitter widgets such as embedded tweets and follow buttons will stop working
Windows Blue has leaked onto the Internet, giving brave users a showcase of what's to come. A video has emerged which shows the updated version of Windows 8 running across multiple monitors.
Following news that Microsoft will stop supporting Windows Phone 8 in 2014, the company has reminded users that devices will still be supported through future versions of the mobile operating system.
Facebook is working to incorporate hashtag functionality into its own service. Those familiar with the matter are unaware of how long exactly the Palo Alto-based have been building the functionality.
Leaked documentation shows an unreleased Google Now home screen widget and it looks like it will be coming to Android in the near future if speculation is to be believed.
Now that one of Apple's 'Genius' manuals has leaked, you can get a deeper look at the system which keeps the Apple Genius employees running like a very well oiled tech support machine.
Apple has just announced the introduction of a new customer advice and support service for certain countries that allows potential customers to chat online with trained Apple Specialists.
If you happen to come across your System Administrator today, you might want to give that person a hug or something, because today for one day of the year is the day we appreciate these heroes.
Microsoft has quietly extended consumer support for Windows Vista to April 2017, adding an extra five years into the Extended Support phase. Previously there was not going to be extended Vista support
If you have been waiting for Windows Phone to fully support PhoneGap, your day has finally arrived with the announcement that the product is complete.
Ever wanted to be charged $99 for someone to remotely perform a virus check? Then you're in luck - Microsoft has got you covered with the launch of its new 'premium' support site.
Microsoft has updated the support section of its website to use the new Metro design language. The updated page is now live on the site and uses the now popular live tiles to distinguish each product.
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