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    SP2 RC for Vista, Server 2008 Coming Next Week

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    By anyweb,
    A Microsoft spokesperson confirmed to Betanews this afternoon that the first release candidates (without numerals) for Service Pack 2 for both Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 will be released to the general public for testing next week. This after private testers with the MSDN and TechNet services receive their copies first.   more > http://osnews.com/story/21040/SP2_RC_for_V...oming_Next_Week

    Windows 7 RC set for April 10, 2009

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    By anyweb,
    There have been so many dates flying around concerning the upcoming Release Candidate for Windows 7, and it's beginning to become a daily subject in the blogosphere. Just when you thought that we were going to see a Windows 7 RC by the end of February, a trusted source within Microsoft has informed Neowin that the RC will not be ready by the end of February.   At this time, Windows 7 RC is internally being tested and the official release date is set for April 10, 2009. The Windows team is righ

    Windows 7 moving toward 2009 release

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    By anyweb,
    Microsoft is moving forward with plans to launch Windows 7 this year, although the company still refuses to publicly commit to that goal.   PC industry sources in Asia and the U.S. tell CNET News that they have heard things are on track to launch by this year's holiday shopping season, which has been Microsoft's internal target for some time.   Microsoft is also putting the finishing touches on a program to offer Vista buyers a free or low-cost update to Windows 7. That program could kick of

    Internet Explorer 8 RC1 Now Available

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    By Tobie,
    Internet Explorer 8 RC1 is available in 25 languages for Windows Vista, Windows XP, and Windows Server. You can download IE8 RC1 here: http://www.microsoft.com/ie8.

    Windows 7

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    By Tobie,
    Editions Last month Microsoft delivered the beta version of Windows 7 for public testing. Today the company announced its plans for Windows 7 SKU (Stock Keeping Unit) strategy, explaining that Microsoft expects that a majority of customers will be best served by two primary editions of Windows 7: Windows 7 Home Premium for consumers, and Windows 7 Professional for businesses. http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/feature...Win7SKU-QA.mspx   Windows 7 technet forum Questions, answers and discu

    Microsoft Shifting XP toward retirement

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    By Tobie,
    In 10 weeks, Microsoft Corp. will begin to retire Windows XP by shifting the seven-year-old operating system into a more limited support plan.   Windows XP, Microsoft's most successful operating system ever, will leave what the company calls "mainstream support" on April 14, and enter "extended support." Typically, Microsoft keeps a product in the former for five years, then moves it into the latter for another five, for a total of 10 years. However, the long span between the releases of XP an

    Windows 7 Build 7025 Leaked

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    By anyweb,
    Despite the success of the Windows 7 beta, which got leaked before it was officially released and had several deadline extensions, Microsoft isn't exactly sitting still. The beta build, with build number 7000, was built on December 12th, 2008, so that leaves enough room between then and now for several newer builds. One such build got leaked this weekend, and it contains some minor changes compared to the beta build.   via osnews.com

    Microsoft To Cut 5000 Jobs

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    By anyweb,
    who's next ?   After much, much, much speculation, Microsoft let the cat out of the bag today: due to weak results, Microsoft is going to cut 5000 jobs. Those 5000 jobs will disappear over the course of 18 months, with 1400 jobs being cut immediately. Quarterly results, as well as the cost-cutting measures, were made known in a press release today.   via osnews.com

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