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2009-10-21 10:25:00

PC users who were dissatisfied with Microsoft's Windows Vista operating system will soon get their chance to upgrade to the company's new Windows 7 OS. Windows 7 is set to launch October 22, just three years after the release of its predecessor, Windows Vista. The formal launch is to take place over several days in New York with events featuring Microsoft's Steve Ballmer and other company executives, according to BBC News. Microsoft is also unveiling its first-ever retail store in...

2009-06-25 12:35:00

Microsoft Corp. announced on Thursday that the cost of its new Windows 7 operating system will be 8 percent less than Vista, and that those who purchase a PC before the new system hits stores in October will be offered a free upgrade. This sales pitch is geared to entice those who have cut back their spending on technology in lieu of the global economic downturn. Microsoft, the world's leading software company, recently released ads highlighting the low prices of PC's in comparison...

2009-06-25 08:15:00

Company will defer a portion of revenue from OEM and retail sales, similar to Windows Vista technology guarantee program in 2006-7. REDMOND, Wash., June 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Microsoft Corp. today announced the start of the Windows 7 Upgrade Option program enabling consumers and small businesses to receive Windows 7 when they purchase a qualifying Windows Vista personal computer starting June 26, 2009. Under the program, designated PCs pre-installed with premium versions of Windows...

2009-05-31 06:40:00

Microsoft Corporation announced on Friday that it would not set a limit on the number of applications available for use at one time on the new Starter version of its soon-to-be-released Windows 7 operating system, thus reversing its previous plans aimed at increasing sales of the upgrade. The reversal is strategically important as Microsoft jostles to maintain its dominance in the market for the increasingly popular "Ëœnetbooks'"”miniature, inexpensive personal...

2009-02-04 10:30:00

Microsoft Corp. on Tuesday announced that it would more heavily back two versions of its upcoming Windows 7 release, after its plans to release 6 versions of the new operating system were revealed. Microsoft has confirmed its plans to release six versions of Windows 7 by January 2010 despite the harsh criticism it received after releasing multiple versions of Windows Vista. However, the Redmond-based company said that it would back Windows 7 Home Premium as the primary operating system for...

2008-09-07 12:00:06

By Steve Lohr Yes, Microsoft is spending hundreds of millions of dollars on an advertising blitz to polish the tarnished brand of its Windows Vista operating system. But according to Bill Veghte, the man responsible for sustaining what may be the most lucrative franchise in history, the ads are just "air cover." For more than a year, Veghte and his team have been working on the ground, developing ways to transform the experience of buying and using personal computers that run Microsoft...

2008-07-01 09:00:15

REDMOND, Wash., July 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The new Microsoft Select Plus Volume Licensing program offers larger companies with multiple business units flexibility in purchasing, streamlined license management, and reduced time and potential costs of renegotiating licensing agreements. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000822/MSFTLOGO) The flexible licensing program enables customers to automatically realize price advantages for volume purchasing across the entire company...

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