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Microsoft has announced details about Windows 8 support lifecycle along with details about Windows RT and Surface with Windows RT support lifecycle.

Windows 8 was officially launched last month, on October 26, 2012. While many Windows users are busy with their Windows 8 upgrades, Microsoft is planning on the Windows 8 product lifecycle. The Redmond technology giant has just announced in its Support Lifecycle website that Windows 8 mainstream support will end on January 9, 2018. Windows 8 extended support will be provided until January 10, 2023.

The tablet version of Windows 8 flavor, Windows RT’s mainstream support ends on April 11, 2017. Microsoft is yet to comment on the extended support for this version as well, but has asked users to see the Windows RT Lifecycle Policy FAQ available here. According to the FAQ, Office Home and Student 2013 RT has the same lifecycle policy as Windows RT. Surface with Windows RT Lifecycle starts from January 24, 2013 and its mainstream support ends on April 11, 2017, the same day when Windows RT mainstream support ends.

Microsoft has rolled out a new cumulative update for Windows 8 operating system. The latest update will bring performance, audio and video playback, application and driver compatibility, and battery improvements.

The major update is released just ahead of general availability of the flagship operating system. To be precise only two weeks before the release of Windows 8 for public. The update will be automatically delivered to all Windows 8 systems via Windows Update.

Microsoft on Tuesday delivered the third and last service pack for Microsoft Office 2007 suite and SharePoint 2007.

The service pack includes all public updates, security updates, hot fixes and other updates that were released for Office 2007 through September 2011. According to Microsoft, SP3 also includes “general product fixes and improvements in stability, performance and security.”

Microsoft will retire Office 2007 suite from mainstream support on April 10, 2012. Microsoft will than supply security updates only during a five-year extended support phrase until April 11, 2017. Microsoft will halt all security updates to SP2 after a year from now.

Microsoft released Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) in February 2011. Now, Microsoft has made available Windows 7 ISO images integrated with SP1.

Earlier, we shared official Digital River direct download links of Windows 7. But, then you had to download Service Pack 1 separately (or get it through Windows Updates) to update your PC to Windows 7 SP1. Otherwise, you had to go through the painful process of slipstream Service Pack 1 into Windows 7 ISO or installation DVD. Let’s admit that fact, SP1 slipstream process is not everyone’s cup of tea. Since Microsoft has already released Windows 7 Service Pack 1 ISO, than why take the pain? You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to download Windows 7 SP1 ISO, we are here to help you. After you download Windows 7 SP1, you don’t ever need to download SP1 separately after a fresh Windows 7 install. You are on the right page. You can now stop searching for the Official Windows 7 SP1 integrated ISO images. Microsoft officially distributes Windows 7 SP1 ISO directly using Digital River Servers.

Microsoft, on Tuesday, released Office 2010 Service Pack 1.

As expected, Microsoft released the first Service Pack (SP1) for Office 2010 productivity suite at the end of June. Office 2010 SP1 includes all previously released updates, in addition to several new updates. Which improves overall security, performance, and stability of the suite.

SP1 will be available through Windows Update, as a manual download from the Download Center and from Microsoft Update. Microsoft plans to push the update to Automatic Updates within 90 days. The software giant has released SP1 for all 40 language versions of Office 2010. Products that will get fixes and updates include Office 2010, Project 2010, Visio 2010, Office 2010 servers, Office Web Apps, Search Server 2010, SharePoint 2010 Products and FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint.

Microsoft has announced on Monday that they are going to release Office 2010 Service Pack 1 by the end of June. SP1 releases for both Office client suites and SharePoint server products will be made available is now available now.

The software giant plans to discuss about Office 2010 SP1 at length during TechEd North America this week. Microsoft will detail its schedule plans and more details around the SP1 release, including the plans for language version updates, though it is mentioned in the blog post that, “All language versions of SP1 will release simultaneously.”

Microsoft has revealed on Monday that Office 2010 SP1 and SharePoint 2010 will be available by the end of June.

“Service Pack 1 is on track for release at the end of June,” said Microsoft’s Office team in a blog posting on Monday.

SP1 releases for both Office client suites and SharePoint server products will be made available. All language versions of SP1 will release simultaneously. Initially, Service Pack 1 will be offered as a manual download from the Download Center and from Microsoft Update, and no sooner than 90 days after release, will be made available as an Automatic Update.

Microsoft also provided an overview of some important fixes that Service Pack 1 will include.

Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) is an important update that includes previously released security, performance, and stability updates for Windows 7. Installing SP1 helps keep Windows 7 up to date, but if you encounter a problem with hardware or a program after installing the service pack, you might want to temporarily uninstall it to troubleshoot the problem.

In this article, we will show you how to uninstall Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1). The process is simple and you can do it by using the Programs and Features or using the Command Prompt.

Microsoft has made Service Pack 1 RTM publicly available to all Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 users. It was already announced earlier that the public downloads of SP1, Build 7601.17514.101119-1850 will go live on February 22nd, 2011.

This is the first service pack upgrade for both Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, but the changes that SP1 brings to both the platforms is quite different. SP1 is considered just a minor upgrade to the Windows 7 client, with no new features being added, and the focus being placed on introducing hotfixes, optimizations and patches. While, SP1 for Windows Server 2008 R2 is bringing in two new features: Dynamic Memory and RemoteFX, about which we have already discussed in our early posts.

Microsoft said on Wednesday that Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 will be generally available for download on February 22. Microsoft blogger, Brandon LeBlancin a statement on Wednesday has confirmed this through Windows Team Blog.

Microsoft has officially handed off the final release (RTM) of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1) to its OEM partners. MSDN and TechNet customers will receive SP1 on February 16, followed by a general web release (RTW) on February 22. The confirmed final build number of SP1 is 7601.17514.101119-1850 the same build that was leaked last month to file sharing websites.