Microsoft to discontinue Windows 7 and 8.1 next November

Still want to buy a PC that comes with Windows 7 or 8.1 from the get-go? You’ve got less than a year. Updated late October, Microsoft’s “Windows lifecycle fact sheet” shows October 31, 2016, as the “end of sales for PCs with Windows preinstalled” for both Windows 7 Professional and Windows 8.1, a change spotted by CNET sister …

Microsoft’s new Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 go on sale today

Just under three weeks ago, Microsoft unveiled a new generation of devices, including the Surface Pro 4, and the all-new Surface Book, which the company calls ‘the ultimate laptop’. Those devices are now available in the US and Canada – but those in other parts of the world will have to keep waiting for now. Microsoft says …