Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) has announced that it will stop OneDrive updates to Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 on March 1, 2022. At that point, users won’t have the ability to sync content to the cloud. In addition, OneDrive will not be updated on systems without Windows 10 and 11. However, users will still access files from these windows from OneDrive, although they will not upload them to the cloud.
The company ceased mainstream support for all three windows. For instance, it stopped supporting Windows 8 in 2016, Windows 8.1 in 2018, and Windows 7 in 2020. The lifecycle of Windows 10 will end in 2025.
Microsoft fixes failings in Windows 11
Microsoft also fixed failings on Windows 11 that were caused by an expired certificate. Because of the expired certificate, features were unable to load. Users were unable to open Snipping Tool, emoji panel, and touch the keyboard. It also affected others, such as getting started and tips and voice typing. Microsoft offered a KB5008295 update to users of Windows 11.
Microsoft partners with NHS
Additionally, Microsoft partnered with other NHS suppliers worldwide to support NHS in its plan to become environmentally friendly. NHS previously warned that climate change would affect healthcare as bad environmental health would cause cancer, heart disease, and asthma. As a result, NHS has a goal to hit Net Zero Carbon emissions by 2045.
Microsoft and other NHS suppliers will help NHS reach its goal by changing its business operations to more sustainable practices.
Meanwhile, Quisitive Tech Solutions, a Microsoft solutions provider, has announced a definitive agreement to acquire Catapult Systems, LLC in Austin, Texas. The move will bring Quisitive revenue to about $160 million.
Protiviti, a long-time partner of Microsoft, has announced the launch of additional services created on top of Microsoft’s compliance manager. These services will allow risk monitoring and continuous control monitoring of the cloud. Protiviti has previously created services with Microsoft to enable other businesses to manage compliance on the multi-cloud.
Former CEO of Microsoft, Bill Gates, sold most of his stock and left the company’s board in 2020. Now, as Microsoft has reached a new market capitalization, it has emerged that Gates could have been wealthier than Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk combined with a net worth of $693 billion.
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