For example, customers who subscribed to Windows 10 Enterprise E3 and E5 as well as Secure Productive Enterprise E3 and E5, can now upgrade their Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 PCs and devices to Windows 10 without the need to purchase separate upgrade licenses.
Microsoft has shown its support for e-books several times in the past, launching support for the EPUB file type (needed to read many texts) on Microsoft Edge.
Windows 10 Enterprise E3 and E5 are two new subscription plans for Windows Enterprise that Microsoft introduced last summer.
But it will also bring upgrades for 3D modelling, virtual reality support, gaming, and social media.
Microsoft demonstrated that "exploit mitigation techniques in Windows 10 Anniversary Update, which was released months before these zero-day attacks, managed to neutralize not only the specific exploits but also their exploit methods".
"The Windows 10 upgrade licenses issued via this new offer are perpetual and associated with specific devices". Much like Office 365, the company is licensing Windows 10 in E3 and E5 tiers, with prices starting at $7 for E3 and $14 for E5.
Microsoft has disparaged Windows 7, arguing that it is based on old security architecture.
Milad Aslaner, senior product manager at Microsoft Germany, warned in a blog post (in German) that in less than three years, on January 14, 2020, all Windows 7 support will come to an end, with no more security updates and no more technical support from Microsoft after that date.
"Today, (Windows 7) does not meet the requirements of modern technology, nor the high security requirements of IT departments", Markus Nitschke, head of Windows at Microsoft Germany, said in the blog post, which we translated to English via Google Translate.
However, Microsoft has a new information as to why users must upgrade to Windows 10 the soonest possible time so to persuade users to perform an update. The said operating system automatically runs updates.
Since then, Windows 7 has been migrating more and more onto the siding, as is shown by the continuously declining number of users.
Ending of support has not yet been made official by Microsoft, but while Minecraft may be about to lose one platform it's set to gain another.