Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Microsoft Windows 7 pricing deals spark interest and controversy

In a recent post on his ZDNet blog, Ed Bott reported that he had uncovered details confirming both the availability and the price of the Windows 7 Family Pack and three Anytime Upgrade products for Windows 7 in a couple of inadvertently posted Web pages. That blog sparked quite a bit of interest in the following days as the story spread across the Internet via quotes and links. It seems that a lot of people are interested in finding out whether Microsoft is going to continue offering pricing deals, like the special, time-limited offer, Windows 7 preorder campaign, in order to help users feel compensated for all the pain caused by Vista.

In this edition of the Windows Vista and Windows 7 Report, I'll take a look at the Windows pricing already revealed by Microsoft recently on The Windows Blog.