Microsoft to cover Windows 7 with advanced threat service

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Microsoft plans to extend support for its Windows Defender ATP service to devices running older operating systems, including Windows 7.

The decision, announced this week, is a turn-about for Microsoft, which had limited the service to Windows 10 machines. In a post to a company blog, a Microsoft director cited customers’ heterogeneous set-ups to explain the change.

“We know that while in their transition, some [customers] may have a mix of Windows 10 and Windows 7 devices in their environments,” wrote Rob Lefferts of the Windows group’s security and enterprise team. “We want to help our customers achieve the best security possible

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