It's a bit hard to believe, but it's only been one short year since Microsoft introduced Security Essentials
to the world. So, how do you celebrate the first birthday of an anti-malware app that is loved by tens of millions of users? With a cake and a couple of blog posts, of course!
Over at the Windows Team Blog
, they're focused on numbers -- here are few key ones:
- 30 million users in 74 countries
- 366 million threats removed
- Three certifications (ICSA, West Coast Labs, and AV-Test)
They're also reminding readers of the licensing change, which takes place in October: Security Essentials will be free to use in small business and office settings of up to 10 computers
. Also announced: HP is shipping MSE pre-installed on their new Envy laptops
The next version of Microsoft Security Essentials is currently in beta
testing, and it should arrive some time in early 2011.