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Microsoft Corporation was founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen back in 1975. The company gained traction in the PC market thanks to its MS-DOS operating system which was followed by Microsoft Windows, a graphical user interface that established the company’s domination in the home PC market.

Microsoft today is best know for the Windows operating system and Microsoft Office, the company’s Office suite, and several other services that the company either created and published by itself, like the Bing search engine, the browser Internet Explorer and the file synchronization service SkyDrive, or acquired like the messaging software Skype.

Microsoft recently began to invest heavily into the smartphone market, where it tries to gain traction with Windows Phone, and the tablet device market with the release of its first first party tablet device to the public, the Surface.

We cover all Microsoft related news here. If you are looking for Windows news, check out the category listing at the top instead as we handle it separately from other Microsoft related news. Below you find news about Microsoft products such as SkyDrive, Skype, Bing or Microsoft Office.

microsoft december update previews

Microsoft has just released preview patches for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 which interested users and administrators can download for preview testing before they are pushed out via Windows Update on the second Tuesday of December. The company changed how updates are made available for Windows 7 and 8.1 systems recently; it switched from releasing […]


security updates guide

Microsoft announced on yesterday's Patch Tuesday for November that it plans to retire the publication of Security Bulletins in January 2017. Security bulletins like MS16-129 reveal information about patched vulnerabilities. This includes information about the vulnerability, affected software, severity ratings, deployment information and more. The company has created a new portal called Security Updates Guide […]


windows updates november 2016

Yes, it is this time of the month again. Microsoft just released updates for all client and server versions of Windows and other company products. Our Microsoft Security Bulletins November 2016 provides you with information so that you can prioritize updates for deployment, or find out what they do before installing them. The overview begins […]


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Microsoft has released the three new updates KB3192403, KB3192404, and KB3192406 as optional for Windows 7 Service Pack 1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, Windows Server 2012, and Windows Server 2012 R2. The company changed the updating process significantly in October for Windows 7 and Windows 8 client operating systems, and Windows […]


microsoft update catalog

Just a quick heads up for those users and system administrators who are tired of accessing the Microsoft Update Catalog in Internet Explorer or using the workaround to use other browsers: the site is now working in any modern browser. Simply point your web browser to the main address -- http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Home.aspx -- and the site […]


microsoft security updates october 2016

Microsoft released updates for supported operating systems and other company products on today's patch day. This guide provides you with information on the patches and related information. It covers all security and non-security updates that Microsoft released, plus additional information and links that may prove useful. It begins with an executive summary highlighting the most […]


microsoft security bulletins september 2016

The following guide provides you with information about Microsoft's September 2016 Patch Day covering all security updates and non-security patches. Microsoft publishes security patches on the second Tuesday of each month that fix security issues in Microsoft Windows and other company products. This month, the updates were released on September 13, 2016. The overview starts […]


microsoft update catalog

The following guide provides you with information on how to download updates from Microsoft's Update Catalog service without using Internet Explorer. Microsoft made several changes to updates and how updates are delivered when it released windows 10. The company started to publish cumulative updates for Windows 10 for instance, and announced recently that it would […]


onedrive pause sync

Microsoft released an update for its OneDrive for Windows desktop client yesterday that introduces a new pause feature for home and business versions of OneDrive. The OneDrive desktop client offered no options to pause the syncing of files up until now. This meant that you had to terminate the whole program to stop if from […]


windows update-security bulletins august 2016

The following overview provides you with information on all security bulletins and updates that Microsoft released in August 2016. Microsoft releases security patches on the second Tuesday of each month. This month, the updates were released on August 9, 2016. The overview begins with an executive summary listing the most important information. It is followed […]


word 2016 researcher

Microsoft announced two new tools, Researcher and Editor, for Word 2016 today that introduce better research integration and writing assistance. Word 2016 is the newest version of the popular word editing software that is available to Office 365 users and customers who purchased a standalone copy of Office 2016. The update is available today to […]


ondrive photo search

If you happen to store photos on Microsoft's online file hosting and synchronization service OneDrive, you may have noticed already that Microsoft added new features to it recently. Probably the biggest one announced yesterday was the new automatic albums functionality. Basically, what it does is try to group photos based on time and location, and […]


free microsoft ebooks

Microsoft is giving away hundreds of free ebooks currently covering a wide variety of topics that include Windows, Azure, Office, Windows Server, and SharePoint among others. What's particularly interesting about the giveaway is that it features recent publications as well as older ones. The Windows category for instance lists 14 ebooks covering Windows 10, among […]


microsoft security bulletins july 2016

Welcome to the Microsoft Security Bulletins overview for July 2016. The overview covers July's Patch Day, and all patches released by Microsoft on July 12, 2016 for Windows and other company products. It starts with an executive summary that reveals important information about this month's security patches. It is followed by the operating system and […]