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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.

skype file is larger

While Microsoft's Skype software is certainly not the best way to send files to contacts, it is without doubt convenient to do so if you are using the software anyway. All you need to do is select a contact and the send file icon, pick a file from the local system to transfer it to […]


onedrive windows 10

Microsoft released a new version of the OneDrive application designed specifically for Windows 10 devices and there specifically for devices with touch capabilities. While Windows 10 ships with an integrated OneDrive sync client already, the new OneDrive application complements that application according to Microsoft. The new OneDrive sync client already comes pre-installed on Windows 10 […]


microsoft security bulletins may 2016

The Microsoft Security Bulletins May 2016 overview provides you with information about the May 2016 Patch Day for Windows and other Microsoft products. The overview lists all security and non-security patches that Microsoft released for client and server versions of the Windows operating system. All link to Microsoft Knowledge Base pages or other resources that […]


microsoft update catalog

Microsoft announced on April 29, 2016 on the official Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) blog that it won't make available some updates via the company's Download Center starting May 10, 2016. When it comes to updates for the Windows operating system, Windows users had several options to download and install the updates that Microsoft created. […]


onedrive referral bonus

Microsoft announced back in 2015 that it made the decision to downgrade OneDrive plans for paying and free users without revealing at that time why it made the decision. The company came clean later by stating publicly that the economics of existing plans were unsustainable, and that it had to change them because of that. […]


microsoft security bulletins april 2016

The Microsoft Security Bulletins overview for April 2016 provides you with detailed information about all security and non-security patches Microsoft released in the past 30 days for client and server versions of Windows, as well as other Microsoft products such as Office. The overview begins with an executive summary highlighting the most important information about […]


security bulletins march 2016 windows update

The Security Bulletins overview for March 2016 provides you with information about security and non-security patches that Microsoft released for supported versions of the Windows operating system and other company products such as Office on the March 2016 Patch Day and after February 2016's Patch Day. It starts with an executive summary listing the most […]


security bulletins february 2016

The Microsoft Security Bulletins overview for February 2016 provides you with detailed information about security and non-security patches that Microsoft released for its Windows operating system and other company products since the January 2016 release. The overview begins with an executive summary listing the most important facts. What follows afterwards is the patch distribution across […]


net- ore

Microsoft's NET Framework has been an integrated component of all recent versions of the Windows operating system. While the actual version of the Framework installed by default differs with every release of Windows, all recent Windows versions have in common that they support Microsoft .Net to a degree. The versions that were to new for […]


microsoft security bulletins january 2016

Welcome to the Microsoft Security Bulletins overview for January 2016. It is the first patch day of the year by Microsoft and also the last day Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system is supported by the company. This means that Windows 8 systems won't receive any more security updates, and that systems that are still running […]


windows 10 telemetry

Microsoft has a track record of being extremely tight lipped when it comes to the decisions it is making. The company expanded this even further with the release of Windows 10 by releasing cumulative updates left and right that don't reveal anything about what is actually being updated. That's not the only thing concerning users […]


onedrive extra storage

Microsoft announced plans last week to increase storage for OneDrive for Business customers to unlimited from the previous 1TB limitation. If that sounds to you, it is because the company announced the same feature for all paying Office 365 customers some time ago only to revoke it afterwards again. Not only did Microsoft reduce storage […]


adware example

Microsoft announced yesterday that it made the decision to improve the browsing experience of users on its Windows platforms by changing its adware policies in regards to those techniques. Adware is without doubt a big problem on desktop computers running Windows. While there are different types of adware available, from programs that display advertisement to […]


onedrive keep your free storage

Microsoft announced back in November 2015 that it would downgrade storage on its cloud hosting service OneDrive for nearly any customer of the service. Paying customers, those subscribed to Office 365 would be limited to 1 Terabyte of storage and no longer be able to take advantage of the unlimited storage offer the company made […]