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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.

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 […]


microsoft edge save passwords

Microsoft Edge, just like any modern browser, comes with options to save account passwords when you enter them on websites. Microsoft Edge displays a prompt at the bottom of the browser window whenever it recognizes a sign in to a service or website. You may use it to save the password so that it is […]


microsoft security bulletins june 2016

This summary provides you with detailed information about the security bulletins that Microsoft released for its Windows operating system and other company products on June 14, 2016. The guide lists all security and non-security patches, as well as security advisories that Microsoft released since the last patch day on May 10, 2016. Each update is […]


microsoft account passwords

Robyn Hicock of the Microsoft Identity Protection Team published a Password Guidance paper recently in which recommendations are made to IT administrators and users in regards to password security and management. Passwords are widely used on today's Internet, local networks and even individual devices, and while companies have started to develop alternatives, none will replace […]


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 […]