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Microsoft To Start Word Patch Delivery In The US

Microsoft recently lost a patent infringement case in the United States with the court's ruling in favor of software development company tiny i4i. Many websites and blogs proclaimed after the court's ruling […]

Free E-Book: First Look Microsoft Office 2010

It is a little bit more than six months until Microsoft releases the next version of their popular Office suite, Office 2010. Interested users have already the chance to test a beta […]

Microsoft Powerset Adds Semantic Search To Wikipedia

Wikipedia is a popular online encyclopedia that can be a good starting point for research on any subject you may be interested in. What Wikipedia sorely needs is a better search engine […]

Microsoft Beta Downloads Overview

Most tech savvy computer users who visited a technology news website yesterday noticed that Microsoft has released a public beta version of their upcoming Microsoft Office 2010 software product. The beta has […]

Bing Videos And Bing Search Get Updates As Well

Microsoft this time seems to be dead serious to compete at all levels with the seemingly almighty guys at Google, and especially with Google's search engine technology. Several key services over at […]

Bing Maps Gets An Update

Bing Maps has been updated today with several new features and a new look and feel. Most notably in this regard is a new button bar with each button loading a specific […]

Microsoft Customer Service Joins Twitter

Microsoft Support is the official customer service and support channel of the Redmond-based company on the messaging platform Twitter. One of Microsoft's public relations and customer service strategies in recent times seems […]

Free Microsoft Ebook: Deploying Windows 7

With the release of Windows 7 right around the corner Microsoft has released a free ebook called "Deploying Windows® 7 Essential Guidance from the Windows 7 Resource Kit and TechNet Magazine". The […]

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Bing Federated Search Connector For Windows 7

Federated search is one of the new features of Microsoft's Windows 7 operating system. The feature integrates the option to search external data sources from within Windows Explorer in the same way […]

Windows 7: Download WinHlp32.exe to Open Help (hlp) Files

Microsoft has started making cuts in Windows Vista but especially their soon to be released operating system Windows 7. Programs like the email client Outlook Express, Windows Movie Maker or Windows Photo […]

Bing & Ping Preview

The Microsoft Bing development team is trying to distinguish their search engine from Google by adding new features to their search engine. The latest feature that the team is developing goes by […]

Microsoft WebsiteSpark

Microsoft WebsiteSpark is a new program by Microsoft that is offering small web development companies the opportunity to join the program for free to receive web development software and server software coupled […]

How To Join The Microsoft Office Web Apps Technical Preview Right Now

Office Web Apps could be Microsoft's answer to Google Docs. Their intention is to offer the most popular Office applications like Word, Excel and PowerPoint, for free online as web applications giving […]

Office Web Apps (to be) Included Free In Windows Live

Office Web Apps is basically a version of Microsoft Office on the Internet. While it is likely that the initial release will not provide access to the complete functionality of the various […]

Microsoft Will Upgrade Its Bing Search Engine This Fall

Microsoft's introduction of its Bing search engine has revived search engine competition it seems. Bing did receive some praise since its introduction, and Google has since then reacted by offering search engine […]

Host A Windows 7 Launch Party And Get Windows 7 Ultimate For Free

It seems that Microsoft is trying to explore some new ways of promoting their upcoming operating system Windows 7. Other methods of promoting Windows 7 are slowly coming to light next to […]

Office Tabs Brings Tabs To Microsoft Office

Working with multiple open documents in Microsoft Office applications like Microsoft Word or Microsoft Excel is not as comfortable as it can be. The documents are all placed in the same interface […]

Microsoft And Yahoo Finally Strike Deal

Well it seems that both Yahoo and Microsoft have reached an agreement regarding their search deal. You might remember that it has been close to two years that both companies have been […]

Microsoft Page Hunt

Microsoft's new search engine Bing is doing quite well in several search engine marketing studies. It could do better and one interesting idea that the Microsoft researchers had was to create a […]

Improve Internet Eplorer 8 Speed

It takes some time for Internet Explorer 8 to open new tabs on my computer system even if the tab is a blank tab in the beginning. Observant users will notice the […]

Microsoft Reinventing Itself

2008 was Microsoft’s worst year to date in terms of press coverage. In no small part to Vista, Windows Mobile (lack of development), XP downgrade fiasco and not to mention all the […]

Microsoft Office Live Workspace Add-in

Microsoft Office add-ins add a wide variety of features to Microsoft's Office. Most are designed to add functionality to specific programs like Microsoft Word, Excel or Outlook. The Office Live Workspace add-in […]

Apply To Become A Microsoft Office 2010 Tester (US Only)

Microsoft Office 2010 will be the next installment of Microsoft's popular Office suite. We already mentioned Outlook 2010 or more specifically the user protest that Microsoft's decision to use the Word rendering […]

Microsoft Office Word 2007 AutoHistory

One element that is missing in Microsoft's Office Word 2007 program is the ability to manage document revisions. The software program comes with revision tracking features but those do not help that […]

5 Advanced Bing Tips

The coverage of Microsoft's new search engine Bing was quite extensive here on Ghacks but also on many other sites on the Internet. This is going to slow down in the future […]

Join The Experiment: One Week Of Bing Only Searching

What better way to test a new or improved search engine than to be stuck with it for a full week without being able to fall back to other search engines. Bing […]

Install Bing Search In Selected Web Browsers

Microsoft's new search engine Bing has been released to the public earlier today. The reviews have been quite positive so far. Most modern web browsers can be customized by the user. This […]

Microsoft Bing Search Is Live

Microsoft's new search engine has created some buzz since its introduction a few days earlier. The search engine is now live for everyone to test. It has to be noted that Microsoft […]

Microsoft Bing

Any blog and tech site seems to have published an article about Microsoft Bing, the new Microsoft search engine that was formerly known as Kumo. No one except for Microsoft employees and […]

Microsoft Translator For Microsoft Office

Microsoft has released an add-on for Microsoft Office 2003 and Microsoft Office 2007 that adds the company's Live Search Translator tool to the two Office programs. This move replaces the WorldLingo translator, […]

Microsoft Download Portals Overview

Microsoft does not only maintain a public download repository on the Internet but several sites that provide downloads for various company products and services. Many of these download sites offer downloads for […]

Microsoft Office Classic Menu Add-on

If you cannot get used to the ribbon interface of Microsoft Office 2007, 2010, 2013 or 2016 because it does not display all the options needed to do the job in one […]

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Remove Microsoft Groove Folder Synchronization

If you have installed Microsoft Office on a computer system you might have installed a module called Microsoft Groove with it. Microsoft Office Groove was designed for document collaboration "in teams with […]

First Ribbon User Interfaces Begin To Appear

Microsoft introduced a new user interface that  it called the Ribbon in Microsoft Office 2007. It was designed to reduce the number of hierarchical menus in previous versions of Microsoft Office. It […]

Microsoft Phone Data Manager

Microsoft published a beta of the company's newest product Microsoft Phone Data Manager which is tool to synchronize and backup data from supported mobile phones. The contacts data can be synchronized with […]

Microsoft Excel Autobackup

Excel Autobackup is an Microsoft Excel add-in which adds automatic backup capabilities to Excel. The default autosave in Excel is overwriting previous versions of the spreadsheet without asking the user if that […]

Microsoft Office Migration Planning Manager

The Microsoft Office Migration Planning Manager has been designed to aid individuals, administrators and companies to migrate from an earlier version of Microsoft Office to the latest version Microsoft Office 2007. It […]

Microsoft Office Slipstreamer

It has just been a week ago that I reviewed Microsoft Office Integrator, a tool that made it possible to create a new Office installation disk containing all the official Office Service […]

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Remove Hidden Data tool for Office 2003 and Office XP

Much like images that have been created with digital cameras, Word documents contain hidden meta data that reveal information about the author of the document. Documents can also contain additional information, like […]

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Microsoft Task Market

Microsoft Task Market is a new service by Microsoft that copies established services like Get A Freelancer. Task Market brings Task Posters and Task Solvers together. Task Posters are users who need […]


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