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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.

anniversary update winver

Microsoft confirmed to Zdnet yesterday that it will support PCs with Intel's Clover Trail processor with security updates until 2023. We revealed on Tuesday that devices with Intel Clover Trail processors cannot be upgraded from an earlier version of Windows 10 to the Creators Update version of the operating system (or any future update like […]


onedrive version history

Microsoft announced today that it is expanding support for OneDrive's version history feature to all file types stored by the service. OneDrive supported the restoration of document file formats by using the service's version history feature up until recently. Today's roll out brings support for the recovery of any file type to OneDrive. Microsoft notes […]


microsoft free ebooks

Microsoft is doing it again; the company is giving away (for free) an entire collection of ebooks covering major Microsoft products such as Windows, Windows Server, Microsoft Office, Exchange Server, and a lot more. All that it takes is to visit the official giveaway page hosted on Eric Ligman's blog on MSDN, and start downloading […]


windows updates july 2017

Microsoft released security updates for all supported versions of Microsoft Windows and other company products on July 11, 2017. The following guide provides you with in-depth information on the July 2017 Microsoft Patch Day. It starts with an executive summary that covers important to-know bits about the updates. What follows is the distribution of updates […]


microsoft office july 2017 non security updates

Microsoft has just released non-security updates for Microsoft Office 2013 and 2016; a day later than anticipated because of 4th of July in the US. Only non-security Office updates get released by Microsoft on the first Tuesday of the month. That's the reason why you don't see patches for Office 2007 or Office 2010 as […]


windows 10 features delayed

Microsoft announced a while ago that it plans to release two feature updates for its Windows 10 operating system per year. This year -- 2017 -- saw the release of the Windows 10 Creators Update back in March, and will see the release of the Fall Creators Update in September/October (anyone wondering if Microsoft will […]


onedrive no ntfs

OneDrive users who have picked a non-NTFS location as the file storage for Microsoft's cloud synchronization and storage service OneDrive, receive notifications currently that using OneDrive on any non-NTFS location does not work anymore. Users who have used OneDrive on Fat32 or REFS storage locations receive the following message when they start their PC or […]


KB4022716

Microsoft released the update KB4022716 for the Windows 10 Creators Update version of Windows 10 yesterday evening. The cumulative update brings the version of the operating system to 15063.447, and is available through Windows Update and the Microsoft Update Catalog. Microsoft classifies the update as a quality update; it contains no security updates and introduces […]


Office 2007 support ends on October 10, 2017

Microsoft announced that the company's support for Microsoft Office 2007 will end on October 10, 2017, a little over three months from now. Office 2007 was the first version of the office suite that featured the Ribbon interface instead of toolbars and menus. It was also the version of Office in which the new Office […]


microsoft june 2017 patch day

Microsoft released updates, security and non-security, on June 13, 2017 for all supported versions of Microsoft Windows, and other products.The number of supported operating system versions shrank by one as Vista support ended back in April 2017. The same is true for the Windows 10 RTM version which is also no longer supported. The following […]


docs.com shutdown

Microsoft announced today that it plans to shut down the company's Docs.com Office document sharing service on December 15, 2017. Docs.com started out as a cooperation between Microsoft and Facebook in April 2010. Created using Microsoft's Office Web Apps platform, it allowed Facebook users to create, edit, and share Microsoft Office documents. The editors integrated […]


skype preview

Microsoft announced a moment ago that it has released a preview version of the "next generation of Skype" which changes the software dramatically. Released initially only for Android, but promised to land for iOS, Windows and Mac OS X later on, the new Skype Preview app is all about creating, playing, sharing, and "doing more" […]


microsoft updates may 2017

Microsoft released security updates, and non-security updates, for all supported versions of Microsoft Windows and other company products on the May 2017's Patch Day. Windows Vista support ended last month, and this is the first month without Windows Vista updates. Coincidentally, May 9th, 2017 is also the day that support for the Windows 10 RTM […]


Microsoft released security updates, and non security updates for all supported versions of Microsoft Windows and other company products today. The April 2017 Patch Tuesday is special. First, because it marks the end of Windows Vista's extended support phase. Microsoft won't release security updates for Windows Vista officially anymore. Second, it marks the beginning of […]


net framework 4.7

Microsoft released the .NET Framework 4.7 on April 6th, 2017 for all supported operating systems featuring bug fixes and improvements. The new version of the Microsoft .NET Framework is included in the Windows 10 Creators Update. It is also available for the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, Windows 8.1, and Windows 7 Service Pack 1 on […]


security update guide issue

Microsoft announced a while ago that it plans to do away with the two-decade old security bulletin release scheme, and switch over to the Security Update Guide service instead for update information. Planned for February 2017 initially, the change was postponed. We don't know why, but the postponing of security update releases for Windows and […]