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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 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 […]


march 2017 windows security updates

Our Microsoft Security Updates March 2017 overview informs you about Windows and other Microsoft product updates the company released this month. Microsoft postponed all February 2017 security releases. You can read more about it here. The only security update Microsoft released in February 2017 was for the built-in Adobe Flash Player version. Microsoft released security […]


edge flash player vulnerability

Microsoft announced last week that it would not release security patches on February's Patch Day. In fact, the February Patch Day was canceled completely by the company; a first in the Patch Day's history. Microsoft revealed that it would delay the February Patch Day to the March Patch Day. This means that the February 2017 […]


no february 2017 patch day

In case you have been wondering what is going on with the February 2017 Patch Tuesday that did not happen. Microsoft announced on Tuesday that it would postpone the Patch Day, but did not reveal a date back then. Our top priority is to provide the best possible experience for customers in maintaining and protecting […]


office february 2017 updates

February 2017 Non-Security Office Update Release. Microsoft released non-security patches for Microsoft Office yesterday. The first Tuesday of any month is Office patch day, or more precisely, patch day for non-security patches as security updates are still delivered on the second Tuesday along with Windows and other Microsoft product security updates. Microsoft released 26 non-security […]


microsoft updates january 2017

It is the second Tuesday of the month, and that means it is once again Patch Day over at Microsoft. The company has released security updates and non-security updates for client and server versions of its Windows operating system, as well as for other company products today. Our guide provides you with information on these […]


windows updates december 2016

Microsoft released a batch of updates for company products today as part of the company's monthly Patch Tuesday event. The December 2016 overview of Microsoft's Bulletins provides you with detailed information on all bulletins and related information. This includes, among other things, a list of all security bulletins and their severity rating, information about affected […]


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 […]