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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 office viewer

Microsoft maintains a list of viewer applications for some of its Microsoft Office applications that Windows users may run to read documents without having Office or a compatible third-party Office solution installed on a Windows machine. The viewer applications were released at a time when Microsoft switched the default format of its Office applications, so […]


windows security updates november 2017

Microsoft released security updates for Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, and other company products on the November 2017 Patch Day. This guide provides end users and system administrators with information on all security and non-security updates, and security advisories that Microsoft released since the October 2017 Patch Day. It offers an Excel spreadsheet that lists all […]


office november 2017 patch day

Microsoft released non-security updates for all supported versions of the company's Microsoft Office software product yesterday to the public. The company publishes non-security Office updates on the first Tuesday of each month, and then a week later security updates for Windows and Office. This month saw the release of updates for Office 2007, 2010, 2013 […]


gpsearch group policy search

The Windows Group Policy is a powerful tool in the arsenal of Windows administrators and also individual users who run professional editions of the operating system. It can be used to configure policies that often provide better customization options than what the Windows Settings offer.  Many features or settings are only available as policies or […]


outlook.com security

Microsoft introduced Outlook.com Premium in 2016 as a paid upgrade for existing Outlook customers to take advantage of additional functionality. Outlook.com Premium was available for $19.99 for a limited promotional period, and for $49.99 per year afterwards. It removed all advertisement from the Outlook.com online service, added support for custom email addresses to Outlook, and […]


microsoft october 2017 security updates

Microsoft released security updates for the company's Windows operating system, and other company products on the October 2017 Patch Tuesday. Our monthly series provides you with information on Microsoft's Patch Day. It features an overview of all security and non-security updates that Microsoft released since the last Patch day in September 2017. The monthly guide […]


office october 2017 updates

Microsoft released a batch of non-security patches for Microsoft Office 2013 and Microsoft Office 2016 on the October 2017 Office Patch day. The following guide provides a list of all patches that Microsoft released for supported Office versions. Each listing includes a description of the changes of the patch, as well as links to Microsoft […]


grove spotify

Microsoft announced plans today to discontinue the company's Groove Music Pass music streaming service, and music purchases in the Windows Store. The company partnered up with the music streaming service Spotify to give users of its services an option to migrate to the service beginning as early as this week. Microsoft plans to shut down […]


onedrive update webui

Microsoft announced a big list of changes that it plans to launch to the company's file synchronization and storage service OneDrive. The upcoming improvements were revealed during the 2017 Microsoft Ignite conference. The changes can be divided into Enterprise and business changes, and changes for users who are using OneDrive on their devices or online. […]


microsoft 365 f1

Microsoft unveiled the three Microsoft 365 solutions Microsoft 365 F1, Microsoft 365 Education and Microsoft 365 for Nonprofits today at the Ingite 2017 conference. The company launched Microsoft 365 back in July in two editions: Microsoft 365 Enterprise and Microsoft 365 Business. All three editions have in common that they are subscription-based services that provide […]


windows security updates september 2017

Security updates for all supported versions of Microsoft Windows and other Microsoft products have been released on September 12, 2017. This guide offers extensive information on the release; important to get a clearer picture on what has been released this month, and how the updates should be deployed. It begins with an executive summary that […]


office 2013 2016 september 2017 updates

Microsoft released a whole batch of non-security updates for Microsoft Office 2013 and Microsoft Office 2016 on September 5, 2017. The updates are available via Windows Update, and also as individual downloads on Microsoft's Download Center website and the Microsoft Update Catalog website. Note that it is recommended to only install updates of Office applications […]


windows update august 2017

Microsoft released security updates for all supported versions of Microsoft Windows and other company products on August 8, 2017. This guide provides you with detailed information on these updates. It lists the products that are affected by vulnerabilities, and starts with an Executive Summary that highlights the most important bits of information. The operating system […]


windows 10 1703 kb4032188

Microsoft released KB4032188 today, a new cumulative update for Windows 10 Version 1703, the Creators Update version of the Windows 10 operating system. The cumulative update is already distributed through Windows Update, and also available as a standalone download at the Microsoft Update Catalog website. The update brings the version of the operating system to […]


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 […]