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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.

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 […]


kb3192403 kb3192404 kb3192406

Microsoft has released the three new updates KB3192403, KB3192404, and KB3192406 as optional for Windows 7 Service Pack 1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, Windows Server 2012, and Windows Server 2012 R2. The company changed the updating process significantly in October for Windows 7 and Windows 8 client operating systems, and Windows […]


microsoft update catalog

Just a quick heads up for those users and system administrators who are tired of accessing the Microsoft Update Catalog in Internet Explorer or using the workaround to use other browsers: the site is now working in any modern browser. Simply point your web browser to the main address -- http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Home.aspx -- and the site […]


microsoft security updates october 2016

Microsoft released updates for supported operating systems and other company products on today's patch day. This guide provides you with information on the patches and related information. It covers all security and non-security updates that Microsoft released, plus additional information and links that may prove useful. It begins with an executive summary highlighting the most […]


microsoft security bulletins september 2016

The following guide provides you with information about Microsoft's September 2016 Patch Day covering all security updates and non-security patches. Microsoft publishes security patches on the second Tuesday of each month that fix security issues in Microsoft Windows and other company products. This month, the updates were released on September 13, 2016. The overview starts […]


microsoft update catalog

The following guide provides you with information on how to download updates from Microsoft's Update Catalog service without using Internet Explorer. Microsoft made several changes to updates and how updates are delivered when it released windows 10. The company started to publish cumulative updates for Windows 10 for instance, and announced recently that it would […]


onedrive pause sync

Microsoft released an update for its OneDrive for Windows desktop client yesterday that introduces a new pause feature for home and business versions of OneDrive. The OneDrive desktop client offered no options to pause the syncing of files up until now. This meant that you had to terminate the whole program to stop if from […]


windows update-security bulletins august 2016

The following overview provides you with information on all security bulletins and updates that Microsoft released in August 2016. Microsoft releases security patches on the second Tuesday of each month. This month, the updates were released on August 9, 2016. The overview begins with an executive summary listing the most important information. It is followed […]