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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 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 […]

word 2016 researcher

Microsoft announced two new tools, Researcher and Editor, for Word 2016 today that introduce better research integration and writing assistance. Word 2016 is the newest version of the popular word editing software that is available to Office 365 users and customers who purchased a standalone copy of Office 2016. The update is available today to […]

ondrive photo search

If you happen to store photos on Microsoft's online file hosting and synchronization service OneDrive, you may have noticed already that Microsoft added new features to it recently. Probably the biggest one announced yesterday was the new automatic albums functionality. Basically, what it does is try to group photos based on time and location, and […]

free microsoft ebooks

Microsoft is giving away hundreds of free ebooks currently covering a wide variety of topics that include Windows, Azure, Office, Windows Server, and SharePoint among others. What's particularly interesting about the giveaway is that it features recent publications as well as older ones. The Windows category for instance lists 14 ebooks covering Windows 10, among […]

microsoft security bulletins july 2016

Welcome to the Microsoft Security Bulletins overview for July 2016. The overview covers July's Patch Day, and all patches released by Microsoft on July 12, 2016 for Windows and other company products. It starts with an executive summary that reveals important information about this month's security patches. It is followed by the operating system and […]

microsoft edge save passwords

Microsoft Edge, just like any modern browser, comes with options to save account passwords when you enter them on websites. Microsoft Edge displays a prompt at the bottom of the browser window whenever it recognizes a sign in to a service or website. You may use it to save the password so that it is […]

microsoft security bulletins june 2016

This summary provides you with detailed information about the security bulletins that Microsoft released for its Windows operating system and other company products on June 14, 2016. The guide lists all security and non-security patches, as well as security advisories that Microsoft released since the last patch day on May 10, 2016. Each update is […]

microsoft account passwords

Robyn Hicock of the Microsoft Identity Protection Team published a Password Guidance paper recently in which recommendations are made to IT administrators and users in regards to password security and management. Passwords are widely used on today's Internet, local networks and even individual devices, and while companies have started to develop alternatives, none will replace […]

skype file is larger

While Microsoft's Skype software is certainly not the best way to send files to contacts, it is without doubt convenient to do so if you are using the software anyway. All you need to do is select a contact and the send file icon, pick a file from the local system to transfer it to […]

onedrive windows 10

Microsoft released a new version of the OneDrive application designed specifically for Windows 10 devices and there specifically for devices with touch capabilities. While Windows 10 ships with an integrated OneDrive sync client already, the new OneDrive application complements that application according to Microsoft. The new OneDrive sync client already comes pre-installed on Windows 10 […]