Man, what an offbeat week, what an offbeat week, indeed. Nothing major from Microsoft apart from a new hiring, a new board member. But the company itself could not have foreseen some of the events, including a much unexpected raid in China on four of its local offices. Here are some occurrences from the past...

Boy, Microsoft really have to get this naming scheme thing down. A rumor from a Russian site claimed that Windows 8.1 Update 2 was to be released August 12, and that report also revealed its name. Redmond is referring to it as the ‘August update’. Now another report from a fairly reliable sources confirms...