Microsoft had been delivering flawless updates these past few months, and the majority of users that deployed Patch Tuesday updates did so without experiencing any issues. Sure, Windows 8.1 Update caused a few installation problems, but that is not a patch, per se. But one of the fixes that the software titan rolled...

Even in this day and age there are some that prefer to wait until the first service pack is out for Microsoft products before deciding to make the plunge. This strategy is usually employed by companies and enterprises. Well, they are in luck, then, because Microsoft has quietly released SP1 for Office 2013. The first...

If you thought Redmond was done with the concept of service packs for its products, think again. While Windows is now almost exclusively updated via Windows Update, other Microsoft products, particularly business solutions, occasionally receive service pack upgrades. The company has just announced that it will release...

A little while back Redmond revealed that Office 2013 licenses would be locked to just a single PC for the lifetime of the product. What this means is that if a computer broke down, it left users with no choice than to purchase a new license, unless the computer was still in warranty. Needless to say, intense...

Eh, every day brings with it new surprises. Microsoft just released Office 2013 and the company’s flagship productivity suite has now made an appearance on its flagship Windows Store, albeit as desktop app. People running the company’s new Windows 8 operating system can now look for and find the new Office suite...

With the official worldwide release of the Office 2013 yesterday, Microsoft has shifted its attention back to software and cloud. In fact, the most recent version of its leading productivity suite is essentially, Office for the Cloud, if nothing else, as it comes attached with 20GB of SkyDrive storage space. And CEO...

Do you know what Microsoft biggest business is?  Most would say without a second thought  “operating systems“, but if you said that, you’d be wrong. If OSs are not the major revenue generating segment for Redmond, then what is?  Well, again it is not all the versions of Windows combined.  It is also not server OSs...

So the really therapeutic thing about my site for me is that it allows me to work out my Microsoft issues in front of thousands of people. When I feel frustration, you see it in the articles, when I’m happy it’s there as well. In this case, it’s a rather minor thing – I had a simple question – what’s the...

Well, my Surface Tablet arrived one day early. It was due on Melbourne Cup Day, a public holiday here in Australia and it was delivered the day before. The packaging was first class. My neighbor an Apple fan suggested Microsoft was emulating Apple in this regard. I unpacked it and sure enough the Touch Cover attached...

One complaint I have is the lack of a Print Screen key function. As an ingrained user of SnagIt (I know you can’t install programs on the Surface) I find the lack of a decent screen capturing a body blow. I know you can use Snipping Tool but this is a poor substitute for SnagIt. On a regular PC running Windows 8 you...