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...

Windows Phone 8 users can now remotely control Office using their smartphones, thanks to a newly developed and launched app from Microsoft that goes by the name of Office Remote. This new client allows users to navigate Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents on a Windows 7 or Windows 8 PC from their handset, and...

As has been the case in the past couple of Patch Tuesday updates released this year, a few faulty and botched updates slipped through quality control at Redmond earlier this week. News first came out yesterday that some of the fixes were causing trouble on a variety of Windows installations, from Windows XP to Vista,...

Small is in. After dabbing their hands with tablets sporting (comparatively) larger display sizes, Microsoft along with its partners is shifting focus towards smaller slates. 8-inch or smaller tablets running Windows RT 8.1 are another matter entirely, but hardware vendors are developing smaller x86 tablets that run...

Microsoft has just announced that the Surface Pro will go on sale in Japan on June 7, and perhaps unsurprisingly, the localized version of the tablet comes with a couple of interesting changes. The most evident of which is that the technology titan has decided to drop the 64GB unit in Japan, and instead launch a...

Word on the street is (pun always intended) is that Microsoft is currently working on Gemini, a new set of updates for its Office productivity suite. This new version is said to include dedicated builds for Windows 8.1. Microsoft’s roadmap for its Office releases suggests that the productivity suite is very likely to...

Microsoft sure is quick to launch dedicated websites. Not that it’s a bad thing. In fact, this one was pretty much essential considering just how many users and businesses are still on Windows XP. If there is one thing Redmond would like to see dead, it’s Windows XP. The 11-year-old operating system is still going...