Microsoft has just released the Windows 10 Insider Preview Fast ring build for this week, with Windows 10 build 17040 now available for users enrolled in this channel of the preview program. It is the first once since last Wednesday when the software titan launched build 17035. As detailed, this new releases...

If you thought Microsoft was done announcing exciting stuff after the Windows 10 event, then make way for more. Office 2016 has just gone official, the next full version of the productivity suite. It has been in the news for months now, and even leaked out in beta form. But the company has been testing this...

From the cautious letdowns of the past week, to the pleasant highs of this one. The year’s IFA has been the reason of much joy in terms of new mobile devices, smartphones and tablets. An array of new hardware has already been unveiled, with more slated over the next few days. Here are some of the highlights...

An absolute cornerstone of Microsoft’s dominance in the technology world, Office is currently in the process of getting a touch optimized makeover. This, we have known, for well over a year now. And although we caught an early glimpse of this version at BUILD 2014, a few new screenshots that have recently...

Unlike some other companies (not just in technology) that create winning ads one after another, Microsoft have a tendency of rolling out some humdrum commercials, every once in a while. But when they create a winning clip, they throw it out of the park! This new ads for Internet Explorer is another triumph,...

There are some that believe that the classic Microsoft experience is still not complete on touch. Sure, the company has released a couple of flavors of its Office productivity suite. But they are not overly optimized for touch based usage. Work, however, still continues at Redmond on the true touch optimized...

Acer. The hardware company that lives in the hearts and minds of Windows 8 users. Or not. The company has made some radical choices in the past, starting with its unadulterated criticism of Microsoft’s newest operating system. But another totally out of the ordinary thing Acer has done is gone on to create...

Considering just how big a company Microsoft is, some circles criticize it for not innovating enough. But it’s hard to truly innovate when you have so much catching up to do. Regardless, Redmond has made several important leaps in these past couple of years. And at the same time, the technology titan is...

While Redmond has, so far, been awfully coy about its operating system strategy, the company is nowhere near as discreet about what is next for the Office suite of productivity applications. Every once in a while we hear senior Microsoft executives talk about what’s next for Office users. The company is said...

There are some that believe that in going full touch on its operating systems, Microsoft might have put the desktop on the backburner. While it may seem like so on first look, the reality is quite different. The upcoming Windows 8.1 Update 1 puts the focus back on the desktop for keyboard/mouse users with the...