Microsoft launches Office 2016 for Mac, available now for Office 365 subscribers

Microsoft launched the first public preview of its Office 2016 suite for Mac earlier this year, and has continued to improve it with regular updates. But today, the new generation of Microsoft’s productivity applications exited the preview phase, with the official launch of Office 2016 for Mac in 139 countries and 16 languages. Microsoft said today that the preview was …

Microsoft redesigns Bing Maps, adds a bunch of new features

Microsoft has announced that it has redesigned Bing Maps and that it is adding a bunch of new features to the service. The updates, which you can try out here, are now live in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, India, Indonesia, Malaysia and South Africa; Microsoft says that they will be rolling out the updates to …

Microsoft Garage’s experimental Surface Pro 3 dock that supports portrait orientation

Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 is a robust device that can easily work as a replacement for your desktop or laptop. While Microsoft does offer a traditional landscape docking station, the Microsoft ‘Garage’ team has created an experimental portrait VESA mounted dock for the Surface Pro 3. The idea for the custom mount came from program manager …

Some details on Cortana’s integration into Office 365 in Windows 10

Microsoft wants to transform Cortana from an interesting feature into an indispensable assistant and that’s why the company is working to integrate her into Office 365. The new synergy is available in thelatest build of Windows 10 and Microsoft has now detailed some of these new capabilities. We’ve known for a long time that Microsoft wants …

Microsoft is now official technology partner of NASCAR

Microsoft has been boosting its brand awareness in recent months with a series of high-profile partnerships and sponsorship deals. The latest example has been announced today, as the company has teamed up with NASCAR, along with 11-time Sprint Cup Series champions Hendrick Motorsports. Microsoft is now an Official Technology Partner of NASCAR, and a ‘major technology …

Microsoft talks about ever smaller Windows 10 PCs, including one inside a power adapter

In the never-ending quest to put Windows on absolutely everything, from the very large to the very small, Microsoft has unveiled a few new form factors they expect to see Windows 10 running on, designed especially for connecting to big screen HDTVs and staying out of sight. These were briefly discussed during their Computex 2015 …

Modern Skype for Windows is being killed off; desktop version is the future

Microsoft is retiring the Metro, Windows-style, Modern Skype app, found on Windows 8, 8.1 and still downloadable in Windows 10. This touch-friendly Skype app was first launched alongside Microsoft’s Windows 8 OS, when the company decided that “Modern” apps were the future and that desktop apps would eventually be abandoned. But it looks like the Windows-maker is backtracking …

Microsoft launches an 8.9-inch Windows tablet in Spain (no, not the Surface mini) [Update]

Microsoft has launched a new 8.9-inch Windows tablet – but if you were hoping that the company had finally got around to launching its unreleased Surface mini, you’re out of luck. Besides, the mini had an 8-inch display, whereas this device is slightly larger – and unless you’re a big fan of the Real Madrid football …