Windows 10 Technical Preview now available
October 1, 2014 – 18:36 | No Comment
Windows 10 Technical Preview now available

Microsoft has released the Windows 10 Technical Preview (64-bit build), an early look at the next generation of Windows with some major new features.
The Start Menu is back with a Windows 8 twist, live tiles …

Microsoft unveils Word, Excel and PowerPoint for iPad 1.1, adds user-requested features
August 1, 2014 – 07:39 | Comments Off
Microsoft unveils Word, Excel and PowerPoint for iPad 1.1, adds user-requested features

Microsoft has unveiled the first major update to its stable of iPad Office apps with the release of Word for iPad 1.1, Excel for iPad 1.1 and PowerPoint for iPad 1.1.
All three apps gain exclusive …

Google Chrome 64-bit Beta released, edges closer to final Windows release
July 31, 2014 – 08:05 | Comments Off
Google Chrome 64-bit Beta released, edges closer to final Windows release

Google has moved its dedicated 64-bit Windows build of Chrome one step closer to its final release with the launch of Google Chrome 37.0 Beta (64-bit). The new release requires Windows 7 64-bit or later …

Internet Explorer Developer Channel adds GamePad, WebDriver support
June 19, 2014 – 07:12 | Comments Off
Internet Explorer Developer Channel adds GamePad, WebDriver support

Microsoft has unveiled Internet Explorer Developer Channel, a special preview version of the browser which includes upcoming developer-oriented features and extended standards support.
One major highlight of this release is that it’s packaged as an App-V …

Microsoft OneNote for Mac 15.1 adds new features, still lags behind Windows version
May 2, 2014 – 07:39 | Comments Off
Microsoft OneNote for Mac 15.1 adds new features, still lags behind Windows version

Microsoft has released OneNote for Mac 15.1, the first major update to its note-taking tool that was released back in March.
Version 15.1 comes with printing support, a new Format Painter tool and support for embedding …

Fix .NET 4.5/ 4.5.1 issues with Microsoft .NET Framework Repair Tool 1.2
April 29, 2014 – 04:38 | Comments Off
Fix .NET 4.5/ 4.5.1 issues with Microsoft .NET Framework Repair Tool 1.2

Microsoft has updated its .NET Framework Repair Tool to version 1.2, adding the ability to detect and fix issues with .NET Framework 4.5 and 4.5.1.
As with previous releases, the Repair Tool can only address MSI-installed …

Stardock Start8 1.4 update ensures compatibility with Windows 8.1 Update 1
April 3, 2014 – 11:00 | Comments Off
Stardock Start8 1.4 update ensures compatibility with Windows 8.1 Update 1

Stardock Corporation has released Start 8 1.4, a minor update to its Windows 8 Start button and menu replacement tool. There are no new features in version 1.4, just a series of bug fixes and …

Microsoft launches Office for iPad
March 27, 2014 – 18:09 | Comments Off
Microsoft launches Office for iPad

It’s taken a very long time, but today, finally, Microsoft unveiled Office for iPad.
Despite the name, Office for iPad is three separate apps – Word, Excel and PowerPoint – which are individually available in the …

Microsoft OneNote launches on Mac, now free across all platforms
March 17, 2014 – 17:13 | Comments Off
Microsoft OneNote launches on Mac, now free across all platforms

Microsoft has released a Mac version of its OneNote tool to sit alongside the existing Windows release. It has also made OneNote free across all platforms, including Windows desktop as well as mobile, although some …

UPDATED: Microsoft rebrands SkyDrive as OneDrive, updates apps and offers bonus storage
February 20, 2014 – 07:10 | Comments Off
UPDATED: Microsoft rebrands SkyDrive as OneDrive, updates apps and offers bonus storage

Those SkyDrive users who haven’t been following the news may get a bit of a surprise today: Microsoft’s cloud-based backup, sync and sharing service has officially renamed itself OneDrive after losing its trademark dispute with …

Latest Kingsoft Office Suite Free 2013 update enables document saves in latest Word and Excel formats
January 2, 2014 – 08:14 | Comments Off
Latest Kingsoft Office Suite Free 2013 update enables document saves in latest Word and Excel formats

Kingsoft Software has seen in the New Year with major updates to its range of free and paid-for office suites for Windows. Despite minor version number changes, Kingsoft Office Suite Free 2013 users gain the …