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What is Microsoft PC Essentials?

Microsoft has classified certain software as “PC Essentials“. These are software which Microsoft feels many end customers may already be using and they may therefore expect to see pre-installed on their new OEM PC.

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Microsoft in Africa : Timeline

Microsoft first opened its office in South Africa in 1992. Since then its been quite an eventful journey for Microsoft in Africa.

Windows 3.0 turns 20!

Windows 3.0 turned 20 on May 22nd, 2010! It was the third major release of Microsoft Windows, and became the first  successful version of Windows & a rival to Apple Macintosh & the Commodore Amiga on the GUI front.

Meet KIN, a new Windows Phone

Microsoft has ushered in the next generation of the social phone with KIN, a new Windows® Phone.  KIN is a new social experience from Microsoft Corp. that combines the phone, online services and the PC.

What makes microsoft.com website tick!?

The Microsoft corporate Web site, Microsoft.com, is one of the largest and most heavily visited sites on the Internet, yet it maintains consistently high availability ratings.

Microsoft launches Windows 7 Test Drive website.

Microsoft has launched the Windows 7 Test Drive site. This site offers developers a chance to get first-hand experience in developing for Windows 7, even if they don’t have Windows 7 installed on their development environment.

Send a Smile or Frown to Microsoft for Office

Looks like sending feedback with Microsoft Office is really easy. And whats more, you can send both positive and negative feedback for Office products like Word, Excel, Access etc. Give feedback about Office to Microsoft The Send-a-Smile tool installs along […]

History of Windows & Internet Explorer

Over the past two decades, Microsoft Windows products have evolved from a single, one-size-fits-all desktop operating system into a diverse family of operating systems and mobile technologies. Today, Windows products help people worldwide achieve their potential at work, home, and […]

Microsoft Security Response Center: MAPP, MEI, MSVR initiatives

In August 2008, the Microsoft Security Response Center  announced three security-related programs – (1) Microsoft Active Protections Program (MAPP); (2) Microsoft Exploitability Index, and; (3) Microsoft Vulnerability Research (MSVR) – that would collectively share more information with partners and customers. […]

Microsoft Research Singularity

Microsoft Research Singularity – A Non-Windows OS

Singularity is a Microsoft Research project to build a highly-dependable microkernel operating system in which the kernel, device drivers, and applications are all written in managed code. More than 90% of the OS kernel is written in Sing#, an extension […]

Windows 7 Client Software Logo Program

The Windows platform has a broad ecosystem of products and partners that supports the platform. Displaying the Windows logo on products represents a relationship and a shared commitment to quality between Microsoft and your company. Windows 7 Client Software Logo […]