Microsoft is backing out of the e-book business to 'streamline' the focus of its Store. It's offering full refunds to customers and plans to remove access to all purchased digital books in July.
Microsoft April 2, 2019
Epic Games confirmed that it partnered with publisher 2K's label Private Division for the distribution of 'The Outer Worlds' via the Epic Games Store. The much-hyped sci-fi RPG from Obsidian Entertainment will only become available on Steam in 2020.
Video Games March 23, 2019
After a one-year waiting period, Apple’s iTunes app has appeared in the Microsoft Store. Microsoft originally announced that the media player and store would be coming to Windows 10 computers in 2017.
Apple April 27, 2018
Google made the Chrome web browser available through the Microsoft Store, but the app was unceremoniously pulled out just a few hours after going live. Microsoft said the Google Chrome Installer App was in violation of existing Store policies.
Apps/Software December 19, 2017
Microsoft has unveiled a new variant of the Surface Book laptop without much fanfare. The company has added various high end specs to the device like Intel Core i7 Processor, 16 GB RAM and 1 TB external storage.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 8, 2017
Microsoft may have to pay consumers $100 as compensation for illegal revelation of several payment card numbers. The company may have to shell out $1.2 million to settle the class action lawsuit that was filed against it in 2015.
Microsoft February 28, 2017
Microsoft slashed $200 off the price of its Lumia 950 XL, now selling the Windows Phone smartphone at $299 for a limited time. The Lumia 950 got a discount too, but it's already out of stock.
Microsoft December 18, 2016
Microsoft HoloLens is now available for preorder in seven new countries in addition to the United States and Canada. It will come in commercial and developer editions and can be purchased directly at Microsoft Stores.
Microsoft December 5, 2016
Microsoft has made the HP Elite x3 available at its physical stores starting today. The Elite x3 is a Windows 10-powered smartphone marketed for business-minded individuals because of its ability to integrate with accessories that give users a full laptop experience.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech October 10, 2016
The free demo of 'Outlast 2' is already available for download across various gaming platforms. It provides a preview to the upcoming first-person thriller, which will be launched in 2017.
Video Games October 5, 2016
The Microsoft Store in the U.S. has put on hold the sale of the HP Elite x3 to address camera and performance issues with the device. The sale of the handset have apparently been halted till Oct. 11.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech September 24, 2016
The stylish Huawei MateBook 2-in-1 is now up for preorder in the U.S. and Canada, available in multiple configurations at different price points. Here's what you need to know about specs, pricing, options and availability.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 21, 2016
Consumers can now get the Microsoft Band 2 at a once-again discounted price of $175. Built with an array of health tracking features, the wearable can be used with Windows, Android and iPhone devices.
Wearable Tech May 5, 2016
Microsoft officially kicked off its attractive new BOGO deal, offering a free Lumia 950 smartphone with the purchase of an unlocked Lumia 950 XL. The deal is now live in the U.S. and Canada, but it won't last long.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 25, 2016
Microsoft is offering a limited period discount of up to $150 on all variants of its Surface 3 tablets. The deal is only valid until April 2, 2016, here's how to get it.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 19, 2016
A message on a Microsoft support website stated that the company is no longer accepting Bitcoins as payment for digital content. Microsoft has now apologized and said that the message is a false one.
Internet March 15, 2016
Microsoft's Surface Book finally hit several major retailers in Europe. Customers from the UK, Germany, Switzerland, France and Austria can now purchase the device at varying prices, depending on their preferred specifications.
Computers February 18, 2016
Customers can now preorder Oculus Rift-ready bundles for PCs through Amazon, Best Buy and the Microsoft Store. Prices range from $1,99.00 to more than $3,000 for each bundle, which includes the virtual reality headset and a desktop computer.
Wearable Tech February 17, 2016
The Asus Transformer Book Flip TP200SA dropped its price on the Microsoft Store, available now at $70 off. Asus put a number of features into the tablet-PC, making it an excellent travel companion with a solid battery life.
Computers December 1, 2015
The Microsoft Store unveiled a special price for the new Asus ZenBook UX305CA. The value for money price of $699 revealed an ultrabook sporting an Intel M3 Skylake SoC, a QHD+ touch screen, and more.
Computers November 28, 2015
Microsoft first interactive retail store in Sydney, Australia, is now open for business. The store will be the home of almost all major Microsoft products that should entice consumers.
Business November 12, 2015
The flagship store will be just a couple of blocks from Apple's store.
Apps/Software October 26, 2015
Microsoft has replenished preorder stock after all Surface Book models were sold out, and the ultimate configuration is now finally available as well. The Surface Book with 1TB SSD, Intel Core i7, 16GB of RAM and dedicated NVIDIA GPU is now up for preorder on the Microsoft Store, but it costs a small fortune.
Computers October 19, 2015
The Nokia Lumia 520 has been in great demand due to its affordable price point, as it's the cheapest smartphone in Microsoft's Windows Phone lineup. The Microsoft Store now makes an offer that's hard to believe, listing a new price tag for the budget handset: slightly less than $8 million, with free shipping included.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech October 16, 2015
The Microsoft Surface Book went up for preorder last week and apparently saw great demand, as all models are now sold out on the Microsoft Store. The 'ultimate laptop,' as Microsoft markets it, is now out of stock with an 'Email me when available' option replacing the preorder button.
Computers October 16, 2015
If you want to preorder the Microsoft Surface Book, that might be a little difficult now. All of the models of Microsoft's first laptop are apparently out of stock in the company's online store.
Computers October 14, 2015
Microsoft seems to have accidentally listed its upcoming Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL smartphones, confirming some high-end specs for the Windows 10 flagships. The listing is for unlocked models, but no pricing is available yet.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech September 30, 2015
Sony may have stopped making VAIO computers more than a year ago, but they're about to make a comeback. VAIO computers will be sold in the U.S. this fall in Microsoft Stores.
Computers August 19, 2015
Consumers can now use their Microsoft account to purchase digital content from the company for its Windows and Xbox platforms using Bitcoins. However, the use of the virtual currency for making purchases is currently limited to the U.S.
Video Games December 12, 2014
Microsoft has 50 retail stores in the United States, the company is aiming to increase this number to 51 before the end of the year with a new store on Fifth Ave, close to Apple's cube.
Business August 7, 2014
Microsoft will hold a one-day tablet sale featuring the Dell Venue 8 Pro that will give consumers savings of as much as $200.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech December 7, 2013
Just in time for the holidays, Microsoft fills the air with Google-bashing products with the opening of its "Scroogled" store.
Business November 22, 2013
Want to test drive Xbox One? Head over to a Microsoft store.
Video Games November 11, 2013