Microsoft had a great year over-all. Let us take you back to what happened every month in 2016. We’ve already gave you the highlights for the past months. If you have not read them yet, check them out!





Here were the highlights in May.


CEO Satya Nadella visited India. He met with entrepreneurs, developers, students, and CEOs of big corporations in the country. Microsoft India hosted an event with Satya Nadella, where he talked about ‘How technology is developing to solve real-world problems and driving India’s transformation’.

Microsoft announced 1,850 jobs to be dismissed in its mobile division as part of its restructuring.

Microsoft will work with Facebook to build a subsea cable across the Atlantic Ocean.

Windows 10

Windows 10 now powers 300 million devices but saw its first decline since launch capturing 14.35% – down from 14.5% from previous month.

Windows 10 market share surpassed Windows 7 in the United States.

Computex 2016

HP announced new OMEN laptops and desktops.

ASUS announced the new Zenbook 3 and Transformer 3.

MSI announced GT83/GT73 Titan SLI,the GS63 Stealth Pro,the GS73 and the MSI Backpack PC.

Dell announced Inspiron 17 7000 2-in-1, the world’s first 17-inch 2-in-1 laptop.

Windows 10 devices

HP introduced refreshed Pavilion Windows 10 devices.

Windows phone market share dropped to 1% worldwide.

Dell Inspiron 11 3000 2-in-1 with Windows 10 announced.

Apps and Games

Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer dethroned by Google Chrome (1) and Mozilla Firefox (2) as the most used web browser.

Vine UWP Windows 10 app released to Windows Store.

WinZip UWP Windows 10 app released to Windows Store.

Default FM Radio app was removed in Windows Store.

New Windows Store UI released to Windows Insiders.

PayPal dropped Windows phone app support.

There you go folks. They were the Microsoft-related highlights of what happened in May 2016. Up next, of course, June! Stay tuned!

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