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 October.


Germany-based B2X is now the new customer service support for Lumia and feature phones.

Band 3 was cancelled.

Microsoft Event

Windows 10 Creators Update was announced.

Lenovo, Dell, HP, Asus, and Acer will ship Windows 10 compatible VR headsets.

Paint will be overhauled for Windows 10 and will be called Paint 3D.

Refreshed Surface Book (Performance Base) was announced.

Surface added a new family member – Surface Studio. A 28″ AIO PC packs with 6th gen Intel Core i5/i7 processor, 32GB RAM, up to 2TB Rapid Hybrid Drive and NVidia Geforce 980M. To complete the experience, it comes with Surface Dial, Surface Mouse, Surface Pen, and Surface Keyboard/Ergonomic Keyboard.

Windows 10

Windows 10 Anniversary Update was released to Surface Hub.

Windows 10 Anniversary Update now 76% of all Windows 10 devices.

Windows 10 devices

New York Police Department has completed the upgrade of their 36,000 Windows phones to Windows 10 Mobile.

Apps and Games

Cortana now has 130 million active users.

eBay abandoned its Windows Phone app. Windows 10 app was released to Windows Store.

FIFA 17 Mobile Windows 10 Mobile app was released to Windows Store.

Instagram for Windows 10 PC and tablets was released to Windows Store.

UK bank Natwest Windows 10 app was released to Windows Store.

Amazon’s Kindle app was removed from Windows Store.

Messenger for Windows 10 PC and tablets gained Video and Audio calling feature.

More than 100,000 apps with no age ratings were removed from Windows Store.

There you go folks. They were the Microsoft-related highlights of what happened in October 2016. Stay tuned for next!