April Fools' Day 2015 has arrived, and Microsoft is already making a lot of waves with its MS-DOS Mobile app. However, that's not all the company is doing to celebrate the day. Here's a look at what Microsoft and other Windows-related companies are doing to loosen up today.
Shake to Save on OneDrive (New)
The OneDrive crew took to Twitter to share their joke: Shake to Save. The idea is you take a selfie and then shake your phone at the clouds to save it to OneDrive. Although it sounds kind of lame, the video they posted was quite funny.
Cute Cloud on Bing.com
The Internet is already flooded with cute cats pictures and videos, so Microsoft decided to up the ante with the "Cute Cloud" page on Bing, with links to image search results feature lots of cute cats and other animals. The Bing.com homepage in the US has a video clip of three adorable kittens today as well.
Clippy is now available as open source for today only
Yes, you can download the C++ code used to create the annoying Office assistant for today only on the GitHub website
Office for Cats 2016 preview
Continuing the "cute cats" theme, the Office Twitter page says that it has released a 2016 preview of a suite of apps for cats like "PowerPounce, OneNap and Meow." Spoiler alert: There are no real downloads for this.
Bing UK launches Palm Search technology
If you live in the UK, your version of Bing is now enabled with "Palm Search" technology, where you place your hand on the screen to search for stuff with your brain. Actually, that's not true but it does sound cool.
Outlook.com's new ground service
The Outlook.com Twitter page has announced this "new" ground service for emails. Somehow, we don't think this will catch on.
Tweetium's April Fools' Day features
Our favorite third-party Windows Phone and Windows 8.1 app Tweetium has some special April Fools' Day features for people who both love and hate the day.
Download Tweetium for Windows Phone 8.1 ($2.99, buy once, buy everywhere)
Download Tweetium for Windows 8.1 ($2.99, buy once, buy everywhere)
Skype's non-April Fools' Day
Skype's Twitter feed tries to launch an April Fools' Day joke but then decides it's not worth the bother.
Did we miss any official Microsoft April Fool's Day jokes or gags? Let us know in comments and we'll add it later!