Here are all of the Microsoft-related April Fools' Day gags worth seeing

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.

Shake to Save on OneDrive

Cute Cloud

Cute Cloud on

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 homepage in the US has a video clip of three adorable kittens today as well.

Cute Cloud page on Bing


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

Clippy source code at GitHub

Office For Cats 2015

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.

Office Cats on Twitter

Bing UK Palm Search

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.

Palm Search for Bing in the UK

Outlook Ground's new ground service

The Twitter page has announced this "new" ground service for emails. Somehow, we don't think this will catch on. on Twitter


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.

Skype on Twitter

Did we miss any official Microsoft April Fool's Day jokes or gags? Let us know in comments and we'll add it later!

John Callaham