Category Archive: Cloud

Dec 24 2013

Additional SkyDrive Storage for Windows Phone Users

SkyDrive just got a bit better for Windows Phone users! If you’ve used Windows Phone with your Microsoft account then you should have received an e-mail from Microsoft outlining its appreciation for its Windows Phone users. The good bit in the e-mail is the bit inviting you to claim an additional free 20GB for your …

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Oct 08 2012

Migrated MobileMe Users Receive a One Year Extension on Storage

The title pretty much says it all – if you’re a user who has migrated from MobileMe to iCloud Apple has extended the offer of free storage for another year concluding on 30/09/2013. This means that whatever storage these users had paid for prior to MobileMe being shutdown will continue to be available for no …

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Jul 28 2012

Office 2013 – First Impressions

Last night I decided to try out Office 2013 – perhaps not the smartest thing to do just as the university semester is getting underway but I couldn’t help myself. Anyway, I just wanted to share my first impressions of it with you starting with the installation. First of all, the time between kicking off …

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Jul 19 2012

Microsoft SkyDrive Upgrade

Just a quick note for the SkyDrive users out there. Microsoft SkyDrive application for Windows has received an update but unfortunately the client software doesn’t look like it will automatically update itself. That’s a little disappointing that other Microsoft products use Windows Update as the updating mechanism such as Microsoft Office and Microsoft Security Essentials …

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Jul 09 2012

Free eBook – Introducing Windows Server 2012

Just a quick one for today. For those interested in the server side of Windows then you might want to pick up free digital copy of Introducing Windows Server 2012 here. It’s a leisurely 256 pages spanning five chapters, entitled: The business need for Windows Server 2012, Foundation for building your private cloud, Highly available, easy-to-manage multi-server …

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Apr 24 2012

Reclaim Your Missing SkyDrive Space

Like the old saying, what one hand giveth the other taketh away. Today, Microsoft upgraded its SkyDrive service with some improved functionality including the ability to access it as a drive in Windows Explorer or on your Mac but in doing so it is downsizing the generous 25GB of storage to 7GB. It’s a bit …

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Feb 11 2012

Windows on ARM Comes with Office 15 Baked In

For people seriously considering a Windows 8 tablet as their next tablet OS here is something that might sweeten the deal a bit. While the iPad has built in viewing capabilities for Microsoft Word documents, Excel spreadsheets and PowerPoint slidepacks the ability to edit them as part of the base operating system is absent. The …

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Jan 23 2012

Get Your Bitcasa Invite Here!

Here’s something that might interest those cloud storage enthusiasts out there or people wanting to check things out before migrating their data. If you want to try out Bitcasa which touts as being able to provide “infinite storage on your desktop” then here’s you chance to get an account. Just click here to signup and check …

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Sep 11 2011

Unlimited Photos and Documents for Windows Live SkyDrive

Here’s a quick update for those users of SkyDrive out there (and that includes you too Windows Phone folk). It seems that Microsoft will be uncapping the allowed storage for photos and documents for its SkyDrive cloud storage service. This could be seen as a form of response to Apple’s forthcoming iCloud service (which uses …

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May 13 2011

Google Music Makes its (Beta) Debut

This might have flown under the radar for a lot of people but Google has released its cloud music service (potentially in response to Amazon which released its fully functioning service recently). As you might know, Amazon caused a bit of an upset upon launching its service and delivering songs bought through its online store …

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