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Microsoft partners with GoDaddy to deliver Office 365 to small businesses

Microsoft partners with GoDaddy to deliver Office 365 to small businesses

Michael Archambault 16

When it comes to running a small business, any help is good help. Spending time on trivial matters like getting your email up and running or making sure you can access the documents you need whenever and from wherever you need them, are time wasters. To help out small business owners on their track to success, Microsoft has partnered with one of the web’s top platforms, GoDaddy. The...

MetroMail gaining ability to upload photos, night mode for toast notifications, and more in latest update

MetroMail gaining ability to upload photos, night mode for toast notifications, and more in latest update

Sam Sabri 44

Want a premier Gmail experience on Windows Phone? Don’t use the native email client. Instead, look to the Windows Phone Store for an app called MetroMail. It’s beautiful, native app for Gmail users on Windows Phone. Forget for a moment that this is a Google product. There are still a ton of users on Windows Phone who rely on or might need to access Gmail. For them, there’s MetroMail....

Microsoft giving early adopters of Outlook.com extra SkyDrive storage and Skype credit

Microsoft giving early adopters of Outlook.com extra SkyDrive storage and Skype credit

Sam Sabri 89

Outlook.com is currently celebrating its first year of life. Back on July 31st in 2012 it launched in preview form and quickly won over the hearts of many. So many that now it claims over 400 million users. If you were among the first to try out Outlook.com when it launched you should check your inbox for some gifts from Microsoft to show appreciation. Microsoft is giving out an extra...

Microsoft to kill Outlook.com linked accounts; aliases are the new cool

Microsoft to kill Outlook.com linked accounts; aliases are the new cool

Michael Archambault 87

Today Microsoft announced that they would be killing the option for users to link multiple email accounts together in Outlook. As a replacement to linked accounts, the company will be promoting their alias system – “a more robust and secure way of managing multiple email address.” Microsoft states that the change is being made in an attempt to unify a consumer’s digital identity. As of...

Outlook.com team unveils new email domains and ability to log in using account aliases

Outlook.com team unveils new email domains and ability to log in using account aliases

Rich Edmonds 42

As well as launching two-step authentication for Microsoft accounts, the company has also refreshed Outlook.com with some new features. First up is the ability to log in on Outlook using an email alias that's present on the account. Previously, the only option was the permanently rename the account, which caused many issues for Windows Phone owners, but this move will help allow...

Microsoft removes Exchange ActiveSync from Google account setup, temporary workaround present

Microsoft removes Exchange ActiveSync from Google account setup, temporary workaround present

Rich Edmonds 75

Google is set to cease supporting Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync for its array of online services, including both GMail and Calendar. This will prevent consumers from setting up accounts on Windows Phones with both contact and calendar support (but will not affect those who already have email configured on Windows Phone). Consumers who make use of said features will have to go through...

Microsoft gives Zune users update details plus 1,000 MS Points for Xbox Music launch

Microsoft gives Zune users update details plus 1,000 MS Points for Xbox Music launch

Daniel Rubino 102

If you’re a current Zune Pass subscriber, you may want to check your email. Microsoft has just sent out the Xbox Music update details for those who are using Zune Pass and what’s more, they’re throwing in a 1,000 MS Points to celebrate. Those points (worth $12.50 or an average album) can be used “on any of the music, video, or game content on Xbox LIVE”. (Wait, we’re still calling it...

Security - Windows Phone fails to check certificate Common Names when synchronising email using SSL

Security - Windows Phone fails to check certificate Common Names when synchronising email using SSL

Rich Edmonds 32

Windows Phone currently suffers from a security vulnerability when synchronising email to and from POP3 / IMAP / SMTP servers using SSL, according to a recent filing over at the US-CERT (United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team) website. The issue is pinpointed to Microsoft's mobile OS not verifying CN (Common Name) of server certificates when connecting to servers using SSL....

Microsoft on Outlook.com and ads ‘We see our users as customers, not inventory’

Microsoft on Outlook.com and ads ‘We see our users as customers, not inventory’

Daniel Rubino 84

With the re-launch of Hotmail as Outlook.com Microsoft has garnered a lot of adoration from the media and the public, especially when Google just announced the indefinite delay of their Nexus Q orb. As far as PR this week: Microsoft 1, Google 0. One of the main features that Microsoft is touting with Outlook.com is that they won’t scan your email to deliver personalized ads—a clear shot...

Switching your Hotmail or Live to Outlook.com? Here’s what you need to know for Windows Phone.

Switching your Hotmail or Live to Outlook.com? Here’s what you need to know for Windows Phone.

Daniel Rubino 245

There's a risk to changing your LiveID on Windows Phone With today’s announcement of Outlook.com many of you have noticed that if you were logged into Hotmail with your old account and navigated to Outlook.com you were automatically logged in to the new “preview” of Microsoft’s new email service. What’s more, you actually have the option—even on an old Hotmail address—to change it to @...