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Microsoft to rebrand its Office Web Apps suite to 'Office Online' and improve app visibility

Microsoft to rebrand its Office Web Apps suite to 'Office Online' and improve app visibility

Microsoft has already unveiled the new name for SkyDrive – OneDrive. This rebranded cloud storage solution will continue to co-exist alongside the suite of Office Web Apps available for consumers to utilise without firing up local installations. The Office Web Apps as they're currently known is a selection of free tools for consumers to use within the web browser. Unfortunately, for the...

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Microsoft to include free Skype calls and 200GB SkyDrive storage with Surface 2 tablets

Microsoft to include free Skype calls and 200GB SkyDrive storage with Surface 2 tablets

Microsoft has chosen to include some interesting extras with the new Surface 2 tablets. As well as announcing the actual hardware today, this bundle include free Skype calls and SkyDrive storage to get you started with your new Windows 8 product. The best part? Both Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 purchases are eligible for the promotion. So what's included with each purchase? You'll...

Rich Edmonds 39
Extract text from photos on SkyDrive with the new optical character recognition (OCR) tech from Bing

Extract text from photos on SkyDrive with the new optical character recognition (OCR) tech from Bing

The SkyDrive team is on a roll this year. The latest update to the service only confirms they’ve been kicking ass, in spite of an upcoming name change to the service. So what’s new with SkyDrive? Oh you know, just the ability to scan your photos and read them for you. Details after the break. Starting today, photos uploaded to SkyDrive that feature text will be able to have an optical...

Sam Sabri 53
How to gain back Temporary memory by moving photos out of SkyDrive: fast forward time

How to gain back Temporary memory by moving photos out of SkyDrive: fast forward time

While Windows Phone 8 10327 and higher (aka GDR2) does a great job of fixing the Other storage memory leak, there are still some quirks that are irritating a few users. The main complaint appears to be how Windows Phone handles auto-uploaded images to SkyDrive, or even if you manually mass upload photos and video. In essence, when you upload photos to SkyDrive, they end up either in the...

Daniel Rubino 91
Service Announcement: Outlook and SkyDrive experiencing downtime for some

Service Announcement: Outlook and SkyDrive experiencing downtime for some

If you are experiencing issues with Microsoft’s Outlook.com or SkyDrive virtual cloud service – you are not alone. Microsoft’s service status webpage is currently showing downtime for Outlook, People, and SkyDrive. Outlook.com’s issue notice was posted about an hour ago (https://status.live.com/) and states that some users might have issue accessing their email and might not be able to...

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Microsoft reaches out to former Apple MobileMe users, offers 1 year of extra 15 GB for SkyDrive

Microsoft reaches out to former Apple MobileMe users, offers 1 year of extra 15 GB for SkyDrive

While we don’t suspect many of you are users of the former cloud-service from Apple called MobileMe, which was cancelled last year and merged into iCloud, we suppose it couldn’t hurt to mention this offer. Last year, Apple abandoned MobileMe, which had trouble from day one. Those users though did have 20GB of free online storage while Apple’s new iCloud only offered 5GB. Apple did...

Daniel Rubino 54
SkyDrive gets more robust for online users, adds high DPI photo support, native text file editor, and more

SkyDrive gets more robust for online users, adds high DPI photo support, native text file editor, and more

Three screens and a cloud is a powerful idea that is moving the technology industry forward. Each ecosystem has its own idea of how that cloud should look and function. If you’re in the Microsoft camp you’re probably using SkyDrive as your cloud. The latest update for the web version of SkyDrive just became even more awesome with high DPI support and much, much more. If you use...

Sam Sabri 56