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Bing, OneDrive Team Up For Bing Rewards Promotion

Can two segments of the same company team up? Aren’t they already a team? These are the questions we must ask ourselves as Bing teams up with OneDrive for a new promotion. Bing announced today that Bing Rewards members can use 100 credits to snag 100GB of free OneDrive storage for a year. That much storage usually costs $50 per …

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Microsoft’s ‘OneDrive’ SkyDrive Rebranding Is Now Live

Last month, Microsoft announced the rebranding of cloud storage product SkyDrive to OneDrive. Today, the company rolled it out. The change follows a trademark dispute Microsoft found itself in with European telecom Sky. Microsoft’s Chris Jones writes on the OneDrive blog, “When we announced the new name OneDrive, we noted how it is much more aligned with our vision for …

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Microsoft Renames SkyDrive To OneDrive

Microsoft’s cloud storage platform – SkyDrive – got into a trademark dispute last year with European telecom Sky. Instead of fighting for its right to use the SkyDrive name, Microsoft opted to change it. Microsoft announced this morning that SkyDrive will now be known as OneDrive going forward. Much like how the Xbox One’s name indicated that it would be …

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Xbox One to Have Skydrive App at Launch

Microsoft today announced that its upcoming Xbox One console will have SkyDrive capabilities when it launches on November 22. Customers will be able to view photos and videos that they add to their SkyDrive using their Microsoft Account on the console. The SkyDrive app on the Xbox One has been specifically created by Microsoft’s SkyDrive team to take advantage of …

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Microsoft To Change SkyDrive Name To Something A Little Less Infringing

Microsoft has big plans for SkyDrive. The company’s cloud service was named as one of the central pillars to its strategy during the announcement of its big restructuring. Too bad Microsoft won’t be able to use the name anymore. The Verge reports that Microsoft has agreed to change the name of its SkyDrive to something else after losing a trademark …

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Microsoft Brings SkyDrive To Xbox 360

The Xbox 360 is quickly turning into a bastion of Microsoft products and services. The gaming console already has Internet Explorer and Bing, but now it’s getting Microsoft’s cloud service – SkyDrive. Microsoft announced this morning that SkyDrive will be available on Xbox 360 later today. Much like the SkyDrive app for Windows 8, the Xbox 360 app puts the …

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Microsoft Updates All Of Its Office Web Apps

The Web is quickly becoming the new platform of choice for many tech companies. Google and Microsoft have been the two largest proponents of the Web over the last few years with both companies investing heavily in cloud computing and big data. Now Microsoft has finally updated one of its first forays into the Web-based collaboration software. Microsoft announced today …

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New Windows: Microsoft’s Latest OS Arrives This October

New Windows — that’s Microsoft Windows 8 for those who enjoy putting a finer point on things — will be arrive on retail shelves at the end of October, according to the AFP. The announcement came as part of the company’s Worldwide Partner Conference in Toronto on Monday, although a specific date has yet to be determined as of this …

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Microsoft Beats Out Google in Cloud Deal

In a deal indicative of Microsoft’s lock on the cloud-based productivity software suite market, the company just won a bid to provide 250,000 college students in the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) with software, edging out Google in the process. Microsoft will afford students its Live@edu online suite, which allows educational users access to hosted versions of Exchange and …

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Microsoft Kills Windows Live Branding

With Windows 8 just around the corner, Microsoft is re-thinking where its cloud services will fit into the mix. As a result, Microsoft has decided to kill the “live” branding it places around those services. In its place will be the new, simply named, Microsoft Account. Yesterday on the Microsoft Deveveloper Network “Building Windows 8″ blog, Steven Sinofsky, president of …

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Microsoft Warns of Conficker Worm Threat

The latest Microsoft Security Intelligence Report (SIR) has complied new data taken from over 600 million systems worldwide, and has found that iterations of the Conficker worm have appeared on roughly 220 million computers over the past 2.5 years. This makes Conficker one of the most substantial ongoing, broad-based threats to enterprises. According to Wikipedia – Conficker, also known as …

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Microsoft Drives Cloud Computing in Tourism

Yesterday in Madrid, Microsoft announced that it became a strategic partner with the UN World Tourism Organization, in hopes to drive the implementation of new technologies, primarily cloud computing, in tourism. The new partnership would be beneficial to the 155 UNWTO member countries, and over 400 affiliate members from the private sector, educational institutions, tourism associations and local tourism authorities …

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