The SkyDrive team has been busy this year… first they gave us an incredible wave of updates and just this week, SkyDrive engineers launched an Android app.
But Microsoft stayed true to its web roots with this new update to the SkyDrive website. The new SkyDrive.com sports a classy, Metro look and some serious features we always wanted…
Multi-File Drag and Drop
It’s now very easy to organize files into folders. Simply drag and drop files into folders.
You can also check to select multiple files inside a folder.
Search has been greatly improved. Instant Search allows you to search for names of files but also keywords in those files.
For instance, the Comparing Scholarships Table does not contain the keyword “college” in the title, but does contain “college” inside the actual document.
For instance, when, I select a Notebook, SkyDrive shows me all the possible options I can use.
Groups of folders and groups of files can be be sorted by Name, Date Modified, Date Created. You can also arrange by Ascending or Descending
Microsoft has launched Outlook.com as a re-imagined version of Hotmail. You can try the preview at outlook.com
Outlook.com adds the best of Email, Contacts, Calendar, and SkyDrive, plus Instant Messaging… all in one easy place.
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Outlook will carry many familiar features of Hotmail but will do the heavy-duty as well, fully supporting Exchange ActiveSync , a full Contact directory, and adding Skype Video.
As far as the interface, Outlook.com looks like a Metro-version of Hotmail, save , of course, the name…
Here’s a quick walkthrough Microsoft made for those of you who want to get working with Outlook.com right away…
The Hotmail controls that pop-up when you hover over an email have gone a Metro re-design.
Outlook.com works beautifully on a mobile device, as shown to the left.
On a personal note, Hotmail was getting kind of of old and its design clashed with the clean look of Metro…
More info coming soon!
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In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Microsoft leaked information it had been keeping hush-hush. The Software giant informed the SEC it plans to launch the Microsoft Surface tablet on October 26, 2012, the same day it will also launch Windows 8.
“The next version of our operating system, Windows 8, will be generally available on October 26, 2012,” Microsoft says in its 10-K filing with the SEC. “At that time, we will begin selling the Surface, a series of Microsoft-designed and manufactured hardware devices.”
You can see the complete, unedited SEC filing between Microsoft and the SEC here Microsoft also filed the following statements to the SEC:
“The Windows operating system faces competition from various commercial software products and from alternative platforms and devices, mainly from Apple and Google. We believe Windows competes effectively by giving customers choice, value, flexibility, security, an easy-to-use interface, compatibility with a broad range of hardware and software applications, including those that enable productivity, and the largest support network for any operating system”
The Surface is a Microsoft-made web/productivity tablet, sporting a 10.6 inch display, USB 2.0, Micro-HD out and coming in an RT model and a PRO model.
Microsoft has quietly launched a new feature for its search engine Bing. Linked Pages ( still in Beta) allows you to gain control of your online presence and how you appear in the web. Try it now at http://www.bing.com/linkedpages/learn?form=BMPREV
“Want your friends from Facebook to find the pages that are really about you when they search on Bing, and help them show up better in Bing results, too? “When you link to pages about you or your friends from Facebook, your friends see those results grouped higher in Bing search than the results for people who share the same name.”— Bing Linked Pages
Linked Pages is a new and improved way of getting noticed by your friends while you remain in control. Simply click the Link Me box under each site that you proudly own or describes you. In this case, I linked to my Twitter account and the Premier Microsoft Facebook Page… you can add your LinkedIn profile, YouTube channel, or individual articles…. Now you are done! If you have ever had problems with who is the “real you” when you search a site, Bing’s Linked Pages will now associate you to the online content that is yours.
Now your friends will see how popular and recognized you are across the web. Bing also ranks your Linked Pages across searches of your name.
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