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Microsoft Changes Name of SkyDrive to OneDrive

After a legal battle with British Sky Broadcasting, better known as BSkyB, Microsoft has announced that they will be changing the name of their cloud storage solution “SkyDrive” to “OneDrive.”  Skydrive launched in 2007, and has grown to be a competitor among other online storage solutions such as Google Drive and Dropbox.  If you use … Continue reading Microsoft Changes Name of SkyDrive to OneDrive »

Microsoft to Buy Nokia Phone Business

A purchase of Nokia’s phone business by Microsoft was announced recently.  The massive 7.2 billion purchases are certain to shake up the business and mean big changes for both Microsoft and their customers.  The Finnish phone company had been struggling in the smartphone market, having lots of trouble keeping up with the popular models like … Continue reading Microsoft to Buy Nokia Phone Business »

Hands On with Windows 8.1

Microsoft has released the much anticipated preview for Windows 8.1, satisfying consumer’s requests for updates to the new operating system.  While Windows 8 was an exciting and bold move for Microsoft, many people found its new UI confusing and missed their traditional desktop.  Steve Ballmer, Microsoft’s go-to spokesman, defended the change saying that “the Windows … Continue reading Hands On with Windows 8.1 »

Windows 8.1 Bringing New Changes This Year

Microsoft has released a preview of the changes to come to its newest operating system Windows 8.  Windows 8 had something of a lackluster start.  Despite selling well at first, many consumers found the new layout to be confusing and tedious.  However with the announcement of Windows 8.1, especially the note that it will bring … Continue reading Windows 8.1 Bringing New Changes This Year »

Microsoft to Shut Down Windows Live (MSN) Messenger – Migrate users to Skype

It’s a somber announcement for those who have used Live Messenger for the last 13 years.  Microsoft has made plans to close down the service on the 15th of March.  With Microsoft’s acquisition of Skype in May 2011, many started to wonder what they were going to do with TWO major chat programs.  In November … Continue reading Microsoft to Shut Down Windows Live (MSN) Messenger – Migrate users to Skype »