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Microsoft SkyDrive To Become OneDrive After Court Battle
2014-01-27 16:08:23

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Microsoft is rebranding its SkyDrive cloud storage service as OneDrive. While the new name comes with a positive spin, it occurred after Microsoft lost a trademark case against the UK-based British Sky Broadcasting Group (BSkyB). On the surface, Microsoft's renaming of its cloud-based storage service SkyDrive seems like it was meant to be. "We know that increasingly you will have many devices in your life, but you really want only...

Microsoft Windows 7 Operating Software Being Discontinued
2013-12-10 12:42:32

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The end is near, at least for those wanting to stick with Microsoft’s Windows 7 operating system. Microsoft has announced that it has already discontinued the distribution of retail of copies of Windows 7. The company stopped shipping versions of the OS in October, and while retailers may still have copies for sale the company will no longer package and supply the official retail version. While the end is near, it is definitely not...

Windows 8.1 Update Released
2013-10-18 12:29:53

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online A year after the release of Microsoft’s radically new Windows 8 operating system, the company has released the first significant upgrade. On Thursday Microsoft introduced Windows 8.1 globally, and it includes a slew of new features that address some of the biggest criticisms of the OS. Microsoft provided a preview of the changes coming to Windows 8.1 in June of this year. Most notable is that the update restores the start button –...

2013-10-14 23:04:55

Automotive App Leaders Expand to Windows Platform to Increase Mobile Outreach Between Dealers and Consumers Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) October 14, 2013 AutoMotion TV today announced the release of the AutoMotion TV Dealer apps for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8. With more and more automotive shoppers using Windows 8 on their tablet and using Windows Phone 8 devices, dealers can now provide customers quick access to inventory, service scheduling, live chat, and more through interactive apps...

Microsoft Announces New Surface Models With Improvements
2013-09-24 05:28:31

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Microsoft unveiled its new Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 tablets on Monday, adding extended battery life, screen improvements and other features while retaining the trademark design of its first-generation Surface products. The Surface Pro 2 is aimed at professionals who want the power of a laptop in a tablet device. The Pro 2 has a starting price of $899, and uses a full version of the upcoming Windows 8.1, so it can run any...

Former Windows President Sinofsky Local Motion
2013-08-28 12:16:43

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Last November, shortly after releasing a brand new tablet and operating system, Microsoft fired their head of Windows Steven Sinofsky. Now he’s a board member with the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz and has just announced his very first big investment in a startup called Local Motion. The startup, now funded with $6 million from Andreessen Horowitz, builds hardware and software to monitor and manage large vehicle fleets....

Latest Windows 8 Reference Libraries

Microsoft Surface
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The Microsoft Surface is a tablet line designed and marketed by the Microsoft Corp. and announced on June 28 2012, by CEO Steve Ballmer at Milk Studios in Los Angeles, California. It comes in two versions: One uses Windows RT and the other uses Windows 8 Pro. Both models can install programs from the Windows Store, but only the Windows 8 Pro can install third party desktop programs. The release of the Windows 8 unit came on October 26, 2012, and the Surface Pro was schedule to be...

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