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Microsoft Experienced Brief Cloud Outages
2013-08-15 08:59:00

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Microsoft acknowledged yesterday that their Outlook.com, Messenger and SkyDrive services had once again experienced outages, leaving some users without access to email and cloud services for several hours. As often happens with cloud service outages, some users — like TechCrunch’s Alex Wilhem — never experienced a disruption in service while others had quite the opposite experience. At some point midday on Wednesday,...

NSA's PRISM Given Access To Microsoft's Encrypted Data
2013-07-11 15:53:23

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Guardian today released further details about the NSA's PRISM campaign which allows easier access to American citizens' data through major tech companies like Apple, Google and Microsoft. According to the British news source, Microsoft worked closely with the NSA to give it access to user information when requested, including helping them around encryption used to protect users. This report, which was provided to The Guardian by...

Windows 8 Software Update Will See Return Of Start Button
2013-06-27 14:10:28

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com -- Your Universe Online The "Start Button" is back -- or rather will officially return later this year when Microsoft rolls out the latest updates to its Windows 8 operating system. The Start Button, which had been a key feature on the Windows OS since Windows 95, was removed when the latest version arrived last October featuring the "Modern UI" interface. The Start Button's main function in Windows 8.1 will be to call up the Start screen, as opposed to the...

2013-05-24 23:19:05

NitroDesk announced the availability of a Personal Edition of their popular TouchDown email client. Bellevue, WA (PRWEB) May 24, 2013 NitroDesk, the makers of TouchDown, the industry-leading Microsoft® Exchange ActiveSync solution for Android, iOS, Windows 8 and Windows RT powered devices announced the availability of a Personal Edition of their popular TouchDown email client. This application is built exclusively to support Microsoft Hotmail, MSN, Live and Outlook.com accounts....

Microsoft Migrates 400 Million Outlook Users
2013-05-03 19:00:17

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Microsoft has just announced they´ve finally finished migrating every Hotmail user over to the new Outlook.com service, leaving them with more than 400 million active accounts. In a blog post, Microsoft group program manager Dick Craddock says there were over 150 petabytes of email shuffled from one service to another in a total of six weeks. Craddock also notes 125 million active users are accessing their accounts on a...

Microsoft Service Disruptions Affect Hotmail, Outlook, SkyDrive
2013-03-13 12:20:45

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Microsoft services Hotmail, Outlook and SkyDrive experienced some service disruptions and outages yesterday, leaving many customers without access to their accounts. Nearly four hours after users began Tweeting about these disruptions, Microsoft acknowledged the incident on their Service Status page. “We're having a problem accessing email,” read an update on the page. “You might not be able to see all your...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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