Gmail users who envy Outlook's SkyDrive integration will find that the proverbial grass is now a little greener on their side, thanks to fresh features in Attachments.me's Chrome and Firefox browser extensions. With the plugin installed, files residing in Microsoft's cloud service can be attached to emails from within Gmail. Also included in the update is support for user-created rules that can direct attachments to SkyDrive as they flood into inboxes. If you’d like to add SkyDrive to an existing account, you can click on our menu at the top right of Gmail, and click on ‘Manage account’, thenRead More
This infographic from statista illustrates Apple's position as the most valuable company in the world.
It's been 25 years since we updated the Microsoft logo. Microsoft is changing its corporate logo. Microsoft, which has used its solid, boldfaced, italicized logo since 1987, is expected to unveil its new, more colorful logo Thursday at the Boston opening of the 23rd Microsoft store. It will also appear Thursday at the Seattle and Bellevue Microsoft stores, as well as on the microsoft.com home page. The new logo, which incorporates a multicolored Windows symbol in addition to the "Microsoft" name in straightforward, lighter type, is intended to "signal the heritage but also signal the future — a newness and freshness," saidRead More
If you purchase or have purchased an eligible Windows 7 PC anytime between June 2, 2012 and January 31, 2013 you will be able to purchase an upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for only $14.99 (U.S.) which will be redeemable when Windows 8 is generally available on October 26th. Registration is officially open for the Windows Upgrade Offer Here is what you need to do to register for your $14.99 (U.S.) upgrade to Windows 8 Pro: #1 Go to the Windows Upgrade Offer website to register. #2 Select your country (details for the offer vary depending on country). #3 You will beRead More
Microsoft is offering 90-day evaluation of Windows 8 Enterprise edition (32 and 64-bit versions in a varied languages) can be had for free at the Windows Dev Center developer downloads page right now. Before you get cracking on apps for Microsoft's new OS, however, you'll need to grab the newly released Visual Studio 2012 as well. The Express version which allows for Metro Windows 8-style apps only is free, while the full Visual Studio experience is only currently available to MSDN subs. Additionally, the folks in Redmond have made it easier to write those apps by releasing the new .NETRead More
Microsoft unveiled Surface: its own Microsoft-branded Windows 8 RT and Windows 8 Pro tablet under the Surface badge. Conceived, designed and engineered entirely by Microsoft employees. Just as Windows 8 is a reimagining of the Windows operating system, Microsoft describes Surface as a reimagining of the tablet. Surface is designed to work as both tablet and PC and comes in a version running Windows RT as well as a version running Windows 8 Pro. “It was always clear that what our software could do would require us to push hardware, sometimes where our partners hadn’t envisioned,” Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer saidRead More
With $48.1 billion in net sales last year, Amazon is certainly the leading Internet retailer. But how does the company fare in other areas, such as employee satisfaction and corporate social responsibility? Not so well, according to an infographic from MBAOnline, a website that curates business information from the top minds in the blogosphere.
We have said that Windows 8 is a complete reimagination of the Windows operating system. Nothing has been left unexplored, including the Windows logo, to evaluate how it held up to modern PC sensibilities. The Windows logo is a strong and widely recognized mark but when we stepped back and analyzed it, we realized an evolution of our logo would better reflect our Metro style design principles and we also felt there was an opportunity to reconnect with some of the powerful characteristics of previous incarnations. Microsoft is making plenty of big changes with its Windows 8 operating system, and thatRead More
Microsoft blogged about process for submitting apps to Windows Store in Windows 8. Similar to Windows Phone, every Metro Style app will be certified by Microsoft before getting published in the Windows Store for the public. Microsoft had the following goals while designing this process for developers, Encourage developers to visit the Store developer. - Encourage developers to visit the Store developer portal before they start coding - Help developers comply with the Store technical requirements - Reduce concepts and repetition by pulling information directly from the app package Your browser doesn't support HTML5 video. Visit Building Windows 8 blog for more info.
It’s no secret enterprises have begun to adopt tablets with the same fervor of consumers. Since the debut of Apple’s iPad in Jan. 2010, the integration of tablet devices into our lives and work has progressed rapidly — so fast that it’s sometimes hard to put in perspective how quickly got here. The exclusively obtained infographic below breaks down how far workforce adoption of tablet technology has come — and where it’s headed. In overall world market share for tablets, the iPad clobbers all others. The iPad accounted for nearly 80 percent of worldwide tablet sales during the past 12 months,Read More