Posts Tagged ‘SkyDrive’
Microsoft Gifts Windows Phone Users with 20GB of Free Skydrive Storage
This weekend, Microsoft got into the spirit and slid 20GB of free SkyDrive cloud storage space into the stockings of all Windows Phone owners, regardless of whether those owners have been nice, naughty, or some in-between shade of grey. Microsoft has …
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Windows Phone Owners Get 20GB of Bonus SkyDrive Storage
According to emails sent by the company to Windows Phone owners, Microsoft is giving a bonus twenty gigabytes of SkyDrive storage to those who have purchased said devices. Before you go running around screaming like Nintendo 64 Kid, however, know …
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Several Angry Birds titles for Windows Phone updated, bring exciting new levels
There's some good news for all Angry Birds fans, Rovio has updated several Angry Birds titles on Windows Phone, including Angry Birds original, Seasons, Rio, Star Wars And Star Wars II. The latest updates bring many exciting new levels to the games …
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Microsoft gives away 20GB SkyDrive storage for Windows phone users
The bonus capacity stacks on top of whatever is already present, and Windows phone users have until January 31st to claim their additional cloud space. You'll have to wait for an email before you can take action, but these notices are expected to roll …
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Microsoft treats Windows Phone owners with extra 20GB of free SkyDrive …
Microsoft has just sent out an email to select Windows Phone owners, giving them an extra 20GB of free SkyDrive storage for one year – effectively bumping the standard 7GB of space to 27GB of storage space. Microsoft makes mention of this gift being …
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20 GB of free SkyDrive storage gifted to Windows Phone users
If you happen to be a proud owner of a Windows Phone, Microsoft has decided to make this holiday season a little better by offering extra SkyDrive storage for free. As described in an email sent to all Windows Phone users, you'll be able to claim 20 GB …
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If you’re a Windows Phone user, check your email — you’re about to get a big holiday treat. Microsoft has followed up its earlier Surface promo by giving Windows Phone owners a free 20GB of extra SkyDrive storage for the next year. The bonus …
Microsoft is distributing some holiday cheer to Windows Phone owners today with an email inviting them to activate a bonus 20GB of SkyDrive storage. The bump in cloud storage will be active for a year and users are given until the end of January to claim their slice of it. SkyDrive has grown increasingly important for Microsoft, particularly with the changes introduced in Windows 8.1, and the company is already giving away a generous 200GB allowance for two years with every purchase of Surface 2 or Surface Pro 2 tablets. Extending the bonus storage offers to the rest of its ecosystem makes commercial sense for Microsoft — insofar as it encourages more people to use its services more often — while also endearing the company to its…
A UK court recently ruled that Microsoft’s SkyDrive name infringed on a trademark owned by British Sky Broadcasting Group (BSkyB), and the software maker has agreed to change the name of its cloud-based service worldwide as a result. In a settlement issued on Wednesday, BSkyB notes that Microsoft will not appeal the court ruling and that the company will allow Microsoft to continue using the brand “for a reasonable period of time to allow for an orderly transition to a new brand.”
The agreement includes financial and other terms, but neither BSkyB or Microsoft will disclose the details as the agreement is confidential. A Microsoft spokesperson confirmed the name change to The Verge. “We’re glad to have resolution of this naming dispute,…
Microsoft is rolling out a number of changes to its SkyDrive cloud-based storage service this week. While the service has long supported high resolution imagery, including RAW files, SkyDrive will now measure the DPI scale of a device and display a higher resolution photo and thumbnail. Not all browsers support high DPI yet, but the subtle change should improve the viewing experience over time.
Alongside the DPI improvements, Microsoft is finally supporting animated GIFs in SkyDrive. While you’ve been able to store the GIF format on SkyDrive, it was never animated when shared via the service. That’s now been rectified, and Microsoft is also improving the way users share documents and folders from the service. You can now select multiple…
A UK court has ruled that Microsoft’s SkyDrive product infringes on a trademark owned by the British Sky Broadcasting Group, which operates under the name Sky. The ruling is valid across the entire European Union and could force Microsoft to pay for use of the SkyDrive name, or in a worst-case scenario, to rebrand the service throughout most of Europe. In part, the ease of confusion between SkyDrive’s cloud services and Sky’s broadband services led the England and Wales High Court to rule in favor of Sky, which holds the the “Sky” trademark for matters of software and digital communications within the EU.
While many can tell the difference between Sky TV services and Microsoft’s SkyDrive cloud storage, that’s not necessarily true for everyone. A British court certainly thinks there’s room for confusion: it has ruled that SkyDrive infringes BSkyB’s trademarks on the Sky name in both the UK and the European Union. The presiding judge didn’t believe that Microsoft’s use of the “sky” prefix was absolutely necessary, and she showed evidence that at least some of the general public didn’t understand which company made what. Microsoft says it plans to appeal the verdict, although there’s no guarantee that it will have to relabel SkyDrive if the appeal falls through. Some past trademark lawsuits have led to fines instead of name changes, and we suspect Microsoft would rather pay out than lose brand recognition across a whole continent.
Consumer apps for Microsoft’s consumer cloud storage solution have been available for some time, but the enterprise version, SkyDrive Pro, now has a duo of applications up for grabs, too. iOS and Windows 8 users can now snag free downloads from the Windows Store and App Store, respectively, letting you take content offline, organize files, and upload and share on the go.
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There are plenty of cloud storage options out there which offer some initial amount of free space — including Dropbox (2GB), Google Drive (5GB), Box (5GB) and Microsoft Skydrive (7GB). While these services usually provide additional free storage via referrals and special deals (bundled with device purchases for example), Microsoft is doing something different with Skydrive by gifting students an extra 3GB of free space for one year. If you have a valid .edu email address you can visit the URL below to receive a free storage code. The offer is limited to one per person and the code must be redeemed before December 31st 2013. It’s unclear what happens to your data after the year’s over but it presumably remains available in read-only form. Considering the price of tuition, this deal isn’t quite as juicy as getting 100GB of free space for two years on Google Drive with the purchase of a Chromebook — still it’s a no brainer.