Month: November 2014

Office 365’s unlimited cloud

Office 365’s unlimited cloud

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Microsoft has really made Office 365 more compelling by raising their online OneDrive storage from 1 Terabyte to Unlimited for Office 365 subscribers.

If you have Office 365 Personal, Home, University or Business account, the OneDrive storage limit will be effectively removed entirely.  For Home subscribers, shared among several people, each account attached to the Home service gets unlimited OneDrive storage.

It means that for US$99 a year, up to 5 people in a family can get Office 2013 or Office for Mac plus Office for iPad, the Office Mobile apps plus all the cloud storage they want.  The same deal is $69 for one person.

Office 365 Business customers have unlimited OneDrive storage added to their Office 365 roadmap which is Microsoft list of promises for the foreseeable future.

Compare that with the prices for cloud storage alone from Google, Dropbox (both about $10 a month for 1TB) and you’ll see that Microsoft is serious about clearing away any competition.  That’s good for customers.  Mind you, Google and especially Dropbox have other advantages.

That’s the practical effect for Office 365 subscribers/renters.

15 Best Mouse Cursor Schemes For Windows 7 & Windows 8.1

If you are bored of the Windows interface and you are tired of its default customization options, you should try some personalization packages that are found on the web. In this article we’ll share 15 free mouse cursor schemes for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 that you can use to improve the visuals of you operating system. Let’s get started:

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Windows 10: What CIOs think of it so far

Tech chiefs think Windows 10 is a step in the right direction, but does it offer any reasons for firms to migrate from Windows 7?

Windows 10, Microsoft’s next operating system, isn’t expected until the middle of next year at least, and the company is still slowly revealing the details, which include support for a wider range of devices and increased security.

But considering the cool reception Windows 8 has had from business so far, Microsoft has to make a compelling case to firms as to why they should upgrade to Windows 10 when it arrives.

And so far, tech chiefs on seem to have a positive view of Windows 10, at least at this early stage in its development. When asked “Do you think Microsoft heading in the right direction with Windows 10?” the TechRepublic CIO Jury voted yes by a margin of 11 to one.

“From our preliminary review, the Windows 10 Technical Preview looks to be on the right track. Our institution has bypassed Windows 8.x and looks forward to testing and implementation of Windows 10 as soon as we confirm compatibility with our systems. It’s great to be excited about a new version of Windows again,” said Chuck Elliott, CTO at Concord University.

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How to Customize the Taskbar in Windows 7 & Windows 8.1

Microsoft made some great improvements in the taskbar with Windows 7, making it much more versatile and useful than the taskbar in previous versions. Although there weren’t nearly as many changes between Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 because they got it so nearly right the first time, there are a few things that have changed to complement Windows 8.1’s new ways of doing things. Here’s how to customize the taskbar in both operating systems:

One of the major improvements in the taskbar is in the way it can be customized. Since most people work more productively when their tools are arranged according to their own preferences, let’s take a look at what can be done with the taskbar. Most of this will apply equally to Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. I’ll talk about the Windows 8.1 exclusives along the way.

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9 Tips That Help You Use The Windows Taskbar More Productively

The Windows taskbar is an underappreciated tool which, when used properly, can have a very positive impact on your productivity. You can quickly start pinned applications, switch between multiple instances of an application, open a file with a specific application and so on. In this guide we would like to share several tips and tricks that will help you use the taskbar more productively. Let’s get started:

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