Cloud http://winsupersite.com/taxonomy/term/12334/more en Skype is About to Get a Lot Less Annoying http://winsupersite.com/skype/skype-about-get-lot-less-annoying <div class="field-deck"> Cross your fingers, Skype users </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Skype users, rejoice: The ubiquitous but frustrating communications service is about to get a lot less annoying. Thanks to a new feature called active endpoint that addresses what is probably the worst thing about Skype today, you will soon no longer need to deal with multiple, repetitive notifications across all of your devices. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/skype/skype-about-get-lot-less-annoying" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://winsupersite.com/skype/skype-about-get-lot-less-annoying#comments Skype Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:12:00 +0000 42561 at http://winsupersite.com Steve Ballmer Unexpectedly Steps Downs from Microsoft Board http://winsupersite.com/steve-ballmer-unexpectedly-steps-downs-microsoft-board <div class="node-body link-body">Former Microsoft CEO has stepped down from the company's board of directors. The move, which comes just six months after he retired from Microsoft, effectively severs Mr. Ballmer's ties to the company, though he is of course still its biggest individual shareholder. The question is: Why?</div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_promo" width="595" height="335" alt="" src="http://winsupersite.com/site-files/winsupersite.com/files/nadella-ballmer-hero.jpg?1408474149" /> </div> <div class="field-link-target"> <span>Open In New Window:&nbsp;</span> No </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/steve-ballmer-unexpectedly-steps-downs-microsoft-board" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cloud Tue, 19 Aug 2014 18:48:00 +0000 42511 at http://winsupersite.com While I Was Gone... http://winsupersite.com/cloud/while-i-was-gone <div class="field-deck"> I'm back </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Last year, I took an actual vacation for the first time in over 10 years. It went well enough that I did so again this past week. But as it turns out, life—and the Internet--goes on without me. So here's a quick peek at some of the past week's developments that I missed writing about while I was away: Some Skype, OneNote Online, Windows Phone developer, Xbox One, and Call of Duty news, and more.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/cloud/while-i-was-gone" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://winsupersite.com/cloud/while-i-was-gone#comments Call of Duty Cloud OneNote Xbox One Windows Phone Skype Games Office Software Development Mon, 18 Aug 2014 13:52:00 +0000 42371 at http://winsupersite.com Embracing Web Apps http://winsupersite.com/cloud/embracing-web-apps <div class="field-deck"> Not sure mobile apps will ever make it in Windows </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Like many of you, I find myself using web pages—or, more appropriately, web apps—throughout the day. I've written and spoken about this phenomenon a lot, but the conventional wisdom is that most casual PC users can get by purely with web apps—Facebook, email, a web browser, even some basic games—and that this situation has led to the popularity of Chromebooks, especially in education and with consumers. But web apps don't just satisfy basic needs anymore. And that is a big change.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/cloud/embracing-web-apps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://winsupersite.com/cloud/embracing-web-apps#comments Android Chrome Chromebook ChromeOS Cloud Internet Explorer iOS Windows Phone Mobile Office Windows Mon, 18 Aug 2014 08:33:00 +0000 42361 at http://winsupersite.com Microsoft Seeking Respect for Internet Explorer http://winsupersite.com/microsoft-seeking-respect-internet-explorer <div class="node-body link-body">Microsoft's Internet Explorer still commands almost 60 percent of desktop PC web browser usage, a figure that has held steady for over a year. But IE is widely viewed as the AOL of web browsers, something that the unwashed masses use only because they don't realize there are viable, even superior, alternatives. And the software giant is hoping to change that.</div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_promo" width="595" height="335" alt="" src="http://winsupersite.com/site-files/winsupersite.com/files/ie-team-hero_0.jpg?1408343706" /> </div> <div class="field-link-target"> <span>Open In New Window:&nbsp;</span> No </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/microsoft-seeking-respect-internet-explorer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cloud Mon, 18 Aug 2014 06:30:00 +0000 42351 at http://winsupersite.com Microsoft Abruptly Kills Skype for Windows Phone 7 http://winsupersite.com/windows-phone/microsoft-abruptly-kills-skype-windows-phone-7 <div class="field-deck"> Seems suspiciously quick </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In admittedly humorously worded blog post, Microsoft revealed today that it has discontinued Skype for Windows Phone 7. If you're still using a Windows Phone 7-based handset and already have Skype installed, it will stop working within the next few weeks, Microsoft says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/windows-phone/microsoft-abruptly-kills-skype-windows-phone-7" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://winsupersite.com/windows-phone/microsoft-abruptly-kills-skype-windows-phone-7#comments Windows Phone 7.5 Windows Phone 7.8 Windows Phone Skype Fri, 08 Aug 2014 16:50:00 +0000 42181 at http://winsupersite.com Short Takes: August 8, 2014 http://winsupersite.com/short-takes-august-8-2014 <div class="node-body link-body">An often irreverent look at this week's other news, including a side-trip to Africa, Surface losses and investments, Microsoft finally moves to secure Internet Explorer, Microsoft will finally open a store in New York, a disrespectful parting gift from a former Nokia factory in China, the USPTO shoots down yet another Apple patent claim, and Yahoo teams with Google on encrypted email.</div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_promo" width="595" height="335" alt="" src="http://winsupersite.com/site-files/winsupersite.com/files/bbad-money-heo.jpg?1407485803" /> </div> <div class="field-link-target"> <span>Open In New Window:&nbsp;</span> No </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/short-takes-august-8-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cloud Mobile devices Fri, 08 Aug 2014 08:15:00 +0000 42161 at http://winsupersite.com What I Use (Home Swap): Cellular Internet Access http://winsupersite.com/mobile/what-i-use-home-swap-cellular-internet-access <div class="field-deck"> Getting better—and cheaper—every year </div> <div class="node-body article-body">One of my biggest concerns coming to Europe each summer is mobile connectivity: I'm here for over three weeks and I need to be connected to the Internet for both work and personal reasons. This year, I'm transitioning from international data access provided by my home carrier to much less expensive, data access from locally-purchased SIM cards. But there's a major gotcha you need to know about before you make such a move.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/mobile/what-i-use-home-swap-cellular-internet-access" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://winsupersite.com/mobile/what-i-use-home-swap-cellular-internet-access#comments Cloud Mobile devices Windows Phone Mobile Thu, 07 Aug 2014 10:48:00 +0000 42151 at http://winsupersite.com Microsoft Brings OneDrive to Amazon Fire OS Devices http://winsupersite.com/onedrive/microsoft-brings-onedrive-amazon-fire-os-devices <div class="field-deck"> That's Kindle Fire, Fire HDX and Fire Phone for you folks keeping score at home </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Continuing the suddenly escalated pace of porting its mobile apps to Amazon's Fire OS, Microsoft announced this week that OneDrive is now available on the online retailer's Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HDX tablets and Fire Phone. Customers can now download the app from the Amazon Appstore for Android.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/onedrive/microsoft-brings-onedrive-amazon-fire-os-devices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://winsupersite.com/onedrive/microsoft-brings-onedrive-amazon-fire-os-devices#comments FireOS Kindle Fire Mobile devices OneDrive Thu, 07 Aug 2014 08:24:00 +0000 42121 at http://winsupersite.com Skype for Windows Phone 8+ Updated with Photo-Sharing http://winsupersite.com/windows-phone/skype-windows-phone-8-updated-photo-sharing <div class="field-deck"> Finally, some respect </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft has just delivered a new version of the Skype app for Windows Phone 8 and 8.1 that provides photo-sharing capabilities that work even when your contacts are offline. But the interesting bit here is that Phone is for the first time providing new Skype functionality ahead of most other platforms. That's a big change from the way things are normally done with Skype.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/windows-phone/skype-windows-phone-8-updated-photo-sharing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://winsupersite.com/windows-phone/skype-windows-phone-8-updated-photo-sharing#comments Windows Phone 8 Windows Phone 8.1 Windows Phone Skype Thu, 07 Aug 2014 08:18:00 +0000 42111 at http://winsupersite.com