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Steve Ballmer: Microsoft is betting the company on the cloud

March 5th, 2010

On Thursday, when Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer spoke at the University of Washington, he made several interesting statements about his company and its future with “the cloud.” When asked about Microsoft’s position on cloud based computing and programs Ballmer said, “we’re all in.” The CEO went on to say that 70% of Microsoft employees are …

Google Docs to provide cloud storage for any file type

January 13th, 2010

Yesterday, Google announced a new, and exciting, feature for those who use its Microsoft Office alternative Google Docs; free cloud storage of large, non-office file-types. Google explains, “Instead of emailing files to yourself, which is particularly difficult with large files, you can upload to Google Docs any file up to 250 MB… Combined with shared …

Google Dashboard launched

November 5th, 2009

Ever wonder how much of your personal information you’ve willingly donated to Google over the past 11 years? Today, Google announced the launch of a new product to help you find out, and it’s titled Google Dashboard. The Dashboard allows you to view all facets of your Google life: Gmail, Google Calendar, web history, what …

Microsoft Office Web Apps to include support for mobile browsers

August 22nd, 2009

Last week, Microsoft and Nokia announced a partnership that will bring native Office support to Symbian handsets. Considering the terrific third-party options currently available for S60 however, it was a bit hard to get excited to be honest. We would hope Microsoft has some amazing new features it will be adding to Symbian’s Office support, …

Syncplicity to withdraw Mac beta; Mac support killed as of July 31st

July 18th, 2009

Now this is some news we’re most definitely not happy to report. Back in February we told you about Syncplicity, an awesome sync solution that, in our opinion, is far superior to any competing product. In a nutshell, Syncplicity allows users to mirror any folder on a computer (in two clicks) with an always-in-sync online …

Say hello to Microsoft Office 2010

July 13th, 2009

As Microsoft gets ready to kick off its Worldwide Partners Conference 2009, the web is buzzing with an onslaught of premature Office 2010 info that came raining down from a variety of places — not the least of which was the accidental early launch of the company’s Office 2010 microsite. Of course details have been …

Microsoft’s SkyBox site reveals cloud backup service details

February 6th, 2009

Well it’s not MWC time yet, and the security exception we encountered on the way to the site suggests it’s not quite ready for prime time, but Microsoft’s SkyBox site has gone live in a very early state. Now branded “My Phone”, the service provides syncing a la MobileMe to ensure that important data is …

Syncplicity opens Mac beta, your data rejoices

February 2nd, 2009

Mac users, rejoice – the cloud storage solution to end all cloud storage solutions is finally ready for public beta on OS X and trust us when we tell you, you’ll want to have a look. The Syncplicity founders might have Microsoft pedigree but that certainly doesn’t mean they can’t bang out a Mac build …

Google working on a new mystery OS?

December 6th, 2008

After dropping a pretty big bomb recently with news that Microsoft’s OS market share has dropped below 90% for the first time in 15 years, Net Applications is at it again. The well known market research firm is now causing a wave of speculation with regards to a possible new OS that Google may be …