Today, Microsoft announced improvements and new capabilities in its OneDrive for Business sync, browser and mobile experiences, as well as new IT controls for administrators. These include updates to the Next Generation Sync Client that was released in December 2015.
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Tech tidbits from around the web: Microsoft Band 2 is on sale again, the first Gears of War 4 trailer drops, Quantum Break is "biggest selling, new Microsoft Studios IP this generation", the HTC 10 leaks, the economics of cloud computing, and Daily Mail is apparently interested in Yahoo too.
Happy Sunday. A few tech tidbits and random musings: Microsoft again affirms it's ready for cross-network play with PS4, "the year of desktop Linux" is still a joke, Redditor unearths Easter egg in 'Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!' 30 years later, Project Fi and RTFM, and Google launches Android Studio 2.0.
Tech tidbits from around the web: Manage your Edge favorites with EdgeManage, Windows 10 1511 becomes Current Branch for business customers, Microsoft adjusts Patch Tuesday schedule for Office, Microsoft Translator for iOS is updated, and Skype Green Eggs and Ham.
Tech tidbits from around the web: NexDock is now fully funded, you might be able to get the new Outlook.com earlier, Microsoft Edge will handle Flash a lot more elegantly, Microsoft improves its Arrow Launcher for Android, Microsoft could be adding lock screen-based camera to Windows phones, more.
Microsoft announced today that is opening up its Outlook app on Android and iOS to support third-party tasks, events and notes in Calendar. So Outlook calendar on these popular mobile platforms will soon work with Wunderlist, Facebook and Evernote.
Tech tidbits from around the web: How to learn Xamarin for free, more Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book deals, a Windows phone collapse in Europe, the Vivaldi web browser is now available, Amazon is prepping a new high-end Kindle e-reader, and fun stuff for fans of Stephen King.
Tech tidbits from around the web: watch the new Star Wars movie with BB-8, Google Calendar gets reminders on the web, Google updates its Play logos, and NeXT's Avie Tevanian pops up again.
Skype has reached that point that the bugs in the platform are starting to undermine the reputation of the messaging service.
Microsoft is trialing a new premium feature for Outlook.com and the company is offering the service at $3.99 per month after the first year is free.
During the Build 2016 day 2 keynote address, Microsoft executive vice president Qi Lu talked up the Office developer opportunity, which is expanding as Microsoft moves into the cloud and mobile devices.
I'm in full-bore Build 2016 mode today, so here's a rundown of some information I've not had a chance to get to personally.
Brad and I are heading to San Francisco tomorrow for Microsoft's Build 2016 conference. Here's a quick guide to our activities this week, and where and when you can come see us if you're in the area.
A few tech tidbits from around the web: How I spent my weekend, a Surface Book sale, HTC blames Microsoft for not including the One M8 in the Windows 10 Mobile upgrade list, a great article about Google CEO Sundar Pichai, and some headline riffs.