Midweek Download, May 16: Bing Updates Begin Rolling out, New Apps/SDKs for Windows Phone and Deep Dives on Windows 8 Features
In this book of The Midweek Download, we’ve got stories on large updates for Bing, some new apps for Windows Phone and some previews of what you’ll see from Windows 8 and IE10.
Bing Updates Available for Test Drive
You might have heard final week about some large updates entrance to Bing that we consider will yield we a new and sparkling approach to search. The new facilities began to roll-out Tuesday here in a U.S. You can check out some of a new facilities during http://www.bing.com/new.
You can also learn some-more about a updates from a video below, that provides a good overview of what you’ll find in a new Bing some and credentials on a new features. With a rested design, a new image underline for present entrance to action-oriented information, or get recommendation and recommendations from friends and experts with a new amicable sidebar, it’s a large recover for a Bing team, and we wish we like it.
Aviary SDK accessible for Windows Phone …
Steve Clayton reported some interesting news for developers, as a folks from Aviary have expelled an SDK for Windows Phone, creation it easy for a developer to confederate Aviary’s impressive print modifying tools into mobile apps.The editor itself can be integrated into a web site or app with a few lines of code, so good value checking out.
… and LinkedIn too
Another sparkling square of news for Windows Phone customers. LinkedIn has expelled a unequivocally nice new app for Windows 7 phones. It’s one a lot of us have been looking brazen to, and early reviews of a pattern and functionality are positive.
Security Advantages Emerge in Cloud Computing
While during initial blush, many companies might see a pierce to cloud-based systems as formulating intensity confidence issues, a new study consecrated by Microsoft shows that many companies are anticipating a conflicting to be true. For many tiny and mid-sized companies, cloud services can offer a good understanding of confidence advantages and expetise that can be formidable and dear to grasp otherwise. Survey respondents news spending scarcely one-third reduction time handling confidence issues than those not regulating cloud services.
Windows 8 Utilities and Disk Health
In a new post on a Building Windows 8 Blog, Kiran Bangalore, a module manager on a Windows team, reviews in fact some of a changes being done to a chkdsk utility, used for detecting and repair issues of hoop corruption. While such issues start rarely, a time it takes to run can be a source of disappointment to Windows users. The changes are designed to make this routine some-more pure and reduction intrusive. It’s one of a many behind-the-scenes improvements a Windows group is creation that promises to save Windows users and IT Administrators a good understanding of time and difficulty when issues come up.
Windows 8: Sharing Works like a Charm
One some-more from Windows 8 – and IE10 – though on a facilities side. The IE blog has a good post explaining how a group has done sharing links faster and easier. Today, pity a couple from a Web site we like involves duplicating a link, opening or toggling over to another app, and afterwards pasting it in to share or email that link.
With a share charm, we can share links to Web sites in a most some-more useful and visually-appealing way. Rather than use mysterious URLs, Windows 8 and IE10 emanate a abounding couple preview, regulating Web page titles, descriptions and thumbnail images to arrangement and share, most as we share equipment with many amicable media sites. And Windows 8 and IE10 both support a OpenGraph protocol, so site owners can control how their web sites and pages uncover adult in Windows 8 as well.
That’s all for this week … interjection for interlude by!