The Midweek Download: Apr 25th Edition–Introducing a More Muscular SkyDrive, a Latest on Windows 8, and Windows Intune, Windows Phone and Internet Explorer 10
In this book of The Midweek Download, we’ve got a lowdown on a new and some-more absolute SkyDrive, memory use in Windows 8, what’s subsequent for Windows Intune and a few pieces and pieces for Windows Phone developers.
Available now: A some-more absolute SkyDrive. Over a final year we’ve been tough during work building SkyDrive alongside Windows 8, environment out a singular approach to conceptualizing personal cloud storage for billions of people by bringing together a best aspects of file, app, and device clouds. Now, we’re vehement to take another large step towards a prophesy by creation SkyDrive distant some-more powerful. There are new storage options, apps that bond your inclination to SkyDrive, and a some-more absolute device cloud that lets we “fetch” any record from a Windows PC. Taken together with entrance from renouned mobile phones and a browser, we can now take your SkyDrive with we anywhere, bond it to any app that works with files and folders, and get all a storage we need—making SkyDrive a most powerful personal cloud storage use available. Read this Monday post on Building Windows 8 to get a rest of a story. Below is a screenshot of SkyDrive opposite a crowd of devices.
Attention developers! CNET weighs in on how Windows Phone can assistance lift your profile. In this Monday story, CNET author Roger Cheng writes, “If you’re a developer looking to make a splash, Windows Phone is a place to do it.” Cheng cites fad around a Nokia Lumia 900 and a “combined resources” of Microsoft, Nokia and ATT. Check it out. Also, be certain to check out this Tuesday post on a Windows Phone Developer Blog about a need for app developers to respond to user submit and this April 19 post on rising a Memory Profiler, that shipped with a Windows Phone SDK 7.1.
Memory use in Windows 8. Previously, we’ve discussed a Metro character focus indication regulating Windows Runtime. An critical charge of this app indication is that apps are dangling when they are no longer manifest to a user. Suspending Metro character apps in a credentials is a good thing, as it preserve CPU for other apps and ensures that credentials apps don’t means activity that can devour resources, thereby improving a battery life and augmenting responsiveness. But what about a memory these apps are holding adult when suspended? Starting with a Windows 8 Consumer Preview, whenever Windows detects memory vigour on a system, it will repurpose scarcely all a memory that dangling Metro character apps would differently reason onto. Windows 8 can retrieve this memory but carrying to cancel an app. Want some-more detail? Check out this April 17 post on Building Windows 8.
Managing “BYO” PCs in a craving (including WOA). “With some-more and some-more people providing their possess hardware for work, a ‘bring your own’ PC is apropos some-more hackneyed and IT Pros wish to have a certainty that they can support their clients who follow this trend,” writes Steven Sinofsky, boss of a Windows and Windows Live Division. “The participation of BYO does not change a need for IT Pros to manage, secure, and sojourn accountable for a network resources of an organization, and we all know that created policies can usually go so far.” This April 19 post on Building Windows 8 focuses on handling WOA PCs, that are designed with this “consumerization of IT” in mind.
Introducing Windows 8 Enterprise and Enhanced Software Assurance. Last month, we talked about how Windows 8 is Windows reimagined for a business customers. Earlier this week, we shared information on a Windows 8 editions we’ll be creation permitted to business when Windows 8 becomes generally available. Now, we wish to speak about what a Windows 8 Enterprise book will offer business when it becomes available, and how a Software Assurance advantages are changing to improved accommodate a customers’ needs. Read this April 18 post on a Windows for Your Business Blog for a rest of a story. Also, don’t skip this April 18 post on what’s subsequent for Windows Intune.
Guidelines for building touch-friendly sites. In Windows 8 Consumer Preview, IE10 enables quick and liquid multi-touch experiences on a Web. Most sites work excellent with hold in IE10 with no changes to a site. This post provides 4 elementary discipline to safeguard your business who use hold can most effectively use your site. We’ve created before about how new submit inclination and hold screens make a Web some-more fun, interactive, and immersive. We’ve also talked about a significance of ensuring a no compromise browsing knowledge in IE10 so a genuine Web works good with touch. Read this April 20 post on a IEBlog for a rest of a story.
Windows Azure Community News Roundup. Check out a latest book of a weekly roundup of a latest community-driven news, calm and conversations about cloud computing and Windows Azure. Read this April 20 post on a Windows Azure Blog to see a highlights.
Microsoft waives Windows Azure bandwidth fees for university researchers. Microsoft and Internet2 announced on Tuesday a new agreement enabling member universities to take advantage of Windows Azure to open adult additional collaborative, enlightening and investigate opportunities in a cloud. The proclamation was done during a Spring 2012 Internet2 Member Meeting in Arlington, Va. The agreement is a poignant step in creation cloud computing some-more permitted and affordable for all researchers and instructors, and is a pivotal step toward ancillary a National Science Foundation’s Data Sharing Policy and Data Management Plan Requirements for a larger investigate community. Read this press release for a full story.
That’s a hang for this book of The Midweek Download! Thanks for reading!
Posted by Jeff Meisner
Editor, The Official Microsoft Blog