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Microsoft's Awesome Photo-Sharing App Xim Just Got Even Better

Microsoft’s Xim is an awesome way to share photos across devices, no matter whether you’re on Android or iOS or even Windows Phone. Now it’s getting even better. The newest update to Microsoft Xim adds Apple TV, Chromecast, Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, Xbox One and web browsers to the mix. That means you can share photos from virtual any mobile device to virtually any TV. That’s awesome.


How Azure Fell Over And How Microsoft Fixed It

Cloud computing services are highly automated, but still ultimately managed by humans — and humans make mistakes. That’s the key lesson from a major outage Microsoft’s Azure service suffered last month.


Most Popular Windows Posts Of 2014

We have to wait until 2015 for the next new version of Windows, but there was plenty of news on the Windows front nonetheless. These are the 10 most popular Windows posts from Lifehacker in 2014.


Microsoft Sway Helps You Effortlessly Create Multimedia Presentations

Sway could be a PowerPoint killer, and oddly enough, the free presentation tool is from Microsoft.


Cloud Patches: AWS Glacier Tweaks, Azure SQL Update

Last week in cloud computing: new options for AWS Glacier, Azure SQL preview, and more.


Microsoft Office Expands Document Inspector To Check Embedded Documents

The Document Inspector is a relatively obscure Office feature which helps identify elements of documents that could pose a security risk. The next updates for Excel, Word and PowerPoint add some new options to check for, including checking embedded documents.


Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack Adds App-V Enhancements

Microsoft has updated its Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) software. The 2014 R2 release adds improved support for App-V desktop app virtualisation, including simpler settings for deploying Office.


How Will Hosting Office 365 In Australian Data Centres Make A Difference?

From March 2015, Microsoft will host its Office 365 and Dynamics CRM for Australian business customers in the shiny new Australian Azure data centres in Melbourne and Sydney which it officially opened in late October. How will that process happen, and what practical difference will it make to customers?


Patch Tuesday: Seven The Hard Way

After last month’s gargantuan Patch Tuesday, the final update cycle of 2014 is a more sedate affair. Seven patches are vying for your attention, spread across Windows, Office and Exchange.


Cloud Patches: AWS Cuts Data Transfer Prices, Azure AD Improves Privacy

Last week in cloud computing: AWS cut prices on data transfer, Azure Active Directory tweaks how it stores mobile phone numbers for two-factor authentication, and more.