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Ask LH: Can I Trust OneDrive With My Personal Data?

Hi Lifehacker, I recently signed up for Microsoft’s OneDrive, but I’m still not sure: can data I store there be manipulated, copied or accessed by Microsoft staff? I have all the personal information on my drive now synced, and it’s something of a concern.


Outlook For Android Ends Preview, Adds Customisable Swipe Gestures

Android: Microsoft rolled out a preview version of its native Android client back in January. Three months later, it’s out of preview and has a more Android-friendly feel and some added features.


Australia Is Finally Getting A Microsoft Store

Microsoft has retail outlets dotted all over North America, but so far hasn’t done an Apple and scattered stores across the globe. But that’s about to change, with an official Microsoft Store set to open in Sydney by the end of 2015.


Windows 10 Release Likely By End Of July

Earlier this year, Microsoft said Windows 10 would be out by the end of the US summer, which made it likely we’d see it before September. The latest evidence suggests it could land as soon as July.


Optus Selling Hybrid Access To Azure In Australia

Optus has signed up as Microsoft’s first Cloud OS Network partner, meaning it can sell enterprise customers a mixture of Azure-based services and on-premises implementations. Private cloud ahoy!


Cloud Patches: Google Cloud Dataflow, Azure Premium Storage

The latest updates and additions for Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform.


Microsoft Announces Visual Studio Partnership with Epic, Unity and Cocos2d

Microsoft may have long-retired XNA, its .NET-based game development framework, but it’s still very much supporting games developers. Last year it released the Community Edition of Visual Studio, essentially a “full version” of its programming IDE for hobbyist and professionals alike, as well as Unity Tools for Visual Studio. Now it’s partnered with Epic, Unity and Chukong Technologies (Cocos2d) to more deeply integrate these technologies into Visual Studio.


SharePoint Server 2016 Will Actually Come Out In 2016

Years in software names are rarely reliable. Office 2016 will be out well before 2016 itself rolls around. But SharePoint Server 2016, the next version of Microsoft’s venerable intranet platform, actually will make its official appearance in 2016.


Here's The Docker Client For Windows

Good news for software containerisation fans: the official Windows client for Docker has been released in preview.


Microsoft Office Delve Adds Android And iOS Clients, People Search

Microsoft began rolling out Office Delve last September, but the contextual search and notification tool for Office users remains a work in progress. The newest additions to the platform are iOS and Android clients, along with enhanced people-based search tools.