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All The New Stuff Coming To Windows 10

Microsoft gave us a small peek at the next version of Windows today, confusingly dubbed Windows 10. Here’s what you can expect to see.


Cloud Patches: That EC2 Patch, Azure Price Cuts

Last week in cloud computing: an unusual EC2 patch for Amazon, while Azure cut prices on , and much more.


Office 365 Bounty Will Pay $500 For Security Bugs

“Bug bounty” schemes are one way for software firms to encourage people to tell them about vulnerabilities rather than exploiting them. Microsoft has expanded its own bug bounty scheme to include its online services, kicking off with a minimum payment of $500 for any identified major security bugs in Office 365.


The $199 Windows 8.1 Tablet

At its Build developer conference earlier this year, Microsoft said it would be offering $0 copies of Windows 8.1 to hardware manufacturers to encourage them to build ultra-cheap Windows tablets. The first of those we’ve encountered has an Australian release date scheduled, and a bargain price: $199.


Cloud Patches: AWS Gets Friendly With iOS 8, Azure Websites Drops 10-Site Limit

Last week in cloud computing: AWS added support for new iOS 8 features and Chromebooks, while Azure put multiple services into general availability.


Dynamics CRM 2015 Will Be Out Before 2015

The next version of Dynamics CRM 2015 will come out before the end of the year, Microsoft announced this week. The update, codenamed “Vega”, promises further integration with Office 365.


All The Animals In The Azure Australia Assembly

Microsoft’s Azure general manager Steven Martin swept through Australia yesterday and took time to brief media on the company’s local Azure plans. No further word on when the Sydney and Melbourne locations will finally open, but we did discover a surprising amount about the different animals you can reference when discussing Azure.


How Will Microsoft Buying Minecraft Change Its Attitude To Java?

The rumours have been confirmed: Microsoft is paying $US2.5 billion to acquire Mojang, the Swedish developer of Minecraft. That raises an interesting question: how will the deal change Microsoft’s approach to Java?


Cloud Patches: Extended Azure Backups, AWS T2 Bursts Onto Elasticache

Last week in cloud computing: Azure Backup extends its retention period, while AWS extends T2 instances to ElastiCache.


Ask LH: What's The Best Dropbox-Friendly Office Suite For An Android Tablet?

Hey Lifehacker, I have recently purchased a Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 and want to use it for study. I currently have all my study documents (Word, Excel and PDF mainly) on my Dropbox account. What is the best app for editing those Office documents on my Android tablet?