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The imminent demise of Windows XP isn’t the only current example of an old piece of Microsoft software that’s about to hit the scrapheap. Office 2003, Windows Server 2003, Exchange Server 2003 and SQL Server 2008 are also about to lose support.
Anyone still running Windows XP won’t be able to argue they weren’t warned that support is stopping soon. From later this week, machines running XP will start displaying pop-up notifications that support and patches for the operating system ends in April.
Microsoft has just released Service Pack 1 for its Office 2013 suite. While most of the update covers bug fixes and performance improvements (especially for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 users), it also incorporates the change of name from SkyDrive for OneDrive for Microsoft’s cloud storage services.
Dear Lifehacker, I never really took a close look at SkyDrive, but people tell me it’s really good. Is the new OneDrive service worth looking at? Is it better than something like Dropbox or Box? Or is it just a name change?