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Cloud Patches: Azure's On/Off Week, Amazon SNS Enhancements

Last week in cloud computing: Azure went offline but then launched a stack of new options, while Amazon enhanced SNS and Cloudfront.


OneNote For Android Adds Handwriting Input, Tablet Support

Microsoft has updated its awesome note-taking tool OneNote for Android, with handwriting support and more formatting options added to the Ribbon.


How Microsoft's Azure Outage Will Affect Its SLAs

Microsoft’s Azure cloud service suffered a lengthy outage this morning in many locations — one which might trigger the right to claim credits under its service level agreements (SLAs) which guarantee uptime of 99.9% or more. Here’s what you need to know.


Cloud Patches: Tag And Tweak Your Load Balancers

Last week in cloud computing: Load balancer changes at AWS and Azure, plus security fixes, new backends and more.


OneNote Online Has Authoring Improvements

One of the chief arguments for using the online versions of Microsoft Office is the improved tools for working with others. OneNote Online has improved its collaboration features with the addition of notification tools to show who else is working on a notebook.


Download And Install The 64-Bit Version Of Office 365

There is a general move toward 64-bit software these days, but if you have an Office 365 subscription, you might think there’s only a 32-bit version available. In fact, there is a 64-bit version if you look in the right place.


Patch Tuesday: Y'all Ready For Reboot?

So we know this week’s Patch Tuesday update will include some “Update Tuesday” tweaks to Windows 8.1. But what else is on offer?


Cloud Patches: Azure SDKs, AWS IAM

Last week in cloud computing: SDK updates aplenty from Microsoft, while AWS revamps its IAM portal.


Surface Pro 3 Hits Australia On 28 August

We’ve known since its announcement back in May that Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 tablet would hit Australian shelves in “late August”. Now we have a more precise release date: Thursday 28 August.


Ask LH: Why Does Office 365 Cost More For Existing Subscribers?

Hey Lifehacker, It often seems that buying as a new customer is cheaper than the rate for existing customers. Case in point, Office 365. I already have a current subscription (which I purchased on special at Officeworks), but it’s due to expire soon. I note that new subscriptions often go on sale for around $89, while Microsoft is charging me $12/month (or $144/year). So the question is: can I extend my current subscription by purchasing another pack and extending the current subscription?