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.
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.
This is a name change we can get on board with: Office Web Apps (the cut-down free browser-based version of the Office suite) is now known as Office Online. It also has a much simpler site address: Office.com.
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