Friday, March 21, 2014

Now up to 1TB of storage on OneDrive for Business

Good news for SharePoint users : You can now increase your SharePoint OneDrive for Business quota to 1TB from the default 25GB and previous limit of 100GB.

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The way it works is you can specify which specific users you want to assign new upper quotas of 50GB, 100GB, 250GB, 500GB or 1TB quota. The catch to this is once you exceed the default quota of 25GB for a user you will be pulling storage out of your overall pooled tenant storage allocation (10GB + 500MB x total number of users) in your tenant.

The SharePoint site collection limit has also been upped from 100GB to 1TB max and the 25TB max SharePoint Online limit in a single tenant has been removed which means you can purchase as much pooled storage as needed in your tenant.

More on how to configure OneDrive for Business and site collection quotas here and here.

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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Remember your First Tweet? Find & Celebrate with Twitter’s 8th Birthday

Twitter had already provided option to its users to download their Twitter archive. As Twitter celebrates its 8th Birthday, tomorrow on 21st March its taking a look at some of the first Tweets.

Here’s a selection of some memorable first Tweets —

And not only this, you can celebrate your #FirstTweet, too.

“Using this Tweet tool, you can look back to find your very first Tweet — or for that matter, anyone else’s. Just type in your @username, or that of anyone — your best pal, favorite comedian, a star or a president.” And this can be tweeted too.

“Celebrate first Tweets together by using the hashtag #FirstTweet.”

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So what are you waiting for, remember your first tweet & tweet it to celebrate Twitter’s Birthday.

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Virtual Tech Community Conference 2014

Virtual Tech Community Conference (VTC) is an online event by Microsoft and will be held on 19th Mar 2014. Virtual Tech Community-Conference has interesting line-up of speakers and exciting topics. There will be 2 tracks conducted simultaneously- IT Pro Track and Developer Track. Each session will be of 60 min. If you haven’t yet registered for the sessions, do it now. Here are the various topics of the sessions. For timings and registrations, please check the link given below-

VTC 2014: ITProTrack

  • The Best Use of SharePoint 2013 Social Features on Enterprise Level
  • Windows 8 Productivity tools
  • Performing multi-machine virtual deployments using PowerShell
  • Demystifying SQL Server Backups
  • Performance tuning in SharePoint 2013
  • Exchange 2013: Transport and Mail Delivery
Click here for registration and other details of IT Pro track

VTC 2014: DevTrack

  • Introduction to Windows Azure Media Services
  • Async Programming using C# 5.0
  • Big Data Using Microsoft Azure
  • Building a Multi-lingual Windows Phone App
  • Building Apps for Windows & Windows Phone
  • App to App Communication in Windows Phone 8

Click here for registration and other details of IT Pro track.

If you are on social media, can also check #VTC #VTCC2014 #ComCamp2014 hashtags.

 

Monday, February 24, 2014

Outlook.com completes 1year! Thank you video from Engineering team!

Last week on Feb 18th, Outlook.com completed its 1 year coming out of preview and rolling out to all worldwide. I have been its users since Preview days or you can say since Hotmail days. Outlook.com is much improved with some of its great features like -

  • seamless integration with OneDrive, which makes it easy to access your music,photos and files right from your inbox.
  • Skype, Facebook and Google Chat right from your inbox.
  • Newsletters and social updates are automatically organized.
  • Powerful feature like Sweep.
  • Open and edit Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files right from your inbox for free.
  • Apart from this, many cool tools for clutter-free inbox and many more other features.

And often the Outlook.com team asks for the users feedback and many features have been implemented on users requests.

To mark one-year anniversary the Engineering team posts a Thank-You video , thanking its customers!

Thank You Outlook.com !!

Celebrate on Twitter using the hashtag #OutlookTurnsOne

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Get some Scroogled Products from Microsoft Store

Are you being Scroogled?

Tired of being Scroogled? Then you’re in luck…check out these products showing in different ways how you are being Scroogled!

Do you use Google Search? Or Gmail?  Or Google Chat?  Then Google is watching you…all the time.

Hate being Scroogled by Google? Hate the sun in your eyes? Then you’re in luck. This 100% cotton, one-size-fits all hat is a perfect way to avoid both.

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Microsoft Store is offering some cool Scroogled Products. Some of the Scroggled products include: Mugs, different types of T-shirts, Hoodie, caps.

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Check some of the messages on these Scroogled products:

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Check all the products and buy them from here.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Microsoft pays tributes to Sachin Tendulkar

Microsoft paid rich tributes to the Little Master, The Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar. Microsoft India showed gratitude, admiration in various forms in their various products social accounts.

The Xbox 360 India tweeted –

The best ever. And he was ours. Thanks for the memories #Sachin .

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While the Windows account said

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Earlier, on the start of Sachin’s last Test Match Internet Explorer had wished him

Wishing ‘the God of Cricket’ all the best for his final Test!

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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

SkyDrive on Xbox One – First look

Jeff Henshaw, Principal GPM,Xbox takes us to a quick first look at how SkyDrive works on Xbox One.

SkyDrive on Xbox One provides a seamless way to enjoy your photos and videos, or those shared with you, on the big screen. The app also takes advantage of exclusive Xbox One features: You can open photo albums from channels in the OneGuide, play music alongside your slide show with Xbox Music, and control the whole app with gestures and voice, courtesy of Kinect.

 

 

By default your Xbox One will display the photos and videos from your SkyDrive account. You can then set your photos or photos shared by friends to drive slideshows or show up as a custom channel in OneGuide, the program guide on your Xbox One (Source)