Microsoft agrees to change SkyDrive name worldwide; won’t appeal ruling

Microsoft will soon make a name change for its SkyDrive cloud data storage service. After losing a trademark battle in a UK court in June from the pay TV provider BSkyB, the two companies have now agreed that Microsoft will not appeal the ruling and will make moves to change the name of the SkyDrive …

Microsoft: The desktop UI will never go away completely

Microsoft’s launch of Windows 8 in 2012 introduced the PC world to its Modern user interface, made mostly for touchscreen display interactions. Many PC users, however, still interact with Windows 8 primarily with the traditional desktop UI. You might think that Microsoft would like to do away with the desktop at some point, but a …

Shared file lists, folder mounting and more coming to SkyDrive

A new report claims that Microsoft is planning to add quite a few new features to its SkyDrive cloud data storage service in the near future. That’s according to Liveside.net, which has broken a number of stories concerning SkyDrive over the past several months, including the recent addition of uploading panorama photos for Windows 8.1 …

Microsoft to release six critical Windows security bulletins Tuesday

Microsoft is preparing for its monthly Patch Tuesday software update event, which lands on July 9 this time with seven security patches. However, six of those seven bulletins have been labeled as “Critical” by Microsoft, which is the most we have seen in one month in some time. The other bulletin has an “Important” label. …