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Savage on IT: The New SkyDrive and other top IT news stories

Author by James Savage

The week’s top internet news stories covering IT, enterprise, and Microsoft business solutions.  

Q&A: Microsoft Talks Changes to SkyDrive in Windows 8.1. SkyDrive may address the increasing concern of data storage capabilities versus data generation rates. The former is growing at a rate of about 25% per year, while the latter supersedes that rate by growing at 50% per year. SkyDrive will be updated in Windows 8.1 so that files no longer take up excessive storage space on your device (from PC Magazine).

Windows 'open Java' implementation coming to Microsoft's Azure cloud. Microsoft customers that want to run an open source implementation of Java in its Azure cloud will have a new OpenJDK for Windows Server on Azure to choose from (from ZDNet).

The New SkyDrive Might Be the Best Cloud Storage Yet. The new SkyDrive will act like it stores files on the cloud without drawing them from your device, but how? Find out more about Microsoft’s so-called “Secret Sauce” (from Gizomodo).

Microsoft kicks off preview of Azure SQL premium database. Microsoft has opened a limited preview of its Windows Azure SQL premium tier database, to testers who need a more predictable performance for business-critical applications (from ZDNet).

Google Brings Cloud Print To Windows, Makes Printer Sharing Easier. Cloud Print makes it easy to share your printer with anyone and print from anywhere. Now Cloud Print is available for Windows, making the application truly widespread (from TechCrunch).  

This 97-Year-Old Makes Amazing Art Exclusively With Microsoft Paint. See how a former graphic designer is still using Microsoft Paint from Windows 95 to make beautiful works of art (from Gizomodo).

Microsoft opens early adopter program for its 'Orleans' cloud framework. Microsoft’s Halo team is using the Orleans cloud framework already, and now it’s becoming available to a limited number of select users (from ZDNet).


James Savage

James Savage is the President of Concurrency, Inc., an information technology solution company he founded 1989. Its customers are among the most successful communication, construction, financial, insurance, logistics, and manufacturing companies in the Midwest.