SkyDrive update: now you can select what to sync

With today’s release, you can now select which folders from SkyDrive are synced – making it easier to use SkyDrive with laptops or tablets with small drives. You’re in control. If you’d like to keep all your photos and documents in SkyDrive but only sync a folder of your most important documents to your laptop, you can do that – even if your desktop is syncing the full set. You can choose specific sub-folders to sync as well; you aren’t limited to your primary SkyDrive folders.

We expect the update to be available to everyone within 48 hours. If you’re anxious and want it now, you can find links to download updates for Windows, Windows Phone, Mac, and Android from http://apps.live.com/skydrive.

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Still using the iDisk on Macintosh?

Are you looking for iDisk alternatives? Try SkyDrive.
Learn more at: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/skydrive/idisk

See also: iCloud not enough?

SkyDrive for Windows and Macintosh

 


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SkyDrive just made some announcements. New applications for Windows Phone, Windows, Macintosh, iPad and iPhone to easily sync your files between these platforms.
Download the apps at https://apps.live.com/skydrive:

Besides the new applications/updates they also made a very important change: your free storage will be reduced! Each user will now have 7GB of free storage instead of 25GB for free. Unless you take the limited free offer to keep your 25GB.
To claim your 25GB just go to www.skydrive.com and click the message on top:

If you still want more storage you can buy it, with a maximum of 100GB (for now):

Great news with all the recent updates, except from the reduced free storage! 🙂
Find out more about the SkyDrive changes on the Building Windows 8 blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/b8/archive/2012/04/23/the-next-chapter-for-skydrive-personal-cloud-storage-for-windows-available-anywhere.aspx

Update 2: added the image after you sign in to skydrive to claim your free storage
Update 3: added screenshot from storage manager where you can also buy extra storage space.
Update 4: extra screenshots + info link
Update 5: updated the article

Microsoft Research launches Try F#

About Try F#

The goal of the Try F# site and application is to make it simple, fast, and easy for people to try out the F# language.

Try F# enables the .NET language F# to be used in a browser-based development environment, thus making it accessible to   programmers across all operating systems (PC, Mac and Linux).

Try F# is a collaboration between MSR Cambridge (F# team), MSR Connections (the Computer Science and Engineering teams),   the Visual Studio Developer Division (F#), with help and inspiration from the Microsoft Research-RiSE Group (Pex4Fun team).

Some screenshots from the very cool online editor/console:

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Windows Live, ICE, Office, … updates

Whoho! Microsoft is currently updating it’s Live services with Wave 4. The Web Services are live now! Not only is Live getting some huge updates, the Bing Maps platform has got some new features, new Windows Phone 7 announcements were made, Bing was presented yesterday on the iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch included on Safari (for PC ánd Mac), etc…

Check out the new Office.live.com:

word web app office live

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See your documents on your mobile phone:

A new profile page with better privacy settings, social network integration, etc…

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A new Web Messenger, you don’t have to use that crappy e-buddy again!

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SkyDrive upload made easier:

Explore the new things yourself at Live.com! I guess there will be more new features in the coming days/weeks.

P.S.: There is a new version of Microsoft ICE released yesterday 😉 (See also: What is ICE?)

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UPDATED: SKYDRIVE UPLOAD SCREENSHOTS

Creeper World

A really addictive RTS game!

Creeper World blends realtime strategy and “tower defense” gameplay with a highly original and innovative enemy type. The game romises to change the nature of the bad guys we all know and love/hate — imagine the player’s base surrounded by an organic blanket that creeps and flows through valleys and around hills. No longer is the opponent just another army of discrete and individual units. Instead, the enemy flows and creeps across the map like a thick and destructive sludge.

Players expand their base through an energy collection network, defending it from this Creeper with blasters, mortars, drone bombers and more. Using weapons to strategically push and manipulate this creeping enemy opens an entirely new world of action, strategy, and gameplay previously untapped until now.

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Play a training demo online.

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