Windows 10 date announced

We already talked about Windows 10 being free. Well we can get it soon! It will be available July 29.

They’ve brought back the familiar Start menu and claim Windows 10 is faster than ever before. It comes with Windows Defender for free anti-malware protection.

These are some new features the Victor Crew found will come with Windows 10:

You will find it comes with Cortana to learn your preferences and provide recommendations accordingly. If you purchase a new PC you can get Microsoft Edge – a new browser that allows you to share comments on the web easier than before. Office 2016 will be available. Xbox Live integrated with the Xbox App for gamers. New photos, videos, music, maps, people, calendar, and mail apps. Start something on one device and finish on another synced through OneDrive. With Windows Hello, you will be greeted by name with a smile.

For full list of features and descriptions:

Ever delete something you wish you hadn’t?

If you deleted something from a cloud service and wish you hadn’t, there could be hope! So you’ve uploaded files and synced them. But maybe you accidently removed something you didn’t mean to. You may still be able to recover them depending on the circumstances.

With Dropbox, the files are deleted but not moved from their location. They go hidden. If you go online to the folder containing the “deleted” file, you can unhide it. Click on the trash can icon to show deleted files. You can also right click and show deleted files. Once unhidden you can restore the files or permanently delete them.

Google Drive:
When you delete a file it will go to trash. You can click on the trash icon and see the files sitting there. You can select, right click and restore them or delete forever. There are also links on top right instead of right click. You also can Empty trash.

Microsoft’s OneDrive moves the deleted files to the Recycle Bin (sound familiar?) You can restore files or delete forever from there.

We are not sure what happens to items when a folder is shared with someone and they delete an item. It may depend on who started the folder.

Jody Victor


OneDrive just got a little better…

Or should we say bigger!

Microsoft just announced that you will now have 15GB free (up from 7GB). They want to make it easier for people to have all their stuff in one place.

All versions of Office 365 will come with 1TB of OneDrive storage space. For Office 365 Home users that’s 1TB/up to 5 people.

Without Office 365, you can purchase more space: $1.99/month for 100GB (was $7.49) and $3.99/month for 200GB (was $11.49).

~ Jody Victor

OneDrive is here

Microsoft just launched their new OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) today. If you already have an account, you can log into it now and find all your stuff. To celebrate, they gave away 10 petabytes of storage (that’s 1×107 GB!) For those of us who missed out, if you signed up for early notification, you can still claim 20 GB for the next year for free. Find out more about it here.

~ Jody Victor

Let’s take a look at SkyDrive

Yes, Microsoft SkyDrive. Only it won’t be called SkyDrive for much longer. It will be changing its name to OneDrive. They want to emphasize that it’s one place to keep all your stuff (photos, videos, files, etc.) SkyDrive Pro will become OneDrive for Business. One nice feature about this cloud drive is that you can access other computers’ files by using an access code and allowing that device/computer to fetch files. Nice when traveling. You’ll just have to leave your main computer on so you can access it.

~ Jody Victor