Windows Live Messenger has been discontinued from Microsoft and now Windows users can use Skype to use Skype and/or Windows Live Messenger. If you try to sign in by using your Windows Live Messenger, it will only display a prompt to update instead of bringing you online. Microsoft is enforcing this change for Windows users but there are still some who love Windows Live Messenger and will not shift too soon to Skype. If you would like to use old Windows Live Messenger then here is a way to disable update notification for Windows Live Messenger and use the same old Live Messenger instead of upgrading it to Skype.
If you have tried to use Windows Live Messenger recently, you might have noticed that it will only display message to
update it after you try to sign in by using your Windows Live Messenger ID and Password. I tried it again and again to update it but I was not successful so I thought that there must be some problem with the update mechanism but it turned out that now Windows Live Messenger will be discontinued from Microsoft and Skype will take its place. You can now use Skype to talk to friends and family who were on Windows Live Messenger before. The shift is going to happen gradually but Skype can be used to sign in by using your Windows Live Messenger account details. Here is how to merge Windows Live Messenger and Skype.
Microsoft recently launching a new version of SkyDrive taking advantage of modern browsers and HTML5 to make SkyDrive faster, easier to navigate, and great for viewing photos. Microsoft is committed to making SkyDrive the best place to access your content from anywhere, collaborate on Office documents, and share photos with friends and family.
Updated SkyDrive includes speed boosts, a revamped UI, and improvements to photo viewing. New SkyDrive saves time on actions like clicking folders, from six to nine seconds down to 100 to 300 milliseconds. The updated software also features H.264 video playback, a navigation system similar to desktop browsing in Windows, and a single view for files, documents, and photos. Take a look at this video to see features of the new SkyDrive, built from the ground up for the modern web.
Microsoft is experimenting with a ribbon interface for Windows 8, and the leaked screenshots showing examples of an early build are already out. Microsoft Word users have already used ribbon interface, where a tabbed and extra-tall toolbar resides at the top of the page, offering dynamic groups of icons in an attempt to make the user interface more efficient. Ribbon interface was also introduced to applets in Windows 7, including Paint and WordPad. Here are experiments with Windows Explorer (Windows Finder), adding various groups of tabbed ribbons at the top of the window.
Microsoft has released Service Pack 1 Release Candidate of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 which includes updates, security patches and new capabilities. Download Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1.