When you hit “save” or “save as” you’re used to seeing “computer” as a place to save to, and then maybe going to the desktop or to a specific folder as a landing place for a file or photo. In Windows 8.1, “save to SkyDrive” is a terrific option for that file, photo or even video you may want to save. Why? Because then you can also access it on another PC, Windows tablet or Windows Phone.
It’s a simple process and it “doesn’t even matter if I’m not connected to the Internet,” writes David S. on the Windows Experience Blog. “The doc is automatically saved to my PC and synced to my SkyDrive folder as soon as I connect. Then, when I'm at work, on a different PC, I can just go back to my SkyDrive right on my PC and print out the latest version.”
A recent anti-malware platform update has introduced network real-time inspection (NRI) to behavior monitoring (BM), which has been pivotal in finding new threats through telemetry and sample collection processes.
NRI gives much needed network behavior coverage, as it is another BM sensor that works with many events (such as file, process and registry) to detect suspicious activity. It has a low impact on system resources since it doesn’t block connections. BM triggers submissions on suspicious files, which are then analyzed.
The following is a post from Shanen Boettcher, General Manager of the Startup Business Group at Microsoft. It was originally published on The Official Microsoft Blog.
Remember when we said there’d be a PC on every desktop? How about this -- a factory on every desktop!
Today, we announced that the Windows 8.1 update will have built-in support for 3D printing. Making a 3D object on your PC will be as easy as writing a document in Word and sending it to print. Just as desktop publishing transformed how we write, we think desktop manufacturing will transform how we create.
3D printing has been around for a while but has mainly been used by manufacturing companies – car makers, aerospace companies, toymakers, and hardware companies, including Microsoft, to make prototypes. Using big, very expensive machines, manufacturers build 3D models using a variety of materials, from plastic to metal. Recently, the popularity of 3D printing has exploded among the “maker” community – do-it-yourself hobbyists, inventors and design enthusiasts who make everything from jewelry and clothing to robotics and games. Many experts think 3D printing could help spark a manufacturing renaissance, and some market analysts predict that the global 3D printing market will reach $3.1 billion by 2016.