If you’re an active internet user then it’s more likely that you’re using a cloud storage service (or an online backup service). If you’re not using that then you’re going to need it. A cloud storage service can be useful to you in several ways. For instance, it can save the disk space on your PC if you store your photos and videos online. Also, it can be used as a backup service so that your files are all safe in the cloud even if your computer hard drive crashes. And yeah, today cloud storage service has become increasingly popular because of their cross-platform support. It means that you can upload your documents from your PC to the cloud and can instantly access it via your mobile.
If you’re a blogger, freelancer or an Internet entrepreneur then you need your own custom email address, right? Because sooner or later you’ll feel embarrassed to show your @gmail.com, @yahoo.com, @hotmail.com, or @aol.com email address to the public. So the usual option is to sign up for a domain name and a web hosting plan and then use an email client like Outlook Express to access email. But that sucks!
And then Microsoft introduced Windows Live Custom Domains back in 2005 and later in 2006 Google introduced Gmail For Your Domain (now known as Google Apps). A free Google Apps account was the perfect solution since we got a Gmail like experience for our custom email accounts. And I was super excited when I was able to host my email in the Google cloud.
Microsoft SkyDrive vs Dropbox vs Google Drive vs Amazon Cloud Drive – Comparison
I was not using any of the free online storage services – Dropbox, Amazon Cloud Drive, Box.net etc. All I used was Gmail to store my files as attachments and that was enough for me. But I have tried Windows Live SkyDrive and Windows Live Mesh in the past even though I never used it. Why? Just because Microsoft has a branding problem. They offer similar services in different names. I hate that strategy. Microsoft offered 25 GB (now 7 GB) free storage via SkyDrive and another 5 GB via Live Mesh. And, SkyDrive didn’t have an app for desktop until recently. They finally came up with a desktop client for Windows and Mac. That’s not all! It even supports remote access – so you can access your desktop files even if it’s not stored on your SkyDrive folder. So, I gave it a try. And yeah it was perfect. But wait! Google’s much awaited Google Drive (GDrive) has arrived. Now, I no longer need SkyDrive since Google Drive is deeply integrated with Gmail and so it’s much more feasible to use Google Drive instead of SkyDrive as I’m already using the 20 GB for $5/year plan by Google (which is no longer offered).
What is Microsoft adCenter?
Microsoft adCenter is a platform that enables you to create, manage and optimize your search marketing campaigns to targeted buyers from a pool of 162 million unique search users on Microsoft Bing and Yahoo! Networks. That’s over 30% of US online market. 81% of them have recently purchased online, and they convert at a higher average rate than Google.
Microsoft adCenter Promotional Coupon Code
Microsoft adCenter (formerly MSN adCenter) is now offering free coupon codes for the residents of US, Canada, UK, India, France, Germany, Australia, and New Zealand. However, the promotional code is different for each countries. adCenter Coupon for United States and Canada is $50, for UK it’s £50, for India it’s Rs. 1,000, for France it’s €50, for Germany it’s €50, for Australia it’s $40 AUD, and for New Zealand it’s $40 NZD (so you’re supposed to use the coupons accordingly). Moreover, your billing address, currency, and of course the coupon code should match (e.g. U.K. billing address, U.K. currency, U.K. promo code). You cannot change the currency once the account is created so make sure that the coupon is for the same currency and country you are located, otherwise it will not work properly since the adCenter promo codes are considered as type of currency.
Kick-start Your First Ad Campaign With Free Microsoft adCenter Promo Code
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Are you from India? Sign Up here & get Rs. 1,000 Credits.
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Make the most of your marketing budget
Online advertising isn’t just for big businesses with big budgets. Keyword advertising can be an effective, low-cost way to get new customers to find your business online. Microsoft adCenter makes it easy to begin using paid search (also called keyword advertising). You can start with just a few keywords and build from there — It’s fast, easy, and absolutely free to start your Microsoft adCenter campaign today. And you only pay when your ad is clicked.
Reach out to a qualified audience
Not all search engines bring the same audience, so a wise search marketer considers using more than one in his or her marketing tool bag. A little research can be of great help in determining where to start. Microsoft adCenter puts your ad in front of Bing and Yahoo! search users, who are converted to customers at a higher average rate than Google users in three out of five categories. It’s a qualified audience of proven buyers to whom you can start advertising your business when you sign up for adCenter.
Target your marketing efforts
By adopting adCenter’s targeting capabilities, you can reach out to the right audience at the right time and help improve your return on investment. Audience selection criteria helps improve your audience targeting strategy with the ability to target based on geographical location, day of the week, time of day and age and gender.
Let Microsoft adCenter be the ticket to search marketing success for your small business
Microsoft adCenter is an advanced platform for online advertising— powerful enough to allow you to reach out to millions and millions of viewers on the Microsoft Bing and Yahoo! networks and precise enough to target your potential customers.
Note: Make sure that you use the appropriate URL to sign up. That is, residents of UK must use the sign up the URL for UK, and residents of India must use the sign up the URL for India.
Microsoft adCenter Promo Code Details
Valid only for advertisers who open a new Bing Ads account by June 30, 2014 (midnight PST). The offer valid only for residents of US, UK, India, France, Germany, New Zealand, and Australia. Limit: one ad credit per customer. There is a minimum bid requirement of $0.05 per click through when using adCenter.
When Microsoft released Windows 8 last year, I blogged about it and expressed my dislike for the Windows 8 Metro UI and apps. Of course, I love Windows 8 and love its Modern UI.
But what I don’t like about Windows 8 is its Start Screen which gives the feeling of running two PCs in one. It’s like we’re using a PC and Tablet at the same time. There are decent number of Windows 8 apps out there but I was not using any. Why? Because the Windows 8 app ecosystem is a light year away from iOS or Android.
You know one reason (or perhaps the primary reason) why people prefer an iPhone over Android is that you get the best quality hardware and software from Apple with apps like Siri, iMessage, FaceTime, etc. that’s not available for Android. That’s not all! You also get the first-class versions of all official apps by various vendors.
As you probably know few apps by Google work better on iOS than Android. When Google released Maps for iOS, several sources claimed that Google Maps for iOS is better than Android version. And this report suggests that Google’s apps run better on the iPad mini than the Nexus 7.
So it really means that you don’t have to buy an Android phone for the sake of apps. When you buy a phone you’re really investing in its ecosystem. And that’s the primary reason why people say they’re switching to Android or iOS instead of mentioning the brand name of a phone.
Dear Microsoft, there’s no doubt that Outlook.com (previously Windows Live Hotmail, Microsoft Hotmail) is cooler than Gmail or Yahoo! Mail. But you know what? Gmail (or Google Mail) is way ahead of any other e-mail service when it comes to productivity. I’m using Gmail ever since they launched as an invite-only beta release and it’s Gmail and not Hotmail or Yahoo! Mail that redefined the way I use an e-mail service.
That said, as a Microsoft fanatic I finally migrated to Outlook.com from Gmail last year even though I was aware that I’m not going to get all the features I enjoy from Google Mail. But that migration was part of my break-free from Google as I was too obsessed with Google products.
Microsoft’s latest version of Office is here. As you probably know the new office comes in two flavors.
One is a Cloud based version known as Office 365 and the other one is the traditional Office software which we know since ages.
So if you want to install Office on multiple computers then the new Office 365 Home Premium makes a better sense as otherwise you have to buy a package for each PCs.