SkyDrive for Windows Version 16.4.6003.0710 released today introduces changes that aren't really visible include improved performance, reliability, and compatibility of SkyDrive.
However, there are a couple things you might notice in this update:
New status window offers at a glance whether SkyDrive is in sync. With this update, when you click SkyDrive in the system tray, a small status window appears. It lets you know if SkyDrive is up to date, and gives you the time at which SkyDrive was last updated.
If SkyDrive is still syncing, you'll also see the number of megabytes and files you have remaining to sync.
Microsoft also added new options in the context menu that you see when you right-click ("View sync problems" and "Report a problem") to make it easier to identify and report issues.
New SkyDrive logo is a natural evolution of the work "we're doing across Microsoft to deliver a more consistent experience across all of our products," Microsoft said. "With the upcoming release of Windows 8, the time was right to redesign the SkyDrive logo."
The new version of SkyDrive is pushed through automatic update, and those who already installed, should be receiving an update notification for your SkyDrive desktop app for Windows soon.
Alternatively you can manually download and update the new SkyDrive for Windows app by going to https://apps.live.com/skydrive.
In other Microsoft news, the details of Perpetual Licensing are now available on PartnerSource, including a readiness video (login required), pricing details and the licensing guide on Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013.
Microsoft has also posted videos introducing the features avialable in the "Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset" (DaRT), a powerful set of tools that can help you diagnose and troubleshoot computers.
- Create Boot Meda with DaRT 8
- Start a Computer with DaRT 8
- Reset Passwords with DaRT 8
- Analyze Crash Dumps with DaRT 8
- Disable Device Drivers with DaRT 8
- Recover Files with DaRT 8
- Repair Disks Using DaRT 8
- Explore the PC Using DaRT 8
- Repair System Files with DaRT 8
- Scan for Malware with DaRT 8
- Remove Hotfixes with DaRT 8
- Wipe Disks with DaRT 8
Finally, at the San Diego Comic-Con International, 343 Industries and Microsoft unveiled the official trailer for "Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn," the landmark live-action digital series based on the best-selling Xbox franchise.
The series will be initially distributed worldwide by Machinima, debuting on its new channel, Machinima Prime, as well as on Halo Waypoint, on Oct. 5, 2012.
"Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn" will unfold through a series of five episodes, setting the stage for the worldwide launch of "Halo 4" on Nov. 6.
The official "Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn" trailer embedded below: