“Quick Links of the Week” are here to highlight and share interesting and exciting articles about Microsoft, focusing on Windows 8 and Windows Phone.

Trade in Your Macbook Air

Right now, Microsoft is offering $650 store credit for trading in their Apple MacBook air devices for the new Surface Pro 3!  This a great way to knock back the cost of getting a new Surface Pro 3.  This promotion runs from June 20th to July 31st.

- http://www.zdnet.com/microsoft-offers-650-store-credit-for-macbook-air-for-surface-pro-3-trade-in-7000030832/#ftag=RSS0966a21

New One Drive Storage

OneDrive is now offering 15GB of cloud storage –up from 7GB- free with an outlook account.  This now puts the free cloud storage with an Outlook account on par with Google’s offering of Google Drive storage.  In addition, all versions of Office 365 will come with 1TB of storage. 

https://blog.onedrive.com/new-onedrive-storage-plans/

1 TB of online storage and Office 365 for only $6.99 per month

Windows Phone Outselling IPhone in 24 Countries

According to DVLUP.com, Windows Phone is in fact outselling IPhone in 24 countries. Yep, you heard it right, 24 countries.


http://blog.dvlup.com/2014/06/20/friday-fun-facts-windows-phone-outselling-iphone-in-24-countries-fortumo-reports/

Windows Phone on the Up and Up

In an article from forbes, Marco Chiapetta writes about his experience with using Windows Phone, a 1520 running Windows Phone 8.1, in comparison to his previous phones.  After trying it out, he has decided to stick with the Windows Phone, and shares his experience that should be more than encouraging for Windows Phone users!

http://www.forbes.com/sites/marcochiappetta/2014/06/27/microsoft-needs-to-get-aggressive-with-windows-phone-right-now/

Microsoft Smart Watch

 

http://www.neowin.net/news/microsofts-smartwatch-said-to-arrive-in-october?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

So with all of the new smart watches coming out, when will Microsoft come out and announce/release one?  Well, according to neowin, that time will come in October!

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No Surface Mini

There has been a lot of talk and speculation about a Surface mini.  Most expected Microsoft to announce one in May, but that never happened.  Just the Surface Pro 3.  Anyways, according to Microsoft News, even through a Surface Mini seems to have been confirmed, it may never make it to market!

http://microsoft-news.com/digitimes-microsoft-may-not-even-launch-surface-mini-in-the-market-at-all/

Native Folders Coming for Windows Phone 8.1

I was never a fan of folders on IPhone, and I doubt I would use them very often in general.  However, there will supposedly be native folder support coming for Windows Phone 8.1   If this is something you have been wanting, then be excited!

http://windowsphonedaily.com/2014/06/create-folders-in-windows-phone-8-1-update-leak.html#.U7Fxl5VOU5s