See the new Skype video Microsoft released today! For those who don't know, Microsoft discontinued the built-in Messaging app and made Skype the default chat app for Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1. You can log in and chat with friends using the same credentials as for your Outlook.com email or SkyDrive accounts.
It's obvious that we have to live with ads if we want to use free apps. But ads must be few in numbers and relevant. Microsoft has introduced several new concepts, including new ads supposed to help devs earn more money and reach more consumers.
Happy developers = quality free apps!
"Ads in Apps for Windows 8 provides another powerful way to bring consumers even closer to brands through premium content and services like Bing, Xbox, Outlook, Skype, and SkyDrive, and enable deep, relevant connections. Ads in Apps offers a unique creative canvas for advertisers to drive meaningful consumer engagement, where messages are an integrated and seamless part of the user experience, rather than an interruption."
Microsoft released a tablet today which shows the available features of Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, Windows 8.1 Pro, and Windows 8.1 Enterprise Edition, as well as the new features that are available in Microsoft’s first major update.
You can see 3D printing support, biometric enrollment, Wi-Fi tethering, multiple monitor improvements, and an option to set the desktop wallpaper as Start background and more.