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  • What's in Windows Server 2012 R2 Update

    Bink.nu
    3 Apr 2014 | 5:45 am
    Windows Server 2012 R2 Update is available for download for MSDN and Technet subscribers and it will be generally available through Windows Update starting on April 8, 2014. So what's in this update? Internet Explorer 11 now includes... Continue at Bink.nu Website!
  • Physicians Find Security In The Cloud

    InformationWeek:
    Alison Diana
    24 Apr 2014 | 9:35 am
    Healthcare practices are increasingly partnering with trusted cloud service providers to provide enhanced data security along with improved efficiency of IT operations.
  • Surface Mini on Tap for a May Release

    Paul Thurrott's SuperSite for Windows
    24 Apr 2014 | 7:10 am
    Coming soon... Last year, I was the happy recipient of a steady stream of Surface mini news, as Microsoft geared to deliver this new device alongside the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2. However, at the last minute, the firm quietly scuttled the Surface mini release. But now, after months of silence and questions, Surface mini appears poised for its belated appearance. read more
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS14-017 - Critical: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Word and Office Web Apps Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2949660) - Version: 1.0

    Microsoft Security Bulletins
    8 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    Severity Rating: CriticalRevision Note: V1.0 (April 8, 2014): Bulletin published.Summary: This security update resolves one publicly disclosed vulnerability and two privately reported vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office. The most severe of these vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a specially crafted file is opened or previewed in an affected version of Microsoft Office software. An attacker who successfully exploited these vulnerabilities could gain the same user rights as the current user. Customers whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could…
  • IE Enterprise Mode Site List Manager

    Bink.nu
    8 Apr 2014 | 2:58 pm
    This tool helps create and manage the Enterprise Mode site list for Enterprise Mode IE. This tool lets IT Professionals create and update the Enterprise Mode site list for their company, without directly editing the XML. The Enterprise Mode site... Continue at Bink.nu Website!
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  • Find the best indie games—in our new collection available now!

    Windows Apps Spotlight
    24 Apr 2014 | 10:33 am
    Check out this curated collection of Windows and Windows Phone games from indie developers. These are all stellar adventures, puzzles, and thrilling escapes that, from all first indications, will grow up to be big and famous! Which ones look and sound best to you? 1. Dragon’s Blade II Get thee to medieval times for lots of modern gaming twists. You’ll battle through a mysterious land full of monsters, dungeons, and hidden treasure in this Windows Phone exclusive! Play solo on your own or multi-player online where you can chat and engage in raids, team battles, and guild wars. Available…
  • Red Stripe deals for you: Stuntmania Reloaded, Rabbids Big Bang, King Oddball, and more

    Windows Apps Spotlight
    24 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    Snag the newest Red Stripe Deals on Stuntmania Reloaded, Rabbids Big Bang, King Oddball, Yoga.com Studio, InspirARTion, and KnowledgeBase Builder. From today until next Thursday, enjoy a hefty discount off the original price of these apps.* Stuntmania Reloaded Ever wanted to try being a stunt driver? This is your chance! Perform mid-air stunts like flips, twists, and flat spins, and watch that damage meter. If you hit 100% KA-BOOM! You explode, and then regenerate in a new, random location. Originally $4.99, get it now for $2.49 in the Windows Store. Rabbids Big Bang It doesn’t get much…
  • Remote Desktop Preview app now available for Windows Phone 8.1

    Brandon LeBlanc
    23 Apr 2014 | 10:25 am
    If you currently have Windows Phone 8.1 installed on your device as part of the Windows Phone Preview for Developers, you can now try out the Remote Desktop Preview app which is now available in the Windows Phone Store to download. The Remote Desktop Preview app uses RDP 8.1 and RemoteFX that enables you to have a rich multi-touch experience that supports Windows gestures when you connect to Windows 8 devices for example. For a complete drill-down into all the capabilities of the Remote Desktop Preview app, head on over to the Remote Desktop Services Blog and read this blog post from David…
  • Join us to //publish/ your Windows apps for phones, tablets and PCs

    Larry Lieberman
    23 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    This blog was authored by Microsoft MVP, Joost van Schaik   Windows Phone has been a passion for me since even before it was released, and I have been developing for it ever since. Passion can take you very far - in my case, I even became a Windows Phone Development MVP in October 2011. In that capacity, but also just as a developer loving his platform, I would like to point you to //publish/, an event that will run on May 16-17, 2014. Unlike //build/, you don’t have to go all the way San Francisco to meet the industry experts – we will be right there for you, at (present count) 66…
  • //build 2014 highlights #3: graphics, media, design, and the business of apps

    Windows Apps Team
    22 Apr 2014 | 1:16 pm
    We’re deep into our //build 2014 highlights, and this week we bring together some of the deepest technical sessions—those on graphics and media—with those at the opposite end of the spectrum, namely those related to design and running your apps business. Let’s start off deep with the six sessions on gaming and DirectX: 3-510 – Innovations in High Performance 2D Graphics with DirectX Across Windows and Windows Phone 2-503 – Building Your First Windows Game with Unity 3-564 – Direct3D 12 API Preview 3-594 – DirectX Graphics Development with Visual…
 
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  • Remote Desktop Preview for Windows Phone 8.1

    24 Apr 2014 | 11:34 am
    The first universal app? Microsoft this week released the first-ever public release of its long-awaited Remote Desktop app for Windows Phone. But it comes with some caveats: It's a prerelease version of the app that doesn't include some key functionality. And it will only work on Windows Phone 8.1. read more
  • Surface Mini on Tap for a May Release

    24 Apr 2014 | 7:10 am
    Coming soon... Last year, I was the happy recipient of a steady stream of Surface mini news, as Microsoft geared to deliver this new device alongside the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2. However, at the last minute, the firm quietly scuttled the Surface mini release. But now, after months of silence and questions, Surface mini appears poised for its belated appearance. read more
  • Windows Weekly 359: Microsoft Mobile, Oy!

    24 Apr 2014 | 5:16 am
    The one where we pause for a moment of silence for Nokia In the latest episode of Windows Weekly, Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley and I discuss why Update 1 is required for future Windows 8.1 updates, an evolving view of what comes after Windows 8.1 Update 1, Office Mix, this week's completion of Microsoft's Nokia acquisition, the latest Windows Phone usage stats, Xbox Music on a bi-weekly update schedule, Xbox One vs. PS4, and a reminder about Microsoft earnings. read more
  • What the Tech 208: Facebook Behavior

    24 Apr 2014 | 5:09 am
    The one where we wing it In the latest episode of What the Tech, Andrew Zarian and I discuss Andrew's experience using Windows Phone 8.1 and the pervasiveness of social media and whether it is changing the way we behave. read more
  • Windows Team Sets Schedule to Ludicrous Speed

    23 Apr 2014 | 7:43 am
    What's the matter Colonel Sanders? Chicken? It wasn't that long ago that then-Windows chief Steven Sinofsky stated that three years was a good time frame for new Windows releases. But since his ouster, Microsoft has put the pedal to the metal, and the new Windows sheriff has apparently thrown the old playbook in the trash, where it belongs. Now Microsoft will ship Windows updates whenever it can, and the faster the better. read more
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  • Windows 8.1 Update (KB2919355) direct download links

    9 Apr 2014 | 12:29 am
    Windows 8.1 Update is a cumulative set of security updates, critical updates and updates. Windows 8.1 Update for x86 (KB2919355) Windows 8.1 Update for x64 (KB2919355) Windows Server 2012 R2 Update (KB2919355) Continue at Bink.nu Website!
  • IE Enterprise Mode Site List Manager

    8 Apr 2014 | 2:58 pm
    This tool helps create and manage the Enterprise Mode site list for Enterprise Mode IE. This tool lets IT Professionals create and update the Enterprise Mode site list for their company, without directly editing the XML. The Enterprise Mode site... Continue at Bink.nu Website!
  • Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter 2.0

    8 Apr 2014 | 2:56 pm
    Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter (MVMC) is a Microsoft-supported, stand-alone solution for the information technology (IT) pro or solution provider who wants to convert virtual machines and disks from VMware hosts to Hyper-V hosts and Windows... Continue at Bink.nu Website!
  • The last public updates for Windows XP!

    8 Apr 2014 | 2:45 pm
    Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer 8 for Windows XP (KB2936068) http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=42436 Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer 8 for Windows XP x64 Edition (KB2936068)... Continue at Bink.nu Website!
  • What's in Windows Server 2012 R2 Update

    3 Apr 2014 | 5:45 am
    Windows Server 2012 R2 Update is available for download for MSDN and Technet subscribers and it will be generally available through Windows Update starting on April 8, 2014. So what's in this update? Internet Explorer 11 now includes... Continue at Bink.nu Website!
 
 
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  • Can Microsoft's new Mini tablet save the Surface?

    Preston Gralla
    24 Apr 2014 | 12:01 pm
    It looks as if Microsoft's long-rumored Surface Mini may finally be on the verge of being released. Can the small tablet help save the Surface line, or will it be too little, too late?
  • C'mon, how much difference could it make?

    Sharky
    24 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    This IT pilot fish's company hires an outside vendor to conduct Windows 7 training for its users -- but maybe not exactly the right training company for the job.
  • Leaker claims that free cloud-based Windows is headed our way

    Preston Gralla
    22 Apr 2014 | 11:06 am
    Microsoft is at work on a free, cloud-based version of Windows called Windows Cloud that requires an Internet connection for full functionality, and whose full features beyond base ones would only be unlocked if you paid for a subscription. So claims a Russian leaker who has often been right before. Is he right again, or is this just a false rumor?
  • Microsoft tells small businesses and consumers who love XP: Get lost

    Preston Gralla
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:49 am
    If you're a big business, Microsoft is happy to provide you with XP security patches at a reasonable cost. But if you're a consumer or own a small business, it's another story: No patches for you, at any price.
  • Michaels finally confirms massive POS hack (Aaron Bros. as well)

    Richi Jennings
    18 Apr 2014 | 3:08 am
    Crafty hackers hack craft stores -- again. Michaels Stores (NYSE:MIK) has finally confirmed the details of the point-of-sale hack revealed in January. It's unclear what's taken them so long -- the company claims the hack was "highly sophisticated," but everyone uses a blah-blah phrase like that. Your humble blogwatcher notes that the problem persisted for more than a month after the news first broke. smh. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers are aghast that, for the second time, the company's POS was hacked -- lasting almost nine months.
 
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  • Deliver Windows Apps on a Google Chromebook through Citrix XenApp

    Vijay
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:30 pm
    Is your enterprise planning or actively involved in a Windows XP migration project that includes Google Chromebooks as the new computing platform? To successfully make this transition, do you need to deliver business-critical Windows applications to these devices?  Citrix and Google have been working together since 2010 to ensure Chromebook users can easily access Windows apps—without them having to first launch a virtual desktop or IT having to migrate apps and data to the cloud and learn a whole new desktop-as-a-service (DaaS) management model. Citrix XenApp is the market-leading…
  • Disable Facebook Auto Play Videos on Desktop, Android and iOS Devices.

    Vijay
    20 Apr 2014 | 2:30 am
    Facebook introduced auto-playing videos and video ads on their Newsfeed sometime back in December. The new format automatically plays silently on both desktop and mobile versions if you pause on them while browsing your News Feed. Now, there is a way for you to turn it off. Doing this will certainly help you save the bandwidth and battery on your mobile devices; this will also help you avoid ads. Unfortunately, there is no way to completely disable Facebook’s video ads on mobile/iPad. However, you can disable them when you’re not on Wi-Fi. Here are the step below - 1. Disable…
  • Privacy, Data Protection and Service Terms: Sale of Nokia’s Devices & Services Business to Microsoft

    Vijay
    19 Apr 2014 | 11:02 pm
    Nokia currently expects to complete the sale of its Devices & Services business to Microsoft in April 2014. With the completion of this transaction, a Microsoft Finnish affiliate assumes responsibility for your personal data and the contractual relationships for the products and services related to this business. Microsoft cares deeply about your privacy and the protection of your personal data and will continue to collect and use your personal data in the same ways and for the same reasons as Nokia, and you should experience no difference as a result of the sale.Nokia will continue to…
  • A little more on Heartbleed and passwords

    Vijay
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:32 am
    Despite the name no blood was shedded by a lot of digital ink was used to cover this security breach. Few days back, even I had reported this. Have a look at my previous article if you need to refresh your mind about the topic ;). As nothing sales better a paper than the announcement of a catastrophe, alarmist title sprawl accross the web. Of course a lot of laymen may start to doubt about the security of their account on the web. Some really sensitive sectors like iGaming decided to clarify the matter for their reader by interviewing CTO of Super Lenny, the latest casino of BetIt Group. Leon…
  • What is the Heartbleed Bug all about? Be safe, Change your Password.

    Vijay
    10 Apr 2014 | 1:56 am
    This Bug is in the OpenSSL’s implementation of the TLS/DTLS (transport layer security protocols) heartbeat extension (RFC6520); and hence the name Heartbleed bug. This bug allows anyone on the Internet to read the memory of the systems protected by the vulnerable versions of the OpenSSL software. This compromises the secret keys used to identify the service providers and to encrypt the traffic, the names and passwords of the users and the actual content. This allows attackers to eavesdrop on communications, steal data directly from the services and users and to impersonate services and…
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  • What's new in F12 with Windows 8.1 Update

    ieblog
    14 Apr 2014 | 2:59 pm
    We are excited to announce a set of substantial updates to the developer tools in IE, (F12) as well as in Visual Studio 2013 Update 2. The updates in F12 accompany the new releases in IE11. Previously, we described the capabilities of F12, and its focus on a fast, iterative workflow, on providing accurate data in the DOM Explorer and on providing actionable data in the memory and performance tools. As you use F12 with this update, you will notice enhancements for the following: A tighter, iterative workflow with change tracking in the CSS tools An ability to debug in the code you wrote such…
  • April 2014 Internet Explorer Updates

    ieblog
    8 Apr 2014 | 3:05 pm
    Microsoft Security Bulletin MS14-018 - Critical This security update resolves six privately reported vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer. The most severe vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user views a specially crafted Web page using Internet Explorer. An attacker who successfully exploited the most severe of these vulnerabilities could gain the same user rights as the current user. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights. This security update is rated…
  • Stay up to date with Enterprise Mode for Internet Explorer 11

    ieblog
    2 Apr 2014 | 4:03 pm
    Microsoft is taking an important step towards helping businesses stay up to date with the latest software, services, and devices. Enterprise Mode for Internet Explorer 11, announced today as an update for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1, provides better compatibility for older versions of Internet Explorer and tools to manage which Web apps use it. Businesses can benefit from the modern Web standards, better performance, and increased security of our latest browser, while extending existing investments in legacy Web apps. And by decreasing dependencies on older versions, Internet Explorer is…
  • Announcing an updated version of Internet Explorer 11 - available on Windows 8.1, Windows 7, and Windows Phone 8.1

    ieblog
    2 Apr 2014 | 4:01 pm
    Today we’re excited to announce an updated version of Internet Explorer 11 available with the Windows 8.1 Update and for our Windows 7 customers as well as the debut of Internet Explorer 11 for Windows Phone 8.1. The Windows 8.1 Update will be available for download today on MSDN and TechNet, with automatic updates beginning April 8th for both Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 customers. We are also launching two new experiences today – 22Tracks and FishGL – so you can explore what’s new with IE11 across Windows and Windows Phone. We've heard that people browse the Web on many…
  • Building Better Input Experience for East Asian Users with the IME API in IE11

    ieblog
    31 Mar 2014 | 1:09 pm
    During the development of Internet Explorer 11, we proposed and implemented a new set of IME APIs to the Web Applications Working Group for a better input experience for East Asian users. These discussions resulted in changes to the Editor’s Draft of the W3C IME API. This API enables developers to build a tightly integrated experience between the IME that East Asian users rely on to type in their local languages and the UI that developers create to assist input, for example a search suggestion list that dynamically updates based on the keywords that the user has typed. Avoid UI Occlusion…
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  • MSN Messenger and AIM instant messenger war: reverse engineering and sabotage

    Long Zheng
    19 Apr 2014 | 6:06 pm
    Found this amazing Microsoft story from Twitter told first-hand by David Auerbach, a former Microsoft developer in 1998 on the MSN Messenger Service team. It’s a sleuthing story of back-and-forth reverse engineering by Microsoft and sabotage by AOL, all for one simple feature – chatting with AOL Instant Messenger friends inside MSN Messenger. It’s a bit long but a great weekend read. After we finished the user part of the program, we had some down- time while waiting for the server team to finish the Hotmail integration. We fixed every bug we could find, and then I added…
  • Google Chrome 35 beta adds much needed DirectWrite font rendering on Windows

    Long Zheng
    12 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    Web designers rejoice. The jaggies are gone! Fonts in Chrome on Windows no longer look like they’re from the XP-era. Thanks to a new experimental flag added to the latest version of the Google Chrome beta (35.0.1916.27 beta-m), Chrome is finally rendering fonts with the advanced DirectWrite font rendering engine. For a before and after comparison, here’s one I compiled with the Windows.com website. The effect is most noticeable on big curves like the “a” and bends of the question mark. Simply open the Chrome experiments screen chrome://flags/#enable-direct-write and…
  • Making a Google Glass app with C# on Xamarin: PTVGlass

    Long Zheng
    29 Mar 2014 | 4:19 am
    Missing the train by just a minute is mildly frustrating. Every time I see the train roll away from the platform as I walk towards the station makes me wonder what if I had walked a little bit faster or paced up the escalator. (This dilemma keeps me up at night) Of course there are plenty of cool mobile apps with public transport timetables but pulling out a phone and fiddling about while I’m walking is more trouble than its worth. After two nights of hacking, I can now access Melbourne’s bus, train and tram timetables while I’m walking to the station with voice and…
  • Hands-on with the Narrative Clip wearable lifelogging camera: disappointing

    Long Zheng
    26 Mar 2014 | 8:34 am
    In early 2012 it seemed like everyone jumped on the Kickstarter bandwagon. At TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco 2012 I was introduced to a project called Memoto, a miniature camera small enough to clip on to your clothing and it’ll automatically take photos of your day-to-day life – lifelogging. At the time it seemed like a diamond in the rough (remember this was before Google Glass was announced). It exceeded its $50,000 goal with $550,000 of backers. Fast forward to today, after a year of production delays and a company rebrand, the Narrative Clip has finally started shipping.
  • Windows Phone Store: these aren’t the Facebook apps you’re looking for

    Long Zheng
    15 Mar 2014 | 4:36 am
    I don’t know what the hell is going over at the Windows Phone Store, but I believe the following screenshots can encapsulate everything that is wrong with Microsoft’s app strategy and approval process for the Store. Blatant artwork theft, copyright/trademark infringements and deceptive conduct by “developers” who spam the Store with website-wrapper apps. (A problem Microsoft only itself has to blame for submitting many unauthorised website-wrapper apps themselves on behalf of popular brands.) The following screenshots are taken on 15th of March 2014 10pm searching for…
 
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  • Quick news: Microsoft Press wins awards at international competition of STC

    KimSpilker
    24 Apr 2014 | 2:23 pm
    You all might remember that back in the winter, a handful of our books were recognized by the Puget Sound chapter of the Society for Technical Communications. (See blog post http://blogs.msdn.com/b/microsoft_press/archive/2014/01/22/quick-news-microsoft-press-picks-up-six-awards-at-last-night-s-stc-ceremony.aspx.) Today, we’re happy to announce that three of those books were sent to the international judges and have received recognition at the top level of competition. Here are the winners. Congratulations to the authors and editors who produced these high-quality books. Award of…
  • Version 9.04.0013 of the RML Utilities for x86 and x64 has been released to the download center

    psssql
    24 Apr 2014 | 2:17 pm
            X64: http://download.microsoft.com/download/0/a/4/0a41538e-2d57-40ff-ae85-ec4459f7cdaa/RMLSetup_AMD64.msi X86: http://download.microsoft.com/download/4/6/a/46a3217e-f523-4cc6-96e9-df73dd0fdd04/RMLSetup_X86.msi   This build encompasses previous features, fixes and enhancements designed from recent case work.    ·         SQL Server 2014 compliant ·         SQL Server 2012 and 2014 XEL input to ReadTrace compliant (sample .XEL capture script shipped with help…
  • Logging with the .NET backend for Azure Mobile Services

    CarlosFigueira
    24 Apr 2014 | 2:00 pm
    [This post originally appeared in http://blogs.msdn.com/b/azuremobile/archive/2014/04/24/logging-with-the-net-backend-for-azure-mobile-services.aspx. I’ll be writing Azure Mobile Service related posts in the Azure Mobile blog primarily, and cross-posting them here for people who have feeds linked to this blog only] On the node.js version of mobile services, logging was done mostly via the node’s console object. In any of the server scripts you could call console.[log|warn|error] and when that script was executed you could go to the “logs” tab in the portal to see them. In the .NET…
  • Visio and Arduino: An example of the physical design for an e-wearable

    Surf4Fun
    24 Apr 2014 | 1:51 pm
    My idea is to create a system to quickly modify an arduino Lilypad form factor.  The Lilypad Arduio is designed to be wearable, with contacts that do not require soldering and work with the stainless steel conductive thread that can be washed, and isn’t too expensive.  In the diagram below I show a potential system that uses either a Windows Tablet or Win Phone to either use WiFi or Bluetooth to update software in a e-wearable.  No sensors are shown here because this is the overall...(read more)
  • El extraño caso de : El botón de Archivos de Compatibilidad que no existe en Windows 8

    Juan Carlos Ruiz Pacheco
    24 Apr 2014 | 1:39 pm
    Avanzado Nota: Este artículo surge como respuesta a una pregunta de mi amigo Jose A. Velarde pero lo que sería una respuesta en Facebook decidí convertirlo en un artículo de blog porque se que será del agrado de todos ustedes. En Windows Vista ...read more...(read more)
 
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  • A closer look at Windows PowerShell OneGet - Part 2

    Rafael Rivera
    18 Apr 2014 | 3:10 pm
    In part one, we introduced the OneGet architecture and touched on providers, the components responsible for doing all the heavy lifting. Before we can dive into providers, however, we need to talk about OneGet plugins. The OneGet Core API supports a simple plugin model that prevents coupling by way of Duck typing. That is, plugins don't reference any OneGet specific types or bind to any assemblies on disk. Instead, they implement a lightweight container encapsulating a few methods and properties that will be called and discovered at runtime, ultimately exposing any providers hosted within.To…
  • What's with the Rs, Bs, WRs, CCs, DCAs, and PTs in the Windows Store XML?

    Rafael Rivera
    7 Apr 2014 | 2:16 pm
    Like Raymond Chen, I spelunk around Windows during my lunch breaks. Today, I came across raw Windows Store XML -- the XML sent down to the Windows Store app on your Windows machine. I noticed immediately that it wasn't your ordinary semantic XML. Instead, the elements had been transformed into shortened, mechanical, almost alien versions, some comprising of only one letter.Here's a snippet of XML delivered as part of the Where's My Water? 2 page:<Emr> <Pt> <I>12c9d9c4-1b2a-4c79-8e36-5adad7c4d413</I> <R>360a98aa-87f5-4e80-bda8-01880c2dbd38</R>…
  • A closer look at Windows PowerShell OneGet - Part 1

    Rafael Rivera
    5 Apr 2014 | 6:35 pm
    On Thursday, Distinguished Engineer Jeffrey Snover announced the availability of the Windows Management Framework 5.0 Preview. In tow was Windows PowerShell OneGet, touted as the new way to discover and install software on Windows. But after digging deeper into the preview bits, it’s clear OneGet is much more than a collection of cmdlets.Let’s take a closer look. Windows PowerShell OneGet is a bit of a misnomer -- it isn't strictly tied to PowerShell. Instead, OneGet represents a framework of hosts, providers and packages with a core set of APIs at its center. Peeking behind the curtains,…
  • Coming soon in Windows 8.1 Update 1: Internet Explorer Enterprise Mode

    Rafael Rivera
    3 Feb 2014 | 3:01 am
    So, a build of Windows 8.1 Update 1 leaked onto the Internet last night. Buried in this build are early bits of what's being called Internet Explorer Enterprise Mode, a feature designed to "improve the compatibility of websites identified by your company".There's not a lot to play with yet, but I tinkered with it a bit.It appears to work similarly to the Compatibility View feature first introduced in Internet Explorer 8. One difference is that Enterprise Mode can be configured to consult a list of Enterprise Mode enabled sites via a file on disk or somewhere on the network. This file could…
  • Disable Skype integration in Outlook.com and SkyDrive

    Rafael Rivera
    26 Jan 2014 | 11:25 am
    A little over nine months ago, Microsoft rolled out Skype for Outlook.com. This new integration allows users to instant message, make phone calls and even send and receive video -- right from the web browser. It sounds great, but as my colleague Paul Thurrott pointed out then, it comes with a crippling incoming call notification that won't stop ringing after you answer the call with one of the many other applications or devices ringing.I thought abandoning Outlook.com would be the cure, but Microsoft rolled this integration into SkyDrive too.Determined to fix this, I ran…
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  • Take a closer look at Microsoft’s new Analytics Platform System for big data

    Suzanne Choney
    24 Apr 2014 | 2:12 pm
    At the Accelerate Your Insights event last week, Satya Nadella introduced the new Microsoft Analytics Platform System (APS) as Microsoft’s solution for delivering “Big Data in a box.” The SQL Server Blog shares more details about how the program works, and also a video, shared here, to explain some of the basics. Microsoft is continuing to work with hardware partners Dell, HP and Quanta to deliver APS as a turnkey appliance that also delivers the best value in the industry for a data warehouse appliance, the SQL Server Team writes. To learn more, head over to the SQL…
  • Removing .NET Framework 4.5/4.5.1 removes Windows 2012/2012R2 UI and other features

    John Marlin [MSFT]
    24 Apr 2014 | 2:11 pm
    This is Vimal Shekar and Krishnan Ayyer from the Windows Support team. Today in this blog, we will be discussing about an issue that we are seeing increasingly being reported in support. We will look at the effects of removing .Net Framework from a Windows Server 2012/2012 R2 installation. Windows Server 2012 includes .NET Framework 4.5 and Windows Server 2012 R2 includes .NET Framework 4.5.1. The .NET Framework provides a comprehensive and consistent programming model to build and run applications (including Roles and Features) that are built for various platforms. Windows Explorer…
  • The barbarian battle continues with ‘Duel of Fates,’ new add-on pack for ‘Ryse: Son of Rome’

    Suzanne Choney
    24 Apr 2014 | 2:06 pm
    Barbarian battling is on big-time with the release of "Duel of Fates," the third downloadable content package for "Ryse: Son of Rome,” now available for Xbox One. The content features two new arena mode round-to-round maps in “Invictus” and “Barbarous,” and a survival map called "Island." Players will also be able to access two new gladiator skins for their combatants, both taken from "Ryse: Son of Rome’s" single-player campaign: Glott the barbarian chief, and "Ryse" protagonist Marius Titus. You can get…
  • Polar bear cubs take a springtime swim on Bing home page

    Athima Chansanchai
    24 Apr 2014 | 2:01 pm
    Can you use a dose of stress alleviating happiness? Then check out Thursday’s Bing home page. When spring hits the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), in northeastern Alaska, it’s time for polar bear cubs to plunge in and practice their swimming skills. The ANWR, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2011, is the largest refuge in the United States, about the same size as South Carolina. We also find out through the home page that legendary conservationists Olaus and Margaret Murie campaigned to protect what would eventually be the ANWR. In order to maintain its…
  • Lync 2010 Windows desktop client is now officially supported in Lync hybrid deployments

    rdubois (MSFT)
    24 Apr 2014 | 1:58 pm
    We received a lot of questions about, and requests for, support for Lync 2010 Windows desktop client in a Lync hybrid deployment. After a round of testing, we are happy to announce that the Lync 2010 Windows desktop client is now officially supported for Lync users in a hybrid deployment, including users that are homed in Lync Online through an Office 365 tenant. Client requirements The Lync 2010 desktop client must be version 4.0.7577.4419 (or later) released in January 2014, as described...(read more)
 
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  • That thing about acquisitions

    Kip Kniskern
    24 Apr 2014 | 11:57 am
    Yesterday Apple released its 2nd quarter earnings, and in the earnings call Apple CEO Tim Cook noted that Apple has acquired some 24 companies in the last 18 months, and plans to keep looking for opportunities. Seemingly every day, there’s news of a new acquisition on Techmeme, for example today’s announcement that Facebook is acquiring the company that makes Moves, a popular fitness tracking app. Companies both big and small are being snapped up by the likes of Apple and Facebook and Google, from the $18 billion WhatsApp acquisition to another Apple acquisition that barely rates…
  • The new, faster, responsive Microsoft… or is it?

    Kip Kniskern
    22 Apr 2014 | 11:21 am
    Another day, another report of how the new, post Ballmer Microsoft is speeding up its cadence on delivering Windows, this time with Mary Jo Foley reporting that there may be another update to Windows 8.1 as early as this August. This “new” Microsoft, it seems, is ready to deliver updates to Windows and Windows Phone at blinding speeds, unlike the plodding Windows teams of old, and that speed is being taken as a sign that new CEO Satya Nadella is ready to drive the company faster than it’s ever moved before. And that may all be true for Windows, which in some respects may be…
  • Microsoft to officially acquire Nokia Devices and Services business this Friday.

    Kip Kniskern
    21 Apr 2014 | 7:39 am
    Microsoft made it official today, in a blog post on the Official Microsoft Blog by General Counsel Brad Smith, and will be completing the acquisition and “officially welcome the Nokia Devices and Services business as part of the Microsoft family” on Friday, April 25th. The deal, in which Microsoft will acquire “substantially all” of Nokia’s mobile phones businesses, was first announced last September, and was slated to close “in the first quarter” of this year, which it narrowly missed. According to Smith, the deal has been amended slightly: As with…
  • Cortana begins her move into the desktop with Bing personalized cards

    Kip Kniskern
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:43 am
    Cortana, the Bing powered personal assistant now (sorta) available for Windows Phones (if you’ve installed the Windows Phone Developer Preview and upgraded to Windows Phone 8.1), has already begun to move more broadly into Bing products, including the Bing homepage on the desktop. In a blog post on the Bing Search blog, Program Manager Chen Fang explains: (W)e are unveiling a set of personalized cards on the Bing homepage that will help you keep track of things that matter to you. Set up your interests in Bing settings and you will start seeing personalized news, weather, flights, and…
  • One of the last vestiges of Windows Live, Admin Center, stumbles to the deadpool

    Kip Kniskern
    11 Apr 2014 | 10:23 am
    It was bound to happen. The little used and almost never promoted but very useful Windows Live service, Admin Center (it started its life as Custom Domains, and was renamed back in November of 2007), is finally reaching end of life. The service, which allowed users to create Hotmail (Outlook.com) email accounts for their own custom domains (we use it here, and all of our @liveside.net addresses are managed by WL Admin Center), is now closed to new users, according to a message on the domains.live.com home page: Instead, new users are encouraged to sign up for an Office 365 account, like…
 
 
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    Windows Experience Blog

  • Red Stripe deals for you: Stuntmania Reloaded, Rabbids Big Bang, King Oddball, and more

    Windows Apps Spotlight
    24 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    Snag the newest Red Stripe Deals on Stuntmania Reloaded, Rabbids Big Bang, King Oddball, Yoga.com Studio, InspirARTion, and KnowledgeBase Builder. From today until next Thursday, enjoy a hefty discount off the original price of these apps.* Stuntmania Reloaded Ever wanted to try being a stunt driver? This is your chance! Perform mid-air stunts like flips, twists, and flat spins, and watch that damage meter. If you hit 100% KA-BOOM! You explode, and then regenerate in a new, random location. Originally $4.99, get it now for $2.49 in the Windows Store. Rabbids Big Bang It doesn’t get much…
  • Red Stripe Deals on glƏƏk, Shark Dash, Chuggington Puzzle Stations, and more!

    Windows Apps Spotlight
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:52 pm
    We've got 6 great new Red Stripe Deals for you on everything from the popular glƏƏk! app to games like Shark Dash, Roman Empire, Success Story, the Treasures of Montezuma 3, and Chuggington Puzzle Stations. From today until next Thursday, enjoy a 50% or more discount off the original price of these apps.* Shark Dash! by GameloftShark Dash! by Gameloft is a fantastic physics puzzler that pits plastic shark toys against a flock of rubber duckies who've invaded their bathtub. Make your way through 96 levels in 4 splashy locations including Ancient Rome and Japan. Originally $1.99, get…
  • Where’s My Water? XYY and Disney Solitaire now available in the Windows Store

    Windows Apps Spotlight
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:06 am
    It’s hard not to be a fan of Disney, especially their great games for kids of all ages. This week, there are two new games to play on your Windows devices – just in time to add to your Spring Break fun. Let’s take a look… Where’s My Water? XYY (new) First, jump in and join XYY, the popular Chinese TV cartoon star, in Disney’s latest physics-based game Where’s My Water? XYY. Get it now from the Windows Store and Windows Phone Store.   Where’s My Water? XYY sends you on a medieval adventure in China, helping XYY rescue his friends from an ancient underground city. Use your…
  • Announcing the new All-in-One Media Keyboard

    Brandon LeBlanc
    16 Apr 2014 | 10:21 am
    People love to show off their photos and videos to friends and family and a common way to do this is by connecting a device like a laptop or tablet to a TV. Today, we’re announcing the All-in-One Media Keyboard that makes it super easy to access and navigate all that content from the comfort of your couch. The All-in-One Media Keyboard has an integrated multi-touch trackpad next to its full size keyset so you can not only type things but also swipe, drag, drop, zoom and click super easily. The All-in-One Media Keyboard connects wirelessly to your PC through its USB wireless transceiver and…
  • Lenovo announces new FLEX 2 laptops

    Brandon LeBlanc
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:43 am
    Today, Lenovo has announced two new FLEX 2 dual-mode laptops: a 14-inch model and 15.6-inch model. These FLEX 2 dual-mode laptops have the ability to be used as a traditional laptop in “laptop mode” or to be used in “stand mode” by flipping the keyboard underneath the screen 300 degrees.   Both models will come with 10-finger multi-touch displays but select versions of these models will have a bright full HD (1920 x 1080) widescreen display. They both come with an optional backlit keyboard. On the inside, these models will be available in a couple of different options: Up to 4th…
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    Windows Server Blog

  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Update: Availability of WSUS fix and revised servicing timing

    Microsoft Windows Server Team
    16 Apr 2014 | 10:03 am
    Following our announcement from last week, we have now released the fix through Windows Update for theissue with Windows Server 2012 R2 Update communicating with WSUS 3.2 servers in certain non-default configurations. For servers that have already installed the update, Windows Update will re-offer the complete update, but it will only install the fix. Please read KB2959977 and the WSUS team blog for further details. As always, we’ve been listening to your feedback and want to ensure that you have a smooth deployment experience and continue to receive enterprise-grade…
  • Updated Volume License Media Available Today for Windows Server 2012 R2 Update

    Microsoft Windows Server Team
    14 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    Following our announcement from last week, we’ve now released the media for Windows Server 2012 R2 Update on the Volume License Service Center (VLSC) today. Additionally, we wanted to create awareness of an issue with the Windows Server 2012 R2 Update VSLC/MSDN media that manifests under very specific configuration settings.  Most of you should see no impact whatsoever.  For the small number of who might encounter this issue, we have issued additional information and workaround guidance here.  
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Update is now generally available

    Microsoft Windows Server Team
    8 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    Following our announcement from last week, we are happy to announce that Windows Server 2012 R2 Update is now generally available through Windows Update. The Windows Server 2012 R2 evaluation experience and has also been updated to the new OS image. The Volume Licensing Service Center will be updated on April 14, 2014 and the new image will be coming to Azure soon. We encourage you to apply this update to your Windows Server 2012 R2 systems as soon as possible. As a reminder, this becomes the new servicing baseline for Windows Server 2012 R2 systems, so next month's security updates (i.e.
  • Windows Management Framework V5 Preview

    Jeffrey Snover Windows Server
    3 Apr 2014 | 8:12 am
    Title: Windows Management Framework 5.0 Preview One goal of management is to simplify creating and operating computing environments.  In Windows Server 2012 R2 we introduced two new standards-based technologies to achieve that: Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration and Certified for Windows Network Switches.  Both of these generated a lot of excitement with our customers and partners. Today we are announcing the Preview of Windows Management Framework V5 which advances both of these areas and introduces Windows PowerShell OneGet to dramatically simplify finding and…
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Update is now available to subscribers

    Microsoft Windows Server Team
    2 Apr 2014 | 4:00 pm
    As we mentioned back in February, Microsoft has been working on an update to Windows Server 2012 R2 in conjunction with an update to Windows 8.1.  Today we are providing Windows Server 2012 R2 Update to MSDN and TechNet subscribers and it will be generally available through Windows Update starting on April 8, 2014.  We continue to focus on providing a world-class platform for IT Pros and developers around the globe.  This includes an easy way to get up to date with the patches, bug-fixes, and improvements that we’ve been working on since we released Windows Server 2012…
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    Windows Virtualization Team Blog

  • Backup of a Replica VM

    Aashish Ramdas [MSFT]
    24 Apr 2014 | 4:21 am
    This blog post covers the scenarios and motivations that drive the backup of a Replica VM, and product guidance to administrators. Why backup a Replica VM? Ever since the advent of Hyper-V Replica in Windows Server 2012, customers have been interested in backing up the Replica VM. Traditionally, IT administrators have taken backups of the VM that contains the running workload (the primary VM) and backup products have been built to cater to this need. So when a significant proportion of customers talked about the backup of Replica VMs, we were intrigued. There are a few key scenarios where…
  • Hosting Providers and HRM

    Praveen Vijayaraghavan,MSFT
    18 Feb 2014 | 7:33 pm
    If you are a hosting provider who is interested in offering DR as a service – you should go over this great post by Gaurav on how Hyper-V Recovery Manager (HRM) helps you build this capability http://blogs.technet.com/b/scvmm/archive/2014/02/18/disaster-recovery-as-a-service-by-hosting-service-providers-using-windows-azure-hyper-v-recovery-manager.aspx The post provides a high level overview of the capability and also a detailed FAQ on the common set of queries which we have heard from our customers. If you have any further questions, leave a comment in the blog post.
  • Hyper-V Replica Certificate based authentication and Proxy servers

    Praveen Vijayaraghavan,MSFT
    17 Feb 2014 | 5:45 am
    Continuing from where we left off, I have a small lab deployment which consists of a AD, DNS, Proxy server (Forefront TMG 2010 on WS 2008 R2 SP1), primary servers and replica servers. When the primary server is behind the proxy (forward proxy) and when I tried to enable replication using certificate based authentication, I got the following error message: The handle is in the wrong state for the requested operation (0x00002EF3) That didn’t convey too much, did it? Fortunately I had netmon running in the background and the only set of network traffic which was seen was between the primary…
  • Hyper-V Replica & Proxy Servers on primary site

    Praveen Vijayaraghavan,MSFT
    8 Feb 2014 | 4:00 pm
    I was tinkering around with my lab setup which consists of a domain, proxy server, primary and replica servers. There are some gotchas when it comes to Hyper-V Replica and proxy servers and I realized that we did not have any posts around this. So here goes. If the primary server is behind a proxy server (forward proxy) and if Kerberos based authentication is used to establish a connection between the primary and replica server, you might encounter an error: Hyper-V cannot connect to the specified Replica server <servername> due to connection timed out. Verify if a network connection…
  • Error 0x80090303 when enabling replication

    Praveen Vijayaraghavan,MSFT
    6 Feb 2014 | 4:00 pm
    When trying to enable replication on one of my VMs in my lab setup, I encountered the following error – Hyper-V failed to authenticate the Replica server <server name> using Kerberos authentication. Error: The specified target is unknown or unreachable (0x80090303). Needless to say, I was able to reach the replica server (prb2.hvrlab.com in my case), firewall settings in the replica server looked ok and I was able to TS and login to the replica server as well. As the error message indicated that the failure was encountered when authenticating the replica server, I decided to check the…
 
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    The Windows Blog

  • Find the best indie games—in our new collection available now!

    Windows Apps Spotlight
    24 Apr 2014 | 10:33 am
    Check out this curated collection of Windows and Windows Phone games from indie developers. These are all stellar adventures, puzzles, and thrilling escapes that, from all first indications, will grow up to be big and famous! Which ones look and sound best to you? 1. Dragon’s Blade II Get thee to medieval times for lots of modern gaming twists. You’ll battle through a mysterious land full of monsters, dungeons, and hidden treasure in this Windows Phone exclusive! Play solo on your own or multi-player online where you can chat and engage in raids, team battles, and guild wars. Available…
  • Red Stripe deals for you: Stuntmania Reloaded, Rabbids Big Bang, King Oddball, and more

    Windows Apps Spotlight
    24 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    Snag the newest Red Stripe Deals on Stuntmania Reloaded, Rabbids Big Bang, King Oddball, Yoga.com Studio, InspirARTion, and KnowledgeBase Builder. From today until next Thursday, enjoy a hefty discount off the original price of these apps.* Stuntmania Reloaded Ever wanted to try being a stunt driver? This is your chance! Perform mid-air stunts like flips, twists, and flat spins, and watch that damage meter. If you hit 100% KA-BOOM! You explode, and then regenerate in a new, random location. Originally $4.99, get it now for $2.49 in the Windows Store. Rabbids Big Bang It doesn’t get much…
  • Remote Desktop Preview app now available for Windows Phone 8.1

    Brandon LeBlanc
    23 Apr 2014 | 10:25 am
    If you currently have Windows Phone 8.1 installed on your device as part of the Windows Phone Preview for Developers, you can now try out the Remote Desktop Preview app which is now available in the Windows Phone Store to download. The Remote Desktop Preview app uses RDP 8.1 and RemoteFX that enables you to have a rich multi-touch experience that supports Windows gestures when you connect to Windows 8 devices for example. For a complete drill-down into all the capabilities of the Remote Desktop Preview app, head on over to the Remote Desktop Services Blog and read this blog post from David…
  • Join us to //publish/ your Windows apps for phones, tablets and PCs

    Larry Lieberman
    23 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    This blog was authored by Microsoft MVP, Joost van Schaik   Windows Phone has been a passion for me since even before it was released, and I have been developing for it ever since. Passion can take you very far - in my case, I even became a Windows Phone Development MVP in October 2011. In that capacity, but also just as a developer loving his platform, I would like to point you to //publish/, an event that will run on May 16-17, 2014. Unlike //build/, you don’t have to go all the way San Francisco to meet the industry experts – we will be right there for you, at (present count) 66…
  • //build 2014 highlights #3: graphics, media, design, and the business of apps

    Windows Apps Team
    22 Apr 2014 | 1:16 pm
    We’re deep into our //build 2014 highlights, and this week we bring together some of the deepest technical sessions—those on graphics and media—with those at the opposite end of the spectrum, namely those related to design and running your apps business. Let’s start off deep with the six sessions on gaming and DirectX: 3-510 – Innovations in High Performance 2D Graphics with DirectX Across Windows and Windows Phone 2-503 – Building Your First Windows Game with Unity 3-564 – Direct3D 12 API Preview 3-594 – DirectX Graphics Development with Visual…
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    Articles by Paul Thurrott

  • Apple Earnings: iPhone Sales Up, iPad Sales Down

    24 Apr 2014 | 6:06 am
    Investors getting restless as Apple squeaks by expectations Apple on Wednesday announced a profit of $10.2 billion on record quarterly revenues of $45.6 billion for the quarter ending March 31, thanks largely to better-than-expected iPhone sales. But the firm attempted to deflect bad news about its iPad—sales were well below those of the same quarter last year—and other disappointments by announcing a stock split and other investor-related changes. read more
  • Google Offered to Help Samsung in its Patent Battles with Apple

    23 Apr 2014 | 6:59 am
    Google steps out of the shadows It is the unspoken, secret truth that everyone following Apple v. Samsung knows: Boiling barely below the surface, this wide-ranging patent infringement case is really about Google and its dominant Android mobile OS. Content Classification:  Curated read more
  • Microsoft, Nokia Deal to Close April 25

    22 Apr 2014 | 6:18 am
    Well, there you go Microsoft announced on Monday that it will complete its $7.4 billion acquisition of Nokia's devices and services businesses on Friday, April 25, 2014, just days from now. read more
  • Computer, On: Cortana Takes Us Back to the Future

    21 Apr 2014 | 2:55 pm
    But there's no excuse for "Minority Report" While evaluating the Cortana "virtual digital assistant" in Windows Phone 8.1, I've begun wondering how voice technology will evolve, and whether it will finally take its rightful place alongside other computing interaction techniques. read more
  • With Nokia Purchase Imminent, Microsoft Begins Alerting Customers, Partners

    21 Apr 2014 | 6:42 am
    Nokia is poised on the edge of the abyss With Microsoft expecting to complete its acquisition of Nokia's devices and services businesses within days, the firm has begun alerting customers, partners, suppliers, and others that deal with Nokia about how this change will impact them. read more
 
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    Digital Inspiration Technology Blog

  • How to Receive Files in your Google Drive from Anyone

    Amit Agarwal
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:30 am
    A school teacher wants to have a public drop box (not Dropbox) where students can upload homework assignments. A recruiter wants to have an online form where job applicants can upload their resumes. A news organization may need a public drop box where people can upload files anonymously. Google Forms would have been a perfect solution here but unfortunately you cannot upload files to Google Drive through Forms. The other option is to have a shared folder inside Google Drive but there are limitations. One, you need a Gmail Account and should be invited by the folder owner to upload files in a…
  • How to Track When People Print Web Pages on your Site

    Amit Agarwal
    21 Apr 2014 | 12:15 am
    You have made your website printer-friendly but you are not too sure if people are actually printing any of web pages. And if they are, you would probably like to know how frequently they print pages from your site and what kind of content is printed more often. There are multiple ways to print a web page. You may use the File->Print menu in the browser or press the Ctrl+P keyboard shortcut (or Command+P on a Mac) to send the current web page to the printer. Some web pages have a dedicated PRINT button on the page itself that internally executes the window.print() method to print the…
  • Save your Gmail Attachments to Google Drive Automatically

    Amit Agarwal
    16 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Your email messages in Gmail have attachments – images, documents, videos, etc. – and you can automatically save them all to a specific folder inside Google Drive using the Send to Google Drive. The latest version lets you specify a list of file types and only file attachments belonging to those types will be saved to your Google Drive. If you haven’t used Send to Google Drive before, here’s how it works. You specify a Gmail label name in the sheet and the script will scan all your existing and incoming email messages inside that label for attachments. You can say…
  • Better Ways to Embed Tables and Spreadsheets in Web Pages

    Amit Agarwal
    16 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    It is easy to embed tabular data in  web pages. You can either use the standard <table> HTML tag or you can input the tabular data in a spreadsheet — like Excel Online or Google Spreadsheets — and embed the sheet in your web pages. HTML tables are easy while spreadsheet based tables allow better formatting and complex layouts – like nested tables within a table – without fiddling with the code. Here are the different ways by which you can embed tables in your website and their pros and cons. How to create an HTML table If you have access to a WYSIWYG editor like…
  • Useful FFmpeg Commands

    Amit Agarwal
    14 Apr 2014 | 6:06 am
    FFmpeg is an extremely powerful and versatile command line tool for converting audio and video files. It is free and available for Windows, Mac and Linux machines. Whether you want to join two video files, extract the audio component from a video file, convert your video into an animated GIF, FFmpeg can do it all and even more. Extract the audio from a video file with this simple FFmpeg command. Useful FFmpeg Commands FFmpeg supports all popular audio and video formats. Or you can running the command ./ffmpeg -formats to get a list of every format that is supported by your FFmpeg…
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    Channel 9

  • The Edge Show #100 milestone. Azure Automation with Joey Levy. | Edge

    David Tesar, RicksterCDN, Symon Perriman, Simon May
    24 Apr 2014 | 2:20 pm
    It is hard to believe "the Edge Show" got started back in 2007 at TechEd Barcelona. Here we are, 100 episodes later and we're still going strong.  The team members might have changed over the years, but the concept is still essentially the same - get relevant and interesting IT Pro technical content from members of the engineering teams, technical marketing teams and various executives and technical fellows in short digestible episodes that you can watch wherever and whenever you like.We decided to mix it up a little and reflect back on some of the more funny things that took…
  • Azure SQL Database introduces new service tiers | Windows Azure Storage & SQL Database

    Scott Klein
    24 Apr 2014 | 8:59 am
    In this episode Scott Klein is joined by Tony Petrossian – Group Program Manager for business continuity in Azure SQL Database, and Tobias Ternstrom – Principal Program Manager Lead for performance in Azure SQL Database. In this episode Tony and Tobias tell us all about the new Microsoft Azure SQL Database new services tiers. The new tiers are designed for more predictable performance and will also help remove some workarounds and for customers. Additionally, we talk about how the new tiers offer a spectrum of business continuity features, a stronger uptime SLA at 99.95%, and larger…
  • TechEd Countdown Show: The One About A Forum Ratatouille | The Countdown Show

    RicksterCDN, Joey Snow
    24 Apr 2014 | 7:55 am
    WOW! It's getting real folks! We're under 20 days until TechEd North America invades Houston Texas (May 12-15).  Todays show covers a mish mash of all sorts of topics that have come up recently on the TechEd North America forums. Have you checked out the forums lately? It's one of the most direct channels of feedback and forum for questions to the TechEd team and TechEd Community as a whole.  But wait! If you are looking for even MORE direct and quick answers about TechEd North America - a little birdy has let us know that Rick and Joey are planning a…
  • Getting Started with Source Control with Visual Studio Online | Visual Studio Toolbox

    Robert Green
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    This is another in Robert's Getting Started series, where he provides an introduction to a topic that everyone knows about but not everyone is actually doing (or doing enough of). In this episode, Robert shows how to get started with source control with Visual Studio Online. You will see how to set up a team project using Visual Studio Online, add a solution to source control, check out and check in source code and how to search, merge and branch the codebase.
  • The new Office: Deep Dive Anatomy on Click-to-Run Software Updating | The Garage Series for Office 365

    Jeremy Chapman
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:49 am
    In this episode, our adventurous hosts go deeper on how software updates really work for the new Office. They'll demystify what's different compared to the Office Professional Plus 2013 MSI install and explain the optimized update service for the Office 365 ProPlus Click-to-Run install. Learn how the service works optionally so that you can set up your environment to look at sanctioned updates on premises or in the Public Cloud and see how to go beyond default settings. Plus Yoni gets behind the wheel in a Ferrari F430 Spider to see if he can beat Sydney, Australia traffic in today's XStream…
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    Channel 9

  • The Edge Show #100 milestone. Azure Automation with Joey Levy. | Edge

    David Tesar, RicksterCDN, Symon Perriman, Simon May
    24 Apr 2014 | 2:20 pm
    It is hard to believe "the Edge Show" got started back in 2007 at TechEd Barcelona. Here we are, 100 episodes later and we're still going strong.  The team members might have changed over the years, but the concept is still essentially the same - get relevant and interesting IT Pro technical content from members of the engineering teams, technical marketing teams and various executives and technical fellows in short digestible episodes that you can watch wherever and whenever you like.We decided to mix it up a little and reflect back on some of the more funny things that took…
  • Azure SQL Database introduces new service tiers | Windows Azure Storage & SQL Database

    Scott Klein
    24 Apr 2014 | 8:59 am
    In this episode Scott Klein is joined by Tony Petrossian – Group Program Manager for business continuity in Azure SQL Database, and Tobias Ternstrom – Principal Program Manager Lead for performance in Azure SQL Database. In this episode Tony and Tobias tell us all about the new Microsoft Azure SQL Database new services tiers. The new tiers are designed for more predictable performance and will also help remove some workarounds and for customers. Additionally, we talk about how the new tiers offer a spectrum of business continuity features, a stronger uptime SLA at 99.95%, and larger…
  • TechEd Countdown Show: The One About A Forum Ratatouille | The Countdown Show

    RicksterCDN, Joey Snow
    24 Apr 2014 | 7:55 am
    WOW! It's getting real folks! We're under 20 days until TechEd North America invades Houston Texas (May 12-15).  Todays show covers a mish mash of all sorts of topics that have come up recently on the TechEd North America forums. Have you checked out the forums lately? It's one of the most direct channels of feedback and forum for questions to the TechEd team and TechEd Community as a whole.  But wait! If you are looking for even MORE direct and quick answers about TechEd North America - a little birdy has let us know that Rick and Joey are planning a…
  • Getting Started with Source Control with Visual Studio Online | Visual Studio Toolbox

    Robert Green
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    This is another in Robert's Getting Started series, where he provides an introduction to a topic that everyone knows about but not everyone is actually doing (or doing enough of). In this episode, Robert shows how to get started with source control with Visual Studio Online. You will see how to set up a team project using Visual Studio Online, add a solution to source control, check out and check in source code and how to search, merge and branch the codebase.
  • The new Office: Deep Dive Anatomy on Click-to-Run Software Updating | The Garage Series for Office 365

    Jeremy Chapman
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:49 am
    In this episode, our adventurous hosts go deeper on how software updates really work for the new Office. They'll demystify what's different compared to the Office Professional Plus 2013 MSI install and explain the optimized update service for the Office 365 ProPlus Click-to-Run install. Learn how the service works optionally so that you can set up your environment to look at sanctioned updates on premises or in the Public Cloud and see how to go beyond default settings. Plus Yoni gets behind the wheel in a Ferrari F430 Spider to see if he can beat Sydney, Australia traffic in today's XStream…
 
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    SolSie.com

  • Amazon Dash, A Free Barcode Scanning & Voice Recognition Wand That Lets You [Too] Conveniently Place Order Your Grocery and Electronic Goods

    SolSie
    5 Apr 2014 | 2:18 pm
    AmazonFresh is a home grocery [electronic included] delivery to Seattle, San Francisco and Southern California areas. Subscribers get free same-day and early next morning delivery service on orders over $35. Amazon Fresh customers must subscribe to Amazon Prime Fresh at $299 yearly [30 day trial is available]. The subscription includes all the benefits of Amazon Prime that’s worth $99. Until now AmazonFresh subscribers can order goods through the Web site, but Amazon just unveiled Dash, a handheld Wi-Fi magic wand that lets customer scan barcode to order a week’s worth of good or speak to…
  • Beam Photos From iOS Devices to Chromecast enabled TV

    SolSie
    24 Mar 2014 | 7:20 pm
    While Chromecast users still have to rely on third party apps to stream photos from their smartphone to the TV, today Google released an iOS app called Photowall for Chromecast that allows one or a group of friends found in the same room to beam their photos to the big screen TV. The photos are arranged and animated on the same screen. User can annotate, doodle with colors before sending to the wall. Upon completion, optionally users can  have the app automatically create a YouTube video from the Photowall with music background (you can swap it out if you want. Preview some tracks from a…
  • Cadenza–An Orchestra in an App

    SolSie
    23 Mar 2014 | 6:00 pm
    A new Kickstarter project aiming to deliver a mobile app that helps musicians to practice alone concertos, sonatas and chamber music accompanied by a real orchestra following their every move. The project is emerged from Sonation, a music startup incubated at the Harvard innovation lab. Sonation created a similar app on the Mac OS including pieces from Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Mozart, Haydn, Tchaikovsky, and Vivaldi for violin, viola, cello, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, French horn, etc.. The app intelligently adapts the orchestra to the style and tempo of the musician playing. A valuable…
  • Moto 360 The Round Face Smartwatch

    SolSie
    19 Mar 2014 | 11:17 am
    Moto 360 is one of the new smartwatches based on Google’s latest platform Android Wear. The device is also the first smartwatch that attempts to mimic the traditional timepiece with a round face, a feature that could give the device a break into the mainstream. So far, smartwatches are often considered bulky, squarish, short battery life, the Moto 360 seems to address all the problems to bring to a jewelry-like wearable device with leather and stainless steel interchangeable bands and yet can perform all the functions of the smartwatch, including face changing and touch interaction and…
  • Android Wear: The Official Wearable Platform from Google

    SolSie
    18 Mar 2014 | 9:23 pm
    Despite other device makers such Samsung, Sony, etc. have pushed to the market smartwatches based on Android, today, Google officially unveiled its Smartwatch platform based on the company mobile OS Android. The platform is aiming for all forms of wearables, Google thinks it makes sense to start with the watch where the search giant hopes to bring contextual data along with updates from social networks, instant messages to the users using Google Now technology. Android Wear platform is voice-enabled, user can say “OK Google…” followed with inquiries to interact with Google…
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    Softpedia News - Microsoft

  • China Says Windows 8 Is Too Expensive, Plans to Replace Windows XP with Linux

    Softpedia News (Bogdan Popa)
    24 Apr 2014 | 1:59 pm
    Windows XP continues to be one of the most used operating systems in China, but the local government is working to replace the retired operating system with an alternative platform. According to a report published by news agency Xinhua, this alternative platform could be Linux, as the country is even considering building its very own open-source operating system. Windows XP is said to be installed on nearly 200 million computers in China and while the most obvious choice would be an upgrade ... (read more)
  • DownTube for Windows 8.1 Update with Better MP3 Download

    Softpedia News (Bogdan Popa)
    24 Apr 2014 | 10:19 am
    DownTube is one of the Metro apps that can help you not only watch your favorite YouTube videos in the Modern UI of Windows 8, but also download them to your computer with just a few taps. The app today received a new update that makes everything run a bit smoother, while also addressing a few bugs which have been discovered in the previous builds. According to the official change log that was published in the Windows Store earlier today, the new DownTube for Windows 8.1 fixes the MP3 downlo... (read more)
  • Five Easy Ways to Tweak the Look of Windows 8.1 Update

    Softpedia News (Bogdan Popa)
    24 Apr 2014 | 8:31 am
    Windows 8.1 Update is already available for everyone running Windows 8.1 and although it doesn't bring too many new customization options, it still allows for a number of tweaks that enables adopters to make the operating system a bit more appealing and add their very own personal touch to its looks. As we know, Windows 8.1 doesn't provide the same high level of customization as other platforms out there, but it still comes with options that give you the power to change the essential settings... (read more)
  • CCleaner 4.13 Released with Windows 8.1 Update Support – Free Download

    Softpedia News (Bogdan Popa)
    24 Apr 2014 | 7:41 am
    More and more software developers are adding support for the new Windows 8.1 Update, and today it's CCleaner's turn to become fully compatible with the new OS version released by Microsoft this month. CCleaner 4.13 adds Windows 8.1 Update and Server 2012 R2 Update compatibility, according to the official changelog, while also improving Chrome and Opera 15 cleaning. From this version on, the app can clean Internet History, Last Download Location and Startup item management for the two browsers... (read more)
  • Opera Developer 22.0.1471.5 Available for Download

    Softpedia News (Bogdan Popa)
    24 Apr 2014 | 4:55 am
    Opera today launched a new preview version of its browser, this time as part of the developer channel that comprises early builds of its next stable release. Opera Developer 22.0.1471.5 was mostly released to fix some bugs and address performance issues, according to a change log rolled out by the parent company, so this could be the right timing for you to update the browser in case you’ve experienced some issues. As you could easily figure out since it’s just a developer versio... (read more)
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    The Digital Lifestyle.com

  • Xbox One SmartGlass for Android and Windows updated

    Ian Dixon
    24 Apr 2014 | 2:08 am
    Microsoft have updated the Android and Windows version of its Xbox One SmartGlass apps. The Android release notes have the previous releases details so we don’t know what has changed in the app, the Windows releases notes just say “bug fixes” so that is probably what has changed in the Android app. For Android there is also a separate beta SmartGlass app that includes OneGuide support and TV remote control, this hasn’t been updated this time. You can find the Windows app in the Windows Store, the Android app in the Google Play Store and the OneGuide Beta also in the…
  • The Digital Lifestyle Show #448 – Ask MSN

    Ian Dixon
    24 Apr 2014 | 1:42 am
    Welcome to this week’s podcast and we have a good show for you. We talk about the possibility of a Windows Cloud OS, the next update to Windows 8.1, Windows Phone 8.1, Nokia Lumia 2520 power supplier troubles, listening to high quality audio, boosting your home broadband speed, Xbox Music app and Sky including recording links in their tweets. I also want to thank Vidabox for their support of the show, Vidabox will be helping us bring together some interesting new videos showing media servers integrated into our digital lifestyle. Vidabox have a great range of media server, media…
  • Microsoft release Remote Desktop Preview for Windows Phone 8.1

    Ian Dixon
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:30 am
    Last year Microsoft released Remote Desktop app for iOS and Android but missed out Windows Phone however today Microsoft have finally added support for its phone OS. The Remote Desktop app is for Windows Phone 8.1 and is labelled as a preview. With the app you can remote a PC using RDP and control it using multi-touch and Windows gestures are supported. The app is free from the Windows Phone Store (requires Windows Phone 8.1). With the Microsoft Remote Desktop app, you can connect to a remote PC and experience the power of Windows with RemoteFX in a Remote Desktop client designed to help you…
  • Amazon update the iPad and iPhone Kindle app

    Ian Dixon
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:45 am
    Amazon have released an updated version of the iOS Kindle app taking it to version 4.2. The update has a new table of contents view so you can view your table of contents from the left panel menu within the book. Also in the update is an updated X-Ray feature, you can now select a word or name and look it using X-Ray. The app is free from the iTunes Store What’s New in Version 4.2 ● Table of Contents: customers can now access their table of contents from the left panel navigation menu from within most books and see chapter headings and page numbers. Curious readers can tap a chapter…
  • Goodplayer for iOS updated with improved Chromecast support

    Ian Dixon
    22 Apr 2014 | 7:55 am
    GoodPlayer is a great app for watching videos on iOS, it will play MKV files as well as Divx and WTV files. Recently Chromecast support was added to the app so you can stream the videos to a Chromecast as well as watching them on the local device. The app has just been updated improving the Chromecast support, there is a new sync option sets whether playback continues on the local iPhone or iPad when playing content to a Chromecast. The app costs £1.99 from the iTunes Store. What’s New in Version 9.0 1. Chromecast support improved. Add a new setting option “Sync local when…
 
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  • TechNet Live Series - Virtualization with Windows Server 2012 R2 | TechNet Video

    Jeff Alexander
    22 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    Windows Server® powers many of the worlds' largest datacentres, enables small businesses around the world, and delivers value to organizations of all sizes in between. In this fast paced TechNet Live session we will cover Server Virtualization end to end in Windows Server 2012 R2 by looking at what has changed and what is new. Come along and see how the Microsoft Server Virtualization platform can help you transform your IT Operations by reducing costs and delivering a whole new level of business value.
  • TechNet Live Series - Transform the Datacenter | TechNet Video

    Jeff Alexander
    16 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    Join Jeff Alexander as he talks about the Microsoft Cloud OS and how it can transform how you think about your datacentre. In this session we’ll cover how you can transform your datacentre by leveraging the power, enterprise experience, and cloud innovation built into the Microsoft product set
  • From End to Edge and Beyond - Episode 33 | TechNet Video

    Yuri Diogenes
    5 Dec 2013 | 12:00 am
    In this episode, Yuri Diogenes interviewed Eddie Bowers, a Senior Support Escalation Engineer at Microsoft CSS and Right Managements Server (RMS) SME (Subject Matter Expert). During this interview Eddie Bowers highlights what’s new in the new RMS, the difference between on-premises RMS and Windows Azure RMS. Eddie also demonstrate some of the new capabilities of RMS from the client perspective.
  • Active Directory Federation Services How-To Video Series: Updating Certificates | TechNet Video

    Joji Oshima
    20 Nov 2013 | 12:00 am
    Learn about the various certificates used in AD FS and watch a demo on how to replace them. Part of the AD FS How-To Video Series.
  • From End to Edge and Beyond - Episode 32 | TechNet Video

    Yuri Diogenes
    15 Nov 2013 | 12:00 am
    In this episode, Yuri Diogenes interviewed Tim Rains, a Director at Microsoft Trustworthy Computing. During this interview Tim Rains highlights what’s new in the Security Intelligence Report V15 that was recently released. Tim also explains the new section that covers Cloud Security concerns and some of the new findings in this area.
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  • Linux for Windows Server Admins

    Stuart Burns
    24 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Sometimes, even a Windows admin has to get their hands dirty and touch a Linux server of some sort. The day will arrive when the Linux guy is off and something needs fixing! In this series of articles I hope to cover the basics of Linux administration. In today's post, I'll start off with the basics of Linux and logging in and exploring mounted media, and how to change between users and manage users. In these tutorials I am using CentOS 6, a RedHat clone that is almost identical to RedHat, minus the trademarks. You can download and use CentOS 6 for free. CentOS is but one of several…
  • Migrate or Restore a Windows Server 2012 R2 Certification Authority to a New Server

    Russell Smith
    24 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    A full system state backup of Windows Server includes a Certification Authority (CA) database and a private key, if the Active Directory Certificate Services role is installed. At least, that’s the theory – so make sure you always test backups thoroughly. See Microsoft's post "System state backup does not include CA private keys in Windows Server 2008 or in Windows Server 2008 R2" for more information on potential problems. Sometimes it can be useful to back up and restore the CA components separately, for instance when you want to migrate to a new version of Windows Server, or just a…
  • How to Set Up a VMware View Event Log Database

    Brian Suhr
    24 Apr 2014 | 7:30 am
    A necessary part of any good application, service, or hardware is the ability to record and view log information. Why is this important? Log information can help admins in the pursuit of troubleshooting issues or in tracking down who accessed a system during a given period. In VMware View it will be likely that these types of details will also be very important to customers. Event information is not stored by default, and an event log database must be set up for View to record these events. Today I will walk you through the process of setting up the VMware View events database feature. Create…
  • Install PowerShell Web Access in Windows Server 2012

    Russell Smith
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Windows PowerShell Web Access allows users to access PowerShell on a remote server via a web browser, without any prerequisite requirements on the client device, apart from a supported web browser. In this Ask the Admin, I’ll show you how to quickly install and configure this feature in Windows Server 2012. For more detailed configuration options on how to install PowerShell Web Access, see the four-part series PowerShell Web Access by Jeff Hicks. Install a Windows PowerShell Web Access Gateway A Windows PowerShell Web Access Gateway allows users to remotely access servers on a remote…
  • How to Fix Skype Not Displaying Full Screen During Screen Share

    Jeff James
    23 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    Skype has quickly become one of the most widely-used communication tools on the globe. The Skype software — initially developed by Janus Friis and Niklas Zennstrom and released in late 2003 — has helped connect millions (if not billions) of people with their colleagues, friends, and family. One of the most useful features of Skype is the ability to share your computer screen with other people on your call, which can make remote teams of workers even more productive. That’s great if Skype works without any issues, but there are cases where Skype runs into some display problems. Here at…
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    My Technology Guide: Windows, OS X, Linux, iOS, Android, Security, Software Reviews and more

  • iOS 7.1.1 Update Available For Download, Brings Touch ID Improvements, Bug Fixes

    SK Mezanul Haque
    23 Apr 2014 | 4:39 am
    Apple today released iOS 7.1.1 (build 11D201) for all compatible iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. Compared to the major update iOS 7.1, which we saw about a month and a half ago, iOS 7.1.1 is basically a minor update. The latest iOS software update focuses mainly on fixing bugs, Touch ID improvements and patching a number of […] You are reading: iOS 7.1.1 Update Available For Download, Brings Touch ID Improvements, Bug Fixes which was originally published to My Technology Guide by SK Mezanul Haque. You can subscribe to our RSS feeds in order to receive daily updates whenever we…
  • Fix On The Way For Windows Phone 8.1 DP Update Installation Failure with Error 80188309

    SK Mezanul Haque
    20 Apr 2014 | 7:33 pm
    Microsoft recently released the most anticipated Windows Phone 8.1 Developer Preview for all compatible Windows Phone devices. This update is available for developers to update their personal Windows Phone “dev” smartphones under the Windows Phone Preview for Developers program. If you are not a developer you have to wait until Microsoft releases Windows Phone 8.1 final version. Windows Phone […] You are reading: Fix On The Way For Windows Phone 8.1 DP Update Installation Failure with Error 80188309 which was originally published to My Technology Guide by SK Mezanul…
  • Windows 8.1 Update Problems: Failed To Install Update Due To Errors 80070020, 80073712, 0x800f081f

    SK Mezanul Haque
    12 Apr 2014 | 3:14 pm
    Microsoft released Windows 8.1 Update 1 (KB2919355 or Windows 8.1 Update) as scheduled. The Windows 8.1 Update 1 installation experience wasn’t smooth for every Windows 8.1 users. When users tried to update Windows 8.1 by installing Windows 8.1 Update, a number of problems occurred (like 80070020, 80073712, 0x800f081f). Because of these problems, the installation of […] You are reading: Windows 8.1 Update Problems: Failed To Install Update Due To Errors 80070020, 80073712, 0x800f081f which was originally published to My Technology Guide by SK Mezanul Haque. You can subscribe to…
  • CCleaner Android App Review With Download Instructions

    SK Mezanul Haque
    6 Apr 2014 | 7:57 am
    CCleaner Android app is finally here for Android platform. Piriform, the parent software developer company behind the popular CCleaner application, has released CCleaner for Android as a beta test application. This means, you cannot download CCleaner Android app as a regular Android application until its available to everyone. But you don’t need to worry about that. If you want […] You are reading: CCleaner Android App Review With Download Instructions which was originally published to My Technology Guide by SK Mezanul Haque. You can subscribe to our RSS feeds in order to…
  • Windows 8.1 Update 1: Microsoft Announces Windows Update At BUILD 2014

    SK Mezanul Haque
    3 Apr 2014 | 3:08 pm
    Microsoft’s BUILD 2014 conference started on Wednesday, April 2, 2014. At the BUILD 2014, Microsoft shared details about Windows 8.1 Update (earlier known as Spring Update or Windows 8.1 Update 1). The Windows 8.1 update brings in a few good changes to the Windows operating system. The update brings in a unified experience for non-touch […] You are reading: Windows 8.1 Update 1: Microsoft Announces Windows Update At BUILD 2014 which was originally published to My Technology Guide by SK Mezanul Haque. You can subscribe to our RSS feeds in order to receive daily updates whenever we…
 
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  • Simple Run Blocker Lets You Restrcit Access To Apps On Windows

    Waqas Ahmed
    24 Apr 2014 | 4:22 am
    Your computer gives you full control over how your kids may access certain applications and websites. Windows comes packaged with different built in parental control features that can restrict access to a bunch of files and programs, but you can also do the same using third-party apps. If you want to stop certain applications from being accessed by anyone who uses your computer but would like to do so in the least complex way possible, then Simple Run Blocker is what you’re looking for. It allows you to block any user application via simple drag and drop of its executable file over the…
  • Safely Eject USB Drives And Memory Cards Via Hotkeys With USB Disk Ejector

    Waqas Ahmed
    24 Apr 2014 | 1:17 am
    Being a Windows user, you’d perhaps be familiar with the ‘Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media’ tool, which sits in the system tray and allows you to eject a plugged in USB flash device from Windows instead of directly pulling it out from your computer to prevent any opened files from being corrupted or lost. But if you are looking for a better way to disconnect your disks, let’s say, via keyboard hotkeys, then help is delivered by the open source tool called USB Disk Ejector. Once fired up, it displays a complete list of currently connected USB drives and memory cards and enables…
  • Import iTunes Playlists To Modern UI Music App In Windows 8

    Fatima Wahab
    22 Apr 2014 | 6:32 am
    Apple is not going to release a Modern UI app for Window 8, it’s the desktop version or nothing. If you use an iPhone, or if you’ve switched from an iPhone to a different smartphone, or from a Mac to a Windows 8 computer, your music was probably painstakingly moved to the Modern UI Music App from iTunes. Sadly, there is no way to make the transition easy. Assuming that you’ve moved your music to the new app, you might also want to import the playlists you created in iTunes and thank fully, it is a painless process. Import From The Same Computer This method works under the assumption…
  • Save-o-gram: Download Instagram Photos And Videos To Your PC

    Waqas Ahmed
    21 Apr 2014 | 3:02 am
    In Instagram’s continued quest to remain mobile exclusive, a number of PC users have always felt left in the dust. Yes, I know Instagram, in its entirety, is best suited for mobile, but I wouldn’t mind having a way to access (or download) Instagram content from a computer. Fortunately, there are multiple ways to download Instagram photos and videos on a PC, and here at Addictivetips, we’ve covered those solutions from time to time, from Torch Browser to Free Instagram Downloader, and whatnot. Today, I’d like to share Save-o-gram, a similar Windows application which lets you download…
  • 12 Things Out Of The Box Macs Can Do That PCs Can’t

    Adi Abdurab
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:58 am
    Before we begin, a disclaimer. Even though I write mostly about Macs and this post’s title is inherently antagonistic, please know that the content is created strictly for comparison. We are not living in a fanboy delusion on the subject of Macs vs PCs. We know full well that no matter what we try, Macs do not stack up to PCs when it comes to gaming. We also know that even after the decline in sales, PCs still command nearly 90% of the computing market. None of that information is alien to us. With that in mind, we approach the subject of things Macs can do and PCs can’t,…
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  • How To Get The Most From Your Internet Connection

    admin
    12 Jul 2013 | 12:13 am
    As broadband services get quicker and quicker, it’s important that your home connection stays with the times and avoids lagging behind. This is particularly true if you have important work to...
  • Buying a New Laptop: A Newbie’s Guide

    admin
    3 Apr 2013 | 7:26 am
    The fast pace at which technology develops can make buying anything a difficult task. Particularly for those of us who aren’t clued up on the latest terminology, the research period is more of...
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    The Winhelponline Blog

  • Dial-Up Connection Window Keeps Appearing Even After Deleting Old Dial-Up Connectoid in Windows 7

    Ramesh Srinivasan
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:22 am
    When you attempt to browse the web, a dial-up window may appear prompting for username and password even though the obsolete dial-up connectoid had been deleted from Network Connections window long ago. This may occur when your Wireless goes out of range, or when internet connection goes down in your network. To resolve the problem, […]
  • Fix Libraries Showing Generic Blank Icon and Nothing Happens When a Library Is Double-Clicked

    Ramesh Srinivasan
    21 Jan 2014 | 7:32 pm
    When you click on the Documents, Pictures, Music or Videos library from the Start menu, nothing may happen. Also, these library links may show up with the file extension ".library-ms" in the Windows 7 Start menu. And the libraries (both the built-in and custom ones) don’t work when double-clicked from Explorer, and they show up […]
  • Desktop Gadgets Not Displayed Correctly After Upgrading to Internet Explorer 11

    Ramesh Srinivasan
    9 Jan 2014 | 6:36 am
    After installing Internet Explorer 11, some of your desktop gadgets may not render correctly. The gadgets may appear transparent with pink border and text, as in the graphic below: And here is how it’s supposed to appear: This has to do with a bug in Internet Explorer 11 RTM, which breaks some desktop gadgets, if […]
  • Fix Internet Connection Sharing Error Null or 80004005 in Windows 7

    Ramesh Srinivasan
    19 Dec 2013 | 10:37 pm
    When you try to enable Internet Connection Sharing in your Windows 7 computer via your network connection properties, one of the following errors may occur: An error occurred when enabling internet connection sharing. (null) -or- Cannot enable shared access. Error 0×80004005: Unspecified error To resolve the problem, make sure that the following services are started […]
  • Fix Explorer.exe Error With Yellow Exclamation at Startup in Windows 8

    Ramesh Srinivasan
    3 Dec 2013 | 11:25 pm
    When you logon to your user account in Windows 8, Explorer.exe error window with yellow exclamation mark may appear, containing no message text. This may occur especially in the aftermath of removing malware from the system. To fix this, all you need to do is to remove the reference to a non-existent file from one […]
 
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    The Windows Club

  • Microsoft announced their Smart Watch…10 years ago!

    24 Apr 2014 | 12:22 pm
    Smart Watch or effectively wearable minicomputer is believed to be the next big gadget after Smart Phones. It is estimated that more than 2 million Smart Watches were sold in 2013 with Galaxy Gear... For more visit TheWindowsClub.com.
  • Disable Google Now notifications of Chrome on Windows 8 taskbar

    24 Apr 2014 | 8:19 am
    Chrome users may have noticed that when using the browser on their Windows computers, a small grey bell-like icons appears in the taskbar notification area, on occasions. I use Chrome occasionally... For more visit TheWindowsClub.com.
  • Updated Opera browser will block Heartbleed vulnerabilities

    24 Apr 2014 | 3:17 am
    It seems all browsers have decided to tackle the biggest heartache of the online world - Heartbleed, the new-found OpenSSL bug! Opera web browser is all set to fight this bug that has caused worry... For more visit TheWindowsClub.com.
  • Xinorbis: Free Hard Disk, Folder and Storage analyzer for Windows

    23 Apr 2014 | 2:19 pm
    Xinorbis is a free and a powerful hard disk analyzer for Windows 8 | 7, that lets you scan your computer’s hard disk or any other removable media and gives you a complete overview of the hard... For more visit TheWindowsClub.com.
  • Don’t Sleep: Prevent Windows Shutdown, Sleep, Hibernate, Restart

    23 Apr 2014 | 9:09 am
    Windows has its own default Power Plans to save energy by turning off the display when there isn’t any activity, for a certain time period. It also put your computer to sleep when you don’t touch... For more visit TheWindowsClub.com.
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  • Here is some good information on protecting your PC

    23 Apr 2014 | 10:59 pm
    Like it or not, we are under constant attack by malicious folks who want nothing better than to access your computer for a multitude of criminal activities. Here’s nice article from Brian Krebs on some steps we all can take to protect our compute...
  • Have a spare $5K USD? Here's one hell of a tablet for you!

    23 Apr 2014 | 10:44 pm
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  • Got lots of mapped drives? Here is a way to avoid them.

    23 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    One way that malware like CryptoLocker can spread like wildfire is through mapped drives. It doesn’t care whether s drive is “local” or “remote’'”. If you can eliminate mapped drives, this can help to minimize malware spread. Replacing Drive Mapp...
  • Here is some more details on what is included in W8.1 Update 1

    22 Apr 2014 | 11:51 pm
      Windows 8.1 Update – Features, download, installation and more [updated] How to Show More Apps with Small Icons in Windows 8.1 Apps Screen
  • Apple pushes out critical security fixes for OS X, iOS and Apple TV

    22 Apr 2014 | 11:19 pm
    Looks like Apple has decided to patch just about anything they ship! Here’s an article to describe what’s up. Apple pushes out critical security fixes for OS X, iOS and Apple TV
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  • Flipkart Reduces Lumia 520 Price To INR 7207

    Priya
    2 Apr 2014 | 11:21 pm
    The post Flipkart Reduces Lumia 520 Price To INR 7207 appeared first on Windowsphonereview, a site about Windows Phone reviews. Popular Indian shopping website has reduced the price of Lumia 520 by INR 468 (USD 8). Despite Lumia 525 being only few thousand rupees costlier, the 520 is still the cheapest and most popular windows phone on the website under INR 10000 (USD 167) territory. Of course if you cannot pay the full price upfront, […]
  • Dead Clicker,­ a new arcade Zombie game

    Priya
    28 Mar 2014 | 7:18 am
    The post Dead Clicker,­ a new arcade Zombie game appeared first on Windowsphonereview, a site about Windows Phone reviews. Dead Clicker has released a new action arcade zombie game. Gameplay is very simple – just use your fingers to kill the zombies as they pop up from the cemetery. Here are the features of Dead Clicker. Endless gameplay. Let’s see how far you can go 6 unique special Mojos. Kill zombies like a real […]
  • Shopalike, A Shopping WP8 App

    Priya
    28 Mar 2014 | 6:45 am
    The post Shopalike, A Shopping WP8 App appeared first on Windowsphonereview, a site about Windows Phone reviews. Shopalike is a windows phone 8 application that connects customers and shops together. It simplifies mobile shopping of the purchasers by giving them the opportunity to search and compare within 17 million products and referring them directly to the selling shop. Shopalike is nicely designed. Tap on a item and you get a longer description […]
  • Cubox Puzzle Game Now Available on Windows Phone

    Priya
    28 Mar 2014 | 6:29 am
    The post Cubox Puzzle Game Now Available on Windows Phone appeared first on Windowsphonereview, a site about Windows Phone reviews. If you are a fan of Cuboid and Hippo Gum, you will adore Cubox on Windows Phone. Cubox is a 3D mind puzzle game where you flip and roll a cube through a maze-like puzzle placed in the setting of mystic, ancient ruins.  Aim of the game is to drag the cubox through the puzzle […]
  • Make Photos Look Old with Old Photo for Windows Phone

    Kamaldeep Singh
    26 Mar 2014 | 5:00 am
    The post Make Photos Look Old with Old Photo for Windows Phone appeared first on Windowsphonereview, a site about Windows Phone reviews. If you want to make a photo look old but lack the photoshop skills to do so, you can easily do that with Old Photo for Windows Phone application. Priced at just $0.99, the app comes with more than 50 original and exclusive effects for your photos. The Old Photo for Windows Phone is super […]
 
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  • Reviewing the ASUS USB-AC56 Dual-Band Wireless-AC1200 USB Adapter

    Ciprian Adrian Rusen
    24 Apr 2014 | 1:41 am
    In this review I take a close look at another wireless adapter from ASUS. This time I have tested ASUS USB-AC56 - a USB adapter which was designed to work on both desktop computers and laptops. After a couple of days of regular use, I can share my conclusions. Read on to learn whether this wireless adapter is a good choice for you.
  • Introducing Windows 8.1: How to Change the Default OneDrive Folder

    Ciprian Adrian Rusen
    23 Apr 2014 | 4:01 am
    In Windows 8.1, OneDrive is embedded into the operating system and it serves as the default service for storing your files, synchronizing them with other devices, synchronizing your Windows settings, etc. One of the biggest questions I had when working with it for the first time was: How do I change the location of the default OneDrive folder?. I like OneDrive, but I want it to store my files in another location than the default.
  • Best of the Web for Windows Users – 13 - 20 April 2014

    Ciprian Adrian Rusen
    20 Apr 2014 | 3:33 am
    This week was dominated by news about Microsoft's launch of the Windows Phone 8.1 Preview for Developers. Many have tested this version and a lot was written about it. Also, everybody has agreed that this is a great operating system which can finally compete with iOS and Android. To learn more about this subject and other interesting news, read this week's roundup.
  • Introducing Windows 8.1: What are Smart Files in OneDrive?

    Ciprian Adrian Rusen
    19 Apr 2014 | 12:39 am
    Windows 8.1 adds many changes and new features to the world of Windows 8. Some of the most important changes were made to OneDrive and the way it works. OneDrive in Windows 8.1 uses a technology named Smart Files, that helps users save precious disk space while providing access to all their files. In this tutorial, I will share what Smart Files is and how it works in Windows 8.1.
  • Set OneDrive in Windows 8.1 to Make All Your Files Available Offline

    Ciprian Adrian Rusen
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:32 am
    OneDrive in Windows 8.1 uses a new technology named Smart Files. This allows you to access your files even though they are not fully copied on your PC or device and save disk space at the same time. However, some users won’t need this feature and they will want all their files available offline so that they can use them even when they are not connected to the Internet. This is possible and it implies turning off Smart Files. Here’s how it is done:
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    Computerworld Blogs - Posts by Preston Gralla

  • Can Microsoft's new Mini tablet save the Surface?

    Preston Gralla
    24 Apr 2014 | 12:01 pm
    It looks as if Microsoft's long-rumored Surface Mini may finally be on the verge of being released. Can the small tablet help save the Surface line, or will it be too little, too late?
  • Windows Phone mobile ad share: Barely even measurable

    Preston Gralla
    23 Apr 2014 | 10:31 am
    Microsoft's newest plans for Windows Phone to make money in mobile ads and services, while giving away the platform for free, are are already in jeopardy. Just-released research shows that Windows Phone's share of the global ad market is so negligible that it can barely be measured.
  • Leaker claims that free cloud-based Windows is headed our way

    Preston Gralla
    22 Apr 2014 | 11:06 am
    Microsoft is at work on a free, cloud-based version of Windows called Windows Cloud that requires an Internet connection for full functionality, and whose full features beyond base ones would only be unlocked if you paid for a subscription. So claims a Russian leaker who has often been right before. Is he right again, or is this just a false rumor?
  • Microsoft to complete Nokia deal on Friday -- and become big-time Android player

    Preston Gralla
    21 Apr 2014 | 8:42 am
    When Microsoft completes its $7.2 billion deal to buy Nokia on Friday, it will be doing more than buying a mobile phone division and beefing up its commitment to Windows Phone. It will also become a big-time Android player.
  • Microsoft tells small businesses and consumers who love XP: Get lost

    Preston Gralla
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:49 am
    If you're a big business, Microsoft is happy to provide you with XP security patches at a reasonable cost. But if you're a consumer or own a small business, it's another story: No patches for you, at any price.
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  • Open source apps that respect your privacy and don’t participate in mass surveillance

    pat
    11 Apr 2014 | 7:38 am
    TweetIf you happen to live in a surveillance state, (and let’s face it who isn’t these days?), you can expect all your communications and computer activities to be monitored by third parties. Proprietary solutions such as Skype or Facebook are great but you can’t fully trust them. Fortunately there are some open source apps that do respect your privacy and don’t participate in mass surveillance . Use our list to find the best open source apps for keeping a low profile… Read more on allmyapps !
  • Transfer your files in the blink of an eye with Dukto

    Frederic Olivier
    26 Mar 2014 | 9:07 am
    TweetIf you have more than one computer at home, you probably already thought of connecting them all together on your local network to share many files and folders easily. But soon after this idea sprang to your mind, you realized that the last USB device that you had bought was still very useful, as the task seemed too great to overcome and the obstacles were countless. Still, there is a simpler and more practical solution to this problem: just store away your USB device and install without further delay the Dukto app. Read more on allmyapps !
  • Who Is On My Wifi : Protect effectively your wireless network from intruders

    Elodie
    19 Mar 2014 | 11:17 am
    TweetLike millions of others on this planet, you are the proud owner of a WiFi connection that you think is impregnable, and fortunately this connection lets each member of your family happily surf the Web regardless of where they are. But, despite all the care you took in setting up your modem router, in a corner of your mind, you are still worrying about the so-called perfect invulnerability of your network, and this fear that pop up in your mind from time makes you doubt greatly. And what if an intruder was still able to connect to your network without you noticing? And more importantly,…
  • Norton Antivirus: Ultimate Internet and antivirus protection for all your online activity

    pat
    18 Mar 2014 | 8:48 am
    TweetThe days when Norton Antivirus was a resource intensive antivirus capable of crippling your computer are long gone. Norton Antivirus is now consistently rated among the best antivirus on the market, both in terms of protection and use. You can install the software easily and it offers you a clear and user-friendly interface for easy maintenance and daily use. Note that the “Norton Vulnerability Protection” and ” Norton Identity Safe Toolbar” extensions are automatically installed. “Identity Safe” is a password manager that allows you to quickly connect…
  • What do you want to do today?

    admin
    17 Mar 2014 | 8:39 am
    Tweet 50.000.000 apps A deep knowledge of PC apps. It has been now almost 5 years that Allmyapps helps PC users discovering and updating their applications. Since the beginning, we helped our users install and update more than 50.000.000 PC applications. As every app in our catalog is carefully installed, reviewed and controlled by our expert team, it is needless to say that we gained some serious knowledge and expertise when it comes to PC applications. An evolving demographic. At the same time, the demographics of Allmyapps users has evolved quite a bit. From a couple thousands technophile…
 
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  • Microsoft's Q3 profit dips despite stronger Windows sales

    Tom Warren
    24 Apr 2014 | 1:14 pm
    Microsoft has published its Q3 2014 earnings report, and the company has made $5.66 billion in net income on $20.4 billion in revenue. The revenue amount this quarter has declined by 0.4 percent from the same period last year, and net income has decreased by 6.6 percent. Microsoft’s core consumer-focused businesses are good indicators for the health of a number of the company’s products, including Windows, Windows Phone, Office consumer subscriptions, Surface, and Xbox. A decline in PC sales continues to impact Windows, but OEM revenue for Windows increased this quarter by 4 percent…
  • Google, Microsoft and Facebook launch $3.6 million project to stop the next Heartbleed

    Russell Brandom
    24 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    The sudden chaos of the Heartbleed bug drove home just how much of the web relies on OpenSSL software, and just how little was being spent to maintain it. But in the aftermath, some of the biggest players in tech are coming together to change that, and hopefully spot the next Heartbleed before it can wreak quite as much havoc. Continue reading…
  • You can now control your PC from a Windows Phone

    Tom Warren
    23 Apr 2014 | 9:46 am
    Microsoft originally allowed Android and iOS users to control desktop PCs from their smartphones last year, but Windows Phone support was missing. Starting today, Microsoft is rolling out a preview version of its Remote Desktop app to let Windows Phone users control their PCs on the go. The app is available for free from the Windows Phone Store, but the only catch is you’ll need to be running Windows Phone 8.1 to access and install it. Windows Phone 8.1 is due to start rolling out to existing devices in the coming weeks and months, but you can gain access to the update early using a…
  • Microsoft’s ad-free version of Bing now available for US schools

    Tom Warren
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:45 am
    Microsoft is rolling out a custom version of Bing this week tailored specifically for classrooms. School administrators can enable an ad-free version of Bing with always-on SafeSearch — Microsoft's web security and adult content filtering — and daily literacy lesson plans. A pilot program kicked off last August and more than 4.5 million children in more than 5,000 schools have been using the special version of Bing ever since. Today’s roll out means any school in the US can sign-up to enable Bing in the Classroom. Continue reading…
  • Windows 8 Start Menu set to return in August

    Tom Warren
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:09 am
    Microsoft revealed earlier this month that the Start Menu will return to Windows 8. While Microsoft is keeping the timing for its return vague, sources familiar with the company’s plans tell The Verge that the Start Menu will likely be available in a second update to Windows 8.1 currently scheduled for August. Microsoft’s Terry Myerson, head of Windows and Xbox software, demonstrated an early prototype earlier this month of what the Start Menu will look like once it’s available. It looks like a hybrid of the old Windows 7 Start Menu mixed in with some Windows 8 Live Tiles along one…
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  • Why You Might Want to Hold Off Developing Apps for Windows 8

    Nick Kolakowski
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:50 am
    Microsoft executives have spent the past year and a half promoting Windows 8’s app store, in the hope that third-party developers would create a thriving ecosystem of games and productivity software. What’s the result of all that time and energy? As InfoWorld relates in a new posting, some 150,000 apps currently reside in the Windows Store—not a very impressive number, when you consider the number of Windows devices currently on the market, not to mention the hundreds of thousands of apps available for Apple’s iOS, Google Android, and other mobile platforms out there. Click here to…
  • Why Windows Developers Should Learn Android

    Dawn Kawamoto
    4 Feb 2014 | 9:17 am
    As more PC makers load Android into their desktops, it might be a good time for Windows developers to become familiar with Google’s OS. Earlier this month, Hewlett Packard unveiled its first commercial Android All in One PC – the HP Slate21 Pro AiO. The desktop is designed to provide simple integration with Android-based phones and tablets, as well as automatically sync with Google Cloud Services. Meanwhile, Asus has its Transformer AiO P1801 and Lenovo its N308. David Chie, president of Palo Alto Staffing, sees good reasons for Windows developers to learn more about Android. “Android…
  • Is Microsoft Virtual Desktop 2012 Ready for Primetime?

    Dino Londis
    22 Nov 2013 | 7:37 am
    Microsoft is lagging behind two powerhouses. I’m not talking about Windows Phone, the Microsoft Surface, or even its rank among browser use. The battle for third is in the virtualization environment. Microsoft is a distance behind Citrix and VMware. Why is that? Partly because Microsoft Virtual Desktop 2012 is still a relative newcomer to virtualizing and streaming the desktop. If you’ve spent any time with Microsoft Virtual Desktop 2008, then you may remember it was an overly complicated deployment. But a lot has changed since 2008, and Microsoft has delivered a reasonably good…
  • Is VMware Horizon View Better Than XENDesktop?

    Dino Londis
    25 Oct 2013 | 7:51 am
    As I wrote in a previous post, Citrix is the first name that’s invoked when discussing the virtual desktop. By far, though, it’s not the only company the delivers a virtual desktop to users. Microsoft VDI with RemoteFX, Red Hat Vitalization for Desktops, Dell/Quest vWorkspace, Desktone and VMware Horizon View all provide reliable, robust desktops too, but with far different architectures. As synonymous as Citrix is to the virtual desktop, VMware is to the virtual server. Practically inventing an industry, VMware was established in 1998 to run multiple servers on a single piece of…
  • Is Citrix the Best Remote Server?

    Dino Londis
    18 Sep 2013 | 8:06 am
    This is the first in a series comparing the strengths and weaknesses of virtualized desktops. The three main players in virtual desktop integration (VDI) are Citrix, VMWare and Microsoft. Because it was first in the game, Citrix is often cited as the main player. I’m first reviewing Citrix XEN Desktop, then VMWare’s Horizon View and finally Microsoft’s VDI. Citrix is often the first name invoked when someone’s considering a virtualized desktop solution. Though the company’s been around since 1989, the Citrix we know today got its start in 1995 with WinFrame, which delivered a…
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  • Cortana versus Siri on Windows Phone

    richardmilton
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:33 am
    Anick Jesdanun writing in The Guardian gives the thumbs up to Cortana, Siri’s competitor in Windows Phone 8.1 due to be released here shortly. For more information see this page http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/apr/14/cortana-microsofts-siri-like-assistant-fills-a-windows-phone-gap There’s also a useful Youtube demonstration of Cortana in operation here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMPZ1KTCV54
  • Microsoft pushes EMS

    richardmilton
    27 Mar 2014 | 4:29 pm
    Microsoft’s has unveiled more about its Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS). This package is aimed at companies and businesses who manage a number of devices in a network, such as IT professionals who manage installations. EMS enables IT divisions and administrators to create a bring your own device (BYOD) environment. Windows Intune, Microsoft Azure Active Directory and Azure Rights Management will be packaged in the EMS. Microsoft Intune is set to support the next major upgrade to Windows Phone, 8.1. Intune was demonstrated by Microsoft’s Julia White, showing how easy it is to…
  • Now you can date on Windows Phone

    richardmilton
    25 Mar 2014 | 4:58 pm
    EHarmony has launched an app for Windows Phone. The app is free to download, but there is also a full feature version which costs at $19.99 a month. The app lets you create a new eHarmony account, complete your relationship questionnaire, and upload photos from your phone. You’ll also receive compatible matches every day for free, and can send “smiles” to those you like. Paying subscribers get perks like the ability to send and receive eHarmony mail, see who has viewed their profile, and see when a match last logged in. The app also brings the popular “What If”…
  • Huawei backtracks on dual OS

    richardmilton
    19 Mar 2014 | 9:57 am
    Huawei says it has no plans to release a dual-OS smartphone running Windows Phone and Google’s Android, contradicting earlier statements from a Huawei executive. “Huawei Consumer Business Group adopts an open approach towards mobile operating systems to provide a range of choices for consumers,” the company said in a statement to FierceWireless. “However, most of our products are based on Android OS, [and] at this stage there are no plans to launch a dual-OS smartphone in the near future.” The statement is at odds with comments made by Huawei device CMO Shao…
  • Office lens for Windows Phone

    richardmilton
    18 Mar 2014 | 3:57 pm
    As part of a series of OneNote announcements, Microsoft has launched Office Lens for Windows Phone, which gives you a portable scanner that sends everything you take a picture of directly to OneNote. You can download the new app now from the Windows Phone Store. Using Office Lens you can capture pictures of whiteboards and share your meeting notes with co-workers, or make digital copies of your printed documents. The text will be automatically recognized (using OCR) so you can search and edit it. You can also take pictures of items like menus, shopping lists, or children’s sketches. When…
 
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  • Control a PC remotely with Windows Phone 8.1

    Michael
    24 Apr 2014 | 1:27 am
    Microsoft Remote Desktop is a new universal app that is able to run on both Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 8.1 for desktop computers. The app gives you a quick access to a PC on the go, so you can ... Read More The post Control a PC remotely with Windows Phone 8.1 appeared first on Windows Phone Area.
  • Nokia Cinemagraph and Video Upload apps got updated

    Diyan
    24 Apr 2014 | 12:53 am
    Nokia has released updates to two of its apps for Windows Phone – Cinemagraph and Video Upload. Nokia Cinemagraph creates animated ‘live’ pictures with some cool effects so the output is a mix between photo and movie. Using the app, ... Read More The post Nokia Cinemagraph and Video Upload apps got updated appeared first on Windows Phone Area.
  • Windows Phone 8.1 is already installed on 1.5 million devices

    Michael
    23 Apr 2014 | 4:17 am
    Windows Phone 8.1 is already installed on 3.1% of all active smartphones, according to AdDuplex. A new report shows that millions of users have joined the ‘Preview for Developers’ program, which gives an early access to updates directly from Microsoft. ... Read More The post Windows Phone 8.1 is already installed on 1.5 million devices appeared first on Windows Phone Area.
  • How to manually back up your contacts

    Diyan
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:42 am
    Windows Phone is backing up all your contacts automatically, so they can be easily restored through your Microsoft account. But what happens if you can’t access or lose your online account? You will probably lose all contacts, unless you have ... Read More The post How to manually back up your contacts appeared first on Windows Phone Area.
  • Nokia Lumia 1520 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 3 vs Sony Xperia Z Ultra

    Michael
    22 Apr 2014 | 9:26 am
    The so-called phablets, or smartphones with large screens, are becoming more and more popular among consumers. Just a few years ago, iPhone was considered to be a ridiculously big device, but now the situation is just the opposite. We can ... Read More The post Nokia Lumia 1520 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 3 vs Sony Xperia Z Ultra appeared first on Windows Phone Area.
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    Tech Attend

  • Top 5 Benefits Of Rooting An Android Device

    Waqas Ahmed
    21 Apr 2014 | 11:58 pm
    Rooting an Android device is a practice that has been gaining a lot of popularity. But its actually a practice that people have been performing for a very long time. Initially it was limited to hardcore users since the procedure was complicated and risky. However over the past few years simpler methods to rooting have been developed ... Source: Top 5 Benefits Of Rooting An Android Device via Tech Attend.
  • 5 Best Galaxy S5 Cases For Your New Samsung Flagship Phone

    Ammar Malik
    14 Apr 2014 | 11:00 pm
    The Samsung Galaxy S5 is one of the most eagerly anticipated phones of this year. Announced at the Mobile World Congress, this new flagship phone from Samsung has now begun to make its way to store shelves around the world. And at nearly $700 for a unit, it is definitely not a bargain. Then there are ... Source: 5 Best Galaxy S5 Cases For Your New Samsung Flagship Phone via Tech Attend.
  • 4 Best Note Taking Apps Showdown, Which One Should You Use?

    Waqas Ahmed
    8 Apr 2014 | 11:00 pm
    With our smartphones, tablets and computers practically taking over our lives, it has become an increasingly common practice to use any of these devices to jot down notes. Physical notebooks, sticky notes or ink pens are a thing of the past. There is a great variety of apps available on mobile, desktop and the web ... Source: 4 Best Note Taking Apps Showdown, Which One Should You Use? via Tech Attend.
  • How To Root Sony Xperia Z2 And Install CWM Recovery

    Ammar Malik
    5 Apr 2014 | 4:30 am
    Sony may have played the role of the underdog for the past few years, but come 2014 that is about to change. No longer is Japan’s biggest electronics manufacturer looking to settle for the third spot. And that is what the Xperia Z2 is about. And when it comes to features, Sony has really thrown ... Source: How To Root Sony Xperia Z2 And Install CWM Recovery via Tech Attend.
  • 25 Best Websites Of The Month – April 2014 Edition

    Waqas Ahmed
    3 Apr 2014 | 10:23 am
    This is one of those days when we bring you the best of the web. If you haven’t been with us, the aim of this series is to present best websites scattered across the web – ranging from free photo editors to awesome blogging tools to online video streaming services and everything in between. We ... Source: 25 Best Websites Of The Month – April 2014 Edition via Tech Attend.
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  • Migrating Exchange from 2003 to 2010 – Part V

    Gareth Gudger
    19 Apr 2014 | 3:24 pm
    PREVIOUS: Migrating Exchange from 2003 to 2010 – Part IV We are in the home stretch! This has been a great series. I hope it has been beneficial to you. In our final article we will cut mail flow over to the 2010 server. We will also take a look at Offline Address Books. Finally, we will decommission our 2003 server. Step 11: Offline Address Book Before we decommission our 2003 server, we need to change which server generates our Offline Address Book. This is a very simple process. To do this: Open the Exchange Management Console. Expand Microsoft Exchange On-Premises (server name). Expand…
  • Migrating Exchange from 2003 to 2010 – Part IV

    Gareth Gudger
    14 Apr 2014 | 5:15 am
    PREVIOUS: Migrating Exchange from 2003 to 2010 – Part III In our previous article we ran through the Exchange Setup Program. We then discussed and implemented our namespace. We configured split-brain DNS. Then we wrapped up by applying a 3rd-party certificate. In this article we will move our databases and logs to their dedicated disks. We will configure Public Folder replication. Move test users and confirm mail flow to the new server. Discuss backing up Exchange 2010. Move production users. Step 7: Relocating the database and log files In our previous article we discussed…
  • Migrating Exchange from 2003 to 2010 – Part III

    Gareth Gudger
    7 Apr 2014 | 5:15 am
    PREVIOUS: Migrating Exchange from 2003 to 2010 – Part II In our previous article we sized and built the base for our multi-role Exchange Server. Then we extended our Active Directory Schema. In this article we will run through the Exchange Setup Program. We will then design and implement our namespace as well as configure split-brain DNS. We will finish by applying a 3rd-party certificate. Step 4: Exchange Server Setup Installing All Roles First, we will need to install the Microsoft Office 2010 Filter Pack. This install is just a series of Next button clicks and you are done. There…
  • Migrating Exchange from 2003 to 2010 – Part II

    Gareth Gudger
    2 Apr 2014 | 11:38 am
    PREVIOUS: Migrating Exchange from 2003 to 2010 – Part I In our previous article we discussed how to check and raise the domain, forest and Exchange functional levels. We also looked at the minimum service pack requirements for our domain controllers. In this article we will look at extending our Active Directory Schema and begin installing our multi-role Exchange server. Step 2: Sizing and building the multi-role server Exchange 2010 can only be installed on a 64 bit operating system. That operating system must be a minimum of Server 2008 Service Pack 2. Technically with Exchange 2010…
  • Migrating Exchange from 2003 to 2010 – Part I

    Gareth Gudger
    31 Mar 2014 | 5:30 am
    With Exchange 2003 going end of life in less than two weeks, I have had a significant influx of last minute migrations and migration questions. For those that don’t know, Exchange 2003 is reaching end-of-life on April 8th, 2014. What this means is that there will be no further patches or service packs for this product, nor, will you be able to receive any form of paid assistance from Microsoft. You may be able to find a consultant that can help with Exchange 2003 for years to come. Keep in mind, that finding someone with that knowledge and skillset will diminish over time. A couple…
 
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  • 5 things India needs to improve in terms of Technology

    Nipun Parikh
    19 Apr 2014 | 7:50 am
    5 things India needs to improve in terms of TechnologyIndia is a developing country, and it is developing fast. We now have the latest technologies coming to India and we use it a lot. But still it is not enough. Lets say we dont always get the updates on smartphones, the same day they are released for other countries. We still dont have much flexibility in purchasing phones like other countries have with the flexible contact plans and other schemes. So lets see in what India needs to improve:1) 2G Internet vs 3GWhen the world is talking LTE and 4G networks, we still beg that atleast our…
  • Heartbleed Bug, 5 things you can do to Protect yourself from the Heartbleed Bug!

    Nipun Parikh
    13 Apr 2014 | 1:15 am
    HeartBleed Bug?Heartbleed bug is a software bug in the OpenSSL library. OpenSSL library is an open source solution to SSL - Secure Socket Layer. SSL is an encryption scheme for web servers, and it is widely used by millions of web servers around the world. Servers which are using OpenSSL are vulnerable to the Hearbleed bug. The name "Heartbleed" is given to this bug, because it essentially opens the doors of hackers and unauthorized personnel to the server data, and user session cookies, which bleed out like blood from a heart. Around a half million web servers are said to be affected by the…
  • How to play classic Video Games like Super Mario Bros, Contra etc. on your Computer?

    Nipun Parikh
    6 Apr 2014 | 7:31 am
    Classic Video Games, Super Mario Bros., Contra!We all remember those days when in our free time we used to sit down in front of the Television, connected the gaming console of the 90s, the Nintendo Entertainment System. In India, the name itself was not that famous, no one really knew that the video games which they bought from the local store with the cassettes was Nintendo Entertainment System or NES. In Americas and Japan it was very famous, and it was the console of its time. The upgraded version of NES was SNES, which was also very widespread.This is what I am talking about:Video Game of…
  • The best Broadband Internet plans in India!

    Nipun Parikh
    4 Apr 2014 | 6:28 am
    List of some of the best available internet plans in IndiaWith so many Internet plans available in the market, and new companies booming daily, lets take a look at some of the best available internet plans in India. Before we see that, take a look at how to select the best internet plans for your needs. So lets look first at plans within a tight budget. Best broadband plans in India under Rs. 7501) Reliance Broadband Thunder 699Reliance Broadband Plan Name Thunder 699 Type Unlimited Speed 2 Mbps FUP No FUP Monthly Charges 699 Annual Payment Option Yes Pros Availability, Price Cons Some p2p…
  • How to improve Gaming Performance, FPS Boost for Intel Motherboards with Core Series Processors?

    Nipun Parikh
    27 Mar 2014 | 9:28 am
    Improving Graphics Performance in Intel Motherboards with External PCI Express Graphics CardThere is a problem faced by some users, who have bought new core i5 or core i7 processors, and using Intel motherboards. This third or fourth generation Intel Core Processors, have inbuilt GPU in them. If you have a graphics card installed, then sometimes it may not work, because all your graphics processing is being done by the onboard GPU on the processor, which results in lags in games, and low FPS. On the Intel H77 motherboards, and other new motherboards, there is a BIOS setting with which you can…
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