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  • A first look at the Windows 10 Technical Preview and more

    NT Compatible
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:08 am
    Here a roundup of todays reviews and articles: A first look at the Windows 10 Technical Preview ASUS STRIX GeForce GTX 970 4GB Graphics Card Review ECS LIVA Mini PC Kit Review How to Unsubscribe from Email Newsletters the Correct Way Killer Instinct 2 Classic review – the vintage fighter returns with online play on Xbox One Secure, Private Email and Cloud Storage Alternatives to Gmail and Dropbox...
  • Spotify Family Highlights a Lingering Issue with Xbox Music

    Paul Thurrott's SuperSite for Windows
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:17 am
    Subscription services should offer group discounts There is an understanding with digital subscription services, whether they're for books, music, TV shows and movies, or whatever, that you'll be sharing that subscription with your family. And these services can either embrace that reality, as so many are doing, or they can pretend it's not happening and put up some artificial roadblocks. Today, Spotify, the world's leading music subscription, announced a family-oriented versions of the service. And it's an idea that Microsoft should quickly appropriate and improve on for Xbox Music. read…
  • Microsoft launches Azure cloud in a box

    ZDNet | All About Microsoft Blog RSS
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:42 am
    In partnership with Dell, Microsoft is launching its Azure cloud in a box offering, codenamed 'San Diego.'
  • A First Look at the Microsoft Cloud Platform System

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    Jonathan Hassell
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:58 am
    You might be familiar with the recent trend in converged infrastructure, where software and hardware are teamed up in a custom, generally available bundle. Oracle is famous for its Exadata kit which combines a rack of compute hardware and networking with a specially tuned release of its database software and sells it for hundreds of thousands of dollars. Microsoft is jumping into this game with the Microsoft Cloud Platform System Powered by Dell. It is a preconfigured appliance that combines engineered hardware, storage, and networking provided by and engineered by Dell, with Windows Server…
  • 12 New Features In Windows 10 You Should Definitely Know

    Tech Attend
    Waqas Ahmed
    8 Oct 2014 | 3:42 am
    For Microsoft there is no hiding from the fact that Windows 8 was a bit of a disaster. Chalk it up to people’s inability to change their work habits or Windows 8’s overly radical approach to general purpose computing, the fact remains that Windows 8 did more harm to Microsoft’s image than Vista did a ... Source: 12 New Features In Windows 10 You Should Definitely Know via Tech Attend.
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  • E FUN Nextbook Preview: A Sub-$200 2-in-1

    20 Oct 2014 | 3:38 pm
    $99 Tablet? Pfft! How About a $179 2-In-1? E FUN—which amusingly bills itself as "the fifth largest tablet supplier in the US"—will soon ship an incredibly inexpensive Windows 2-in-1---a tablet with a hardware keyboard base—called the Nextbook. At just $179, the Nextbook won't offer high-end specs, but will provide an affordable productivity solution. read more
  • Apple Pay First Impressions

    20 Oct 2014 | 1:21 pm
    It's live, Jim With the release of iOS 8.1 for iPhone and iPad today, Apple has also unleashed Apple Pay, its new e-wallet and electronic payment platform. Here's a quick peek at the future of payments and, perhaps, the end of the physical wallet. read more
  • Skype for Windows Phone Adds Support for Drawing

    20 Oct 2014 | 9:50 am
    Suck it, iPhone Microsoft has released a major update to Skype for Windows Phone that adds a number of new features, including automatic Microsoft account sign-in, better support for HD screens, and faster app resume times. But the marquee new feature is unique to Windows Phone, at least for now: Skype now lets you create drawings in the app and then share them with others. read more
  • How Microsoft is Taking Office Cross-Platform

    20 Oct 2014 | 8:01 am
    Or, how Microsoft is embracing mobile first, cloud first A Microsoft distinguished engineer has provided some crucial information about how the firm intends to extend its dominance in office productivity software to devices in this "mobile first, cloud first" era. As you might expect, Microsoft will tailor Office to the platforms it targets, and not offer a lowest-common-denominator experience. But we already knew this. What's really neat about this talk is how effortlessly and pragmatically the firm has moved into this new era. read more
  • Spotify Family Highlights a Lingering Issue with Xbox Music

    20 Oct 2014 | 6:17 am
    Subscription services should offer group discounts There is an understanding with digital subscription services, whether they're for books, music, TV shows and movies, or whatever, that you'll be sharing that subscription with your family. And these services can either embrace that reality, as so many are doing, or they can pretend it's not happening and put up some artificial roadblocks. Today, Spotify, the world's leading music subscription, announced a family-oriented versions of the service. And it's an idea that Microsoft should quickly appropriate and improve on for Xbox Music. read…
 
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  • Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter 3.0 adds p2v support

    13 Oct 2014 | 12:25 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 Microsoft... Continue at Bink.nu Website!
  • Windows Server Technical Preview now on MSDN and Azure

    1 Oct 2014 | 12:17 pm
    You can now download Windows Server Technical Preview on MSDN as ISO and VHD and you can deploy a VM on Microsoft Azure.   Windows Server Datacenter Technical Preview (x64) - VHD Windows Server Technical Preview (x64) Microsoft Hyper-V... Continue at Bink.nu Website!
  • What's New in the Windows Server Technical Preview

    1 Oct 2014 | 12:14 pm
    What’s New in Active Directory Federation Services. Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) in Windows Server Technical Preview includes new features that enable you to configure AD FS to authenticate users stored in Lightweight Directory... Continue at Bink.nu Website!
  • Windows 10 Technical Preview download now

    1 Oct 2014 | 11:49 am
    Register and download here:   Http://preview.windows.com   I have succesfully upgraded two Windows 8.1 machines and I love it already! Continue at Bink.nu Website!
  • Windows 10 announced! (updated see the recording of the event)

    30 Sep 2014 | 1:10 pm
    Today in San Fransico Microsoft announced Windows 10.   The under the covers the version is still Windows 6.4 , marketing wants to segregate from the current Windows experience. Windows 10 will run all full range of devices from afrom the... Continue at Bink.nu Website!
 
 
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  • Introducing the IE Platform Suggestion Box on UserVoice

    ieblog
    16 Oct 2014 | 10:02 am
    On October 1st, we launched the Internet Explorer Platform Suggestion Box (http://uservoice.modern.ie) on the UserVoice platform. Since then, it has been great to see the feedback flowing in as everyone adds their voice in support of their most wanted Web platform features in IE. This post provides some background on our decision to launch a UserVoice site and describes how we expect to use the site going forward. Why UserVoice? In April, we made a commitment to build a better two-way conversation with the Web development community. Since then, we have followed that with up with a public…
  • October 2014 updates and a preview of changes to out-of-date ActiveX control blocking

    ieblog
    14 Oct 2014 | 9:03 am
    This post describes the October updates for Internet Explorer that we are releasing today and provides a preview of updates to out-of-date ActiveX control blocking coming in November 2014. October Updates Microsoft Security Bulletin MS14-056 - This critical security update resolves one publicly disclosed vulnerability and fourteen privately reported vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer.  For more information see the full bulletin. Security Update for Flash Player (3001237) - This security update for Adobe Flash Player in Internet Explorer 10 and 11 on supported editions of Windows 8, Windows…
  • Announcing key advances to JavaScript performance in Windows 10 Technical Preview

    ieblog
    9 Oct 2014 | 9:32 am
    The Windows 10 Technical Preview brings key advances to Chakra, the JavaScript engine that powers Internet Explorer and store based Web apps across a whole range of Windows devices – phones, tablets, 2-in-1’s, PC’s and Xbox. As with all previous releases of Chakra in IE9, IE10 and IE11, this release is a significant step forward to create a JavaScript engine that is highly interoperable, spec compliant, secure and delivers great performance. Chakra now has a highly streamlined execution pipeline to deliver faster startup, supports various new and augmented optimizations in…
  • HTTP/2: The Long-Awaited Sequel

    ieblog
    8 Oct 2014 | 11:01 am
    Ready to speed things up? Here at Microsoft, we’re rolling out support in Internet Explorer for the first significant rework of the Hypertext Transfer Protocol since 1999. It’s been a while, so it’s due. While there have been lot of efforts to streamline Web architecture over the years, none have been on the scale of HTTP/2. We’ve been working hard to help develop this new, efficient and compatible standard as part of the IETF HTTPbis Working Group. It’s called, for obvious reasons, HTTP/2 – and it’s available now, built into the new Internet Explorer starting with the Windows…
  • Interoperable Top Level Domain Name Parsing comes to IE

    ieblog
    6 Oct 2014 | 12:08 pm
    As part of our ongoing commitment to help build an interoperable Web that “just works,” we are changing the way Top Level Domains (TLD) names are parsed to use the Public Suffix List. This change can be previewed using Internet Explorer in the Windows 10 Technical Preview. In the past, IE used a custom algorithm and kept a private list of domain name parsing exceptions. Owners of domain names that needed exception handling by our algorithm had to notify Microsoft that exception parsing was required. Going forward, to increase interoperability we are switching our parsing to use the…
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  • Hands-on with Samsung’s curved future: Gear S and Galaxy Note Edge impressions

    Long Zheng
    14 Oct 2014 | 6:04 am
    Samsung Australia is officially opening a new “Experience” store in the heart of Melbourne tomorrow. This morning it gave media the chance to try out some new unreleased products including the Gear S, Galaxy Note Edge, Note 4 and Gear VR which the public will also be able to preview at the store. The company’s obsession with curved screens this upcoming product cycle has intrigued me from a usability point of view to say the least. After spending a few minutes with them I admit there’s no doubts there’s some part technical “look what we can do”…
  • Review: Bellroy Note Sleeve “slim wallet”

    Long Zheng
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:59 am
    A little owl banner ad has been stalking me around the web challenging me to slim my wallet. Their ad targeting is incredible since my wallet is indeed uncomfortably bulgy so I was eager to find out exactly how much a difference just a wallet can make. The people behind the ad is an Australian company called Bellroy. These guys pride themselves on creating slim wallets and even own slimyourwallet.com. The idea is simple, their wallet is specially designed to stack cards using less room than other wallets. Bellroy doesn’t believe in the one-size-fits-all strategy. Their range of six…
  • Optimising for the 0.33%

    Long Zheng
    10 Sep 2014 | 7:55 am
    I was browsing Apple’s new website today when something grabbed my attention. One of the screenshots on an iOS 8 page had an Australian address. “Oh that’s cute” I thought. As a designer, I understand the pain and effort localisation requires and I always appreciate the extra attention to detail, especially when it comes to localising bitmap images. I quickly started to wonder just how much localisation does Apple actually do for the Australian website (which caters to just only 0.33% of the world’s total population). So I docked the AU and US sites side by side…
  • The user experience of blowing hot air

    Long Zheng
    14 Aug 2014 | 7:17 am
    As someone who enjoys paying a lot of attention to detail and user experience, I’m always delighted by “they thought of that” moments when I come across it. This one took me 9 years to notice. A couple of days ago I was in a 2005 BMW 3-series and I noticed something different about the climate system. It’s winter here in Australia so the temperature was set to the highest and the car was obviously warm, but there wasn’t any hot air blowing out of the face vents. I was slightly puzzled, did a blower stop working? I toggled the face vent override button and it…
  • The 12 step process to download Microsoft SQL Server Express 2014

    Long Zheng
    16 Jun 2014 | 3:53 am
    The Microsoft SQL Server team has many goals. One of them is to create an industry-leading, high-performance, scalable and resilient database software. The other is to make said-software difficult to download. In previous years, the team has employed the confusing file-name strategy. But this year, with SQL Server 2014, they have done their best work yet. Step 1: I guess I want to “evaluate” SQL Server 2014 Express. The hip developer guy not using his ergonomic Aeron chair instead opting for a standing desk certainly looks like he’s enjoying his SQL Server. Step 2: Good to…
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    Microsoft Security Bulletins

  • MS14-060 - Important: Vulnerability in Windows OLE Could Allow Remote Code Execution (3000869) - Version: 1.1

    16 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Severity Rating: ImportantRevision Note: V1.1 (October 16, 2014): Corrected Updates Replaced entries in the Affected Software table for Windows 7 and Windows 2008 R2. This is an informational change only. Customers who have already successfully installed the update do not have to take any action.Summary: This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a user opens a Microsoft Office file that contains a specially crafted OLE object. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could run…
  • MS14-056 - Critical: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (2987107) - Version: 1.0

    14 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Severity Rating: CriticalRevision Note: V1.0 (October 14, 2014): Bulletin published.Summary: This security update resolves fourteen privately reported vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer. The most severe of these vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user views a specially crafted webpage using Internet Explorer. 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 be less impacted than those who operate with administrative user…
  • MS14-062 - Important: Vulnerability in Message Queuing Service Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2993254) - Version: 1.0

    14 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Severity Rating: ImportantRevision Note: V1.0 (October 14, 2014): Bulletin published.Summary: This security update resolves a publicly disclosed vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability could allow elevation of privilege if an attacker sends a specially crafted input/output control (IOCTL) request to the Message Queuing service. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability could lead to full access of the affected system. By default, the Message Queuing component is not installed on any affected operating system edition and can only be enabled by a user with administrative…
  • MS14-057 - Critical: Vulnerabilities in .NET Framework Could Allow Remote Code Execution (3000414) - Version: 1.0

    14 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Severity Rating: CriticalRevision Note: V1.0 (October 14, 2014): Bulletin published.Summary: This security update resolves three privately reported vulnerabilities in Microsoft .NET Framework. The most severe of the vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if an attacker sends a specially crafted URI request containing international characters to a .NET web application, causing ASP.NET to generate incorrectly constructed URIs. In .NET 4.0 applications, the vulnerable functionality (iriParsing) is disabled by default; for the vulnerability to be exploitable an application has to…
  • MS14-063 - Important: Vulnerability in FAT32 Disk Partition Driver Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2998579) - Version: 1.0

    14 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Severity Rating: ImportantRevision Note: V1.0 (October 14, 2014): Bulletin published.Summary: This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. An elevation of privilege vulnerability exists in the way the Windows FASTFAT system driver interacts with FAT32 disk partitions. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could execute arbitrary code with elevated privileges.
 
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  • Encode in C# and Decode in PowerShell

    Sonam Rastogi
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:51 pm
      I had a requirement to read some data in C# windows application, store it in database  and then later use it in a PowerShell script. It was also required that some data like ‘Keys’ should not be saved directly in database i.e. should not be visible directly to other database users. One approach is to use complex encryption decryption logic when high data security is a requirement. Read more about Encryption and Decryption of Data here. Another approach is to use Base64 encoding and decoding approach where very high data security is not a requirement. More about Base64 encoding…
  • Online Azure Conference již dnes!

    vyvojar
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:40 pm
    Dnes, v pět hodin odpoledne, začíná online konference věnovaná naší oblíbené cloudové platformě Microsoft Azure. AzureConf začne keynote Scotta Guthrie a bude pokračovat sérií přednášek MVP z Azure komunity . Akce bude streamována živě přes Channel 9 a vývojáři i IT profesionálové se dozví, co je nového a jak nejlépe využít Azure ke stavbě robustních...(read more)
  • Treat your Citizens Like Customers: Governments embracing citizen engagement

    Des Russell
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:27 pm
    Today, citizens expect services to be highly personalised and always available. The private sector, in particular retail and ecommerce, has revolutionised customer care and consumer interaction, raising the expectations of individuals and organisations as they interact with government agencies. In tandem there has been a shift in how people are consuming, creating and sharing information largely driven by the accessibility and affordability of enabling technologies such as smartphones and tablets. Looking at the recent Life on Demand report from Microsoft and IPSOS it is very clear that…
  • Azure DocumentDB: MSN ヘルスケアのご紹介

    Ayako TANI
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    このポストは、10 月 9 日に投稿した Azure DocumentDB: Profile of MSN Health and Fitness の翻訳です。 MSN.com は世界 26 の市場において最大手 Web ポータルとして使用されている最も信頼性のあるサイトの 1 つであり、1 か月間に 5 億人ものユーザーが利用しています。MSN.com はマイクロソフトの Information and Content Experiences (ICE)…
  • SQL 2014 & Power BI Hands on Technical Training

    Sarah_Arnold
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:24 pm
    With the commercial availability of SQL Server 2014 comes a new set of technologies that can transform your data platform and business intelligence projects. Technologies such as in-memory OLTP, updateable column store, resource governor, Power BI on O365 and Azure are a leap forward in enabling data insights and mission critical scenarios. COURSE OVERVIEW To help you build your expertise on these technologies we are delivering a Level 300 three day course for data platform and business intelligence technology partners. You will leave this training with news skills to implement the latest…
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  • Update your links!

    Rafael Rivera
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:57 pm
    New posts are now available on http://withinrafael.com.
  • 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…
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  • Videos: Mobile App-Lösungen für den Arbeitsalltag

    RebeccaSchickel
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:21 am
    Erleben Sie in diesen beiden Videos modernes Arbeiten mit Software in der Cloud und Apps für mobiles Arbeiten. Die pds Handwerkersoftware in der Terra Cloud und mediDOK mobile für Windows 8 revolutionieren den Arbeitsalltag im Handwerk und in einer Arztpraxis. pds Handwerkersoftware in der Terra Cloud - eine Best Practice Story Viele Grüße Rebecca Schickel...(read more)
  • Attaching disks to a VM in Azure

    Pierre Roman
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:11 am
    Hello folks, Last week in Toronto during a delivery of our “Getting Started with Microsoft Azure for IT Professionals” IT Camp there was a great discussion about disks and maximum IOPS available to VMs in Azure. So I decided to write up a summary of that discussion for everyone’s benefit. Before you get going, I recommend these 2 Microsoft Virtual Academy free online training to get up to speed: Microsoft Azure IaaS Deep Dive Jump Start Windows Azure Storage - Design and Implementation Jump Start...(read more)
  • 企业移动办公的成功之道:应用程序和数据保护

    微软中国TechNet
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:08 am
    原文地址:http://blogs.technet.com/b/in_the_cloud/archive/2014/08/13/success-with-enterprise-mobility-app-amp-data-protection.aspx 世界级的企业移动办公解决方案对于任何组织的 IT…
  • Kostenlose Events: Licensing @ Night

    RebeccaSchickel
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:03 am
    Die kostenlosen Abendveranstaltungen “Licensing @ Night” der SFC GmbH finden von 17. November bis 1. Dezember 2014 in vier deutschen Städten statt. Es geht dabei um die komplexen Formen und Arten der Lizenzierung für Windows Server und SQL Server: Wie sind Windows Server und deren Zugriffe richtig zu lizenzieren? Wie werden CALs richtig bewertet? Wie unterscheiden sich User und Devices? SQL Server ohne oder mit Software Assurance? Und warum? Server/CAL-Modell oder ProCore? Wie...(read more)
  • Upgrade to PowerShell 4.0 Because It Is Easier to Use

    The Scripting Guys
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:01 am
    Summary: Microsoft PowerShell MVP, Teresa Wilson (aka Scripting Wife), talks about upgrading to Windows PowerShell 4.0 because it is easier to use. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today I continue my series of posts about upgrading to Windows PowerShell 4.0 by turning over the keyboard to Windows PowerShell MVP, Teresa Wilson. Teresa is also known as the Scripting Wife, and she is active in the Windows PowerShell community with events such as PowerShell Saturday, PowerShell User Groups, and PowerShell.org. Take it away Teresa... Hi everyone. Teresa, aka Scripting Wife,…
 
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  • Build 2015 dates announced: April 29-May 1

    Kip Kniskern
    16 Oct 2014 | 10:26 am
    At last month’s unveiling of Windows 10 at a press event in San Francisco, Microsoft CEO mentioned that we’d be hearing more about the latest version of Windows at the next Build, in April. Now, today, Microsoft has announced a few more specifics about its developer focused conference. Build 2015 will be held, as it was last year, at the Moscone Center in downtown San Francisco, with this year’s dates set for April 29 – May 1st. Registration isn’t open yet, but you can follow @Bldwin on Twitter or join a mailing list via the Build Windows website.
  • Skype relaunches video service Qik as “Skype Qik”

    Kip Kniskern
    14 Oct 2014 | 10:07 am
    Skype acquired the upstart video streaming service Qik in January 2011, reportedly for $100 million, where it survived for three years before being retired in April 2014. Now, the service, or at least the name, has been reborn as Skype Qik, according to a posting on the Skype Big Blog. There may not be much left of the original app except the name, the blog suggests: A small team of Skype designers and developers recently took up the challenge to build a new app to run alongside Skype and provide an ongoing form of video chat. They knew they had to create something mobile and lightweight, as…
  • Is Windows 10 your daily driver?

    Kip Kniskern
    13 Oct 2014 | 10:53 am
    It’s been almost two weeks since Windows 10 was made available for download as a Technical Preview, and according to a new post on Blogging Windows, more than a million early adopters have already joined the Windows Insider program and downloaded the latest version of Windows to be. The post goes on to reveal that 64% of those installs are on actual PCs, as opposed to running Windows 10 within a virtual machine. Microsoft is receiving lots of feedback from the Insiders, some 200,000 pieces of “UIF” (user initiated feedback), further evidence that users are not only trying…
  • Windows on tablets on ARM: Surface, or something else?

    Kip Kniskern
    9 Oct 2014 | 11:55 am
    Today’s news cycle flurry centers around Microsoft’s Surface, and whether Microsoft will continue with Surface on ARM, or just give up on the whole idea. As a refresher, ARM refers to a family of RISC (reduced instruction set computing) based computer processor architectures, ones that require fewer transistors, which reduces heat, power use (increasing battery life), and cost. ARM based processors are what power most smartphones on the market, as well as a number of tablets and other smart devices. When Microsoft introduced Windows 8, it promised to run Windows on ARM, and it…
  • How would you sell Windows Phone?

    Kip Kniskern
    4 Oct 2014 | 11:09 am
    In our last post, we called Windows Phone as it currently sits a “lame duck”. On September 30th, Microsoft announced Windows 10, and in the QnA following confirmed that Windows Phones will run Windows 10, too. This means some significant changes to the phone, to apps and the app model, and to Microsoft’s approach to marketing both Windows Phone and Windows. A number of you pointed out that this isn’t really all that much different than any other phone OS upgrade – that iOS7 is different than iOS8, for example – and that the next version of Windows Phone’s OS…
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    Microsoft Windows News

  • Antiquated ATMs are easy pickings for "jackpotting" by fraudsters

    20 Oct 2014 | 4:18 pm
    The older machines -- about half of them running Windows XP, which no longer receives security updates -- are very vulnerable to "jackpotting" attacks where criminals trick the machines into paying out money without correctly debiting any account, to the tune of millions. Brian Krebs interviewed a marketing director from NCR, whose machines were jackpotted in a string of attacks in Malaysia, who downplayed the XP angle, and insisted that all vendors' products were equally vulnerable.
  • New Castle SD Converts Old Netbooks to Thin Clients

    20 Oct 2014 | 8:19 am
    New Castle School District in Indiana has cut costs and improved the user experience by repurposing its old netbooks as thin clients rather than buying new thin clients. The district had 800 six-year-old Acer Aspire One netbooks, one for each of its elementary school students.
  • Microsoft Windows smartwatch coming before Christmas?

    20 Oct 2014 | 4:33 am
    It's been a while since we've heard anything about a potential Microsoft smartwatch here at Pocket-lint, with previous reports suggesting that it would launch one in the summer . That obviously didn't happen, but the latest is that the company could launch a wearable device in "the next few weeks", certainly before Christmas.
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Security Bulletin: October 2014 Release

    19 Oct 2014 | 6:03 pm
    Welcome to another set of updates for you to consider in your environments. Sorry I'm a bit late with this one but here it is anyway.
  • Microsoft Azure Support Team Blog - Site Home - MSDN Blogs

    18 Oct 2014 | 2:47 pm
    Azure Service Management REST API is used by all the public tools provided by Microsoft to manage your Azure Subscription - Portal, New Portal, Powershell, X-Plat CLI. You can use the same APIs to build your own tools that would manage your Azure Subscription... You can set up AutoScale for your Cloud Services, Virtual Machines, Web Sites from the Azure Management Portal.
 
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  • New features in Windows 10 Build 986x

    20 Oct 2014 | 10:36 pm
    Neowin posted the following two news story on Windows 10 Build 986x: Windows 10: New animations for opening windows in build 986x Windows 10: Wi-Fi Charms bar connections updated in 986X...
  • How Microsoft is Taking Office Cross-Platform

    20 Oct 2014 | 9:34 am
    A Microsoft distinguished engineer has provided some crucial information about how the firm intends to extend its dominance in office productivity software to devices in this "mobile first, cloud first" era...
  • Microsoft blocks 10 million spam messages per minute

    20 Oct 2014 | 9:30 am
    Microsoft has posted up on their Office blog that the company blocks 10 million spam message per minute but as the spam evolves, so too are the tactics to block the unwanted email...
  • A first look at the Windows 10 Technical Preview and more

    20 Oct 2014 | 2:08 am
    Here a roundup of todays reviews and articles: A first look at the Windows 10 Technical Preview ASUS STRIX GeForce GTX 970 4GB Graphics Card Review ECS LIVA Mini PC Kit Review How to Unsubscribe from Email Newsletters the Correct Way Killer Instinct 2 Classic review – the vintage fighter returns with online play on Xbox One Secure, Private Email and Cloud Storage Alternatives to Gmail and Dropbox...
  • Bush launches a low-cost Windows Phone and Windows 8.1 tablet at Argos

    20 Oct 2014 | 1:56 am
    Over in the UK, Argos is now selling the Bush Windows Phone for £69.95, and Bush MyTablet running Windows 8.1 for just £129.95...
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  • New features in Windows 10 Build 986x

    20 Oct 2014 | 10:36 pm
    Neowin posted the following two news story on Windows 10 Build 986x: Windows 10: New animations for opening windows in build 986x Windows 10: Wi-Fi Charms bar connections updated in 986X...
  • How Microsoft is Taking Office Cross-Platform

    20 Oct 2014 | 9:34 am
    A Microsoft distinguished engineer has provided some crucial information about how the firm intends to extend its dominance in office productivity software to devices in this "mobile first, cloud first" era...
  • Microsoft blocks 10 million spam messages per minute

    20 Oct 2014 | 9:30 am
    Microsoft has posted up on their Office blog that the company blocks 10 million spam message per minute but as the spam evolves, so too are the tactics to block the unwanted email...
  • A first look at the Windows 10 Technical Preview and more

    20 Oct 2014 | 2:08 am
    Here a roundup of todays reviews and articles: A first look at the Windows 10 Technical Preview ASUS STRIX GeForce GTX 970 4GB Graphics Card Review ECS LIVA Mini PC Kit Review How to Unsubscribe from Email Newsletters the Correct Way Killer Instinct 2 Classic review – the vintage fighter returns with online play on Xbox One Secure, Private Email and Cloud Storage Alternatives to Gmail and Dropbox...
  • Bush launches a low-cost Windows Phone and Windows 8.1 tablet at Argos

    20 Oct 2014 | 1:56 am
    Over in the UK, Argos is now selling the Bush Windows Phone for £69.95, and Bush MyTablet running Windows 8.1 for just £129.95...
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  • New features in Windows 10 Build 986x

    20 Oct 2014 | 10:36 pm
    Neowin posted the following two news story on Windows 10 Build 986x: Windows 10: New animations for opening windows in build 986x Windows 10: Wi-Fi Charms bar connections updated in 986X...
  • How Microsoft is Taking Office Cross-Platform

    20 Oct 2014 | 9:34 am
    A Microsoft distinguished engineer has provided some crucial information about how the firm intends to extend its dominance in office productivity software to devices in this "mobile first, cloud first" era...
  • Microsoft blocks 10 million spam messages per minute

    20 Oct 2014 | 9:30 am
    Microsoft has posted up on their Office blog that the company blocks 10 million spam message per minute but as the spam evolves, so too are the tactics to block the unwanted email...
  • A first look at the Windows 10 Technical Preview and more

    20 Oct 2014 | 2:08 am
    Here a roundup of todays reviews and articles: A first look at the Windows 10 Technical Preview ASUS STRIX GeForce GTX 970 4GB Graphics Card Review ECS LIVA Mini PC Kit Review How to Unsubscribe from Email Newsletters the Correct Way Killer Instinct 2 Classic review – the vintage fighter returns with online play on Xbox One Secure, Private Email and Cloud Storage Alternatives to Gmail and Dropbox...
  • Bush launches a low-cost Windows Phone and Windows 8.1 tablet at Argos

    20 Oct 2014 | 1:56 am
    Over in the UK, Argos is now selling the Bush Windows Phone for £69.95, and Bush MyTablet running Windows 8.1 for just £129.95...
 
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    20 Oct 2014 | 10:36 pm
    Neowin posted the following two news story on Windows 10 Build 986x: Windows 10: New animations for opening windows in build 986x Windows 10: Wi-Fi Charms bar connections updated in 986X...
  • How Microsoft is Taking Office Cross-Platform

    20 Oct 2014 | 9:34 am
    A Microsoft distinguished engineer has provided some crucial information about how the firm intends to extend its dominance in office productivity software to devices in this "mobile first, cloud first" era...
  • Microsoft blocks 10 million spam messages per minute

    20 Oct 2014 | 9:30 am
    Microsoft has posted up on their Office blog that the company blocks 10 million spam message per minute but as the spam evolves, so too are the tactics to block the unwanted email...
  • A first look at the Windows 10 Technical Preview and more

    20 Oct 2014 | 2:08 am
    Here a roundup of todays reviews and articles: A first look at the Windows 10 Technical Preview ASUS STRIX GeForce GTX 970 4GB Graphics Card Review ECS LIVA Mini PC Kit Review How to Unsubscribe from Email Newsletters the Correct Way Killer Instinct 2 Classic review – the vintage fighter returns with online play on Xbox One Secure, Private Email and Cloud Storage Alternatives to Gmail and Dropbox...
  • Bush launches a low-cost Windows Phone and Windows 8.1 tablet at Argos

    20 Oct 2014 | 1:56 am
    Over in the UK, Argos is now selling the Bush Windows Phone for £69.95, and Bush MyTablet running Windows 8.1 for just £129.95...
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  • Unveiling The Microsoft Cloud Platform System, powered by Dell

    Microsoft Windows Server Team
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Yes!!! At last we can talk about what we have been working on for close to 18 months - “San Diego” - that was the code name for what is now “Microsoft Cloud Platform System” (CPS), which was announced earlier today by Scott Guthrie. These 18 months have been a journey for all of us in the product group. It began, as all journeys should, as conversations with our customers. What followed has evolved how we think about and engineer our products. We were struck by the large number of customers who were failing to realize the benefits of the cloud. Running one of the…
  • August updates for Windows Server 2012 R2

    Microsoft Windows Server Team
    5 Aug 2014 | 12:19 pm
    In today’s Windows Experience blog, we communicated our intent to deliver regular improvements to Windows in order to address feedback quickly while continuing to bring you an enterprise-class platform.  We also provided a heads up that the next update for Windows happens on August 12.  On August 12, we will also release an update to Windows Server 2012 R2.  In addition to regular security updates, this update will deliver bug fixes that will improve performance and reliability for your infrastructure.  There are no changes to system APIs, your applications…
  • Paul Smith sets the trend in business agility with a new hybrid cloud solution

    Microsoft Windows Server Team
    13 May 2014 | 9:00 am
    In business for more than 40 years, Nottingham-based Paul Smith is a preeminent British designer. The company has 14 different collections—produced in England and Italy—under the global Paul Smith brand. In addition to 17 shops in England, Paul Smith retail stores are found in fashion capitals around the world. Paul Smith opens three new stores a year on average and the demand for IT services from the business is growing. “Our goal is to manage costs and improve service delivery, but we are challenged by an IT budget that doesn’t keep up with expectations from the…
  • 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.  
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    Windows Virtualization Team Blog

  • Announcing the GA of Disaster Recovery to Azure using Azure Site Recovery

    Abhishek Hemrajani
    2 Oct 2014 | 12:48 pm
    I am excited to announce the GA of the Disaster Recovery to Azure using Azure Site Recovery. In addition to enabling replication to and recovery in Microsoft Azure, ASR enables automated protection of VMs, remote health monitoring, no-impact recovery plan testing, and single click orchestrated recovery - all backed by an enterprise-grade SLA. The DR to Azure functionality in ASR builds on top of System Center Virtual Machine Manager, Windows Server Hyper-V Replica, and Microsoft Azure to ensure that our customers can leverage existing IT investments while still helping them optimize…
  • Networking 101 for Disaster Recovery to Microsoft Azure using Site Recovery

    Abhishek Hemrajani
    9 Sep 2014 | 3:29 am
    Getting the networking requirements right is a critical piece in ensuring Disaster Recovery readiness of your business critical workloads.  When an administrator evaluates the disaster recovery capabilities that she needs for her application(s), she needs to think through and develop a robust networking infrastructure that ensures that the application is accessible to end users once it has been failed over and that the application downtime is minimized – RTO optimization is of key importance. Head over to the Microsoft Azure blog to read our new blog that shows you how…
  • Azure Site Recovery: Data Security and Privacy

    TrinadhK [MSFT]
    3 Sep 2014 | 1:56 am
    Microsoft is committed to ensuring the Privacy and Security of our customer’s data whenever it crosses on-premises boundaries and into Microsoft Azure. Azure Site Recovery, a cloud-based Disaster Recovery Service that enables protection and orchestrated recovery of your virtualized workloads across on-premises private clouds or directly into Azure, has been designed ground up to align with Microsoft’s privacy and security commitment. Specifically our promise is to ensure that: We encrypt customer data while in transit and at rest We use best-in-class industry cryptography to protect all…
  • Share your feedback!

    Praveen Vijayaraghavan,MSFT
    25 Aug 2014 | 10:08 pm
    Are you a System Administrator or Security Analyst? Would you like to influence the future of securing your virtualized infrastructure? If this sounds interesting to you, Microsoft Windows Server and cloud management Program Managers would like to hear from you. Please complete this short survey that will help identify your specific areas of interest and expertise to make sure our discussions fit your interests.
  • Migrate Windows Server 2012R2 Virtualized Workloads to Microsoft Azure with Azure Site Recovery

    Rajesh Goli [MSFT]
    13 Aug 2014 | 10:19 pm
    Azure Site Recovery not only enables a low-cost, high-capability, CAPEX-saving, and OPEX-optimizing Disaster Recovery strategy for your IT Infrastructure, it can also help you quickly and easily spin-off additional development and testing environments or migrate on-premise virtual machines to Microsoft Azure. For customers who want a unified solution that reduces downtime of their production workloads during migration and that also enables verification of their applications in Azure without any impact to production, Azure Site Recovery with its in-built features makes migrating to Azure…
 
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  • New Report Says Microsoft Smartwatch Due Soon

    20 Oct 2014 | 5:05 am
    Because you can never have too much Microsoft Looks like I'm not the only one talking about Microsoft's upcoming "smartwatch," really a fitness band-type device that will launch soon. A new Forbes report claims that the device's launch is imminent and that it will provide health tracking capabilities as expected. But the this device was originally scheduled to launch by now. read more
  • Short Takes: October 17, 2014

    17 Oct 2014 | 7:17 am
    An often irreverent look at this week's other news An often irreverent look at this week's other news, including a coming Microsoft developer event, a "new" Surface Pro 3 ad, the truth about Surface Pro 3 and the NFL is no joke, Verizon hates Windows Phone, Google and Apple hold dueling product announcements this week, FBI director still hates encryption, Google's advertising profits fall so all of Google's profits fall, and no lines for iPhone 6 in China. read more
  • Outgoing EU Competition Commissioner Lashes Out at Political Pressure in Google Case

    16 Oct 2014 | 5:57 am
    Redirection is a classic debate strategy Heading to the end of his term under a cloud of controversy because of his attempt to give Google a sweetheart deal and end a years-long antitrust investigation, EU competition commissioner Joaquin Almunia lashed out at his critics this week. And he's charging that "irrational" EU politicians, worried about privacy issues with Google's cloud services, have thwarted what he feels was a well-intentioned effort to put this case behind him. read more
  • Google Opens New Front in Search War...Against Amazon

    14 Oct 2014 | 7:08 am
    ... with a shopping service Google is gunning for Amazon.com. Google today announced that it has renamed its store delivery service to Google Express. The service provides same-day delivery on some orders and comes with an annual subscription option. read more
  • Microsoft Ideally Situated to Own Mobile Device Management

    13 Oct 2014 | 2:45 pm
    No one else has anything like EMS The real beauty of Microsoft's Mobile Device Management (MDM)—and the wider capabilities of Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS)—is that these solutions address modern use cases—BYOD, in particular, and the proliferation of mobile devices—and thus, a much bigger potential market. read more
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  • New features in Windows 10 Build 986x

    20 Oct 2014 | 10:36 pm
    Neowin posted the following two news story on Windows 10 Build 986x: Windows 10: New animations for opening windows in build 986x Windows 10: Wi-Fi Charms bar connections updated in 986X...
  • How Microsoft is Taking Office Cross-Platform

    20 Oct 2014 | 9:34 am
    A Microsoft distinguished engineer has provided some crucial information about how the firm intends to extend its dominance in office productivity software to devices in this "mobile first, cloud first" era...
  • Microsoft blocks 10 million spam messages per minute

    20 Oct 2014 | 9:30 am
    Microsoft has posted up on their Office blog that the company blocks 10 million spam message per minute but as the spam evolves, so too are the tactics to block the unwanted email...
  • A first look at the Windows 10 Technical Preview and more

    20 Oct 2014 | 2:08 am
    Here a roundup of todays reviews and articles: A first look at the Windows 10 Technical Preview ASUS STRIX GeForce GTX 970 4GB Graphics Card Review ECS LIVA Mini PC Kit Review How to Unsubscribe from Email Newsletters the Correct Way Killer Instinct 2 Classic review – the vintage fighter returns with online play on Xbox One Secure, Private Email and Cloud Storage Alternatives to Gmail and Dropbox...
  • Bush launches a low-cost Windows Phone and Windows 8.1 tablet at Argos

    20 Oct 2014 | 1:56 am
    Over in the UK, Argos is now selling the Bush Windows Phone for £69.95, and Bush MyTablet running Windows 8.1 for just £129.95...
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  • Make Screencast Movies of your iPhone or iPad with QuickTime

    Amit Agarwal
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Did you know that your Mac ships with a screencasting software that can be used for quickly recording movies of your computer screen? You can record the microphone audio along with the video, there’s an option to show or hide the mouse clicks during the screen recording and the movies can be exported in HD formats. This very-capable app is called QuickTime Player. And it just got better. If you have upgraded your Mac to OS X Yosemite, you can use the same QuickTime Player software to record the screen of your iOS device in 2 easy steps. All you need is an iPhone or iPad running iOS 8…
  • Upgrade your Macs without Using all your Monthly Bandwidth

    Amit Agarwal
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:50 am
    I have almost exhausted my download bandwidth for this billing cycle and, lest you assume anything, I haven’t downloaded any torrents or movies from the Internet. All I have done is updated the Macs to the recently released OS X Yosemite and also downloaded the latest version of Apple iMovie, Keynote and other Mac software. The Mac OS X Yosemite installer is about 5 GB in size and, for some unknown reason, the Apps Store doesn’t always support resumable downloads. So if your Internet connection goes down while the installer is getting downloaded or if there’s a problem…
  • How to Color Alternate Rows in Google Sheets

    Amit Agarwal
    16 Oct 2014 | 7:10 am
    Microsoft Excel and other programs in Microsoft Office provide a handy feature called “Quick Styles” to help you quickly format a selected range as a striped table. The table can have zebra lines meaning alternating rows are formatted with different colors (see example). Google Sheets do not support zebra stripes (yet) but you can use conditional formatting combined with a simple Google Formula to create a formatted table. You can apply alternating colors to both rows and columns in Google Sheets easily. Here’s the trick. Open a Google Sheet and choose Conditional formatting…
  • Use Google Sheets for Multilingual Chat with Speakers of Different Languages

    Amit Agarwal
    16 Oct 2014 | 4:53 am
    You can only speak and write English so how do you converse with a person in China who writes Mandarin but doesn’t understand a word of English? Google Translate is no doubt a good option but it is going to be tedious for you (and your Chinese friend) to translate each and every sentence manually before sending them through any messenger. How do you break down the language barrier and chat with someone in another country when there’s no ‘common’ language between the two parties? Microsoft is building a version of Skype for that will allow real-time translation for…
  • How to Work Offline in Google Chrome

    Amit Agarwal
    10 Oct 2014 | 1:44 am
    When you open any page inside Google Chrome, it connects to the Internet, fetches the latest version of the page from the server and displays it on your screen. If your computer is offline, Chrome will display an error message with a dinosaur* image saying it is unable to connect to the Internet. Internet Explorer and Firefox offer an offline mode that auto-saves a copy of web pages as you browse the Internet and displays this local copy when you are not connected to the Internet. Thus, if you are offline in a flight, you can still open and read websites that you accessed while your computer…
 
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  • Bart De Smet, Jafar Hussain, Matthew Podwysocki: Pragmatic Rx

    The Channel 9 Team
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:07 am
    Reactive Extensions Team member Matthew Podwysocki (http://twitter.com/mattpodwysocki) has a discussion with Cortana Team member Bart de Smet and Netflix Front-End Team Lead Jafar Husain, to talk about practical uses of the Reactive Extensions. In this episode, Matthew talks with Jafar about the uses of the Reactive Extensions at Netflix, in particular RxJS and RxJava and how they trained a number of developers to be Rx experts.  There is also discussion about Rx at scale, in particular at Netflix, as well as with Cortana.  There are plenty of topics covered for a nice deep…
  • Real World IT - The App for That! 101 of SharePoint Apps (part 3 of 5) | Real World IT

    Ruth Van Dyke
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:12 am
    In Part 3 of a 5-part series Audrie Magno-Gordon discuss the difference between Store apps and apps intrinsic to SharePoint, with a focus on "Access" driven apps.This is level 100 content for SharePoint enthusiasts presented by Audrie Magno-Gordon, Microsoft Certified Office Specialist for SharePoint 2013, currently working in Microsoft IT in the Seattle area. Comment below this video and ask Audrie to review your favorite Office App.Learn More:Office App Store@BeITReady Twitter Feed 
  • WhereAmI? VS Extension notes where a file is in a Project (think "Sync no more")

    Greg Duncan
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Today's Visual Studio extension from Eros Fratini is another of those simple, do-one-thing, extensions, yet when you see it you say, "wow, that's awesome and makes so much sense..."WhereAmIWhereAmI is a simple extension that adds a layer on the background of your edit code window with a recap of your position in the current project.It should be very useful when working on big projects with a deep nested folder structure.You can configure font size and color, and it's preconfigured to work well in a dark or light environment.The source, of course, is available too,…
  • Defrag Tools #111 - Programming Windows Store Apps with HTML, CSS and JavaScript Part 1 | Defrag Tools

    Andrew Richards, Chad Beeder
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    In this of Defrag Tools, Kraig Brockschmidt joins Andrew Richards and Chad Beeder for two episodes to talk about Windows Store Application development using HTML, CSS and JavaScript. Be sure to download the free ebook!Resources:Programming Windows Store Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, Second Edition
  • TWC9: Build 2015, Connect();, Ignite, Docker and new... !? | This Week On Channel 9

    Brian Keller, Dan Fernandez, Greg Duncan, Vladimir Kolesnikov, Jeremy Foster, Nikola Metulev, Nisha Singh
    17 Oct 2014 | 1:45 pm
    This week on Channel 9, we have another very special episode (yes, that's two in a row) but first, Brian and Dan discuss the week's top developer news, including;[00:22] Build 2015[00:59] Connect();[02:23] Microsoft Ignite[03:11] Docker and Microsoft: Integrating Docker with Windows Server and Microsoft Azure [Scott Gu][05:07] Mobile Apps for Web Developers [Ryan J. Salva][06:27] Visual Studio Tools for Apache Cordova Azure VM Available [Kirupa Chinnathambi][07:20] What? Brian and Dan are doing what!?[08:03] New Hosts! (We're going to miss you Brian and Dan!)[09:08] Vladimir Kolesnikov[09:18]…
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  • Bart De Smet, Jafar Hussain, Matthew Podwysocki: Pragmatic Rx

    The Channel 9 Team
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:07 am
    Reactive Extensions Team member Matthew Podwysocki (http://twitter.com/mattpodwysocki) has a discussion with Cortana Team member Bart de Smet and Netflix Front-End Team Lead Jafar Husain, to talk about practical uses of the Reactive Extensions. In this episode, Matthew talks with Jafar about the uses of the Reactive Extensions at Netflix, in particular RxJS and RxJava and how they trained a number of developers to be Rx experts.  There is also discussion about Rx at scale, in particular at Netflix, as well as with Cortana.  There are plenty of topics covered for a nice deep…
  • Real World IT - The App for That! 101 of SharePoint Apps (part 3 of 5) | Real World IT

    Ruth Van Dyke
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:12 am
    In Part 3 of a 5-part series Audrie Magno-Gordon discuss the difference between Store apps and apps intrinsic to SharePoint, with a focus on "Access" driven apps.This is level 100 content for SharePoint enthusiasts presented by Audrie Magno-Gordon, Microsoft Certified Office Specialist for SharePoint 2013, currently working in Microsoft IT in the Seattle area. Comment below this video and ask Audrie to review your favorite Office App.Learn More:Office App Store@BeITReady Twitter Feed 
  • WhereAmI? VS Extension notes where a file is in a Project (think "Sync no more")

    Greg Duncan
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Today's Visual Studio extension from Eros Fratini is another of those simple, do-one-thing, extensions, yet when you see it you say, "wow, that's awesome and makes so much sense..."WhereAmIWhereAmI is a simple extension that adds a layer on the background of your edit code window with a recap of your position in the current project.It should be very useful when working on big projects with a deep nested folder structure.You can configure font size and color, and it's preconfigured to work well in a dark or light environment.The source, of course, is available too,…
  • Defrag Tools #111 - Programming Windows Store Apps with HTML, CSS and JavaScript Part 1 | Defrag Tools

    Andrew Richards, Chad Beeder
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    In this of Defrag Tools, Kraig Brockschmidt joins Andrew Richards and Chad Beeder for two episodes to talk about Windows Store Application development using HTML, CSS and JavaScript. Be sure to download the free ebook!Resources:Programming Windows Store Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, Second Edition
  • TWC9: Build 2015, Connect();, Ignite, Docker and new... !? | This Week On Channel 9

    Brian Keller, Dan Fernandez, Greg Duncan, Vladimir Kolesnikov, Jeremy Foster, Nikola Metulev, Nisha Singh
    17 Oct 2014 | 1:45 pm
    This week on Channel 9, we have another very special episode (yes, that's two in a row) but first, Brian and Dan discuss the week's top developer news, including;[00:22] Build 2015[00:59] Connect();[02:23] Microsoft Ignite[03:11] Docker and Microsoft: Integrating Docker with Windows Server and Microsoft Azure [Scott Gu][05:07] Mobile Apps for Web Developers [Ryan J. Salva][06:27] Visual Studio Tools for Apache Cordova Azure VM Available [Kirupa Chinnathambi][07:20] What? Brian and Dan are doing what!?[08:03] New Hosts! (We're going to miss you Brian and Dan!)[09:08] Vladimir Kolesnikov[09:18]…
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  • Windows 10 to Feature New Network Connections UI – Report

    Softpedia News (Bogdan Popa)
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:06 am
    Microsoft is expected to release a new testing build of Windows 10 Technical Preview very soon, but the company is still trying to keep all details secret, as work is said to continue on some specific features. One of them is a new user interface for the network button on the Charms bar that allows you to manage and create new connections for your device. A report by Neowin reveals that starting with the upcoming build of Windows 10 TP, all network settings will be launched in a dedicated wi... (read more)
  • Satya Nadella: I Want Microsoft to Be Loved by Users

    Softpedia News (Bogdan Popa)
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:08 am
    Microsoft is going through a major reorganization process and the new CEO Satya Nadella is the pioneer of a new approach that puts the focus on customers and the feedback they submit. As part of this massive transformation plan, Nadella wants Microsoft to step closer to its users and become the kind of company that works together with clients on future products, thus making sure that all its solutions, no matter if they are software or hardware, can address their needs in a much more effectiv... (read more)
  • Microsoft Updates Skype for Windows 8.1 with Drawing, Faster App Resume Time

    Softpedia News (Bogdan Popa)
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:35 am
    A new version of Skype is now available for Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows Phone 8, coming with a bunch of improvements, which also include HD screen support for handsets with high-quality displays. The new Skype 2.24 for the two mobile platforms was mostly supposed to enhance the experience that users get when running the VoIP client on their handset, so you’ll find not only new options, but also a bunch of performance improvements that should make everything run faster. First and foremost, ... (read more)
  • Microsoft Office 16 Preview to Launch Soon

    Softpedia News (Bogdan Popa)
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:14 am
    We already know that Microsoft Office 16 is currently in the works, but only few details have actually reached the web, so it’s hard to predict its official release date. And still, a new report coming from Microsoft watcher Mary Jo Foley of ZDNet indicates that a preview version could be unveiled anytime soon, just to give users the chance to test drive the next version of the productivity suite. Microsoft hasn’t confirmed this until now, but a preview build of Office 16, which is still sai... (read more)
  • There Is a Country Where 98 Percent of PCs Run Windows

    Softpedia News (Bogdan Popa)
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:30 am
    They say that Windows is quickly losing ground, not only in the mobile industry, where things aren’t going very well for Microsoft, but also on the desktop, which is actually one of the industries that Redmond has been leading for many years. Truth is, Microsoft has indeed lost some percentage points in the last couple of years, mostly because Linux and Mac OS X became a bit more appealing and easier to use, but Windows continues to be the number one platform in the desktop industry. Living ... (read more)
 
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  • Drawing arrives on Skype for Windows Phone and Windows 8.1

    Ian Dixon
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:57 am
    Skype are introducing a new drawing feature for the Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8.1 versions of the Skype app. For the first time on Skype you will be able to create new drawings, annotate pictures or draw out maps and then send them to your contacts. The new feature will be in Skype 2.24 where there is a new drawing option where you can draw new pictures, draw on a photo or draw onBing maps. At the moment the new drawing features are Windows/Windows Phone only, it’s actually nice to see Windows get the new features first for a change! Other changes to the app include the ability to…
  • UK Windows Media Center Guide Data problems return

    Ian Dixon
    19 Oct 2014 | 1:44 pm
    Windows Media Center users depend on the quality of the EPG data coming from Microsoft into the system but unfortunately the annual EPG problem has returned. For the last few years at the end of October the UK EPG data disappears for it to return at the eleventh hour. The problem seems to be related to the clocks going back at the end of British Sumer Time October 25th with the guide data running out on that day. Last year Microsoft said they had a permanent fix for the problem but doesn’t seem to be the case. Hopefully Microsoft get it resolved so we can get our guide data back and you…
  • AllCast for Android updated to support Android Lollipop

    Ian Dixon
    19 Oct 2014 | 1:06 pm
    AllCast is a great Android app for streaming content from your phone or tablet to a DLNA device, Chromecast, Apple TV, Xbox One and a whole range of other device. The app has been updated and now supports the latest version of Android Lollipop (5.0). The app costs £3.05 via an in-app purchase from the Google Play Store. Release Notes: Crash fixes for Android Lollipop! If you’re running the Android Lollipop preview, please make sure you are on the latest version released on October 16th!
  • Using Media Browser on the Xbox One with DLNA

    Ian Dixon
    17 Oct 2014 | 7:10 am
    The October update for the Xbox One updated the Media Player Preview app adding DLNA playback capabilities to the app. The Media Browser developers have shown off how you can use DLNA to watch content stored on your Media Browser server on the Xbox One. Via DLNA you can browse and watch your media collection on the Xbox One and use the Xbox controller, Kinect or the Xbox One remote control to control the playback. From the look of the video demo it seems a nice solution while there is no dedicated Media Browser app for the Xbox One. The good thing is that you don’t need to buy any…
  • VLC for Android update improves Android Lollipop experiences

    Ian Dixon
    17 Oct 2014 | 4:15 am
    This week Google announced new Nexus devices that will be running Android 5.0 Lollipop and next month we should see other devices getting the new OS. To be ready for the new OS VLC have updated the Android version of their app with better support for Android Lollipop. With the update you should see less crashes on Android 5.0 and there are other minor improvements to the app. The update also fixes issues with ARMv8 processors on Android devices. VLC is a great app to have in your collection as it will play just about any file type. The app is free from the Google Play Store.  …
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  • A First Look at the Microsoft Cloud Platform System

    Jonathan Hassell
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:58 am
    You might be familiar with the recent trend in converged infrastructure, where software and hardware are teamed up in a custom, generally available bundle. Oracle is famous for its Exadata kit which combines a rack of compute hardware and networking with a specially tuned release of its database software and sells it for hundreds of thousands of dollars. Microsoft is jumping into this game with the Microsoft Cloud Platform System Powered by Dell. It is a preconfigured appliance that combines engineered hardware, storage, and networking provided by and engineered by Dell, with Windows Server…
  • Can I Quote You on That? Quoting and Variable Expansion in PowerShell

    Jeff Hicks
    17 Oct 2014 | 1:28 pm
    Recently on Twitter there was a brief flurry of tweets regarding best practices when it came to using quotes in PowerShell. That is to say, whether it is better of use single or double quotes. I had my opinion, which surprisingly was at odds with most people so I thought I would revisit the topic. Especially because using quotes throws many beginning PowerShell users. Quoting and Variable Expansion in PowerShell First, PowerShell is pretty smart at determining what is a string or text. If you look at cmdlet help, most parameters accept values that will be treated as strings. This means you…
  • How to Use and Customize the Windows 10 Start Menu

    Russell Smith
    17 Oct 2014 | 10:08 am
    In this Ask the Admin, I’ll show you how to manually customize the Windows 10 Technical Preview Start menu and how to configure the layout using Group Policy. Related: Hands-On with the Windows 10 Technical Preview The Start menu in Windows 10 is a combination of the Windows 7 Start menu and the tiled Start screen in Windows 8. The left side of the menu is divided into several sections not dissimilar from Windows 7, but different nevertheless, and the right is exclusively for Windows 8-style live tiles. The Windows 10 Start menu. (Image Credit: Russell Smith) Tip: To completely remove…
  • Fix for VMware Workstation “Not enough physical memory is available” Error

    Daniel Petri
    17 Oct 2014 | 8:12 am
    VMware Workstation is, in my eyes, the best personal virtualization product around. Although other products exist, such as the free client Hyper-V on Windows 8/8.1 and Oracle Virtual Box, VMware Workstation has so many features that makes it much more usable compared to other offerings. I’ve used it for many years, and now VMware Workstation is on version 10. On my laptop I have several virtual machines (VMs) that I constantly use for various purposes, mostly running Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 7/8.1, but I also have some CentOS and RedHat VMs. A couple of days ago I rebooted…
  • Microsoft Tech Conferences Relaunch Under Microsoft Ignite Banner

    Jeff James
    16 Oct 2014 | 11:28 am
    After several months of what could be best described as head-scratching confusion over the fate of the Microsoft TechEd conference — and some outreach to former TechEd attendees for crowd-sourced branding input on the new conference — Microsoft has finally announced that Microsoft TechEd and a host of related conferences (such as the Microsoft Exchange Conference, the SharePoint Conference, etc.) will be merged into a single technology conference under the Microsoft Ignite brand name. The first Microsoft Ignite conference will be held May 4-8, 2015 at McCormick Place in…
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    My Technology Guide: Windows, OS X, Linux, iOS, Android and more

  • Millions of DropBox Account Credentials Leaked Online, DropBox Denies of Being Hacked

    SK Mezanul Haque
    15 Oct 2014 | 7:55 am
    Dropbox is one of the most popular online cloud storage provider. Last time the cloud service was a victim of hacking, it started offering two-factor authorization, also known as 2-step verification for better security. Late Monday, an anonymous person posted a series of posts on Pastebin, claiming to have in possession nearly seven million Dropbox accounts including passwords. To be exact, the poster claimed to have 6,937,081 of compromised Dropbox account credentials. As a proof, that hacker(s) posted Pastebin files with a few hundred username and password pairs as…
  • Latest Chrome Browser Update: Download Google Chrome 38

    SK Mezanul Haque
    7 Oct 2014 | 11:30 pm
    Google Chrome Team has promoted Chrome 38 to the stable channel for Windows, Mac and Linux. The latest Google Chrome update is a major update bumping up the version number to 38.0.2125.101. It comes with a number of fixes and improvements to the web browser. The fixes and improvements includes a number of new apps, extension APIs and a lot of under the hood changes for stability and performance. If you are a Google Chrome user, the web browser should download the update and install it automatically. Tip! Bookmark this page for latest Google Chrome web browser updates. You can view the…
  • Keyboard Shortcuts in the Windows 10 Technical Preview

    SK Mezanul Haque
    4 Oct 2014 | 11:45 am
    Microsoft released Windows Technical Preview of Windows 10 operating system recently. After the announcement, much has been written and much will be written about it. Skipping Windows 9, as was the expected name for the successor of Windows 8 (or Windows 8.1), Windows 10 comes with a new Start Menu, custom user interface for different devices and more. Technical Preview of Windows 10 is available to everyone who wants to test the upcoming version of Windows operating and optionally help Microsoft by providing useful feedback. Many people may say that Microsoft is following the footsteps of…
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Technical Preview Released, Download Now

    SK Mezanul Haque
    2 Oct 2014 | 4:26 am
    Microsoft has released Windows 10 Technical Preview for testing. You can download Windows 10 Technical Preview now from the official website. Microsoft also launched its free Windows Insider Program. You need to sign up for free Windows Insider Program to give your feedback about the new Windows 10 Technical Preview. Since the operating system is a “Technical Preview” edition and not Windows 10 final edition, it is recommended to install it on a virtual machine. You can easily use any virtual machine software like Virtual Box or VMWare. Virtual Box is a freeware application but…
  • Everything You Need To Know About iOS 8: How to Install iOS 8 on iPhone, iPad, iPod?

    SK Mezanul Haque
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:30 pm
    Apple on September 17, 2014 released iOS 8. The latest iOS is available worldwide for all iOS devices includes iPhone, iPad and iPod devices. Details of iOS 8 supported device is at the end of this post. Apple is marketing iOS 8 as the biggest iOS update released, since the launch of the App Stores. With literally hundreds of new features, that includes new Messages, Photos features, new QuickType keyboard that supports more languages, a new Health app, Family Sharing, iCloud Drive and more, iOS 8 is really the biggest update ever released. Apple has also fixed a lot of bugs and fixed…
 
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  • New Features In Firefox 33 For Desktop And Android

    Fatima Wahab
    14 Oct 2014 | 12:29 pm
    Firefox 33 is out for both Desktop and Android. You should be prompted to upgrade the next time you launch it and if you’re a developer, you might want to upgrade right now. This latest instalment is a treat for developers with two new noteworthy features; a media sidebar in the Style editor and a paint flashing tool. End users will want to upgrade for the improved search functions and the more reliable session restore feature. Firefox for Android is also supporting the new Paint Flash tool for developers. For End users the new option to delete data when you quit the app is very…
  • Windows 10: Toggle The Start Screen And Start Menu From The Desktop

    Fatima Wahab
    13 Oct 2014 | 12:04 pm
    Windows 10 brought back the Start menu and at the same time made it so that we would never ever accidentally swipe-switch to the Start Screen ever again. We talked briefly about how to enable one and disable the other in our Windows 10 features post. To do so, you have to open the Taskbar properties where there is a dedicated Start Menu tab. The ‘Use Start menu instead of the Start screen’ option toggles them. When the change is made, you have to be logged out of your system for it to take effect. If you prefer a much faster way of doing it, consider the right-click context menu…
  • 4 Free Tools To Create High Quality Animated GIFs

    Fatima Wahab
    10 Oct 2014 | 10:37 am
    Yesterday, Imgur users were all fixated on Project GIFV. Imgur is now supporting bigger GIF files and it turns out they play much faster, much smoother, and are a better quality altogether. I’m guessing the people at Imgur realized how crazy its user-base is about GIFs and decided to give them something to really go nuts about. Now that you have the means to share bigger, better GIFs using the most popular image sharing service, the only question that remains is, how do go about creating a super high quality GIF? Here are four tools that let you create great GIFs from your desktop,…
  • Everything You Need To Know About The Windows 10 Start Menu [Review]

    Fatima Wahab
    4 Oct 2014 | 10:07 am
    Windows 10 has brought back the Start menu and Windows users are all to familiar it but in Windows 10, it has a new look. It isn’t just the old menu that we were all nostalgic about; once you begin using it you realize that the Start menu is a  comprehensive version of the Start screen and many features in it aptly reflect this. We’ve detailed all you need to know about this new Start menu below, what it has to offer, and what customization options are available. Modern UI Design The Start menu has received the Modern UI treatment and that is evident with the live tiles and the…
  • What’s New In Windows 10? We Cover 10 Features With Screenshots

    Fatima Wahab
    3 Oct 2014 | 10:55 am
    Mircosoft surprised a lot of people when it announced the  latest Windows instalment; the much anticipated Windows 9 that was expected to be announced had a surprising and very unexpected name; Windows 10. We can debate why Microsoft decided to skip a number but it will be pure speculation on our part. Instead, we took a look at the technical preview Microsoft made available through its Insider program. The new features sway more towards fixing everything wrong with Windows 8 and sees a very familiar feature, the Start Menu, make a comeback, complete with a facelift.  The Start Menu As…
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    The Windows Club

  • Microsoft explains detection change for Browser modifiers and Adware

    20 Oct 2014 | 8:55 pm
    Recently Microsoft released important changes to detecting browser modifiers and adware, with a view to improving Internet Explorer security and browsing experience. Microsoft has mentioned the... For more visit TheWindowsClub.com.
  • Change Privacy options and settings in Windows 8.1

    20 Oct 2014 | 7:59 am
    Very few of us may have bothered to have a look at these settings, but Windows 8.1 does offer some privacy control options that let you control how applications can access your information, which ads... For more visit TheWindowsClub.com.
  • Search Torrent files from the desktop using TorrentRover

    19 Oct 2014 | 5:39 pm
    If you download Torrent files to watch your favorite movies or TV shows, then this software will be really helpful for you. TorrentRover is a freeware tool which allows you to search torrent files... For more visit TheWindowsClub.com.
  • Customize Surface Pen with Surface Hub App

    19 Oct 2014 | 7:49 am
    Last weekend, Microsoft released an app that looks to bring customization to the Surface Pro 3 pen. In preparation of this app, the company rolled out a firmware update first. This made the device... For more visit TheWindowsClub.com.
  • HP Stream 14-inch Notebook Review

    19 Oct 2014 | 5:39 am
    HP Stream 14-inch Notebook specifications have become a talking point for many. The machines is already being branded as Chromebook killer. The launch is indicative of the fact that Microsoft is... For more visit TheWindowsClub.com.
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  • Need to create a bootable USB drive for Windows Setup? Here is how

    20 Oct 2014 | 12:04 am
    This is an easy way to create a bootable USB drive to launce Windows setup. It doesn’t require any 3rd party software. Be advised, it doesn’t work with Windows XP (that’s a good thing?) How to Create Bootable USB Drive of Windows Setup without U...
  • Mozilla Firefox 33.0 now available.

    20 Oct 2014 | 12:01 am
    This is the version that contains a default suppression of the SSLv3 protocol. http://tinyurl.com/n9r23ga
  • How to suppress the Bing Search box from IE11

    19 Oct 2014 | 11:58 pm
    I don’t use IE 11 as my default browser, so I didn’t see this until it was mentioned by AskVG. A recent update to IE11 added a Bing search box on the opening page (assuming your home page is set to “Use new tab”). first off, I don’t like or use Bi...
  • iTunes 12.0.1 has been released

    17 Oct 2014 | 10:30 pm
    http://www.apple.com/itunes/download/
  • Support for multiple version of Internet Explorer ends on 12Jan16

    17 Oct 2014 | 10:15 pm
    Keep in mind that as of January 12, 2016, Microsoft will end support of multiple versions of IE on various releases of Windows: "After Jan. 12, 2016, only the most recent version of Internet Explorer available for a supported operating syste...
 
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  • Feed Viewer, an excellent visual RSS news aggregator for Windows Phone

    Priya
    15 Oct 2014 | 8:14 am
    The post Feed Viewer, an excellent visual RSS news aggregator for Windows Phone appeared first on Windowsphonereview, a site about Windows Phone reviews. Way back in 2011, the windows phone review team reviewed the best windows phone RSS readers. Back then due to lack of developer internet, there were not many quality RSS aggregators but times have changed now. Meet Feed Viewer, an RSS news aggregator for Windows Phone that lets you browse large amount of content quickly. […]
  • Enter OrcKid launched for Windows Phone

    Priya
    15 Oct 2014 | 7:57 am
    The post Enter OrcKid launched for Windows Phone appeared first on Windowsphonereview, a site about Windows Phone reviews. Me, We studios have launched their game “Enter OrcKid” for the windows phone. The game is made with a partnership between Creative England and Microsoft. The Enter OrcKid is a fighting game where you go on a quest to hack a bloody swathe through the enemies of your Orcish brethren. Here are the features of […]
  • Tap Tap Fruits, a free fun game for kids and adults

    Priya
    25 Sep 2014 | 9:47 am
    The post Tap Tap Fruits, a free fun game for kids and adults appeared first on Windowsphonereview, a site about Windows Phone reviews. Tap Tap Fruits is a free fun game for Windows Phone platform where you have to recognize if the name of fruit that appears on screen is right or wrong. You can do that by pressing right or wrong buttons and you have to take action in less than a second. The game is simple […]
  • Windows Phone Age of Empires Castle Siege review, is it pay to win?

    Priya
    24 Sep 2014 | 6:51 am
    The post Windows Phone Age of Empires Castle Siege review, is it pay to win? appeared first on Windowsphonereview, a site about Windows Phone reviews. Age of Empires Castle Siege is finally available for the windows phone and we totally love it of two reasons. First is the fact that it is totally free and secondly you really do not have to buy in-game stuff to win the game.  Many of us were shocked when Microsoft acquired the acclaimed franchise. […]
  • Make a unique Facebook profile with your windows phone with this excellent app

    Kamaldeep Singh
    7 Sep 2014 | 11:39 am
    The post Make a unique Facebook profile with your windows phone with this excellent app appeared first on Windowsphonereview, a site about Windows Phone reviews. Meet Cover, a brand new application for your Windows Phone 8 smartphone that lets you make Facebook cover photos right from your smartphone. The application has two modes: collage and transparent. * Collage mode makes a photo collage for your cover image. Select a template, pick your images and save to Facebook. It’s that easy. […]
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    7 Tutorials

  • 6 Ways Of Learning Your Computer's Motherboard BIOS Version

    Codrut Neagu
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:26 pm
    You may need to know the exact version of the BIOS that's installed on your computer's motherboard. Traditionally, this meant that you had to restart your computer, manually enter the BIOS and check the version information that it displayed. This is just one way of doing it and definitely not the quickest. If you're using a Windows computer, there are several other ways of learning the BIOS version and, in this article, we will share them:
  • How To Manage Your Installed & Hidden Windows Updates

    Maria Madalina Blaga
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:06 pm
    Windows Update is an essential part of Windows that is permanently improving the operating system and the quality of your user experience. After using your computer for a long time, you will end up with plenty of updates installed. If you want to learn information about them, when they were installed and what they do, you can review all your installed updates. Also, you can restore those updates that you have hidden at some point. This tutorial will share how to do both these things:
  • The Best 5 Free Alternatives To The Sound Recorder

    Maria Madalina Blaga
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:07 am
    Windows provides an application called Sound Recorder. It is rather simplistic and it doesn't offer any sound editing features. Also, in Windows 8.1 you will find a touch version of this program which has another downside: the recording pauses automatically if you minimize the app. This can be a real annoyance and you will want to use a better program for recording sound. To help you out, we quickly tested some free sound recorders for Windows and now we would like to present the best that we could find.
  • Best of the Web for Windows Users – 12 - 18 October 2014

    Ciprian Adrian Rusen
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:14 am
    This week Microsoft has revealed that it already has 1 million people testing the Windows 10 Technical Preview and the top 10 most requested features so far. Also, they have released a new version of Skype for iPhone and a new app that's based on the Skype backbone - Skype Qik. Learn about this news and more from this week's recap of the most important news in Microsoft's consumer ecosystem.
  • Tech Lolz: The Spooky Story Of The Year Or The Ghost Of Icons Past

    Cristina Nica
    17 Oct 2014 | 2:30 am
    Some of you might not relate to this article and I am completely fine with that. You are better off. This article is mainly focused on those people who still use Windows Vista and possibly Windows XP since they are the ones that just won't move on to something better. Let me tell you something about Windows Vista: if Bill Gates had a dime for every time Windows Vista crashed, he'd be a… Oh wait, he is! Point taken! Getting back to this article: it is about rituals of exorcism for Windows Vista and Windows XP. Or maybe not. :) If you are faint of heart, just stop here!
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    The Verge - Microsoft Posts

  • Skype's new drawing feature debuts first on Windows Phone

    Tom Warren
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:48 am
    Microsoft is updating its Skype for Windows Phone app today and it’s introducing an entirely new feature: drawing. The addition allows Windows Phone owners to draw on a canvas, add ink to photos, or annotate maps and send the results to contacts over Skype. While other rival messaging clients have already supported drawing, it’s unusual to see Microsoft add this support to just the Windows Phone client. Microsoft makes no mention of future drawing support for its Android, iOS, Mac, or Windows clients, but it’s safe to assume this feature will make it across all platforms soon. Other…
  • China is staging a nationwide attack on iCloud and Microsoft accounts

    Russell Brandom
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:45 am
    China got its first official shipments of new iPhones last week, but a new report from web censorship watchdog Great Fire indicates Chinese users may be facing an unpleasant surprise when they try to connect to Apple services at large. As of last night, the Chinese firewall is blocking all local connections to iCloud.com, redirecting those connections to a dummy site designed to look exactly like Apple's login page. If you're using Firefox or Chrome, you'll land on a warning page like the one above, but if you're using Qihoo, the most popular browser in China, you'll be routed straight to…
  • Google's redesigned Gmail app supports Yahoo and Outlook accounts

    Tom Warren
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:32 am
    Google has been updating a number of its Android apps with its new material design recently, and it looks like Gmail will be the latest to get a visual overhaul shortly. Android Police has obtained early access to Gmail 5.0 for Android, and there’s a surprise addition of Yahoo and Outlook.com support inside the app. Gmail for Android has traditionally supported just Google’s own mail service, but it looks like the search giant wants to help Android users manage all of their mail from within its Gmail app. Continue reading…
  • Microsoft to launch its wearable fitness band in coming weeks

    Tom Warren
    19 Oct 2014 | 2:01 pm
    Microsoft is planning to launch its own wearable fitness band in the coming weeks. Forbes reports that the announcement is due "within the next few weeks," and The Verge can confirm this is accurate. Sources familiar with Microsoft’s plans tell The Verge that the launch of Microsoft’s wearable fitness band is imminent, and the device will be stocked at retailers in time for the holiday season. Microsoft’s wearable launch will mark 10 years since the company announced its SPOT smartwatch in 2004 that used FM radio signals to send instant messages from Windows Messenger, news headlines,…
  • Microsoft CEO 'humbled' by backlash to equal pay comments, outlines diversity plan

    Carl Franzen
    17 Oct 2014 | 10:39 am
    Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is not done addressing the criticism over his recent remarks that women in the notoriously sexist technology industry shouldn't be "asking for a raise" but should instead be "having faith that the system will actually give you the right raises as you go along." After making those comments in early October at a conference celebrating women in tech, and then walking back them back on Twitter and in an internal email, Nadella is taking even more steps to apologize and emphasize that he is committed to greater gender equality at Microsoft. In a memo Nadella sent to…
 
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    windows phone news

  • Minecraft to come to Windows Phone

    richardmilton
    14 Oct 2014 | 4:12 pm
    Less than a month after Microsoft bought them for $2.5 the Minecraft company Mojang says it is to launch a Pocket Edition of Minecraft for Windows Phone. According to the Polygon website, Jens Bergensten the game’s lead developer, and Tommaso Checchi, of the Pocket Edition development team, confirmed the game’s development on Twitter. yesterday. Bergensten says the version is in working order but “there’s still much to do before any release,” and didn’t give a date. Minecraft: Pocket Edition was released for Android and iOS mobile devices in 2011.
  • Vobis launches two low end Windows Phone handsets

    richardmilton
    14 Oct 2014 | 4:08 pm
    Russian-based OEM Vobis Computers is to launch two entry-level Windows Phones under its “Highscreen” brand. Thhe phones are kn.own as WinWin and WinJoy. Highscreen has listed both devices on its website, and they appear almost identical to the Lumia 530. The main difference is that the battery on the WinWin handset is rated at 2,000 mAh while WinJoy’sis rated at 1,700 mAh. Both have a 4-inch display with a resolution of 800 by 480 pixels, a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 SoC clocked at 1.2GHz, and 512MB of RAM. There’s 4GB of internal storage which comes with a microSD…
  • Windows 9 preview likely on 30/11

    richardmilton
    26 Sep 2014 | 2:52 am
    Windows 8 users who have been clamouring for the return of the Start Menu are likely to pop a cork or two on 30 September – the date that Microsoft has set for a major announcement and that most pundits expect to signal the launch of Windows 9. Microsoft itself has not publicly mentioned the word ‘Windows 9’ but the company’s Chinese subsidiary, has posted a message on Weibo saying “Microsoft’s latest OS Windows 9 is coming soon, do you think the start menu at the left bottom will make a come back?”. It was quickly removed but cnBeta was able to do a screen grab. The…
  • Gartner predicts 10 per cent market share for Windows Phone

    richardmilton
    9 Jul 2014 | 4:35 am
    Windows Phone’s market share will reach 10 per cent by 2018, according to market researcher Gartner Group. Market growth will be fuelled by the fact that since February, Microsoft has added 11 Windows Phone original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to its original stable of four. Many of the new manufacturers are in developing markets where the potential for growth is still high, including the low-end smartphone arena, where Android is dominant. Microsoft also launched the second generation of the Nokia X in June. While the Nokia X2 runs an open source version of Android, it comes with some…
  • Access the company network via Windows Phone

    richardmilton
    25 Jun 2014 | 2:04 am
    Company staff can now get secure access to corporate networks straight from their Windows Phone. Intercede has announce virtual smart card (VSC) management – a form of authentication that uses inbuilt security – for Windows Phone. Intercede is a software company specialising in identity and credential management. Companies need to verifying the identity of people attempt to access their networks and premises but usernames and passwords are insecure and awkward to use on mobile devices. Virtual smart cards offer an alternative using two-factor authentication, the standard for secure…
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    Windows Phone Area

  • Drawing function comes to Skype for Windows Phone

    Chris
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:53 am
    New features and improvements for Skype Today Skype has been updated for Windows Phone by Microsoft. The new feature gives the ability to draw on the screen which allows users to add many different objects and drawings to photos, images ... Read More The post Drawing function comes to Skype for Windows Phone appeared first on Windows Phone Area.
  • O2 Germany starts rolling out Lumia Denim & Cyan Updates

    Michael
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:33 am
    Combined update package for O2 customers in Germany The first lucky Lumia users on O2 Germany are reportedly receiving the package bringing Lumia Cyan and Lumia Denim updates. With this combined single package, O2 Germany will be updating its Nokia ... Read More The post O2 Germany starts rolling out Lumia Denim & Cyan Updates appeared first on Windows Phone Area.
  • Microsoft to release a fitness/health oriented smartwatch in November

    Diyan
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:18 am
    The smart watch will track heart and fitness activities Microsoft is preparing the launch of a wearable device / smartwatch that will measure different health & fitness activities and heart rate thanks to several sensors, according to Forbes. The device, ... Read More The post Microsoft to release a fitness/health oriented smartwatch in November appeared first on Windows Phone Area.
  • Argos UK & Ireland launch cheap Windows phone and tablet

    Michael
    19 Oct 2014 | 9:50 am
    Bush Windows phone from Argos for £70 /90 EUR UK & Irish retailer Argos has launched two cheap Windows based devices. Bush Windows is a low-cost smartphone based on Snapdragon 200 processor at 1.2 GHz with a screen resolution of ... Read More The post Argos UK & Ireland launch cheap Windows phone and tablet appeared first on Windows Phone Area.
  • New Improved Functions for Cortana

    Chris
    18 Oct 2014 | 2:12 am
    Cortana is coming out with a few new useful features improving the Daily Glance and other functions. For example, the Daily Glance now shows you travel times to home and reminds you about future events in your calendar at the ... Read More The post New Improved Functions for Cortana appeared first on Windows Phone Area.
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    Tech Attend

  • 12 New Features In Windows 10 You Should Definitely Know

    Waqas Ahmed
    8 Oct 2014 | 3:42 am
    For Microsoft there is no hiding from the fact that Windows 8 was a bit of a disaster. Chalk it up to people’s inability to change their work habits or Windows 8’s overly radical approach to general purpose computing, the fact remains that Windows 8 did more harm to Microsoft’s image than Vista did a ... Source: 12 New Features In Windows 10 You Should Definitely Know via Tech Attend.
  • 10 Best iPhone 6 Accessories That Will Come In Handy

    Waqas Ahmed
    26 Sep 2014 | 2:26 am
    With over 10 million iPhone 6 sold in the first weekend of it being available, it’s no secret that the new phone from the Cupertino giant has been a colossal success. A new design, faster chipset and bigger, better screen are some of the new features on the iPhone 6. If you happen to be ... Source: 10 Best iPhone 6 Accessories That Will Come In Handy via Tech Attend.
  • 10 Best iPhone 6 Cases To Protect It From Dust And Dents

    Ammar Malik
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:31 am
    The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus just went on sale a few days ago. It is by far the biggest smartphone launch of the year with thousands of people lining up outside the Apple Store waiting for their turn to get their hands on the shiny new iPhone 6. Apple has done a great ... Source: 10 Best iPhone 6 Cases To Protect It From Dust And Dents via Tech Attend.
  • [Tech Deals] NETGEAR N750 Router, Dell XPS Touchscreen Ultrabook, Logitech Wireless Keyboard

    Waqas Ahmed
    18 Sep 2014 | 4:08 am
    We all love finding great deals online, but it’s easy to waste more time trying to find good deals than it’s worth. Nonetheless, we all get tempted to get things that we don’t really need right now, just because they’re a good bargain. If you don’t have the time to sift through product catalogs, let ... Source: [Tech Deals] NETGEAR N750 Router, Dell XPS Touchscreen Ultrabook, Logitech Wireless Keyboard via Tech Attend.
  • 20 Best Google Chrome Security Extensions For Better Web Browsing

    Waqas Ahmed
    15 Sep 2014 | 11:44 pm
    Chrome is one of the fastest and most popular web browser in the world today. Part of what makes it a household name amongst users is its vast library of add-ons and extensions. There is something for everyone. But even though Chrome is generally safe and not infamous for any security loopholes, you can never ... Source: 20 Best Google Chrome Security Extensions For Better Web Browsing via Tech Attend.
 
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    SUPER-TEK-BOY

  • Exchange 2013: Public Folder migration made easy

    Gareth Gudger
    13 Oct 2014 | 4:30 am
    If you are in the planning stages for a migration to Exchange 2013, then you have probably seen this TechNet article. At first it may seem daunting. So many scripts. So many PowerShell commands. If you are not comfortable with PowerShell it may seem a bit overwhelming. Plus, it is vastly different than any previous migration process. Why the change? Architecture Public Folders underwent a major architectural change in Exchange 2013. Gone is the Public Folder database. And hello are the new Public Folder Mailboxes. The benefit? No more Public Folder Replication. Boy, did that used to…
  • Decommission Exchange 2010 Database Availability Group

    Gareth Gudger
    23 Sep 2014 | 4:30 am
    So what exactly is that title all about? Aren’t DAGs a good thing? Why would I ever want to decommission them? Well, yes. You are correct. They are a good thing. And I always recommend putting them in place. This article is for the organization that has migrated to Exchange 2013. It assumes you have successfully moved all user, shared & resource mailboxes. That you have migrated and removed all Public Folder content. That you are ready to delete your 2010 DAG. So, what’s first? Verify databases are empty Before we can delete a database we need to check that no objects…
  • Basics in Exchange Server 2013: An 11-part video series

    Gareth Gudger
    10 Sep 2014 | 6:40 am
    You may be wondering why my blog hasn’t seen much activity as of late. Well, there was a small two week vacation. It is summer after all. But, no. It wasn’t just that. My friends over at Experts Exchange reached out to me. They were looking for a video producer for a new initiative; Micro-Tutorials. What’s a Micro-Tutorial? To quote Leslie Bloom directly, “An easy way to learn specific technology skills, without a large time commitment.” The premise is just that. These micro-tutorials are generally under 5 minutes and teach a single skill. And that was a…
  • How Experts Exchange made me a better consultant

    Gareth Gudger
    18 Jul 2014 | 4:30 am
    That heading may sound like a sponsored blog post but I assure you it isn’t. I can safely say I have never done a paid review. Nor do I ever plan to. So, what’s the reason for this post? Well, two reasons. First, I hit a major milestone at Experts Exchange. Yep! I am quite elated right now! Second, I have always wanted to write this post. But, so many others were pressing to be written first. So, what’s the major milestone? I hit 1,000,000 points at Experts Exchange. Much more than points Don’t get me wrong. Points are great. Who doesn’t want to be top of a…
  • Designing a simple namespace for Exchange 2013

    Gareth Gudger
    8 Jul 2014 | 4:30 am
    One of the most frequent questions I receive concerns namespace design. I covered this recently in an article geared towards Exchange 2010. However, it quickly became apparent I needed to revisit this topic specifically for Exchange 2013. Especially with the big GUI rewrite. So, let’s get started! What’s in a namespace Namespace is very important. Not only does namespace govern services like Outlook Web App, or, ActiveSync, but it also governs items such as the distribution of the Offline Address Book, or, the Autodiscover service. A correct namespace design is key. Out of the box…
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  • Win XP, 7 & 8.1: The best Internet Security Suites – Oktober

    Pepijn van Gastel
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:05 am
    We first reported the best antivirus based on research done by AV-TEST back in June (Best Antivirus for Windows 8.1 – June). They have now tested what Internet Security Suites will keep your system the safest, so it’s time for a new WindowsInstructed article on the subject of security! Why do you need to install an Antivirus Whenever someone is talking about antivirus software on the internet, someone always seems to feel he is under attack and say they don’t need an antivirus because they’re careful. I wouldn’t call those people stupid but to make it as easy as possible,…
  • Weekly Comic: Mac to Windows switchers

    Pepijn van Gastel
    19 Oct 2014 | 4:37 am
    Life doesn’t always have to be serious =) We use this section to promote some of our favorite technology related comics. Have fun! Mac to Windows switchers The post Weekly Comic: Mac to Windows switchers appeared first on WindowsInstructed.
  • Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing. (Code 39)

    Pepijn van Gastel
    16 Oct 2014 | 3:57 am
    When getting the error “Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing. (Code 39)” you could find yourself with an almost unfixable error. Going to your device manager will show a yellow exclamation mark next to the device.  If you update driver, you will get the error “Windows has determined that the driver software is up to date“. But  how do you fix it? There are 4 possible solutions to this problem. I will start with the one that is most likely to work, and go step by step to some less subtile fixes. I advice you…
  • What to do? The requested operation requires elevation

    Pepijn van Gastel
    15 Oct 2014 | 2:23 am
    What to do? The requested operation requires elevation There are numerous reasons you could find yourself face-to-face with this error. I’m not going in-depth to all of them but I will tell you why you are getting that error. The “The requested operation requires elevation” error indicates that you do not have the right privileges. This normally means the file has to be opened from an administrator account or the ownership of the file has to be changed/updated on your system. Running an file as administrator is really simple so I will not go into that (Right-click, run as Admin)…
  • FIX: 0x0000005D while Installing Windows 10

    Yuri Pustjens
    14 Oct 2014 | 1:19 pm
    FIX: 0x0000005D while Installing Windows 10 Many users have reported getting this error when they attempt to install Windows 10 on VirtualBox. The reason for this problem is that some settings are not configured by default the correct way. Resolving this error Be aware that your system has to have NX or XD enabled for Windows 10 be installed! 1. You should start in VirtualBox by choose Windows 8.1 as operating system Windows 10 Virtual Box 2. Then choose the amount of RAM you would like to use, I suggest atleast 2GB. 3. Then choose the sort of hard disk you would like to recreate. I…
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  • 8Stream – Beautiful Twitch App for Windows Phone

    Faisal Bin
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:01 am
    Features of 8Stream for Windows Phone – Watch Stream in any qualities (if available) – All games – Featured streams – Followed streams – Login to twitch.tv – Chat support – Search games, channels and streams – Follow and unfollow channels Screenshots   TL;DR 8Stream provides seamless Twitch TV experience on Windows Phone in a beautiful, native package. The app is quite feature rich. From searching streams/channels to subscribing, 8Stream seems to offer every functionality I expect from a Twitch app. After signing in, you will see the…
  • Starcrossed – An Interesting Platformer for Windows Phone

    Samarpit Khare
    3 Oct 2014 | 10:05 am
    Features of Starcrossed for Windows Phone One touch controls Challenging gameplay Decent number of levels to play Original soundtrack   TL;DR   Lost in space! What would you do? Starcrossed – Winner of BAFTA “Ones to Watch” 2013 and Dare to be Digital 2012 gives a pretty good idea of what you should. It’s a 2D Windows Phone platformer in which you gotta jump from planet to planet to reach your home planet or the one that is “GREEN ENOUGH”. Aided with pretty sweet graphics and near-real physics, this game is quite a time waster which can keep you…
  • App of the Month – September – Primetime TV for Windows 8

    Rahul Mathur
    1 Oct 2014 | 11:40 am
    After a series of AOTM posts featuring Windows Phone apps, we decided it was time to give Windows 8 apps the attention they deserve. We have featured apps spanning dozens of categories, for September we have something for TV show or movie  buffs. If you like watching and tracking your favorite TV shows – you’d love Primetime TV for Windows 8. THE PRIMETIME TV EXPERIENCE There are handful of TV tracking apps in the Windows store but nobody comes close to what Primetime TV offers in terms of content and UX. PrimetimeTV is a tv and movie tracking app. It offers integration with…
  • Top 6 Twitter Apps for Windows Phone

    Faisal Bin
    24 Sep 2014 | 10:38 am
    Since Twitter for Windows Phone is so lackluster in terms of features and performance, we mostly rely on third party apps for our Twitter needs. This may not be true for everyone but for power users, Twitter’s official app is a no go. It lacks many features that are present on its IOS and Android counterparts. It’s quite slow, the UI is not optimized for big screen(or any screen), notifications often come in late. Not to mention how seldom it gets updated. In this post I’ll be talking about some third party Twitter apps that provide better Twitter experience on Windows…
  • Nineshark – Unofficial Grooveshark App for Windows Phone

    Faisal Bin
    18 Sep 2014 | 10:09 am
    features of nineshark for windows phone Uses official Grooveshark API Playlist, subscription support Live tiles Swipe gestures, search etc.      Screenshots     TL;DR GrooveShark is a pretty popular service to search and stream music online. For those waiting for a usable client, there’s finally a good app. Nineshark brings almost every feature of Grooveshark to Windows phone. You can sign up, log in, search music, stream, create playlists, subscribe and everything. It’s beautifully designed and looks minimalistic. Although it looks more like an Android app…
 
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  • How to Blog from Your Website

    Nurdin Budi M.
    17 Oct 2014 | 10:17 am
    You will have many options open to you in the design and functionality of your blog that are not available on the blog hosted.You can use Blogger or WordPress from wordpress.com or blogger.com. Each has its own characteristics, advantages and disadvantages, such as lack of reference groups on Blogger, and raw HTML editing facility relatively poor on WordPress. However, each has its fans and followers, and those changed. Some general fatigue, however, does not provide a wide range of opportunities for those who chose to Word and other programs Blogging own term PSPs own.Those who use hosted…
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    Nurdin Budi M.
    15 Oct 2014 | 10:45 am
    In a blog we need to accentuate the very articles that we rely on to improve the reader's desire to explore our blog further. There are many ways that can be used in doing so, one of which is by way of display the most commented posts.There is a very easy way of doing the things above, especially if our blog using blogger.com; using yahoo pipes, you don't have to think hard, but simply used in a simple manner that is like the following guidelines:#1. From your blogger dashboard, select "Layout" menu, then specify the position of the most commented posts widget is placed.#2. Press Add a Gadget…
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    Nurdin Budi M.
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    Nurdin Budi M.
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    Nurdin Budi M.
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  • Facebook Security Settings – What You Need To Know

    Dominic
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:37 am
    Everyone is on social media and for various reasons. Some use it for work purposes, keeping up to date with family, sharing with friends or just posting pictures of your furry friends gives you a digital footprint. Facebook is a wonderful way to connect, however you may end up sharing more — and with more Read the full article... The post Facebook Security Settings – What You Need To Know appeared first on Dom's Tech & Computer Blog.
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    Dominic
    17 Oct 2014 | 8:16 am
    If you use your computer often, like most people do, the keyboard is one of the peripherals that you will interact with the most. However, most people overlook the keyboard when it comes making their computer experience better. Are you aware of the various benefits of using a mechanical keyboard? Read on to find out Read the full article... The post The Benefits Of A Mechanical Keyboard: Essential Facts You Should Know appeared first on Dom's Tech & Computer Blog.
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    Dominic
    13 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Why block websites on Android? First of all, Android phones have become quite popular among kids and teenagers of all ages. Obviously, not all sites are safe for kids, and parents might as well consider blocking those sites on their kids’ smartphones. On the other hand, some adults find certain websites too addictive, affecting their Read the full article... The post How To Block Websites On Android appeared first on Dom's Tech & Computer Blog.
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    Dominic
    9 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
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  • How to Get Back Modern UI and Charms Bar in Windows 10

    Hammad Rafique
    16 Oct 2014 | 1:16 am
    After the launch of Windows 8, people were annoyed about the removed start menu and addition of charms bar and modern UI. There were intense discussions on forums and blogs, where advance and beginner users were messing up with each others, beginners were demanding the removal of modern UI(Previously known as Metro UI) while experts were […] The post How to Get Back Modern UI and Charms Bar in Windows 10 appeared first on Techzend.
  • 12 Best Windows 10 HD Themes for Free

    Hammad Rafique
    14 Oct 2014 | 9:25 am
    Windows 10 technical preview is pretty much better than Windows 8 and 8.1. I think it’s going to rock just like Windows 7 and it’s my prediction that Windows 10 will grab a better market share than Windows 7. Till now Windows 7 is the most used OS as per w3schools’ stats, let’s see what […] The post 12 Best Windows 10 HD Themes for Free appeared first on Techzend.
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    Hammad Rafique
    10 Oct 2014 | 6:15 am
    Now I think it’s time to do something like a pro. In my previous Windows 10 installation tutorials, I’m asking my readers to install Windows 10 technical preview with much care, because it’s a beta version and betas mostly have bugs in them. However, Windows beta versions are much stable than any other operating system, […] The post How to Dual Boot Windows 10 with Windows 8 or 8.1 appeared first on Techzend.
  • How to Install Windows 10 Technical Preview on VirtualBox

    Hammad Rafique
    2 Oct 2014 | 6:01 am
    The news is old now that Windows 10 has been launched, Windows users are now downloading and installing Windows 10 technical preview on their computers. The rapid downloading of Windows 10 technical preview by users has made Microsoft’s servers poky. I’m telling this for the third time to my users that it’s just a preview […] The post How to Install Windows 10 Technical Preview on VirtualBox appeared first on Techzend.
  • Windows 10 Technical Preview Product Key [Official]

    Hammad Rafique
    1 Oct 2014 | 1:46 pm
    Microsoft has made download links live for Windows 10 preview’s iso and users are downloading iso files rapidly. The most eye-catching feature of Windows 10 is the user-friendly interface of it and also the faster speed, awesome start menu with modern apps and much more and these are forcing users to have it on their machines. […] The post Windows 10 Technical Preview Product Key [Official] appeared first on Techzend.
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  • Install windows 7, 8 and 8.1 with usb flash drive

    16 Oct 2014 | 7:35 am
    Many new computers does not have optical drive these days.To install windows 8 from USB flash drive we need to get those setup files from DVD to the USB,simply copying them there wont do.Requirements:1. A USB flash drive with 4GB minimum.2. A Windows8/8.1 DVD or ISO file.3. A Working computer with a DVD drive, with Windows 7, Windows 8 installed.How to install Windows 7, Windows 8, 8.1 from a USB Flash drive.1. we have to create ISO file from Windows 8 DVD for this download ISO recorder. after installing ISO recorder insert Windows 8 DVD in to optical drive, Right click on optical drive and…
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    21 Sep 2014 | 3:28 am
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    15 Sep 2014 | 3:58 pm
    To install latest updates to Windows 7 we have to connect to internet and allow Windows to download and install updates automatically. what if we don't have internet to your computer, Today i will show how to download and install update for your windows offline, for this task we want computer with internet access.Once we have computer with internet access, Go to Windows Updates Downloader website, Download program file and install.After installing program file download and open the required update list, It will load and select the updates and download to your usb drive and install updates to…
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  • Lenovo A8-50 Voice calling Tablet Launched for 17,999

    vijay chander
    6 Oct 2014 | 10:11 pm
    Lenovo launched its new tablet from its A series which comes with the voice calling functionality. Dubbed as Lenovo A8-50, the 8-inch tablet available in the market for 17,999 and will be selling on Lenovo's Official store as well as the third party online retailers.The tablet comes with the 8-inch touchscreen with 1280x800 resolution and 10 point multi touch. Lenovo A8-50 tablet comes with the single slot for micro sim for voice calling. It is powered by 1.3 GHz quad-core MTK 8382 MediaTek processor with 1 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal memory and can be expandable upto 32 GB with the…
  • The Features of New Window's 10 Operating System

    vijay chander
    1 Oct 2014 | 2:57 am
    Last Night Microsoft's released the revealed the new operating system Window's 10. The company says the new operating system is designed to run on the wide range of devices which inlcudes laptops, mobile phones, xbox etc., “Windows 10 will deliver the right experience at the right time on the right device,” Microsoft’s operating systems chief Terry Myerson said.Look at 10 new features of Window's 10 that Microsoft demonstrated yesterday at the launch event.Virtual DesktopMicrosoft introduced a new features in Window's 10. Virtual Desktop allows you to manage the desktop's for…
  • 6 Apps that helps you to keep your pictures and data secure

    vijay chander
    1 Oct 2014 | 12:23 am
    Recently scandal of the celebrity nude pictures on the internet made users worrying about their data. There are many apps in the market that are used to keep our data privately.Here some of the apps1. KeepSafeIt keeps your personal photos and videos private by locking them behind an pin Pad. The selected pictures vanish from your gallery, giving you control over the access. Your friends, relatives and co-workers will able to see the pictures in your gallery but cant able to see whats in your keepsafe.Keepsafe is accessible to gadgets both running on iOS and Android.2. KYMS It allows you…
  • Microsoft's skipped, named its new operating system as Window's 10

    vijay chander
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:41 pm
    Microsoft skipped straightly to Window's 10. Although the current version is called Windows 8, to emphasize its effort to move forward its skiiped the Window's 9.“Windows 10 represents the first step in a whole new generation of Windows,” said Terry Myerson, executive vice president of Microsoft’s operating systems group. Only 20 per cent of organisations migrated to Windows 8, which was released two years ago, according to tech research firm Forrester. Many PC users disliked the touch-optimised interface and bemoaned the loss of the traditional start-button pop-up menu.The new…
  • 10 things should know about the new Window's 10

    vijay chander
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:41 pm
    As we know Microsoft's skipped the version and straightly announced the Window's 10. The Window's 10 features will have same that of the Window's 8 & 7. But there are certain things about the new Window's 101. In Window's 10, full screen apps are optional and also there is support for the multiple desktops.2. Window's 10 will be designed to work on a wider range of  several computing devices.3. Consumers will also be able to switch between Microsoft devices more easily and avoid having to buy the same apps multiple times.4. The software will be available from mid-2015. The…
 
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