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    Paul Thurrott's SuperSite for Windows

  • Windows Phone Device Stats: August 2014

    31 Aug 2014 | 6:52 am
    Nokia now controls 95 percent of Windows Phone usage AdDuplex is back, this time with a look at Windows Phone device usage share for August 2014. This month, there are no major changes, but popular new devices like the Lumia 930 and Lumia 630 are moving up in the ranks. And here in the US, low-end devices rule, and we have a wide range of choice between wireless carriers. read more
  • Consumer Apps and Services: Microsoft's Often-Overlooked Crown Jewels

    31 Aug 2014 | 6:24 am
    Can't we all just get along? While Microsoft's business offerings have long dominated the conversation around the software giant, I'm increasingly excited by the firm's growing set of integrated consumer services that work via apps on all popular mobile device platforms. It is here, I think, that Microsoft's "mobile first, cloud first" mantra is most clearly seen, because the services that impact end users directly are those that make the most sense on mobile devices. read more
  • Xbox One Media Player Preview

    29 Aug 2014 | 12:21 pm
    It's a stinker Xbox One fans upset that Microsoft's new console debuted without any way to play media files from a USB drive or over their home networks will want to install the latest system update. This update includes a beta version of a new Media Player app, currently in beta, that promises to solve this problem. And it does so, sort of. read more
  • Today Only: Get a Thin and Light Windows Laptop for Just $200

    29 Aug 2014 | 8:24 am
    Now we're talking After waffling recently over whether to jump in with an inexpensive Windows laptop now or wait for a new generation of devices that will ship this holiday period, Microsoft made me an offer I couldn't refuse: Today only, you can snag a decent looking Windows laptop from the Microsoft Store for just $200. So I did. And maybe you should as well. read more
  • What The Tech 224: The Windows Perception Problem

    29 Aug 2014 | 7:47 am
    The one where I'm back from Barcelona In the latest episode of What the Tech, Andrew Zarian and I discuss travel fatigue, the coming preview for Windows 9, Dropbox's attempt to compete with Google Drive and OneDrive, and Amazon buying Twitch. read more
 
 
 
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    msigeek.com | Technology blog on Tips, Ebooks & Webcasts

  • Redmi 1S to Launch in India at Rs 5,999 on September 2nd

    Vijay
    26 Aug 2014 | 4:54 am
    MI India today announced that its second smartphone release, the Redmi 1S, will be on sale from 2pm on September 2nd at Rs 5,999/- and pre-registrations for device will begin on August 26th at 6pm exclusively through its e-commerce partner, Flipkart. Similar to the MI3, The Redmi 1S will be available only to those who have registered by midnight on September 1st at www.flipkart.com/Mi and they will be eligible to purchase the phone from September 2nd onwards. Redmi 1S is going to be powered with - 4.7-inch 1280 x 720 (HD) IPS display delivers superfine text and crisp photos. AGC…
  • OnePlus One Review; Is it really a Flagship Killer Smartphone?

    Vijay
    25 Aug 2014 | 9:45 am
    In this article, let’s talk about a device which is often referred as a 2014 flagship killer. Why is it called so?  This device is priced as a budget phone, but has the specs, features, design and user experience of a high end smartphone. That makes it worth the hype. OnePlus is a technology startup committed to bringing the best possible technology to users around the world. Created around the mantra Never Settle, OnePlus works towards creating beautifully designed devices with premium build quality. OnePlus One is the first smartphone from this start-up. This write-up concentrates…
  • Microsoft announce preview of DocumentDB & Azure Search

    Vijay
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:57 pm
    Many applications use search as the primary interaction pattern for their users. Azure Search is a search-as-a-service solution that allows developers and cloud architects to embed a sophisticated search experience into web and mobile applications without having to worry about the complexities of full-text search and without having to deploy, maintain, or manage any infrastructure. With Azure Search, a developer can enable the power of searching data in their application, reduce the complexity around managing and tuning a search index, and get up and running quickly using familiar interfaces…
  • Alcatel OneTouch launch Idol Series and Hero smartphones

    Vijay
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:32 am
    Alcatel One Touch, a brand of TCL Communication and one of the top ten mobile phone manufacturing company in the world, today launched a new series of smartphones for its customers in India with a focus on south and west regions. The launch announced smartphones in two series; Idol and Hero. The two series consist of smartphones in the mid and high range and are targeted at consumers across various age groups. Speaking on the occasion, Mr Steven Zhao, Country Manager APAC – India Business Unit said, “We are delighted to launch our series of smartphones specially designed to cater to the…
  • Security and threat information exchange: Microsoft Interflow

    Vijay
    21 Aug 2014 | 2:57 am
    Today, Microsoft announced the private preview of Microsoft Interflow, a security and threat information exchange platform for analysts and researchers working in cybersecurity. Interflow uses industry specifications to create an automated, machine-readable feed of threat and security information that can be shared across industries and groups in near real-time. The goal of the platform is to help security professionals respond more quickly to threats. It will also help reduce cost of defense by automating processes that are currently performed manually. Benefits of Microsoft Interflow…
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    IEBlog

  • Announcing new F12 dev tools features in August update

    ieblog
    14 Aug 2014 | 10:58 am
    Today we’re excited to share all the F12 features that shipped in the August update to IE11! In April, we shipped a swath of new features of F12 Developer Tools in Internet Explorer 11 focusing on providing accurate data in the DOM Explorer, actionable data in the memory and performance tools and a smoother debugging experience with Just My Code. With the IE Developer Channel in June we previewed more features in the F12 Developer Tools and now all of these features are shipping out to all of our customers. It’s a long list which you’ll find below or on MSDN but the highlights are:…
  • August updates for Internet Explorer

    ieblog
    13 Aug 2014 | 10:03 am
    The August update for Internet Explorer includes updates to the WebGL and F12 features, in addition to the latest security updates. As discussed on the Windows blog, we’ll continue to use our existing monthly update process to deliver more frequent improvements in addition to security updates. New features for Internet Explorer 11 The update includes four feature improvements, based on customer and developer feedback. Some of these improvements were previewed in the Internet Explorer Developer Channel and are now ready for release thanks to your feedback. Improvements to F12 Developer Tools…
  • Stay up-to-date with Internet Explorer

    ieblog
    7 Aug 2014 | 10:07 am
    As we shared in May, Microsoft is prioritizing helping users stay up-to-date with the latest version of Internet Explorer. Today we would like to share important information on migration resources, upgrade guidance, and details on support timelines to help you plan for moving to the latest Internet Explorer browser for your operating system. Microsoft offers innovative and transformational services for a mobile-first and cloud-first world, so you can do more and achieve more; Internet Explorer is core to this vision.  In today’s digital world, billions of people use…
  • Internet Explorer begins blocking out-of-date ActiveX controls

    ieblog
    6 Aug 2014 | 11:05 am
    As part of our ongoing commitment to delivering a more secure browser, starting September 9th Internet Explorer will block out-of-date ActiveX controls. Note: The original post stated that the ActiveX blocking would begin on August 12th. Please refer to the addendum for further details. ActiveX controls are small apps that let Web sites provide content, like videos and games, and let you interact with content like toolbars. Unfortunately, because many ActiveX controls aren’t automatically updated, they can become outdated as new versions are released. It’s very important that you…
  • The Mobile Web should just work for everyone

    ieblog
    31 Jul 2014 | 8:09 am
    Update 8/4/2014 - Developers can now preview these updates by joining the Windows Phone Preview for Developers or downloading the Windows Phone 8.1 Update Emulator. Details on platform changes described in this post can be found on MSDN. We have also published updated best practices on updating tailored sites to support standards. Windows Phone 8.1 Update includes hundreds of Internet Explorer 11 enhancements that greatly increase compatibility with the mobile web. Based on your feedback, we pursued a web experience for IE users consistent with what is available on iOS and Android…
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  • 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…
  • Hurry up Xbox team

    Long Zheng
    29 May 2014 | 5:33 pm
  • MSN Messenger and AIM instant messenger war: reverse engineering and sabotage

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

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

  • MS14-045 - Important: Vulnerabilities in Kernel-Mode Drivers Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2984615) - Version: 3.0

    27 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Severity Rating: ImportantRevision Note: V3.0 (August 27, 2014): Bulletin rereleased to announce the replacement of the 2982791 update with the 2993651 update for all supported releases of Microsoft Windows. See the Update FAQ for details.Summary: This security update resolves three privately reported vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows. The most severe of these vulnerabilities could allow elevation of privilege if an attacker logs on to the system and runs a specially crafted application. An attacker must have valid logon credentials and be able to log on locally to exploit these…
  • MS14-049 - Important: Vulnerability in Windows Installer Service Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2962490) - Version: 1.1

    20 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Severity Rating: ImportantRevision Note: V1.1 (August 20, 2014): Bulletin revised to add prerequisite information for customers running Windows Server 2003 who install updates manually. See Update FAQ for more information.Summary: This security update resolves a privately disclosed vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability could allow elevation of privilege if an attacker runs a specially crafted application that attempts to repair a previously-installed application. An attacker must have valid logon credentials and be able to log on locally to exploit this vulnerability.
  • MS14-044 - Important: Vulnerabilities in SQL Server Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2984340) - Version: 1.1

    13 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Severity Rating: ImportantRevision Note: V1.1 (August 13, 2014): Revised bulletin to correct the Update FAQ that addresses the question, Will these security updates be offered to SQL Server clusters?Summary: This security update resolves two privately reported vulnerabilities in Microsoft SQL Server (one in SQL Server Master Data Services and the other in the SQL Server relational database management system). The more severe of these vulnerabilities, affecting SQL Server Master Data Services, could allow elevation of privilege if a user visits a specially crafted website that injects a…
  • MS14-050 - Important: Vulnerability in Microsoft SharePoint Server Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2977202) - Version: 1.0

    12 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Severity Rating: ImportantRevision Note: V1.0 (August 12, 2014): Bulletin published.Summary: This security update resolves one privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft SharePoint Server. An authenticated attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could use a specially crafted app to run arbitrary JavaScript in the context of the user on the current SharePoint site.
  • MS14-051 - Critical: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (2976627) - Version: 1.0

    12 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Severity Rating: CriticalRevision Note: V1.0 (August 12, 2014): Bulletin published.Summary: This security update resolves one publicly disclosed and twenty-five 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…
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    MSDN Blogs

  • Studenten aufgepasst - In einem Schritt zum neuen Office!

    Redaktion
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:09 am
    Studieren ist schon teuer genug. Deshalb können Studenten an vielen deutschen Hochschulen sich Microsoft Office ohne Zusatzkosten (an einigen Hochschulen kann eine geringe Servicegebühr für die Bereitstellung anfallen) über den „Student Advantage Benefit“ installieren. Hier können Studenten nach ihrer Hochschule suchen und sich sofort Office herunterladenMit Office 365 kann immer die aktuellste Version von Microsoft Office auf PC, Mac oder Tablet (inklusive iPad) sowie dem eigenen Smartphone installiert werden, womit dem produktiven Arbeiten zu Hause, im…
  • Microsoft Dynamics NAV Support–Now on Twitter

    Sebastian Roettel
    1 Sep 2014 | 3:01 am
    Das Microsoft Dynamics NAV Support Team ist nun auch bei Twitter um aktuelle Themen noch schneller an Sie weitergeben zu können. Wir freuen und auf viele Follower und spannende Tweets! @MSDynNAVSupport   These postings are provided "AS IS" with no warranties and confer no rights. You assume all risk for your use. Mit freundlichen Grüßen Sebastian Röttel Microsoft Dynamics Germany
  • Microsoft Partner Network Competency Update – September 2014

    Jack_Pilon
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:54 am
    Industry experts expect the public IT cloud services industry to reach US$108 billion by 2017 - the Microsoft Partner Network (MPN) is here to help you capitalise on that opportunity. To assist in your journey, were updating the program with an increased cloud focus; including the introduction of three new cloud performance competencies and updates to existing competencies. - The Management & Virtualization and Server Platform competencies to merge - The Small Business and Mobility competencies retire - New exam requirements for the Communications competency Find your competency below to…
  • Windows 8 apps til Dynamics

    Microsoft Dynamics - Danmark
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:31 am
    Kære Partner, Efterspørgslen efter apps hos kunderne og stigende krav til mobil adgang kombineret med de teknologiske muligheder ved touch-platforme, var startskuddet til at hjælpe vores partnere med at udbrede og udrulle forretningssystemerne i form af Windows 8 apps. Microsoft igangsatte en bootcamp, hvor partnerne fik indblik i og hjælp til at optimere værdien af deres forretningssystemer sammen med Windows 8-platformen. Resultatet var fire innovative forretningsapps, der blev udviklet i bootcampen med hjælp fra app-eksperten Bluefragments og Dynamics…
  • Visual Studio 2013 Update 3, Azure SDK 2.4, Windows Phone 8.1 Update and Apache Cordova Tools CTP 2

    DevDivChina
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:24 am
    [原文发表地址] Visual Studio 2013 Update 3, Azure SDK 2.4, Windows Phone 8.1 Update and Apache Cordova Tools CTP 2 [原文发表时间] 08/04/2014 10:00 AM 今天我非常激动的宣布为VS 开发者提供的三个重要的更新发布了。 Visual Studio 2013 Update 3 :针对所有VS2013 用户的功能更新。 Azure SDK 2.4 :Azure Tools SDK更新,使得VS开发者 能够充分利用云基础设施,平台及开发测试服务。 Windows Phone 8.1 Update:包括新的模拟器来帮助开发人员在最新的 Windows Phone 8.1 版本测试他们的应用程序。…
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    TechNet Blogs

  • MVP Top Tips: SharePoint on Azure

    Stephen.Ibaraki
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:39 am
    The article is by  SharePoint MVP Tom Resing http://blogs.msdn.com/b/mvpawardprogram/archive/2014/07/28/why-sharepoint-on-azure.aspx
  • Så håller du dig vaken i telefonmötet - fem tips!

    Rebecka Bjelfvenstam Keeling
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:30 am
    Vi läste i Computer Sweden att vissa har svårt att hålla sig vakna på telefonmöten. För oss på Microsoft är telefonmötet en del av Det Nya Arbetslivet, och vårt verktyg Microsoft Lync är oumbärligt för att vi ska få ut det mesta av dagen. Här kommer fem tips från Microsofts Emelie Ekblad på hur du inte bara håller dig vaken, utan också får störst värde av Lync-mötet!  1. Delta i diskussionen! Ställ frågor till talarna utan att avbryta genom att skriva…
  • Своевременное уведомление пользователей об обновлениях службы

    Alla Vasilieva
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:33 am
    Многие из вас уже видели десятки великолепных обновлений, добавленных в бизнес-сервисы Office 365 за предыдущие 18 месяцев. В течение этого времени у меня была возможность обсудить наши планы и процедуры выпуска обновлений с клиентами по всему миру. В результате этих обсуждений выявлены две основные тенденции. Во-первых,…
  • Evento de la comunidad - SQL Saturday Barcelona 2014

    José Ángel Fernández
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:30 am
    El grupo de miembros de PASS (Professional Association for SQL Server) organiza el próximo 25 de Octubre 2014 en Barcelona la primera edición en España del SQLSaturday, un evento totalmente gratuito enfocado a los profesionales y futuros profesionales que trabajan o están interesados en SQL Server, Big Data y Business Intelligence. El evento contará con más de 20 sesiones en inglés o castellano que cubrirán los siguientes temas entre otros: Motor relacional (optimización, bloqueos, índices...) Alta disponibilidad SQL…
  • Windows Server 2003 – Conto alla rovescia e niente panico!

    Paola Presutto
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:12 am
    Il 14 Luglio 2015, dopo ben 12 anni di onorato servizio (ben due in più rispetto al normale ciclo di vita) Windows Server 2003 non verrà più aggiornato in termini di sicurezza. Sembra una data molto lontana, ma si stima che siano più di 15 milioni i server fisici nel mondo che sarebbe meglio aggiornare! Insomma l’impatto non è cosa da poco e Microsoft vuole guidare i propri clienti affinché il passaggio a Windows Server 2012 R2 sia il più...(read more)
 
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    LiveSide.net

  • Confessions of a Microsoft enthusiast: the best in class problem

    Kip Kniskern
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:03 pm
    I’ve been thinking a lot about Microsoft and its relationship with consumer enthusiasts like myself and the readers of this blog recently. Even though I’ve been lax on posting, my enthusiasm for Microsoft and its consumer products hasn’t waned. I got into this blogging game as an offshoot of Microsoft beta testing, a way for me to get the latest and greatest Microsoft products (for free, yay!), and almost more importantly, connect with others like myself. Back then, Microsoft was engaged in a full-on push to woo consumers. But more than choosing Microsoft in order to get…
  • On the Threshold of Windows 9: Preview said to arrive late September

    Kip Kniskern
    15 Aug 2014 | 10:27 am
    “Threshold” is the code name of the next version of Windows, and according to a report today by Mary Jo Foley, it’s coming soon. Mary Jo reports that according to her multiple sources, the new OS will enter a public Technology Preview in late September, with a final version to be released in the spring of 2015. The new OS will build upon Windows 8, but is said to include a “mini-Start menu”, the end of the “Charms bar”, the ability to run Metro/Modern apps in windows on the desktop, Cortana integration, and virtual desktops. According to Foley, the…
  • Continue your conversation with Bing

    Kip Kniskern
    13 Aug 2014 | 11:08 am
    A few years ago when Microsoft rebranded Live Search to Bing, it promised to move beyond the “10 blue lines” that described Google search at the time. In the years since that, search has indeed moved well beyond those 10 blue lines, first with the introduction of Siri and Google Now, followed closely behind by Cortana, all providing voice recognition and natural language searches, connection with mobile device elements like calendars and contact lists, and a more “conversational” approach to search. Bing, too, is moving toward a more conversational approach to search,…
  • Windows Phone Cyan / Dev Preview update, an easier way

    Kip Kniskern
    4 Aug 2014 | 12:06 pm
    Just now I wrote about the hoops I jumped through to get a fully working and fully updated Windows Phone, which is now running Nokia’s Cyan update and the Windows Phone 8.1.1 update. In short, there has been an issue with updating directly from Windows Phone 8.1 Developer Preview to Cyan, which is a Nokia specific update that includes the final bits of Windows Phone 8.1 but also some firmware updates, including Bluetooth 4 LE, so it’s worth making the upgrade to the “official” bits. However, in order to revert your Developer Preview enabled phone, you have had to run…
  • Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 now available

    Kip Kniskern
    4 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
    Last week in China, Joe Belfiore announced that Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 would be available to “developers” soon, and indeed today, it’s here. The update includes significant updates to IE 11 for Windows Phone, a new take on “Live Folders”, additions to SMS and VPN management, and brings Cortana to more markets (specifically China and the UK, with Canada, India, and Australia coming on board under an “Alpha” status). In case you haven’t been following along at home, Microsoft “solved” the problem of having to wait for mobile…
 
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  • Dell 34-inch Ultrasharp U3415W and more

    1 Sep 2014 | 2:23 am
    Here a roundup of todays reviews and articles: 7 Things You Can Do With The Xposed Framework on a Rooted Android Phone or Tablet ASUS Xonar Essence STX II 7.1 Review Dell 34-inch Ultrasharp U3415W curved ultra-wide monitor EVGA unveils its X99 motherboard lineup MSI X99S GAMING 9 AC Review Nuance Dragon NaturallySpeaking Premium 13 Review PS4 vs Xbox One: which is better QNAP TurboNAS TS-470 Pro NAS Server Review Thermaltake Frio14 Silent CPU Cooler Review...
  • Convert Windows XP to a virtual machine with VirtualXP and more

    31 Aug 2014 | 3:04 am
    Here a roundup of todays reviews and articles: CM Storm Mizar, TteSports Saphira and Balista MK-1 Head-to-Head Mouse Review Convert Windows XP to a virtual machine with VirtualXP Entry-level PC August 2014 Intel Octacore i7-5960X Haswell-E Review Part I Tweak Windows 8 specific settings with ModernUI Tuner...
  • CompatDB Updates 08/31/14

    31 Aug 2014 | 2:23 am
    Here the latest updates of the CompatDB compatiblity lists. There are today 8 Windows updates and 1 Linux update...
  • Intel Haswell-E, DDR4 reviews and more

    30 Aug 2014 | 3:36 am
    Here a roundup of todays reviews and articles: 5 Free Image Editing Solutions Worth a Look ASRock X99 WS Review Asus X99 Deluxe motherboard reviewed ASUS X99 Deluxe Review ASUS X99 Motherboard Launch Coverage ASUS X99-Deluxe LGA2011-v3 Motherboard Review Asus X99-Deluxe Review Core i7 5960X Haswell-E Review DDR4 Performance Corsair Graphite 380T Corsair Graphite 380T Review Corsair Graphite 380T Review Corsair Graphite Graphite 380T Review Corsair Graphite Series 380T Review Corsair Vengeance LPX 2,800MHz DDR4 Review Corsairs Graphite...
  • 20 of the Worst PC Setups August 2014 Edition and more

    29 Aug 2014 | 3:11 am
    Here todays reviews and articles: 20 of the Worst PC Setups – August 2014 Antec Kuhler H2O 1250 Water Cooler Review ASUS STRIX GTX 750 Ti OC Edition Video Card Reviewed BT Smart Home Cam 100 Review Dune HD Connect Universal Media Player Review Fake Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 cards sold by German retailers GPU Charts 2014: 58 Graphics Cards MSI X99S GAMING 7 (Intel LGA 2011-3) MSI Z97 XPOWER AC Review Sapphire R7 250 Ultimate Review...
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  • Dell 34-inch Ultrasharp U3415W and more

    1 Sep 2014 | 2:23 am
    Here a roundup of todays reviews and articles: 7 Things You Can Do With The Xposed Framework on a Rooted Android Phone or Tablet ASUS Xonar Essence STX II 7.1 Review Dell 34-inch Ultrasharp U3415W curved ultra-wide monitor EVGA unveils its X99 motherboard lineup MSI X99S GAMING 9 AC Review Nuance Dragon NaturallySpeaking Premium 13 Review PS4 vs Xbox One: which is better QNAP TurboNAS TS-470 Pro NAS Server Review Thermaltake Frio14 Silent CPU Cooler Review...
  • Convert Windows XP to a virtual machine with VirtualXP and more

    31 Aug 2014 | 3:04 am
    Here a roundup of todays reviews and articles: CM Storm Mizar, TteSports Saphira and Balista MK-1 Head-to-Head Mouse Review Convert Windows XP to a virtual machine with VirtualXP Entry-level PC August 2014 Intel Octacore i7-5960X Haswell-E Review Part I Tweak Windows 8 specific settings with ModernUI Tuner...
  • CompatDB Updates 08/31/14

    31 Aug 2014 | 2:23 am
    Here the latest updates of the CompatDB compatiblity lists. There are today 8 Windows updates and 1 Linux update...
  • Intel Haswell-E, DDR4 reviews and more

    30 Aug 2014 | 3:36 am
    Here a roundup of todays reviews and articles: 5 Free Image Editing Solutions Worth a Look ASRock X99 WS Review Asus X99 Deluxe motherboard reviewed ASUS X99 Deluxe Review ASUS X99 Motherboard Launch Coverage ASUS X99-Deluxe LGA2011-v3 Motherboard Review Asus X99-Deluxe Review Core i7 5960X Haswell-E Review DDR4 Performance Corsair Graphite 380T Corsair Graphite 380T Review Corsair Graphite 380T Review Corsair Graphite Graphite 380T Review Corsair Graphite Series 380T Review Corsair Vengeance LPX 2,800MHz DDR4 Review Corsairs Graphite...
  • 20 of the Worst PC Setups August 2014 Edition and more

    29 Aug 2014 | 3:11 am
    Here todays reviews and articles: 20 of the Worst PC Setups – August 2014 Antec Kuhler H2O 1250 Water Cooler Review ASUS STRIX GTX 750 Ti OC Edition Video Card Reviewed BT Smart Home Cam 100 Review Dune HD Connect Universal Media Player Review Fake Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 cards sold by German retailers GPU Charts 2014: 58 Graphics Cards MSI X99S GAMING 7 (Intel LGA 2011-3) MSI Z97 XPOWER AC Review Sapphire R7 250 Ultimate Review...
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  • Dell 34-inch Ultrasharp U3415W and more

    1 Sep 2014 | 2:23 am
    Here a roundup of todays reviews and articles: 7 Things You Can Do With The Xposed Framework on a Rooted Android Phone or Tablet ASUS Xonar Essence STX II 7.1 Review Dell 34-inch Ultrasharp U3415W curved ultra-wide monitor EVGA unveils its X99 motherboard lineup MSI X99S GAMING 9 AC Review Nuance Dragon NaturallySpeaking Premium 13 Review PS4 vs Xbox One: which is better QNAP TurboNAS TS-470 Pro NAS Server Review Thermaltake Frio14 Silent CPU Cooler Review...
  • Convert Windows XP to a virtual machine with VirtualXP and more

    31 Aug 2014 | 3:04 am
    Here a roundup of todays reviews and articles: CM Storm Mizar, TteSports Saphira and Balista MK-1 Head-to-Head Mouse Review Convert Windows XP to a virtual machine with VirtualXP Entry-level PC August 2014 Intel Octacore i7-5960X Haswell-E Review Part I Tweak Windows 8 specific settings with ModernUI Tuner...
  • CompatDB Updates 08/31/14

    31 Aug 2014 | 2:23 am
    Here the latest updates of the CompatDB compatiblity lists. There are today 8 Windows updates and 1 Linux update...
  • Intel Haswell-E, DDR4 reviews and more

    30 Aug 2014 | 3:36 am
    Here a roundup of todays reviews and articles: 5 Free Image Editing Solutions Worth a Look ASRock X99 WS Review Asus X99 Deluxe motherboard reviewed ASUS X99 Deluxe Review ASUS X99 Motherboard Launch Coverage ASUS X99-Deluxe LGA2011-v3 Motherboard Review Asus X99-Deluxe Review Core i7 5960X Haswell-E Review DDR4 Performance Corsair Graphite 380T Corsair Graphite 380T Review Corsair Graphite 380T Review Corsair Graphite Graphite 380T Review Corsair Graphite Series 380T Review Corsair Vengeance LPX 2,800MHz DDR4 Review Corsairs Graphite...
  • 20 of the Worst PC Setups August 2014 Edition and more

    29 Aug 2014 | 3:11 am
    Here todays reviews and articles: 20 of the Worst PC Setups – August 2014 Antec Kuhler H2O 1250 Water Cooler Review ASUS STRIX GTX 750 Ti OC Edition Video Card Reviewed BT Smart Home Cam 100 Review Dune HD Connect Universal Media Player Review Fake Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 cards sold by German retailers GPU Charts 2014: 58 Graphics Cards MSI X99S GAMING 7 (Intel LGA 2011-3) MSI Z97 XPOWER AC Review Sapphire R7 250 Ultimate Review...
 
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  • Dell 34-inch Ultrasharp U3415W and more

    1 Sep 2014 | 2:23 am
    Here a roundup of todays reviews and articles: 7 Things You Can Do With The Xposed Framework on a Rooted Android Phone or Tablet ASUS Xonar Essence STX II 7.1 Review Dell 34-inch Ultrasharp U3415W curved ultra-wide monitor EVGA unveils its X99 motherboard lineup MSI X99S GAMING 9 AC Review Nuance Dragon NaturallySpeaking Premium 13 Review PS4 vs Xbox One: which is better QNAP TurboNAS TS-470 Pro NAS Server Review Thermaltake Frio14 Silent CPU Cooler Review...
  • Convert Windows XP to a virtual machine with VirtualXP and more

    31 Aug 2014 | 3:04 am
    Here a roundup of todays reviews and articles: CM Storm Mizar, TteSports Saphira and Balista MK-1 Head-to-Head Mouse Review Convert Windows XP to a virtual machine with VirtualXP Entry-level PC August 2014 Intel Octacore i7-5960X Haswell-E Review Part I Tweak Windows 8 specific settings with ModernUI Tuner...
  • CompatDB Updates 08/31/14

    31 Aug 2014 | 2:23 am
    Here the latest updates of the CompatDB compatiblity lists. There are today 8 Windows updates and 1 Linux update...
  • Intel Haswell-E, DDR4 reviews and more

    30 Aug 2014 | 3:36 am
    Here a roundup of todays reviews and articles: 5 Free Image Editing Solutions Worth a Look ASRock X99 WS Review Asus X99 Deluxe motherboard reviewed ASUS X99 Deluxe Review ASUS X99 Motherboard Launch Coverage ASUS X99-Deluxe LGA2011-v3 Motherboard Review Asus X99-Deluxe Review Core i7 5960X Haswell-E Review DDR4 Performance Corsair Graphite 380T Corsair Graphite 380T Review Corsair Graphite 380T Review Corsair Graphite Graphite 380T Review Corsair Graphite Series 380T Review Corsair Vengeance LPX 2,800MHz DDR4 Review Corsairs Graphite...
  • 20 of the Worst PC Setups August 2014 Edition and more

    29 Aug 2014 | 3:11 am
    Here todays reviews and articles: 20 of the Worst PC Setups – August 2014 Antec Kuhler H2O 1250 Water Cooler Review ASUS STRIX GTX 750 Ti OC Edition Video Card Reviewed BT Smart Home Cam 100 Review Dune HD Connect Universal Media Player Review Fake Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 cards sold by German retailers GPU Charts 2014: 58 Graphics Cards MSI X99S GAMING 7 (Intel LGA 2011-3) MSI Z97 XPOWER AC Review Sapphire R7 250 Ultimate Review...
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  • 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.  
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Update is now generally available

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

  • 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…
  • ExpressRoute + ASR = Efficient DR solution

    Praveen Vijayaraghavan,MSFT
    20 Jul 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Microsoft recently announced the availability of Azure ExpressRoute which enabled our customers to create a private connection between their on-premises to Microsoft Azure. This ensured that the data to Azure used an alternate path to the internet where a connection to Azure could be established through an Exchange Provider or through a Network Service Provider. With ExpressRoute customers can connect in a private peering setup to both Azure Public Cloud Services as well as Private Virtual Networks. This opened up a new set of scenarios which otherwise was gated on the network infrastructure…
  • Azure Site Recovery adds InMage Scout to Its Portfolio for Any Virtual and Physical Workload Disaster Recovery

    Praveen Vijayaraghavan,MSFT
    17 Jul 2014 | 1:14 am
    Azure Site Recovery with Hyper-V Replica already supports the ability to set up disaster recovery between your two Windows Server 2012+ Hyper-V data centers, or between your Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V data center and Microsoft Azure. Recently we acquired InMage Systems Inc., an innovator in the emerging area of cloud-based business continuity. InMage offers migration and disaster recovery capabilities for heterogeneous IT environments with workloads running on any hypervisor (e.g. VMware) or even on physical servers. InMage’s flagship product Scout is now available as a limited period…
  • Out-of-band Initial Replication (OOB IR) and Deduplication

    Aashish Ramdas [MSFT]
    11 Jul 2014 | 9:50 am
    A recent conversation with a customer brought out the question:   What is the best way to create an entire Replica site from scratch? At the surface this seems simple enough – configure initial replication to send the data over the network for the VMs one after another in sequence. For this specific customer however, there were some additional constraints placed: The network bandwidth was less than 10Mbps and it primarily catered to their daily business needs (email etc…). Adding more network was not possible within their budget. This came as quite a surprise because despite the…
 
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  • Microsoft Defies Court Order, Will Not Give Emails to US Government

    30 Aug 2014 | 8:20 am
    Microsoft makes a stand Despite a federal court order directing Microsoft to turn overseas-held email data to federal authorities, the software giant said Friday it will continue to withhold that information as it waits for the case to wind through the appeals process. The judge has now ordered both Microsoft and federal prosecutors to advise her how to proceed by next Friday, September 5. read more
  • Short Takes: August 29, 2014

    29 Aug 2014 | 6:03 am
    An often irreverent look at this week's other news An often irreverent look at this week's other news, including a belated Microsoft crackdown on bogus and scam apps, a re-released Windows Update still requires you to work it, Satya is going to China, Apple set to invent NFC and revolutionize something, Nokia brings HERE to Android and Samsung, Google is testing drones outside the United States, and more. read more
  • Judge Denies Apple a Samsung Devices Injunction in the US

    28 Aug 2014 | 5:17 am
    Another setback in what should be a slam dunk case Apple just can't catch a break in its long-running US-based court battle against Samsung. After a jury awarded Apple over $2 billion less in damages than it had sought, the consumer electronics giant tried a different tact: An injunction preventing the sale of Samsung's infringing products in the United States. But the judge overseeing the case has tossed out that request. Apple, it seems, just hasn't been damaged enough by Samsung's copying to warrant such a move. read more
  • Amazon to Buy Twitch for Over $1 Billion

    27 Aug 2014 | 6:16 am
    A convergence of synergies, he says ironically Quirky online retailer Amazon.com announced this week that it will purchase the Twitch streaming gaming network for over $1 billion in cash and employee retention fees. Twitch is available on Microsoft's Xbox One, rival gaming platforms, and the PC, and it provides live and recorded game session viewing. read more
  • Putting the Win in Windows 9

    26 Aug 2014 | 9:20 am
    We're on the Threshold of something big With the rumor mill and my own sources starting to excitedly drop hints about a coming new major version of Windows, it's time to dust off those beta-testing skills, wash the bad taste of Windows 8 out of your mouth and get busy: Within a month or so, we'll have a technical preview of Windows 9 to tinker with. And this time around, you might actually want to pay attention. read more
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  • Dell 34-inch Ultrasharp U3415W and more

    1 Sep 2014 | 2:23 am
    Here a roundup of todays reviews and articles: 7 Things You Can Do With The Xposed Framework on a Rooted Android Phone or Tablet ASUS Xonar Essence STX II 7.1 Review Dell 34-inch Ultrasharp U3415W curved ultra-wide monitor EVGA unveils its X99 motherboard lineup MSI X99S GAMING 9 AC Review Nuance Dragon NaturallySpeaking Premium 13 Review PS4 vs Xbox One: which is better QNAP TurboNAS TS-470 Pro NAS Server Review Thermaltake Frio14 Silent CPU Cooler Review...
  • Convert Windows XP to a virtual machine with VirtualXP and more

    31 Aug 2014 | 3:04 am
    Here a roundup of todays reviews and articles: CM Storm Mizar, TteSports Saphira and Balista MK-1 Head-to-Head Mouse Review Convert Windows XP to a virtual machine with VirtualXP Entry-level PC August 2014 Intel Octacore i7-5960X Haswell-E Review Part I Tweak Windows 8 specific settings with ModernUI Tuner...
  • CompatDB Updates 08/31/14

    31 Aug 2014 | 2:23 am
    Here the latest updates of the CompatDB compatiblity lists. There are today 8 Windows updates and 1 Linux update...
  • Intel Haswell-E, DDR4 reviews and more

    30 Aug 2014 | 3:36 am
    Here a roundup of todays reviews and articles: 5 Free Image Editing Solutions Worth a Look ASRock X99 WS Review Asus X99 Deluxe motherboard reviewed ASUS X99 Deluxe Review ASUS X99 Motherboard Launch Coverage ASUS X99-Deluxe LGA2011-v3 Motherboard Review Asus X99-Deluxe Review Core i7 5960X Haswell-E Review DDR4 Performance Corsair Graphite 380T Corsair Graphite 380T Review Corsair Graphite 380T Review Corsair Graphite Graphite 380T Review Corsair Graphite Series 380T Review Corsair Vengeance LPX 2,800MHz DDR4 Review Corsairs Graphite...
  • 20 of the Worst PC Setups August 2014 Edition and more

    29 Aug 2014 | 3:11 am
    Here todays reviews and articles: 20 of the Worst PC Setups – August 2014 Antec Kuhler H2O 1250 Water Cooler Review ASUS STRIX GTX 750 Ti OC Edition Video Card Reviewed BT Smart Home Cam 100 Review Dune HD Connect Universal Media Player Review Fake Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 cards sold by German retailers GPU Charts 2014: 58 Graphics Cards MSI X99S GAMING 7 (Intel LGA 2011-3) MSI Z97 XPOWER AC Review Sapphire R7 250 Ultimate Review...
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    Digital Inspiration Technology Blog

  • The 10 Things you can do with the Documents App for iOS

    Amit Agarwal
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    Readdle’s Documents 5 is one of my favorite iOS apps. It is completely free, without any ads or in-app purchases, and app is universal meaning it is optimized for both the iPhone and the iPad. The Documents app is hugely popular on the iTunes Apps Store but do you really know about the different things you can do with this versatile app. For starters, Documents is a document viewer but if you are only using the app for reading your PDFs, you’ve only scratched the surface. Here’re a list of things that you can do with Documents on your iPad or iPhone. 1. As a document…
  • How to Sell your Music on the Internet

    Amit Agarwal
    26 Aug 2014 | 12:10 am
    It is now easier than ever before to sell your music to a worldwide audience. I’ve been a musician since childhood, and while education, travel and then working for a living got in the way of my dream of becoming a guitar hero, I have never given up hope. Indeed, I’ve spent the last couple of years writing and recording an eclectic mix of songs. The next obvious step was to find some way to get them heard, which is where the advent of social media came into its own. Where to Sell your Music Online While MySpace is something of a musical backwater these days, despite Justin…
  • How to Load Disqus Comments on Click

    Amit Agarwal
    25 Aug 2014 | 4:06 am
    The comments on my website are powered by Disqus, the most popular commenting platform that offers a lot more features than what the native commenting engines of Blogger or WordPress have to offer. For instance, Disqus lets me moderate discussions or reply to comments via email itself and commenters can use their existing Facebook or Twitter accounts to sign-in for commenting on web pages. The Disqus widget is loaded asynchronously meaning it downloads the JavaScript in parallel and would not therefore impact the load time of your web pages. That said, the widget still adds lot of…
  • How do you Make Money on the Internet

    Amit Agarwal
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    You may have a well-paying job but it wouldn’t hurt if you can earn a few extra dollars every month utilizing the knowledge and skills that you already have. There are no shortcuts but if you ready to put in the effort and time, here are some “legitimate” ways to help you make money on the Internet. 25 Ways to Make Money on the Internet Start a website or a blog and earn revenue through advertising networks like Google AdSense and BuySellAds. You can even sell your own ads directly through Google DFP. Launch a curated email newsletter using MailChimp and find sponsors or…
  • How to Easily Recognize Web Colors from RGB Codes

    Amit Agarwal
    18 Aug 2014 | 4:35 am
    If you’ve ever customized the design of your HTML website, or tried changing the background color of your social profiles, you’ve probably encountered Hexadecimal color codes. These are a string of 6 characters – like “0066FF” – that you know represent colors but we rarely make the effort to understand them. Here is a simple guide to help you recognize web colors more quickly from their RGB codes. No more guessing or consulting the color palettes. In a typical web representation #RRGGBB, the first 2 digits denote red, the second 2 digital are for green and…
 
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  • TWC9: Lots of new Azure, VSO Stakeholder love, updated Kinect v2 SDK, "HyperDog?" and more... | This Week On Channel 9

    Brian Keller, Dan Fernandez, Greg Duncan
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:45 pm
    This week on Channel 9, Brian and Dan discuss the week's top developer news, including;[00:19] Azure: New DocumentDB NoSQL Service, New Search Service, New SQL AlwaysOn VM Template, and more (Scott Gu)[03:35] Visual Studio Online - Stakeholder License (Soma), Stakeholder license is live (Brian Harry)[05:03] Updated preview Kinect for Windows v2 SDK now available[06:04] Exception.StackTraceEx - better exception stacktrace for async code (Lucian Wischik)[07:13] How to run Background Tasks in ASP.NET (Scott Hanselman)[08:41] ASP.NET Web API Documentation using Swagger (Taiseer Joudeh)[10:40]…
  • Cloud Cover 151: Azure Machine Learning with Parmita Mehta | Microsoft Azure Cloud Cover Show

    Haishi Bai, Chris
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:58 am
    In this episode Chris Risner and Haishi Bai are joined by Parmita Mehta, Program Manger on the Azure Machine Learning team.  Parmita gives an overview of the new Azure Cloud Machine Learning Service.  Using the Cloud ML service, Parmita demonstrates how you can create experiments to detect patterns in data.  In the example shown, Parmita uses Cloud ML to predict family income level based off of census data.  This is tested using modules pre-built by MS Research, Xbox, and Bing!  After building and testing out an experiment, Parmita shows how easy it is…
  • Coding4Fun August 2014 Round-Up

    Greg Duncan
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Summer comes to a close, another month has past and we're starting the run-up to the holiday season (wow, already?). This past month was a great one for the Kinect for Windows v2 and we had a number interesting Visual Studio extensions highlighted...Coding4Fun BlogUnity, Unity and some Visual Studio too"Encourage" Visual Studio ExtensionBots, Visual Studio and Arduino in "Programming Robotic Systems with Visual Studio"No waffling here... SideWaffle and a step-by-step guide to create Visual Studio Item TemplatesMonoGame for Windows 8 tutorial and ton's of new samples…
  • Kinect for Windows v2 Face Tracking Managed and Native

    Greg Duncan
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Peter Daukintis, Microsoft Technical Evangelist, recently posted about Face Tracking with the Kinect for Windows v2. What was a little different is that he posted both managed and native looks...Face Tracking – Kinect 4 Windows v2Since working on the virtual rail project I haven’t had much chance to carry out much in the way of Kinect programming. That all changes now since I ordered a Kinect 4 Windows v2 as I have been hacking away over the last few weeks and wanted to share my experiences here. I don’t intend to cover anything introductory so for that please see the Programming for…
  • Edge Show 117 - Docker on Azure | Edge

    David Tesar
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Learn how to get started running Docker on top of Microsoft Azure IaaS and understand some fundamentals of Docker in this demo-heavy interview with Andrew Weiss, ASSC Consultant at Microsoft.  After you've got the fundamentals down from this interview you might want to check out the more advanced topic of running Kubernetes on Microsoft Azure for container cluster management.More specifically at [07:25], we cover:What is Docker?[09:32] How does Docker relate to anything Microsoft?[10:28] Demo: Getting started Docker commands, Azure cross-platform CLIGetting the Azure…
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  • TWC9: Lots of new Azure, VSO Stakeholder love, updated Kinect v2 SDK, "HyperDog?" and more... | This Week On Channel 9

    Brian Keller, Dan Fernandez, Greg Duncan
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:45 pm
    This week on Channel 9, Brian and Dan discuss the week's top developer news, including;[00:19] Azure: New DocumentDB NoSQL Service, New Search Service, New SQL AlwaysOn VM Template, and more (Scott Gu)[03:35] Visual Studio Online - Stakeholder License (Soma), Stakeholder license is live (Brian Harry)[05:03] Updated preview Kinect for Windows v2 SDK now available[06:04] Exception.StackTraceEx - better exception stacktrace for async code (Lucian Wischik)[07:13] How to run Background Tasks in ASP.NET (Scott Hanselman)[08:41] ASP.NET Web API Documentation using Swagger (Taiseer Joudeh)[10:40]…
  • Cloud Cover 151: Azure Machine Learning with Parmita Mehta | Microsoft Azure Cloud Cover Show

    Haishi Bai, Chris
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:58 am
    In this episode Chris Risner and Haishi Bai are joined by Parmita Mehta, Program Manger on the Azure Machine Learning team.  Parmita gives an overview of the new Azure Cloud Machine Learning Service.  Using the Cloud ML service, Parmita demonstrates how you can create experiments to detect patterns in data.  In the example shown, Parmita uses Cloud ML to predict family income level based off of census data.  This is tested using modules pre-built by MS Research, Xbox, and Bing!  After building and testing out an experiment, Parmita shows how easy it is…
  • Coding4Fun August 2014 Round-Up

    Greg Duncan
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Summer comes to a close, another month has past and we're starting the run-up to the holiday season (wow, already?). This past month was a great one for the Kinect for Windows v2 and we had a number interesting Visual Studio extensions highlighted...Coding4Fun BlogUnity, Unity and some Visual Studio too"Encourage" Visual Studio ExtensionBots, Visual Studio and Arduino in "Programming Robotic Systems with Visual Studio"No waffling here... SideWaffle and a step-by-step guide to create Visual Studio Item TemplatesMonoGame for Windows 8 tutorial and ton's of new samples…
  • Kinect for Windows v2 Face Tracking Managed and Native

    Greg Duncan
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Peter Daukintis, Microsoft Technical Evangelist, recently posted about Face Tracking with the Kinect for Windows v2. What was a little different is that he posted both managed and native looks...Face Tracking – Kinect 4 Windows v2Since working on the virtual rail project I haven’t had much chance to carry out much in the way of Kinect programming. That all changes now since I ordered a Kinect 4 Windows v2 as I have been hacking away over the last few weeks and wanted to share my experiences here. I don’t intend to cover anything introductory so for that please see the Programming for…
  • Edge Show 117 - Docker on Azure | Edge

    David Tesar
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Learn how to get started running Docker on top of Microsoft Azure IaaS and understand some fundamentals of Docker in this demo-heavy interview with Andrew Weiss, ASSC Consultant at Microsoft.  After you've got the fundamentals down from this interview you might want to check out the more advanced topic of running Kubernetes on Microsoft Azure for container cluster management.More specifically at [07:25], we cover:What is Docker?[09:32] How does Docker relate to anything Microsoft?[10:28] Demo: Getting started Docker commands, Azure cross-platform CLIGetting the Azure…
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    Softpedia News - Microsoft

  • Windows XP Still Alive as Everyone’s Waiting for Windows 9

    Softpedia News (Bogdan Popa)
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:24 am
    If you’re still running on Windows XP and have absolutely no plans to upgrade in the near future, you’re not alone. A new set of statistics provided by market researcher Net Applications reveal that Windows XP continues to lose users at an incredibly slow pace, pretty much because many believe that the existing modern Windows lineup is not even worth a try. Windows XP, however, remains a very popular option for many users these days, even though it’s 13 years old, and the fi... (read more)
  • Leak Confirms Windows 9, Suggests Windows 8.1 Update 3 Is Coming

    Softpedia News (Bogdan Popa)
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:31 am
    Microsoft doesn’t usually talk about its future products, but we already know that Windows 9 is work in progress and could arrive as soon as April 2015, if the information we have is accurate. A new product roadmap that has reached the web today and allegedly pointing to future Microsoft projects reveals not only that Windows 9 development advances at a really fast pace, but also the fact that Windows 8.1 Update 3 is still on the table. As you can see for yourselves by clicking the scr... (read more)
  • Microsoft Accused of Hiding Windows and Office Compatibility Issues

    Softpedia News (Bogdan Popa)
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:42 am
    Microsoft’s trouble in China continues, with local authorities now accusing the software giant of not providing all details regarding its key products in the country, including Windows and Office. The country’s competition regulator revealed on Monday that Microsoft did not disclose all issues that it found with its operating system and productivity suite, which in their turn led to more concerns that would in the end affect other companies in China. As reported by Reuters, the S... (read more)
  • Windows 9: With or Without a Start Menu?

    Softpedia News (Bogdan Popa)
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:07 am
    Windows 9 Preview should be launched in 30 days or so, but Microsoft prefers to remain completely tightlipped, even though we’re so close to the moment when Windows 8 might be forgotten by most of us. One of the improvements that are causing so much buzz among Windows users is the return of the Start menu, which got the axe in Windows 8 due to Microsoft’s focus on touch-optimized features. Confirmed at the BUILD 2014 developer conference in April, the Start menu comeback was init... (read more)
  • Windows 9 Build 6.4.9829 Spotted Online

    Softpedia News (Bogdan Popa)
    31 Aug 2014 | 11:55 pm
    Microsoft has already started work on Windows 9, and a preview build is expected to be launched later this month, during a press conference scheduled for September 30. As far as the software giant is concerned, only little is known at this point, but thanks to people close to the matter who have shared information on this project, we already know that this is going to be one of the biggest overhauls of Microsoft’s operating system, at least in terms of feature lineups. Development... (read more)
 
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    The Digital Lifestyle.com

  • OpenELEC 4.2 Beta 5 released

    Ian Dixon
    1 Sep 2014 | 3:11 am
    There is an updated to OpenELEC the embedded XBMC system. Version 4.2 Beta 5 includes the latest stable version of XBMC (Gotham 13.2 final), ffmpeg-2.3.3, mesa to Mesa-10.3-rc1and systemd to systemd-216. The firmware for the Raspberry Pi has been updated and has the new MMC/SD card driver which is enabled by default. Head to OpenELEC.TV for the release notes and the download links. Updated core Components (summary) update to bcm2835-bootloader-fb3e439 update to bcm2835-driver-fb3e439 update to Mesa-10.3.0-rc1 update to elfutils-0.159 update to connman-1.25 update to systemd-216 update to…
  • Kodi (formally known as XBMC) “Helix” alpha 3 released

    Ian Dixon
    1 Sep 2014 | 1:44 am
    The 3rd alpha release of Kodi 14 (the OS formally known as XBMC) code named “Helix” has been released. Kodi 14 looks like it’s going to be more of a stability release and will probably not have that many new features. The changes with this release include the option to change the virtual keyboard layout for international layouts. The release also includes automatic add-ons updates with the option to control whether updates automatically install, download or control it manually. Other changes include font size options, 5.1 PCM playback for Android and improved MusicBrainz…
  • Xbox Video for Windows Phone updated

    Ian Dixon
    30 Aug 2014 | 10:12 am
    This month’s update for the Windows Phone version of Xbox Video has been released. Version 1.6.257 for Windows Phone 8 and 2.6.258.0 of the Windows 8.1 version now store person video lists after quitting the app. Pressing the full screen button no longer causes the app to show a blank screen plus there are the usual polish and bug fixes. Details from Microsoft: This update (version 1.6.258.0 on Windows Phone 8 and 2.6.258.0 on Windows Phone 8.1) includes: Personal video list sorting now persists across app launches The full screen button no longer causes the app to show a white, blank…
  • Video: HooToo Bluetooth Keyboard for iPad, Android and Windows tablets

    Ian Dixon
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    On screen keyboard are great for typing the odd email or entering a URL into a browser but if you want to write something a little more in depth you are going to want to get a keyboard. One of the things I really like about Microsoft’s Surface is the addition of the keyboard cover but what about an iPad, Android or other Windows tablet? HooToo’s HT-Wk01 Bluetooth keyboard is a light weight portable keyboard designed to work with tablets. The keyboard is just a little bigger than an iPad Mini, is 0.15 inch thick and is very light (14g). It comes with a glossy black finish with an…
  • Xbox Music for Windows Phone updated, now with a live tile

    Ian Dixon
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:51 pm
    Microsoft continue with its regular updates for the Windows Phone version of Xbox Music and this week the update includes something missing since the Windows Phone 7 days, a live tile. For Windows Phone devices running Update 1 you get album art and visualizations on your live tile on the Windows Phone home screen. Also in the update is improvement to the reliability of album art, performance improvements, reduced memory footprint and fixes for unexpected app exists (crashes in other words). I have to say the album art and visualization in the live tile look really good. You can find the…
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    Windows Tools, Help & Guides | Mintywhite.com

  • How to Remove the Windows August 2014 Update (MS14-045) Causing Blue Screen of Death

    Sudesh
    23 Aug 2014 | 4:29 am
    The August month for Microsoft Windows 8/8.1 users came with a surprise. The updates from the Microsoft arrived on schedule but this time there was an erratic behavior in one of the updates. The update MS14-045 can make using the fonts in Windows 8/8.1 a trying experience. This update may lock the fonts, render them incorrectly or in the worst case scenario throws the dreaded Blue Screen of Death (BSoD) on your screen. Listening to the outcry of the Windows users, Microsoft has issued a guideline for removing this update from your Windows.Here is how you can remove this MS014-045 update from…
  • [Dec 11th Update: Several Giveaway Offers] Tis the season to get freebies…

    Thomas
    28 Nov 2013 | 10:56 pm
    Every holiday I receive several requests from dedicated software developers to promote their giveaway. And this season is no different. Each time I go through them all and pick the ones I believe you, our loyal follower would love to get. This time around I thought I would collect them all in one place.This article will be updated regularly, so make sure you bookmark it! New and oldOld friends (Aimersoft and Digiarty) returns to us to offer you their gifts. Along them a newcomer to our lair: Leawo. Welcome. As stated above, any new giveaway offers will this time be posted here, so bookmark…
  • [You're too late] Unique Giveaway: Get one of two programs for Free !

    Thomas
    29 Oct 2013 | 11:27 pm
    [Update]Giveaway has ended, and winners will receive their license shortly!We had a massive 189 participants, and I would’ve loved giving each and one of you a copy. Sadly tho, I had only 20 licenses in total. So If you are not one of the lucky 20, make sure to try again, next time we host a giveaway, it might just be your turn then.[/Update]You’ve probably already read about the two great programs we reviewed last week: Apowersoft Video Download Capture and Apowersoft Streaming Audio Recorder. It turns out Apowersoft would like to host a giveaway on our site, and as you know…
  • Apowersoft Video Download Capture

    Thomas
    26 Oct 2013 | 10:19 pm
    Windows Guides’ Rating 5 out of 5Compatible with System   PROS: Easy to use. Powerful functionality for downloading most streaming videos.CONS: The limited video edit features could easily be improved to make this a program for all your needs.VERDICT: A great tool for downloading streaming videos off the net. But also a great program for those of you who love to record your own DIY, and HOW-TO videos.PRICE: $59.95VERSION REVIEWED: 4.6.5Apowersoft Video Download Capture FeaturesGoing on a vacation abroad and wish you could take your favorite movies with you? Or did you see a clip on…
  • Apowersoft Streaming Audio Recorder

    Thomas
    25 Oct 2013 | 12:18 am
    Windows Guides’ Rating 4 out of 5Compatible with System   PROS: Feature rich, yet simple UI. Easy to use. Great audio quality.CONS: I could benefit from having a main page where you can find all main functions on one plate, so you don’t have to look for it. oh, wait that’s why we do reviews…VERDICT: Simple interface that is easy to understand, yet powerful with a lot of goodies under the hood. This is one of those programs that keeps on surprising you.PRICE: $39.95 (personal license) / $79.95 (commercial license)VERSION REVIEWED: 3.3.1Apowersoft Streaming Audio…
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    Petri IT Knowledgebase

  • Windows PowerShell ISE Fundamentals

    Jeff Hicks
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:54 pm
    Get a primer on how to use the Windows PowerShell ISE in this how-to article by PowerShell expert Jeff Hicks. The post Windows PowerShell ISE Fundamentals appeared first on Petri.
  • What is Docker?

    Jeff James
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:24 pm
    One of the most discussed products at VMworld was Docker. So what is Docker? Jeff James gives us an overview. The post What is Docker? appeared first on Petri.
  • Adjusting Exchange Online Deleted Item Retention

    J. Peter Bruzzese
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:58 am
    Learn how to adjust deleted item retention limits for Microsoft Exchange Online in this how-to article by J. Peter Bruzzese. The post Adjusting Exchange Online Deleted Item Retention appeared first on Petri.
  • What’s New in VMware vSphere 6.0

    Jeff James
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:31 pm
    VMware vSphere 6.0 wasn't formally announced at VMworld this week, but several new features were. Jeff James gathers up the details and provides an overview. The post What’s New in VMware vSphere 6.0 appeared first on Petri.
  • Why the Cloud Is the Key to IT Competitiveness

    Russell Smith
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:29 am
    Russell Smith offers up his argument for why the cloud computing competitive advantage means that companies that fail to embrace it could fall behind. The post Why the Cloud Is the Key to IT Competitiveness appeared first on Petri.
 
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    My Technology Guide: Windows, OS X, Linux, iOS, Android and more

  • Microsoft Removes Windows 8.1 August Update For Causing Black Screen at Boot Error

    SK Mezanul Haque
    18 Aug 2014 | 4:38 pm
    Microsoft released Windows 8.1 August Update (also called Windows 8.1 Update 2 or Windows 8.1 August 2014 Update) this month. August Update was stated to bring many new improvements and features to Windows 8.1 Update 1. Details about the new features and improvements are at the bottom of this post. But it seems all didn’t went well for some users who installed this update. After installing this update, some Windows 8.1 users complained of a Black Screen at Boot. Microsoft acknowledging the issue and withdrew all the four patches that were part of the August Update. The four patches…
  • Best Free Duplicate File Finder For Windows

    SK Mezanul Haque
    17 Aug 2014 | 5:24 pm
    Duplicate files may seem harmless to many computer users. If only users knew that these files causes more trouble than good. They eat up hard disk space and system resources, further slowing down your computer. Before you will even know, your large 1 TB or more hard disk space gets filled up. All of these unneeded files causes chaos and increases disorganization in your computer system. Recently, I started facing this inevitable issue myself. My hard disks, (internal and external, which is more than 6 TB in total) got filled up with files. As happens to any user having tons of disk space, I…
  • Microsoft Windows 9 May Be Offered Free To Windows 7, Vista, Windows XP Users?

    SK Mezanul Haque
    6 Aug 2014 | 6:58 am
    Earlier we heard the rumor about Microsoft offering Windows 9 (aka Windows Threshold) to Windows 8 users free of cost. Now another rumor is brewing about Windows 9, the successor of Windows 8.1. Rumor is, Microsoft may go as far as offering Windows 9 free upgrade to Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7 users? Expected to land in spring 2015, Windows 9 is now one of the most anticipated Windows next edition. Microsoft is also expected to offer a minor update, dubbed Update 2 to all Windows 8.1 Update 1 users. According to a blog post by ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley, Windows 8.1 Update 2 will be in…
  • How to Download Apple OS X Yosemite Beta Now

    SK Mezanul Haque
    27 Jul 2014 | 4:23 pm
    During WWDC 2014, Apple unveiled the next iteration of its Mac OS X operating system, OS X 10.10 codename OS X Yosemite. Apple also promised to release OS X Yosemite beta for everyone. Keeping its promise, Apple opened the doors of OS X Yosemite beta program. If you have a compatible Mac you can download and install OS X Yosemite Beta to test a preview of the operating system. How to get into the OS X Beta Program and download OS X Yosemite Beta now? To get into the OS X Beta Program, you need to first sign up through the official OS X Beta Program site. You will need a working Apple ID to…
  • SpeedyFox Review: Easily Boost Firefox, Chrome And More In One-Click

    SK Mezanul Haque
    17 Jul 2014 | 3:35 pm
    SpeedyFox is a free portable software available for both Windows and Mac OS X platforms. The developers of SpeedyFox claims to boost performance of Firefox, Chrome, third-party web browsers built on them and more. SpeedyFox eliminates fragmentation and compresses the databases to optimize applications it supports. Without much adieu, let’s see how this portable application works and if it really live up to its expectations. SpeedyFox Review Introduction In the big world of web browsers, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome are the most popular browsers. They give the best web browsing…
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    AddictiveTips » Windows

  • Ultimate Settings Panel: One Click Access To Windows, Outlook, & Config Manager Settings

    Fatima Wahab
    25 Aug 2014 | 10:46 am
    With complex programs, the settings are equally complex. Developers try their best to optimally group the settings so that users can find the right one when they look for it but when a program is as complex as say, an email client, it’s still complicated. Ultimate Settings Panel is a new portable app released by Techy Geeks that puts settings for Windows, Outlook 2010, Configuration Manager 2007 and 2012 in a neat list. Click any one of the items and it will open the configuration window for you. The application saves you the trouble of having to wade your way through menus, and…
  • Filelize Syncs Recent Files To Your Preferred Cloud Storage Service [Windows]

    Fatima Wahab
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:11 am
    Dropbox lets you selectively add files and folders to your account. When the app is installed, an option is added to the context menu that lets you send an item to your Dropbox. If the selective upload feature isn’t enough for you, simply  because it means you have to manually add a file to Dropbox which you might forget at times then Filelize is a Windows app that automates it. The app runs in the background and works with many other cloud storage services in addition to Dropbox and uploads recently opened files to the selected service. The app requires you have the respective…
  • Digify: Secure, View Only, Self-Destructing File Sharing With Dropbox Support

    Waqas Ahmed
    24 Jul 2014 | 4:10 am
    It’s seemingly pivotal, from time to time, to discuss the essential process of protecting your sensitive data. We’ve discussed apps before that are designed to help you securely share files online, but today we’re going to take a look at another entry in that race that combines Snapchat like prowess with Dropbox-esque file sharing. The app is simply referred to as Digify and it aims to give you the most secure file sharing solution. The application achieves this via the good ‘ol file destruction method. That is, rather than giving recipient permanent access to a file, it sets a time…
  • New Features In Firefox 31 For Desktop & Android

    Fatima Wahab
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:19 am
    Has it been six weeks already? Yes it has and that means it’s time to get a new version of Firefox for both desktop and Android. Firefox 31 is now available for direct download or you can upgrade the current version by clicking the help button in the options panel. Firefox 31 for desktop brings new features for both end users and developers. Noteworthy among them is the Prefer:Safe feature which tells websites the current user is accessing the web behind parental controls. A new search field has been added to the new tab page, and a nice color picker tool has been added for developers,…
  • BrightExplorer Adds Tabs To Windows File Explorer

    Waqas Ahmed
    18 Jul 2014 | 12:07 am
    It feels surprising that Microsoft has not redesigned the default File Explorer of Windows in ages. Even though some features like the Ribbon UI were added in Windows 8 for improved navigation, the core usability issues still remained untouched. Windows Explorer, for instance, doesn’t offer users a way to open multiple directories via tabs. Now imagine if you had to browse the web without the multi-tab interface which is now found in many modern web browsers like Firefox and Chrome. That being said, if someone needs to work with multiple directories, the Windows File Explorer doesn’t cut…
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    The Windows Club

  • RollBack XP: Secure and Protect Windows XP indefinitely

    31 Aug 2014 | 7:19 am
    Windows XP users are looking for ways to secure their Windows XP installation as Microsoft has already ended support for this old, but popular operating system. There are several risks of staying... For more visit TheWindowsClub.com.
  • Logyx Pack: Collection of 107 classic logic games for Windows

    30 Aug 2014 | 5:39 pm
    Feeling bored? Try out this classic collection of 107 logic games under one interface. Logyx Pack is a collection of 107 classic mind sharpening games that involves logic. Let it be Puzzle, PipeDrop... For more visit TheWindowsClub.com.
  • Enable and use Chrome built-in Password Generator

    30 Aug 2014 | 8:09 am
    Not many of you may know this. Google Chrome browser includes a built-in Password Generator, which can generate complex passwords for you, when you are signing up for new online services. Currently,... For more visit TheWindowsClub.com.
  • How to use BitLocker Drive Preparation Tool using Command Prompt

    30 Aug 2014 | 6:49 am
    We have previously read about the BitLocker feature, where we’ve mentioned about the BitLocker Drive Preparation Tool. This tool is currently not available as a download for Windows 7 or... For more visit TheWindowsClub.com.
  • Thousands of Mozilla email IDs and Passwords were leaked

    29 Aug 2014 | 9:51 pm
    This story may be a month old, but its is something Mozilla users need to know. Early this month, Mozilla announced that a database on Mozilla Developer Network or MDN that contained members’... For more visit TheWindowsClub.com.
 
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  • A command to list the printers on a PC.

    30 Aug 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Not sure how useful this will turn out to be, but here’s a command that will list al the printers on a PC. reg query "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Devices"
  • Ever have to read the Windowsupdate.log file? Here is how

    30 Aug 2014 | 10:45 pm
    If you have ever had to diagnose why a particular computer is not getting updates, the first place you go to is the Windowsupdate.log file (C:\Windows\WIndowsupdate.log). At the least, you can find error codes and then Google it. Here’s a nice su...
  • Finally, some frank talk from a MS executive about a problem with Visual Studio Online

    28 Aug 2014 | 10:19 pm
    It’s not often that a MS executive gets positive press from folks about an explanation for a major outage in the Visual Studio Online earlier this month. Hopefully, others in the company will get with the program. I’ve always maintained that folks...
  • Here are some interesting add-ons for Firefox

    28 Aug 2014 | 10:14 pm
    I’m not a big fan of add-ons for browsers. Too many are trivial and really not worth the time. They also increase the load time of the browser. Lately, some add-ons have been used to propagate malware. A couple of these do appear interesting, tho...
  • Sigh! yet another security breach, This time is it Dairy Queen?

    27 Aug 2014 | 10:31 pm
    And so it goes…. No official acknowledgment, yet, but Brian Krebs is the ultimate resource on this subject, so I take whatever he says seriously. DQ Breach? HQ Says No, But Would it Know?
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    7 Tutorials

  • Reviewing Edimax N300 - An Affordable Wi-Fi Range Extender

    Ciprian Adrian Rusen
    1 Sep 2014 | 1:13 am
    Edimax is a company that's known for its affordable networking devices. They build all kinds of devices: from wireless routers to range extenders, network switches and network cameras. We had the chance to test our first Edimax device - an affordable range extender: Edimax N300 Smart Wi-Fi, model number EW-7438RPn Air. We tested for about a week, made lots of measurements and today we are ready to share our conclusions.
  • Best of the Web for Windows Users – 17 - 30 August 2014

    Ciprian Adrian Rusen
    31 Aug 2014 | 7:52 am
    Last weekend we did not publish a Best of the Web roundup because we took a small vacation break. Now we are back, sharing a summary of the most important news in Microsoft's consumer ecosystem for the last two weeks. Let's get started! There's plenty of good stuff for you to read.
  • Tech Lolz: Why does Windows' alphabet start with "C"?

    Cristina Nica
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:03 am
    If you are born starting with the late 90s, you are aware that the drives on your computer start with C and go up the alphabet, depending on how many USB memory sticks and external hard drives you plug in. Have you ever wondered what happened to the letters A and B? Some people say that you are old if you know the answer to this question. Well, I call it experience and I am going to tell you, briefly, the story of A and B and the drives on your computer.
  • How to Share Files and Folders Using the OneDrive Website

    Mihai-Emilian Blaga
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:29 am
    We all know that OneDrive is great for storing files online, granting you access to your data from any device with an Internet connection. While that certainly is enough to make the service worthwhile, it isn't the only feature worth getting excited about. OneDrive doesn't only make it easy for you to access your own files, it also makes it easy to give others access as well. Want to show your entire family a collection of photos of your child on Christmas but don't want to snail mail discs? Want to collaborate on a paper but can stand emailing it back and forth? Do you want to transfer a…
  • Check for Windows Updates, Learn What They Do & Block Those You Don't Need

    Marte Brengle
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:44 am
    Windows Update is an essential part of running Windows, regardless of which version you have. It's the way Microsoft releases not only updates but also bug fixes and security fixes. It was changed substantially in Windows Vista and has remained much the same since then. In this tutorial we will show you how to use Windows Update in both Windows 7 and Windows 8.1.
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    The Verge - Microsoft Posts

  • Microsoft teases its Lumia 730 ‘selfie phone’ with a selfie

    Tom Warren
    1 Sep 2014 | 1:44 am
    Microsoft started teasing its Lumia 730 "selfie phone" last month with an invite to a press conference in Berlin on Thursday. While the invite teased "join us for more face time" and a Lumia camera, Microsoft has posted a fresh teaser today that’s simply a selfie photo. In an obvious nod to what Microsoft devices chief Stephen Elop previously described as a "selfie phone" during a private internal company meeting, it’s clear Microsoft is preparing to unveil its Lumia 730 on Thursday. Continue reading…
  • Alienware just built the Mac Pro of gaming PCs

    Dante D'Orazio
    30 Aug 2014 | 11:28 am
    Apple's new "trash can" Mac Pro is pretty wild, but Alienware might have just snatched back the title for craziest desktop PC with its new Area-51. Gone is the rectangular tower desktop of old — in its place, Alienware's made a funky, hexagonal machine. Similar to Apple, Alienware claims the design for its new desktop has some practical benefits beyond just looking insane. Since the back of the desktop isn't perpendicular with the floor, the company says you can push the unit up against the wall without blocking its all-important ventilation. Hardcore gamers should take note that the…
  • MSN Messenger is shutting down after 15 years of memories

    Tom Warren
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:37 am
    Microsoft’s MSN Messenger, or Windows Live Messenger as it’s now known, will be fully retired on October 31st. The software maker originally announced its plans to shift users over to Skype last year, but Microsoft kept the service running in China. After October 31st Chinese Messenger users will need to use Skype, bringing an end to 15 years of the service. MSN Messenger started off life in 1999 as a rival to AOL’s AIM service. Both companies battled over chat dominance, and Microsoft... Continue reading…
  • Xbox One update rolling out with new media player and SmartGlass app improvements

    Tom Warren
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:41 am
    Microsoft’s big September update for Xbox One is rolling out to consoles today, just under a month after the company made it available to select beta testers. The update includes a number of improvements focused at the TV integration on the Xbox One, including a boot to TV option, live TV mini guide, and an expansion of Microsoft’s OneGuide TV guide data to Brazil, Mexico, Austria, and Ireland. The biggest feature is a new media player app that allows Xbox One owners to play files from attached USB devices. Codec support is robust, and Microsoft plans to support formats like animated…
  • Microsoft's 2008 recruitment videos are a dark '90s acid trip

    Colin Lecher
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:21 pm
    We gave Microsoft a gentle ribbing for its corny parody of "Sexy and I Know It," but little did we know that the company made — or at least commissioned — two masterpieces of short film. In 2008, working with the production team at Digital Kitchen, Microsoft created two psychedelic recruitment videos. In one, a mysterious man in a lab ecoat invites you to work on a project called Mind House, before dissolving into polygons. In another, a pair of gentlemen are washed into a surreal computer world. Both are like Barbarella meets William Gibson meets a 1992 VHS you found somewhere. Brad…
 
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    Windows Phone Area

  • Windows Phone 8.1 has reached 24% of all active smartphones

    Chris
    31 Aug 2014 | 6:44 am
    AdDuplex’s new report has gathered data from 5000 Windows Phone apps serving ads. The report shows that 8.1 is already on a quarter of all active phones while WP 8.0 is still the most popular version with a share of ... Read More The post Windows Phone 8.1 has reached 24% of all active smartphones appeared first on Windows Phone Area.
  • Leaked photos reveal Nokia Lumia 730 and 735

    Diyan
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:12 am
    Microsoft’s ‘selfie-phone’ arrives in two variants – 4G/LTE and Dual SIM The Chinese website Tieba Baidu has posted a few new high-quality images of the upcoming selfie-centric phone by Microsoft codenamed “Superman”. In fact, there will be two phones – ... Read More The post Leaked photos reveal Nokia Lumia 730 and 735 appeared first on Windows Phone Area.
  • Nokia sales climbing in the UK

    Diyan
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:02 am
    Nokia’s share of the UK smartphone market reaches 10.3% New smartphone sales data from Kantar shows that Nokia’s market share in the UK has reached 10.3% so Nokia has become the third largest brand in Great Britain after Samsung (36%) ... Read More The post Nokia sales climbing in the UK appeared first on Windows Phone Area.
  • Xbox Music app updated with Live Tile and bug fixes

    Michael
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:08 am
    Microsoft has updated its Music app for Windows smartphones to version 2.6.224 which is now live in the Store and can be downloaded or updated for free. The most important new feature in this version is LIVE TILE so you ... Read More The post Xbox Music app updated with Live Tile and bug fixes appeared first on Windows Phone Area.
  • Find friends from all over the world using YouMiGo app

    Chris
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:37 am
    YouMiGo is an interesting social app for Windows Phones that not only lets you talk with strangers living in other countries but also allows you to learn about new cultures and learn interesting facts about places you are interested in ... Read More The post Find friends from all over the world using YouMiGo app appeared first on Windows Phone Area.
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    Tech Attend

  • Samsung Will Offer Amazon 4K Streaming This October

    Waqas Ahmed
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:53 am
    Big things have small beginnings. Amazon maybe known as an online retailer, but the company has its tentacles spread across various fields, such as manufacturing of smartphones, tablets, e-readers and whatnot. Hell, it even offers its own video content delivery network called Amazon Prime Instant Video that, starting this October, will let you stream 4K ... Source: Samsung Will Offer Amazon 4K Streaming This October via Tech Attend.
  • Create Simple Password Protect Notes On Android With Narrate

    Waqas Ahmed
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    I will be quite honest here, I constantly find the need to take notes, be it during a meeting or while I’m travelling on a plane. Whenever I have an idea, or need to jot down specific details like contact number of someone I just met, or be it a short groceries list, I bring ... Source: Create Simple Password Protect Notes On Android With Narrate via Tech Attend.
  • Google Reveals A Secret Drone Delivery Program Called Project Wing

    Waqas Ahmed
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:51 am
    If you thought Google is just a large search engine company, think again. The Android and many other lucrative technologies maker today revealed via The Atlantic that it has built its own small drones capable of delivering packages, and has been testing this hardware out in Australia where the laws are more lax. Aptly dubbed ... Source: Google Reveals A Secret Drone Delivery Program Called Project Wing via Tech Attend.
  • LG Announces G Watch R, One Of The Best Looking Smartwatches Ever

    Waqas Ahmed
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:35 am
    Today, LG took the wraps off its latest wearable, a smartwatch with a circular display, called the G Watch R. The G Watch R features a 1.3-inch plastic OLED circular screen – a trait that only the Moto 360 previously had – along with a 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 processor from Qualcomm, 512 MB RAM and ... Source: LG Announces G Watch R, One Of The Best Looking Smartwatches Ever via Tech Attend.
  • Samsung Unveils Gear S, A Smartwatch That Doesn’t Need A Smartphone

    Waqas Ahmed
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:27 am
    Samsung has today unveiled a brand new smartwatch called the Gear S that comes with a number of wireless connectivity options including 3G, which will save you the hassle of bringing your smartphone around with you in order to get notifications on your ‘wearable’ device. One of its significant shifts from traditional smartwatch designs is ... Source: Samsung Unveils Gear S, A Smartwatch That Doesn’t Need A Smartphone via Tech Attend.
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    WindowsInstructed

  • Fix: Sleep Mode is not working in Windows 8.1

    Pepijn van Gastel
    31 Aug 2014 | 1:22 am
    Fix: Sleep Mode is not working in Windows 8.1 Every once in a while it happens to every user, you put your Windows system into sleep and it doesn’t want to come alive anymore. Luckily there are only a few possible errors we need to take care of in order to find the answer. About 90% of all Sleep and Hibernate problems are due to wrong settings in the Power Options. But first we need to know what the different is between sleep and hibernation. The difference between sleep mode and hibernate (and hybride sleep) Sleep is a power-saving state that allows a computer to quickly resume to…
  • Weekly Comic: Evolution of Windows

    Yuri Pustjens
    22 Aug 2014 | 2:54 am
    Life is not always serious =) We use this section to promote some of our favorite technology related comics. Have fun! The post Weekly Comic: Evolution of Windows appeared first on WindowsInstructed.
  • FIX: Wireless network connection doesn’t have a valid ip configuration

    Yuri Pustjens
    21 Aug 2014 | 1:48 pm
    FIX: Wireless network connection doesn’t have a valid ip configuration The error Wireless network connection doesn’t have a valid ip configuration means that Windows cannot find a valid ip configuration for your current and/or other wireless connections on your systems. An IP address is an identifier on the world-wide web which shows who you are. Each internet user has one (one per household in most cases (99%)) The error has multiple reasons and therefore we have multiple solutions listed below, please start at solution one, we have sorted them by success rate. Solution 1:…
  • TWEAK: Removing XPS Printer and Viewer

    Yuri Pustjens
    21 Aug 2014 | 8:13 am
     TWEAK: Removing XPS Printer and Viewer Windows has by default the XPS printer and viewer installed on it, the ideology is a bit like PDF from Acrobat. Some users find this printer and viewer useless and would rather get rid of it, in this guide we will explain how to remove it or enable is again.   An XPS document is any file that is saved in the XML Paper Specification, or .xps, file format. You can create XPS documentsby using any program that you can print from in Windows; however, you can only view these documents by using an XPS Viewer, such as the one included in…
  • TWEAK: Enable Hyper-V in Windows 8

    Yuri Pustjens
    21 Aug 2014 | 4:05 am
    TWEAK: Enable Hyper-V in Windows 8 Hyper-V is a new feature that is included in Windows 8. It allows you to run virtual guest operating systems on your Windows 8 machine. Windows 8 includes the same version as was available in Windows Server, so consumers now get a fully featured virtualization product for free in Windows 8! Perfect if you want to learn tweaking, or working IT. WindowsInstructed.com is also proud to say we use Hyper-V to give you all the screenshots for our posts. System Requirements However, your system, especially your CPU, does need to meet a number of system requirements…
 
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    MAS

  • App of The Month – August – Cal for Windows Phone

    Faisal Bin
    31 Aug 2014 | 9:45 am
    Windows phone 8′s calendar application is alright. But if you want a more robust solution, you have to choose a third party application. After trying an array of those, we have finally found the best of the group. Cal for Windows Phone is Metroappsauce’s App of The Month – August.   THE CAL EXPERIENCE   As usual we will focus on the aesthetic first. Cal quite looks like the popular third party calendar app Cal by AnyDo. The developer probably took some of the design cues from Cal and created the modern looking application. At first start, Cal will welcome you with…
  • ModernMusic – A Better Xbox Music Alternative for Windows Phone

    Kazi Mahbub
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:56 am
      Features of ModernMusic for Windows Phone -Excellent queue support –Add songs to end of queue –Add songs to queue after the currently playing songs –Drag to reorder queue –Save queue as playlist -Full user playlist support –Import existing .wpl playlist files* –Create playlists within app -Last.FM Scrobbling –Choose number of tracks to cache before scrobbling -Optional instant live tile with album art -Swipe to change tracks -Displays album art from within ID3 tags -Choose an app accent and background color of your liking -Recently added albums…
  • Realarm – A Better Alarm Application for Windows Phone

    Faisal Bin
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:05 am
    Features of Realarm for Windows Phone: - Powerful recurrence options - Voice commands - Alternating sounds (Random sounds) - Custom repeat period - Hourly/Minutely recurrence - Custom recurrence - Fixed/Flexible day in weekly recurrence - Calendar preview of all (single) alarm occurrences - Quick alarm - Agenda - Beautiful live tile Screenshots   TL;DR There are certain apps that we can’t live without. Like alarm apps for a start. Realarm brings intuitiveness and rich functionality to Windows Phone’s alarm app portfolio. After using it for some time, I’ve decided to…
  • Appy Weather – Perfectly Minimal Weather App for Windows Phone

    Samarpit Khare
    25 Aug 2014 | 10:22 am
    Features of Appy Weather for Windows Phone Clean & Responsive Card Interface Intelligent placement of details Minimal icons with color coding for different types of climate Multiple choices for Live Tiles Toast Notifications for sudden precipitation   Screenshots     TL;DR Another weather app! Although there is no scarcity of weather apps in windows phone store but there are only a few that catch your eye. Appy weather is surely one of those apps. Incorporating the card interface, this app boasts a UI that is utterly brilliant in its own unique way. The UX…
  • Hypernaut – A Reaction-based Arcade Game for Windows Phone 8

    Kazi Mahbub
    18 Aug 2014 | 8:34 am
    Certain games make you frustrated with yourself, since after each ‘Game Over’ you think: “Darn! Should’ve taken a turn there!”. And you try again, and again, and again… Hypernaut is an arcade game of the same veins. Much like The Impossible Game and SpeedX 3D, Hypernaut is a purely reaction-based arcade game.   Screenshots   The main menu is quite barebones. You get the options to select difficulty level (easy and hard, no such thing as normal since you either play hard or play safe). You can also choose between accelerometer controls or touch…
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  • Host a website in IIS

    22 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Do you have your website ready but don't know how to put it online? We will help you to host your website under Windows server using IIS
  • Svchost Consume 100% CPU

    18 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Svchost consume 100% CPU, if one of the services managed by svchost is having trouble, but how do we find which service cause the problem, and how can we fix it?
  • Extend System Partition

    4 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    How can we extend the system partition "C" without formatting the computer, or repartition it, or purchasing a software, and moreover without a reboot!
  • Change Default Printer Automatically

    20 Jun 2014 | 12:00 am
    Can we change the default printer automatically based on our location, so we will not print on the wrong printer if we forget to change it?!
  • How to Reinstall and Repair Windows

    17 May 2014 | 12:00 am
    How can we reinstall and repair windows without losing any files or programs or format the hard disk?
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  • Sharp Smartphone Remove Super Thin Bezel Design

    Nurdin Budi M.
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:14 am
    The latest news today, sharp which is a well-known technology companies will also be issued a Smartphone, even reportedly, a Smartphone that they do not spend half the battle with a super-thin bezel design. With a super-thin design, a product they believed would be able to compete with other mobile phone vendors, might even beat them.Mobile Aquos Crystal that's his name. This Smartphone will be sold throughout the world not only for local only, so you all from all over the world can enjoy this super slim mobile phone. Sharp is a Japanese based company that was always known around the world.
  • Reset Windows 8 / 8.1 Without DVD

    Nurdin Budi M.
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:24 pm
    To reset windows 8 most people think of having to use a DVD or flash disk to perform the process. This process is very inconvenient especially if the DVD or flash disk you do not have or are not with you at the time. However, a different way if you know how to reset windows without a DVD then it will be much easier.It takes a few easy steps to reset the windows. Here is how:Search or a search on the drive contained Windows 8 installation. Find the file to install. WIM (Windows Imaging Format) on the sources folder then copy to a new folder on the disk in drive C. The next step is to…
  • Windows 9 Released In September 2014

    Nurdin Budi M.
    26 Aug 2014 | 4:37 am
    Microsoft is currently the newest Windows release Windows 9 This is due to a lot of negative feedback about the quality of Windows 8 were deemed unsatisfactory by many parties. With a variety of user input windows and also with the input of new technology in the near future Microsoft is reportedly will release their latest product is Windows 9, precisely in September 2014.In the month of September 2014 is actually only part of the test only. To the Microsoft official expenditure has not given an official explanation.Windows 9 with code windows Threshold will surely be the latest and most…
  • How To Quickly Turn off Windows 8.x With Keyboard

    Nurdin Budi M.
    25 Aug 2014 | 4:37 am
    Windows 8.x more rampant and popular for computer users; in general, you can turn off the windows by using the mouse. So what if your mouse is broken, what can you do?In addition to using the mouse, in fact Microsoft has also included a function that can turn off the windows via keyboard computer well. It's just a different way 8.x for Windows.Here's how to turn off the windows with the keyboard:Press the Windows key + X to display the power tools. Press the U button to display the option menu Shut Down or Log Out. From here you can select from four options. Press U to Shut…
  • How to Enable Fast Forward / Slow Motion on YouTube

    Nurdin Budi M.
    24 Aug 2014 | 8:59 am
    YouTube is a video site that is very well known throughout the internet users. With this site you can see and watch videos from around the world that have been posted by various internet users from around the world.Maybe sometimes you want to watch video on a slow mode or vice versa. At the time certain you have a specific purpose in view YouTube videos, and it will greatly help to facilitate your goals are.For those of you who already know this would be very easy. But for users who are new and new this would be more complicated. Actually, everything is simple and easy if you can learn it…
 
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