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  • Microsoft Office 365 gets a new Home Page

    The Windows Club
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:30 am
    After adding the innovative services like Delve and Yammer, Microsoft Office 365 now has a new home page for its customers, providing a quick access to all services, download and settings. Besides... For more visit TheWindowsClub.com.
  • A First Look at the Windows Technical Preview

    Paul Thurrott's SuperSite for Windows
    18 Sep 2014 | 3:15 pm
    A couple of gems in here In less than two weeks, Microsoft will begin revealing information about the Windows Technical Preview, the first pre-release look at the next version of Windows. The actual Preview won't be out until October, I'm told. But there's no reason to wait: Here's what you're going to see. read more
  • The 12 step process to download Microsoft SQL Server Express 2014

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    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…
  • Microsoft cuts another 2,100 employees worldwide

    ZDNet | All About Microsoft Blog RSS
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:18 am
    As part of a second wave of cuts announced in July, Microsoft is laying off 2,100 employees worldwide on September 18.
  • What's new for business users in Microsoft's Office '16'?

    ZDNet | All About Microsoft Blog RSS
    18 Sep 2014 | 10:56 am
    Microsoft is privately testing a technical preview of the next version of its Office client for Windows. Here are a few features expected to be part of 'Office 16.'
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  • Apple iPhone 6 Plus First Impressions

    20 Sep 2014 | 11:02 am
    It's only big if you were already using an iPhone Apple's newest flagship, the phablet-class iPhone 6 Plus, arrived on Friday and I've spent most of the morning moving everything over to it so I can use it full time. As you may know, I'd been using a Lumia 1520 since early August, and doing so was good preparation for this large device. I can't imagine what this upgrade would be like for those coming from an iPhone 5S or any other iPhone. read more
  • Microsoft Celebrates iPhone 6 Launch by Doubling Free OneDrive Storage to 30 GB

    19 Sep 2014 | 7:34 pm
    Don't worry, it's for anyone who backs up their photos to OneDrive OneDrive just keeps getting better. And just a week after Microsoft upped the file size limit in its cloud storage service to 10 GB, it's making another major and positive change: It's upping the amount of free storage from 15 GB to 30 GB, and all you need to do is backup your phone's photos to OneDrive to get it. The bad news? This is a temporary bump, so you need to act fast. read more
  • iOS for the Windows Guy: Use an Authenticator App

    19 Sep 2014 | 3:47 pm
    Job one: Get secure With Apple finally taking its mobile platform to the next level with iPhone 6 and iOS 8, many will use Windows PCs at home and work and iPhone on the go. Here's one way you can help manage your transitions between these two worlds: By using an authenticator app on your iPhone to manage account logins. read more
  • Windows + Mac: Boot Camp

    18 Sep 2014 | 4:17 pm
    Better than before, still not ideal Apple still provides a Boot Camp utility for its Mac computers that lets you dual boot between Windows and Mac OS X. As has always been the case, the Boot Camp drivers are not ideal, resulting in lackluster battery life and some balky hardware devices in Windows. But can you minimize these issues somewhat with third-party drivers, and turn your Mac into a reasonable facsimile of a Windows PC. read more
  • A First Look at the Windows Technical Preview

    18 Sep 2014 | 3:15 pm
    A couple of gems in here In less than two weeks, Microsoft will begin revealing information about the Windows Technical Preview, the first pre-release look at the next version of Windows. The actual Preview won't be out until October, I'm told. But there's no reason to wait: Here's what you're going to see. read more
 
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  • Football Player Quiz arrives on Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8

    Alan Buckingham
    20 Sep 2014 | 8:36 am
    Depending on the part of the world you live in, the word "football" can mean different games, though most of the world thinks of it as what the US calls soccer. Either way, it's a fun and exciting sport, that is wildly popular. Now a new game has arrived for fans on both the Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 platforms. 
  • Mobile users can now get 30 GB of free OneDrive storage

    Alan Buckingham
    20 Sep 2014 | 4:49 am
    OneDrive, Microsoft's cloud  storage solution, has multiple ways for users to get extra space, such as getting Office 365, though that subscription isn't free. Now the company is showing its smartphone rivals some love, offering extra space to Apple and Android, as well as Windows customers. 
  • Microsoft postpones Xbox One launch in China, coming 'later this year'

    Manish Singh
    20 Sep 2014 | 3:15 am
    All the gamers in China who were waiting for the Xbox One launch will have to wait a little longer, as Microsoft has postponed the launch of its gaming console till the end of this year. The Xbox One was previously stated to launch in China on September 23rd.
  • Windows 9 (Threshold) will use your pixels wisely, support 8K UltraHD displays

    Dilraj Singh
    19 Sep 2014 | 9:33 pm
    One of the biggest criticisms of Windows 8 is the scalability issues. As higher density displays get more and more popular, this problem only gets worse. Getting a full HD 13 inch laptop becomes a lot less appealing if everything on the screen is tiny and hard to read. But no more! Windows 9 will reportedly support up to 8K UltraHD.
  • Xbox One Preview participants instructed not to update due to factory-reset bug

    Zac Bowden
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:29 pm
    Users who are currently participating in the Xbox One Preview, Microsoft has instructed participants to not install the most recent update due to an "unforeseen bug" which factory-resets the entire console, formatting the hard drive and removing all your games.
 
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  • Choosing A UC Vendor: 5 Tips

    Michael Endler
    20 Sep 2014 | 6:06 am
    Choosing the right UC system can be confusing and expensive. KelCor analyst and Interop speaker Brent Kelly offers five tips to help you save money and stay in control.
  • Microsoft Office, Windows Details Leak

    Michael Endler
    20 Sep 2014 | 5:48 am
    Codenamed "Office 16," the next version will reportedly include the "Tell Me" tool to save users time digging through menus.
  • Apple Watch? No, Thank You

    Susan Nunziata
    20 Sep 2014 | 5:45 am
    Apple has some convincing to do around its much-hyped Apple Watch: 67% of people are not eager to buy, according to our latest flash poll.
  • Google Plans To Encrypt Android Data By Default

    Thomas Claburn
    20 Sep 2014 | 5:06 am
    After Apple CEO Tim Cook talks up iOS8 data security, Google says the next version of Android will shield data on devices more effectively.
  • Facebook Tweaks News Feed Again

    Kristin Burnham
    19 Sep 2014 | 9:20 am
    A new Facebook formula will prioritize recent posts more than relevancy. Here's a primer on what to expect.
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  • 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…
  • 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…
  • Shop Pirate: Helps you with Deals and Coupon Codes in India

    Vijay
    13 Aug 2014 | 5:20 am
    There was a time when the ghost of Indian ‘can’t touch, won’t buy’ mentality bugged online retailers. But things seem to be taking a roundabout now. India has finally arrived at the e-commerce scene and how! In 2013 the e-retail segment took a whooping leap of 80% in the overall revenue and it is expected to increase another sevenfold in the next five years. Presently country’s online market-space is worth $3.1 billion annually, which is likely to become $22 Billion by the end of 2020 owing to improvement in internet connectivity, logistics and other infrastructure related…
 
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    IEBlog

  • Updates to our platform roadmap

    ieblog
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:44 pm
    Continuing our commitment to openly sharing our platform roadmap via status.modern.IE, today we’re announcing another round of updates to our plan. These updates include new ECMAScript, Networking, Performance, Media, CSS, and DOM features under consideration and in development: Feature Status Math Built-ins (ES6) In Development Number Built-ins (ES6) In Development String Built-ins (ES6) In Development Object Built-ins (ES6) In Development RegExp Built-ins (ES6) In Development Classes (ES6) In Development Template Strings (ES6) In Development dppx Unit for resolution Media Query In…
  • Expanding offers and VM delivery choices on modern.IE

    ieblog
    16 Sep 2014 | 3:35 pm
    We love hearing from developers that the virtual machines, tools and offers available on modern.IE are valuable to them, save them time and help make testing on Internet Explorer a little easier. That’s why we’re excited to let you know about a few new offerings we’re making available due to developer demand. VMs available in Vagrant format for developer environment automation Some developers let us know that they are using Vagrant to automate the setup and configuration of their development environments to ensure consistency and repeatability standing up their project…
  • Making your WebGL code more flexible

    ieblog
    12 Sep 2014 | 2:02 pm
    The August update for Internet Explorer 11 includes new capabilities to help web developers detect when their WebGL application might encounter performance problems due to underlying hardware, including support for the failIfMajorPerformanceCaveat flag and WEBGL_debug_renderer_info extension. These can be added to other best practices to make your WebGL code more adaptable to the hardware that it is running on. WebGL strategies for addressing hardware diversity Web developers know that the world where we live is a complex one. The diversity of operating systems, hardware and browsers that our…
  • September 2014 updates for Internet Explorer

    ieblog
    9 Sep 2014 | 1:01 pm
    The September update for Internet Explorer is focused on bringing the latest security updates to our users: Microsoft Security Bulletin MS14-052 - This critical security update resolves one publicly disclosed vulnerability and twenty-five privately reported vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer. For more information see the full bulletin. Security Update for Flash Player (2987114) - This security update for Adobe Flash Player in Internet Explorer 10 and 11 on supported editions of Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2 is also available. The details of the…
  • Making the web “just work” with any input: Mouse, Touch, and Pointer Events

    ieblog
    5 Sep 2014 | 11:49 am
    We recently announced support for the Touch Event API in Internet Explorer for Windows Phone 8.1 Update as a part of our commitment to make the Web “just work” for our users. This means IE now supports all three major pointing input APIs: Mouse Events, Touch Events, and Pointer Events. Mobile browsing experience gets better, but at the same time developers start wondering which API they should use. To help developers understand when to use which API, we wanted to share our updated guidance, as well as our forward-looking thoughts on where we think the web platform should go next,…
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  • Optimising for the 0.33%

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

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

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

  • MS14-046 - Important: Vulnerability in .NET Framework Could Allow Security Feature Bypass (2984625) - Version: 1.2

    19 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Severity Rating: ImportantRevision Note: V1.2 (September 19, 2014): Updated the Known Issues entry in the Knowledge Base Article section from "None" to "Yes".Summary: This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft .NET Framework. The vulnerability could allow security feature bypass if a user visits a specially crafted website. In a web-browsing attack scenario, an attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could bypass the Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR) security feature, which helps protect users from a broad class of vulnerabilities. The…
  • MS14-012 - Critical: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (2925418) - Version: 1.1

    18 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Severity Rating: CriticalRevision Note: V1.1 (September 18, 2014): Corrected the severity table and vulnerability information to add CVE-2014-4112 as a vulnerability addressed by this update. This is an informational change only. Customers who have already successfully installed the update do not have to take any action.Summary: This security update resolves one publicly disclosed vulnerability and seventeen privately reported vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer. These vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user views a specially crafted webpage using Internet Explorer. An…
  • MS14-053 - Important: Vulnerability in .NET Framework Could Allow Denial of Service (2990931) - Version: 1.1

    17 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Severity Rating: ImportantRevision Note: V1.1 (September 17, 2014): V1.1 (September 17, 2014): Bulletin revised to clarify language in the Executive Summary, Mitigating Factors, and Vulnerability FAQ sections that describes the attack vector for CVE-2014-4072. This is an informational change only. Customers who have already successfully installed the update do not have to take any action.Summary: This security update resolves one privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft .NET Framework. The vulnerability could allow denial of service if an attacker sends a small number of specially…
  • MS14-055 - Important: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Lync Server Could Allow Denial of Service (2990928) - Version: 2.0

    15 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Severity Rating: ImportantRevision Note: V2.0 (September 15, 2014): Bulletin revised to remove Download Center links for Microsoft security update 2982385 for Microsoft Lync Server 2010. See the Update FAQ for details.Summary: This security update resolves three privately reported vulnerabilities in Microsoft Lync Server. The most severe of these vulnerabilities could allow information disclosure if user clicks on a specially crafted URL. In all cases, however, an attacker would have to convince users to click on the specially crafted URL, typically by getting them to click the URL in an…
  • MS14-016 - Important: Vulnerability in Security Account Manager Remote (SAMR) Protocol Could Allow Security Feature Bypass (2934418) - Version: 1.2

    10 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Severity Rating: ImportantRevision Note: V1.2 (September 10, 2014): Revised Update FAQ and entries in the Operating System column of the Affected Software table to further clarify what version of Active Directory must be installed on a system to be offered the update. These are informational changes only.Summary: This security update resolves one privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability could allow security feature bypass if an attacker makes multiple attempts to match passwords to a username.
 
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    MSDN Blogs

  • MSDN Channel 9 Video Promoting MVA Construct 2 Video Tutorial

    Shahed Chowdhuri
    20 Sep 2014 | 10:13 am
    Interested in developing games with Construct 2? Check out a promo video of my colleague James Quick and I on MSDN’s Channel 9 (with DevRadio host Jerry Nixon,  to promote our upcoming video tutorial on Microsoft Virtual Academy. Short URL: http ...read more...(read more)
  • NUL or NULL?

    Arvind Shyamsundar
    20 Sep 2014 | 9:29 am
    Ever since the old MS-DOS days, the Windows OS family has supported a special ‘null device’ – NUL. Notice the single ‘L’. This is a ‘reserved’ device identifier which you can use as a path. The special thing about this null device (NUL) is that it essentially swallows whatever is sent to it. NUL and SQL So what does this have to do with let’s say SQL? Many of us use the null device to test raw backup throughput. The correct way to do this is to specify DISK = ‘NUL’ in the backup command. In that case, you will see an entry similar to the below in the error log, and no…
  • App-V 4.6 Sequencing: What are the logs really for?

    Steve TH - MSFT
    20 Sep 2014 | 7:58 am
    For sequencing in App-V 5, the new ETW model simplifies the process and moves App-V to the Windows standards for event tracing. Even better, the sequencer not only has two logs to worry about (operational and administrative) but a simple process can occur...( read more )...(read more)
  • Starting Azure Platform as a Service (PaaS) Development 101 Series: Lesson 1 of n – Web Jobs

    BALSHARFI
    20 Sep 2014 | 7:11 am
    There is a lot of content available to develop for Azure, if you are looking for baby steps this series of lessons is defiantly not for you. However, if you are developer, regardless of background or platform and looking quickly to get your hands dirty, then you are at the right place. I will not be setting up a fixed or target number of lessons, I will share ideas along the way and keep adding more. This does not mean I don’t have an agenda, on the contrary! I started by asking myself about developer tasks during the life cycle of building a PaaS solution on Azure. As I mentioned earlier,…
  • Linux Powered By Azure – NetBeans Debugging

    jdruid
    20 Sep 2014 | 6:40 am
    Now that we got NetBeans communicating with the remote server, we need to configure the remote server to enable debugging. Prerequisites Azure Subscription – hopefully you have signed up already, if not, you can sign up for a free trial or you can ...read more...(read more)
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    TechNet Blogs

  • PowerTip: Use PowerShell to Find Object Events

    The Scripting Guys
    20 Sep 2014 | 11:59 am
    Summary: Find events from objects by using Windows PowerShell.  How can I use Windows PowerShell to find what events are offered by a process?  Use Get-Process to retrieve an instance of the process, pipe the results to Get-Member,            and specify a MemberType Event: notepad Get-Process notepad | Get-Member -MemberType Event
  • Office 365 Training Opportunity and Resource! The Office 365 Summits!

    MSFTTS2
    20 Sep 2014 | 10:44 am
    Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Sellers! Just wanted to drop a quick post regarding some upcoming training opportunities!  Office 365 Summit! The Office 365 Summit is a series of limited invitation 2 day workshops for Microsoft's most valued customers and partners providing deep-dive readiness on all productivity workloads from Microsoft product experts. Office 365 Summit will feature over 60 breakout sessions with 300-400 level content across IT Professional, Development, Sales & CIE, Adoption and Education tracks. During the Summit, you will have the opportunity to interact and learn…
  • Get the entire up-to-date “Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud” Series here -

    Blain Barton
    20 Sep 2014 | 9:55 am
    For the entire “Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud” Series go to: http://aka.ms/ModernCloud
  • Storage Spaces Survival Guide (Links to presentations, articles, blogs, tools)

    Jose Barreto - MSFT
    20 Sep 2014 | 9:55 am
    In this post, I'm sharing my favorite links related to Storage Spaces in Windows Server 2012 R2. This includes TechEd Presentations, TechNet articles, Blogs and tools related to Storage Spaces in general and more specifically about its deployment in a Failover Cluster or Scale-Out File Server configuration. It's obviously not a complete reference (there are always new blogs and articles being posted), but hopefully this is a useful collection of links.   TechEd Presentations Storage Spaces: What’s New in Windows Server 2012 R2 Best Practices for Deploying Tiered Storage…
  • Hola a todos, retomamos nuestro blog

    Vicente Rubio Peinado (AIC)
    20 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    Como ya sabéis llevamos unos meses sin publicar nada en este blog, a partir de hoy lo retomamos y continuaremos publicando contenidos sobre Project y Visio. Muchos de vosotros nos seguís por la Comunidad "Todo sobre Microsoft Project y Visio" y sabéis que estamos completamente activos en YouTube, Facebook y Linkedin, para quién no esté informado, aquí os pongo los enlaces: Canal de YouTube "Todo sobre Microsoft Project y Visio" Grupo de Facebook "Todo sobre Microsoft Project y Visio" Grupo de Linkedin "Todo sobre…
 
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    LiveSide.net

  • It’s official: Minecraft to join Microsoft Studios

    Kip Kniskern
    15 Sep 2014 | 10:07 am
    As expected, Microsoft announced today that it’s acquiring Swedish game maker Mojang, makers of Minecraft. The deal, for $2.5 Billion US, gives Microsoft a new blockbuster gaming title, new inroads into education and programming, connection to a large and active social network, and significant opportunities to grow and expand the Minecraft franchise. Minecraft is, according to Microsoft, one of the most popular video games in history: Available across multiple platforms, “Minecraft” is one of the most popular video games in history, with more than 100 million downloads, on…
  • Playing the “Why is Microsoft buying Mojang (Minecraft)?” game

    Kip Kniskern
    13 Sep 2014 | 12:42 pm
    Earlier this week, the Wall Street Journal reported that Microsoft was in talks to buy Mojang, a Stockholm, Sweden based game company and the makers of the ultra-popular Minecraft. Late Friday afternoon, Reuters reported that the deal is set to be finalized as early as Monday: Microsoft will unveil a $2.5 billion deal to buy its owner on Monday, according to a source briefed on the matter. Mojang was recently restructured and is now wholly owned by Notch Development, which in turn is controlled by Minecraft creator and Mojang founder Markus Persson. For Microsoft, acquiring Mojang will be…
  • Microsoft dropping “Nokia” brand? Not news, sorry

    Kip Kniskern
    11 Sep 2014 | 11:51 am
    Yesterday, an independent tech blog, Geek On Gadgets, revealed, according to internal documents obtained by the site, that Microsoft will be dropping the Nokia brand in advertising this holiday season. In addition, according to the site, Microsoft will begin to “shy away from” use of the Windows Phone branding in its advertising this fall, instead using the Windows logo and brand. So, first, a couple of notes on the Nokia brand. Microsoft has never had plans, and more significantly, does not have licensing rights, to use “Nokia” to promote any phones introduced after…
  • Is a Watch really what we need?

    Kip Kniskern
    10 Sep 2014 | 10:30 am
    Yesterday Apple, to the surprise of not a single person, announced the Apple Watch, coming sometime next year. Short on specifics and long on another stab at Apple’s “one more thing” magic (Tim Cook actually said those word when introducing the watch), the Watch will be (slightly) less clunky than its predecessors and competitors, be able to track (and share!) your heartbeat, and show you Twitter messages (!!!!), all for a starting price of $349. Yet it’s still very unclear if a public already addicted to their smartphones and carrying around 90% of the Watches…
  • MSN goes back to the future: new look, Bing apps are now MSN apps

    Kip Kniskern
    8 Sep 2014 | 12:53 am
    What comes around, goes around. Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose. All Of This Has Happened Before And Will Happen Again. Microsoft has just announced a new look and somewhat of a new direction for MSN, and a bit of a rebranding for some of its most popular apps. The new MSN, available now as a preview and rolling out over the next few weeks, features a fully responsive site, tighter integration with Microsoft services like Outlook.com, OneDrive, and Skype, top level integration with Facebook and Twitter, and a move to content curation with some 1000 partners on board.
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    Microsoft Windows News

  • PeopleTools Simplifies Internet Explorer Certifications

    18 Sep 2014 | 8:05 pm
    With the GA of PeopleTools 8.54 a couple months ago, customers have been reviewing the certification requirements for PeopleTools 8.54 as they plan their upgrades. Oracle has moved to model where we will support all of the operating systems that Microsoft supports for a particular release of IE.
  • Final Fantasy XIII heads to PC in October

    18 Sep 2014 | 1:02 pm
    Square has also confirmed that the other two games in the FFXIII series, Final Fantasy XIII-2 and Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, will also be released on PC in Spring 2015, although exact dates are yet to be confirmed. FFXIII is available for pre-order via Steam now at a slightly discounted price of $14.39.
  • Microsoft Heads Back to the Desktop

    18 Sep 2014 | 5:36 am
    Microsoft has flopped on smartphones and tablets. At the same time, its Windows 8.x has continued to be such an abject failure, with a mere 13.4% share of the PC market , that it's trailing even legendary fiasco Vista in market acceptance.
  • CS Odessa Announces New Computer and Network Solutions for ConceptDraw

    17 Sep 2014 | 4:49 am
    CS Odessa is pleased to announce some new professional solutions for ConceptDraw PRO that has been added to the ConceptDraw Solution Park. The new Computer and Network Solutions provide a great toolset for IT and network professionals who use ConceptDraw PRO.
  • SUSE Parent Merger, Microsoft Copying Linux, and Predictions

    17 Sep 2014 | 12:33 am
    Today in Linux news SUSE owner, The Attachmate Group, announced a merger with Micro Focus leaving openSUSE users nervous. The Register says the new Microsoft Windows 9 is incorporating features long in use in Linux.
 
 
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    Windows Virtualization Team Blog

  • Networking 101 for Disaster Recovery to Microsoft Azure using Site Recovery

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

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

  • Short Takes: September 19, 2014

    19 Sep 2014 | 11:24 am
    An often irreverent look at this week's other news An often irreverent look at this week's other news, including a week in Las Vegas, Google is copying Apple yet again, Apple Stores see long lines of iPhonies, Larry Ellison steps down as Oracle CEO but proves he is irreplaceable, and Toshiba exits the consumer PC market to focus on business sales. read more
  • Microsoft Confirms Second Round of Layoffs

    18 Sep 2014 | 11:05 am
    No surprise, but always a shock As expected, Microsoft began its second round of layoffs this week, with 2,100 employees losing their jobs. But this cut was much less dramatic than the first round in July, when 13,000 employees were let go from the company. read more
  • Apple Touts Privacy Benefits of its Platforms

    18 Sep 2014 | 7:25 am
    Suddenly, "just trust us" doesn't seem so ridiculous On the eve of the iPhone 6 launch—the company's latest smart phones go on sale Friday morning—Apple has published a new web site that extolls its relationship with customers and their privacy. And the message is simple: There is no relationship. Apple, the site says, respects your privacy and never works behind the scenes, as Google does, to mine your data and sell it to advertisers. It's a compelling message. read more
  • Microsoft Remakes Board as Second Round of Layoffs Loom

    17 Sep 2014 | 7:57 am
    More changes Satya Nadella has indicated numerous times that he would remake Microsoft into a faster moving company that embraced modern computing trends. But this week's changes are as old as corporate America: The firm will undertake its previously-announced second round of layoffs and is making major changes to its board of directors. read more
  • Satya Nadella Explains the "Mobile" in "Mobile First, Cloud First"

    16 Sep 2014 | 8:02 am
    Hint: It's not about Windows Ever since Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella took over for Steve Ballmer and started putting his own stamp on the software giant, Microsoft watchers and customers alike have scrutinized his every utterance looking for clues to the future. And he's been quite accommodating, issuing lengthy public statements about how the company will move forward. But this week, at a curiously minor event, he offered up what I think is his most cogent explanation of the mobile part in his "mobile first, cloud first" strategy. read more
 
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    Digital Inspiration Technology Blog

  • Save SlideShare Presentations as Animated GIFs

    Amit Agarwal
    10 Sep 2014 | 6:39 am
    A new web called GIFDeck helps you convert any presentation hosted on SlideShare into an animated GIF file. All you have to do is specify the deck URL and the app will fetch the individual slides as images and stitches them all together in a single GIF that will auto-play and auto-loop. Here’s a sample GIF created from a SlidShare presentation on Steve Jobs. The app only converts the initial 10 slides, probably to keep the size of GIF within limits, but you do have an option to queue all the slides of a deck for conversion. While SlideShare does offer an HTML5 based option to embed…
  • 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…
  • When You Cannot Reject a Friend Request on Facebook

    Garima
    30 Aug 2014 | 11:17 am
    You meet this person at the gym everyday and one fine morning, he sends you a friend request on Facebook. What do you do? You have exchanged a few conversations with him, he seems like a genuinely nice person but still you don’t know him enough to approve that friend request. How do you deal with these unwanted friend requests on Facebook coming from office colleagues or old classmates who are acquaintances but not really friends? When you receive a friend request from someone who you do not wish to be friends with, you can either politely reject the request or ignore it and the request…
  • 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…
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    Channel 9

  • TWC9: WinJS 3.0, Dev Center Lifetime Registration, the .NET Universe Poster and more | This Week On Channel 9

    Brian Keller, Dan Fernandez, Greg Duncan
    19 Sep 2014 | 1:45 pm
    This week on Channel 9, Brian and Dan discuss the week's top developer news, including;[00:13] WinJS Everywhere (Rachel Nizhnikova)[01:53] New Dev Center lifetime registration and benefits program (Todd Brix)[02:46] .NET Universe Poster - 2014[04:10] Quicker and Cheaper Localization with the Multilingual App Toolkit, CodeChat 010 - Cameron Lerum and Jan Nelson (Multilingual App Toolkit) (Jeremy Foster, Cameron Lerum, Jan Nelson)[04:59] Channel 9 Highlight: Open Source Questions Answered [Richard Campbell][06:03] Scaled Agile Framework: Using TFS to support epics, release trains, and multiple…
  • Episode 154: DocDB with Ryan CrawCour | Microsoft Azure Cloud Cover Show

    Haishi Bai, Chris
    19 Sep 2014 | 9:17 am
    In this episode Chris Risner and Haishi Bai are joined by Ryan CrawCour, Program Manager for the DocumentDB team.  Ryan talks about DocumentDB, a new option for storage in Microsoft Azure that facilitates storage, indexing, and querying of JSON documents.  DocDB enables indexing of all fields in your documents without previously defining a schema and provides several options for ensuring indexes stay up to date including an option to index as you write data!  Ryan reviews the different options for maintaining consistency, storing data into your DocDB, as well as…
  • Cradle to Coder: It's a Kid Coder Week - Post three, Maker Kids!

    Greg Duncan
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Our final post in our Kid Coders week and also our Hardware Friday post comes from no better place to encourage our Maker Kids than... Make:!Finding Starter Projects for New Makers (Part 1: Make & friends)Every fall we get a new crop of schools and teachers coming to us looking for ways to get started with making. We’re developing more awesome Maker Media-made resources for you. In the meantime, over the next several posts we’re going to share the resources our colleagues in the classroom use to get students started making.To give credit where this is due, we gleaned the links in…
  • Edge Show 119 - New Management Pack for Virtual Machine Manager with System Center Operations Manager | Edge

    Symon Perriman, Simon May
    18 Sep 2014 | 6:22 pm
    In this episode Symon interviews Charlie Satterfield, a Senior Program Manager on the System Center Operations Manager team, to discuss the new Management Pack (MP) for System Center Virtual Machine Manager. This MP shows centralized and more detailed information about the virtualization infrastructure which is managed by SCVMM.  This includes the Hyper-V hosts, clusters and virtual machines running on them, as well as the relationships between these objects. Get the Management Pack here: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=43707The interview with…
  • Answers to Frequently Asked Questions and Advanced Ninja Tips for Office 365 Users - Part 2 | The Garage Series for Office 365

    Jeremy Chapman
    18 Sep 2014 | 2:01 pm
    This week's show is part two in a series answering your frequently asked questions about Office. Jeremy is joined again by Tal Kryzpow to answer questions about why the screen flickers when presenting PowerPoint plus how to use advanced Excel features and more.Stay up to date with the latest shows at www.microsoft.com/garageDownload the Windows Phone app or the Windows 8 appFollow @OfficeGarage on twitter 
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    Channel 9

  • TWC9: WinJS 3.0, Dev Center Lifetime Registration, the .NET Universe Poster and more | This Week On Channel 9

    Brian Keller, Dan Fernandez, Greg Duncan
    19 Sep 2014 | 1:45 pm
    This week on Channel 9, Brian and Dan discuss the week's top developer news, including;[00:13] WinJS Everywhere (Rachel Nizhnikova)[01:53] New Dev Center lifetime registration and benefits program (Todd Brix)[02:46] .NET Universe Poster - 2014[04:10] Quicker and Cheaper Localization with the Multilingual App Toolkit, CodeChat 010 - Cameron Lerum and Jan Nelson (Multilingual App Toolkit) (Jeremy Foster, Cameron Lerum, Jan Nelson)[04:59] Channel 9 Highlight: Open Source Questions Answered [Richard Campbell][06:03] Scaled Agile Framework: Using TFS to support epics, release trains, and multiple…
  • Episode 154: DocDB with Ryan CrawCour | Microsoft Azure Cloud Cover Show

    Haishi Bai, Chris
    19 Sep 2014 | 9:17 am
    In this episode Chris Risner and Haishi Bai are joined by Ryan CrawCour, Program Manager for the DocumentDB team.  Ryan talks about DocumentDB, a new option for storage in Microsoft Azure that facilitates storage, indexing, and querying of JSON documents.  DocDB enables indexing of all fields in your documents without previously defining a schema and provides several options for ensuring indexes stay up to date including an option to index as you write data!  Ryan reviews the different options for maintaining consistency, storing data into your DocDB, as well as…
  • Cradle to Coder: It's a Kid Coder Week - Post three, Maker Kids!

    Greg Duncan
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Our final post in our Kid Coders week and also our Hardware Friday post comes from no better place to encourage our Maker Kids than... Make:!Finding Starter Projects for New Makers (Part 1: Make & friends)Every fall we get a new crop of schools and teachers coming to us looking for ways to get started with making. We’re developing more awesome Maker Media-made resources for you. In the meantime, over the next several posts we’re going to share the resources our colleagues in the classroom use to get students started making.To give credit where this is due, we gleaned the links in…
  • Edge Show 119 - New Management Pack for Virtual Machine Manager with System Center Operations Manager | Edge

    Symon Perriman, Simon May
    18 Sep 2014 | 6:22 pm
    In this episode Symon interviews Charlie Satterfield, a Senior Program Manager on the System Center Operations Manager team, to discuss the new Management Pack (MP) for System Center Virtual Machine Manager. This MP shows centralized and more detailed information about the virtualization infrastructure which is managed by SCVMM.  This includes the Hyper-V hosts, clusters and virtual machines running on them, as well as the relationships between these objects. Get the Management Pack here: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=43707The interview with…
  • Answers to Frequently Asked Questions and Advanced Ninja Tips for Office 365 Users - Part 2 | The Garage Series for Office 365

    Jeremy Chapman
    18 Sep 2014 | 2:01 pm
    This week's show is part two in a series answering your frequently asked questions about Office. Jeremy is joined again by Tal Kryzpow to answer questions about why the screen flickers when presenting PowerPoint plus how to use advanced Excel features and more.Stay up to date with the latest shows at www.microsoft.com/garageDownload the Windows Phone app or the Windows 8 appFollow @OfficeGarage on twitter 
 
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    Computing Tech

  • Using Pareto’s Law

    3 Sep 2014 | 10:28 am
    Working effectively means deciding the relative priorities of different tasks. Obvious perhaps, and of course you may say some things are clearly more important than others. But it is very easy to underestimate just how much this concept influences what you need to do, indeed just how much it influences your inherent effectiveness.Many years ago, the Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto recognized the truism that carries his name and that is now more commonly called the 80/20 rule. It links cause and effect in a ratio and, although this is not represented absolutely accurately in real life, an…
  • Agile Promise

    1 Mar 2014 | 11:29 am
    The principles behind the Agile Manifesto documents well the initial promise the agile proponents were giving.- Our highest priority is to satisfy the customer through early and continuous delivery of valuable software.- Welcome changing requirements, even late in development. Agile processes harness change for the customer's competitive advantage.- Deliver working software frequently, from a couple of weeks to a couple of months, with a preference to the shorter timescale.- Business people and developers must work together daily throughout the project.- Build projects around motivated…
  • TOP TEN LEADERSHIP TECHNIQUES FOR BUILDING HIGH-PERFORMING TEAMS

    3 Nov 2012 | 9:57 am
    Building High-Performing Teams1. Define a very clear picture of the future - a vision for the team. This is crucial, because teams search desperately for specific targets. Consider the old expression: "If you don't know where you are going, any road will get you there." Journeys without a clear destination leave groups feeling flat and lost. Keeping teams informed on where they're headed and how best to get there means leaders must be prepared to acknowledge and adapt to changes in operational conditions and even objectives. Leaders cannot sit back and watch, but instead must create and…
  • Using Windows Internet Name Service

    27 Oct 2012 | 7:58 am
    WINS is a service that resolves computer names to IP addresses. Using WINS, the computer name COMPUTER84, for example, can be resolved to an IP address that enables computers on a Microsoft network to find one another and transfer information. WINS is needed to support pre–Windows 2000 systems and older applications that use NetBIOS over TCP/IP, such as the .NET command-line utilities. If you don’t have pre–Windows 2000 systems or applications on the network, you don’t need to use WINS.WINS works best in client/server environments in which WINS clients send single-label (host) name…
  • Windows Server 2012 - Using Domain Name System

    23 Oct 2012 | 7:48 am
    DNS is a name-resolution service that resolves computer names to IP addresses. Using DNS, the fully qualified host name computer84.cpandl.com, for example, can be resolved to an IP address, which allows it and other computers to find one another. DNS operates over the TCP/IP protocol stack and can be integrated with WINS, Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), and Active Directory Domain Services.DNS organizes groups of computers into domains. These domains are organized into a hierarchical structure, which can be defined on an Internet-wide basis for public networks or on an…
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    Softpedia News > Microsoft

  • Microsoft Makes Fun of Apple After iCloud Celebrity Photo Leak

    Softpedia News (Bogdan Popa)
    20 Sep 2014 | 3:22 am
    Microsoft and Apple are competing in several industry sectors right now, including the cloud-based storage business, so it should come as no surprise that these two companies are poking fun at each other on a regular basis whenever they have this occasion. Redmond thus used the recent iCloud celebrity photo leak saga to promote its very own OneDrive storage service, pointing out that this is a much better service for Apple users not only because it’s more secure, but also thanks to more free ... (read more)
  • Windows 9 High-Resolution Support Details Leaked

    Softpedia News (Bogdan Popa)
    20 Sep 2014 | 3:20 am
    Windows 9 is clearly an exciting product for both users and Microsoft, but even though there are quite a lot of details available right now online, the company has remained completely tight-lipped on this particular project. Sources familiar with the matter and those who have already received the testing builds, however, have provided us with lots of details about this new operating system, revealing that in addition to new features, Windows 9 is also going to support high-resolution displays... (read more)
  • Microsoft OneDrive Now Offering 30 GB of Free Storage with a Catch

    Softpedia News (Bogdan Popa)
    20 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Microsoft’s cloud-based storage service OneDrive comes by default with 15 GB of free storage space, after being upgraded from 7 GB, but Redmond has decided to give users the possibility of increasing the capacity available at no cost with a very handy option. Starting today, consumers who configure their phones to automatically upload camera photos to OneDrive receive 15 GB of additional storage space, thus boosting the free capacity to 30 GB. OneDrive has become a vital product for Microsof... (read more)
  • Microsoft to Release Windows 9 Beta in Early October – Report

    Softpedia News (Bogdan Popa)
    20 Sep 2014 | 2:57 am
    Microsoft will hold a new press event on September 30 to discuss the new features coming in Windows, but according to a new report, the beta version of Windows 9 won’t be released during the same day. Redmond has already started sending out invites for this press event, and people close to the matter initially said that Microsoft could use this conference not only to present the new Windows 9 beta in action, but also to start shipping it to users who want to give it a shot. Now a report by W... (read more)
  • Windows 9 Preview: Leaked, but Still No Leaks

    Softpedia News (Bogdan Popa)
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:31 am
    Windows 9 Preview is almost here, and there’s no doubt that Microsoft’s upcoming operating system is one of the most anticipated products ever released by the company. The number one reason for this is as simple as it could be: Microsoft promised to fix many of the annoyances in Windows 8 with the help of its upcoming operating system, so people expect Windows 9 to be revised from the ground up with features that they requested. What’s more interesting, however, is the fact that even though ... (read more)
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    The Digital Lifestyle.com

  • CloudMuzik, the 3rd party Google Music app for Windows Phone updated

    Ian Dixon
    19 Sep 2014 | 9:33 am
    I moved from Android to Windows Phone and one of the services I missed the most was Google Play Music. Google don’t make a Music app for Windows Phone (or any apps for that matter) but there are 3rd party apps that fill the gap. CloudMuzik is a Google Play Music app for Windows Phone and it’s just been updated. While they are still developing version 2 of the app which has a new UI (which is overdue) they have a minor update to the 1.5 release. The update fixes crashing issues when caching songs for offline playback and fixes minor issues with playback. The app is a good solution…
  • New version of My Movies for the iPhone and iPad on the way

    Ian Dixon
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:54 am
    The My Movies team have a new version of the iOS version of the My Movies app in the works and on their Facebook page they have outlined some of the changes to the app. The app is going to be a new application and not an update to the current version so that means you will be buying a new app but to mitigate that the app will come with a lower price introduction price. The app will have a new look user interface that will look more like iOS 7 and iOS 8 and there will be a new Movie and TV Series profile in the app just like the Windows version of My Movies. You will be also be able to track…
  • Amazon Kindle for Windows Phone update

    Ian Dixon
    19 Sep 2014 | 1:29 am
    Amazon have issued a minor update to the Windows Phone version of the Kindle app. Version 2.0.0.7 of the app fixed loading screen issues where the app would stick on the lock screen, it also fixes problems with the app crashing on startup. You can find the app in the Windows Phone Store.   Version 2.0.0.7 - Fixed: stuck on loading screen - Fixed: crash on app start
  • The Digital Lifestyle Show #467 – Mining for Info

    Ian Dixon
    18 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    This week Garry and Jason host the show and they talk Microsoft buying the Minecraft developers, AllPlay as an open alternative to Sonos, Core M processor from Intel and what new form factors are we going to see. Wireless charging, Windows 8.1 on small devices, Windows 9 and lots more. I also want to thank Vidabox for their support of the show, Vidabox will be helping us bring together some interesting new videos showing media servers integrated into our digital lifestyle. Vidabox have a great range of media server, media players, iPad mounts and HTPC accessories. I really appreciate their…
  • Xbox Music for Windows Phone 8.1 updated, fixes music syncing bug

    Ian Dixon
    18 Sep 2014 | 2:31 am
    Microsoft continue to incrementally improve the Xbox Music app for Windows Phone and they are up to the tenth update now. Version 2.6.288 focuses on improving the app quality including a bug fix that caused the app to crash during music playback during syncing. There are no new features in the update but it’s good to see the bug fixed. You should find the updated app in the Windows Phone Store. Details from Microsoft: The tenth update for the Windows Phone 8.1 Music App is now available in the store! This release we focused on improving quality — Among other important bug fixes,…
 
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    Computer Techno

  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Editions

    Computer Techno
    6 Sep 2014 | 8:18 pm
    When Windows Server 2012 was released, you had the choice between Standard and Datacenter editions in both the Server Core and GUI versions. With the release of Windows Server 2012 R2, you have two more editions to choose from: Foundation and Essentials. Not only does each version have different features, but the price for each license reflects each version's features. Let's discuss the differences among all the editions.Standard EditionThis is the enterprise-class cloud server and is the flagship OS. This chapter will cover in detail the changes affecting the Standard edition, because this…
  • Internet Wiretapping and Carnivore

    Computer Techno
    3 Sep 2014 | 10:51 am
    In the absence of encryption export controls and key-escrow systems, there are widespread fears that the U.S. government will turn to extraordinary surveillance measures in order to obtain information about criminal suspects. This brings us to the issue of Internet wiretaps and the deployment of other surveillance techniques by law-enforcement officials. To what extent should the Internet infrastructure allow or support these electronic surveillance architectures? Are these architectures susceptible to any unacceptable risks? How can we balance privacy rights with the need to monitor some…
  • Private Cloud Great Abstraction Layer

    Computer Techno
    13 Mar 2014 | 7:54 am
    In the early days of the computer, having once assembled systems by hand, people spent endless days debugging problems and trying to reproduce intermittent errors to produce a stable environment to work with.Fast-forward 30 years. People still assemble systems by hand, and they still spend endless hours debugging complex problems.So, does that mean that nothing has changed? No, the fundamental drive of human endeavor to do more still persists, but look what you can do with even the most basic computer in 2013 compared to the 1980s.In the '80s, your sole interface to the computing power of…
  • Berkeley Motes

    Computer Techno
    19 Aug 2012 | 8:40 am
    The Berkeley motes are a family of embedded sensor nodes sharing roughly the same architecture.Let us take the MICA mote as an example. The MICA motes have a two-CPU design. The main microcontroller (MCU), an Atmel ATmega103L, takes care of regular processing. A separate and much less capable coprocessor is only active when the MCU is being reprogrammed. The ATmega103L MCU has integrated 512 KB flash memory and 4 KB of data memory. Given these small memory sizes, writing software for motes is challenging. Ideally, programmers should be relieved from optimizing code at assembly level to keep…
  • Sensor Node Hardware

    Computer Techno
    15 Aug 2012 | 8:26 am
    Sensor node hardware can be grouped into three categories, each of which entails a differentset of trade-offs in the design choices.● Augmented general-purpose computers: Examples include low-power PCs, embedded PCs (e.g., PC104), custom-designed PCs (e.g., Sensoria WINS NG nodes), 1 and various personal digital assistants (PDAs). These nodes typically run off-the-shelf (OTS) operating systems such as Win CE, Linux, or real-time operating systems and use standard wireless communication protocols such as Bluetooth or IEEE 802.11. Because of their relatively higher processing capability, they…
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    Petri IT Knowledgebase

  • Importing, Exporting, and Cloning VMware vApps

    Melissa Palmer
    19 Sep 2014 | 3:42 pm
    Learn about importing, exporting, and cloning VMware vApps in this step-by-step tutorial by Petri Contributor (and VMware vExpert) Melissa Palmer. The post Importing, Exporting, and Cloning VMware vApps appeared first on Petri.
  • PowerShell ISE Keyboard Shortcuts

    Jeff Hicks
    19 Sep 2014 | 11:47 am
    One of the best ways to be more efficient is to keep both hands on the keyboard. Jeffery Hicks shows you how with these handy PowerShell ISE keyboard shortcuts. The post PowerShell ISE Keyboard Shortcuts appeared first on Petri.
  • How to Forget or Delete a Windows 8.1 Wi-Fi Network Profile

    Daniel Petri
    18 Sep 2014 | 4:16 pm
    How many steps does it take to forget or delete a Wi-Fi network profile in Windows 8.1? This short tutorial article by Daniel Petri reveals the answer. The post How to Forget or Delete a Windows 8.1 Wi-Fi Network Profile appeared first on Petri.
  • Clustered Hyper-V Virtual Machine Prioritization

    Aidan Finn
    18 Sep 2014 | 10:52 am
    Aidan Finn shows how to leverage Windows Server Failover Clustering priority to manipulate and order failover of highly available Hyper-V virtual machines. The post Clustered Hyper-V Virtual Machine Prioritization appeared first on Petri.
  • Display Last Logged On Information for Windows 8.1

    Daniel Petri
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:48 pm
    Learn how to display last logged on information for Windows 8 and 8.1 in this quick how-to article by Petri IT Knowledgebase founder Daniel Petri. The post Display Last Logged On Information for Windows 8.1 appeared first on Petri.
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    My Technology Guide: Windows, OS X, Linux, iOS, Android and more

  • Everything You Need To Know About iOS 8: How to Install iOS 8 on iPhone, iPad, iPod?

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

    SK Mezanul Haque
    15 Sep 2014 | 4:06 am
    Web browsers are the window to the open world of Internet. It doesn’t matter which operating system you are using, web browser is your most used application. Today’s cloud centric approach towards everything makes browsers a necessary. That’s one reason cyber-criminals loves your browser so much. They try to manipulate browser settings in many ways. Sometimes, it’s a pesky toolbar that doesn’t go away easily. Sometimes they change browser settings, your browser home page or tabs that redirects you to a malicious website of their choice. Almost all popular web…
  • 5 Million Google Accounts Reported Compromised, Was Your Account In The List? Here’s How To Tell, Protect Yourself

    SK Mezanul Haque
    10 Sep 2014 | 2:06 pm
    Nearly, 5 million Gmail accounts is reported compromised. Was your Gmail account (aka Google Account) in the list? Was your account hacked? Here’s how to find out if your Gmail account is safe. Also, what steps you should take to protect your account. Earlier, on Wednesday, a report published on a Russian news website. The report claimed that around 5 million (exactly 4929090) Gmail accounts were compromised. The data of all Gmail usernames and passwords were published to a Russian Bitcoin forum. The poster, tvskit, claimed that 60% of the accounts are valid and the passwords are…
  • Windows 8.1 Update 2 (aka August Update) Available for Download Again

    SK Mezanul Haque
    5 Sep 2014 | 4:59 am
    Microsoft recently removed August Update (aka Windows 8.1 Update 2) files because of multiple issues that occurred after users installed them. Users went to Microsoft Community forum complaining various issues. Issues including Black Screen of Boot error, BSOD, font rendering issues, etc. Initially Microsoft had very little to offer users a solution to fix the issues. Microsoft has now released Windows 8.1 August Update again to all Windows 8.1 Update 1 users. Now that Microsoft has re-released the update its obvious that the company have fixed the issues. Windows 8.1 August Update download…
  • Update Google Chrome: Latest Google Chrome 37 Download Links

    SK Mezanul Haque
    1 Sep 2014 | 11:30 pm
    Google Chrome Team has released Google Chrome 37 to the Stable channel of Google Chrome. The latest Chrome update is a minor update bumping up the version number to 37.0.2062.103 is now available for Windows. Chrome web browser should pick the update and install it automatically. Bookmark this page for latest Google Chrome web browser updates. This update addresses some user feedback related to how Chrome renders text when display scaling is set to 125% or lower. If you found a bug or face an issue while using Chrome browser, you can report them at crbug.com. How To Manually Update…
 
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    AddictiveTips » Windows

  • Nugget Is A Command Line Download Utility With Virus Total Scan [Windows]

    Fatima Wahab
    8 Sep 2014 | 10:38 am
    Wary is how you would best describe me when it comes to installing unknown apps for Windows. Even the safest looking developers sometimes end up adding something extra in the EXE file so I make sure I scan these installers and executables using Virus Total and it has saved me plenty of pain and suffering. If you prefer downloading apps from the command line instead of through your browser and its download manager, or any download manager for that matter, consider giving Nugget a try. In addition to a being a command line download utility, it also scans the file using Virus Total so you…
  • Master Password: Off-Line Password Generator & Vault For Desktop & Mobile

    Adi Abdurab
    6 Sep 2014 | 10:02 am
    In light of recent security leak scandals, people are beefing up security on their personal accounts to paranoid levels. Security is always at a premium and to serve that end there are numerous solutions available. Solutions that secure images, individual folders, apps (android and iOS) and even bookmarks. The irony of security is that security providers seem to want more of your personal information to improve security. In order to really secure certain online services, you can add anything from fingerprint verification to phone confirmation, implying that in case of a security…
  • New Features In Firefox 32 For Desktop & Android

    Fatima Wahab
    3 Sep 2014 | 10:39 am
    Firefox 32 for Windows, Mac, and Linux is out and with it comes a new version for Android as well. Both versions come with new features for end users and developers. One major change for end users using the desktop version is a new context menu that does away with the text based options and adds buttons for going back, forward, refreshing, and bookmarking a page. There have been the usual bug fixes and new CSS properties have been implemented. Android users once again get some UI changes. The new launch page has received a facelift and quick controls for clearing your browsing history have…
  • 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…
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  • Change Print Screen folder location in Windows 8 / 7

    20 Sep 2014 | 7:32 am
    Windows 8, by default, saves screenshots to the Pictures folder. But if you wish, you can change the default save folder location for captured Print Screen image files to any other location, by... For more visit TheWindowsClub.com.
  • ShutdownGuard: Prevent Windows from Shutting Down automatically or accidentally

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    If you are a Windows user, you might surely have faced the annoying issue of automatic shutdowns or accidental shutdowns of the system. The situation becomes even more irritating when you have some... For more visit TheWindowsClub.com.
  • Microsoft to close its Research lab, Trustworthy Computing Group, etc.

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  • Process Closer: Drag and Drop a program, to close it in Windows

    19 Sep 2014 | 7:39 am
    Process Closer is, in a sense, a single-feature, advanced version of Windows Task Manager, as it allows users to end processes instantly by just using ‘drag and drop’ method. This tool... For more visit TheWindowsClub.com.
  • Microsoft Office 365 gets a new Home Page

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  • Make a unique Facebook profile with your windows phone with this excellent app

    Kamaldeep Singh
    7 Sep 2014 | 11:39 am
    The post Make a unique Facebook profile with your windows phone with this excellent app appeared first on Windowsphonereview, a site about Windows Phone reviews. Meet Cover, a brand new application for your Windows Phone 8 smartphone that lets you make Facebook cover photos right from your smartphone. The application has two modes: collage and transparent. * Collage mode makes a photo collage for your cover image. Select a template, pick your images and save to Facebook. It’s that easy. […]
  • Impossible Run 2D comes to Windows Phone

    Priya
    7 Sep 2014 | 11:26 am
    The post Impossible Run 2D comes to Windows Phone appeared first on Windowsphonereview, a site about Windows Phone reviews. Impossible Run 2D is one of the fastest rising games on the Windows Phone store. We installed the game on our Lumia 1320 and have been glued to the game ever since. The Impossible Run 2D runs beautifully on our Windows Phone. It loads quickly and runs like a charm on it. The background music […]
  • Memolocation for windows phone reminds you location of interest

    Priya
    1 Aug 2014 | 11:29 am
    The post Memolocation for windows phone reminds you location of interest appeared first on Windowsphonereview, a site about Windows Phone reviews. Memolocation is a unique application for windows phone that reminds you every time you are near one of your location of interest. So how does it works? The application will show map to the end user and he can save a memo on the desired location. Every time a user is near one of the […]
  • OverVolt Review, an excellent racing game for windows phone

    Priya
    1 Aug 2014 | 10:26 am
    The post OverVolt Review, an excellent racing game for windows phone appeared first on Windowsphonereview, a site about Windows Phone reviews. If you love racing games we highly recommend checking out OverVolt where you control small slot cars. You can go as fast as you can but if you are too fast around the corners and turns, your car will spin off the tracks. The gameplay is very simple. You control the accelerator by pressing and […]
  • Meet Databot, the Virtual Talking Robot for Windows Phone

    Priya
    1 Aug 2014 | 10:04 am
    The post Meet Databot, the Virtual Talking Robot for Windows Phone appeared first on Windowsphonereview, a site about Windows Phone reviews. Databot is a very unique application for windows phone. It is a one of its kind talking robot that answers with its voice to requests made by user in the topic of their choice. Apps and services integrated to modules in its memories give back at users images, research services and multimedia presentations. For instance, […]
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  • How to Customize Your Advanced Network Sharing Settings in Windows 8.1

    Maria Madalina Blaga
    19 Sep 2014 | 3:15 am
    Windows 8 and 8.1 have a new way of organizing and displaying the available network sharing settings. Some are easy to figure out, some are not and there is also one setting that's not documented anywhere by Microsoft. In this article we will take an in-depth look at all the network sharing settings that are available in Windows 8 and 8.1 and explain them one by one. Let's get started:
  • How to Manage Your Favorites in Internet Explorer for the Desktop

    Ilie-Alexandru Munteanu
    19 Sep 2014 | 2:10 am
    If you’re connected to the Internet there are probably a number of websites that you visit regularly and you want to be able to access them quickly. This is the reason why web browsers have bookmarks: to store your favorite websites in a list and access them quickly whenever you need to visit them. In Internet Explorer, bookmarks are called Favorites and learning how to manage them can be a bit tricky. In this article we will share how to access your favorites, add new ones and how to organize them in the desktop version of Internet Explorer 11.
  • 9 Reasons Why The OneDrive Website Is Awesome

    Mihai-Emilian Blaga
    18 Sep 2014 | 2:32 am
    One of the best features of OneDrive is that you can download and install it on any sort of device you might have. There are applications for computers with all kinds of operating systems, apps for mobile devices and even an app that is built into Windows 8.1. But, did you know that, in order to experience all of the best features that OneDrive has to offer, you don't really need to install anything? The web interface is a great way to experience OneDrive and in this article we will share the reasons why this is the case.
  • How to Restore the Windows Firewall to its Default Settings

    Maria Madalina Blaga
    18 Sep 2014 | 1:55 am
    After using the Windows Firewall for a long time, it might stop working as it should. Especially if you have fiddled with its more advanced settings and you did not really know what you were doing. As you can imagine, turning it off and on again won't work even though that may fix some simple computer problems. One thing that will work though is to restore the Windows Firewall to its default settings and start configuring it again from scratch. Here's how this reset is done:
  • Reviewing the Toshiba Encore 2 with Windows 8.1 - Is It a Good Tablet?

    Vlad Falon
    17 Sep 2014 | 4:56 am
    Toshiba has announced a new generation of devices with Windows 8.1 and some of them are pretty exciting, at least in terms of design and specifications. The first device that was launched is the new Toshiba Encore 2. This tablet looks great and it is available in two versions: a 10" tablet and an 8" one. Luckily we got our hands on the 10" version and we were able to use it and test it for 10 days. Read this review to learn more about this device and what it has to offer.
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  • Wrapping lines in Sublime Text

    Vasu
    5 Sep 2014 | 11:18 am
    I’m a big fan of Sublime Text 2 and it has become my default editor for all things web design. However, there was something about the default behavior of this app that really bugged me. Whenever I would browse a document I would always get frustrated by the way the application would horizontally scroll whenever a document had really long lines of code (like lengthy CSS declarations). I knew there had to be a way to force the code to wrap to a new line and disable this behavior. Well, after a long Google search, I found the answer, and thought I’d share with you how to enable Sublime Text…
  • Styling table cells in a particular column using CSS

    Vasu
    27 Nov 2013 | 1:01 am
    While cleaning up and refactoring my code, i used the following CSS hack. This one made my code look more beautiful and readable,  To apply CSS style to every table cell (td) in a particular column, without applying the class/style attribute to every table cell in that column, and without JavaScript, we can use pseudo classes and /or sibling selectors:  For the first and last columns you can use the :first-child and :last-child pseudo class: td:FIRST-CHILD { /* Properties for first cell of every row */ } td:LAST-CHILD { /* Properties for last cell of every row */ } You can also To…
  • MVP Summit Nov 2013 Recap

    Vasu
    25 Nov 2013 | 2:07 am
    Last week had been a roller coaster ride for me. Within span of seven days, i had one of the best experiences of my life more than once. And one of them was Microsoft MVP Summit 2013 – Part II . MVP Summits are the best part of the Microsoft MVP Program. Being in US, i was lucky, i could make easy travel plans to attend the MVP Global Summit twice this year within short gap of 10 months. The summit was a great event and place to meet fellow MVPs, engage product groups and with regards to the contents presented or discussed (which for obvious reasons I can’t disclose as they are under…
  • Web development and debugging tools

    Vasu
    19 Nov 2013 | 2:09 pm
    MVP Summit at Microsoft was an event with loads of information. Within the short span of three days, i learnt about several new tools that can make life of a developer easier. These tools can be used for development, debugging, testing and more processes. Here are some of the tools which i came across and learnt and found useful for a developer . 1. Fiddler : A free web debugging proxy for any browser, system or platform http://fiddler2.com/ 2. JSHint : A tool that helps to detect errors and potential problems in your JavaScript code.  http://www.jshint.com/ 3. JSComplexity : Software…
  • Upcoming changes in ECMAScript 6

    Vasu
    19 Nov 2013 | 12:01 pm
    ECMAScript is a standard that scripting languages like JavaScript and ActionScript are based on. ECMAScript is owned by ECMA International which owns other number of standards like ECMAScript intern and JSON too.  At one of the sessions today during MVP Summit,  the speaker discussed about ECMAScript 6 and changes in programming constructs being added to it. ECMA 6 allows the following constructs: Let and Const let is the new var const is read only let let/const can replace var Semantics Block scoped No use before declaration Const cant be reassigned Let Statement const Statement New…
 
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  • Xbox chief promises to bring 'Minecraft' to Windows Phone

    Tom Warren
    20 Sep 2014 | 3:31 am
    With a simple "yes," Microsoft's Xbox chief, Phil Spencer, has confirmed that Minecraft will be heading to Windows Phone. It's not a surprising move given Microsoft's recent acquisition of the popular title, but the software maker didn't promise to bring Minecraft to Windows Phone in its original announcement. Spencer's confirmation means Microsoft will likely be working on porting the game across once the deal is finalized, and it may even arrive for Surface RT and Windows RT users. Microsoft's new universal apps appear to be the most logical way to bring Minecraft to Windows Phone and the…
  • Microsoft plays on iOS 8 issues by doubling free OneDrive space to 30GB

    Tom Warren
    20 Sep 2014 | 3:03 am
    Apple released its iOS 8 update earlier this week, but a number of iPhone and iPad owners ran into problems with the amount of free storage required to install the latest operating system. Microsoft is taking advantage of these issues by doubling its free OneDrive storage to 30GB today. "We’ve been listening to the commentary about storage on the new iPhones released today and we wanted to get you more storage right away," explains OneDrive program manager Douglas Pearce. "We think you’ll appreciate having more free storage while setting up your iPhone 6 or upgrading to iOS 8." Continue…
  • Microsoft plants its flag at nokia.com

    Tom Warren
    19 Sep 2014 | 4:36 am
    Microsoft is moving its Lumia phones to a new home. The software maker is planning to kill off the Nokia and Windows Phone brands this holiday season, and it has now started to move Nokia.com to Microsoft.com in preparation. A new Microsoft Mobile Devices site is launching today, alongside tweaks to Nokia.com that push readers towards Microsoft’s own site. Microsoft appears to be moving each country variant of Nokia.com in stages, but the UK version has moved today. It’s the latest in a series of changes that will see Microsoft eventually let go of the Nokia brand altogether, a move that…
  • PCs get access to iCloud Drive before Macs

    Tom Warren
    19 Sep 2014 | 3:35 am
    Apple has started rolling out its improved iCloud Drive feature with iOS 8 this week, providing a Dropbox-like file system for storing documents in the cloud. While Mac users will need to wait for OS X Yosemite to take advantage of iCloud Drive, Apple is letting Windows PC users upgrade early. An updated version of iCloud for Windows includes iCloud Drive support, enabling a folder within the Favorites section of the Windows File Explorer. It’s very similar to Dropbox and OneDrive, allowing iCloud users to view and edit data directly from the cloud storage service. If you’re a Windows…
  • This Tycho music video was made with a Kinect and a modified RED Epic

    Sean O'Kane
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:38 am
    Over the years, Scott Hansen has oscillated between his design work (under the moniker ISO50) and budding music career (performing as Tycho). But as any aspiring digital renaissance man would, he's been looking to expand beyond those disciplines, and he told us in our interview with him in February that he already had the next step in mind: The big thing on the horizon for me is video. I feel like it's the closest thing to a perfect mix between music and design, because it has the motion and it has the dynamics of music, while at the same time having the aesthetic components of design. It's a…
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  • OneDrive Storage Space Doubled for Users

    Chris
    20 Sep 2014 | 1:28 pm
    A few months ago the SkyDrive service by Microsoft was updated to OneDrive. Since then, there have been numerous updates and improvements of the platform. The updates of different apps and the additional functions to some of them require more ... Read More The post OneDrive Storage Space Doubled for Users appeared first on Windows Phone Area.
  • New language capabilities for Cortana

    Diyan
    20 Sep 2014 | 11:01 am
    Cortana now finds the meaning and definitions of words in English According to previous reports, Microsoft has started to update Cortana assistant at a rapid pace, at least twice a month. These rapid tweaks and improvements are possible thanks to ... Read More The post New language capabilities for Cortana appeared first on Windows Phone Area.
  • New Lumia firmware enables Static IP addresses for some models

    Michael
    20 Sep 2014 | 12:02 am
    Static IP addresses could be a handy new functionality for many power-users and enterprises, as this feature has been enabled for some Nokia phones through a new Lumia firmware version 1425.00003. Lumia 525, 625, and 925 models in India on ... Read More The post New Lumia firmware enables Static IP addresses for some models appeared first on Windows Phone Area.
  • Two new Windows phones you won’t buy

    Diyan
    19 Sep 2014 | 12:41 am
    Today, we can add two new companies to the list with the OEMs that are now part of the Windows family. Fly is a Russian-based company selling its devices in Eastern Europe and Asia. Celkon is based in India and ... Read More The post Two new Windows phones you won’t buy appeared first on Windows Phone Area.
  • Rapid updates for Windows 9

    Diyan
    18 Sep 2014 | 11:54 pm
    Microsoft is speeding up the update releases for next Windows versions Microsoft is about to fundamentally change its update system for the next version of Windows in a way similar to the current Windows Phone’s approach. That means all consumers ... Read More The post Rapid updates for Windows 9 appeared first on Windows Phone Area.
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  • [Tech Deals] NETGEAR N750 Router, Dell XPS Touchscreen Ultrabook, Logitech Wireless Keyboard

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

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

    Ammar Malik
    10 Sep 2014 | 2:28 am
    The iPhone event is by far one of the biggest smartphone events of the year. Months before the announcement, anticipation starts to build and expectations begin to take shape. This year was no different in terms of expectations and anticipations, but it was fairly distinct when it came to product announcements. Not one, but two ... Source: 10 Things You Need To Know About Apple 2014 Event via Tech Attend.
  • How Lock Keys Work? This Animated GIF Explains It Pretty Nicely!

    Waqas Ahmed
    9 Sep 2014 | 5:08 am
    Almost all of us carry a few keys in our pocket. Your key chain might have several keys; one for your house, another one for the car or a bike and a few for the locker. But have you ever wondered how those lock keys worked? Do you want to know what’s inside the lock that freezes ... Source: How Lock Keys Work? This Animated GIF Explains It Pretty Nicely! via Tech Attend.
  • 5 Best Alternatives To Windows Live Messenger

    Ammar Malik
    5 Sep 2014 | 3:04 am
    There was a time when Windows Live Messenger (formerly MSN Messenger) used to be the Facebook of internet when it comes to chatting. Windows Live Messenger made its debut way back in 1999 (15 years ago). And in this lifespan, it has gone through several rebranding attempts and has seen tons of feature updates. However, ... Source: 5 Best Alternatives To Windows Live Messenger via Tech Attend.
 
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  • Basics in Exchange Server 2013: An 11-part video series

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

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

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

    Gareth Gudger
    3 Jul 2014 | 4:30 am
    That seems a little counter productive doesn’t it? Isn’t the whole point of a Mail Contact to put an external address in your Global Address List? Well, yes and no. There are certain situations where you may not want an external contact to be generally available to your user base. Take this scenario for example. You are the sole IT person at your company. You contract an external company to perform network monitoring 24×7. Your devices email out alerts to a distribution list. This distribution list contains two people. Yourself and the mail contact for the monitoring…
  • Add External Email Address to a Distribution List

    Gareth Gudger
    1 Jul 2014 | 4:30 am
    So why would you do this? You may need to send an email to a group of internal and external recipients on a regular basis. Take this scenario for example. You are the IT person for a small company. The company has a number of silent partners. They are not involved in the daily operations of the company. But they do need regular notifications on the company financials. As a result, they do not have an email address with the company. Instead they wish to receive all communication to an external address. That of their investment firm. You already have a distribution list for your active…
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  • Windows Audio can’t be started. Error 0x800706cc

    Yuri Pustjens
    19 Sep 2014 | 2:51 pm
    Windows Audio can’t be started. Error 0x800706cc I’ve seen an incremental number of people reporting this error on multiple Windows forums, including Microsoft Answers. The problem has been identified by being caused by AVG 2014. I personally did not yet have the chance to confirm this. This solution is for a new problem occured after september 1st 2014. If you had this problem before then please do not continue Resolving this issue 1. Start AVG 2. Click on Options 3. Click on Virus Vault Virus Vault   4. Locate files located in the Windows directories and restore them from…
  • Learning: Killing processes with Powershell

    Yuri Pustjens
    18 Sep 2014 | 3:33 pm
    Learning: Killing processes with Powershell In a previous article made by Pepijn van Gastel we’ve explained how you kill processes with Command Prompt, but how about doing it with Powershell. Powershell is the new CMD in many people their eyes, I’m not yet sure If I agree. Unless otherwise stated in the article, all steps use Powershell as Administrator. In this learning post we use the Calculator of Windows as example. The process name for this is calc.exe The commands There are multiple methods of killing a process through Powershell, it can be done by using its name, or…
  • Windows to OS X Yosemite Skin Pack

    Pepijn van Gastel
    18 Sep 2014 | 6:32 am
    WARNING: The installation of this skinpack contains several bloatware and PUPs (Potentially unwanted programs). These include but are not limited to YouTube Accelerator, ShopperPro, Apps Hat, FilesFrog Updates. Make sure you decline the terms of use durning the installation to avoid installing these on your system! Let’s say that for whatever reason you don’t like to look of your Windows installation anymore, now what can you do. You could for instance give your Windows a overhauwl. And what is more fun then to make it look like the biggest concurrent of Microsoft, Apple. Thanks…
  • Learning: Format External Drive or run Check Disk using CMD

    Pepijn van Gastel
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:27 am
    In this learning path I will go into all the options the Command Prompt has to offer. I know it looks like DOS has returned to life but it has a lot of great options and can be incredibly powerful when used correctly. In this part I will learn you how to check your drive for error’s (and fix them) and we will also loot at the format options the Command Prompt has to offer. Learning: Format External Drive or run Check Disk using the Command Prompt There are times when for whatever reason your computer isn’t able to connect to your external drive. There are two ways to fix this,…
  • Learning: Using CMD to Kill a Process

    Pepijn van Gastel
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:31 am
    In this learning path I will go into all of the options the Command Prompt in Windows has to offer. I know it looks like DOS has returned to life but it has a lot of great options and can be incredibly powerful when used correctly. In this part I will go into the option you have to kill a process. Great for when your Task Manager gets stuck or unresponsive thanks to bad scripting by the developer.  Be aware that this method can kill system related process that would render your system unusable till restart or automatically force your system to shut down. Please be very sure which processes…
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  • Nineshark – Unofficial Grooveshark App for Windows Phone

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

    Kazi Mahbub
    15 Sep 2014 | 10:05 am
    There aren’t many side-scrolling ‘action’ games these days. I used to play Prince of Persia on a dumb Siemens phone as a kid, and it was awesome. Dark Lands is here to bring some of that flavor back, with the necessary improvements and adjustments to play on a smartphone of course. Dark Lands is an endless runner, with the much-needed twist to make it lucrative. The twist here is: you have to fight through monsters, avoid traps, face boss-battles (most of which you will surely lose for quite a while) and do all this with a limited life-bar. The game allows you to upgrade your character…
  • Picnic Rumble – A Unique Side-scroller for Windows Phone 8

    Kazi Mahbub
    8 Sep 2014 | 9:45 am
    If I have to describe Picnic Rumble in one sentence, I’ll pitch it as: “An addictive color-matching game presented as a side-scroller”. That, however, would be a gross understatement. Picnic Rumble has very simple mechanics. It is a 2D side-scroller built on the Unity Engine, something Treemen Games (the developers) seems to specialize at. You have four characters with four distinct colors: Green, Cyan, Yellow, and Magenta (might be Red, I’m poor at describing the color-chart) who are moving in a queue. There is an oncoming traffic of monsters, also varying in hue. You have to make…
  • 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…
 
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