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  • Microsoft extends Windows 8.1 Update migration deadline for business

    Computerworld Windows News
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:32 am
    Microsoft on Wednesday extended the Windows 8.1 Update migration deadline for businesses by three months, but again told consumers they had less than four weeks to make the move before the company shuts off their patch faucet.
  • A Second Look: Samsung Galaxy S5

    Paul Thurrott's SuperSite for Windows
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:21 pm
    Not as bad as I'd feared; quite good, in fact I'd like to provide an interim update on the Samsung Galaxy 5, something that sits between my first impressions article and my eventual review. The reason for this fairly unprecedented event is simple enough: Despite my initial middling response, this is in fact a very nice smart phone. read more
  • Windows 8.1 Update: 8 Tips To Avoid Headaches

    InformationWeek:
    Michael Endler
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:36 am
    Windows 8.1 Update offers the best blend of legacy and Modern apps yet -- but only if your device is properly configured.
  • Windows Weekly 358: Enjoy Good Entertainment

    Paul Thurrott's SuperSite for Windows
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:53 am
    The one where we express our love for Windows Phone 8.1 In the latest episode of Windows Weekly, Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley and I discuss the developer preview release of Windows Phone 8.1, Mary Jo's interview with Terry Myerson, a possible end to the Scroogled ad campaign, more Office news, Satya Nadella and Big Data, and a new Xbox One system update. read more
  • Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter 2.0

    Bink.nu
    8 Apr 2014 | 2:56 pm
    Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter (MVMC) is a Microsoft-supported, stand-alone solution for the information technology (IT) pro or solution provider who wants to convert virtual machines and disks from VMware hosts to Hyper-V hosts and Windows... Continue at Bink.nu Website!
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  • //build/ –> //learn/-> //publish/: new resources to help you publish your universal Windows apps

    Larry Lieberman
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:28 pm
    You’ve heard announcements at //build/ around the launch of Windows Phone 8.1 and the converged development platform; now get the details and support from community experts to bring your universal Windows apps to life. We’d like to invite you to join us over the next month for a series of educational and hands-on events. First up is //learn/, a unique opportunity for you to get an introduction to building your own universal Windows apps for phone, tablet and pc. Ask questions and learn what’s new from Microsoft MVPs and get insights from your peers. Jumpstart, a 3-day training course…
  • Spring into action: Up to 60% off popular games from Electronic Arts – 1 week only

    Windows Apps Spotlight
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:21 pm
    The EA Mobile Spring Sale is on right now through April 24th. Get gigantic savings on big hits like FIFA 14, Plants vs. Zombies, The Sims 3, and more. Read on for details, or see all the great deals in the EA Mobile Spring Sale Collection in the Windows Phone Store. 1. FIFA 14 -50% off Jumbo Gold Pack via in-app purchase Feel the passion. 34 leagues, 600+ licensed teams, and 16,000 players—from the English Premier League to La Liga and beyond. Real players, teams, and leagues. Download FIFA 14. 2. Plants vs. Zombies - On sale for $2.99 (regularly $4.99) A mob of fun-loving zombies is headed…
  • WinJS on Windows Phone 8.1

    Windows Apps Team
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:30 am
    This post was written by Josh Rennert, Program Manager, Windows Ecosystem & Frameworks team There were two big announcements involving Windows Library for JavaScript (“WinJS”) this year at //build 2014. One revealed MS Open Technology’s work to make WinJS cross-platform and open source. Developers are now able to bring the personality of Windows apps to other browsers and devices. For more information, check out Maria Kang’s post. The second highlighted the release of WinJS version 2.1. With Windows Phone 8.1, we are proud to announce that the WinJS is now available on Phone.
  • Red Stripe Deals on glƏƏk, Shark Dash, Chuggington Puzzle Stations, and more!

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

    Windows Apps Spotlight
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:06 am
    It’s hard not to be a fan of Disney, especially their great games for kids of all ages. This week, there are two new games to play on your Windows devices – just in time to add to your Spring Break fun. Let’s take a look… Where’s My Water? XYY (new) First, jump in and join XYY, the popular Chinese TV cartoon star, in Disney’s latest physics-based game Where’s My Water? XYY. Get it now from the Windows Store and Windows Phone Store.   Where’s My Water? XYY sends you on a medieval adventure in China, helping XYY rescue his friends from an ancient underground city. Use your…
 
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  • Windows Phone 8.1 Tip: Sync Settings with Your PCs and Tablets

    18 Apr 2014 | 11:17 am
    A step towards "One Windows" As Windows Phone gets closer to the PC- and tablet-based Windows OSes, we're starting to see some neat integration bits. Key among those are the new settings sync features in Windows Phone 8.1, which let you sync key settings between your handset and your Windows 8.1-based PCs and tablets. read more
  • Windows Phone 8.1 Tip: Master Social Networking Integration

    17 Apr 2014 | 4:59 pm
    A major change for Windows Phone A beta version of Twitter for Windows Phone 8.1 leaked this week, providing an answer to some questions I was just going to pose about social networking integration in Windows Phone. With this release, we can see a version of Twitter that works like the Facebook app for Windows Phone 8.1, one that integrates deeply with the system in a now-consistent way. And that's a good thing. read more
  • A Second Look: Samsung Galaxy S5

    17 Apr 2014 | 3:21 pm
    Not as bad as I'd feared; quite good, in fact I'd like to provide an interim update on the Samsung Galaxy 5, something that sits between my first impressions article and my eventual review. The reason for this fairly unprecedented event is simple enough: Despite my initial middling response, this is in fact a very nice smart phone. read more
  • Windows Phone 8.1 Tip: Master the New Custom Volume Settings

    17 Apr 2014 | 8:58 am
    Finally, some separation Among the many seemingly small but very useful changes in Windows Phone 8.1 is a rethinking of the ways in which you can interact with the various sounds that come out of your handset. Now, instead of a global volume control, Windows Phone 8.1 supports separate, custom volume settings for the ringer and notifications and for apps and media. read more
  • Windows Weekly 358: Enjoy Good Entertainment

    17 Apr 2014 | 6:53 am
    The one where we express our love for Windows Phone 8.1 In the latest episode of Windows Weekly, Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley and I discuss the developer preview release of Windows Phone 8.1, Mary Jo's interview with Terry Myerson, a possible end to the Scroogled ad campaign, more Office news, Satya Nadella and Big Data, and a new Xbox One system update. read more
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  • Windows 8.1 Update (KB2919355) direct download links

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

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

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

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

    3 Apr 2014 | 5:45 am
    Windows Server 2012 R2 Update is available for download for MSDN and Technet subscribers and it will be generally available through Windows Update starting on April 8, 2014. So what's in this update? Internet Explorer 11 now includes... Continue at Bink.nu Website!
 
 
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  • Microsoft tells small businesses and consumers who love XP: Get lost

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

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

    Preston Gralla
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    If there was ever any doubt about whether Microsoft or Google would win the war of office suites, there should be no longer. Within the last several weeks, Microsoft has pulled so far ahead that it's game over. Here's why.
  • Intel: We're betting our tablet future on Android, not Windows

    Preston Gralla
    16 Apr 2014 | 8:52 am
    The unthinkable has happened: When Intel looks into its future, it sees Android, not Windows, at least as far as tablet sales go. Does this mean the end of the Microsoft-Intel Wintel alliance that once ruled the world?
  • Microsoft's "Scroogled" campaign bites the dust. Or does it?

    Preston Gralla
    15 Apr 2014 | 8:41 am
    Microsoft's controversial anti-Google "Scroogled" campaign finally seems to be at an end, with a Microsoft corporate vice president saying the company is "done with the campaign." But not so fast -- the Scroogled site still lives, and Microsoft has left itself wiggle room. Is Scroogled really done?
 
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  • A little more on Heartbleed and passwords

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

    Vijay
    10 Apr 2014 | 1:56 am
    This Bug is in the OpenSSL’s implementation of the TLS/DTLS (transport layer security protocols) heartbeat extension (RFC6520); and hence the name Heartbleed bug. This bug allows anyone on the Internet to read the memory of the systems protected by the vulnerable versions of the OpenSSL software. This compromises the secret keys used to identify the service providers and to encrypt the traffic, the names and passwords of the users and the actual content. This allows attackers to eavesdrop on communications, steal data directly from the services and users and to impersonate services and…
  • VMware introduces Horizon 6 for Desktop and Application Virtualization

    Vijay
    9 Apr 2014 | 11:25 pm
    VMware introduces Horizon 6 (with View) to deliver virtualized and remoted desktops and applications through a single platform; supports end users with access to all of their Windows and online resources through one unified workspace. With Horizon 6 you can now deliver virtual or remoted desktops and applications to end users across devices, locations, media and connections. VMware Horizon View simplifies IT management, increases security and control, reduces IT costs and increases end-user access and flexibility in Windows desktop services. A single management console streamlines…
  • Lightroom is now available on iPad. Thank you Creative Cloud

    Vijay
    8 Apr 2014 | 8:59 pm
    Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is now available not only on PC and Mac but also on mobile and web, so you can edit anywhere and automatically sync your photos between Lightroom on your desktop and on your iPad. You can download the Lightroom mobile app from the iTunes App Store and start syncing your photos right away. If you have an iPad 2 or later running iOS 7 or later, you can run Lightroom mobile. (According to Adobe, an iPhone version will appear later this year; an Android version is also in the works, but the company gave no release window.) Lightroom mobile’s key feature is its…
  • Now Send Money to your Friends and Family on Gmail: Google Wallet

    Vijay
    8 Apr 2014 | 7:48 pm
    Google Wallet is now integrated with Gmail, so you can quickly and securely send money to friends and family directly within Gmail. Transferring funds is as simple as sending an email. With over 425 million users of gmail, this integration would instantly give Google Wallet a wider reach than other digital financial services like PayPal have. It’s free to send money from your Google Wallet Balance or directly from a linked bank account. When you use your credit or debit card to send money, a 2.9% fee per transaction (minimum $0.30) will apply. Once you receive money into your Wallet…
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  • What's new in F12 with Windows 8.1 Update

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

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

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

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

    ieblog
    31 Mar 2014 | 1:09 pm
    During the development of Internet Explorer 11, we proposed and implemented a new set of IME APIs to the Web Applications Working Group for a better input experience for East Asian users. These discussions resulted in changes to the Editor’s Draft of the W3C IME API. This API enables developers to build a tightly integrated experience between the IME that East Asian users rely on to type in their local languages and the UI that developers create to assist input, for example a search suggestion list that dynamically updates based on the keywords that the user has typed. Avoid UI Occlusion…
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  • Google Chrome 35 beta adds much needed DirectWrite font rendering on Windows

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

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

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

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

    Long Zheng
    12 Mar 2014 | 7:36 am
    I must have missed a memo – I don’t understand the hype behind Titanfall. My theory is a combination of: it’s a new franchise in the popular online shooter genre, it’s an exclusive “near-launch” title for Xbox One, it’s developed by a company made up of former Infinity Ward veterans and everybody loves giant mech robots. Did I miss anything else? Nevertheless, it’s the game that everyone’s buzzing about and so far it’s scored pretty high by critic reviews (86 on Metacritic at the time of writing). Here are some of my quick…
 
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  • MIDMARKET SOLUTION PROVIDER – April 2014 Readiness Update

    Sarah_Arnold
    18 Apr 2014 | 5:16 pm
    New video: Office 365 training Grow your cloud expertise and help your customers move to the cloud. Learn how to get started with Microsoft Office 365 training—for sales and technical professionals—through this fun new video. Do you know about Practice Accelerator? Practice Accelerator sessions, designed for technical consultants and architects, enable you and your organization to increase skills in a specific solution or services area. Learn more about Practice Accelerator through this fun, informative, short video.
  • ASP.NET issue with auto-generated designer page

    Nikhil_Agarwal
    18 Apr 2014 | 4:30 pm
    I have been facing this issue with VS2013, whenever I change my .aspx file (.NET framework 4.5) with updatePanel/Scriptmanager, designer file generate for that control is: /// <summary>         /// ScriptManager1 control.         /// </summary>         /// <remarks>         /// Auto-generated field.         /// To modify move field declaration from designer file to code-behind file.
  • Unit of Work - Expanded

    Chris_Martinez_77
    18 Apr 2014 | 3:28 pm
    In a previous post I discussed asynchronous repositories. A closely related and complimentary design pattern is the Unit of Work pattern. In this post, I'll summarize the design pattern and cover a few non-conventional, but useful extensions. Overview The Unit of Work is a common design pattern used to manage the state changes to a set of objects. A unit of work abstracts all of the persistence operations and logic from other aspects of an application. Applying the pattern not only simplifies code that possess persistence needs, but it also makes changing or otherwise swapping out persistence…
  • Using SSIS to Backup and Restore Extremely Large OLAP Databases

    John Desch MSFT
    18 Apr 2014 | 3:05 pm
    Working in the field of Business Intelligence I get the opportunity to work with some really large (read that as multi-terabyte) OLAP databases. Multi-terabyte OLAP databases, while not yet common place, are being seen with greater frequency and they do present a few interesting challenges to developers and administrators. Performance tuning is one of the more obvious challenges, leading to discussions related to selection of the most appropriate storage mode and how to best partition the data. Purely from the perspective of query performance, MOLAP storage is going to provide better…
  • Every Developer Has a Story

    palermo4
    18 Apr 2014 | 2:23 pm
    Between April 16 and June 1, developers can enter by joining App Builder Rewards and completing the "Every Dev Has a Story" quest with 50-200 words about an application published in the Windows or Windows Phone Store, or an Azure application or developer story that includes: What did you build and why? What inspired your technical and problem-solving genius? Which Microsoft tools and features did you use? Developers can submit up to five unique stories that will be judged on: technical genius and innovation (50%), promotional tactics (20%), monetization (15%) and human interest…
 
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  • A closer look at Windows PowerShell OneGet - Part 2

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

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

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

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

    Rafael Rivera
    26 Jan 2014 | 11:25 am
    A little over nine months ago, Microsoft rolled out Skype for Outlook.com. This new integration allows users to instant message, make phone calls and even send and receive video -- right from the web browser. It sounds great, but as my colleague Paul Thurrott pointed out then, it comes with a crippling incoming call notification that won't stop ringing after you answer the call with one of the many other applications or devices ringing.I thought abandoning Outlook.com would be the cure, but Microsoft rolled this integration into SkyDrive too.Determined to fix this, I ran…
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  • HP StoreEasy Storage Now Supports Windows Storage Server 2012 R2!

    Scott M. Johnson
    18 Apr 2014 | 4:31 pm
    Hi Folks – Last year, I blogged about HP’s StoreEasy Storage line running Windows Storage Server 2012. I’m pleased to announce that HP has enhanced its StoreEasy Storage family with: Support for Microsoft’s latest storage operating system—namely, Windows Storage Server 2012 R2—across the entire StoreEasy Storage lineup. A new network configuration wizard within the Initial Configuration Tasks (ICT) application that simplifies deployment. A new dashboard that displays capacity utilization, performance, health information, and more. Now let’s take a closer look at what’s new in…
  • New SharePoint Server 2013 3-tier farm test lab in Azure

    Joe Davies
    18 Apr 2014 | 4:29 pm
    Hey TLG, SharePoint, and Azure fans, I just published the new Test Lab Guide: SharePoint Server 2013 Three-Tier Farm in Azure! With this new TLG, you can use a free trial subscription, your MSDN subscription, or your paid Azure subscription to build out a SharePoint Server 2013 farm test lab in a cloud-only virtual network in Azure. You start with the Base Configuration in Azure TLG and then build a SQL server, an application server, and a front-end web server. Here are some very cool differences between this TLG and the Test Lab Guide: Configure SharePoint Server 2013 in a Three-Tier…
  • May 9 8pm SIPFED IP Address change

    Tom Laciano
    18 Apr 2014 | 3:23 pm
    Most customers should get this communication due to the data we have for federations, however there is always a chance someone will be missed or the contact has changed. Microsoft is scheduling a change May 9 at 8pm for the SIPFED.MICROSOFT.COM IP address, the new IP address will be 131.107.255.86 While on the topic of change, here are two helpful resources finding customer federations http://lyncdirectory.com/ http://windowspbx.blogspot.com/2011/09/usa-microsoft-lync-federation-directory_02.html
  • Wiki Turkish Avengers Team - Contributors Statistics

    Hasan Dimdik
    18 Apr 2014 | 2:47 pm
    Merhaba Arkadaşlar ; Yoğun bir haftanın ardından umuyorum güzel bir hafta sonu geçirirsiniz. Takımıza yeni arkadaşlarımızın katılması ile 12 kişiye ulaştık  ve  takımımızla kısa  sürede büyük işlere imza attık , E-Book yazdık ,Webcast verdik vs...  ve hergün biraz daha büyüyoruz . Umuyorum ilerleyen zamanlarda daha da büyük bir aile olacağız. Peki birbirinden değerli TAT ailesi üyeleri neler yapmışlar biraz inceleyelim. 1) Gökan ÖZCİFCİ - MVP | Zeus Profile :…
  • Der Weg zur kostenfreien MSDN Azure Test-Subscription mit einem Microsoft Partner Account-Teil 1

    Toni Pohl
    18 Apr 2014 | 2:40 pm
    Als Microsoft Partner erhält ein Unternehmen Zugang zu Microsoft MSDN und ein Testkontingent für Microsoft Azure. Nachdem dieser Vorgang einige Aktionen erfordert habe ich hier eine Schritt-für-Schritt Anleitung erstellt, beginnend vom Zuordnen eines Microsoft Kontos im Partner-Web bis zum Hinzufügen eines MSDN-Abonnements. In Teil 2 folgt die Aktivierung eines Azure-Abonnements aus einer MSDN-Subscription. Das Ziel ist also, als Microsoft Partner eine Azure Subscription zum Testen zu erstellen. Über die assoziierte MSDN Subscription erhält der Partner monatlich ein Guthaben von 75 Euro…
 
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  • Cortana begins her move into the desktop with Bing personalized cards

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

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

    Kip Kniskern
    7 Apr 2014 | 8:53 am
    One of the ways Bing is seeking to differentiate itself, and make the service more useful in more types of scenarios, is by the use of “entities” and their relationships, driven by what Microsoft calls “Sartori” (a Japanese word for “understanding”). Bing started surfacing entities in its Snapshot and Sidebar features back in May of 2012, and continues to add new types of entities and expand on their relationships, most recently adding an additional 150 million entities in the “doctors, dentists, lawyers, and individual real estate properties”…
  • Key takeaways from the Build Day One keynote

    Kip Kniskern
    2 Apr 2014 | 1:49 pm
    Today in San Francisco Microsoft opened the 2014 version of its Build developer’s conference with a three hour keynote featuring Cortana, Universal Windows Apps, appearances by Stephen Elop and Satya Nadella, and a few surprise announcements, including Windows for the low low price of free to OEMs of phones and less than 9″ devices and the inclusion of Xbox One in an upcoming revision of Microsoft’s new write once, tune for multiple devices strategy. In what received possibly the largest cheer of the day, attendees received a quick look at the return of the Start Menu to…
  • More Senior Leadership changes announced as new CEO Satya Nadella tweaks “One Microsoft”

    Kip Kniskern
    31 Mar 2014 | 9:49 am
    This morning, in an all-hands email released by Microsoft, new CEO Satya Nadella announced a number of changes to his Senior Leadership team and to “One Microsoft”, Microsoft’s latest reorg. Scott Guthrie, who has been acting head of the Cloud and Enterprise group after Nadella was promoted from there to CEO, is now officially an Executive Vice President and no longer interim leader of the group. Guthrie has been a rising star at Microsoft since he joined in 1997. Nadella also announced that returning executive Stephen Elop will hold the title of Executive Vice President of…
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  • GeForce GTX 780 vs. GTX 780 Ti and more

    18 Apr 2014 | 2:56 am
    Here a roundup of todays reviews and articles: 15 new Ubuntu 14.04 LTS features that will help you make the final switch ASUS GeForce GTX 760 Striker Platinum Review ASUS GeForce GTX 760 Striker Platinum Review ASUS Maximus VI Impact LGA 1150 Motherboard Review be quiet! Dark Rock 3 Fujitsu Lifebook U904 Review Galaxy S5 vs Galaxy S4 Video Review GeForce GTX 750 and 750 Ti: ASUS vs. MSI vs. KFA2 GeForce GTX 780 vs. GTX 780 Ti Intel Pentium G3220 (22nm Haswell) Review Interview with Grant Whipple of Winegard Kingston DataTraveler microDuo...
  • Microsoft: Over 5 million Xbox One consoles sold since launch

    18 Apr 2014 | 1:44 am
    It’s been awhile since Microsoft shared any official stats on how the Xbox One is faring. The last set of solid numbers we had was from mid-January when the Xbox One moved 908,000 units in December. ...
  • Microsoft to update Xbox Music for Windows Phone 8.1 next week

    18 Apr 2014 | 1:43 am
    Microsoft has announced plans to update the Xbox Music app for the developer preview version of Windows 8.1 sometime next week, with a number of improvements....
  • Microsoft starts to introduce Cortana features to Bing.com

    17 Apr 2014 | 11:20 am
    Also users are finding out lots of fun things about Cortana on Windows Phone 8.1...
  • Microsoft Security Essentials bug kills XP boxes

    17 Apr 2014 | 11:19 am
    Minor bug turning into a nightmare for IT departments...
 
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  • GeForce GTX 780 vs. GTX 780 Ti and more

    18 Apr 2014 | 2:56 am
    Here a roundup of todays reviews and articles: 15 new Ubuntu 14.04 LTS features that will help you make the final switch ASUS GeForce GTX 760 Striker Platinum Review ASUS GeForce GTX 760 Striker Platinum Review ASUS Maximus VI Impact LGA 1150 Motherboard Review be quiet! Dark Rock 3 Fujitsu Lifebook U904 Review Galaxy S5 vs Galaxy S4 Video Review GeForce GTX 750 and 750 Ti: ASUS vs. MSI vs. KFA2 GeForce GTX 780 vs. GTX 780 Ti Intel Pentium G3220 (22nm Haswell) Review Interview with Grant Whipple of Winegard Kingston DataTraveler microDuo...
  • Microsoft: Over 5 million Xbox One consoles sold since launch

    18 Apr 2014 | 1:44 am
    It’s been awhile since Microsoft shared any official stats on how the Xbox One is faring. The last set of solid numbers we had was from mid-January when the Xbox One moved 908,000 units in December. ...
  • Microsoft to update Xbox Music for Windows Phone 8.1 next week

    18 Apr 2014 | 1:43 am
    Microsoft has announced plans to update the Xbox Music app for the developer preview version of Windows 8.1 sometime next week, with a number of improvements....
  • Microsoft starts to introduce Cortana features to Bing.com

    17 Apr 2014 | 11:20 am
    Also users are finding out lots of fun things about Cortana on Windows Phone 8.1...
  • Microsoft Security Essentials bug kills XP boxes

    17 Apr 2014 | 11:19 am
    Minor bug turning into a nightmare for IT departments...
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  • GeForce GTX 780 vs. GTX 780 Ti and more

    18 Apr 2014 | 2:56 am
    Here a roundup of todays reviews and articles: 15 new Ubuntu 14.04 LTS features that will help you make the final switch ASUS GeForce GTX 760 Striker Platinum Review ASUS GeForce GTX 760 Striker Platinum Review ASUS Maximus VI Impact LGA 1150 Motherboard Review be quiet! Dark Rock 3 Fujitsu Lifebook U904 Review Galaxy S5 vs Galaxy S4 Video Review GeForce GTX 750 and 750 Ti: ASUS vs. MSI vs. KFA2 GeForce GTX 780 vs. GTX 780 Ti Intel Pentium G3220 (22nm Haswell) Review Interview with Grant Whipple of Winegard Kingston DataTraveler microDuo...
  • Microsoft: Over 5 million Xbox One consoles sold since launch

    18 Apr 2014 | 1:44 am
    It’s been awhile since Microsoft shared any official stats on how the Xbox One is faring. The last set of solid numbers we had was from mid-January when the Xbox One moved 908,000 units in December. ...
  • Microsoft to update Xbox Music for Windows Phone 8.1 next week

    18 Apr 2014 | 1:43 am
    Microsoft has announced plans to update the Xbox Music app for the developer preview version of Windows 8.1 sometime next week, with a number of improvements....
  • Microsoft starts to introduce Cortana features to Bing.com

    17 Apr 2014 | 11:20 am
    Also users are finding out lots of fun things about Cortana on Windows Phone 8.1...
  • Microsoft Security Essentials bug kills XP boxes

    17 Apr 2014 | 11:19 am
    Minor bug turning into a nightmare for IT departments...
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    18 Apr 2014 | 2:56 am
    Here a roundup of todays reviews and articles: 15 new Ubuntu 14.04 LTS features that will help you make the final switch ASUS GeForce GTX 760 Striker Platinum Review ASUS GeForce GTX 760 Striker Platinum Review ASUS Maximus VI Impact LGA 1150 Motherboard Review be quiet! Dark Rock 3 Fujitsu Lifebook U904 Review Galaxy S5 vs Galaxy S4 Video Review GeForce GTX 750 and 750 Ti: ASUS vs. MSI vs. KFA2 GeForce GTX 780 vs. GTX 780 Ti Intel Pentium G3220 (22nm Haswell) Review Interview with Grant Whipple of Winegard Kingston DataTraveler microDuo...
  • Microsoft: Over 5 million Xbox One consoles sold since launch

    18 Apr 2014 | 1:44 am
    It’s been awhile since Microsoft shared any official stats on how the Xbox One is faring. The last set of solid numbers we had was from mid-January when the Xbox One moved 908,000 units in December. ...
  • Microsoft to update Xbox Music for Windows Phone 8.1 next week

    18 Apr 2014 | 1:43 am
    Microsoft has announced plans to update the Xbox Music app for the developer preview version of Windows 8.1 sometime next week, with a number of improvements....
  • Microsoft starts to introduce Cortana features to Bing.com

    17 Apr 2014 | 11:20 am
    Also users are finding out lots of fun things about Cortana on Windows Phone 8.1...
  • Microsoft Security Essentials bug kills XP boxes

    17 Apr 2014 | 11:19 am
    Minor bug turning into a nightmare for IT departments...
 
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  • Red Stripe Deals on glƏƏk, Shark Dash, Chuggington Puzzle Stations, and more!

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

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

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

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

    Brandon LeBlanc
    15 Apr 2014 | 7:02 pm
    Today, Toshiba has announced a bunch of new laptops that span a range of prices and performance including one that has a super high resolution 4k Ultra HD display. This range of new laptops from Toshiba give people some excellent new choices for looking at laptops for Back-to-School. New Satellite P55t with 4K Ultra HD display: The new Satellite P55t is designed for the creative professionals who are embracing 4K Ultra HD. Not just viewing content in 4K Ultra HD, but also creating it. I’ll start with this laptops impressive 15.6-inch display: It has four times as many pixels as a Full HD…
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  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Update: Availability of WSUS fix and revised servicing timing

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

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

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

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

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

  • //build/ –> //learn/-> //publish/: new resources to help you publish your universal Windows apps

    Larry Lieberman
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:28 pm
    You’ve heard announcements at //build/ around the launch of Windows Phone 8.1 and the converged development platform; now get the details and support from community experts to bring your universal Windows apps to life. We’d like to invite you to join us over the next month for a series of educational and hands-on events. First up is //learn/, a unique opportunity for you to get an introduction to building your own universal Windows apps for phone, tablet and pc. Ask questions and learn what’s new from Microsoft MVPs and get insights from your peers. Jumpstart, a 3-day training course…
  • Spring into action: Up to 60% off popular games from Electronic Arts – 1 week only

    Windows Apps Spotlight
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:21 pm
    The EA Mobile Spring Sale is on right now through April 24th. Get gigantic savings on big hits like FIFA 14, Plants vs. Zombies, The Sims 3, and more. Read on for details, or see all the great deals in the EA Mobile Spring Sale Collection in the Windows Phone Store. 1. FIFA 14 -50% off Jumbo Gold Pack via in-app purchase Feel the passion. 34 leagues, 600+ licensed teams, and 16,000 players—from the English Premier League to La Liga and beyond. Real players, teams, and leagues. Download FIFA 14. 2. Plants vs. Zombies - On sale for $2.99 (regularly $4.99) A mob of fun-loving zombies is headed…
  • WinJS on Windows Phone 8.1

    Windows Apps Team
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:30 am
    This post was written by Josh Rennert, Program Manager, Windows Ecosystem & Frameworks team There were two big announcements involving Windows Library for JavaScript (“WinJS”) this year at //build 2014. One revealed MS Open Technology’s work to make WinJS cross-platform and open source. Developers are now able to bring the personality of Windows apps to other browsers and devices. For more information, check out Maria Kang’s post. The second highlighted the release of WinJS version 2.1. With Windows Phone 8.1, we are proud to announce that the WinJS is now available on Phone.
  • Red Stripe Deals on glƏƏk, Shark Dash, Chuggington Puzzle Stations, and more!

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

    Windows Apps Spotlight
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:06 am
    It’s hard not to be a fan of Disney, especially their great games for kids of all ages. This week, there are two new games to play on your Windows devices – just in time to add to your Spring Break fun. Let’s take a look… Where’s My Water? XYY (new) First, jump in and join XYY, the popular Chinese TV cartoon star, in Disney’s latest physics-based game Where’s My Water? XYY. Get it now from the Windows Store and Windows Phone Store.   Where’s My Water? XYY sends you on a medieval adventure in China, helping XYY rescue his friends from an ancient underground city. Use your…
 
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  • Short Takes: April 18, 2014

    18 Apr 2014 | 7:53 am
    An often irreverent look at this week's other news An often irreverent look at this week's other news, including PS4 sales continue to outpace those of Xbox One, non-universal app licensing changes, a Nokia tablet no one was buying anyway, Chrome Remote Desktop is not the best choice on Android, Microsoft loves Yahoo Mail, the scariest Michaels since Myers, and your chance to be a Glasshole. read more
  • Microsoft Blinks, Offers XP Customers Support Contracts on the Cheap

    17 Apr 2014 | 6:59 am
    Microsoft loses a game of chicken One big question leading up to the expiration Windows XP support was whether the software giant would provide a last minute reprieve. Microsoft has drastically reduced the cost of its enterprise-oriented Custom Support Agreements (CSAs) for Windows XP, significantly lengthening the time frame in which these firms can continue using the OS. read more
  • Google to Launch Modular Smartphones in 2015

    16 Apr 2014 | 6:36 am
    An intriguing possible future for the smartphone Google on Tuesday announced that it will launch the Project Ara modular smartphone platform in early 2015, letting users pick and change out hardware components just as they do with software apps today. Content Classification:  Curated read more
  • Google Details Gmail Scanning in New TOS

    15 Apr 2014 | 5:41 am
    Scroogled, but now more explicitly Responding to complaints that it reads users' emails and then generates targeted advertisements, Google this week issued a new Terms of Service (TOS) document for its online services. Content Classification:  Curated read more
  • First Steps Toward "One Windows"

    14 Apr 2014 | 2:52 pm
    More cohesive experiences, but not necessarily a single platform The Windows 8.1 Update 1 and Windows Phone 8.1 Developer Preview are two updates that are big enough on their own. Together, they provide some clues into what we might call "One Windows." read more
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  • GeForce GTX 780 vs. GTX 780 Ti and more

    18 Apr 2014 | 2:56 am
    Here a roundup of todays reviews and articles: 15 new Ubuntu 14.04 LTS features that will help you make the final switch ASUS GeForce GTX 760 Striker Platinum Review ASUS GeForce GTX 760 Striker Platinum Review ASUS Maximus VI Impact LGA 1150 Motherboard Review be quiet! Dark Rock 3 Fujitsu Lifebook U904 Review Galaxy S5 vs Galaxy S4 Video Review GeForce GTX 750 and 750 Ti: ASUS vs. MSI vs. KFA2 GeForce GTX 780 vs. GTX 780 Ti Intel Pentium G3220 (22nm Haswell) Review Interview with Grant Whipple of Winegard Kingston DataTraveler microDuo...
  • Microsoft: Over 5 million Xbox One consoles sold since launch

    18 Apr 2014 | 1:44 am
    It’s been awhile since Microsoft shared any official stats on how the Xbox One is faring. The last set of solid numbers we had was from mid-January when the Xbox One moved 908,000 units in December. ...
  • Microsoft to update Xbox Music for Windows Phone 8.1 next week

    18 Apr 2014 | 1:43 am
    Microsoft has announced plans to update the Xbox Music app for the developer preview version of Windows 8.1 sometime next week, with a number of improvements....
  • Microsoft starts to introduce Cortana features to Bing.com

    17 Apr 2014 | 11:20 am
    Also users are finding out lots of fun things about Cortana on Windows Phone 8.1...
  • Microsoft Security Essentials bug kills XP boxes

    17 Apr 2014 | 11:19 am
    Minor bug turning into a nightmare for IT departments...
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    Digital Inspiration Technology Blog

  • Save your Gmail Attachments to Google Drive Automatically

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

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

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

    Amit Agarwal
    7 Apr 2014 | 11:39 pm
    LinkedIn is trying to reinvent itself as a social network for professionals and they are now sending way too many email notifications that one never really asked for. Whether it’s your colleague’s birthday, someone just completed two years at their current job or someone you know just joined LinkedIn – there’s a notification for everything. The worst part is that LinkedIn offers no one-click button for quickly and easily unsubscribing from all these email notification in one go. You have to select at least 20 drop-down boxes to unsubscribe yourself from every single…
  • The 10 HTML Codes You Need to Know for Writing on the Web

    Amit Agarwal
    7 Apr 2014 | 10:02 pm
    The computer keyboard creates “dumb” punctuation marks that may not be acceptable in printed work but are common on web pages. It outputs straight quotation marks (") while your writing may require curly quotes. You can only type hyphens using the keyboard while an em or en dash may have made your text look more elegant and professional. HTML Entities for Punctuation HTML Codes for Punctuation Your keyboard lacks the keys for inserting the correct punctuation marks but there are simple HTML character codes, on entities, that you can use to mimic the typography of printed…
 
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  • TechEd Countdown Show: The One with the Sell Out Announcement | The Countdown Show

    D. Begley, RicksterCDN, Joey Snow
    18 Apr 2014 | 5:02 pm
    WOW! The response to TechEd North America has been phenomenal! So much so that we have SOLD OUT the event for 2014.If you wish to be placed on the registration waiting list, head on over to the TechEd Registration Page and click on the "Waitlist Signup" button below to create an account and sign up. You will be asked to complete minimal contact information. If we are able to accommodate additional registrations, spaces will be filled in the order that requests are received. You will receive a confirmation from the TechEd Registration Team asking you to access your record and…
  • TWC9: Windows Phone 8.1, Installer Projects are back, Microsoft Azure for IoT and more | This Week On Channel 9

    Brian Keller, Dan Fernandez, Greg Duncan
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:15 pm
    This week on Channel 9, Brian and Dan discuss the week's top developer news, including;[00:32] Windows Phone 8.1 now available on Windows Phone Preview for Developers (Cliff Simpkins), Windows Phone Preview for Developers[02:22] MSDN Voice Search app shows you how to integrate your app with Cortana (Ron), MSDN Voice Search for Windows Phone 8.1[03:13] Windows Phone 8.1 Developer Power Tools (Nick Randolph), Test and troubleshoot apps with the Windows Phone Developer Power Tools[04:51] Visual Studio Installer Projects Extension[05:51] Intelligent Systems Service (Microsoft Azure for…
  • "Bitcoin + Azure + Traffic Light"

    Greg Duncan
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Chris Walker, Friend of the Community and Blog, hardware geek extraordinaire, Matt Cavanagh bring usBuild 2014: Bitcoin + Azure + Traffic LightFor Microsoft Build 2014, the Internet of Things team at Microsoft put together a very cool Netduino-powered traffic light.Here's what it looks like on the inside:The software powering this cool project is based on the awesome Bitcoin + Azure code written by our very own Matt Cavanagh (roguemat).Microsoft's Steve Teixeira showcased the traffic light, controlling it manually via Bluetooth from a Windows Phone 8.1 device in the Build 2014 IoT…
  • Edge Show 99 - Assess VM Migration to Azure with MAP | Edge

    David Tesar, Simon May
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:42 pm
    Evaluate your vms and servers to migrate to Microsoft Azure in this interview with Program Manager Mike Switzer. Mike digs into the Azure migration assessment capabilities for your entire environment using the free Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit.In the technical interview that starts at [06:12], we cover:How does the MAP toolkit work to do discovery of machines on the network?[08:24] Demo: Excel report of readiness for Windows and Linux machines to be migrated to Azure[11:12] Demo: presentation of data in the MAP toolkit GUI[14:19] Demo: Utilization reporting and Azure…
  • IWP73: Peter Torr on Targeting Multiple Resolutions | Inside Windows Phone

    Larry Lieberman
    16 Apr 2014 | 3:48 pm
    At Build 2014 we announced the ability to build universal app projects in Visual Studio that can be leveraged to easily deliver apps for both Windows Phone and Windows PC/Laptop/Tablet. This new offering makes it easier than ever to share your business logic, and also does a few interesting things to help you with tailoring your UI as well... but there is still more you might want to do to maximize your users' experience in your application.Peter Torr gave a great talk about this topic at Build 2014, where he asserted, "we shouldn't be talking about DPI or resolution anymore, but rather…
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  • TechEd Countdown Show: The One with the Sell Out Announcement | The Countdown Show

    D. Begley, RicksterCDN, Joey Snow
    18 Apr 2014 | 5:02 pm
    WOW! The response to TechEd North America has been phenomenal! So much so that we have SOLD OUT the event for 2014.If you wish to be placed on the registration waiting list, head on over to the TechEd Registration Page and click on the "Waitlist Signup" button below to create an account and sign up. You will be asked to complete minimal contact information. If we are able to accommodate additional registrations, spaces will be filled in the order that requests are received. You will receive a confirmation from the TechEd Registration Team asking you to access your record and…
  • TWC9: Windows Phone 8.1, Installer Projects are back, Microsoft Azure for IoT and more | This Week On Channel 9

    Brian Keller, Dan Fernandez, Greg Duncan
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:15 pm
    This week on Channel 9, Brian and Dan discuss the week's top developer news, including;[00:32] Windows Phone 8.1 now available on Windows Phone Preview for Developers (Cliff Simpkins), Windows Phone Preview for Developers[02:22] MSDN Voice Search app shows you how to integrate your app with Cortana (Ron), MSDN Voice Search for Windows Phone 8.1[03:13] Windows Phone 8.1 Developer Power Tools (Nick Randolph), Test and troubleshoot apps with the Windows Phone Developer Power Tools[04:51] Visual Studio Installer Projects Extension[05:51] Intelligent Systems Service (Microsoft Azure for…
  • "Bitcoin + Azure + Traffic Light"

    Greg Duncan
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Chris Walker, Friend of the Community and Blog, hardware geek extraordinaire, Matt Cavanagh bring usBuild 2014: Bitcoin + Azure + Traffic LightFor Microsoft Build 2014, the Internet of Things team at Microsoft put together a very cool Netduino-powered traffic light.Here's what it looks like on the inside:The software powering this cool project is based on the awesome Bitcoin + Azure code written by our very own Matt Cavanagh (roguemat).Microsoft's Steve Teixeira showcased the traffic light, controlling it manually via Bluetooth from a Windows Phone 8.1 device in the Build 2014 IoT…
  • Edge Show 99 - Assess VM Migration to Azure with MAP | Edge

    David Tesar, Simon May
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:42 pm
    Evaluate your vms and servers to migrate to Microsoft Azure in this interview with Program Manager Mike Switzer. Mike digs into the Azure migration assessment capabilities for your entire environment using the free Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit.In the technical interview that starts at [06:12], we cover:How does the MAP toolkit work to do discovery of machines on the network?[08:24] Demo: Excel report of readiness for Windows and Linux machines to be migrated to Azure[11:12] Demo: presentation of data in the MAP toolkit GUI[14:19] Demo: Utilization reporting and Azure…
  • IWP73: Peter Torr on Targeting Multiple Resolutions | Inside Windows Phone

    Larry Lieberman
    16 Apr 2014 | 3:48 pm
    At Build 2014 we announced the ability to build universal app projects in Visual Studio that can be leveraged to easily deliver apps for both Windows Phone and Windows PC/Laptop/Tablet. This new offering makes it easier than ever to share your business logic, and also does a few interesting things to help you with tailoring your UI as well... but there is still more you might want to do to maximize your users' experience in your application.Peter Torr gave a great talk about this topic at Build 2014, where he asserted, "we shouldn't be talking about DPI or resolution anymore, but rather…
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    SolSie.com

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

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

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

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

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

    SolSie
    18 Mar 2014 | 9:23 pm
    Despite other device makers such Samsung, Sony, etc. have pushed to the market smartwatches based on Android, today, Google officially unveiled its Smartwatch platform based on the company mobile OS Android. The platform is aiming for all forms of wearables, Google thinks it makes sense to start with the watch where the search giant hopes to bring contextual data along with updates from social networks, instant messages to the users using Google Now technology. Android Wear platform is voice-enabled, user can say “OK Google…” followed with inquiries to interact with Google…
 
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  • glƏƏk! for Windows 8.1 Now Available with a 50% Discount

    Softpedia News (Bogdan Popa)
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:07 pm
    If you’re in the market looking for a powerful Twitter client for Windows 8.1, chances are that you already came across glƏƏk!, a full-featured application that has everything you’d like to use on the social network without leaving the Modern UI. Starting today, glƏƏk! is available with a 50 percent discount for all Windows 8 users, so you’ll only have to pay $4.99 (€3.60) to purchase a full license. The discount is part of the Red Stripe Deals campaign that Microsoft ... (read more)
  • The Nigerians Too Believe That Windows XP Is Now Easy to Hack

    Softpedia News (Bogdan Popa)
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:41 am
    Just like all the other markets out there, Nigeria is still running Windows XP on many local computers, so security experts are issuing all kinds of warnings that users’ machines could easily get hacked in case an unpatched vulnerability is found. A report published by AllAfrica and citing Nigerian Information Communication Technology (ICT) experts reveal that 40 to 50 percent of the local computers are still on Windows XP, no matter if we’re referring to systems used by the publi... (read more)
  • Nigerian Banks Want Microsoft to Extend the Life of Windows XP

    Softpedia News (Bogdan Popa)
    18 Apr 2014 | 7:26 am
    Everybody knows that Windows XP reached end of support one week ago, but some organizations are still running it, even though Microsoft has started displaying warnings and upgrade notifications many months ago, just to make sure that everyone moves to a newer OS version. Banks around the world, however, are still having a hard time to move their computers and ATMs to Windows 7 or Windows 8 and some are negotiating with Microsoft deals to receive patches and updates for the 12 more months. No... (read more)
  • VMware Workstation 10.0.2 Launched with Windows 8.1 Update Support

    Softpedia News (Bogdan Popa)
    18 Apr 2014 | 5:39 am
    VMware Workstation continues to be one of the leading solutions to create, manage, and work with virtual machines, so updates are playing a key role for lots of end users and business consumers across the world. A new version was officially launched this morning to add support for some of the latest operating systems on the market, including Windows 8.1 Update, which was rolled out by Microsoft on April 8. VMware Workstation 10.0.2 Build 1744117 comes with better audio performance and compat... (read more)
  • VMware Player 6.0.2 Now Available for Download

    Softpedia News (Bogdan Popa)
    18 Apr 2014 | 5:02 am
    If you’re one of the many users who are relying on VMware Player to manage their virtual machines and run an operating system within their Windows installation, you should know that a new version of app was launched this morning to address a number of issues and implement new options. According to the official release sent to us today, VMware Player 6.0.2 improves compatibility and audio performance with certain USB audio and video devices, while also implementing a new KVM mode. The V... (read more)
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  • Google update the iOS and Android Chromecast apps

    Ian Dixon
    18 Apr 2014 | 3:47 am
    Google have updated the iOS and Android Chromecast apps which are the apps you need if you have a Chromecast device. The app enables you to setup and manage your Chromecast and the update has improved support for Samsung devices as well as bug fixes and additional Chromecast settings for both the iOS and Android apps. You can checkout my first impressions of Chromecast in my video review. The iOS version is available from the iTunes Store and the Android version is available from the Google Play Store. Android Changes: What’s New - App available in over 50 languages. - Improved support…
  • VLC for the iPad and iPhone updated to 2.3.0

    Ian Dixon
    18 Apr 2014 | 2:49 am
    This week we have seen VLC updated for Android and Windows and now it’s the turn of the iOS version. Version 2.3.0 of VLC for iOS adds support for folders, better UPnP detection and support for m4b, caf, oma, w64 audio and mxg video files. Also in the update serial ftp downloads have been fixed, Twonky UPnP fixes, Wifi improvements and some UI tweaks. As with the other platform versions of VLC it will play just about any format you can throw at it so it’s well worth downloading especially as its free from the iTunes Store. What’s New in Version 2.3.0 This version adds: *…
  • Xbox Music for Windows Phone 8.1 fixes and improvements coming next week

    Ian Dixon
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:30 am
    On the podcast this week Jason commented how the Xbox Music app performance on Windows Phone 8.1 was pretty poor compared to how it was on Windows Phone 8 and it looks like Microsoft are going to address the issues pretty quickly. Next week the Xbox Music app for Windows Phone 8.1 will be updated fixing the stability issues and polishing the UI. The app will also has Cortana integration so you can start playlist by name from Microsoft’s personal assistant. The update is due out next week (April 22nd). You can then expect update every couple of weeks and include Live Tile integration,…
  • Nokia suspends Lumia 2520 sales due to charger shock risk

    Ian Dixon
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:02 am
    Nokia has suspended sales of its Lumia 2520 tablets in the UK, Austria, Denmark, Finland, Russia and Switzerland after discovering a fault with its charger. Nokia say that the charger could separate and expose internal components and pose a risk of electric shock. Nokia are advising consumers to not use the charger and they are working with their suppliers to get replacement chargers, there is no information about how long this could take to get replacements out and what are supposed to do with a dead 2520 tablet. Nokia do say that there have been no confirmed incidents (yet). Details from…
  • First Look: Musaic – An audiophile whole house audio system that can also control your lights

    Garry Whittaker
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:39 am
    Last week at the Gadget Show Live we got to talk to the great people from Musaic. Musaic is a soon to close funding Kickstarter project which promises to be a real competitor to Sonos in the whole home audio field. Engineered from the ground up to be able to stream music uncompressed and with the ability to provide 24/196 streams this is sure to be a hit with those people who like high quality audio. We were very impressed with what we saw. The player devices look very neat with two models being initially offered the MP5 and MP10. The latter has a built in subwoofer and appears to really pack…
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  • TechNet Live Series - Transform the Datacenter | TechNet Video

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

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

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

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

    Katherine Sherrie
    2 Nov 2013 | 12:00 am
    In this recording from an Australian TechNet LIVE session, see how the new technologies in SQL Server, Windows Server, and Microsoft System Center work together to enable customers to run demanding SQL server workloads, consolidate sprawl, and reduce costs. We review key data platform scenarios, benefits, and latest best practices of running a Windows Server based private cloud. You will finish the session with a deep understanding of how to use these product combinations as a whole.
 
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    Petri IT Knowledgebase

  • Check Certificate Authority Health in Windows Server 2012 R2 Using PKIVIEW

    Russell Smith
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    As data and IT services become more distributed, whether it be accessing data from a mobile device or data in the cloud, securing access to IT resources becomes increasingly complex. Public Key Infrastructures (PKI) are increasingly required to enable new features in Windows Server, so in this Ask the Admin, I’ll show you how to use the PKIVIEW tool to check certification authority health. Enterprise PKI The Enterprise PKI tool, sometimes referred to simply as PKIVIEW, is invaluable for checking the status of your organization’s certification authorities (CA). It was first released as…
  • Installing VMware View Group Policy ADM templates

    Brian Suhr
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    The tuning of VMware View and many policy settings can be accomplished via Active Directory group policy. These settings are not in Active Directory by default and must be loaded. In today's post, I will walk through the steps to load the VMware View administrative template (ADM) files into AD. Locate the View ADM Files To get the process started, find the ADM templates on one of the View connection servers already installed. The files are stored in the following folder location: c:\install directory\VMware\Vmware View\Server\extras\GroupPolicyFiles Once you have located the files, copy them…
  • How to Create a New Workflow with Visio and SharePoint Designer

    Flash Denning
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:30 am
    I’ve been so impressed with Workflows in SharePoint 2013. It is one of the features that can make a dramatically positive impression on the project stakeholders and can enable you to improve the business processes that people will come to rely upon. The Workflow 4.5 language is something that can be approached using Visual Studio – and from a purely developer perspective, you don’t ever have to open Visual Studio to put together a great workflow. This article is going to show you the steps required to create a workflow using SharePoint Designer 2013 and Visio Pro 2013 that can be used…
  • Microsoft Azure: Virtual Machines, Virtual Networking, and RDS

    Aidan Finn
    16 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    In part one of this series I talked about what Microsoft Azure (formerly known as Windows Azure) offers to IT pros, and how you can consume the service, including trials and production usage. In this second part I am going to discuss my early experiences with Microsoft Azure, talk about what I like, what I think needs to improve, and how I think Azure will impact your employment status. First Experiences with Virtual Machines The early adopters of IaaS were deploying virtual machines that were known as virtual private servers (VPS) before the term "cloud" was a twinkle in the eye of some evil…
  • Going to TechEd 2014? Meet your favorite Petri Authors in Person!

    Jeff James
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:12 am
    Are you headed to Microsoft TechEd 2014 in Houston, TX this year? Several authors and contributors for the Petri IT Knowledgebase will be there as well, and we'd love to get the chance to meet some of our readers in person in an informal setting. That's why we're planning the first-ever Petri IT Knowledgebase Author Meet and Greet (sponsored by Veeam Software) at TechEd this year: If you're attending the show, you'll get the chance to meet Petri contributors like Daniel Petri, Aidan Finn, Phoummala Schmitt, J. Peter Bruzesse, and more. Author Meet and Greet Event Details We're holding the…
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    My Technology Guide: Windows, OS X, Linux, iOS, Android, Security, Software Reviews and more

  • Windows 8.1 Update Problems: Failed To Install Update Due To Errors 80070020, 80073712, 0x800f081f

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

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

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

    SK Mezanul Haque
    30 Mar 2014 | 3:56 pm
    Microsoft on second Tuesday of every month releases new patches (popularly known as “Patch Tuesday“) for Windows, which sometimes needs a system reboot. We have earlier shown ways to shutdown Windows without applying Windows updates. That quick tip was handy if you are in an emergency and you need to shutdown Windows quickly. Although the software giant is trying to make the […] You are reading: Windows Update: Enable or Disable Automatic System Reboot which was originally published to My Technology Guide by SK Mezanul Haque. You can subscribe to our RSS feeds in…
  • Download Microsoft Office For iPad

    SK Mezanul Haque
    28 Mar 2014 | 5:05 pm
    The wait is finally over! Microsoft Office for iPad is finally here. Using Microsoft’s touch version of the Office productivity suite on your iPad you can now do your work while you are on the move. Well, for editing Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint files you need to have Office 365 subscription, viewing Office documents and playing […] You are reading: Download Microsoft Office For iPad which was originally published to My Technology Guide by SK Mezanul Haque. You can subscribe to our RSS feeds in order to receive daily updates whenever we publish new content. © Copyright…
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  • 12 Things Out Of The Box Macs Can Do That PCs Can’t

    Adi Abdurab
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:58 am
    Before we begin, a disclaimer. Even though I write mostly about Macs and this post’s title is inherently antagonistic, please know that the content is created strictly for comparison. We are not living in a fanboy delusion on the subject of Macs vs PCs. We know full well that no matter what we try, Macs do not stack up to PCs when it comes to gaming. We also know that even after the decline in sales, PCs still command nearly 90% of the computing market. None of that information is alien to us. With that in mind, we approach the subject of things Macs can do and PCs can’t,…
  • How To Select Multiple Tiles In Start Screen Of Windows 8.1 Update 1

    Waqas Ahmed
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:18 am
    Microsoft’s tiled operating system received its second major update last week when the tech titan released the new Windows 8.1 Update 1 to the public. For those who missed our coverage, Update 1 has brought several new features to the table such as the ability to pin Windows Store apps to the taskbar, app install notifications, title bars, among others. One additional change is the introduction of a new context menu on Start Screen. This context menu carries options for pinning and unpinning, resizing, and uninstallation of apps and other items, which were previously accessible from App…
  • InstalledDriversList Lists All Device Drivers Currently Installed On Your PC

    Waqas Ahmed
    14 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    When dealing with a new Windows installation, it’s quite common to run into driver headaches. Every installed component on your PC concluding your printer, scanner, keyboard, mouse, and even internal devices like GPU, network adapter, and hard drive etc., use a device driver to communicate with your computer, and its installed operating system. People deal with driver issues in different ways; some will look into Device Manager utility in Windows to rectify the issue while others may directly find and identify missing drivers on the manufacturer’s website. But sometimes there’s…
  • SmoothVideo Project Increases Frame Rate In Your Default Media Player For HD Playback

    Waqas Ahmed
    11 Apr 2014 | 5:18 am
    When Peter Jackson released the first Hobbit film, many cinema goers who watched it in 3D experienced repeated motion sickness caused by the film’s soap opera styled quality. This was because the entire thing was shot in 48 frames per second (fps), rather than the industry standard of 24 fps. But where the majority of people didn’t like the change, the rest of us found it a major step forward in big screen entertainment. And since then, I’ve been trying on my own to bring similar fluidity to the films that are in my own collection. SmoothVideo Project (SVP) is an open source Windows…
  • Here’s What’s New In The Windows 8.1 Update 1

    Waqas Ahmed
    10 Apr 2014 | 6:07 am
    The last time we covered something important about Windows 8 was back in October 2013 when we explored the many new features that were introduced via Windows 8.1. Boot to desktop and the deeply-missed Start Menu button were the noteworthy features that aimed to bridge the gap between the ‘desktop’ and the ‘Modern UI’ environments. The Redmond based software giant has now released another similar patch labeled Windows 8.1 Update 1 which was recently made available via Windows Update tool. We installed it on our desktop to see what exactly Microsoft brought to the table, so here’s…
 
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  • How To Get The Most From Your Internet Connection

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Mozilla launches WebMaker

    18 Apr 2014 | 10:09 am
    Mozilla Foundation has launched Webmaker, a project dedicated to help you create amazing web applications and more. WebMaker is a place for all creative persons whereby the selective group of... For more visit TheWindowsClub.com.
  • Show less or Show more Apps in Windows 8.1 Start Screen

    18 Apr 2014 | 9:49 am
    With Windows 8.1 Update, your Start Screen has been more improved. Microsoft has worked hard to make the Start Screen more user friendly. In this series of enhancement, you have now the option to... For more visit TheWindowsClub.com.
  • Get country-specific Outlook Email ID like @outlook.in, etc

    18 Apr 2014 | 7:59 am
    The popular free email service from Microsoft, Outlook.com also allows you to sign-up for country-specific email IDs. Microsoft offers several country-specific @outlook addresses. If you would like... For more visit TheWindowsClub.com.
  • Troubleshooter updated to fix Windows 8.1 Update 10×80070002, 0×80070003 errors

    17 Apr 2014 | 9:08 pm
    Microsoft appears to have updated Windows Update Troubleshooter to fix Windows 8.1 Update 0×80070002 and 0×80070003 errors in Windows 8.1.  Yesterday, Microsoft updated its Knowledge Base... For more visit TheWindowsClub.com.
  • Office Online gets new features: Printing, Tell Me, Commenting, etc

    17 Apr 2014 | 9:39 am
    Barely months have passed when Satya Nadella assumed charge as the CEO of Microsoft, a series of reforms followed his office acceptance. First, we saw the announcement of Office apps for iPad,... For more visit TheWindowsClub.com.
 
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  • You may be offered KB 2919355 again. Really only a small update.

    17 Apr 2014 | 11:02 pm
    If you don’t have Windows 8.1 computers in a network where updates are managed by WSUS over an SSL connection, you haven’t been affected by a problem with the KB 2919355 update (part of the Windows 8.1 Update 1). Windows 8.1 computers will be of...
  • Here are some things to consider before you put critical data in the cloud.

    17 Apr 2014 | 10:49 pm
    The access to (and the cost of) cloud storage has basically plummeted in the past year. More and more, we are thinking of storing data in “the cloud”. The advantages are many, but there are concerns, security being the biggest one. This article a...
  • Finally. Kill switches are coming to cell phones

    17 Apr 2014 | 10:34 pm
    Seems as if the wireless carriers in the US have agreed to implement “Kill Switches” in cell phones. These will allow the owner to remotely turn the phone into a “brick” if it’s stolen. The downsides are: Only phones sold in the second hal...
  • If you are business user, you may have more time to install Windows 8.1 Update 1

    16 Apr 2014 | 10:34 pm
    Previously, Microsoft had stated that ALL Windows 8.1 users must install Update 1 (available in the April Patch Tuesday releases) in order to get any further updates (Windows 8.0 users will, for now, continue to get updates). http://it.toolbox.co...
  • Oracle publishes another update to Java

    16 Apr 2014 | 9:56 pm
    As usual, it’s highly recommended that you upgrade Java, if you have it installed. The usual advice still applies… If you don’t use/need it, uninstall Java. It’s close to (if not already) the #1 on hackers’ hit list. http://www.oracle.com/technet...
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  • Flipkart Reduces Lumia 520 Price To INR 7207

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

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

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

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

    Kamaldeep Singh
    26 Mar 2014 | 5:00 am
    The post Make Photos Look Old with Old Photo for Windows Phone appeared first on Windowsphonereview, a site about Windows Phone reviews. If you want to make a photo look old but lack the photoshop skills to do so, you can easily do that with Old Photo for Windows Phone application. Priced at just $0.99, the app comes with more than 50 original and exclusive effects for your photos. The Old Photo for Windows Phone is super […]
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  • Set OneDrive in Windows 8.1 to Make All Your Files Available Offline

    Ciprian Adrian Rusen
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:32 am
    OneDrive in Windows 8.1 uses a new technology named Smart Files. This allows you to access your files even though they are not fully copied on your PC or device and save disk space at the same time. However, some users won’t need this feature and they will want all their files available offline so that they can use them even when they are not connected to the Internet. This is possible and it implies turning off Smart Files. Here’s how it is done:
  • How to Take Screenshots in Windows Phone 8 and 8.1

    Ciprian Adrian Rusen
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:45 am
    Taking screenshots in Windows Phone has been problematic, at least until the release of Windows Phone 8. Now this task can be done with ease, by pressing two buttons on your phone. Also, Windows Phone 8.1 has changed the procedure for taking screenshots, which may confuse users. To learn how to take screenshots in Windows Phone 8 and 8.1, read this quick tutorial.
  • Learn When OneDrive Last Synchronized Your Files & Force a Manual Sync

    Ciprian Adrian Rusen
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:07 am
    Even though I like the OneDrive service and I use it a lot in Windows 8.1, there are a few quirks that I have trouble with. One of it is the fact that it is difficult to figure out how to convince OneDrive to manually synchronize your files right now, without waiting for it to discover your newly added files in a couple of minutes. Another quirk is that sometimes you need to know when it performed the last synchronization so that you have an idea whether it has synchronized the latest files you have added or not. Here’s how to do both these things without having to waste time figuring out…
  • How to Use the Narrator on Windows 8.1 Desktop PCs

    Marte Brengle
    16 Apr 2014 | 3:24 am
    If you tried to use the Narrator application in Windows 7, you know it wasn't quite ready for prime time. Fortunately, Microsoft has made some great improvements in Narrator for Windows 8.1, basically turning it into a whole new program. Let's see what the new Narrator is all about and how to use it on any desktop computer.
  • 7 Ways to Shut Down or Restart a Windows 8 & Windows 8.1 PC or Device

    Ciprian Adrian Rusen
    15 Apr 2014 | 4:09 am
    When you first use Windows 8 or Windows 8.1, you will have a hard time figuring out how to shut down or restart your computer. Only Windows 8.1 Update improves the situation and offers an intuitive and “in your face" menu for shutting down your device. In this guide I will share all the methods you can use for shutting down a Windows 8. PC or device. You'll discover several new ways of doing this, so read on.
 
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  • Open source apps that respect your privacy and don’t participate in mass surveillance

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

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

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

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

    admin
    17 Mar 2014 | 8:39 am
    Tweet 50.000.000 apps A deep knowledge of PC apps. It has been now almost 5 years that Allmyapps helps PC users discovering and updating their applications. Since the beginning, we helped our users install and update more than 50.000.000 PC applications. As every app in our catalog is carefully installed, reviewed and controlled by our expert team, it is needless to say that we gained some serious knowledge and expertise when it comes to PC applications. An evolving demographic. At the same time, the demographics of Allmyapps users has evolved quite a bit. From a couple thousands technophile…
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  • Sony extends PS4's lead over Xbox One despite 'Titanfall' launch

    Sean Hollister
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:03 pm
    Titanfall was the best-selling game for the month of March, according to NPD, but it didn't help Microsoft take the lead in the latest console war. Today, Microsoft has announced that the Xbox One has shipped over five million units to retailers, but yesterday Sony reported selling seven million units of the PlayStation 4. That's a sizable lead for Sony, especially considering that Sony says those consoles were actually sold to consumers, not just those sitting on retail shelves. (The PlayStation 4 is frequently sold out.) Still, it's important to note that neither company is losing this…
  • Nokia suspends Lumia 2520 tablet sales due to electric shock risk

    Aaron Souppouris
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:53 am
    Nokia has suspended sales of its Lumia 2520 tablet in the UK, Austria, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Russia, and Switzerland after discovering a fault with its charger. Around 30,000 users are affected, and Nokia is recommending anyone who owns the specific charger (AC-300) to stop using it immediately. The issue stems from the plastic cover of the charger's plug, which "could come loose and separate." This would expose internal components that "pose a hazard of an electric shock" if touched while the plug is in a live socket. In addition to "delaying" the sales of the 2520 in the above…
  • Microsoft gives Bing users a taste of its Cortana personal assistant

    Chris Welch
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:59 am
    Microsoft's personal assistant Cortana was designed to make Windows Phone smarter and more helpful, but its features won't be limited to smartphones. Today the company announced that Bing now offers some of the same features that make Windows Phone 8.1 feel more "personal." New cards that appear on Bing's homepage will track news headlines, local weather, flight status, and stock performance based on your preferences. And that's just the start; Microsoft says there's "more to come" in the company's continued effort to "help you keep track of things that matter to you." Bing is the…
  • Clippy replaces Cortana in Windows Phone 8.1 Easter egg

    Tom Warren
    15 Apr 2014 | 9:32 am
    Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8.1 update was released only yesterday, but Cortana users have already discovered a number of funny responses from Microsoft's new personal digital assistant. The best Easter egg is the return of Clippy, Microsoft’s assistant from Office. While Clippy doesn’t fully replace Cortana, he will show up temporarily if you ask "do you like Clippy?" Other "chit chat" responses include "do you like Steve Ballmer?" to receive a developers, developers, developers reference, or "do you like Satya Nadella?" to get Cortana’s take on Microsoft’s new…
  • Xbox One update rolling out with Kinect improvements and friend notifications

    Tom Warren
    14 Apr 2014 | 8:29 pm
    Microsoft seems to be improving its Xbox One software on a monthly basis, and April is no different. Starting today, the software maker is rolling out its latest update to Xbox One consoles, bringing some new features and improvements along the way. Xbox 360 owners will be familiar with friend notifications when players arrive online, but the Xbox One strangely lacked this feature at launch. Today’s update brings the friends notifications back, along with the ability to identify friends who are playing multiplayer games. Microsoft has also turned its attention to…
 
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  • Why You Might Want to Hold Off Developing Apps for Windows 8

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Michael
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:25 am
    Windows Phone 8.1 allows you to transfer apps from the built-in storage to the SD card (providing that your Windows Phone has a microSD slot). This could help a lot especially if your device has limited capacity (4GB or 8 ... Read More The post How to move apps to your MicroSD card on Windows Phone 8.1 appeared first on Windows Phone Area.
  • Funny questions to ask Cortana

    Diyan
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:57 am
    Cortana was created as a personal assistant, combining some of the best features from Siri and Google Now. She can help you in different ways, like setting reminders and alarms, getting directions, making phone calls, ect., but she also shows ... Read More The post Funny questions to ask Cortana appeared first on Windows Phone Area.
  • Stream Live videos with Reelsome

    Diyan
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:45 am
    Reelsome is a video streaming app for Windows Phone that lets you shoot video and share it with the world in real time. One of its major advantages over Google’s Live Streaming is that Reelsome is very easy to use, ... Read More The post Stream Live videos with Reelsome appeared first on Windows Phone Area.
  • HERE Drive+ for Windows Phone 8.1 now available for free

    Michael
    16 Apr 2014 | 5:05 am
    Nokia promised to make its HERE Drive+ navigation free for all smartphones running Windows Phone 8.1, and as soon as Microsoft unleashed “Preview for Developers” all users received an update which transformed HERE Drive to Drive+. In addition, HERE Maps ... Read More The post HERE Drive+ for Windows Phone 8.1 now available for free appeared first on Windows Phone Area.
  • Living Images bring your memories to life

    Diyan
    16 Apr 2014 | 1:30 am
    We’ve recently talked about some additional services Nokia intends to roll out alongside Windows Phone 8.1 to all Lumia smartphones. Now we have more detailed information on a feature called “Living Images”, part of Nokia’s Lumia Cyan software update. It ... Read More The post Living Images bring your memories to life appeared first on Windows Phone Area.
 
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  • 5 Best Galaxy S5 Cases For Your New Samsung Flagship Phone

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

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

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

    Waqas Ahmed
    3 Apr 2014 | 10:23 am
    This is one of those days when we bring you the best of the web. If you haven’t been with us, the aim of this series is to present best websites scattered across the web – ranging from free photo editors to awesome blogging tools to online video streaming services and everything in between. We ... Source: 25 Best Websites Of The Month – April 2014 Edition via Tech Attend.
  • How To Root Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900F With CF-Auto-Root

    Waqas Ahmed
    30 Mar 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Last month at the Mobile World Congress, Samsung unveiled its new flagship phone for 2014. The Galaxy S5 is an impressive device as we have seen, and Samsung will hope it sells as well as the phone it has replaced. We’re almost certain that millions of people will flock to purchase the Galaxy S5 as ... Source: How To Root Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900F With CF-Auto-Root via Tech Attend.
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  • Migrating Exchange from 2003 to 2010 – Part IV

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

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

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

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

    Gareth Gudger
    21 Mar 2014 | 9:50 am
    If you have used Windows Server products for some time, then you have probably run into Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration. It’s that pesky feature that Content Blocks any site not in your Trusted Zone. Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration Content Block One workaround is to simply add every site that you trust. This is the preferred Microsoft way to allow access. When this dialog box appears, click the Add button. Internet Explorer Trusted Sites Add The Add this website field should already be populated with the site you are trying to access. Simply click…
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  • Heartbleed Bug, 5 things you can do to Protect yourself from the Heartbleed Bug!

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

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

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

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

    Nipun Parikh
    16 Mar 2014 | 12:07 am
    5 Cool Features of Windows Phone, you are sure to like!!!Windows Phone, the mobile Operating System, which became famous with the Nokia's Lumia series, is now the trending Operating System at the moment. It currently is at the third place in terms of market share, behind Apple's iOS, and Google's Android. We take a look at 5 cool features of Windows Phone, which makes it different from other operating systems, and which anyone would like if they make a switch from Android or iOS.1)Metro UIThe most striking feature of Windows Phone, for me, is the Metro UI also called as the "Modern UI". The…
 
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