Friday, May 30, 2014

Get Office 365 Personal Just For $70 Per Year

Microsoft is renowned for manufacturing and sales of many products and applications. One of the popular applications designed by Microsoft is Microsoft Office, which is commonly employed in all organizations. Microsoft Office contains various programs like Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc. Several versions of Microsoft Office have been released by Microsoft and the Office 365 suite is one among them. Office 365 uses cloud services, and as a result, users can make use of the application from anywhere around the world.

Microsoft always provides various offers for their products and similarly, is all set now to give a cheap subscription offer for the new Office 365 suite. By paying $69.99 per year or $6.99 per month, users can install Office 365 on a single Mac, PC, or tablet. The revised price for the productivity suite is much lesser when compared to that of the Office 365 Home Premium edition. However, Office 365 Home Premium can be used in more than five computers.

There are several other features provided by the Office 365 suite, which includes the ability to synchronize all your existing data with the cloud storage solution OneDrive and access to various applications like Excel, Word, Outlook, Publisher, PowerPoint, OneNote, and Access over the cloud. This means that you will not have to pay an additional fee to get Microsoft Outlook. With the initial subscription fee, user will also get a free 20GB of OneDrive storage space and can make free calls for 60 minutes using Skype to more than 60 countries all across the world.

There are also other versions of Office 365 available to the users for free that includes Office Home & Student 2013 editions, which are available for just $140. The price is the same for a two-year subscription for Office 365 Personal edition, but you will not be able to get access to some of the applications like Publisher, Outlook, or Access. Therefore, to get access to all the productivity applications, you are required to go for Office Professional for $400, which is five times more than the subscription cost of Office 365. Moreover, subscribing to this package will also allow you to get upgrades whenever any upgrade is released, and that too, without paying any extra money.

Nevertheless, if you do not want to use all the programs in Microsoft Office 365, and want to use only the email client application, you can get Microsoft Outlook as a standalone application. Call our tech support team to learn more on the matter

Friday, May 23, 2014

How To Find PST Files In Outlook 2007 And 2010

Microsoft Outlook is an email application client from Microsoft coming as a part of the Microsoft Office suite. In fact, it is a popular email application client from Microsoft and is often employed for both business and personal uses. In Microsoft Outlook, all the data including your emails are saved in the form of a PST files where PST refers to personal storage table. They can sometimes be encrypted or not and you may need to use the password to open them. This mainly depends on the settings that you use. However, unless you have encrypted the PST files, they will not be encrypted.

Many of the users will be wondering about the location where these PST files are saved. A user will need to know the location, if anything mysterious happens with your PST files. These PST files can become corrupt at any time and it will result in the loss of all the Outlook information. In this case, you need to use the inbuilt repair tool present in the Outlook application to recover these PST files. Thus, it is necessary to know the location of the PST files.

Generally, there are two options available to find the PST files and these options are very simple. Firstly, if you are using the Outlook 2010 version, then you need to click and open the menu called File followed by clicking the option called Account Settings whereas in Outlook 2007 version, you need to click the tab called Tools and then Account Settings. Doing this will bring about a window containing various tabs, which will help a user to organize various contents in Outlook. Moreover, it will also present you with Outlook files containing both OST and PST files. You can understand the file type by looking at its name. If you need to open it, click and highlight it followed by clicking the option called Open Folder found on top of the list.

It is also possible to open PST files without the need of opening the Outlook application. In fact, you can open these files from the User Data folder. All you need to do is type %localappdata%\Microsoft\Outlook\ in the address bar and press the key labeled Enter using your keyboard. Now, the folder will be open in your screen.

These tips will help you to find the PST files present in the Microsoft Outlook application. For more help with Outlook, contact the Outlook support number. Our Outlook support number can help with Outlook versions 2007, 2010 and all others.

Microsoft Announces Educational Projects For Reversing IT Skills Gap

Of late, Microsoft has been churning out several interesting projects in order to help advance education and prepare the students for demanding IT jobs in future. This educational venture proposed by Microsoft was presented in the British Education Technology and Training Show as well as at the Education World Forum.

As mentioned on the official website, this is an invitation-only conference, wherein the main focus is on including innovative ideas in teaching and "debating future practice in education." The various sponsors of EFW show include big IT firms such as Microsoft, Intel and HP. Microsoft’s Anthony Salcito who serves as the vice president of Worldwide Education said that the software giant’s commitment to education and provide quality features is unparalleled. In a blog post, he mentioned that Microsoft is certainly experiencing the effects of an IT skills gap and that "that technology itself will not transform education." He also stated that the company has partnered with several educators, administrators and students for over 25 years and is taking great measures to improve the quality of education. Upon releasing the statement, Microsoft help forum witnessed several active discussions from the existing users who expressed their views on this topic.

The software giant has been working in unison with UNESCO as well as with several leading NGOs and the main goal has been to provide excellent digital literacy services using mobile devices and literacy education for the users. The announcement of the Microsoft Certified Educator (MCE) Exam and the Teaching with Technology e-learning curriculum, which will soon be available in several other languages, is a part of this innovative educational strategy. As it was mentioned in the Microsoft help forum, this e-learning curriculum will be available in languages like Spanish, Brazilian, Portuguese, Arabic, Indonesian and Mandarin. Salcito states that the coursework will be available in all the countries and is also intended to enhance the overall quality of education, and to make students better prepared for future IT jobs. Now, Microsoft started to work in collaboration with other biggies in the field such as Intel, Pearson, and interactive learning specialist Promethean, for the Deep Learning program. This involves taking input from over 1000 schools, and the main focus is on how to get students to connect and flourish in the modern world.

The Collaborative Assessment Alliance or CAA that Microsoft has partnered with other companies, thus promises to be a lot beneficial in making the students well acquainted with the recent advancements in the technology.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

MediaTab To Add Media Information In Windows Explorer Properties Windows

If you are addicted to movies and watch many movies in your computer, you would have came across a lot of issues preventing you from watching the movies you like. The most common error would be the one that states that the required codec for playing the video was not found in your computer. However if you choose to run the media carefully by selecting the correct player for each type of file, then you might not ever run into such error statements, suggest Windows support number technicians.

Most computers are equipped only with the Windows Media Player program and by default, the program is the default media player program in every Windows computer. The issue found here is that since the media player has only options to limited formats of media, you would have to install extra codec for running certain media files in the program. If you have no extra codec installed in the system, the program will not be able to render media files.

There is another option; you could install a codec pack on the computer, so that the media player program will be able to render all types of media files. However, the problem with installing a codec pack is that it installs a lot of codecs in the system taking lots of memory when you are in need of only two or may be three codecs for running certain file types. Windows support number technicians advice you that the best method is to install a program like Video Inspector or Codec Toolbox in your system, so that you might be able to find which all codecs are needed for running the media files on your system.

The MediaTab toolbar is the one in the third category. The main function of the program is to attach itself to the Windows Explorer Properties tab and then display the details about the file types and required codecs for playing the media. You can access the program by right clicking on the file and then selecting the Properties tab. The program also provides the user information about the media ranging from the video bit rate to audio compression or stream size.

The information displayed on the screen can then be copied or exported to a text file or HTML file and can be used for future references.

Monday, May 19, 2014

How To Connect To Xbox Live And Windows Live Messenger

Windows Live Messenger is a well know application released by Microsoft for carrying out instant messaging with family and friends. Now, it is available as a part of Xbox Live in the coming version and it will also have some other features like improvements in video chat, full screen video chat, in core instant messaging, and providing more ways to share videos and photos to other friends who are there in the Xbox Live.

The new details about the controller free Kinect for Xbox 360 was unveiled by Microsoft following the E3 conference. The former name of this project was Project Natal and it includes the details about the ways to have real time video conferences with thousands and millions of Xbox Live and Windows Live messenger users. This is a very important feature that you need to look forward to and it is expected to be available to the users in the next year.

When this functionality is included in the new version, the users will benefit the most as it provides a very good communication experience. Using Messenger, you can bring friend and families directly to your living room, these features will make the communication between them easier and thereby helping you to remain in touch all the time.

Features and benefits of including Windows Live Messenger in Xbox 360

  • Including Windows Live messenger on Xbox Live will help you to have the contact that is there in both the services in one place. Therefore, providing easy access to the contact.
  • It will help you to know the news about yourself and will help you to chat with more than two people at a time.
  • It allows you to add and edit contacts.
Using Windows Live Messenger on Xbox 360 is very easy. All you need to have is a Windows Live ID and by using this, you will be able to log in to all the services provided by Windows. After that, navigate to the Xbox Live area and after which, you need to choose the option labeled Chat and IM followed by clicking Messenger. This will help you to make an easy login to the Windows Live messenger account and you can start communicating with your friends and family almost instantly.

For more news and information regarding connecting to Windows Live Messenger, contact Windows Live Chat support team. Windows Live chat support team will be able to help you in clearing all the doubts and issues related to Windows Live Messenger program.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Office For IPad Gets AirPrint Support

Microsoft Office is one of the most popular office applications suites available. Microsoft has cashed in its popularity by releasing an MS Office mobile app version that would run on operating systems like Google Android and Apple iOS. This is a win-win situation for both parties involved.

About the Microsoft Office for iPad app

Microsoft would actually prefer its Office users switching to their mobile OS – Windows Phone 8 OS – for using the MS Office applications. However, the Windows 8 Phone OS has failed to make any impact in the market so far. As Microsoft has started expanding its cloud subscription services, they released the MS Office 365 cloud subscription package.

Now, the MS Office for iPad is available as a freeware app, but with limited options. But, if you wanted to use the full version MS Office, then you would have to subscribe to the MS Office 365 cloud service. The freeware MS Office for iPad would contain the MS Word, MS Excel and PowerPoint applications.

But, in the freeware app, you would only be able to open and view your Word documents, Excel spreadsheets and PowerPoint presentation slides. If you want to edit them or create a new MS Office file in iPad for any of these applications, then you have upgrade to the MS Office 365 cloud service.

MS Office for iPad gets AirPrint support

The MS Office for iPad got an update recently. It now supports the AirPrint function available in iPads. AirPrint refers to the wireless print standard used in Apple iPad. The update has also fixed some of the technical bugs that were affecting the MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint applications.

The new AirPrint support would work fine in MS Word for printing documents. You can use the Print option in MS Excel to print the data within a selected range, all the data in a single worksheet or the whole spreadsheet document. Also, you can take printout of individual slides or the complete PowerPoint presentation file.

Even with all these new print options, the freeware app is not as good as the full version. However, the full version MS Office 365 app for iPad, would cost you about 69.99$ for one year subscription. By subscribing to this service, you can access this cloud service from two devices maximum – your iPad and your home or workplace computer.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Tips For Integrating Outlook 2007 With Gmail Using IMAP

The Gmail web service is truly fascinating to use but there may be a slight disagreement from certain groups of people who are more accustomed to using email clients. Many people will be comfortable accessing Gmail on email clients like Microsoft Outlook 2007. Now the provision for users to use IMAP is provided. Google makes use of Gmail on Microsoft Outlook 2007 an even wiser and easier option. You have to follow the below mentioned Outlook setting guidelines for using Gmail on Outlook 2007 via IMAP.

Steps to follow
  • Access Gmail and choose Settings. 
  • Select the tab by the name Forwarding and POP/IMAP and choose the radio button by the name Enable IMAP. Choose the Save Changes option. 
  • Access Microsoft Outlook 2007. Select Tools and click on Account Settings. 
  • Select New. 
  • Choose the radio button corresponding to IMAP, POP3, Microsoft Exchange or HTTP. Select the Next button. 
  • A check box will be present beside the option Manually Configure Server Settings Or Additional Server Types. Place a check mark on it and choose the Next button. 
  • Select the radio button corresponding to Internet E-Mail and choose the Next button. 
  • Different fields will be available and you will have to complete them correctly. Choose More Settings. 
  • Choose Outgoing Server Tab and check mark the check box corresponding to My Outgoing Server Requires Authentication. Select the Advanced tab. Type in the respective settings and upon completion, choose the OK button. 
  • Choose the Test Account Settings button. 
  • Choose Next and select Finish in order to finish the installation. 
Tips for sending mail via GMAIL IMAP Account

Utilizing the Gmail IMAP is very easy for the purpose of sending mails. Compose a mail as you do always and before sending,
  • Choose Account and click on the Gmail IMAP Account. 
  • Select Choose Folder. 
  • Select Choose An Existing Folder and choose Trash under Gmail Folder List. Choose OK. The copies of mails sent via Gmail IMAP account will be available in the sent mail folder. 
  • By adhering to the above mentioned steps, duplicate mails in the sent mail folder can easily be prevented. 
Managing Gmail in Outlook

In the navigation bar of Outlook, you will be able to view the new Gmail Tree after adding the Gmail account and upon sending the first mail.

By following the above-mentioned Outlook setting guidelines, you can easily use Gmail on Outlook 2007 via IMAP.