Sunday, July 20, 2014

Miradore To Add Windows Phone Support To Their MDM Service

Many companies these days are implementing the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy allowing employees to bring their own smartphones and tablets to work. This reduces the IT infrastructure burden on the company and makes things easier for the employees.

Using the Miradore MDM service

One of the main concerns many organizations have about implementing BYOD policy, is with networking all these different devices properly online, ensuring secure transmission of the data among these devices, and so on. There are many IT firms providing the online cloud service to take care of these needs. A good example is the Mobile Device Management service from Miradore.

Using Miradore’s online cloud service, you can easily manage all the different mobile devices connected to the corporate network. Miradore launched this service only recently, and is still in the beta phase. But, Mobile Device Management is currently available for free, and you can install the app in all the mobile devices to start using the service.

When the beta version of the service was first launched, it supported only the Google Android and Apple iOS phones. There was no Windows support, which left this service out of reach for all the Windows Phone users. The main reason for this decision was the small user base for the Windows Phone OS.

However, Miradore soon started receiving requests to launch the service for the Windows Phone OS as well. And, the company has now added Windows support to their online Mobile Device Management service. There are slight differences when it comes to the features of this service on different mobile OS platforms.

You can visit the Miradore website, where you will find a table displaying the features and options available for the service on different smartphone operating systems. Remember that the MDM service is still in its beta phase, and more features and options are likely to be added in the coming. For now, the free version MDM service sets no limit on the number of devices that can be attached to the network. But, this might change when the service moves from the beta phase to production.

Miradore has made it clear that the free version will still be available even after the beta phase. But, some of the features will be locked and you will have to upgrade to a paid version for accessing them. The full paid version is expected to be launched before the end of this year.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Managing SkyDrive With iOS Devices

If you are using SkyDrive online storage service, you can easily access all the information you have stored in the application using your iOS devices. Be it your iPhone, iPad or even iPod, you can access the stored data in SkyDrive through any of these devices.

According to the Microsoft help and support team, you need to adhere to some tips while accessing SkyDrive from your iOS device.

View buttons:

You can find four buttons across the middle of the bottom bar of the app, wherein you can use the first three to change your file view. Along the middle of the lower bar, another set of three buttons will be available, which can be used to view your files. These three buttons include Files, Recent and Shared options.


At the very right bottom bar, there is another button by the name Settings button. This gear wheel button comprises of only one item on this list that the users can change. With the options available here, the users can see the account they are logged in, the available storage as well as different links to the app’s privacy statement and other help resources. The only changeable option would be under Photo Uploads.

Edit/Add button:

You can find a button at the upper right of the SkyDrive interface that will help you to easily edit and add files. While you select to add a file, you will be able to create folders, take new photos to add by using the built-in camera option as well as select the existing photos to upload from the iOS device.

File Options:

You can tap on a file to open it in its own screen. According to the Microsoft help and support team, while doing so, you can see buttons appearing at the top and bottom of the screen. While the left-facing arrow can redirect you to the main SkyDrive interface, the four buttons available at the bottom of the screen can help you to work with the file. The buttons that are present from left to right on the screen enable the users to share a file as well as perform other related functions such as changing the permissions of the file and copying a hyperlink for it to the Clipboard.

Therefore, the next time you use your iOS device to access the information stored in SkyDrive, make sure you follow these useful tips. To know more about the features of SkyDrive, feel free to contact our technical support personnel.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Steps To Create A Web Folder In Your Computer

Windows 7 and Windows Vista computers come with a large number features integrated in them. You might have found many websites, which allow you to work with different files online. Now, if you wish to move these files to your computer, you can easily do this with a few simple steps. In this post, we will find out how to create a web folder in your Windows 7 or Windows Vista computer.

Steps Involved

According to Windows Vista help center, it is advisable that you do not create a web folder if you are using a shared computer. This is because others could access the files saved in the computer. The steps involved in the process are explained below.
  • Press the Windows logo on the keyboard and open the Start menu.
  • Locate Computer from the right pane of the Start menu and click it. 
  • When you are in the window for Computer, you will find various hard disk partitions. Right-click the vacant space in the window and you will receive a small sub menu, which has different options like View, Sort By, Refresh etc. 
  • Select the option Add a Network Location, which you can find above the option Properties. 
  • The above step launches the wizard for Add Network Location. In the welcome page of the Add Network Location wizard, choose the button Next.
  • Below the question, Where do you want to create this network location, you will find two choices. The first option is MSN Communities and the next one is Choose a custom network location. Select the second option and click the button Next.
  • The next window comes with the heading Specify the location of your website. Type the URL of the website in the space for Internet or network address. You will receive a small box for Examples, which shows you the examples for shared folder, web share and FTP site. Look at this example before entering the website URL. 
  • Click the button Next.
  • A new window pops up, which asks you to enter the User Name and Password for the website, which you wish to access. 
  • Enter the details and mark the box for Remember Password.
  • Click the button OK.
  • Select the button Next and then Finish to complete the setup.
With the above steps, you can add a web folder in your computer. For further help, you may contact Windows Vista help center or our technical support team.