Showing posts with label Microsoft. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Microsoft. Show all posts

Windows 8.1 is Available to Download Now

Posted by Unknown Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013


Finally Microsoft announced the release of Windows 8.1 and you can download it for free from Windows Store if you are a Windows 8 user. If you are using an earlier version of Windows like Windows 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP,   the Windows 8.1 upgrade will costs $119.99 for the regular version and $199.99 for Windows 8.1 Pro. 

As you know Windows 8.1 is the first major update on Windows 8 family and the update includes several new and enhanced features including more customizable Start Screen, better multi-monitor support and a "global" search etc…You may have n number of questions related with upgrade, so I strongly recommend go through the FAQ session before you going buy and upgrade. 

Starting today, Windows 8.1 will be available in packaged DVD at retail locations around the world and also it will be available on new devices.


Windows 8.1 Preview is Available to Download Now

Posted by Unknown Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2013
WIndows 8.1

Microsoft released Windows 8.1 preview and is available to download now. Widows8.1 is a free update for Windows 8 users later this year through the Windows store and the pre release version lets you try out the new features and improvements in Windows8.1 which includes enhancements in personalization, search, apps, the Windows Store, cloud connectivity, and a lot more. 


Also see Windows 8.1 Preview FAQ session if you have any queries to download and installation


Free Quick Start Guide for Office 2013

Posted by Unknown Posted on Wednesday, February 06, 2013
Microsoft has released the final version of Office 2013 with various new features such as new Start Screen which is similar to Windows 8 Start Screen. It helps you in creating or managing your documents quickly and easily.

If you are new to Office 2013, here is something interesting for you. Microsoft has released Quick Start Guides for Office 2013 to whom finding difficult to use it. It is completely free for download and comes in PDF format.

Quick Start Guide for Office 2013

These guides contain lots of useful tips which will help you in learning new stuff introduced in Office 2013 such as new Start Screen, Ribbon commands, etc. These guides also contain useful keyboard shortcuts to do things quickly and easily. You can download it from following link.

Visit http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/support/office-2013-quick-start-guides-HA103673669.aspx for Free QuickStart Guide for Office 2013

Microsoft Product Life Cycle Search - Microsoft Support

Posted by Unknown Posted on Wednesday, November 28, 2012
It is important that you know how long you will get support from manufacturer when you purchase licensed product. Here I would like to share the product life cycle of Microsoft products.

The product lifecycle of Microsoft is divided into mainstream support and extended support. Mainstream support is the first phase of the product support lifecycle. It covers both security and non-security updates for the operating system, as well as complimentary support that is included with the license and paid support. The extended support phase provides users of the operating system with security updates, and paid support is available as well.

The Windows XP and Windows Vista operating systems for instance are currently in the extended support phase, while Windows 7 and Windows 8 are in the mainstream support phase.

To check your Microsoft product life cycle, click here and search with your product name. It will gives you the details about the product support that offers by Microsoft.

Microsoft Product Lifecycle

Add Windows Media Center to Windows 8 Pro for FREE!!!

Posted by Unknown Posted on Saturday, November 03, 2012
Windows Media Center


Windows 8 Pro no longer includes Media Center bundled with the operating system. If you'd like to get Windows 8 Media Center Pack so you can watch and record live TV with Windows Media Center, you can take advantage of the special offer from Microsoft to get it free if your PC is running Windows 8 Pro. But this offer is limited and will end at the end of January, 2013.

Click here to get a free product key for Media Center and follow the instruction to get it active…

1. Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, and then tap Search.
(If you're using a mouse, point to the upper-right corner of the screen, and then click Search.)

2. Enter add features in the search box, and then tap or click Settings .

3. Tap or click Add features to Windows 8 and then do one of the following:

If you need to purchase a product key, tap or click I want to buy a product key online.
You will be prompted through the steps to buy a product key from there and it will be entered for you. 

If you already have a product key, tap or click I already have a product key.

4. Enter your product key and click Next.

5. Read the license terms, select the check box to accept the license terms, and then click Add features.           

Your PC will restart automatically and Windows Media Center will be available for use.

Windows 8 has been officially released by Microsoft

Posted by Unknown Posted on Saturday, October 27, 2012


At last the latest version of new operating system Windows 8 has been officially released by Microsoft.  Windows 8 includes the new user interface that is best suited to mobile devices like tablets, but can also be used on desktop PCs. It is really a reimagining of Windows. You get a great experience for entertainment and creating content all on the same device, either with touch or with a mouse and keyboard.

Here is the detail of the pricing of the Windows 8 product.

  • Microsoft Windows 8: available for $99.99 during the promotional period
  • Microsoft Windows 8 Pro: available for $139.99 during the promotional period


In 140 countries, people will be able to upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for $39.99 (U.S.) online at Windows.com. Also if you purchased a Windows 7 PC between June 2nd, 2012, and January 31st, 2013, you can register for the Windows Upgrade Offer where you can upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for just $14.99 (U.S.)

Problem Steps Recorder in Windows7

Posted by Unknown Posted on Monday, September 03, 2012
Problem Steps Recorder is a feature in Windows7 which lets you to automatically capture the steps you take on a computer, including a text description of where you clicked and a picture of the screen during each click. Once you capture these steps, you can save them to a file that can be used by a support professional or someone else helping you with a computer problem.
When you record steps on your computer, anything you type will not be recorded. If what you type is an important part of recreating the problem you're trying to solve, use the comment feature described below to highlight where the problem is occurring.
Some programs, like a full-screen game, might not be captured accurately or might not provide useful details to a support professional.

To record and save steps on your computer

1. Open Problem Steps Recorder (To start up Problem Steps Recorder type in “psr.exe” (no quotes) into the Start menu Search box)

2. Click Start Record. On your computer, go through the steps on your computer to reproduce the problem. You can pause the recording at any time, and then resume it later.
3. Click Stop Record.
4. In the Save as dialog box, type a name for the file, and then click Save (the file is saved with the .zip file name extension).
To view the record of the steps you recorded, open the .zip file you just saved, and then double-click the file. The document will open in your browser.
After recording and saving a .zip file, click the help down arrow, and then click Send to E‑mail recipient. This will open an e‑mail message in your default e‑mail program with the last recorded file attached to it.

To annotate problem steps

1. Open Problem Steps Recorder (To start up Problem Steps Recorder type in “psr.exe” (no quotes) into the Start menu Search box)
2. Click Start Record.
3. When you want to add a comment, click Add Comment.
4. Use your mouse to highlight the part of the screen that you want to comment on, type your text in the Highlight Problem and Comment box, and then click OK.
5. Click Stop Record.
6. In the Save as dialog box, type a name for the file, and then click Save.
To view the record of the steps you recorded, open the .zip file you just saved, and then double-click the file. The document will open in your browser.

Connect your Facebook and Twitter account from Outlook.com

Posted by Unknown Posted on Sunday, September 02, 2012
Microsoft rolled out Outlook.com recently and it’s started to eventually replace the current Hotmail service to Outlook.com. There are number of new features available in Outlook.com and one of the coolest features is, it lets you connect with other social media services like Facebook, Twitter, Google, LinkedIn, and Flickr.
To get started with this you will actually need to visit your Microsoft account  and you can click the “Add accounts” option from the left menu bar.  This will take you to a screen that displays available accounts to connect with.  Those already connected can be found under “Manage your accounts”.   

Click on the service you want to access in Outlook.com then choose the “Connect” button and it will take you a screen where you give Microsoft access to manage my contacts.
If you haven’t signed up yet for an account, you can visit Outlook.com.