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Microsoft To Unify All Windows Versions

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Microsoft has a long history of developing operating systems for PCs. Over the years, it has developed a league of OS versions. According to the information we got from the Windows support number, five of its OS versions are currently in use, one being 13 years old. They are Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. All of the Windows operating systems currently under use have some unique features. The software giant’s exclusion of certain traditional Windows features in Windows 8 was criticized by millions of users. Now, what has surprised many is the tech giant’s decision to unify all Windows versions into a single OS.

Microsoft to unify all Windows versions into single OS

We have authentic reports about Microsoft’s plan to unify all versions of Windows into a single OS. The plan was first revealed by Satya Nadella, the new CEO of the Redmond based software firm. During a recent conference, Nadella said that the work to unify all Windows versions to a single OS was under way. He hoped that the unification of Windows versions would create a common architecture for different Windows versions. Resultantly, the entire process will be simplified and there will be more chances to develop Universal Windows Apps.

Unification may not affect separate existence of Windows versions

Replying to a question raised by a tech journal reporter, a Microsoft spokesperson said that the company’s decision to unify all Windows versions would not affect the separate existence of Windows versions. Microsoft’s upcoming Windows version Windows 9 (Windows Threshold) will be the operating system that combines the features of all Windows versions. Windows Threshold is slated to be released in 2015.

Meanwhile, another report from Microsoft indicates that the unification of the operating system will eliminate the confusions over the type of devices users ought to use to run a particular program or application. The report says that every device will be enabled to run programs and applications that users find important for their work.

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Unified features to be released on Windows RT, Windows Phone

Nadella said that work was underway to introduce the new combined infrastructure to Windows RT, Windows Phone and Windows with Bing, the latest project the tech giant is working on. Probably, this will take place by December 2014.

The unfolding of recent events at Microsoft signals that users can expect some improvements and enhancement of features to their operating system. For queries regarding your current operating system or to upgrade to a latest Windows version, feel free to contact the Microsoft support desk via the toll free Windows support number.

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Outlook And Office 365 Off The Grid, Countrywide

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Thousands of Microsoft users around the country are fuming from the protracted unavailability of Outlook and Office 365. Both services make up the tech giant’s best and most broadly used productivity tools, which explains the flak they have been getting over this. Twitter, where the noise is loudest, says distinctly with countless customers, protesting their inability to use these essential services. For an average office-goer, Outlook is indispensible with regards to managing emails and scheduling their routine tasks. The calendar and distribution list features in the email client application make it an excellent productivity manager. And that’s why, people tend to complain when it is pulled out from under them.

But you cannot blame the users though. Imagine yourself at work, and your default daily organizer is not connecting online. You are unable to access anything, other than what you have already downloaded from the server, and that includes emails, tasks, contacts, and calendar entries. Just the email client and no server connection is not what you bargained for, so you call up the Microsoft help line for a swift resolution. That’s what most Outlook and Office 365 users did.

The Washington Post has been trying to get a quote on this from the company, but they are apparently not responding on the matter. Still, they addressed the issue from the official Office 365 Twitter account stating that the outage resulted due to problems with Exchange Online server, which is where the contacts, calendar and e-mails are stored. In addition, on a help forum page they said that experts are “actively working” to find a fix for the problem. Interestingly, not any of this is placating users, and they are still storming the Microsoft help line.

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Considering the massive service outage of Lync recently, which Microsoft only just got clear of, another one right on its heels is the last thing they need. Experts over the Microsoft help line indicated that the blackout was caused by a problem with the network routing infrastructure. It is always one thing or the other with this company, and they have long been coasting on reputation garnered from the popularity of past products and services.

Recent hard competition has managed to sit them up straighter, and that is mainly from Google. Google Docs, an alternate service costing just around a third of what Office 365 does, rarely goes offline – once a year, at the most. It also gives a great many more features than Microsoft’s online productivity suite. Let’s wait and see how Microsoft responds to that.

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Windows Azure Gets Streamlined Features Through Latest Update

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Windows Azure is a cloud computing platform offered by Microsoft. Unlike OneDrive, which is the public cloud computing platform, Windows Azure is designed for app developers. Windows Azure service is availed to the users via data centres managed by Microsoft. Of late, Microsoft has introduced a slew of features to its Windows Azure platform. Reports indicate that some of the features include autoscale improvement, notification hub and SQLServer AlwaysOn support.

Common themes for latest Windows Azure features

Interestingly, the new features that have been added to Windows Azure share common themes. This includes an improved focus on automation. Microsoft informed Azure users through its Windows Support number facility that its default search engine Bing employs Azure notification option for news updates and other services.

When SQL Server Always On support was rolled out to Azure earlier, the service was equipped with limited features like disaster recovery. Now, the latest update has contributed towards boosting the Azure features, especially the SQL Server support. After installing the latest update, Windows Azure users will be able to recover their data from database failover, configuration errors and replicas.

Improved notification feature in Windows Azure

Another major feature added to Windows Azure through the recent update is the improvement of notifications option. According to the experts who answer queries through Windows support number, this feature would mainly benefit developers of mobile applications. Mobile app developers need to handle a large number of push notifications. They are required to handle them in low-latency manner. The improved notification feature with Windows Azure simplifies this and helps app developers do this effectively. The best example of how the Notification feature can be effectively used is Bing. Bing uses this option for publishing news updates.

Auto-scaling feature with Windows Azure

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Another remarkable feature added to Windows Azure via the latest update is the auto-scaling option. The auto-scaling feature with Windows Azure helps in improving the performance and cutting down the cost through pre-determined rules and schedules. Obviously, mobile app developers could benefit immensely through this streamlined service.

Microsoft assures frequent updates for Windows Azure

Microsoft has also assured Windows Azure users that it would roll out frequent updates to the cloud computing platform. Users need not worry about any technical issues while using the service. They can contact Microsoft help desk for assistance whenever something goes wrong.

Windows Azure is one of the most successful services from Microsoft at present. The latest update will certainly boost its reputation among app developers.

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Microsoft Releases Affordable Notebooks To Compete With Chromebooks

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Are you confused on deciding if you need a Chromebook or a Windows laptop? If you are attracted to the Chromebook as it is cheaper, well it might not be. There are already many cheap Windows laptops, and Microsoft says that the users will see even more cheap models of notebooks from partners including HP, Acer, and Toshiba, on time for the holiday season.

As per The Verge, Microsoft is taking on Chromebooks directly and this suggests that Windows devices can offer more value for similar prices. Even though the Chrome operating system fans might argue that sometimes, less is more.

Microsoft said that we should expect to see a 2.4-pound Toshiba notebook with 11.6-inch display, a 32 GB solid-state drive, and a 249 dollars price tag this holiday season. There is also a 250 dollars Acer Aspire ES1 notebook with 15.6-inch display. This device has a hard drive capacity of 500 GB. HP is said to be working on 7 and 8 inch Stream devices that could sell for 99 dollars. This was confirmed after contacting the Windows support number.

As Microsoft has pointed out, there are many things that the user can do on a Windows machine and cannot on a Chromebook. In a Windows machine, you will be able to run the full version of Microsoft Office; just make sure that the printer and other peripheral devices will support your device, and run the native Windows apps. The user will also be able to install the Chrome web browser and do almost anything that he would be able to do on the Chromebook.

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However, some of the other key selling points of Microsoft are not completely true. As per Microsoft, the user will be able to use some Chrome web apps even without Internet, Microsoft Office Web Apps or Google Drive for some document editing jobs, or even load Debian, Ubuntu or other Linux distribution if you want the desktop apps.

Meanwhile, Chromebook tends to boot quickly and provides a secure platform, as the apps run in a sandboxed environment. The peace of mind that comes with the knowledge that all of your data is backed up on cloud so that you can pick up where you left off just by logging into some other computer is worth the hype. If you wish to know more on affordable notebooks from Microsoft, you can contact the Windows support number.

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Major Update To Remote Desktop Preview App Streamlines Its Features

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Imagine how it would be if you could control your PC with your smartphone? Doubtlessly, it is a great idea. But, it is no more an idea but a reality. Yes, Microsoft has released a Remote Desktop Preview app on its Windows Phone. So, now you can control your PC remotely from your smartphone. The app has been there for quite some time but it is the recent update that made it popular. The recent update Microsoft rolled out to Remote Desktop Preview app has addressed the bugs that troubled the app in the past. Moreover, the update can help you resize your smartphone’s virtual keyboard in accordance with its display.

Microsoft requests users’ feedback about Remote Desktop Preview app

It seems that Microsoft is looking forward to hearing from users about how they felt like using the Remote Desktop Preview App. The app could not lure many users after its initial release. But the first update has streamlined its features and eliminated the annoying problems it had from the start. In order to reach out to maximum number of users and get their feedback, the tech giant has launched an online forum called UserVoice Page and Windows support number. Users are encouraged to visit this page and leave their valuable feedback and suggestions.

In a recent blog post, the Redmond based company said that it was looking forward to hearing from the users across the world. The software giant assured users that it would do all the possible steps to improve the features of the app. If anyone finds that a particular feature with Remote Desktop Preview app is not up to the mark, he could inform Microsoft about it via the UserVoice Page. The company said that a special team had been elected to review the suggestions left by users in the UserVoice page.

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Microsoft asks users to inform the company about how they use the app

In addition to requesting the users for their suggestions and feedback, the tech giant has also asked them to inform the company about the way they use their Remote Desktop App. Some might find the app useful to control their Home PC while for others, the office systems. Microsoft says it can improve the App features based on how users use the app.

Besides the UserVoice page, the Redmond giant has launched a Windows support number through which users can talk to Microsoft support agents. Obviously, the steps taken by the tech giant deserve appreciation. Let us expect similar initiatives by Microsoft to improve all its products and services.

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