Unless you have been living inside a cave all these years, you would not need an introduction to Microsoft Word. It is the most popular word processor in the market today, using which you can type out letters, documents, and novels, anything you want! People use this program at home and workplace but not many bother to find out about the complete list of functionalities that are supported in Microsoft Word. Granted this would take a lot of time and effort, but the pay-off is huge!
You should strive to understand the key functions of the page layout tool. This way, you will be able to utilize the program optimally and get down with your job much faster. An important utility, which every user will have to use is the Ruler tool to arrange the layout of paragraphs, pictures and texts. To know about this feature you can either contact our Microsoft help line or follow this set of instructions:
Chromebooks have been consistently resisting in the list of top selling computers since their updation. They are very easy to use, offer quick startup, and above all, are available at cheap rates. This has led the Chromebooks to eat into Microsoft’s domino of lower price laptop and desktop computers that are running a traditional Desktop interface. However, it seems that HP is set to announce the first device to lead Microsoft’s fight back. HP Stream 14 is rumored to be priced as low as 199 dollars but is equipped with Windows 8.1 and has nearly identical specifications to HP’s Chromebook. The features are listed below.
The HP Stream 14 sports a 1.6 GHz AMD processor instead of 1.4 GHz Intel chip in Chromebook. Chromebook has 32 GB or 64 GB of internal storage. To help compensate for the lack of onboard storage, HP Stream will offer 100 GB of Microsoft data storage instead of offering Google Drive storage. It is much interesting to see that Microsoft is taking on Google with a similar line of products and that HP is manufacturing two devices with similar specifications, but running different operating systems. It will be very much interesting to see if other companies will make their own Microsoft Chromebook alternatives and whether these devices will have similar specifications.
From the point of view of a consumer, the extra offline services that are available to Windows instead of the Chrome operating system may be enough to persuade the users to select one of these devices instead of the Chromebook, but Google has been moving to get more apps from them to work offline. If they succeed in it, then it is much possible that Google’s drive service will win out over the offerings from Microsoft in the future.
If you wish to know more on the features of the Chromebook or the HP Stream, you can contact the Microsoft help line. There are also many forums that discuss the latest laptops and computers. You may also visit these forums to know more on the features of Chromebook and HP stream. If you wish to talk to a technical support representative regarding this, you can contact the Microsoft help line.Read more »
Outlook 2013 is the current version of the hugely successful email client application from Microsoft. It’s a part of the Office suite of productivity applications, and comes as an installation component. When you talk about Outlook, the 2007 edition was inarguably the best in the line. Still, the 2013 version manages to hold its own repute.
Originally released in October 2012, Outlook 2013 is a lot like the older versions, but comes with its own slew of new features. The new email client application maintains access with Exchange Server and provides options to create and manage email, contacts, calendar entries, and tasks. This is pretty much the same as in older versions. However, there is a lot about Microsoft Outlook 2013 that is endearing even to a hater.
Some improvements in the new version
Another thing aboutMicrosoftOutlook 2013 is that you can use in tandem with SharePoint 2013, if you configure the latter with Exchange 2013. In addition, the OST file size can be controlled using the Outlook 2013 sync slider potion. The startup time can also be improved using the new Exchange Fast Access feature.
That was about Microsoft Outlook 2013, and the features it brings to the table that older versions did not. For more on Windows products, check out other posts here or call for tech support team.Read more »
It is now clear that most of the Windows OS users prefer Windows 7 to Windows 8. Windows 8, though came packed with new security features and many new options, was poorly designed. Microsoft has been publishing many articles online about the superiority of the new OS over its predecessor by pointing out the touch screen options, the new Windows Defender antivirus program, improved cloud support and many more.
Now, they have added one more point to this list, that Windows 7 only has a few more months of mainstream Windows tech support left. It is clear that after this date Microsoft will try to promote Windows 8/8.1 as the only Microsoft OS that receives the full technical support.
Windows 7 Extended Support period will start on January 13, 2015
From January 13, 2015 onwards Windows 7 will receive only essential security updates. This will continue until January 14, 2020. This might affect the strong Windows user base that much. According to the recent survey figures, Windows 7 OS still takes about 50% of the total Windows OS market share.
It is also worth mentioning here that the 25% Windows XP share has not seen any changes even after Microsoft ended the extended support for this 13-year old OS. With five more years of Windows tech support available, the Windows 7 OS users are not likely to upgrade anytime soon either.
However, the end of mainstream support will make the Windows 7 OS a little more vulnerable than before. Microsoft will stop providing any new updates for the OS features and functions. Also, new versions for many of the Windows 7 applications are not likely to be released either. This will certainly reduce the performance of the Windows 7 OS in the future.
However, the software developers are not likely to ignore the huge number of Windows 7 users. This means that the Windows 7 operating system will continue to receive the latest versions of many new applications and programs, just not from Microsoft. Compared to the 50% market share that Windows 7 enjoys, both Window 8 and Windows 8.1 can so far manage only a combined 13% market share.
It is assumed that Microsoft will be releasing a bundle of Windows 7 updates, including another OS Service Pack, before this deadline. Visit the Windows Update web page or enable the Automatic Update option in your OS to get these updates on time.Read more »
Microsoft focuses a great deal on their Enterprise range of operating systems and applications designed for their corporate customers. Their range of corporate applications is a good source of revenue for Microsoft. With these software applications, these corporate clients receive excellent Microsoft support services like the Microsoft help line facilities, online Microsoft Live technical support, etc.
Microsoft’s ERP software applications
An ERP or Enterprise Resource Planning application helps in the efficient management of all the resources available to the organisation. It helps with the planning and execution of new projects, taking care of the accounting, managing your inventory efficiently and so on.
Most of the leading tech giants like Microsoft provide a range of ERP software programs that will take care of the different needs of an organisation. Microsoft’s ERP software products come in mainly five packages – Microsoft Dynamics AX, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Microsoft Dynamics NAV, Microsoft Dynamics SL and Microsoft Dynamics C5. Some of these software programs and their features are briefly discussed here.
Microsoft Dynamics AX
This is the latest version of the well-known Axapta software that Microsoft developed many years ago, collaborating with IBM. This software is designed to facilitate a smooth ERP system in a multinational organisation. A multinational organisation, as you know, will be dealing with multiple languages and this sometimes makes it difficult to communicate effectively with an employee or a client located in your foreign office.
Microsoft Dynamics AX software comes with all the tools and applications necessary for running such a multinational business operation. You will get many translation and currency conversion tools as part of this ERP software package.
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
This application also has a history. Navision ERP application was developed back in 1987 by PC&C. Microsoft bought this product from them a few years ago and it has since been rebranded as Microsoft Dynamics NAV. This ERP application is ideally designed for small and medium-sized businesses. It can be used for taking care of various business operations like supply chain management, customer support services, etc. This software comes with modules for efficient handling of accounting tasks as well.
The official website for Microsoft Dynamics ERP has all the information you will need about these different ERP software packages. This will help you decide on the type of ERP software and choose from the five different software packages mentioned above. If you have any doubts about their features, contact the Microsoft help line.Read more »