After Windows Phone 8, Microsoft is getting ready to release Windows Phone 8.1, one of the much awaited phone operating systems from the software giant. Prior to the release, Microsoft unveiled some of the features added to the latest phone operating system. The three major features include S/MME encryption, VPN, new mobile device management capabilities etc. The global product-marketing manager of Microsoft, Nick Hedderman, announced about these features in the Build 2014 conference.
The enterprise VPN feature included in the operating system will help the users to access websites, which have restricted access for employees. This feature makes use of the standard browser and it helps them to avoid firewall restrictions to these websites. In addition, the feature also enables the users to gain access to Action Center, which has the same functions as that of the notification center. In order to access the Action Center, users may swipe down in the VPN. Users are also allowed to save a shortcut for the VPN.
According to Microsoft support phone number, the second feature added in the operating system, S/MIME, is aimed at business users. With these features, users are allowed to read encrypted emails on their Windows 8.1 device. In addition, this feature allows users to encrypt their important emails and make them more secure before sending. Now, you can restrict this feature only for business emails. This means, you can send your personal emails to your friends and loved ones without encryption.
The third feature in the device, the MDM option is aimed at companies. With this feature, companies can decide on what information a user can access. For instance, the user would not be able to select the options to download an attachment from the email to the device if restrictions are imposed. However, the employer can remove this restriction by going to the Settings option in the device and then going to the option Workplace.
Windows Phone 8 was first released in the year 2012, soon after the release of the desktop operating system Windows 8. Since then, Microsoft has released three updates for this phone operating system. Microsoft did not release Windows Phone 8.1 along with Windows 8.1 OS. Now, with Nokia, being a part of Microsoft, we might soon see many Nokia models released with this latest phone operating system.
For further information on Windows Phone 8.1, you may call Microsoft support phone number or contact our technical support team.
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Microsoft PowerPoint is an application released by Microsoft for creating slide show presentations and comes embedded with Microsoft Office Suite of programs. Installing Microsoft PowerPoint on your Windows computer is easy. All you have to do is to follow the easy and simple instructions given by the Microsoft support page. Well, given below are the instructions that will help you to install Microsoft PowerPoint.
Before installing Microsoft PowerPoint, it is better to check whether your system meets the requirements needed to run Microsoft PowerPoint. If not, you will not be able to use PowerPoint efficiently.
These instructions given in the Microsoft support page will help you to successfully install Microsoft PowerPoint on your Windows computer. If you have more doubts regarding this, contact the Windows tech support team.
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According to the new reports from sources close to Microsoft, the software giant is currently in the process of developing a new user interface for its Windows Phones. The new display would have features similar to the Kinect user interface. This means, you will no longer have to tap or touch the screen of your Smartphone.
The new technology is named as 3D Touch. It is believed that the new technology would be first introduced in the new Smartphone from Nokia, which is also under development. This Smartphone is codenamed McLaren according to ‘The Verger’. We had heard of this phone earlier when Evleaks reported about its development. The new reports suggest that with the new display technology, users can work with their Smartphones with a few gestures and avoid touching the display.
The reports from Verge say that the new technology would be restricted initially to Nokia Smartphones and will not be a part of Samsung or HTC Smartphones. This was expected as Microsoft had taken over Nokia last year. Microsoft wants a big break in the market, as their Windows Phone operating system has not been a big hit in the market and its market share is much less when compared to Android devices or iPhones.
Some of the features expected with the new technology are hanging up the call when you place the Smartphone in your pocket, answering a call when the Smartphone is placed next to the ears, enabling speakerphone when the phone is placed on a table etc. Other features include ability to dismiss alerts when you move the hands over the display of the phone, enabling mute functions when the phone is held to the chest or covered using your hands.
Microsoft support site says that the buttons of your Smartphones are not built to last for many years and they could get damaged after a few months of use. The power buttons of many phones is a simple example. Many users have reported damage to this button due to its extensive use. With the new technology, power buttons could soon become outdated and a simple grab of the phone could wake it. The new technology will also help you to zoom in with simple hand gestures when you are working with the camera.
According to Microsoft support site, we might see the release of the new phone with the 3D touch technology in a few months time.
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Games on Windows Live has been in a suspended state for quite few days for now. One could say that Microsoft has been providing a service that can be compared to Schrodinger’s style, if you ask whether the service is there, yes it is there, while it is non functional. Most of the games for Windows Live have moved on to some sort of Steamworks alternative. Call Microsoft support and they’d tell you that the games on Windows Live are still what they used to be, but that’s open to interpretation.
It all started when an update of the Age of Empires Online support was deleted right after its release, saying they’d reinstate support this July. Lack of a follow up statement to this from Microsoft, indicates that the company had no acknowledgement about the presence of games for Windows Live or for the PC as a whole. However with less than a week for the end of support, the company has came up with a statement stating that they would be continuing to provide Microsoft support to Games for Windows Live service.
The full statement that we were able to procure is give here, “We are continuing to support the Games for Windows Live service. As previously announced, as part of the retirement of Microsoft Points the Xbox.com PC marketplace was closed. Although customers are unable to purchase new games from the marketplace or receive title updates, they can continue to enjoy previously purchased content by downloading them through the Games for Windows Live client as usual. We remain committed to investing in PC gaming in the years ahead, and look forward to sharing more in the future.”
Even though it is sort of late, this new gesture from the Redmond based company is welcomed by all in the gaming community. The decision of Microsoft to support the games for Windows Live will sure rejuvenate the gamers that use their personal computer for gaming.
Even though the company has made it clear that they will be providing support for PC games, it’s been heard that they’re planning suspending the support service, as we know it. Our sources in Microsoft confirm that the company is going to develop an integrated cross platform solution for supporting gamers in Xbox and Windows Live alike.
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Microsoft is one of the biggest software development firms in the world. Its flagship software product is Windows operating system. Over the years, it has released several versions and editions of Windows operating systems such as Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and the recently released Windows 8.1. The company also develops a few applications for its Windows operating systems, for instance Microsoft Office Suite. Like its Windows versions, Microsoft has released several versions of Office Suite.
In addition to the Windows operating systems and the compatible applications for them, Microsoft also offers a webmail service. It ventured into webmail servicing with Hotmail, which has been replaced recently by Outlook.com. Microsoft has made successful entries into the making of gaming consoles (Xbox 360 and Xbox One), and cloud computing (SkyDrive). Its recent venture into the development of Windows based mobile operating system was widely recognized. Reports indicate that Windows Phone 8.1 can potentially compete with Android and iOS within a short time.
Since its inception, Microsoft has been offering round the clock customer service and technical support to all of its genuine users. Users can contact Microsoft helpdesk for all their issues related to Microsoft products and services and get their issues fixed immediately.
How to contact Microsoft helpdesk and get Windows related issues fixed?
Microsoft has launched separate departments of help desk for each of its operating systems such as Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. Windows XP, the 13 year old but still popular operating system stopped receiving support a few months ago, on 8th of April. In fact, Microsoft ended supporting XP citing Windows support policy criteria. As per Microsoft support policy, an operating system will receive five years of mainstream support from the date of its release. Once the mainstream support is over, an additional five years of extended support will be granted.
Users who have valid product keys of their Windows operating system can contact Microsoft helpdesk and raise their concerns regarding their Microsoft products or services.
Microsoft help forum
Microsoft help forums are online platforms where users of Microsoft products and services can come together and discuss any problem they are currently facing. It is a lively platform that has helped hundreds of users to address their technical issues.
Microsoft is ready to address any of the technical issues with your Windows operating system and other Microsoft products. Communicate with them for the right troubleshooting steps.
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