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Office 2016 Preview

There’s a lot of new stuff that’s out about the Office 2016 Preview, which is aimed at IT professionals and developers. Apparently you’ll need an active Office 365 subscription to get this. A largely consumer oriented preview is set to be released sometime later in the year. What’s obvious is that the company wants people moving into Office 365 subscriptions, which is why they’re giving out freebies like this one. If you remember there was also the Outlook for Mac update which came out in 2014.

The installation is a bit unresponsive, and you sign into the beta using the new Connect website Microsoft has set up. This should all work just fine, but people have had issues, and many contact Microsoft support when they do. And for some reason the preview won’t work alongside Office 2013; in fact the former seems an intended replacement. We tried installing and it failed, leaving behind a less than whole installation of Office 2013, unusable in many ways. Then we removed both and installed Microsoft Office 2016, which did the trick.

The one change that’s obvious after you start the app is that there’s a lot more splash and color. You can still get the old white color scheme, and there’s a darker theme for users who don’t really handle bright very well. Each app has a different default color in the title bar and ribbon area, setting the different apps apart where appearance is concerned. Outlook is the only one that still uses the blur them, but this is hard to tire of.

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Outlook has the attachment browse dialog replaced with a new “add attachment” button which lets you get to your files with one less step, and this can also be used to open documents which were accessed recently. Another additional benefit in this version is that you can set a lower cap to the emails it can sync. In this version you can have email messages synced every 1, 3, 7, or 14 days. Outlook 2013 did the operation only monthly.

Mobile users get another goodie out of this version – the orientation of photographs will remain the same as before they were opened or attached. So you don’t need to worry about phone snaps showing up sideways after you paste these into a word document. You don’t need to contact Microsoft Support to fix that problem anymore, because it has left the scene.

Guidelines For Speeding Up The Computer Manually

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It is normal for one to ask ‘how to speed up my computer’. Working on a slow computer can be very much annoying. You will experience decreased web access speed and it will become difficult to play games. Over time, the cluttering of data and installation of too many programs or applications adversely affects the computer’s performance.

Delete unnecessary items

Go through your entire hard drive and look for extraneous items. You need to check all of the subfolders and the files in the system. Right click on folders or files that you do not need or the ones that you rarely use and then select Delete. Now, go to the Recycle Bin folder and select Empty Recycle Bin to remove all the files and folders permanently. Alternatively, you can select the items you do not need and press the Shift + Delete keys together to directly remove them permanently. Nevertheless, you also have the option to cut those unnecessary items and paste them on an external hard disc.

Use Disc Cleanup

The Disc Cleanup feature allows you to get rid of all the unnecessary and left over files from the computer, including system files that can be removed safely. This process removes temporary files and System Restore leftover files. To access the feature, open up the Start Menu, navigate to All Programs, then System Tools and then Disk Cleanup. Once the dialog box opens up, select the hard disc partition you want to check and remove the files in it as directed.

Use Disk Defragmenter

Over time, files in the hard disc drive are prone to get fragmented, which affects the speed and performance of the computer considerably. When you initiate the defragmentation process, files that exist in separate pieces will be placed end to end. To open the Disk Defragmenter, open up the Start Menu, navigate to All Programs, then Accessories, then System Tools and then click on Disk Defragmenter. Analyze the hard disc partitions in your computer and defragment the ones that have more than 10 percentage of fragmented files.

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Alter Graphical Properties

Decreasing the graphics standard of your computer can also speed up the computer. You can adjust the screen brightness and texture resolutions to do this. Lowering the screen resolution from maximum to a lower setting also helps at times. To alter graphics properties, click on Start, then Control Panel, and then Performance Information. Now, select Adjust Visual Effects and then Adjust Computer for Best Performance.

These tips and tweaks help understand how to speed up my computer and access it without issues. Additionally, you may install a reputed antivirus program to prevent virus infections and malware issues.

Microsoft Releases Office Universal Apps For Windows

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Future users eager to check out Windows 10 Universal apps are getting their chance to do that. Microsoft has finally announced the release of three of their productivity apps for the Windows 10 platform – Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. These are now available as part of the technical preview that is out now.

People using tablets and PCs running the Windows 10 OS can now see what Universal apps are all about, by using alternate version of commonly utilized software. We do not know if these apps from Microsoft support phone use, but all in good time. Meanwhile, the company said that it would be bringing out separate versions of the same for phones “in the coming weeks.”

Microsoft Office product management General Manager Julia White wrote on the official blog that, “These ‘universal’ Office apps are optimized for touch and mobile use and are a great way to take your work on the go, no keyboard or mouse required.”

For people who have already been using Windows 10 preview, there is the option to search for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint in the Windows Store, which is currently in beta. If you have not joined the program yet, this can be done by heading over to the WIP website and signing up; then following instructions for the OS download.

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Microsoft Office Universal Apps

The new apps, which were released recently, come with support for varied display sizes, from 4 inch devices, to the to the 84-inch Surface Hub. These apps will be preinstalled on devices running Windows 10 after the OS is out. For current gadgets, these have to be downloaded from the Windows Store. We will see upcoming versions of these apps from Microsoft support phone use as well.

  • The Word app allows editing and viewing documents, working together with others in real time, and using added resources using the new Office feature called Bing-powered Insights.
  • PowerPoint comes with new Ink Tools that allow you to annotate slides in real time, meaning you could be presenting and editing presentations at once.
  • The Excel app is a touch supportive program, which lets you make changes to charts, workbooks, and cells, all without the use of a mouse or keyboard.

CEO Satya Nadella just completed year one of his time as head at Microsoft. He is the source of the common push for developing and implementing a “cloud first” approach inside Windows. Windows 10, with support for “all” devices, will likely be the main focus this year in the tech arena.

Guidelines For Repairing Windows XP SP3 Without A CD

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Microsoft Windows XP computer can go haywire for a number of reasons. However, if a virus or malware manages to corrupt the drivers and system files, it can be much hard to bring the computer back to its original state. In such cases, an experienced user would make use of the Windows XP SP3 CD to repair the OS. What if you don’t have one readily available? Try the troubleshooting steps given below to repair XP SP3 without the installation disk and without having to contact Microsoft support desk.

Using System File Checker

  • Switch on the computer. Sign in to the Administrator account by entering appropriate username and password.
  • Open the Start menu from the bottom left corner of the desktop. Click on the Search option from the menu.
  • In the Search window that pops up, enter i386 into the text field and press Make sure that you choose to search All files and folders by clicking on the option in the Search location box. You also need to check the option labeled All or part of the file name.
  • If you still cannot find the folder, choose Local Hard Drives from the drop down menu available. You will see an option labeled More advanced options, click on the drop down arrow beside it.
  • Select the boxes beside System folders, Search hidden files and folders and Search subfolders. The search will now expand to all system folders in the computer. Click on the Search button now. The computer will start searching for the system files copied from the Windows XP SP3 CD.
  • Once the results are displayed, note down the exact location of the i386 folder.
  • To initialize repair, open the Run command from the Start menu, enter SFC /scannow and click Windows would search for corrupt/missing system files and replace them.
  • If the Insert CD popup appears, click Ok and enter the location of the i386 folder. Now, press the Enter

Using System Restore

  • Restart the computer and press down on the F8 key to open Windows Advanced Options.
  • Select the Safe Mode option and press
  • Open the System Restore window. For this, open the Start menu, hover over All Programs, then From here, select System Tools and then System Restore.

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  • Select the option labeled Restore my computer to an earlier time and click
  • Choose a restore point that was created before the computer started showing issues and click the Next button twice.

The computer will be restored to an earlier point in which it was working fine and you no longer have to contact Microsoft support centre for this procedure.

Steps To Create A Ticket Using Microsoft Works

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If you cannot afford the expensive Microsoft Office Suite package, you can go for Microsoft Works. This program can be called as a cut down version of Microsoft Office. It includes fewer features and programs compared to the Microsoft Office Suite. The major programs included in Microsoft Works are Word processor, database management system and a spreadsheet. According to Microsoft support center, this program can be used to carry out numerous functions. In this post, we will find out the steps involved in creating tickets with this program.

Steps Involved

  • Open the Start menu of the program by clicking the Windows logo found at the left bottom corner of the screen.
  • Choose the option All Programs in the Start menu and this opens the list of all programs present in the PC. From the list, click Microsoft Works to launch the program.
  • Once the program comes up, launch a blank document with the word processing document of the program. Keep in mind that Word-processing document is used to create ticket in the program.
  • Select the option Tools form the menu bar of the program. This will bring a menu that contains numerous options. Select the option that will help you to create labels.
  • The above step will launch a window, which helps you to choose the type of label you require.
  • Select the label that will automatically duplicate in the page.
  • Click the radio button found near the second option and this will return address labels.

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  • Select the button OK and this will launch another box on the screen. Here, you can choose what type of return label you wish to create. You may leave the label production section and printer information section, as you will not be using them.
  • Navigate to the product number section and locate the label number 5163.
  • Select the option New Document found in the screen. You will find an outline for a label. You may enter the details of the ticket here.
  • Enter the name of your organization. You may use a different color, font and size to enter the important details.
  • The program also allows you to enter date, time and location in the program.

With the above steps, you can create a ticket using Microsoft Works. For further help on this issue, you may contact Microsoft support or our technical support team.

Microsoft Offers HP Pavilion 2-In-1 PC At $199, Holiday Shoppers Targeted

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Are you planning to buy a tablet or a notebook this holiday season? Wait a minute. How about a 2-in-1 device? HP has an amusing 2-in-1 device on offer. The so called HP Pavilion 2-in-1 PC is a notebook cum tablet. The best part is that Microsoft has included it in its 12 Days of Deals package.

HP Pavilion 2-in-1 PC included in 12 Days of Deals, sold at $199

Among the many Windows preinstalled devices included in the 12 Days of Deals scheme, HP Pavilion 2-in-1 PC gets the first place. Reports indicate that users are able to buy the device at just $199.  The original price of HP Pavilion 2-in-1 PC is $329, meaning the price is slashed by about half. Ever since the price cut, there has been a substantial rise in the number of people visiting Microsoft online store to purchase it.

According to a recent update published in the Microsoft support page, the company will be following first come-first serve policy. The device will be sold to first few users who order it first. There are also reports that the order timing is restricted, meaning you will be allowed to place the order only during a pre-announced time frame.

HP Pavilion 2-in-1 PC available at Microsoft retail showrooms

Microsoft has announced that it would sell HP Pavilion 2-in-1 PC through its retail stores. However, the number of pieces available per retail showroom is just 50. If you are lucky enough to be one of the first 50 buyers, you can get it for just $199. For each purchase beyond the first 50s, the original price ($329) will be charged.

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12 days of deals aims at wooing holiday shoppers  

According to the experts, the purpose of Microsoft launching the 12 Days Of Deals is to intrigue holiday shoppers to buy HP Pavilion 2-in-1 PC. Holiday shoppers are ones who don’t have any idea as to what to buy as a gift for their relatives, friends or even for themselves. They make random shopping based on discounts. By offering HP Pavilion 2-in-1 PC at just $199, Microsoft aims at encouraging the uncertain buyers to buy the device.

HP Pavilion 2-in-1 PC has better features. It sports Microsoft’s latest Windows 8.1 operating system and a touch screen display. The screen size is 10.1-inches. It has 32GB of internal storage space and 2GB of RAM. It offers an excellent battery life, up to 11.75 hours. Apparently, it is worth buying. Find more about the device from the Microsoft support page.

Procedure To Remove Unwanted Toolbars And Fix Browser Settings In IE

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Toolbars are ostensibly meant to improve or enhance productivity. Certain toolbars are installed automatically (or unwittingly installed by the user) and after installation, they create unsolicited and unwanted changes to the Internet Explorer browser configuration settings. Fortunately, Windows Vista (or higher versions of the Windows Operating systems) provides various layers of defense for preventing such unnecessary or unwanted toolbars from altering the Internet Explorer configuration settings.

In case an undesirable toolbar shows up in Internet Explorer, it is possible for you to remove toolbars or disable them using the “Add-on” Manager. At times, the issues may be more irritating or annoying. In such case, when the problem persists, you can start Internet Explorer in “No Add-ons” mode and then make use of the Add-on Manager for disabling all add-ons that have been installed without your knowledge.

In Internet Explorer 7, the “No Add-ons” feature provides the facility to run the email browser temporarily without any toolbars, ActiveX controls etc. This is an effective feature helping you in troubleshooting an issue concerning an Add-on. For activating or enabling the “Disabled” mode, you can follow these steps.


  • At first, you need to click on the “Start” button (located at the lower left corner of the desktop screen) to open the Start menu. Then you need to select “All Programs”.
  • After pointing to “Accessories”, you need to click on “System Tools”, and then select “Internet Explorer”.
  • Then you need to point to “Accessories” from the Start menu and click on “System Tools”. After that, click on “Internet Explorer (No Add-ons)”.
  • You will see the Information bar displaying or indicating that “Add-ons” are disabled.
  • Resolve the unnecessary or unwanted modifications to Internet Explorer settings.
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In case the toolbar installation has modified the home page or other settings, you can easily reset all the browser settings (except the Favorites, Feed, Internet Connection Settings, Group Policy Settings etc). Here are the steps you need to follow in order to reset the modifications made to the IE settings.

  • First, you need to close all the windows except your IE window.
  • Then you need to go to “Tools” and click on “Internet Options”.
  • Thereafter, in the “Internet Options” dialog box, you need to click the “Advanced” tab.
  • Then click on “Reset”.
  • Then, in the warning box that crops up, you need to click on the “Reset” button. Click “Close”, flowed by clicking on “OK” twice. Then reboot IE.

This way, you can disable unwanted toolbars in IE with much ease. You can also try out certain free third party toolbar removal software that remove toolbars in a jiffy.

Windows 7 End Of Mainstream Support Date Nearing

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It is now common knowledge that Windows 7 will not be receiving the mainstream support features from January next year. This may be disappointing news for all the Windows 7 users. Windows 7 is the most popular Windows OS at present, having over fifty percent of the user base. Next to Windows XP, Windows 7 is the most used Windows OS of all time until date.

End of mainstream support for Windows 7 means that you will not be able to call the Microsoft support phone number for support free of cost. You will not be availing any free support features provided by the software giant except for the security packages that will continue until 2020. This support end date does not mean end of support, which was what happened with Windows XP. Windows XP is dead. XP users will not be even receiving the crucial security features.

Many experts say that Windows 7 end of mainstream support will be postponed. The main reason for this is that Windows 7 is hugely popular and enjoys the maximum user base in the world. Agreed, Microsoft will not want Windows 7 to be another Windows XP. They may not postpone it for some more time. Like what happened with Windows XP, under the pressure from users, the software maker may cave in and extend the end of mainstream support date for some other time.

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Even if the end of mainstream support happens, there is no need for Windows 7 users to worry. The security features will be available for free until 2020. Moreover, if some free features that were available before the end of mainstream support are needed afterwards. all that requires to be done to avail the features is to subscribe for them. You will get the features as per the subscriptions.

If you are not willing to subscribe for Windows 7 support features after the end of mainstream support, you can anyway move on to the new OS, with an upgrade. It is possible for you to move to Windows 8. Windows 8 offers many exciting and advanced features. The modern UI is really awesome and it is much faster than Windows 7. The performance of the new OS is also excellent.

So, users, you have options. Windows 7 is still good, even after the end of mainstream support. Anyway, most of you will only be requiring the security packages, which you will continue to receive. You can call the Microsoft support phone number for Windows 7 issues until the EOS date.

Clip Art Getting Dumped, Microsoft Says ‘Bing It’

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If you’re a fan of the Office Clip Art service from Microsoft, it might be a good idea to make the best of it while you still can. It’s been announced on the Microsoft support page that Bing Images will replace this sometime soon.

The related post on the support page goes on to say that the Office Clip Art support is being retired. Bing Images is what Microsoft is suggesting people use instead, from now on; there’s a Creative Commons license which lets you get free images this way. The license button can be found under the search bar, where you can choose either of the free to share and public domain options.

A post put out on Monday issued the claim that the Clip Art option would also be removed from the desktop version of Office, but they removed the post sometime after. So the old Clip Art images are still available, even in Word 2013. You can still get this from the Online Pictures button, in the Insert section.

Microsoft hasn’t given a reason why they’re removing the service for their catalog, but this has been seen declining over the past few years nevertheless. The main reason is that people find it easier to do web searches for images. Also, this is a good way to ensure better quality and freshness. For instance, searching for “phones” would give you images of some of the newest devices, instead of the basic renditions in Clip Art.

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These are really convincing as far as reasons go. Using the Clip Art catalog does make you look like you haven’t been around a computer in ages. But since they’ve given the heads up, why not use the chance to go through what people have been using for ages now? It just might turn out that we’ll wish we still had it, just as with most Microsoft products that leave the scene.

This is one good thing about the Microsoft support page – stay on track with the posts, and you’ll get to use the last few days of every service the company inevitably wraps up. Windows XP, for example was as great as everyone says it is, but who in their right mind would expect a developer to provide mainstream support indefinitely? Come to think of it, you can’t blame an organization of this size for not hanging on longer to what might come to look like obsolete business.

Fixing Issues In Microsoft Publisher Fonts

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Users of Microsoft Publisher will know that it is an entry-level computer publishing software. The program allows the users to make brochures, papers and many other marketing materials. The advantage of using this software is that it is not as much complicated as other publishing systems. Publisher is a very simple tool to use but can offer the user great productivity. This is the reason why the tool is liked by numerous users.

Like all the other desktop publishing systems, Publisher also needs the users to consider how the receiver should see the document that is made with the program. If the receiver does not have the font that you have used to make the document, he or she will not be able to see the document correctly. There are only two ways to get rid of this issue. The first is obviously using those fonts that you are sure your receiver has and the second one is to change the font settings in the Microsoft Publisher program.

The Microsoft support tips that are shared below will help you to understand more on the steps to fix issues regarding fonts of Microsoft Publisher program.

General Font Options Setting

  • Open Microsoft Publisher, navigate to Tools, choose Commercial Printing Tools and then Fonts from the main menu. Doing these steps will open the Fonts dialog box.
  • Choose Embed TrueType fonts when saving publication. This will save the complete font set with the document that you make. The disadvantage is that the size of the final file will be large, as all the fonts will be saved together with the publication.
  • Choose Subset fonts when embedding. This will save only those letters that are within the document. Doing this will make the document smaller as it will be having letters in it.

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  • Remove the check mark from Do not embed common system fonts. This will save the fonts that most of the computers have; then click on the OK button.
  • You can now save your document.

Choose Fonts To Be Saved Within Document

  • In Publisher, choose Tools, then Commercial Printing Tools and then Fonts from main menu to open the Fonts dialog box.
  • You can now choose any of the listed fonts.
  • Choose Embed or Do not Embed and click on the OK button.

These are the steps to fix issues with fonts of Microsoft Publisher. For more information, contact the Microsoft support team.