Toolbars, whether installed knowingly or unknowingly, might end up being annoying. It is easy to remove toolbars from the browser by following few simple steps.
To uninstall a toolbar/extension from Windows 8, you may execute the below mentioned steps.
To uninstall a toolbar/extension from Windows 7, you may execute the below mentioned steps.
To uninstall a toolbar/extension from Vista, you may execute the below mentioned steps.
To uninstall a toolbar/extension from Windows XP, you may execute the below mentioned steps.
You can remove extensions directly from the chrome browser, from the extension menu.
Toolbars, once installed, need not be tolerated, since it is easy to remove them from your system, as is evident from the steps mentioned above. Hence, to remove toolbars or extensions you will have to follow these steps correctly.
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According to recent reports, Microsoft is planning to introduce folder support to Windows Phone 8.1. This feature will definitely make Windows Phone 8.1 more successful in the Smartphone market and make it compete better with Android and iOS, which already have the this option to allow users to organize the apps in specific folders.
As compared to Android and iOS, Windows Phone 8.1 received a lukewarm response among the Smartphone users, mainly because of the complicated features the OS comprised of. According to many users who bought the Windows 8.1 Smartphones, the overall experience was tiring and clunky. Moreover, the options in the phone also proved to be a bit confusing, especially for the first time users. Many users started calling the Microsoft support phone number to get their issues fixed time and again. Now, with such a useful feature, Windows Phone 8.1 will definitely find more takers in the market.
The news about the launch of such a feature in the OS first appeared in an article in the Windows Phone site. But the company quickly removed the information and as a result, many Windows Phone 8.1 users started calling the Microsoft support phone number to know about the legitimacy of the update. According to sources, the latest Windows Phone 8.1 feature will enable the users to successfully drag tiles onto another and thus create folders on the start screen itself. The users will also have the option to rename
the folder and can include as many apps as you want to have in it. Sources also state that this useful folder support won’t be available until the users download and install the Windows’ Phone 8.1 update.
Windows Phone 8.1 comprises of a set of unique and novel features, which Microsoft has specifically included to make it more useful to the users. But due to the immense rejection garnered by its predecessor i.e. Windows Phone 8, the latest version did not find more customers. The latest features in Windows Phone 8.1 include Cortana personal assistant application, which is an extremely useful one as far as managing the options in the phone are concerned.
Also, many users were dissatisfied with the performance of the Windows 8 and 8.1 OS versions for PC and thus did not want to use the complicated OS for their mobile phones. But the latest Folder feature will definitely make Windows Phone 8.1 more acceptable in the Smartphone market.
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Almost all corporations around the world use Microsoft based products and services for managing their businesses. Microsoft has been providing certifications to technicians for stating that they are capable of servicing its products. However, with the advent of the cloud technology and other advanced technologies, the company recently decided to reorganize and restructure their certifications. According to the news we get from the Microsoft support services technicians, the company is planning to discontinue some of their popular certifications.
These include the widely popular Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS), Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD), Microsoft Certified Information Technology Professional (MCITP), and Microsoft Certified Master (MCM). However, the company officials made it clear that the Microsoft Certified Architect (MCA) will still be continued in their certifications. Some of the recently added Microsoft certifications are Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA), Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE), Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD), and Microsoft Certified Solutions Master (MCSM). The company also made it clear that some of the present certifications can be easily upgraded to the new certifications.
For example, the Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD) can be easily upgraded to the new MCSD certification. The main reason that Microsoft stated for changing their certifications, as given in their Microsoft support services website is to uphold the market suitability as more and more professionals are needed in the cloud computing sector.
With the advent of cloud computing technologies, a wide range of jobs are created in the field and the company plans to take a major share in that space by introducing new professionals equipped for dealing with cloud computing related issues. If you are an IT professional, you may be wondering how the cloud related certifications will help you. Well, you are having the certification of the biggest software corporation and if that doesn’t give you a job, what will?
Another reason is that with many jobs are being introduced in the cloud sector with each passing day. Since many would be trying to get a job in the field anyhow, if you do have a certification, which others lack, obviously you will be selected. If you are looking to get a job in the IT industry, having a Microsoft certification will be of great help, so get one now and secure your future.
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Woolworths, the largest supermarket grocery chain in Australia, recently replaced the Microsoft desktop computers with almost 8000 Google Chrome OS devices. This is said to be a part of the Going Google campaign that the supermarket chain has been following for some time. Woolworths has been replacing Microsoft email, applications as well as PC operating systems since the last year with Google OS, thereby avoiding the Microsoft Support Services.
According to Deon Ludick, program director at Woolworths, the company is about to roll 8000 Google Chrome devices that would start in the latter half of the year. He also stated that Woolworths would also rely on numerous providers for the Chrome OS devices. The news is definitely a setback for Microsoft and has added to the already existing woes of the software giant. Gunnar Berger, research directed at Gartner, however said that adapting to Chrome OS was a new concept altogether for many organizations. He also said that using Chrome OS was definitely aimed at minimizing the use of Windows and dependence on the Microsoft Support Services.
As stated by Berger, one of the top benefits of the Google Going approach by Woolworths was that they could now use a more secured browser. Chrome OS is considered to comprise of more secured options than Windows. In fact, Google also has an ongoing competition that pays large rewards to any person who can hack the device via the Chrome browser. Moreover, if a supermarket giant like Woolworths depends on Google for all its services, it would have a Google Apps domain and the Chrome device could also be easily managed through a web console that would require no software installation.
Isabelle Durand and Bruno Lakehal, analysts at Gartner said that Chromebook was the fastest-growing segment in the mobile PC market last year and it was applicable to even the applications working on the platform. As stated by Richard Edwards, IT principal analyst at Ovum enterprise, many IT companies had planned to switch over from the Windows operating systems for their enterprise applications. He also added that, “The tools we use have a huge impact on the way we go about getting work done. For some ¬companies, the cost of change and the effort required to change company culture may outweigh the business benefits of making the switch, whereas for others it could prove transformative with the right leadership.”
In short, the sudden decision by Woolworths is definitely a blow to Microsoft’s business prospects in the tech world.
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Microsoft has been receiving flak aplenty from users for retracting support to Windows XP, their most popular product ever. Now, they have gone on to release a list of other products they will soon ditch as well.
Through their wares released over the years, Microsoft has consistently validated the age-old proverb, “Old is gold”. Many users are still using the older stuff, but they would be better off upgrading before long. We cannot blame the company if they stopped dragging along what is dead weight for them.
The list they have put out is pretty long, and it is on their support site. We will be looking at the ones that are the most widely used, which if they lost support, would affect most users. The entire bundle of Windows 7, Windows Phone 7, and Windows Server 2008 will be cut off from support. For the second of these, mainstream Microsoft support services end on 9th of September 2014, while for the other two, the date is set at 13th of January 2015.
What you need to remember is that this does not mean you cannot use these products any longer. Only the Microsoft support services as you knew them will cease to be available, and what you will be getting instead is an extended support. This essentially implies that you will get updates for 5 years afterwards, but only the ones indispensible to the software – mainly security updates and hotfixes, and not feature updates.
All versions of Windows 7 (Enterprise, Home Basic, Home Premium, Ultimate, and Starter) will stop receiving feature updates, and if you have SP1 installed, you will not be getting free security updates after January 14, 2020, which is when the extended support ends.
Once past that, users would be hung out to dry. The product will become vulnerable to malicious attacks from any source, and will not function long without the required support, which would be inexistent.
There are other products as well, for which Microsoft will end all tech support soon. Among these are Systems Management Server 2003, Virtual Server 2005, Host Integration Server 2004, Internet Security and Acceleration Server 2004, Edition, Visual FoxPro 9.0 Professional and Windows CE 5.0. There are many users holding out hopes that Microsoft will push back the EOS dates for Windows 7 the way it did with XP, given that it is been as popular if not more, than the latter.
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