Sunday, June 22, 2014

Installing And Sharing Apps In Windows 8 OS

Microsoft has introduced many changes in the Windows 8 operating system. Many of these changes were made specifically so that the Windows operating system could catch up with its counterparts. Some of these changes were designed to put the Windows 8 devices one-step ahead of Mac operating system devices, iPad and the Android devices. The Charms Bar of the operating system that has built in sharing features is a good design change.

Before the release of the Windows 8, users only had one way to share items on Facebook and Twitter. In simple words, users had to open a web browser and then make use of the service’s system to share videos, photos, and the status updates with their contacts and friends. It appears that when the Microsoft engineers examined the habits of the users before making Windows 8, they realized that millions of users across the globe were all finding different ways of doing the same thing and at times, those ways were not as straight forward as they could be.

The new way of sharing that is introduced by the Windows 8 operating system has made many Windows users to Install Windows 8 operating system in their computers. This sharing method will allow the users to head to a single place each time they need to share information with their family and friends. Before starting, it is important that you have the Windows 8.1 update installed on your computer. If you have not yet installed it, you can head to the Windows Store by clicking or tapping on the Store icon on the Start Screen. You will be able to see a banner asking you to install the Windows 8.1 update. Click on it and follow the instructions to install the update.

Sharing things like links, web pages, and images work exactly the same way as taking screenshots. To do this, open the app that you would like the share from. In Windows 8, Internet Explorer is the default web browser. After locating what you would like to search, place your finger on the right edge of the screen and swipe to the left if you are using a touch-enabled device. If you are using a mouse and keyboard, place your cursor on the top right corner of the screen to reveal the Charms Bar. Now, you can click on the Share button and then select the app that you would like to share.

These are the steps to install Windows 8 apps and share them. For further help, you can contact our tech support team.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Creating A Mailing List In Outlook 2007

Microsoft Outlook is the most popular email manager program in the world and it got that title due to various features embedded with the program. A distribution list or mailing list is one of such features and the main use of the distribution list to help the users send an email to multiple senders. Here we discuss how to create a distribution list in the Outlook 2007 email client.


  • Launch the Outlook email manager program by double clicking on its icon found in the desktop. When the application window appears on the screen, click on the File tab located at the top of the window.
  • Click on the New tab found in the drop down menu that appears on the screen and then on the option labeled as Distribution List found in the context menu that appears on the screen.
  • A window labeled as Untitled Distribution List will now appear on the screen, type in a name for the distribution list by typing it in the text box found next to the option labeled as Name.
  • Now the program gives you two options, either you can exit the newly created mailing list or distribution list by clicking on the Save & Close button or you can start configuring the distribution list by adding contacts to the list from the Outlook address book.
  • If you choose the second option, click on the button labeled as Add New for adding a contact manually; fill in the details of the contact in the required fields. However, if you wish to add multiple contacts from the Outlook address book, click on the Select Members button found in the window. 
  • When the window shows you the address book, select the people that you would like to add to the new distribution list. After you have added all the contacts in the mailing list, click on the Save & Close button for saving the changes and to exit from the setup window.
Now you have created a mailing list in the Outlook program installed with your computer; you can now send emails to the multiple contacts easily using the distribution list now created. For adding the distribution list to the contact, click on the Address book button and then on the drop down menu found under the heading 'Address Book', which will open up the contacts. From here, you will be able to select the list you created easily.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Microsoft Extends Installation Date For Windows 8.1 Update 1

Recently, Microsoft announced that the company has extended the deadline for installing the Windows 8.1 update 1 by 30 days for the existing Windows 8 users. So, the users who haven’t still upgraded to Windows 8.1 will get the next patch updates along with the main update. The “Update 1” for Windows 8.1 is focused on making the operating system more user-friendly and simpler for the users.

When Windows 8 was launched around two years ago, many users did not know how to upgrade to Windows 8. Issues like these heavily affected on the sales of the operating system and made users to rely on the older versions. Microsoft did not want Windows 8.1 to have the same fate as of its predecessor and thus, the company included several user-friendly apps as well as basic features in the OS that were excluded in Windows 8. Now, by releasing an update of the Windows 8.1 operating system, Microsoft wants to ensure that the users stick on with the Windows community and get access to various futuristic options rather than complicated features. Windows 8.1 also offers enhanced security features, which ensures better protection for the system.

However, once the first Windows 8.1 update was released, several users expressed their concerns over installing the platform in their systems. According to the Windows tech support team, mostly those users who did not know how to upgrade to Windows 8 earlier were the ones with the same issue with the new update. However, Microsoft claims that updating Windows 8.1 is a relatively simple process. And this is the very reason why the software giant has now extended the installation date for the Update 1. Nevertheless, even this might not help in the sales of Windows 8.1, as surprisingly, some users have decided to not to update their systems at all without any particular reason.

Microsoft posted on the official site confirming the news about the extension of the installation date for Windows 8.1 update, and said that although the update has been made available to all, not everyone has installed it. In order to give them more time, the company has extended the install date for Update 1 of Windows 8.1 by 30 days. By extending the date for installing the Windows 8.1 update, it is certain that Microsoft is foreseeing a great improvement in the sales of Windows 8.1 OS.