September 2011 - Posts

Windows 8: Through the Eyes of Consumers

Microsoft recently held their Build Windows conference in Anaheim, CA from September 13th to 16th.  Here they gave an in-depth look at their much anticipated new operating system, Windows 8.

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Windows-8-tileSocial media firm Mashwork created an infographic based on what people were saying about Windows 8 after it was revealed earlier this year. Half of all tweets favored Windows 8′s Metro style design compared to Apple’s iOS software and Google’s Android operating system. MashWork collated 65,968 messages shared on Twitter between June 15 and September 22. Around 42% of the messages were collected during Microsoft’s BUILD developers conference. MashWork analyzed all the tweets and figured out that Xbox LIVE integration on Windows 8, a Windows App Store and fast boot times in Windows 8 were amongst the most talked about features.

The following infographic summarizes Maskwork findings:

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Source: Maskwork

Posted: 09-29-2011 6:52 PM by Deepak Bhattarai with 1 comment(s)

INFOGRAPHIC: Guide to Microsoft Office 365

Still confused about Microsoft’s Office 365. Here is a step by step guide to Microsoft Office 365 from the team over at Cloud Hypermarket.

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Microsoft’s Office 365, released earlier this week, provides Office 2010, Exchange, SharePoint and Lync all Online in a cloud-based service. The service is a full browser-based solution that incorporates webmail, collaboration and document management. Microsoft’s Office 365 is a strong and competitive answer to Google Apps.

Microsoft have announced the Launch of their replacement for BPOS. It is definitely an upgrade. Microsoft Office 365 looks to be the platform on which Microsoft Online Services are going to be built upon and the moment we’ve been waiting for ever since Steve Balmer announced ‘We’re All In’, which has since become a Microsoft 132slogan.

Microsoft office 365: The Power to Think Big and Be Small, to Be Big and Act Fast’ is the title of Microsoft’s announcement of Office 365.  Office 365 as ‘a new service that brings familiar applications, including Office desktop software and Office Web Apps, together with SharePoint, Exchange and Lync in the cloud, for the first time.’ The essential change to the BPOS package is the inclusion of Microsoft’s new communication package. The Lync offering replaces Office Communications Online and Live Meeting in a new combined communication package.

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Check-out the infographic below for more information on pricing and features all in one handy graphic.

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Source: Cloud Hypermarket

Posted: 09-29-2011 5:37 PM by Deepak Bhattarai with no comments

How to join Microsoft Student Partners Network on Facebook

In addition to Facebook groups and pages, there's something called a Network which is usually, big and prestigious organizations/schools on Facebook. So, we all want to join our related Network and as we are MSPs we obviously want to join Microsoft Student Partners Network.

Image of Facebook Timeline Developer Preview:

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As I think all the MSPs 2012 are eagerly waiting to join Microsoft Student Partners Network on Facebook. Here are the simple steps to join MSP Network.

Steps To Join MSP Network:

  • On the top right corner of your Facebook home page or profile page or any page is a button Account. When you click it you will see a drop-down list.  Capture 2
  • From the list, select Account settings.
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  • On the screen that follows now, click the Networks tab.             Capture 4
  • To join the MSP network, type Microsoft Student Partners.
  • You will see a prompt that asks for your e-mail ID. Provide your @student-partners.com or the new @msptechrep.com e-mail ID.Capture 5
  • Go to your official MSP mail id and click the confirmation link. You might have to disable your pop-up blocker or hold down the Ctrl key while clicking the confirmation link. The Microsoft Student Partners network will now show up in your employers list (Profile>Info tab>Work and Education Information). Add the duration for which you have been an MSP.Capture 6
  • The image below shows the pending of confirmation which can be resolved by clicking the confirmation link send to our MSP mail id.Capture 7

Posted: 09-28-2011 5:52 PM by Deepak Bhattarai with 4 comment(s)

8 Steps To Make Windows 8 USB Device or DVD Bootable

ARM Processor

Be what’s next, Windows 8 is the codename of the next version of Microsoft Windows. It adds support for ARM microprocessors in addition to the traditional x86 microprocessors from Intel and AMD. Its user interface has been changed to make it better suited for touchscreen input in addition to the traditional mouse and keyboard input.

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Screenshot of the Windows 8 Start screen, as shown at the Build Windows event in 2011, making use of Microsoft's Metro design language.

 

8 Steps To Make Windows 8 USB Device or DVD Bootable:

Step 1:

Download Windows Developer Preview from this link. DOWNLOAD

Step 2:

Download Windows 7 USB/DVD download tool from Microsoft Store. DOWNLOAD

Step 3:

Install Windows 7 USB/DVD download tool and run the software. It shows the following screenshot.

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Step 4:

Browse to the location of downloaded .iso file and click the file and click open button.

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It displays the Source file location and then click Next.

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Step 5:

Select the media type USB Device or DVD to make Windows 8 Bootable media.

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Step 6:

If USB Device is selected then it displays the inserted USB Device and you can click refresh if your device is not displayed. If DVD is selected then it displays the the inserted DVD Disk.

Now Click Begin copying……………..

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Step 7:

In this step the selected USB Device is formatted and then copying of files starts and goes up to 100% and  the desired Device is made Bootable.

After this the program can be closed or can again Start Over for same new task….

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Formatting the selected device.

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Copying files…

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Backup Completed.

Step 8:

The Bootable USB Device can be viewed from Computer as K: Drive and Bootable Disk as H: Drive.

Now it can be used to Boot the computer to install Windows Developer Preview.

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These are all the 8 steps of making Bootable Windows 8 to USB Device or DVD.

Posted: 09-20-2011 8:07 PM by Deepak Bhattarai with no comments