Box Working On Adding Support For Microsoft Office Users

Microsoft Office

Features Of Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office 365 users have some good news from Box. The CEO of Box, Aaron Levie said that the company is currently testing the services added for Office 365 users in its platform. He made the announcement at the BoxWorks conference last Wednesday. The leader of the Box told that Box is still not available on iPad version of Office 365. However, he said, “there’s one person that can make that happen,” pointing towards the twitter profile of Satya Nadella, the CEO of Microsoft. He asked to “Reach out to him to share your support for getting Box on Office 365 on iPad.”

If you are desktop user, you can now go to the Box application and access Office 365 files from it. It works really simpler. Users may launch the file in Box and then edit it. They can later save it on the Box cloud. The new Box integration will also help users to share the file within the Office program. Box plans to add this integration to the online version of the program in the near future.

Box has been showing steady increase in the number of subscribers since the launch of the service. This shows that people have started to depend more on cloud services for storing their files and accessing them from different locations. According to reports, Box has 27 million active users of the service and it provides assistance to about 240,000 businesses around the world. Another major achievement of Box is that majority of the Fortune 500 companies have availed its service.

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Working With Microsoft Office

The event saw several announcements from Box. Levie announced the release of several updates for BoxNotes, which is the company’s tool for cloud collaboration. The new additions include tables, version history and checklists. According to the company, the Box users have already spent 600,000 hours on its BoxNotes and about fifty percent were accessed from mobile devices.

The company was launched in 2005 and has its headquarters in Washington. This cloud-computing platform offers various services like file sharing, collaboration, tools for working with the files etc. Ever since the release of the service, users have been receiving various updates for the program. For instance, in 2007, we saw the release of OpenBox, which helps the users to work with the contents of Box with other services.

According to Microsoft support blogs, the new updates are surely going to make many Microsoft Office users happy due to the integration of many new features.

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Different Junk Email Settings Of Outlook

Outlook Email Setup

Features Of Outlook

Outlook helps you to manage your emails in different ways. One of its features is the junk email filter in it. After Outlook email setup, it is advisable to configure the junk email settings. This will help you to avoid unnecessary spam emails from filling up your inbox. In this post, we will take you through the steps involved in this process.

Steps Involved

  • Launch Outlook email program from the Start menu and select the option Home in the program.
  • Click the option Junk and then choose Junk E-mail Options.
  • The above step launches the window for Junk E-mail Options.
  • Choose the first tab, Options.
  • Under the heading Choose the level of junk e-mail protection you want:, you will find different options to set the junk filter.
  • The first option in this list is No Automatic Filtering. If you choose this option, none of the emails would be checked by the program.
  • The second option is Low. Here, the most common junk emails will be moved to the Junk folder.
  • The third option is called High. If you choose this option, the Outlook program will move all the junk emails to the Junk folder. However, the problem of choosing this option is that it may move some of the non-junk emails too. Therefore, you will have to check the junk folder occasionally to find out if any non-junk mails have been moved to it or not.
  • The final option here is the Safe Lists Only. If you choose this list, you need to add the list of email address or domain names to the program and only emails from these sources will be received in the inbox. All other emails will be moved to the Junk Folder.
  • In order to add the email address and domain names of safe senders, you need to select the tab Safe Senders in the window.

    Outlook Email Program

    Outlook Email Configuration

  • Enter the domain name or email address in the box that opens.
  • Choose the button OK and the email address will be added to the list of Safe Senders in the program.
  • You may also block some of the domains or email address if you find them annoying. For this, select the tab Blocked Senders.

Once you finish the Outlook email setup, it is advisable to follow the above steps to configure the junk email settings as per your convenience.

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Microsoft Introduces New Tweaks For Skype

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Microsoft Skype Support

A recent study conducted indicates that in developed countries and developing countries, most folks have access to at least three different computing devices; a laptop, a smartphone and a tablet. However, they may not necessary have different accounts for communication applications such as Skype, Facebook, Twitter, Gmail etc on multiple devices. The problem with using a single account, say Skype, Twitter, or Facebook on multiple devices is that you get notifications on all devices simultaneously. Consequently, when you switch from one device to another, you will see all the past messages, chats, notifications, etc. This can be quite annoying at times.

Thankfully, Skype has introduced a brand new tweak to evade this headache. The new tweak will ensure that you get notifications only on the device that you currently use. If you want to receive the notifications on all the devices simultaneously, you can continue to receive so by disabling this tweak.

Microsoft to make Skype the most used instant messaging app

Microsoft has been adding new features to Skype after acquiring the app from its developers. However, the giant decided to give full attention to Skype after disowning Windows Live Messenger. When it disowned Windows Live Messenger, the first Microsoft chat app, the tech giant made sure that all its users migrated to Skype. The tech giant made sure that users did not face any troubles when they migrated from Windows Live Messenger to Skype.

Chat Support Desk

Microsoft Products And Services

The Redmond giant said that users of Windows Live Messenger could log into Skype using the same email address they used earlier to login into their Microsoft chat app. In addition, regarding the basic improvements and enhancements that have already been made, the tech giant has plans to add new features in the coming months. Sources privy to Microsoft revealed that the company is designing a slew of updates to be added to Skype. However, it didn’t reveal what sort of updates could be expected.

Working of Skype single notification system

The working of the single notification system in Skype is quite simple. For instance, if you are using Skype on your smartphone at the moment, all the notifications will be sent to the smartphone until you switch to other devices, say tablet or PC. If you don’t access any new device after exiting Skype in the smartphone, all the new notifications will be received in all devices, meaning you don’t miss any critical notifications on any device you have.

The new changes in Skype notification have already been implemented. For any technical assistance while using the app, contact our Technical chat support desk.

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Acquiring Help From The Microsoft Support Team

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Contact Microsoft Tech Support

While using different Microsoft applications, we are likely to face certain errors or problems, which is quite natural. Since internet has become an inevitable part of our lives, it is quite easy to sort things online. We need not worry anymore about our applications being in trouble. We could solve any or all issues readily by contacting the technical support team that offers help 24/7. We could simply sit at the comfort of our homes and relax while the technician remotely connects to our computers and fix the issues for us.

A majority of software companies that we find today offer technical assistance. You would have heard about Microsoft tech support. You can contact the support team via email, phone or chat. This can be considered as an easier way to handle a technical problem. Even if the technician is miles away from you, he/she could connect remotely to your computer and take control of the computer. The technician who offers support would be highly trained and would be an expert in this field. He would easily fix the issue that you are facing.

When you visit the support page of a software company, you would have to create an account as well as an ID. After logging in using the same, you will find a page where different problems and their solutions will be found. You can go through the same and find the one that matches your problem. Even after following the given troubleshooting steps, if you are not able to fix it, you can go to the next page where you will be able to interact with a technical expert.

You will be able to find chat sessions where you can type in your problem and the technician will give you instructions. Before initiating the troubleshooting steps, you will have to fill in boxes with your information and about the issue that you are facing. Based on the same, the technician will offer you assistance. They can even offer remote assistance if the instructions are difficult to follow.

Support Team

Help From Microsoft Tech Support

If you are not a tech savvy person, the technical support team can be considered as a helping hand. They could help fix your issue after hearing your concern. You can avoid the hassle of hiring a technician to come to your home because you could easily get it fixed online with the help of a technical expert. You could contact Microsoft tech support in case you need assistance with your computer related issues.

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Microsoft Getting Ready To End Support For Old Versions Of IE

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Microsoft Online Support

If you are using Internet Explorer browser on your computer, then it is advisable to upgrade it to the latest version available for your operating system. This is because Microsoft has decided to drop the support for the older versions of Internet Explorer from January 2016. This means, the software giant will have fewer browser versions to take care of. Microsoft has already begun a 17-month long campaign in this regard and this aims to upgrade the Internet Explorer versions running on computers.

According to the Microsoft support page, it is advisable to make the upgrade installation through the Windows Update. When you initiate a Windows update, it searches your computer for all outdated Microsoft programs. Therefore, if you were running an old version of Internet Explorer, it would be replaced with the latest version with the update.

Microsoft says that commercial customers should verify the working of the browser with the configurations and apps running on their machines. This testing will help them to find out the programs and apps that work with the browser and the ones that do not. Once the cut-off date is over, that is, after January 12, 2016, the company would provide support only for the following combinations of operating systems and Internet Explorer versions: Windows 8.1 that has IE 11 installed in it, Windows 7 SP 1 that has IE11 in it and Windows Vista SP with IE9.

Microsoft Technical Forums

Microsoft IE Versions

In case of Windows Servers, Microsoft has said that after the end of support date, the company would support only the following combinations of Servers and browsers: Windows Server 2012 R2 with IE 11, Windows Server 2012 with IE 10, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP 1 with IE 11 and Windows Server 2008 SP2 with IE 9. So, how are the new changes going to benefit the end user? According to the Roger Capriotti, with the new changes, the company would be able to provide better security for the browsers. He comes up with the findings of NSS labs as proof. A study by the lab showed that IE8 was capable of avoiding malicious programs to 69 percent while in the case of IE 11, it was 99 percent.

Besides the security improvements, users will have browsers that are faster than the older versions. So, if you are using Internet Explorer, download the latest version of the program and install it on your PC. For more details on this issue, you may go through the Microsoft support page or visit Microsoft technical forums.

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