Microsoft Word is a word processing program that comes with the Office suite set of programs. Many make use of the program for creating and drafting documents and files. Here we discuss simple instructions for installing Office Word on your system.
Once you have made your mind to purchase the program, make sure that you download the program only from the official Microsoft Download Center and not from some third party website as the download file may contain some malware. Before starting the download, select the version that is suited for your computer.
If you follow the simple instructions given above, you will be able to install Microsoft Word on your system with ease.Read more »
We all know that Microsoft has discontinued the support of Windows XP operating system. After end of support, the users of Windows XP will not get any patches and updates. This means that using the Windows XP computer after the end of support date is unsafe and the PC will be prone to attacks and hacks.
This is obviously a problem for the home users, but far more serious issue for the businesses, especially when the business is the health of the nation. The NHS in UK still has a huge number of computers that run on Windows XP operating system.
NHS hoped to make some arrangements that would give NHS support for additional three years. This would give them little more time to upgrade to Windows 8 operating system. Talks are still going on between Microsoft and the UK government in the hope that a deal can be struck.
Extended support feature is still available to those users who are willing to pay, but the hope is that a cut-price deal can be struck. This may help to reduce the cost of upgrading the medical systems.
The Register suggests that the high price tag attached to extended support is a final push by Microsoft Corporation to encourage all the users including the business users away from Windows XP. Sources have revealed to The Register that Microsoft may be willing to extend the support for the health service PCS by a year, and while there are no details about the costs that are involved, it would be reasonable to expect them to be lower than the previously quoted price.
If the deal moves on, different parts of health services will not be obliged to participate. Budgets for the individual departments in health services are managed separately, so it will be a matter of choice, rather than a policy that is forced on the departments.
It is not yet clear how far from reaching a conclusion the talks are, but one of the spokespersons from the Department of Health said, “We are currently negotiating a package of support with Microsoft for the wider NHS system and expect an agreement to be concluded shortly.” If you wish to know more on this news, you can contact the Microsoft tech support team. They will be able to provide you more details on this news. You may also refer to the official Microsoft tech support blog to know more details on the news.Read more »
If you are still using Skype on a Windows Phone 7 device, it is time for you to make an upgrade soon if you wish to use Skype services in the future. This is because Microsoft has announced that it will soon end the support for Skype in Windows Phone 7 devices. Most of the users will be able to login to Skype only for a few more weeks. After that, you will not be able to sign in to the service from your Windows phone 7.
Earlier, in 2012, when Microsoft released Windows Phone 8, most of the users running Windows Phone 7 wanted to make an upgrade. However, this was not possible due to many hardware issues and only those users who bought new devices with Windows phone 8 installed in them were able to experience the features of the new phone operating system. Now, after 2 years, Microsoft hopes that majority of the Windows Phone 7 users would have upgraded their devices and would be using a device running on Windows Phone 8. This gives confidence to the software giant to kill the support of Skype for Windows Phone 7.
In Microsoft support page, the software giant says, “We want everyone to experience the best Skype has to offer — from enhanced quality to better reliability to improved security — and the newest version of Skype is the way to do that.” Therefore, except for Windows 7 users, people can run the program on other platforms like Windows Phone 8, Windows Phone 8.1, and Android.
One of the major problems that would be experienced by the existing Skype users is with the subscription. Since the subscription is tied with their device, the end of support for the Windows Phone 7 devices might lead to many issues. One Microsoft support page for Skype users gives you detailed information on the procedure to deactivate your subscription and thus, avoid bills in the future. The page also details you about how to get a refund when the users unsubscribe before the month end.
Windows Phone 7 was released in 2010 and many devices were released with this operating system. Microsoft also released several versions for this mobile platform and the latest one in this series is Windows Phone 7.8. The mainstream support for this mobile platform is all set to end by September 9, this year. After Skype, we might see that many other apps may soon end support for Windows Phone 7.Read more »
Yahoo Messenger and Microsoft Office Communicator are two popular email and instant messaging clients available in the market. The problem with Office Communicator is that it can be used to chat and keep in touch with only those users belonging to a special group. For example, employees of a special section of an office or students of a college and so on. However, Yahoo messenger can be used for keeping in touch with people anywhere in the world. Here we discuss simple instructions from Microsoft chat support site for adding a contact in Office communicator to Yahoo Messenger.
If you follow the simple instructions given above, you will be able to add a contact in the Office communicator to your Yahoo Messenger’s contact list.Read more »
Office 365 is a software service suite and a subscription based Office online, which is one of the office suites that are creating history. People are taking up Office 365 subscription as their first step into cloud computing. This Office suite is probably one of the best products, until date.
Nevertheless, when it comes to services provided for the product, they are not up to the mark. There are many things to be done to enhance the customer service, which the partners and the customers have commented to be a growing pain. Due to communication gaps, Microsoft was hyperactive late June when there was an outage with the services of Lync cloud services and Exchange, which is a part of the Office 365 suite. This was not intimated to people, which should have been done in the Microsoft support page.
Steven Sinofsky, the former Windows engineering head had an ineffective conversation with two of the Microsoft support personals over Twitter while discussing the issues with signing up for a Midsize Business Office 365 plan. Steven Sinofsky’s current venture is with the firm Andreessen Horowitz.
Talking about the good things of the Office suite, Microsoft Office 365 home edition did well in the first fourteen months with over 4.4 million subscriptions. The customer support volume increases with the increase in the number of subscriptions, which is a greater challenge. Therefore, the scope for addressing concerns and requests goes beyond the conversations in Twitter.
Steven Sinofsky who was trying to figure out what went wrong was able to get information on this hiccup from another source. He added that even Microsoft would not have been able to help in this situation. So on the whole, the customer service should be made better- this is what we can decipher from this. And any kind of outage or issue should be notified immediately to people somehow. Social networking sites would be the best option to notify people since most of them are active there.
Apart from this, issues with the services should be brought into the customer or partner’s notice via emails. Such information should be announced on the Microsoft support page as well and they need to provide a time frame when the service would resume back to normal.
An office 365 subscription was released after Office 2013, with more features like access to the cloud. There are different types of subscriptions available like Office 365 Personal, Office 365 University, Office 365 Small Business and many more.Read more »