Windows update is a blessing for Windows users. It helps them keep their operating systems up to date and immune to security threats. If you are using a genuine version of Windows OS on your PC, it is advisable to keep the Automatic Windows Update on. If the Automatic Windows Update is enabled, you can be saved from the mess of manually updating Windows from time to time.
Notwithstanding this, if you are with a slow internet connection, keeping Automatic Windows Update enabled can affect your internet browsing. Taking this concern into consideration, Microsoft tech support centre has offered an alternative option. This option allows you to download Windows updates when it pleases you. You can install the downloaded updates whenever you wish. Besides that, you can configure the Windows update settings to receive notifications about new updates. It is also possible to disable Windows updates and notifications. In this article, you will find the steps for customizing your Windows Update Settings.
According to the Microsoft tech support desk, installation of Windows Update is mandatory to keep the Windows OS safe, secure and up to date. If it is possible by any means, install latest Windows updates. If you have missed out any important updates, it is possible to retrieve them from the Microsoft server later.Read more »
Sources privy to Microsoft and Google report that the software giants are collaborating to develop a voice/video chat service integrated with web browsers. The tech world is observing the collaboration with extreme enthusiasm because it is the first time that Microsoft is collaborating with its major rival Google.
The collaborative project titled Object RTC (ORTC) API for WebRTCwill aim at developing an elaborative framework for embedding voice/video over IP service into web browsers. Resultantly, users need not require installing a Skype-like chat application in their PC for video/voice chats or instant messaging. As of now, users are required to install third party plug-ins for similar effect.
Recently, Google had discontinued its instant messaging application Gtalk and transferred all its users to Google Hangout, the browser embedded service. It seems that Microsoft is impressed by the move and wants to make a similar change with its instant messaging services as well. The collaborative project would aim at developing embedded Skype and Google Hangout services across Google Chrome and Internet Explorer. Essentially, the projects would benefit both parties equally.
Browser embedded video chat services made to be compatible with scalable videos
Another bright side of the browser embedded chat service is that it will be capable of supporting simulcast and scalable video coding. As of now, there are no chat services that support simulcast and scalable video coding. Scalable video coding and simulcast require higher compatibility to work within an interoperable SDP. Through the collaborative project, Microsoft and Google would work together to develop a WebRTC 1.0 and SDP to enable the smooth operation of simulcast and scalable video coding.
Through the collaborative work, both companies are aiming at avoiding higher level reliance on Session Description Protocol from IETF. The project would also streamline the interoperability of the chat services in browsers. Both companies have refused to divulge more details about the project or the features. However, sources privy to Microsoft chat support reveal that the interoperable chat service will be launched soon.Read more »
Iliad, a France based telecom giant is trying to put together money and is looking to at least two of the United States’ largest technology companies for funding a second takeover bid for T-mobile, it was reported.
Much recently, the telecom company made a quite surprising offer, which consisted $33 a share for 57 percent of the larger T-Mobile. But, unfortunately for Iliad, the offer was quickly rejected. Now, the company is asking for help from the likes of search engine giant Google and the world’s largest software maker Microsoft. Iliad is looking to team up on a bigger proposal, according to the latest industry rumors.
Now, the thing is it is difficult to know how far advanced the talks are or if these talks were likely to end up with any technology giant jumping aboard on an improved bid.
As per experts and various sources from the telecom sector, they feel there is a definite upside to a move by Google. This way the search engine behemoth can buy into a wireless carrier.
According to a telecom insider and an expert in the field, Google prefers everything moved to an Internet Protocol standard. He also mentioned that such a move can generally benefit everyone and he was waiting Google to make a positive move concerning the T-Mobile bid.
The search giant would any way like homeowners to watch TV online via the Internet. This way cable TV can be bypassed.
In case T-Mobile built its spectrum, customers will then be able to use it for more than just cellular phone service, as per the telecom expert. He added that, in a sense all the tech giants are on the same page on this. For Google to acquire unrestricted access to online lives, the only way this can be made possible is by becoming a communications company.
Moreover, huge technology companies have every reason for keeping the competition alive among the cellular carriers. A telecom lawyer said that if these tech giants think Sprint or T-Mobile might fail, then they might prop then up. There is another technicality issue when it comes to getting a duopoly. If they to such a stage, then they will not be able to access the end users without fees, the lawyer added.
Hope that this news tech article was useful to you. For other Microsoft news or issues, you can visit the official Microsoft tech support. Microsoft tech related articles are also available for perusal on many third party Microsoft tech support websites as well.Read more »
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 »