Microsoft Office 2010

Microsoft Office 2010 will be launching soon with many new features and it will also be faster than Office 2007.

Introduction to Office 2010

Introduction to Office 2010 Mobile

Screencast of Office 2010

Fix Windows XP Errors with XP Quick Fix

Virus or Trojan attacks disable task manager, registry editor, run dialog box or send to context menu. Any user who has been running computer regularly can give list of such windows registry errors. There are over 32 such problems/errors that we come across again and again.

XP Quick Fix is a portable, small and fast utility which solves these problems (including command line utility) thus a must have on your computer!

Using XP Quick Fix is very simple to use, just run it, and click on the button with the relevant fix. Clicking a fix button is safe and will not harm even a proper configured computer!

XP Quick Fix
XP Quick Fix

Following are common fixes present in XP Quick Fix tool:

  • Enable Task Manager
  • Enable Registry Editor
  • Stop “My Documents” open at startup
  • Enable Folder Options
  • Restore missing Run dialog box
  • Enable Command Prompt
  • Restore “My Computer” properties
  • Restore Device Manager
  • Fix delay in opening Explorer
  • Restore grayed Explorer and Taskbar toolbars
  • Restore “My Documents” properties
  • Remove OEM splash and wallpaper
  • Restore My Network Places to Desktop
  • Enable Recovery Console
  • Restore grayed file associations
  • Fix right-click error
  • Fix slow network file/shared/remote
  • Restore Network icon to system tray
  • Fix slow hotkeys
  • Fix CD/DVD drive is missing or not recognized
  • Fix CD auto play
  • Restore “Send To” context menu item
  • Restore the native ZIP file integration
  • Fix error 1606 couldn’t access network location
  • Error when trying to access Add or Remove Program and Features program

Note: This program works great on Windows XP but some of the fixes may work on Windows 7 and Vista.

We recommend this portable utility, try it.

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Microsoft extends Windows XP availability to 2011

Windows XP
Windows XP

Microsoft has decided to extend Windows XP availability until April 2011.

So basically, this is appealing to consumers who want to buy new PCs but skip Vista.  They want to be able to purchase PCs which have XP loaded on them, but able to upgrade to Windows 7 later on.

“This is good,” said Michael Silver (A noted research analyst) of Gartner about Microsoft’s new plan. “It proves that Microsoft listens to their customers. They have changed licensing decisions in response to customer demand before, and hopefully they will do it again, because this is still not great.”

Facebook Account Hack – What to do?

If you are receiving regular and unnecessary spam on your facebook wall either from nowhere or from one of your friends then there is a high possibility that either you or your friend have been affected by a Facebook phishing attack and your account security has been compromised. Here are some important steps which will help you to get rid of the phishing attack.

  1. Do not click on any link or URL in the received spam message.
  2. Just delete the span message from your Walls and Inbox immediately.
  3. Reset your Facebook password immediately.
  4. If your account has been disabled, contact Facebook User Operations Team (http://www.facebook.com/help.php?page=797).
  5. Scan your computer completely using reliable antivirus software.
  6. If your PC has been infected with malware or a virus, you can visit the Microsoft/ Apple Security websites for proper patches.
  7. Start using OpenDNS as your DNS servers which boasts of a very good anti-phishing engine that works ant it may also prevent you from getting phished on Facebook.

Final Version of Internet Explorer 8

IE8Microsoft released the final version of Internet Explorer 8 last week on 19th March to continue the web browser war. This latest version brings a number of new user-friendly features, intended to make browsing the internet more convenient, fast and secure. Internet Explorer 8 is also the latest challenge to its main rival, Mozilla Firefox for the quest of web browser battle.

Internet Explorer 8 is now available in 25 languages for Windows Vista, XP and Windows Server. However, Internet Explorer 8 won’t be available for the Mac.

Microsoft says IE8 beats other top browsers in page-load time on almost 50 percent of the top 25 comScore Web sites. Microsoft also pointed to some new features to help consumers save time, including accelerators, Web slices, and visual search suggestions. Accelerators are built-in tools to let user translate text, search or handle mapping inside through window inside the working browser window. Web Slices let users put a small portion of busy web page to their favorite bar and keep it updated, such as bidding activities. The Instant Search Box in Internet Explorer 8 enables real-time searches of sites such as The New York Times, Amazon.com and Wikipedia, as well as users’ favorites and previously visited sites, complete with visuals and detailed information, to save time.

There are number of security features has been added to Internet Explorer 8 such as protection against installing malicious Active-X controls, cross-site scripting attacks, increased protection against malware, and click-jacking. To secure browsing activities, Microsoft has added InPrivate browsing mode that keep no history of user activities.

The user interface in Internet Explorer has been significantly improved, make web browsing more convenient, faster and more organized. The features such as ability to recommend sites, a new visual search, and group color-coded browser tabs are welcomed additions, especially to anyone that use the internet frequently.

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Future Vision 2019 – Microsoft

Microsoft’s Business Division president Stephen Elop at the Wharton Business Technology Conference presented a video which shows what Microsoft thinks the world may look like a decade from now, in 2019.

Just see and enjoy.