Microsoft Announces Madden 15 Xbox Bundle

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Microsoft has now released two new gaming console bundles for the Xbox One console that feature two of this year’s upcoming titles. These are Sunset Overdrive and Madden NFL 15. The announcement of the new bundles has led to the unveiling of a consumer-available White Xbox One that will come in Subset Overdrive bundle. The Madden NFL 15 bundle will be featuring a standard Xbox One console, chat headsets, wireless controller minus the Kinect, a download code for the game and a token for 3 Madden NFL Ultimate Team Pro Packs. This was confirmed after contacting the Microsoft chat support team.

This bundle will be available for pre-order soon or at select retailers on Aug 26 and the price will be only 399 dollars, which means that the downloadable copy of Madden NFL 15 is actually being given to buyers of the bundle for free. As per the announcement, the Madden NFL bundle will be available in limited numbers only. The Madden NFL series from EA games has spanned more than 25 years and over five console generations. It is a franchise that is synonymous with technical innovation, intense realistic sports action, and rabid football fandom. Only on Xbox One can you play a game of Madden while tracking your fantasy football team with the NFL on Xbox app snapped to the side.

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The second bundle comes with the upcoming and highly anticipated game from Insomniac Games, Sunset Overdrive. The bundle will also be featuring a white version of Xbox One and wireless controller that were previously only given to Microsoft Xbox team members during the launch of the console the previous year. While the spokesperson from Microsoft does not reveal the price of the console and the release date for Sunset Overdrive bundle, it is expected that the console will be released in October on time along with the official release of the game.

Microsoft also did not announce whether the Sunset Overdrive bundle will or will not include Kinect or if they are planning to release the white Xbox One gaming console separately. If you wish to know more on this news, you can contact the Microsoft chat support team. They will be able to provide you more information on this gaming console. You can also visit the Microsoft support forums to know the latest updates on this news.

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Creating A Shared Calendar In Outlook 2003

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     Outlook Calendar features

Outlook, as we know, allows you to send and receive emails, create and assign tasks, take meeting notes, schedule appointments and share calendar events with other users. Started as an email client capable of storing your emails, this program has grown with time to include various other features, all aiming at improving the productivity of its users.

In a workplace environment, one can use Outlook to achieve seamless and instant communication with fellow employees regardless of their geographical location. You can collaborate with your fellow employees in order to work on a specific task without being present in the same location. To know more about the little-known features of Outlook, you can contact our Outlook help department.

To take full use of functions that Outlook features, you should use the Calendar Share feature. Using this, you can send out your schedule to your workers to let them know when you will be free and available to contact. Moreover, you can set access to different users, which once enabled, will enable others to set your Calendar notifications for you. This way, you will remain up-to-date with meetings and other work.

Here’s how you enable the Share feature in Outlook Calender:

  • To start with, open your Outlook application and make sure that it is connected to the Exchange server.
  • Hit the Calendar option and then click on Share My Calendar option, which lies in the Navigation Pane.
  • Click on Add button and then click on the Add Users dialog box.

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               Outlook Calendar share

  • Select the user, with whom you want to share your Calendar and then, click on Add button. Click on the OK button to return to the Share My Calendar window.
  • Select the permission you want to give each user from the Permission Level list. You can select between just letting the user view your calendar or for making changes to the various settings.
  • To save your settings and exit, click OK.

If you have made all the changes according to the instructions mentioned above, your calendar will now be visible to these users that you have shared it with. As you can see, the Outlook Calendar Share function can be activated so easily and this feature is extremely flexible to suit your needs.

If you come across any sort of trouble, you can contact our Outlook help department. Our expert staff will troubleshoot the issue as quickly as possible.

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The Snap And Shake Features In Windows 7

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           Windows 7 Snap

Windows 7 has many features, which make it visually appealing, many of these actually having been the precursors of Windows 8′s Metro elements. There’s the Snap feature, which lets you either view one window, or look at two beside each other. Placing two Windows this way is good for when you want to copy data between them or do something similar. The feature is also a way to make a single window take up only one half of the screen, which is especially useful when you’re reading an eBook or a blog post on a widescreen monitor.

Snapping Windows

  • If you want to set up two Windows in the Snap mode, click and hold the title bar, and drag it to a side of the screen. When you reach the end, you’ll see a change in color there. Let go of the cursor when you do, and the snap feature will put up a full-height, half-width window.
  • Do the same with the second window, except this time, in the opposite direction.

If you have the Aero interface enabled in Windows 7, you’ll get a 3D outline when you drag a window to an edge or somewhere close to it. When you disable Aero, either a part of the screen, or all of it, turns blue. This is one way to check if the Snap feature is turned on. Each window you drag and drop this way will be resized to the full height of the screen, but only takes up half the width.


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               Windows 7 Shake

The Aero features in windows 7 help you exert an enhanced level of visual control over program windows. But, one cool and useful trick -Shake – doesn’t need Aero enabled for it to work. It lets you minimize a window, when you’re not doing anything specific.

Minimizing windows using the Shake feature

  • Click and hold the title bar of the window you want to keep, and shake it left and right. Every other window you have open will minimize to the taskbar when you do this. Only the one you’re shaking will stay where it is, when you let go.
  • To get the minimized Windows back to size, shake the open window once more. The shake is effectively a toggle for all those Windows.

You can’t use the shake feature with dialog boxes. Only program windows support such handling. For more Windows 7 help tips and guidelines, check out the related posts.

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Speeding Up Your Slow Windows Vista OS

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Windows Vista operating system, released back in 2006, has received a great deal of criticism over the years. The major issue with this operating system, which most Windows Vista users pointed out, was the slow speed and performance of the OS. Although the OS has its flaws, it has many unique security features that were non-existent in Windows XP.

The one frequent issue, which most users often complain about, is the slow speed of the OS. We have received innumerous calls on our Windows support number from irate users, who were fed up with the slow speed of the OS. Fortunately, some tweaks to the OS can increase the speed of the system. Here’s what you have to do:

Virtual Memory

  • Open the System Properties window. You will find this inside the System and Maintenance option that lies in the Control Panel.
  • To the left side of this window, you will see Advanced System Settings. Click on this and provide your login credentials for administrator user privileges.
  • Click open the Advanced tab and then click on Settings. You will find this option under Performance.
  • In the Advanced tab, you will have to find and click Change button that lies in Virtual Memory section.
  • Disable the Automatically manage paging file size for all drives option.
  • Select the dominant hard disk partition and then select Custom Size. You will find a value, the recommended size, right next to the box titled Initial Size (MB).
  • Enter 1.5 times the value of Initial size in the Maximum Size box.

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           Increasing Windows Speed

  • Click Set button to save this setting and then click on OK button to exit. Your computer will prompt you to restart it.
  • Save any unsaved documents, if you have any and then Restart your system.

Uninstall unnecessary programs

  • Click open the Installation Manager from inside the Programs and Features option inside the Control Panel.
  • You will be able to view the entire list of programs that run on your computer. Check the list for programs that you do not use and then uninstall them one by one.
  • It is better to avoid uninstalling paid software.  Look for third part free apps that you do not remember installing or have used once and left at that.

Once you make these changes, you will see small improvements in your system performance. If these were not useful, you can contact our tech support staff on our Windows support number.

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Ways Of Fixing Windows 8 Driver Issues

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         Windows 8 Issues

Windows 8 operating system has been known to comprise of several sophisticated features that provide the most advanced computing experience to its users. Well, if you’re planning to upgrade to Windows 8, you should first know about the basic requirements needed to install this OS in your system. Although contacting the Windows tech support is the ideal option to know more about your Windows OS, contacting them each and every time won’t be feasible.

Sometimes, even after installing the operating system in your computer, the software may start to behave weirdly, forcing you to contact the technician time and again. In most cases, such issues occur due to the outdated Windows 8 drivers in your system. A simple driver update must be all that is required to fix your Windows 8 hardware problems.

Before upgrading to Windows 8, you can download, install and run the Windows Upgrade Assistant in your system. This will help in identifying the programs that won’t run on the touch-centric OS. In addition to this, you’ll also be able to know about the Windows 8 drivers that need to be installed in your system. It has also been found that many devices need to get manually updated with drivers.

At first, you should see if Windows Update has automatically checked for the driver updates. Although many drivers are available through Windows Update, there are still some that you can’t get through the Update. You can check the availability of these drivers by first opening the Charms bar and then selecting the Settings option. Next, you need to choose the Change PC settings option and then move on to the Windows Update settings Menu.

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          Windows 8 Upgrade

Here, you’ll get a list of updates that you can check and then click on the Updates Now button if you find any. By allowing this option, Windows will automatically install the updates when you opt for the maintenance of your system next time. You can also click on a link available to know how many ready to install updates are available there.

However, in cases where this method doesn’t work, you would require manually updating the driver to fix the hardware issue. For this purpose, Windows 8 comprises of an advanced option by the name Device Manager. You can use this setting to manually install the up-to-date drivers in your computer.

By following any of these methods, you’ll be able to fix the hardware issues in your Windows 8 system. To get more assistance on the same, you may contact our Windows tech support team.

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