Gmail from Google is a webmail service, which means you can easily access your messages from Google’s mail server using any web browser of your preference. You do not need to run any special software from the client end and the mail server will instruct the web browser to run the necessary tasks. However, Google also provides you the feature to channel all your messages through an email client instead of the usual web browser. Thus if you are using Gmail at your workplace and are required to handle a lot of emails on a constant basis, it is better to use Microsoft Outlook 2007 or Microsoft Outlook 2010.
Before you setup email in Outlook, you have to make changes to Gmail to enable POP for each and every mail.
Once you have made these changes, here’s how you setup email in Outlook.
If you are having trouble with accessing the account, you can contact our technical support team for more assistance.Read more »
An app for the Outlook webmail service is already available for the Android platform. But, there is yet no Outlook email client app for the same. Reportedly, Microsoft has been working on such an app for some months now, and has even entered the testing phase. This means that you will get Microsoft Outlook beta app for your Android smartphone soon.
Outlook beta app for Android OS
A full version of the Outlook app for Android is only a few months away. But, if you really have need for the app now, get Microsoft Outlook beta version app from Google Play store and install it in your smartphone. However, there are some limitations to use this app.
As it happens, this beta version of Outlook app is not meant for the average users, who use email accounts like Gmail or Yahoo mail. You can only use this app for accessing the corporate email account, set up using the Office 365 Business online service.
Even those users, who are using the Office 365 Home service, will not be able to use this app. This significantly reduces the number of Android users, who can test out this beta version. In addition, there are some other limitations as well when it comes to the screen size.
This Outlook web app is designed for smartphones only, which means that it will not work on your Android tablet or phablet. Also, at present, the beta version is compatible only with Android 4.4 Kitkat and later versions. So, really, you are looking at a small percentage of Android users here.
A list of all the Android phones from prime manufacturers that will support this app is available at the Microsoft’s official website. It is believed that in the coming months Microsoft will add more phone models to this list, and the beta version of the Outlook app will be available to all other Android users as well.
The Outlook Web App for the iOS platform is already a huge success. It is expected that the app will perform equally in the market. Of course, the beta version is not without its share of bugs and problems. If you go through the user reviews posted at the Google Play page, you will see that the beta app has a few problems like the lack of notification alert tones, synchronizing problems, and so on.
However, it is a beta version after all, and the final app is yet to be developed. Inform Microsoft tech support about problems in the beta app, so that they can fix that in the final version.Read more »
Windows Live Mail can be termed as a free email client developed by Microsoft, which comprises of many advanced and useful options. Users can employ this program to send and receive messages easily. According to the Windows Live support team, the program also provides an option to view their personal emails in it. For this, they just have to add an email account in it with the required settings. However, you should know about your POP or IMAP Email Server settings for setting up the account.
You can use the following instructions provided by the Windows Live support team to use Windows Live Mail application with your personal email.
The above steps show you how to successfully use Windows Live Mail with your personal email account. To get more information on the same, contact our technical support personnel.Read more »
The mainstream support phase for Windows 7 is ending very soon and this means that the Windows 7 lovers are going to have to decide whether to continue with the same until the next support phase ends or switch to the latest operating system right away. Windows 7 mainstream support ends on January 15 2015. When we make a Windows 7 vs Windows 8 comparison, a huge group of people prefer Windows 7, due to the wonderful desktop interface.
In the extended support phase, no OS update fixes will be included. You will need to pay for the required updates. Paying for these updates during the extended support phase is worth it, if you are not interested to switch to Windows 8, anytime in the future. There is little hope that the support period for Windows 7 will also be expanded the same way as it took 13 years for Windows XP to expire.
When making a Windows 7 vs Windows 8 comparison, people are clearly annoyed with the metro interface, as they like to use a mobile friendly interface on an OS that needs a desktop interface. Windows 8.1 was intended to change this view of the users as they added a new feature, which booted straight to the desktop screen avoiding the Start Screen. Even then, people were not impressed much with this addition.
The other complains like Wi-Fi detection errors is another major concern among the users. Apart from that, they complained about the presence of some bug that prevented the best features while playing a game. These are some of the major concerns from the user’s side, which needs immediate attention.
If you look into Windows history, earlier when Windows Vista was released, many happy and content XP users were forced to make a decision to leave the old operating system and choose something that was new and unknown. This is a familiar feeling among many old Windows users.
Many users are hoping that the same thing will happen with the Windows 7 operating system as well. The support period for Windows XP was extended many times until the support completely came to a halt on April 2014. They will be delighted and would greatly appreciate if Microsoft can make another exception for Windows 7.
This deadline does not mean the death of Windows 7, since it has reached only half way through its support life. People, who feel that it is imperative to switch to Windows 8, can do the same, but to a more desktop friendly operating system.Read more »
Microsoft had announced about the support end date for Windows XP long back. The platform, which was introduced in 2002, already had a long lifetime among the computer users. Since many users relied much on this platform, the use of other platforms decreased considerably. However, Microsoft decided to end support offered for one of its best OS platforms. This resulted in large-scale migration from Windows XP.
Microsoft, which has already introduced Windows 8, was expecting XP users to upgrade to Windows 8. Some users did ask their support team about ‘how to upgrade to Windows 8’. Many users enquired about migrating to Windows 8. However, Windows 8 got another upgrade by this time and it was Windows 8.1. Therefore, there were two options before the users, who could choose Windows 8 or 8.1.
Many users were reluctant to try Windows 8 as the platform was designed mainly for touch screen platforms. Getting used to the modern user interface was yet another challenge. As of now, many have already migrated and loved the legacy platform of Microsoft. Instead of asking ‘how to upgrade to Windows 8, many users have decided to switch to Windows 7, the last representative of old user interface.
Windows 7, which has already enjoyed five years of service, will stop enjoying mainstream support as Microsoft has decided to end the same by Jan 13, 2015. Microsoft will no longer support certain facilities like free OS help, warranty claims and other design changes. However, extended support offered for Windows 7 will continue as long as Jan 14, 2020.
Since XP was one of the most commonly used platforms in majority of industrial firms and companies, a huge migration is expected. The same is continuing, as Windows XP is no more a viable option. One of the major concerns is that Windows 8 cannot be installed on systems designed for XP platforms. The minimum system requirement for the platform is much more advanced and you will have to think about a new system with advanced features to enjoy Windows 8.1 at its best.
You can make use of Microsoft’s Upgrade Assistant to assist you while making the upgrade. It will check whether the devices and components in your system are perfect to install the Windows 8.1 upgrade. You need to first find out whether your system is compatible or not and then, follow the tips provided here.Read more »