The tablet genre is going through a sudden phase of upsurge. The big shot manufacturers like Google, Apple and Microsoft are steadily bringing out powerful and innovative tablets realizing the needs and services of the customers. While some are price friendly, others seem to boast the best of both worlds- price and features.
Firmware update for Microsoft Surface Pro
The Redmond giant Microsoft’s tablet range is composed of the Microsoft Surface Pro and the Surface RT. With the debut of the Windows 8.1 slated on October 17 2013, a firmware update has been released by the company. There has been no news for a firmware update for the Microsoft Surface RT and on 17 October 2013, the Surface RT will get the Windows RT 8.1.
What are the Surface tablets?
Both the Surface Pro and the Surface RT run on different CPUs but the operating system that runs on them are the Windows 8 for the Surface Pro and the Windows RT for the Surface RT. A slew of accessories are available for the Surface tablet range that users would love to buy to enhance their Surface experience.
What is the new firmware update?
System Aggregator firmware updates and UEFI firmware updates comprise of the firmware update. For an elegant and optimum Windows 8.1 experience, the device drivers have also been thoroughly updated. For the touch cover 2 or the type cover 2, slight tweaks have been given.
The type/touch covers support
For the latest type/touch covers, support has been provided by the October 2013 update for the Surface Pro that is also the name by which the Surface Pro firmware update is known. What this implies is that the latest covers can be used by the Surface Pro. 1092 sensors are available in the touch cover 2 and a better resolution sensor is available so that the probability of a key being missed during the process of typing can be greatly averted.
Advice from Microsoft
Before the Windows 8.1 is installed, it is advised by the Redmond giant to install the updates. With the new updates for the Surface Pro, the Microsoft Surface Pro becomes much more value for money to buy.
For users who do not know how to perform a Microsoft Windows update, they may contact our customer support center. Our customer support center provides the best tips and troubleshooting required for a successful Microsoft Windows update.Read more »
Although Microsoft Outlook is primarily used for emailing purposes, a good number of people use it for maintaining contacts and calendar scheduling. Microsoft has included a very useful feature called calendar in Outlook. Using Outlook Calendar, one can set reminders for upcoming events or schedule tasks.
Outlook Calendar has many such uses in the office atmosphere. If Outlook is accessed through the Microsoft Exchange server in your office, you can create group schedules and share them with your colleagues. The major advantage of group schedule is that it does not leave even a single person in a particular contact group uninformed about an upcoming event. For instance, if you are the responsible person for convening a conference, you can inform all your subordinates about it through the group schedule in advance. You can also book the hall for the conference or know if a particular hall is available on the day when you want to hold the conference. Learn how to create a group schedule in Outlook by following these instructions. You can also seek technical assistance by contacting the Outlook help experts online.
I hope that the instructions here were useful for you in creating a group schedule in Microsoft Outlook. If you have any other concerns regarding the features in Outlook application, visit the Outlook help forum.Read more »
Windows 8 is an operating system released by the popular software developer Microsoft. Even though the operating system introduced many new features, it was not so well accepted by the computer users. Here we discuss how you can upgrade to Windows 8 buy paying a discounted price.
Update: When Microsoft first introduced the promo code offer, it was only available for users who have purchased the Windows 7 operating system after June 2nd of 2012; however, now everyone will be able to benefit from the offer. Many see this as an intentional move from the part of Microsoft for boosting the sales of the operating system after it failed to create the expected hype in the industry.
This promo code offer allows the user to upgrade to the Windows 8 operating system with a nominal cost when compared to the original price of the operating system. Hope we have clarified your doubts regarding how to upgrade to Windows 8 in an economical way.Read more »
Recently, Outlook users were left unable to access the new Hotmail. Luckily the problem was restricted to a limited number of users. According to various web forums that saw many complaints regarding this issue put up in the threads, networking is more widespread. Microsoft acknowledged the problem and said that they are working for a new fix to eliminate this issue.
The problems arose when users who were trying to access the web via the Hotmail substitute to check their emails would get a message that indicated a logon error in Outlook. In addition a warning was also received which said there could be some issues regarding accessing of email, and that even if you did you might not be able to see all your messages. Microsoft, developers of the Outlook email client, assured customers that a solution for these Outlook problems would be released as soon as possible.
Access to email will be restored while more details and information regarding the issue will be made public soon. Hopefully Microsoft can cough up a viable solution for its users as the lack of access to email is a big disadvantage for Outlook users.
However it doesn’t seem that Outlook problems are the only headache for Microsoft. SkyDrive, the free data hosting portal from Microsoft, also suffered problems, which effectively cut out users from any access to their documents and work related data. Typically technicians should have had SkyDrive up and running as quickly as possible, but some sort of issue still persists.
Outlook released way back in 2012, and replaced the trusty old Hotmail email client. Some of the new features that made Outlook more appealing included a Metro interface, social networking integration with popular sites like Facebook and Twitter, which allowed easy chat with other users, and tools for viewing and editing documents. In addition there was also the Active View function as well as capability to group messages by conversation threads.
The SkyDrive cloud storage facility is probably one of the biggest boons for office goers, as they can save all their work into an online storage media, and not worry about losing any data. Not only that; you can share bookmarks, and it allows integration with groups so that collaborating work becomes much easier. In addition the Office Web Apps module allows easy access to documents so you can view, edit, create and share documents without any hassles.Read more »
When Windows 8 was launched by Microsoft almost a year ago, most users found it easy to upgrade to this latest version. Windows 8 could be upgraded from all supported versions of Windows i.e. Vista, XP and 7. However, when it came to Windows 8.1, only those who used Windows 8 at the time could upgrade it. Now, if you are having a Windows 7 computer and trying a Windows 8 upgrade, you would find limited options to achieve this task.
If you remember how to upgrade to Windows 8, upgrading to 8.1 from Windows 7 would also be a simple task. But the real problem lies in the fact that you would require reinstalling all the applications and reconfigure all the settings. Once you purchase a Windows 8.1 disc and try upgrading, you would be getting an option to recover your personal files, and that would be like a limited form of migration, rather than an upgrade. In some cases, you would be getting a message that says no file can be recovered. This would be like doing a clean installation of the operating system, instead of upgrading to it.
But as mentioned earlier, if you know how to upgrade to Windows 8, you can easily upgrade your Windows 7 computer to 8.1. The best option is to upgrade to Windows 8 first. After you have switched over to Windows 8, you can easily move on to 8.1, without fear of losing files and applications. Now, with Windows 8.1 all over, you would find it difficult to purchase Windows 8. The best option would be to visit Microsoft store and other online shopping websites such as Best Buy, where you can buy the original version. You can also buy it online and then use the services of the Windows Upgrade Advisor to check the compatibility features in your computer. In some cases, your computer would not meet the requirements as needed by Windows 8. Hence, it is essential to use this program before doing the upgrade. Once you have upgraded to Windows 8, you can launch the Windows Store and then upgrade your system to 8.1.
Hence, you can upgrade your Windows 7 computer to Windows 8.1 by following the above-mentioned method. For more information regarding the features of Windows 8.1, feel free to contact our technical support team.Read more »