Microsoft’s attempt to enter the tablets market was a big failure. Their efforts with the Windows 8 tablet lineup saw poor response. This attempt caused them so dearly that a year from the launch of the Surface tablet saw them dealing with a bill for the tune of $900 million in the Surface RT tablets category on unsold pieces towards the year end. Microsoft help and support services for Surface tablets did not get that many visitors.
For boost in sales, rates were slashed heavily but that could not move the market. With lower prices neither could it fetch the market coverage. This might be worst ever business initiative that the computer giant has taken. Microsoft’s endeavor to clear the junk products even took them to a novel programme of ‘Bing for School’ initiative. This Microsoft help initiative did not clear the stock either.
A second attempt or rather an attempt to come back to the tablet market is considered by the Company. A new Microsoft tablet initiative is expected and awaited to be announced at any time with a new updated lineup. This much-awaited event might take place soon and it is hoped that from the earlier experience of the botched Surface tablet initiative they may have had some good lessons. In this backdrop Microsoft is believed to be planning a smaller-sized Surface tablet, relatively smaller than the full-sized Surface tablet. This would be comparatively less expensive.
We have news from the Associated Press that the next Surface Tablet could be small in size. It could match the size of the tablets from Apple or Amazon. And could be somewhere around 7 to 8 inches in size. The processor can only be the Intel Haswell Processor.
The tablet market has seen many small tablets ever since Amazon launched its tablet named Kindle Fire in the year 2011. Google was the next to come to the tablet market with its Nexus series. The next one to come up with a small tablet was Apple with its iPad Mini. Tablets of smaller size are the market attraction now. These being small in size and cost are the reasons for their overwhelmed support by the consumer class, which costs just under $200. It is therefore hoped that such tablets from Microsoft help to gain the market foothold it sold at a considerably lower price to compete with the others.Read more »
Do you like to chat with friends? Then why not use the Windows Live Messenger application? Windows Live Messenger is an instant messaging client which allows you to chat with other Messenger users on the internet. The only thing you need for this, besides an internet connection of course, is an account on Windows Live.
If you make an account by signing up on Windows Live you also get access to features like Family Safety and Photo gallery. In addition, by joining Windows Live you can also see your Hotmail email. You could sneak in conversations with your best buds at the office without leaving your seat, maybe even flirt a bit with a crush. Two requisites before you start chatting is an installed Windows Live Messenger program, and Messenger contacts.
In case you are having some trouble with Windows Live Messenger, you can get help from the Microsoft chat support team. In fact the Microsoft chat support can be contacted for fixing any problems you may face with Microsoft products you use in your system. They are quick to respond, and can deploy solutions that have you up and running in no time. Keep in touch with all your friends and family with Windows Live Messenger.Read more »
Steam is a multiplayer service and online content distribution service designed by Valve software. Steam has incorporated integrated chat in their software, which allows you to chat with other players while playing online games. Though Steam supports the use of most microphones, these microphones need be configured in Windows first. Then they must be configured in Steam as well as using the Steam Voice calibration tool. You can control volume and modify how the microphone gets enabled on Steam applications.
If you face any issue with any Steam application you can communicate your problems to Microsoft chat support. The microphone can be a useful tool to talk to officials on the other end of Microsoft chat support.Read more »
Can things get any worse for Microsoft? It seems Xbox Support’s Twitter account is at the mercy of one Syrian Electronic Army, who’ve reportedly hacked it. Xbox is a brand of gaming consoles developed by Microsoft, and the company maintains support also on Twitter. It seems that this attack happened as a part of a larger cyber attack campaign targeted towards the multinational corporation.
What gave the matter away to the general public, before Microsoft even communicated it, was that a series of posts by the SEA included tweets like “Syrian Electronic Army Was Here via @Official_SEA16 #SEA” and “From #SEA.. Game On! via @Official_SEA16.” The interesting part is that these tweets did not stay long, as they were deleted from the Xbox Support account within an hour of going live. Probably in order to humiliate the software giant, SEA also posted a screenshot via its Twitter account, apparently showing that the group had complete access to the Xbox Support account.
It has also been revealed that the SEA also targeted the official Microsoft News Twitter account, as well as the corporation’s TechNet Blogs. A Microsoft representative revealed to Polygon that the company is aware of these attacks, and “can confirm that no customer information was compromised.”
It seems that the activist group has a definite purpose behind such malicious activities. An SEA representative told Mashable that the hacker group is actually targeting Microsoft because it believes the software-mammoth “is monitoring emails accounts and selling the data for the American intelligence and other governments.”
The statement reads, “And we will publish more details and documents that prove it”. “Microsoft is not our enemy but what they are doing affected the SEA.”
According to a statement issued to Mashable, the software king responded to the SEA’s statement that it snoops emails and sells private Microsoft chat or Xbox live chat data to intelligence agencies, saying it only provides custom data to governments under certain special circumstances.
“We’re actively investigating issues and are focused on protecting our employees and corporate network. Microsoft is sometimes obligated to comply with legal orders from governments around the world and provides customer data only in response to specific, targeted, legal demands.”
But the thing to note, is how easily they could hack into Microsoft’s accounts. It is a worrisome precedent for the company, as well as for its customers.
For additional information regarding this topic or any Microsoft related topics, check out the posts related to Microsoft chat support.Read more »
Microsoft has bundled a variety of programs and applications with its Office suite. The applications included in it range from Microsoft Word to Excel to Office Communicator. Each program included in Office suite has particular uses. In this article, we discuss the benefits of Office communicator. You would also find here the directions for using it with MSN messenger.
About the Microsoft Office Communicator
Microsoft Office Communicator is a tool that allows you to access a variety of instant messenger applications. The Microsoft Live chat experts report that Office Communicator supports most instant messenger applications compatible with Windows operating systems. MSN messenger, the default instant messenger program from Microsoft, is therefore one of the programs that is supported by Communicator. Using communicator, the users will be able to sign into their MSN messenger application. It allows you to chat online with any of contacts in the application. A free instant messenger application, MSN is used by a large number of Windows users. It helps Windows users to establish real time communication with users on any other Windows computer given that they have an active internet connection. In addition, they are even able to share files such as images, multimedia contents such as video or audio. If you wish, you can save the chat messages for future reference. To sign into MSN using Communicator, follow these steps.
That is all about using Communicator to chat in MSN messenger. Visit the Office Communicator help forum to learn how to setup the application with any other instant messenger applications.Read more »