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It seems that software giant Microsoft has developed a habit of whipping up and giving out updates for their Xbox One gaming consoles. This is annoying for gamers because they have to go through the hassle of updating their Xbox One gaming consoles every now and then. What update are we talking about this time?

Xbox One Stereo Headset Adapter allows you the brand new provision to plug a compatible stereo headset into the Xbox One Controller. What’s so great about that is, the audio experience is significantly enhanced. You don’t have to take your hands off the controller to control the audio. This looks good, right? Here is the problem: users not only have to update their Xbox One Gamepads, but they will also be required to update their Xbox One controller. And update the stereo headset adapter besides, for the new feature to work.

The adapter is something that allows you to connect your stereo headsets (that includes your Xbox One headset) to your Xbox One controller. But the adapter will not work if you do not update the controller to new controller firmware. Hopefully, the new patch should resolve headset and connection quality issues too. But it is highly doubtful that Xbox One gamers will like these new changes. They expect reliability to be present when they buy the console. Having to plug in peripherals to get that is something they may not relish.

If users want to update their firmware, they are required to first update their gaming consoles. For that you need to ensure that you are connected to the gaming console (Xbox One). When you have done that, plug the stereo headset adapter in. Then plug in the chat or stereo headset. Once that’s done, you need to plug the USB cable into the port (the one located on the side of the Xbox console).

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If you have successfully inserted or connected everything, you will see the update installation instructions displayed automatically on the screen. The time required for the update process to complete is around 3 minutes. Remember, you should not disconnect the USB cable from the Xbox One console when the process is ongoing.

This Microsoft chat support article would like to say that, although these updates can be annoying, users can take comfort in the fact that there are some new features being added, enhancing the overall audio experience. Let us just hope that, here on out, such updates are far less frequent.

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How To Locate Ms Office Communicator Chat Transcripts

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Humans cannot remember all day-by-day communications. You will obviously need a good application to do that for you. So, if you try using Office Communicator, you would definitely love the facility to save your Microsoft chat transcripts and access them whenever you wish to. Here are the instructions for the initial set up that enables Office Communicator to start storing transcripts.

Steps to follow

  • Launch Office Communicator and click on the Tools button.
  • Clicking on Options from the resulting menu, select Personal option to look for history settings.
  • Within the Personal Information Manager section, put a checkmark against Save my instant message conversations in the Outlook Conversation History folder option, and you are done.

How to access the transcripts

Launch Microsoft Outlook. Then click on the Conversation History folder. In case, you are in Office Communicator, click on the main menu and select View Conversation History under the Tools menu. When you open Outlook, you will be able to see a list of the transcripts of your Microsoft chat messages in the Conversation History folder.

Transcript Searches

It is possible for you to search for a chat transcript in the history folder as well. The search criteria include keywords and contact name. For instance, if you do not remember anything about a conversation you had other than the fact that you were discussing about baseball, then you can type baseball in the search area to find the chat transcript.

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The same way you can search using a contact’s name. In case, you are searching the transcripts for a particular contact only, you can right-click on the contact’s name in the Office Communicator contact list. Then, click on Find Previous Conversations for accessing those transcripts associated with the specific contact.

Conversations

For a conversation to be stored, you need to ensure that either you or the other person has initiated some kind of contact with Office Communicator texting function. Even if you do not receive an acknowledgment to a greeting, that still counts as a conversation and it will be stored in Outlook along with the other transcripts.

See to that the person who configures Office Communicator for your organization must enable the features to save chat history. Moreover, they should also ensure that Office Communicator application has been integrated with Microsoft Outlook for proper functioning.

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Microsoft Spending Much On Developing Wearable-Computing Devices

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Microsoft is always keen on developing new devices intended for helping the customers in various ways. For this reason, it is still the leader in the computer market. As a part of this, they started a new project where they decided to spend almost $150 million to a company called Osterhout Design Group in order to buy IP assets. It is a company that is popular for the production of wearable computing devices. The negotiations between Microsoft and this company regarding the project had started back in the year September 2013 and in the month of November the same year, the deal was closed. However, it was in January 2014 that the patent transfer started.

Most people around the world are less familiar with the Osterhout Design Group aka company since it always tried to keep a low profile. This company is involved in inventing many technologies and the US Government is the primary customer of this company. This shows how good the company is. Microsoft is also a leader in the IT industry and they have 81 patents in total until now. Out of these, six patents have already been issued and the rest are in process. There is more coming up from the tech giant Microsoft, where we can expect sensor input based video display modification and glasses similar to Google glasses. This shows the determination of Microsoft to dominate the tech industry.

 

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Many are wondering about the decision by Microsoft to buy the IP assets, head-borne computers and augmented reality. However, according to unofficial reports, it is just believed that Microsoft will use this partnership for developing devices containing wearable technology just like other devices of Microsoft like Xbox. Since Xbox is already a hit in the market, Microsoft wants to work further on the technology. Moreover, there are also speculations that when these devices are developed, the Xbox will turn in to a full flexed gaming system and media access will be possible only with wearable computing devices.

The next aim for the Microsoft should be to maintain their current technologies and to try to develop their existing technologies further. In addition, the devices running on ODGs technology is going to hit the market soon. To know further about this, contact the Microsoft chat support team. The Microsoft chat support team will provide you with further news and information regarding the same.

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Procedure To Set Up Xbox Live Without A Wireless Adapter

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Xbox 360 was a super hit and Microsoft is now competing with Sony’s PlayStation console series. Xbox One is the latest gaming console developed by the Microsoft Corporation, as a successor to the Xbox 360. With Xbox One, the software giant is focusing on internet-based features like stream gameplay, Voice control (Kinect-based) etc. Xbox Live is the online service for multiplayer gaming (online) and digital information delivery service, again operated by Microsoft. In this Microsoft chat support article, we will see the procedure to set up Xbox Live in a wired network, in the same place or room where you have your computer system installed.

Here are the Microsoft chat support instructions that will help you.

  1. In case your computer and modem is already connected to a router, you can move on to step no. 4. If that is not the case then here is what you should do:
    1. You need to unplug the network cable from your system in case your system is directly connected to a modem. Then you need to connect the network cable to the router with the port named WLAN, or WAN.
    2. Again, if your system is connected to the internet, then you need to get a network cable, attach one end to the Modem and the other to the router’s internet, WLAN, or WAN port.
  2. Then, you need to plug in your router and switch it on. Observe whether the Internet WAN, or WLAN light turns into green, this means your connection is successful. If that is not the case then your modem needs to be checked whether it is also on. You should also check whether your network cables are alright (broken or not).
  3. Then you need a network cable for connecting on end on the router and the other ob your system.

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  4. In the place or room where the router is present, you need to fix one of the wall-plugged network extender kits on a power outlet. You need to see that you have not plugged it on extension cords
  5. Then you need a network cable for plugging one end to the router and the other on the network extender kit (wall-plugged).
  6. Thereafter you need to go to the room where your Xbox 360 is located and the plug the other network extended kit (wall-plugged) on a power outlet.
  7. Subsequently, you need to get a network cable compatible with Xbox 360 and connect one end on the network extender kit (wall plugged) and the other end to the Input/Output port of your Xbox 360.

Yes, no more waiting needed! Turn on your Xbox 360 and you can now start enjoying the Xbox Live service.

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Microsoft To Scrap Their Bing Ads Express Service

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Microsoft launched their Bing Ads Express service as an upgraded ‘express’ version of their Bing Ads online advertisement service. Bing Ads is similar to the Google Adwords service, which charges companies fees for posting ads on the Google search engine page. This service is available in the pay-per-click payment mode.

What is the difference between Bing Ads and Bing Ads Express?

Microsoft felt that the old format for filling out all the details for enrolling in the Bing Ads program was complicated and time consuming. They came to the conclusion there was a market for quick or ‘express’ online ad posting service. With this idea in mind, they launched the Bing Ads Express service with a focus on small and local businesses.

In other words, this was more of an online service still in its beta phase, available only in United States. Microsoft even provided a Microsoft chat support phone number on its official website. According to the Bing Ads Express website, the service helps to post an online ad quickly, in just three simple steps. And, this ad so posted will be displayed on the relevant Bing and Yahoo search result pages and on partner websites.

However, there was not much interest in the new ‘express’ service offered by Microsoft. Many firms preferred the Bing Ads service to the new Bing Ads Express because of the better options and settings this provided them. Microsoft has realised that in their efforts to make the process quick and simple, they have ended up removing many options and settings that their Bind Ads customers thought were necessary.

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Microsoft has since announced the decision to scrap their Bing Ads Express service, and will from now on focus on their Bing Ads service. The Bing Ads Express users are urged to use their username and password to log in to the Bing Ads service website, and start an account there. They are also advised against using both these services at the same time – until Bing Ads Express goes offline – to avoid double billing.

In their statement announcing their decision to end this service, Microsoft states that through the Bing Ads Express experiment, they have learned how much importance their customers give to all the options and settings helping them launch a well-controlled marketing campaign online.

So, if you have a Bing Ads Express account, contact the Microsoft chat support number provided on the official website and find out about opening a Bing Ads account using your username and password.

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