All Windows OS users know that Skype has now officially become Microsoft Live chat services, replacing and integrating all the other chat service networks the software giant has launched before. But, Microsoft has launched a new project to make Skype a browser-based chat service. In other words, there will be no need to install a Skype client application to access the chat network in the future.
Skype for Web Beta launched
The project is called ‘Skype for Beta’ and Microsoft has already launched a Beta version. Users looking to try this Beta version designed for the testing phase have to download and install a browser plug-in. With the plug-in installed, you no longer need a chat application to access the Microsoft live chat network. You can access it from the browser itself.
But, even the use of this browser plug-in is temporary and it will only be used in the Beta testing phase. The plan is to introduce Skype chat service as a browser-based service, which the user can access by visiting the website without having to install an app, plug-in or a browser add-on.
However, for the time being, you need to install the browser plug-in to access Skype for Web. Also, Microsoft is making the beta plug-in available to only a small number of users in this testing phase. As the project advances, they will release the subsequent versions to more number of users.
In the coming months, as this project reaches fruition, Skype for Web will work on all popular websites like Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera Safari and so on without any client applications or add-ons. In order to achieve this, Microsoft will make use of the Web Real-Time Communication standard technology, also known as WebRTC. WebRTC is an open source project that aims to achieve real time communication online through audio and video chat using just the browser applications.
Already, the WebRTC project is supported by Google, Mozilla and Opera. So, if Microsoft is using WebRTC technology in Skype for Web, then they need not worry about any functionality issues or compatibility problems for these three browsers. But, this also means that soon Google will also implement this technology for their Google Hangouts chat network, which now requires a plug-in to work on a browser. So, Microsoft’s lead here might be temporary.
Go online and download this Skype for Beta plug-in from the Microsoft website. Contact our technicians if you run into any problems.
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Internet Explorer, the default web browser on Windows platforms, is offered by the tech giant Microsoft itself. Obviously, when users come across troubles while using their Internet Explorer browser, they can contact Microsoft chat support desk and have the issues fixed. The support is offered for both business users as well as personal users. Users can get in touch with support desk either via the toll free number or email. Microsoft claims that customers contacting the support desk get the issue fixed within 24 hours. If you are having troubles with Internet Explorer, consider contacting Microsoft support right away and get the issue fixed in real time. Read the below steps to see how to get in touch with the support desk.
Following the above steps, you should have been able to contact Microsoft support desk and have the issues with your Internet Explorer web browser fixed in real time.
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Microsoft Xbox is a gaming console that has been specifically developed and designed to compete with other popular gaming platforms such as Nintendo’s Wii, Sony’s PlayStation, and many others. Microsoft offers Xbox Live support to their gaming device users, making it possible for gamers to play their Xbox 360 games with other users online. Moreover, there is support for the company’s Kinect sensor, which gives users the ability to control games and entertainment content with physical motion or voice commands.
Xbox 360 is simply awesome, but it has been reported that some users face certain issues with the console occasionally. One of the common issues faced is the solid red light appearing on the gaming console and the screen going totally blank. Users can avail help for the same via Microsoft chat support. However, here are some steps that can be useful.
Steps to follow
It is found that following the above instructions fixes the problem in most of the cases. But if you are still facing the issue, it is better to contact experts over Microsoft chat support.
Another issue arises when there is a flashing red light on the Xbox console and you receive an error message with the console shutting down due to insufficient ventilation. If that is the case, allow the console to cool down completely, as mentioned earlier, and try restarting it again. This should fix the problem. If not, then you can request a repair from the Xbox service center.
Another problem concerning the solid red light is a System Error, which happens if you ignore the first warnings. To resolve it, you need to first disconnect and reconnect all accessories, and remove the hard drive. In case the system error message is not appearing when you remove the hard drive, you can anyway order a replacement of Xbox 360 hard drive. You will be able to do this from the Xbox online service center.
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Gaming consoles are dedicated equipments that allow you to feel true gaming experience. While desktop PCs and laptops only have limited multi-media capabilities, gaming consoles are created with the special intention of playing the best and the most processor-intensive games ever. You do not have to worry about slow working over time because the gaming console is not used for any other intent other than gaming. Xbox 360 as well as Xbox One boasts a large gaming community due to this reason itself.
However, to get the true gaming experience, you need to connect your gaming console to Xbox Live in order to play in real time along with other online players from every part of the world. This allows for a gaming experience you will never get when playing with bots or in multiplayer option. To know more about Xbox Live, you may contact our Microsoft chat support team. Only when playing online games would you understand where you stand. One way to enhance your gaming experience is by making the best use of Microsoft Points.
Once you purchase Microsoft Points on Xbox Live, you can redeem the points to purchase in-game services, additional maps and several other services that were unavailable without paying. These points are available directly from the Microsoft Xbox Live Marketplace or can be purchased as gift card from your gaming retailer. Some of the best advantages of purchasing Microsoft Points are listed below.
Purchase New Games
You can download full Xbox 360 games online using these points along with in-game features like shields, ammo, additional maps and a lot of other additional services. Purchasing the game online allows you to re-download the game any time there is some problem with the gaming console. Depending on the game of your choice, you can purchase important tools from Microsoft Xbox Live Marketplace to help you excel at the game.
Rent or purchase Movies
You will be able to purchase movies or TV shows from within the Xbox Live server. This will enable you to view the latest content available online, sitting at the convenience of your home. The list is constantly updated.
If you are playing RPG games, you purchase several different options for your avatar. You can completely customize his accessories to give him a unique identity that is not available in normal mode. There are no limits to customization if you have the Microsoft Points to purchase it.
There are several places where you can purchase online Microsoft Points for Xbox Live. At season times, especially when new games are about to come out, you can find interesting offers on purchasing these gift cards. Contact Microsoft chat support in order to obtain more information about the same.
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MSN messenger has been scheduled for shutdown in October, 15 years after its release. Microsoft, the creator of the service, has made an announcement to this effect, mainly aimed at the remaining users in China. This will mark the end of the once popular service, which was sidelined by other instant messaging apps, mainly in the mobile market. Windows Live Messenger, the last iteration of MSN messenger, will see final use in the Chinese market by the end of this year, which is the only remaining one where users are still receiving old Microsoft chat support.
Microsoft first brought out the MSN Messenger service in 1999, and back then, it was solely an IM service. Over time, it underwent several transitions, including a name change to Windows Live Messenger. The original software was meant as competition to the prevalent IM clients at the time. Up until 2010, MSN Messenger boasted a following of 300 million users, but this started steadily declining as time went by, dropping to 100 million by 2012. With nothing better to do with it, Microsoft merged it with their newly purchased Skype service, which at the time of acquisition held a user base of over 600 million.
It was November 2012 by the time Microsoft eventually announced they were scrapping the Windows Live Messenger service in markets around the world, with the exception of China, where it was allowed to remain until April 2013. Users of the service even there have dwindled, and with the increasing popularity of rival service QQ, operated by Tencent Holdings, Microsoft has decided they are better off pulling the plug.
Users in the mainland were notified of the impending development as far back as last August. This came with the assurance that users’ contact list would remain intact if they chose to migrate to Skype by October. Skype is what will be keeping the old Windows Live Messenger accounts active, and to boot, there is a $2 coupon in the offer, which can be used for international calls.
Windows Live Messenger is not so far gone as to be completely forgotten. Many of the features used today on desktop IM clients were first introduced through MSN, such as customized emoticons, multiplayer gaming, and the highly popular nudge feature, which could be used to grab a friend’s attention and bring it back to the conversation.
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