The competition is always on when it comes to Microsoft and they are always on a competition mode, which forces them to take many steps that take them to the top notch. No matter whether the competition is faced by a particular product or a technology itself, Microsoft is always ready to face the same or to deal with it. If the restrictions set by them for certain products caused a problem, they would definitely ease them in the next stage to ensure that the customers are always attracted towards their products or services.
Xbox Live is a multiplayer gaming service that is developed by Microsoft and they are mostly used in gaming consoles of Microsoft. They are also used in Windows Phone games as well as in Windows for game matchmaking, achievements and for friend lists. Microsoft has spent more time on iOS and Android and they have found that Xbox Live should be pushed to work on a cross platform which could help their business positively. Sources close to them reveal the fact that Microsoft is planning to create a platform that can broaden the functions of Xbox Live to Android and iOS.
“We will create a modern framework that is open-source, lightweight, extensible and scalable across various platforms including Windows Store, Windows Phone, iOS, and Android”, reads the Microsoft Job listing. Game developers find the competitors products more useful and hence Microsoft is looking forward to attract the game developers by integrating Xbox Live into games and apps. In the current situation, you need to pass through several restrictions in order to acquire permission from Microsoft, which later would be lessened by Microsoft so that game developers would find it quite easy to use the same.
Microsoft now wishes Xbox Live to be used through different platforms and they wish it to be used by gamers irrespective of whether they have iOS, Windows or Android platform. They are also looking forward for developers to create a new platform. Thus, in future, people could try Xbox Live even if they are on a different platform.
You can contact Windows Live technical support if you have any queries regarding the same. Windows Live technical support provides help and assistance for all relevant queries regarding Microsoft products and services.Read more »
In order to search for our favorite pages over the internet, you make use of Live search toolbars. One such toolbar is Windows Live Search and we make use of the same for several purposes like for watching videos, pictures, and locating web pages. We can get all of them from Internet Explorer by making use of Windows live search. Toolbars are in fact an easy way to locate web pages and they are the most useful tools in browsing.
Another fact about Windows live search is that it uses another search engine page to perform browsing. Even though they are often useful, they might sometimes interfere with the privacy of our web browser and sometimes annoy us by using of plenty of the screen space.
If you are feeling quite annoyed with Windows Live search toolbar, you can either follow the instructions given below or contact Windows Live support for assistance.
These are the simple steps that you can follow for disabling Windows live search in Internet Explorer. If you have any doubts regarding the same, you can contact the Windows Live support team for assistance.Read more »
Microsoft terminated all forms of support for one of its all time favorite operating systems Windows XP, on April 8, 2014. According to Windows tech support, the operating system will now be vulnerable to various threats since there will no longer be updates for security threats in the operating system.
Now, even with the end of extended support for the operating system, reports suggest that millions of users still run this operating system on their computers. However, there has been a ray of hope for the existing Windows XP users with the decision from Google to support its Chrome browsers running on the operating system for another year. This means, Windows XP users can carry out safe browsing for at least another year and keep the threats at bay.
According to a blog announcement from Google, “Many organizations still run dozens or even hundreds of applications on XP and may have trouble migrating. Our goal is to support Chrome for XP users during this transition process.” Google further adds, “Since unpatched browser bugs are often used by malware to infect computers, we’re extending support for Chrome on Windows XP.” As majority of the computers are infected with malicious programs while browsing the internet, the new move can be of great help for Windows XP users who make use of Google Chrome browsers. Windows tech support has already made it clear that the Internet Explorer browser running in Windows XP could be at risk of many threats due to the absence of security patches.
Microsoft has already made the announcement about the end of termination of support about a year ago. The end of support can affect businesses and home users alike. After the release of Service Pack 3 for the operating system, the software giant did not release any major updates for the operating system, expect for the regular patches. The mainstream support for the operating system had already ended in April 14, 2009, according to Windows tech support. The software giant offered an extended support for another five years.
Windows tech support advises all Windows XP users to upgrade their operating systems to Windows 7 or Windows 8, which have extended support dates until 2020 and 2023 respectively. The mainstream support for these operating systems will end on 2015 and 2020 respectively. However, with the new move from Google, we might see many users sticking on to the operating system for another year.Read more »
Windows Live Messenger is a great chat tool from the software giant Microsoft. It is a part of Microsoft’s Windows Live Essentials. This chat tool allows you to stay in touch with your loved ones through messages, file transfers etc.
Recently, Microsoft updated the program and provided users with the ability to share photos. However, since photos come in different sizes, it might become difficult for the user to carry out chat functions after sharing a large picture. However, you can disable this function in the program if you do not wish to share photos occasionally. In this post, we will take you through the steps involved in this process.
According to Windows Live help center, the first step is to download the program called Windows Live Messenger Plus. This program is essential for disabling the photo sharing functions in the program. You can download Windows Live Messenger Plus free of cost from the internet. Add this program to Windows Live Messenger.
Once the Windows Live Messenger Plus program is downloaded and installed in the computer, search for the plug-in, which disables the photo sharing functions in this chat tool. All you need to do is a simple search to find this plug in online. Once this script is added to the program, you will find options to disable or enable the photo sharing options in the program.
Launch the chat tool and select the icon for Messenger Plus. You can find this icon on the top right corner of the window. Choose the option Preference and Options in the menu that drops down. Go to the tab General and choose the option Scripts. Select Import and then look for the plug-in, which you have added to the program. Choose the option Apply and then OK.
Launch a new chat window in the program and choose the option Scripts, which you can find at the bottom of the message. Select the prompt for disabling photo-sharing features in order to enable or disable the function.
Before you download the script-disabling plug in, keep in mind that this program may not work on all versions of Windows 7. Therefore, find out whether the program is compatible with your computer’s Windows 7 version before downloading it.
With the above steps, you can disable the photo-sharing features of Windows Live Messenger program. For additional help, you may contact Windows Live help center or our technical support team.Read more »
Would it not be great if two of the most widely used messengers could merge? Here is Yahoo Messenger and Windows Live Messenger working on their interoperability. Read on to know more about it.
The Connection Between The Messengers
If you have Yahoo Messenger, it is possible for you to chat with your friends who have a Windows Live Messenger account. This is possible if the other person accepts your request to chat. It is easy to add a friend to your chat list by simply adding his name to your messenger list. You can also invite your friend by sending an email invitation.
There is an option for your friend to choose to either accept or decline your invitation. You can start chatting with your friend who has a Windows Live Messenger account once he accepts your invitation. It is also possible for the Messenger to scan your email address book and send a bulk invitation, which is like sending an email to many people at once. There is a Windows live chat support team available for fixing any of the issues regarding the messenger’s merging.
The major benefit is that you can hold a real time conversation with your keyboard, when you are trying to contact a Windows Live Messenger user while using Yahoo! Instant Messenger. You can multi task by sending emails at the same time when you have a conversation with someone else. This lets you to speak to multiple people at once, whether they have an instant messaging account or not.
Get Started Now
It is very easy to install Yahoo! Messenger. Log onto the website messenger.yahoo.com, which is the official website of Yahoo! Messenger. There are online instructions available, which help to create a Yahoo account with a username and a password. Once the installation is complete, the Yahoo! Messenger icon will appear on either the toolbar or the desktop. Click on the icon, the first thing that you will have to do is sign in. Hence, enter your username and password. A messenger box will appear wherein you can chat with any of your friends who is online when you sign in.
Similarly, you can create a Windows Live Messenger account. Open the Windows Live Messenger Homepage and click on Sign up Now. Enter all the necessary information like email address and create a username and password. Once the messenger is installed, you will have to sign in with the username and password. You can start your conversation with your friends be it the one with Windows live Messenger account or a Yahoo! Messenger account.
Even though the interoperability feature is very simple, there is Windows live chat support that is available round the clock to solve any doubts or queries.Read more »