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Features Of Microsoft Outlook 2007

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        Features Of Microsoft Outlook

Outlook is one of the pioneers among email clients. This email client is developed by Microsoft and includes numerous features that cater to the professional as well as personal communication needs of the user. Microsoft Outlook Price depends on the various features and versions of the same. Microsoft Outlook price usually depend on the version you intend to buy. In this post, we will go through the features of Microsoft Outlook 2007.

The Microsoft Outlook price for the 2007 version is $39.95. You may also purchase the program along with the Office Suite 2007. Outlook 2007 has many features that make it stand out from its predecessors. Let us go through some of these features.

Search functions

Outlook 2007 incorporates the most sophisticated search functions. It will search through your emails, contacts, tasks, calendars and give you relevant information in no time. The new search functions will help save you a lot of time.

To-Do Bar

This bar will help you review the priorities that you have saved for the day. You can also find flagged emails and tasks from this list.

Improved user interface

Outlook 2007 comes with major changes in the design area. You will find an improved user interface that will help you to go through the options swiftly and without confusions. With the new user interface, you will find composing, formatting and other actions simpler and more convenient.

Easy connectivity

Outlook 2007 gives you improved connectivity features. You can now share calendar with your contact lists with more ease and allow them immediate access.

Windows SharePoint Services

This new technique allows you to view and manage all the shared information easily. The contacts, tasks, documents, calendars, etc. which are stored in the SharePoint Service, can be easily connected to the email program.

SharePoint Services

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Email filter

It is obvious that you are going to receive a lot of junk emails in your inbox. Such emails can be a threat to your account and may steal your personal details. However, with Outlook 2007, you will find an improved junk filter feature. The program gives you warning messages about these junk emails and also disables the links in such emails.

Text Message facility

Another improved functionality of Outlook 2007 is the ability to send text message to mobile phones. The program is also designed to receive messages.

Microsoft Outlook price is reasonable, considering the improvements made to the program. Therefore, if you wish to avail the latest features, upgrade today to Outlook 2007.

Steps To Do A Windows Live Search For People

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          Windows Live issues

Windows Live search can be defined as a search program developed by Microsoft to provide local and remote search from an interface. It is popularly known as Bing and has had several names, including Live Search and MSN Search. The user can easily use Microsoft’s search engine to look for information on people and other related content. Windows Live help provides ample information on troubleshooting and fixing the issues related to the Windows Live search.

However, you can also try the following instructions to do a Windows Live search for people, before seeking assistance from or technical support.

  • In the first step, you need to gather the information you have on the person you are searching for. For example, if you have a full and correct name, it would help you a lot in searching.
  • Along with the name, other information such as an address, schools attended, spouse’s name, place of work, notable accomplishments and other identifying facts about the person, can be helpful in your search.
  • Once you have compiled all the required information, you should go to the Bing website, which is the official website of the search engine that Microsoft used to address as Windows Live Search.
  • Once you are on the website, you need to enter the name of the person that you are searching for in the search box, and click on the magnifying glass icon to begin a search. At any point of time, you can also contact Windows Live help to get more information on Windows Live search.
  • A list of search results would be displayed before you, and you have to examine these. The advantage of searching in Bing is that it would return results from social media sites such as Facebook and Linked In, as well as general results from an Internet-wide search.

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  • However, if you do not get the required results in the first attempt, try including additional search terms. For this, you can use the information that you compiled earlier, to add search terms one by one.
  • Bing also provides you an option to search on the pictures of the people that you are looking out for. Hence, click the Images tab to try your search with pictures.

Hence, these steps would help you to search people using Windows Live search. For more information on Bing, check Microsoft’s official website.

Mint.Com App To Be Available For Windows Phone Users

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Nowadays, Windows Phone has been gaining mass popularity due to the advanced and sophisticated features that it possesses. One of the main features is the advanced Modern interface that not only gives a sleek and fresh appeal to the phone, but is also very user-friendly. Now, with the advent of Windows 8.1, the latest version of the Windows operating system, the sales of the Windows Phone devices are expected to soar.

Earlier, according to Windows Live help, many users had expressed their issues regarding the non- compatibility of the operating system for the modern touch screen computers as well as smart phones. Thus, in order to retain its customers, Microsoft decided to develop a totally new version of the operating system – Windows 8, which boasted of some of the most sophisticated and advanced features yet. However, eventually, some users found the new Windows 8 features too complicated, and decided to uninstall it from their devices. This forced Microsoft to modify some of its features and release the latest version, i.e. Windows 8.1.

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The users now seem to be pretty much satisfied with the new version, Windows 8.1. The Windows App Store boasts of scores of applications and other related content for the Windows Phone 8 devices, which make the whole user experience modern and convenient. The latest application to join this list is the one from Mint. It has provided a popular application for managing your personal finances on your Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8 devices. This application already existed for other operating systems such as Android and iOS. There was an official beta test launched by the Windows 8 phones for the users, during which thousands of them gave the new apps a trial run.

According to the technicians at the Windows Live help, Mint’s new personal finance apps offer the same user experience as they do on other platforms. However, as Windows 8 features Tiles instead of icons, this new application also offers Live Tile support, which simply means that the users can keep a track on their finances right from their device’s start screen. With this application, you would be able to track all your bank account  transactions and spending. It also provides useful tips to help you budget your money, and can even send automatic alerts via text or email to remind you to pay your recurring bills.

Although this can be considered as an innovative and useful feature, it might cause issues to some users as they would not want their personal and financial information to pop-up unprompted on their screen for others to see.

Signing Up For A New Windows Live Messenger Account

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Windows Live Messenger is the contemporary version of the outdated MSN messenger application. A free instant messenger application from Microsoft, Windows Live Messenger is being used by millions of people across the world. The application lets you send instant messages, chat online with friends in the contacts, send emails or send images and videos.

How to start using Windows Live Messenger?

If you have not yet signed up to Windows Live Messenger, do not worry. Signing up an account with Windows Live Messenger is so simple. If you have an existing Microsoft account, say a Hotmail account or an MSN account or a Outlook web mail account, you can sign in to Windows Live Messenger without any glitch. However, you may have to create an individual Windows Live Messenger account to use additional features video chatting, audio chatting and sending Videos, animated files or images. Follow these instructions to sign up for a Windows Live account. In case you need any help during the signing up process, contact the Windows Live Support.

Instructions

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  • If you have downloaded the Windows Live Messenger application on your computer, launch the application and press the sign up link located on the log in the window.
  • If you have an existing Microsoft account, type in the field or create a new Windows Live or Hotmail account.
  • Form a password and type in the password field. You need to learn the password by heart for later.
  • Fill in the columns of personal details. You will have to provide information such as your first name, last name, gender, birth year, country, state and ZIP code.
  • Enter the captcha code given at the bottom of the account details page. If you find the code unrecognizable, press the link titled New for a new code. Alternatively, you can select the Audio link to get an audible version of the code.
  • After entering the code, verify all the details you have given and press the button titled I accept and you are done.

That’s it. You have successfully signed up with Windows Live Messenger. Now, login to your Windows Live Messenger application and start chatting with your friends. To add more friends to the contact lists in Windows Live Messenger, press the Add button. You can also import contacts from other email accounts by pressing the Import button and then follow the on-screen prompts. Contact the Windows Live Support for more assistance.

Guidelines For Creating A Back Up For Emoticons In Windows Live Messenger

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Windows Live support

Windows Live Messenger is a free instant messenger application offered by Microsoft. The application was earlier known as MSN messenger, one of the first instant messenger applications. Using Windows Live Messenger, users can chat with their friends, email them, send images or files or even videos. Another interesting feature with Windows Live Messenger is that it consists of a wide range of emoticon images that users can use during their chat or emails. If needed, users can download these emoticon images and use them conveniently.

Benefits of using emoticon images while chatting

Windows Live help encourage users to make use of emoticon images as they ensure that people get a clear sense of your emotion during chatting or emailing. As face to face interaction is not involved during either of these processes, the people on the other end are more prone to misconceive what you really meant or under which emotion you said something. When you use a smiley, they get an idea of your mood and thus there is less chance for misconceptions about what you intended to say.

Often, when people uninstall and reinstall their Windows Live Messenger application due to some technical problems, they accidently remove the emoticon images along with it. Consequently, they are forced to download the emoticon images again. Well, you can avoid such mess if you pay a little attention. Back up all emoticon images and avoid getting them deleted when you uninstall and reinstall your Windows Live Messenger application.

Instructions

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  • Navigate to the Start button and select My Computer.
  • Navigate to the local hard drive where the files associated with your Windows operating system are saved. Most probably, this may be ‘Local Disk C:’
  • Press the toolbar labelled Organize and click the option titled Folder and Search Options.
  • Choose the tab named View and press the option labelled Show hidden files, folders and drives. Following this, select the OK button.
  • Go to “C:\Users\*your computer login name*\AppData\Local\Microsoft” and locate Messenger.
  • Right-click Messenger and select Copy from the dropdown menu.
  • Go to your desktop and right-click the mouse button and select Paste from the dropdown menu.

You have successfully created a backup copy of all your Windows Live Messenger files on your desktop. The file will include all the emoticon images you have downloaded through the application. For more queries or troubleshooting steps, get in touch with the Windows Live Help.

Opening Video Chat With Windows Live Messenger In Vista

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           Windows live

Windows Live Messenger is the instant messaging client developed by Microsoft. The instant messaging client is used by people all over the world to make video and audio calls with family and friends. Follow the simple instructions from Windows Live chat support given below for making a video call from Windows Live Messenger client.

Instructions

  • Open the web browser of your choice by double clicking on its shortcut icon from the desktop and visit the Microsoft Download site.
  • Look for the Windows Live messenger in the page and then click on its link to download the latest version of the Windows Live messenger.
  • When the system asks you where you would like to save the download file, select the desktop as the file save location and then click on the Save button.
  • When the file completes its download, navigate to the desktop of your computer and then double click on the downloaded file for installing the Windows Live Messenger. Follow the instructions provided by the wizard for installing it successfully on your system.
  • Check whether your system has a webcam and whether it is working properly. If you do not have an inbuilt webcam, make sure that the cam you have with you is in working condition and is installed in your system. If not, install the driver software in your computer and then restart the system.
  • Open the Windows Live Messenger program by double clicking on its icon found in the desktop and then login to the IM client by providing your login credentials.
  • Now click on the name of the person with whom you would like to have a video chat. There is no need for the person with whom you are having a video chat to have a webcam. He would be able to view your video. However, if you wish to see and talk to the person, then he must have a webcam installed in his computer.

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  • To end the call, click on the End Call button found in the application window or click on the X shaped button at the top of the window.

If you follow the instructions given above, you will be able to make a video chat with your friend with ease in Windows Live Messenger. If you do come across any problems while making a video call from Windows Live Messenger, contact the Windows Live chat support team for further assistance.

Upgrading Your Windows XP Netbook To Windows 7

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          Windows XP support

Microsoft has officially announced its plan to terminate Windows Live support for outdated operating systems such as XP and Vista.  The tech giant had issued a series of announcements regarding this in the last few weeks. However, the fact is that most users who currently have a Windows XP system cannot afford to upgrade to the presently available operating systems such as Windows 7 or Windows 8 for these operating systems require a much higher hardware configuration. People who have a Windows XP netbook such as Dell Inspiron Mini 10 are at the receiving end. Obviously, upgrading the older hardware components to make it compatible with Windows 7 is going to be as expensive as buying a new computer with Windows 7. This article discusses some of the options you may consider to use your Dell Inspiron Mini 10 in future.

Upgrading Dell Inspiron Mini 10 to Windows 7

In fact, Dell Inspiron Mini 10 does not include the hardware requirements for Windows 7. However, some users report that Dell Inspiron 10 works fine with Windows 7. But, there are reports of system hanging and freezing due to the limited memory it contains. If you could extend the memory from its default IGB to 2GB, you would be able to use your netbook quite comfortably. Perhaps, you could visit the support site of Dell to learn more about memory upgrade options.

Migrate to Linux

If you are not very particular about maintaining your Windows operating system in your Dell Inspiron Mini 10, then you may migrate to alternative operating systems such as Linux. The official site of Dell has certified that Ubuntu Linux is compatible with Dell Inspiron Mini 10. Users who have migrated from Windows XP to Linux testify that the latter offers smooth computing.  If you want to download Linux for your Dell Inspiron Mini, visit the official website of Ubuntu Linux. Linux is a free operating system.

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If you are currently using a Windows XP running computer and thinking about an upgrade to the newer Windows operating systems, make sure that your computer meets the hardware requirements for the newer operating systems such as Windows 7or Windows 8. You can find the details on Microsoft’s official website.

Microsoft upgrade advisor is a free tool that you can download and run before upgrading to Windows 7 or 8 to check if your computer will face any potential problems due to the upgrade. You can also contact Windows Live support for upgrade assistance.

Instructions To Recover Deleted Trash For Emails

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We humans are by definition imperfect. Mistakes happen and no matter how many precautions you take, if one is meant to happen it will happen. Accidentally deleting important emails is one such mistake. For some mistakes you may not be able do anything to stop the consequences. However in this case, you need not worry; there are certain steps that you can perform to undo the problem. The great thing is, in most cases, the deleted emails go directly to the trash or deleted- items folder in your email account. Therefore, you need not panic, as you can recover deleted yahoo emails or any other emails in just a few short steps. These steps are extremely easy and you need not be a computer geek or expert to successfully recover deleted yahoo emails or any other emails. Here they are.

Instructions to recover deleted yahoo emails or other emails

  • Initially, you need to log on to whatever email platform you are using, by entering your username and password. After that, you need to locate the Folders icon or tab, and then click on the Trash or Deleted Items heading. After that, you need to see a list of emails. You might have accidentally deleted these emails from your inbox, or another designated email folder. After that, you need to click on the check box that is located next to each email message that you would like to recover. Ensure that you carefully check all the boxes concerned.
    • After that, you can restore the deleted email or emails. For that, you need to click on Move To or a similarly named option that is available in your Web mail and then select the appropriate location that you want the emails to be restored to. In case of some email platform programs, they give or offer choices for moving these emails from the trash folder and then back to the inbox or any other folder of your choice.

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      Ways to recover deleted emails

    • Subsequently, you need to confirm that you have successfully moved the email. For that, you can now go to the location (the location that you have chosen to restore the deleted emails) and you should then be able to see the email or emails in that particular folder.

If you have moved the item or email to your inbox, then you can click on the Inbox tab and look for the email near the top of the email list for seeing the recovered emails.

Webcam Issues In Windows Live

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      Chat with friends using Windows Live

Windows Live Messenger is an application that you can use to establish video chat sessions with your loved ones. Newer versions of Messenger are more capable of fixing issues, and have webcam compatibility. The earliest versions of Messenger did not support webcams but the live Messenger 2011 has HD webcam conversation support. Here are some tips that can help you remove the webcam issues:

Check the Webcam

If your webcam is malfunctioning then Messenger won’t be able to use it. Check and see if your webcam produces a black square in Messenger, and verify that it is running smoothly on all other programs. As all webcams have specific drivers and software that can be used outside the Messenger, testing the webcam helps eliminate one source of error. Remember that even your laptop’s internal webcam has its own driver.

Reconfigure the Webcam in Messenger

If your webcam is not the source of the issues after inspection, you should check whether messenger is picking up signals from it. If the webcam isn’t configured properly then Messenger will not produce any images. Luckily, there is a built-in wizard that can be used to configure your webcam for use in video chats. To configure, take the following steps.

  • Log into Messenger.
  • Click on Tools then Set up audio and video devices.
  • Test if your microphone works, and click Next.
  • Next the webcam is initialized in the next screen. If you do not see anything in the box then the issue is definitely with your webcam, and not the Messenger application.
  • If you do see the webcam, select Finish and exit Messenger.

Now restart the Messenger application and see if everything is in order. Windows Live chat support can be used if there are issues with Messenger, but your webcam is working correctly.

Interference

Your webcam may be blocked from connecting to Messenger due to some programs like Firewall. In this case change the settings in the Firewall and make exceptions for the Messenger application. Different firewall software mean different methods of enabling Messenger, but typically, the process is not difficult or varying. If you use the Windows Security Essentials then this exception can be made using the following steps.

  • Click on Start and type Firewall.  

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  • Select the Windows Firewall and Security Settings, then click Outbound. Now select New Rule.
  • Enable Windows Live programs as a program not having any restrictions.
  • You could also restart the system and see if the issues still persists.

In case you are still unable to use the webcam but it is functioning all right, then either there is a system error or an error in the Messenger application. Windows Live chat support are excellent at handling such situations.