Sunday, September 28, 2014

About The Windows 8 Build 8047

As Microsoft continues to remain quiet, the users learn more and more about their next operating system through screenshots and leaked information. Last week, the discussion was about Windows Build 8042. This article discusses about the latest build and goes over an interesting idea for downloading Windows 8 and installing it in your PC. The latest internal build of the Windows 8 operating system is 8047.0.110714-1905. This is a Milestone 3 build and it was compiled on 4th of July. We all know that many users these days do not care for a nicely packaged software box that contains CD/DVD. Instead, the users would like to download their software quickly and easily from an app store.

Available from an app store would be the Windows Setup executable file that simply validates the install location, product key and then streams the setup files directly from a web service. It should also allow the users to save the downloaded files for offline installation, or making their own installation media. When the users think about it, being able to download and install the Windows 8 operating system from the Internet is the most logical idea. This allows for more control from the user and a cheaper and easier distribution method. In addition, the consumer license would not be tied to a volatile and error prone DVD media. Instead, the users can just fire up the installer to get the latest and most up to date bits.

The desktop computer is over thirty years old and this seems like a basic function for the era of online OSs. Microsoft engineers should understand that Linux already does this. Even OS X Lion’s update is web based. It is high time that Windows entered the modern era and gets a web-based installer as an option for those users who need it. It makes good sense. We already know that the Windows 8 operating system will feature a new user interface for the tablets. As various branches with different feature sets are being worked on, the updated code will eventually be merged into a single winmain build.

If you wish to know more on downloading Windows 8 and installing it in your PC, you can contact the Windows help and support team. They will be able to help you know more on the steps to do this. You can also refer to the Windows 8 help modules that are posted in the official Microsoft website to know more on these steps.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Flydubai Adopts Windows 8 App For Passenger Check-In

If you take the statistics of the operating systems being used for public utility services in various places, say airports, ATMs, ticket counters, check-in facilities, hospitals, tourist locations and the likes, you will see that Windows 7 tops the chart. Windows XP dominated the field until a few months ago. Financial institutions started replacing the OS of their ATM machines and PCs at cash counters when Microsoft warned them about the potential security risks, had they not abandoned Windows XP and migrated to any of the supported Windows operating systems.

Of late, there is a growing tendency among multinational firms to adopt Microsoft’s latest operating system, Windows 8.1. A recent report indicates that Flydubai, a Dubai based airline company, has installed Windows 8.1 app at its terminal to facilitate check-ins of its passengers. For this, the Terminal 2 at Dubai International Airport is equipped with the facility. Reports suggest that the app has amazingly reduced the check-in time, from nearly 5 minutes per passenger earlier to mere two minutes per passenger now.

How does the app work?

The Windows 8.1 check-in app is touch-screen oriented. It works on tablets and can be connected to the back-end service of the airline. It is possible to integrate a printer as well as a passport scanner with the app. Unlike the previous check-in apps, Windows 8.1 check-in app is more sophisticated and allows the staff at the airline to execute the check-ins in a matter of seconds. Obviously, the app has reduced the complicated procedures involved in the check-in process. With the help of the app, it is possible for the airline staff to verify the personal details of each passenger within seconds and allot them the boarding passes, all on the spot itself. There is no delay for any process.

Flydubai expresses gratitude in being able to work with Microsoft

In a recent press release, the senior vice president of Flydubai, Alex Mackenzie, said that he was esteemed by Microsoft’s decision to approve Flydubai’s request to develop a check-in app. The app works pretty well. He said that he was impressed by the Windows 8 features and wondered why there were so many rumours about the reliability of the operating system.

A spokesperson from Microsoft said that the company was looking forward to developing more apps for regional service providers. He said that people have started liking Windows 8 features and are more receptive to the OS nowadays.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Steps To Add Email Forwarding Rules In Office Web Access

If you have configured your email in Outlook, you would surely wish to access it from different systems. In order to help you with this function, Microsoft provides Outlook users with a web application. With this application, you will be able to access Outlook from any location with the help of an internet browser. You may also make use of the Outlook options for email forwarding. In this post, we will find out the steps involved in setting up rules for forwarding the emails received.

Steps involved
  • Launch any of the web browsers and sign in to the Outlook web interface. The address for this interface could vary and would depend on the installation. The common format of the address could be Sign in, with the username and password.
  • Once you login to the program, select the Options. You can find it at the right corner of the window. Choose See all Options. 
  • In the Outlook Web window, you will find the option for Organize Email. Select it. 
  • Choose the option Inbox Rules found in the top section of the configuration window. Choose the option New and this will initiate the setup of new rule. 
  • In the drop down box for When the message arrives, choose the filters that you wish to apply to the received email. For instance, if you wish to forward the emails received from your boss, then choose the option It was received from and in the next box, choose your boss’ email address from the contact list that comes up. 
  • In the option for Do the following, choose Redirect the message to
  • A window would pop up and here, enter the email address, to which you wish to send the email. Keep in mind that it can be any of your personal email accounts or official accounts where you wish to receive the email. 
  • Choose the option OK. This will finish the setting of rule in the program. 
  • Logout from the account and sign in again. 
  • Go to the option Inbox Rules. Find out whether the rule you have just added is present in the list. You may edit or modify the rule by selecting the rule, which you will find under the option Rule.
We hope that the above steps have helped you to setup a message forwarding rule for email in Outlook. For further help, you may contact our technical support team.