Wednesday, May 21, 2014

How To Protect Windows To Go Drives With BitLocker

Windows To Go is a new technology developed from the house of Microsoft, it is an initiative from the Redmond based company for making the work while-you-go concept easier and smoother. With the Windows To Go feature, you will be able to use and work with your data from anywhere in the world. It is a new feature embedded with the latest Windows 8.1 Enterprise edition. The best thing about the feature is that all you need to have is access to your settings in the drive is to have a computer that can support the Windows 8 drivers.

From this system, you will be able to get all the features of the Windows 8.1 Enterprise edition. However, there is a single issue that you need to be worried about, what will happen if the drive gets stolen? Well in that case, there is nothing to worry as you can use the BitLocker encryption feature in the Windows 8.1 operating system for encrypting the drive, so that even if someone stole your drive, he or she will not be able to get any information from the drive.

The BitLocker program will provide the drive high security by encrypting it using either a 128-bit or a 256-bit encryption. Usually the BitLocker program makes use of the Trusted Platform Module for authenticating boot pathways and for protecting encryption keys. However since this is not possible with a Windows To Go Drive, the program makes use of a user defined password for protecting the data in the drive. If you wish to use the Windows To Go workspace on a computer, then you must first provide the password for the BitLocker program. Only if the program recognizes the password will you be able to use the workspace in the Windows To Go drive.

If you are planning to use a Windows To Go Drive then the first thing you need to make sure is that the computer with which you are planning to use the drive has support for Windows 8 drivers as you will be using Windows 8.1 interface when the program is launched. Also, be sure that you have enabled the security of the disc by encrypting it with BitLocker. If you do not have any encryption, then there is high risk involved.

Monday, May 19, 2014

How To Stop An Outgoing Email In Microsoft Outlook 2007

Microsoft Outlook is a famous email application client from Microsoft and it is embedded with many features making it as favorite one among the business and personal users. It provides many functions to the users including sending and receiving of emails, which will help a user to be in touch with family and friends. However, if you sent an email accidently, then Microsoft Outlook provides an opportunity to retract that email message before it is delivered to the recipient. Read ahead to discover more.

Sometimes, when you are sending an email, there might be a chance where you may have mistyped the email address and the email that you are sending may go to the wrong person. If any such conditions occur, then you can use the retract feature to take back the email message that was sent. Well, given below are some instructions that will help you to retrieve Outlook email messages that are sent in Outlook 2007.

  • Start the Microsoft Outlook 2007 application by double clicking the shortcut icon for Outlook 2007 or by accessing Outlook 2007 from the Windows Start menu. When the Outlook is opened, you need to click the folder named Sent to open it. Next, find the email that you want to stop from being sent and click it. 
  • On the Outlook ribbon, you will see a group called Actions. When clicking it, it will present a drop down menu and from the drop down menu, you need to click the option called Other Actions. 
  • Next, you need to select the option called Recall This Message and clicking this will make available the Recall This Message dialog box. From this dialog box, you need to choose the option labeled Delete Unread Copies of this Message. 
  • Make sure to check mark the box that is labeled Tell Me if Recall Succeeds or Fails for Each Recipient. 
  • If you want to send another email message in place of the one that is withdrawn, you need to select the option called Delete Unread Copies and Replace with a New Message.
The above-described instructions given by the Outlook support team will help you to retrieve outlook email that is being sent in Microsoft Outlook 2007. For more information regarding this, contact our customer care center. Our customer care center will be able to help you in solving all the issues occurring in Microsoft Outlook.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Microsoft Office For iPad Update Includes Printing Feature

After many public requests, Microsoft Office for iPad team released an update, which added Apple’s AirPrint support. This support enables users to wirelessly connect with printers and print out the documents they created on Office. This feature was left out when Microsoft Office for iPad was first released.

Apart from AirPrint support, this update includes SmartGuides for PowerPoint and AutoFit for Excel, which will improve the appearance of content and improve readability in both apps. While SmartGuides allow easy mobility of images, charts, etc around a presentation slide, AutoFit for Excel helps you adjust the height of multiple columns and width of rows at once.

Microsoft’s Office for iPad suite was released as three different apps: Word, PowerPoint and Excel and users will have to update each app separately using the Apple App Store. Microsoft Office for iPad is available as a free App on Apple App store but users require Microsoft 365 account to use this app.

Microsoft 365 is a subscription based software service suite which enables you access to various software and services. Initially released for business and corporate purposes, Microsoft recently launched a Personal plan for single users. Once subscribed, Personal users can avail a host of services, which include Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher, and Access for non-commercial use on one PC and one Windows 8 tablet/Apple iPad, 20 GB of OneDrive storage, and 60 minutes of Skype international calls per month.

Microsoft was quick to release the update, considering this update was available for a mere thirty-three days after the public release on Apple’s App store. Soon after the release of the app, the design team had public interaction with netizens through Reddit. This interaction was aimed at getting feedback about the app.

During the Interaction, when asked to make the App completely free and remove the Office 365 license feature, Kaberi Chowdhury, a Technical Product Manager for the Office for the iPad suite said, “We believe that you get the best up to date Office experience [in] the Office 365 subscription”.

Microsoft app received moderately high positive reviews when it was released. It got twelve million downloads the first week itself, which is higher than what Microsoft had anticipated. Following this reaction, rival companies Google and Apple may release new updates or apps. Apple iWorks is free and preinstalled in all Apple devices and Google’s Docs (Also free) are available for download in Android App market.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Getting Rid Of The SparkleBox Toolbar

Pay attention and read the instructions shown in the installation wizard carefully, whenever you install a new program. Most of the malware toolbar applications are installed to the system in this manner. The installation files for these toolbars would be bundled with the main application and their installation would be selected by default in the installation wizard.

In your hurry to finish the installation, you might have overlooked this option or have forgotten to de-select it. As a result, you would now have a annoying toolbar application on your browser, which you do not remember installing in your system. How to remove a toolbar like that from the system?

It is very easy to remove such toolbars, if you know the steps required for the removal. For example, the SparkleBox toolbar can be removed by uninstalling the browser extension as well as the standalone application from the system.

How to remove a toolbar from your browser

Most of the toolbars are installed as both an add-on and a standalone application. This means you would have to get rid of both in order to remove the toolbar completely from the system. The same is the case with the Sparkle Box toolbar.

Released online a teaching resource application, this toolbar is actually a malware that would hijack your browser. Your browser’s homepage, search box and many other settings would be altered by this application without your permission. It is best to get rid of it at the earliest.

In order to remove the SparkleBox toolbar application from the system, go to the Control Panel from Start menu. Click on the Programs and Features option. You would find the SparkleBox toolbar in the list. Select it and press the Uninstall or Remove button. This would remove the SparkleBox toolbar application from the system.

The toolbar add-on might still be there in the browser. To get rid of this, go to the browser toolbar and look for the option Add-ons or Extensions. This would take you to the add-ons page, where you would find the SparkleBox toolbar extension. Select it and press the Remove button.

After this is done, you need to go through the browser settings for homepage, search box, etc and make the necessary changes. Also, check the other browser applications you have installed in your system and remove the toolbar from them as well.