Repairing Outlook Email Program

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Microsoft Outlook program makes use of Personal Storage Table (PST) files to store all the email messages, settings, and calendar appointments of the users. Each time the user closes the Outlook program, the application compacts and optimizes the file for future use. In most of the cases, the Outlook program preserves the PST file and prevents the file from being corrupted. If your computer loses power when the Outlook program is open or the Windows operating system shuts down unexpectedly, the PST file may be corrupted.

PST file corruption is a very common issue in the Outlook program. A free utility from Microsoft can help repair the damage that has occurred to the Outlook PST file. This utility is called the Scanpst.exe and will help the users get rid of PST file corruption easily and efficiently. The Microsoft help tips that are shared below will help you to know more on the steps to make use of the Scanpst.exe utility in the Outlook program.


  • If the Outlook program is open, close it. Click on the Start button and then select Computer.
  • Open C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14 folder in Windows Explorer if you are running the Outlook 2010program. If you are using Outlook 2007, you will have to open the C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12 folder.
  • Double-click on the Scanpst.exe file. Click on the Browse button that is located in the new window. Now you will have to open the corrupted PST file on your PC. By default, the Outlook program stores the file in C:\Users\NameOfUser\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook folder, where the NameOfUser value is the Windows username of the users who are associated with the account. Select to highlight the PST file name and then click on the Start button.

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  • Select the Repair button after the utility scans the file and finds out the errors. Depending on the size of the file and the number of email messages that are stored in the file, the scan may take a few minutes or a couple of hours to finish.
  • You can restart the Outlook program after the repair has finished to check if the issue is fixed.

These are the steps to fix the Outlook program with the Scanpst.exe utility. If you have any doubts in any of the steps that are explained above in this article, you can always seek help from the Microsoft help and support team.

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New Microsoft Office 365 Rollouts Offer Free Help

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According to latest developments, Microsoft 365 users who purchase at least 150 seats of the online apps suite will get deployment help from Microsoft at no additional charge. This move has been hailed as a marketing strategy to sweeten the deal for prospective buyers who wish to seek assistance.

Microsoft, on Wednesday, intends to provide assistance by provisioning and configuring the Office 365 components, which includes Office 365 components, which include Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, Lync Online, Office 365 Pro Plus and Yammer, services that most employees and even business firms will need assistance with.

The blog post that announces the Office 365 FasTrack Onboarding Center service mentions, “We will ensure that the Office 365 service is provisioned and ready for use in your organization.”

According to the blog posts, buyers of the Office 365 Enterprise plans (E1, E3, E4), paid Education plans (A3, A4), Government plans (G1, G3, G4) and Exchange Online Plan 1 and Exchange Online Plan 2 can avail this support and Microsoft help service.

Although this is a good way to transcend to future software that employees would need some time getting used to, this move is in fact a subtle indication that software-as-a-service or cloud computing is not as seamless as customers are made to believe by the service provider vendors. The truth is that the current solution, which is still in nascent stage, still requires tweaks, upgrades, integrations and other changes at the end user and IT infrastructure levels.

The blog post continues to mention that, “Ensuring that customers realize the value of Office 365 in their organizations quickly while providing a smooth onboarding experience to their users is a top priority for the Office 365 team.”

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FastTrack Onboarding Center services, which is extended for worldwide support, now includes remote assistance from an Office 365 “onboarding expert”. They will provide assistance to customers and partners, as well as automated checks and configuration tools for “current state assessment, identity management, and domain configuration.”

Microsoft wants to entice its customers further by providing assistance for additional tasks, such as email and document migration, up Until March 31, 2015. It is called an Adoption offer and the Microsoft help team seeks to help customers get used to this new and completely unfamiliar system.

Customers who select at least 150 seats can select between the alternatives, picking whichever suits them the most. The adoption activities option is the best method to foster active adoption to the suite among employees of an organization.

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Windows 10 For Public Display On Sept 30

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The stakes are high now, now that Windows 8 has failed to make its mark in the operating system market. After a string of goof-ups that caused Windows 8 operating system to fail in gaining popularity, Microsoft will be trying to woo its customers by bringing back all new features and a better user-interface, especially since Windows 8 UI caused more frustration than excitement. To know more about Windows 10, contact our Windows tech support desk.

At present, no details about the next version of operating system from Microsoft are known to the general public. If Microsoft decides to continue the naming scheme, the up-coming version will be named Windows 10. Looks like Windows fans will not have to wait for long since Microsoft has officially announced the operating system for public access on 30 September 2014.

The release details have been made public by unnamed sources and Microsoft has refused to confirm about the same. Although Microsoft had not released a date, it had mentioned that the latest version of Windows will be released for a preview at the end of October.

The latest version, code-named Threshold, will bring back the “Windows legacy” Start menu, albeit with certain changes. The all-new Start menu will feature best of both Windows 8 metro-style Start screen and the old Start menu we have been so used to working with. Moreover, there are several key features that will debut in Windows 10, making it one of the most awaited operating systems ever.

Metro-Style Start Screen

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Virtual Desktops, which were provided by third party software, will find native support in Windows 10. To know about Virtual desktops and which the best solution is for you, contact our Windows tech support desk. Moreover, the dreaded Charms bar feature in Windows 8 that was both criticized and laid unused on most systems will be completely done away with. Some sources also reveal that the Cortana virtual assistant available in Windows 8 phones will be available in Windows 10 desktop computers, making it a first ever. Although these rumors have not been backed with facts and might remain mere conjecture until proven otherwise.

Microsoft has failed with Windows 8 operating system, and repeated updates and different versions have not been able to make it popular. After the repeated failure, they will be banking on the latest operating system to turn tides in favor of Windows.

If Microsoft is able to play the cards right, they will be able to persuade users of Windows XP, Windows 7 and Windows Vista into the latest upgrade. However, nothing can be expected until the pricing schemes are out and the OS is released for the general public.

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Guidelines For Designing A Flayer In Microsoft Publisher

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When you have to inform your customers about the special offers or discounts you have for them, you can use flayers to disseminate the details about them. Often, most business people have flayers created for them by experts. But, creating flayers is not a difficult task. According to Microsoft help desk, Microsoft Publisher, an application included in Microsoft Office suite, can be used to create flayers with ease.


Microsoft Publisher allows you to create flayers based on the built-in templates in it or bringing your favourite templates from other sources. The customized templates can give your flayer a unique look. The below steps explain the process of creating flayers using Microsoft Publisher. You can use these steps for Microsoft Publisher versions between 2003 and 2010.


  • Open the application and choose a design template (if you are using the built-in template). To choose a built-in template, navigate to the File menu and choose New from the dropdown options. Select Flayer from the resulting wizard. Make sure to specify the flayer style as well.
  • Following that, choose the option that says Start Wizard. After that, go to the bottom part of the wizard menu and choose Finish followed by Colour Scheme.

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  • If you don’t want to use the built-in template or design, you can bring in a desired template or design from outside or create one on your own. To create a flayer design, go to the main menu and choose File followed by New from the consecutive dropdown options. Then, choose the tab labelled Blank Publications from the window labelled Design Catalogue.
  • Add the desired text in the respective fields. In order to add new text, go to the text box and click the box. Make sure that you specify the font style, size and colour before entering the text.
  • The next step is adding images. You can add your desired image to the flayer. The image you add may not be in the right size. You can reduce or increase its size based on how you want the image to look like.
  • Now, customize the flayer layout.
  • The last step is crosschecking the flayer. While doing this, make sure that you proofread the texts and verify the layout design or the images added.

You must have successfully created a flayer using Microsoft Publisher. You can now convert the flayer to PDF format or any other desired format and send it to the publisher for printing. According to Microsoft help desk, it is better to convert a flayer to PDF format because doing so reduces the chances of piracy.

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Fixing Issues With The Microsoft Wireless Mouse


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Wireless mouse is of great use for people who love to work with laptops and do not prefer using the touchpad. Microsoft, the biggest IT service provider, has a wide range of wireless mouse devices that are quite easy to use and are durable. However, like any other device, it too shows some problems at times. If the wireless mouse you have stops working, you will have a tough time working with your laptop, so it is important to fix the Microsoft problems that make the mouse to stop working. Here we discuss how you can troubleshoot a wireless mouse that is not working properly.

Troubleshooting Tips

One of the best troubleshooting steps that you can try is to take the mouse and check the batteries in the wireless mouse. Often issues with wireless mouse are caused due to a charge-less battery. So check the battery by removing the casing of mouse and replace it if the battery is drained out. If the issue was related to the battery, it will be fixed when you replace the battery. It is best to use rechargeable batteries as they have much better life. However, alkaline would work too; the only problem is that it will drain out faster.


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Sometimes, the issue might be due to improper connection caused by malfunctioning USB ports. The best way to find if this is the issue is to remove the mouse from the USB port and then plug it to a free USB port. If the mouse works fine, the Microsoft problems related to wireless mouse is fixed and you would be able to use the mouse with ease.

If the Microsoft wireless mouse you have is still malfunctioning even after you have performed the steps discussed above, the issue might be due to dust or dirt blocking the laser beam. To fix the issue, take a soft cloth and wipe the dust and dirt from the bottom of the wireless mouse. If there is large quantity of dirt or dust at the bottom of the mouse, the laser of the mouse will not be able to function correctly. So make sure that the bottom of the surface is smooth, dry and clean.

If you follow the simple instructions given above, you would be able to fix all the issues with the Microsoft wireless mouse you are using in your computer.

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