Saturday, September 8, 2012

5 GB Free Online Storage from Amazon Cloud Drive – Online Storage

Amazon Cloud Drive

Amazon Cloud Drive is an online Web Storage application that allows registered user to upload,download and manage Photos, Videos, Music, Documents and other files over the Internet on Amazon’s secure servers. It is supposed as an subsidiary service to Amazon’s cloud player; But you can use this service with out using Cloud Player Music Service.
Your Cloud Drive free subscription comes with 5 GB of free online storage – enough space to store up to 1000 songs. This space is yours to use as you like and you will never be charged for it.

How To Find if Your Computer Is 32-Bit or 64-Bit

There are software’s that have different versions of installers for 32-bit and 64-bit version of Windows. Finding out right version of Windows operating system can help you to determine which version of software to download and install.

Learn Windows 8 Shortcut Keys

The window key in your keyboard can do many things with new Windows 8 operating system.The new Windows 8 help the user with short cut keys to do many tasks that are very difficult to do in previous versions. Microsoft has recently released the new shortlist for windows 8.

Here is the complete list of shortcut keys:

Charms Shortcut Keys

Windows key: You can start typing to search for an app, just like the Windows 7 Start menu
Win + C: Opens the Charms menu, Use it to Search, Share, and change settings.
Win + H: Opens the Metro Share panel.
Win + I: Use this to change settings for the Current app, Volume, wireless and other settings.
Win + K: Change settings to connect to projector or TV
Win + Q: App Search screen.

Search Shortcut Keys

Win + F: Metro File search screen.
Win + Q: Metro App Search screen.
Win + W: Metro Settings search screen.

Apps (Metro) Shortcut Keys

Alt + F4: Close the current application
Win + . (Period): Moves the current Metro App to Right side of the screen.
Win + Shift + . (Period): Moves the current Metro App to left side of the screen.
Win + Z: Opens the current Metro Application’s App Bar.
Win + Tab: Opens the current Metro App’s switcher menu.

Desktop Shortcut Keys

Win + B: To switch to classic mode.
Win + D: Opens old Windows desktop.
Win + M: Minimize all Windows.
Win + R: To open Run box.
Win + U: Switch to classic Windows desktop (launch the Ease of Access Center).
Win + , (Comma): Aero Peek at the desktop
Win + Arrow Keys: Switch to classic Windows desktop (Aero Snap)

Other Shortcut Keys

Win + E: To Launch Windows Explorer.
Win + J: To switch focus between Metro applications.
Win + L: To Lock screen.
Win + O: Locks device orientation.
Win + P: To change display.
Win + X: To Lauch Start Menu.
Win + Y: Temporarily peek at the desktop.
Win + Page Up / Down: Moves tiles to the left / right.
Win + Enter: To Launch Narrator

Difference Between Windows 2003 and Windows 2008 Server?

1.2008 is combination of vista and windows 2003r2.
2. RODC one new domain controller introduced in it.[Read-only Domain Controllers.]
3.WDS (windows deployment services) instead of RIS in 2003 server
4. Shadow copy for each and every folders
5.Boot sequence is changed
5.Installation is 32 bit where as 2003 it is 16 bit as well as 32 bit, that’s why installation of 2008 is faster
6. Services are known as role in it
7. Group policy editor is a separate option in ads.
8. The main difference between 2003 and 2008 is Virtualization, management..
9.2008 has more inbuilt components and updated third party drivers Microsoft introduces new feature with 2k8 that is Hyper-V Windows Server 2008 introduces Hyper-V (V for Virtualization) but only on 64bit     versions.
10.In Windows Server 2008, Microsoft is introducing new features and technologies, some of which were not available in Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1 (SP1), that will help to reduce the power consumption of server and client operating systems, minimize environmental byproducts, and increase server efficiency.
11.Microsoft Windows Server 2008 has been designed with energy efficiency in mind, to provide customers with ready and convenient access to a number of new power-saving features. It includes updated support for Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) processor power management (PPM) features, including support for processor performance states (P-states) and processor idle sleep states on multiprocessor systems. These features simplify power management in Windows Server 2008 (WS08) and can be managed easily across servers and clients using Group Policies.
12. Many features are updated - as security, IIS and RODC.In security it enable outbound firewall as well as inbound, IIS 7 release, Read only Domain controllers.
14.Server Core provides the minimum installation required to carry out a specific server role, such as for a DHCP, DNS or print server.
15.Boot sequence is changed
16.Role-based installation or, services are known as role in it
17.Better security
18.Enhanced terminal services
19.Network Access Protection
20. Microsoft's system for ensuring that clients connecting to Server 2008 are patched, running a firewall and in compliance with corporate security policies.
22. IIS
23. Bitlocker
24.System drive encryption can be a sensible security measure for servers located in remote branch offices.More and more companies are seeing this as a way of reducing hardware costs by running several 'virtual' servers on one physical machine. If you like this exciting technology, make sure that you buy an edition of Windows Server 2008 that includes Hyper-V, then launch the Server Manger, add Roles.
Windows Server 2008, formerly codenamed Longhorn, is no leas than 45 times faster than its predecessor, Windows Server 2003, in terms of network transfer speeds. Now whatever the perspective is on Microsoft's last 32-bit server operating system, the fact of the matter is that faster transfer speeds for of up to 45 times is quite an evolution compared to Windows Server 2003
25. Windows Aero
26.we can install windows 2008 server either in full version(install all services& applications) or server core(only install minimal required services), but in 2003 we can only install fully O.S.
27.Windows server 2008 use Hyper-V application & Roles concept for better productivity but server 2003 does not have such features.
28. Windows Server 2008, Active Directory has been renamed to Active Directory DomainServices (AD DS). AD DS retains the tools, architectural design, and structure that were introduced in Windows 2000 Server and Windows Server 2003, with some added improvements.
29.2003 was made to control XP networks.
30.2008 is made to control Vista networks.
31.The group policy and active directory schemas have been altered to include Vista polices.

How to Repair Word Document?

Repair Word Document

                      Have you ever tried to repair Microsoft Word file(Doc)? If Yes, you know the difficulty of getting back you’re previously working Word document. Damaged files will not open correctly and you can’t use the files until you repair it. Don’t worry by finishing end of this article I will give you tips to repait you’re corrupted word files.

Yesterday I tried repairing my corrupted word file using techniques mentioned in Microsoft support website nothing worked out. At last one tool helped me to repair my corrupted Word document here I am sharing the same utility for your use.

“Repair My Word” - is free document data recovery utility to repair you’re corrupted data file. Using this amazing tool without any hassle you can get back your important Word document which didn’t opened normally using Microsoft Word or Open Office.

Using “Repair My Word” program you can get back corrupt Word 6.0, Word 95, 97, 2000, XP, and 2003 documents easily.

Repair My Word will resolve following Word errors:

#1. The document name or path is not valid
#2. Word cannot be opened
#3. Word cannot open the document: user does not have access privileges

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Note: This utility does not work for Docx (Word 2007 or later files)

Configuring Windows XP Firewall To Allow Inbound Connections

This guide will show how to configure the Microsoft Windows Firewall to allow inbound access to your computer from the Internet.
Windows XP includes Internet Connection Firewall (ICF) software you can use to restrict what information is communicated between the Internet and your home or small office network. If you don't have Windows XP then this guide will not apply to you.
  1. From the Windows control panel, open the Windows Firewall application
  • Make sure the Firewall is set to "On"

  • Click the Exceptions tab

  • Click the Add Port button

  • Add the proper settings for your application

  • Click OK to save your settings

  • Step 1: From the Windows control panel, open the Windows Firewall application.

    Step 2: Make sure the Firewall is set to "On."
    If the Firewall is set to "Off," then this article doesn't apply as you're already letting all the outside traffic in without exception.

    Activate Windows Firewall
    Step 3: Click the Exceptions tab.
    This will bring up the window showing the current exceptions configured. Some pre-configured exceptions may already exist. If so, leave them as is or you may prevent other applications from working properly.

    Go to the Exceptions tab to configure a firewall rule

    Step 4: Click the Add Port button.
    Click the Add Port button to bring up the following window.

    Define what ports to open

    Step 5: Add the proper settings for your application.
    For this example we're going to assume you are trying to run a webserver on port 80. Pick a name for your service, in this case HTTP, and then fill in the port number (80). Select TCP as the protocol. Click OK to save the rule.

    Create the firewall rule

    Step 6: Click OK to save your settings
    You should see your new firewall rule here. At this time you can edit it, delete it, or add another rule using the same procedure as outlined above. You can have as many rules as you have applications that need one. If your application needs a different port open, say port 3389 for Remote Desktop, then use the appropriate port. Click OK to close the Firewall window and save your settings.

    Remember that the more holes you create here, the more potential you create for someone to access your machine from the Internet. Use caution and only open whatever ports are necessary for your application(s) to function properly.

    Review the exceptions and save your settings