Microsoft for Healthcare: technology and collaboration for better experiences, insights and care

The healthcare industry’s leading minds are getting ready to educate, intrigue, and inspire attendees next week at the HIMSS19 conference—a leading healthcare IT event in the US. We expect to see many innovative ideas and solutions to the most prevalent and persistent challenges in modern health, and we are excited to show new technologies making a real difference in people’s lives and demonstrate Microsoft’s commitment to transforming how healthcare is experienced and delivered.

Over the last few years, we have been learning alongside industry experts and making steady progress in helping health organizations navigate complex technology transformations. We have been so pleased by the enthusiastic response of the providers, payors, software developers, device manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies we’ve been working with.

But what drives us most is the profound impact on people. As we all look for more personalized and transparent approaches for healthcare services, technology transformation will help providers deliver modern patient experiences that promote patient engagement, satisfaction, and well-being while increasing the chances of more successful treatment.

This year at HIMSS, we will talk about how Microsoft’s technology and partnerships are helping empower care teams, improve clinical and operational outcomes and advance precision healthcare, with a specific focus on putting people’s privacy at the center. To kick things off, today we’re announcing several new innovations supporting the industry’s transformation:

  • Microsoft 365 for health organizations: New capabilities in Microsoft Teams that enable healthcare teams to communicate and collaborate in a secure hub for teamwork.
  • Microsoft Healthcare Bot: Now generally available, this service helps organizations create AI-powered, compliant virtual assistants and chatbots for a variety of healthcare experiences.
  • Azure API for FHIR®: A new tool to help health systems interoperate and share data in the cloud.

Empowering health organizations with secure messaging and AI-powered tools

People are at the heart of healthcare – physicians, nurses, clinicians and of course, their patients. We are committed to empowering care teams with the tools they need to deliver their best care as well as empowering people as they interact with various aspects of the healthcare system.

When it comes to secure communications, many clinicians report having to choose between convenience and compliance. Adhering to compliance has often meant having to wait for critical information at the point of care. Conversely, many clinicians have turned to consumer messaging apps that facilitate communication but can compromise security.

Microsoft is working hard to ensure convenience and compliance are no longer a zero-sum equation. Today, we are announcing new capabilities in Microsoft Teams, a secure hub for teamwork that enables secure messaging and collaboration workflows that tap the wealth of patient information housed in electronic medical records.

Enable secure workflows in Microsoft Teams: The new priority notifications feature in Teams alerts a recipient of an urgent message on their mobile and desktop devices until a response is received, every two minutes for up to 20 minutes; message delegation enables clinical staff members to delegate their messages to another recipient when they are in surgery or otherwise unavailable. We are also announcing the ability to integrate FHIR-enabled electronic health records (EHR) data with Teams. The ability to view EHR data is enabled through partnerships with leading interoperability providers, including Dapasoft, Datica, Infor Cloverleaf, Kno2 and Redox. Clinical or hospital staff can securely access patient records in the same app where they can take notes, message with other team members, and start a video meeting, all in a single place to coordinate care.

For health organizations looking to optimize operational processes or create new experiences for their people and patients, we are also announcing the Microsoft Healthcare Bot general availability.

Microsoft Healthcare Bot: The Microsoft Healthcare Bot service is now generally available after first being introduced as a research project in 2017. It is designed to empower healthcare organizations to build and deploy compliant, AI-powered virtual health assistants and chatbots, and includes important features like healthcare intelligence, medical content and terminology, and a built-in symptom checker. The Microsoft Healthcare Bot service is fully extensible to help organizations adjust the bot to solve their own business problems, and can connect to health systems, like EHRs. In addition to partners like Premera, today we are announcing bots available, or available soon, from Quest Diagnostics, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Clalit Health Services.

Securely connecting data for better clinical and operational outcomes

Our bodies are a lot like complex computers, and each interaction with today’s health system creates a new data point. These data points are often spread across multiple records, with valuable insights somewhat hidden in siloes. Microsoft is committed to helping address this opportunity by developing technology that connects data and surfaces important insights at exactly the right time, with privacy and security at the core.

A better-connected healthcare system would provide clinicians with more complete profiles of their patients, researchers with more complete data to study, and individuals with more information to take ownership over their health. I hear this often from leading experts in the research and care delivery communities.

With this in mind, today we’re announcing the Azure API for FHIR, a tool to help health organizations better connect systems and harness the power of data in the cloud.

Azure API for FHIRThe Azure API for FHIR will provide a method for health systems and data to ‘talk’ – what is known as interoperability – so for example, health records can connect to collaboration tools, pharmacy systems, fitness devices and others far more seamlessly. Data and insights from this more connected system can then be served up when and where they’re needed most.

API is a term for technology that links software programs together. Similar to electrical outlets and plugs, APIs can most easily be compared to the adapters you need to use electronics while traveling in foreign countries. Though technical, its functionality is important to everyone who interacts with today’s healthcare systems, as interoperability is a foundational health technology need.

The Azure API for FHIR is available in public preview, and we have more than 25 technology partners in our early access program that can help health organizations build FHIR-enabled services today.

Advancing precision healthcare

Some of the most exciting breakthroughs at the intersection of science and technology are in precision healthcare. We all stand to gain from a health system that can precisely care for us based on our unique biology, environments and ailments. Cloud and advanced AI are the key tools that will help achieve that future.

To advance precision care, Microsoft continues to invest in a series of services and computational biology projects, including research support tools for next-generation precision healthcare, genomics, immunomics, CRISPR and cellular and molecular biologics.

For example, Microsoft Genomics, which provides accelerated sequencing and secondary analysis, enables research insights for organizations like St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital with the St. Jude Cloud, the world’s largest public repository of pediatric cancer genomics data.

Earlier this year, we published an update on our partnership with Adaptive Biotechnologies, announcing we’ve opened up our joint research to immunosequence 25,000 individuals, targeting ovarian cancer, pancreatic cancer, celiac disease, type 1 diabetes and Lyme disease.

Work also continues on several Microsoft Research projects, including intelligent scribe Project EmpowerMD, medical imaging Project InnerEye, machine reading Project Hanover and metagenomics Project Premonition. These projects are pushing the boundaries of how technology can be applied in healthcare and we are excited to see how they might be used by health organizations in the future.

Working with the experts

Improving healthcare is not a singular or silver bullet effort. Microsoft’s ambition is not to be a healthcare provider, but to enable and empower those who are doing good things for people around the world. We see strategic alliances with leaders like Walgreens Boots Alliance, Allscripts, Hill-Rom, Novarad and others leading the way, with support from our thousands of technology partners. Here are a few examples:

  • Walgreens Boots AllianceWalgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) and Microsoft announced a strategic partnership aimed at transforming health care delivery. Our companies will combine the power of Microsoft’s cloud and AI technologies, health care investments, and retail solutions with WBA’s customer reach, convenient locations, outpatient health care services, and industry expertise with the goal of making health care delivery more personal, affordable and accessible for people around the world.
  • VeradigmVeradigm, an Allscripts company, and Microsoft announced a collaboration focused on implementing an innovative, integrated model for clinical research, aiming to enhance clinical research design, conduct studies more efficiently and improve the research provider and participant experience.
  • Hill-Rom: Hill-Rom and Microsoft announced a collaboration to bring advanced, actionable point-of-care data and solutions to caregivers and healthcare provider organizations. Our collaboration will combine Hill-Rom’s deep clinical knowledge and streaming operational data from medical devices with Microsoft’s cloud, IoT and AI technologies to help drive enhanced patient outcomes.
  • Novarad: Novarad, a healthcare enterprise imaging company, recently obtained 510(k) clearance from the FDA for the OpenSight Augmented Reality System for Microsoft HoloLens. OpenSight received pre-operative clearance for augmented reality usage in surgical planning, giving physicians access to a new solution that can improve surgical procedures by enhancing accuracy and shortening operative times.
  • ThoughtWire: ThoughtWire, is helping save lives with its EarlyWarning application, designed to preempt and prevent patients from suffering cardiac arrest in hospitals. This solution has already reduced code blue calls, which signals a risk of cardiac arrest, by 61 percent at Hamilton Health Sciences, a medical group of seven hospitals and a cancer center. ThoughtWire will deliver the EarlyWarning app, running on Microsoft Azure, to health systems at scale.
  • Innovaccer: Innovaccer is a healthcare data activation platform company working towards solving data interoperability challenges in healthcare and helping health systems enhance their clinical and financial outcomes with a data-first approach. Innovaccer is a portfolio company of M12, Microsoft’s venture fund.

The future is bright – a more connected future to deliver better experiences, insights and care. We are looking forward to meeting many of you next week at HIMSS19 and sharing more about what we are working on. Please be sure to stop by our booth No. 2500 to see our solutions in action, and follow our HIMSS19 story on @Health_IT to learn more.

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How to Personalize your Microsoft Windows 10 Start Menu

Make your Windows Start Menu as you want it to be by adjusting Tile’s size, changing Start Menu colour, adding or removing tiles from it, creating folders, grouping tiles, etc.

Here is how you can customize the design of your Windows 10 Start Menu

How to adjust the size of the Window 10 Start Menu

1.    Open your Windows 10 ‘Start Menu’.

2.    Take your mouse cursor on the ‘Boundary of the Start Menu’. You’ll see cursor will turn into ‘Adjusting button’ (Two-sided facing arrow).

3.    Now, click your mouse button and move it ‘IN or OUT’ to adjust Start Menu size.

4.    After adjusting it as you want, release the mouse button.

Start Menu will resize as you adjusted.

How to enable Windows 10 Start Menu full-screen mode

1.    Open your Windows 10 ‘Start Menu’.

2.    Go to ‘Settings’.

3.    And select ‘Personalization’.

4.    Click on ‘Start’ option.

5.    Go to ‘Use Start full Screen’ section.

6.    And turn on ‘Switch’ of it to enable Start Menu full-screen mode.

How to Pin any application to your Windows 10 Start Menu

You can pin any of the application of your PC to your Windows 10 Start Menu, no matter where the program is stored in the system.

1.    First, locate to the ‘Application’ icon you want to pin to your Windows 10 Start Menu.

2.    Now, right click on the ‘Application’ icon.

3.    And then click on ‘Pin to Start’.

The application will pin to your Start Menu, and you can check and run it from there.

How to Unpin any application from your Windows 10 Start Menu

1.    Open your Windows 10 ‘Start Menu’.

2.    Move the mouse cursor to the ‘Application’ tile you want to unpin from Start Menu.

3.    Right click on Application Tile.

4.    And select ‘Unpin from Start’.

How to adjust the size of your Windows 10 Start Menu tiles

1.    Open your Windows 10 ‘Start Menu’.

2.    Move the mouse cursor to the ‘Application’ tile you wish to resize.

3.    Right click on Application Tile.

4.    And select ‘Resize’.

5.    Now choose a ‘Size’ from the options for the tile.

Size options are:

•    Small

•    Medium

•    Large

•    Wide.

How to relocate the tiles in Windows 10 Start Menu

1.    Open your Windows 10 ‘Start Menu’.

2.    Move the mouse cursor to the ‘Application’ tile you want to relocate.

3.    Now, click on the ‘Tile’ and keep holding your mouse button.

4.    Move it to the location you want to place tile.

5.    And then release your finger from the mouse button.

How to stop Windows 10 Start Menu Live Tiles

A live tile of your Start Menu is much like a slideshow display, which displays live information. If you want to turn off Live tile feature.

Here is how to turn off Windows 10 Start Menu Live tiles,

1.    Open your Windows 10 ‘Start Menu’.

2.    Move the mouse cursor to the ‘Live Tiles’ you want to stop.

3.    Right click on the Live Tile.

4.    And select ‘More’.

5.    Then click on ‘Turn live tile off’.

How to change Windows 10 Start Menu colour

1.    Open your Windows 10 ‘Start Menu’.

2.    Go to ‘Settings’

3.    And select ‘Personalization’.

4.    Click on ‘Colors’ option.

5.    Choose a ‘Colour’ from the different colours.

6.    And ‘Done’. Apply these settings and design your Window 10 Start Menu as you want. You can also do a lot more to modify your Start Menu, like add Folders, create and rename Tile’s group.

Charlie Noah  is a Microsoft Office expert and has been working in the technology industry since 2002. As a technical expert, Charlie has written technical blogs, manuals, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as office.com/setup.

How to Add Free Clip Art From Office Setup Online

Looking for more Clip Art for your Microsoft Office projects? In this quick tutorial, we’ll see how to download additional images and media from Microsoft Online to help you add that perfect touch to your documents, spreadsheets or presentation.
Microsoft offers thousands of free images, animations, photos and sounds for download. MS has also partnered with stock image resellers Fotolia, iStockphoto, Veer Images, NVTOfficeClips, Presentation Pro, Animation factory and PhotosToGo to offer millions of high resolution, top quality images – but of course, those cost money.

To search and download FREE clip art from Microsoft, visit Microsoft Office Online using the link provided at the bottom of this article. For free image and media offerings, scroll down the page to the section titled “Browse Clip Art and Media Categories”. In this section, you can either access specific categories by clicking on the category name or use the search section at the bottom.

Once you’ve found your desired category or search results page, navigate through the thumbnails by using the arrows at the top right or bottom right of the section (bracketing the word “Next”). You can preview a larger version of these thumbnails by clicking on their respective magnifying glass. If you find an image or media you like, check its corresponding check box to select it. You can select as many as you like.

When you’ve picked out all your images or media, click the “Download x items” link from the left-hand menu “Selection Basket”. When the Microsoft Service Agreement appears, simply click “Accept” and click on the “Download Now” button.
When prompted, select “Clip Organizer” for the “Open with…” option and click “OK”.

The Clip Organizer opens once the download is complete. You will note that your images or media appear and the folder(s) in which they were downloaded are lightly colored or highlighted.

Congratulations! You’ve just added new clip art to your Microsoft Office Clip Art library! To go directly to Microsoft Office Online’s free offerings, visit (). To learn how to use Clip Art in your Microsoft Word document read: Clip Art Basics.

Shahid Zargar a Microsoft Office expert has been working in the technology industry from last 5 year. As a technical expert, he has written technical blogs, manuals, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as office.com/setup

How Do I Check My Office.com/setup Subscription?

Check My Office Subscription – After installing and activating Microsoft Office 2016/365 on your Windows computer, you might need to keep checking the activation status of Office Installed to make sure you don’t lose the license of using it on your device. You can check the expiry date/renewal date of your Office subscription by signing in to your Microsoft account.

Generally, a month before the end of subscription, Microsoft starts sending reminder emails to your registered email address for the renewal. Even if you don’t renew your subscription till the expiry date, Microsoft office.com/setup will automatically renew it using your registered credit card information provided during the purchase or last renewal. The auto-renewal feature could be turned off if you want to.

The good news is that even if you forgot to renew your subscription you would not lose your data. It will be saved as it is. As soon as the subscription period ends, your files become Read Only, which means that you can read files but cannot make any changes into it.

How Do I Check My Office Subscription?

Check My Office Subscription

Check My Office Subscription – Expiry/Renewal Date

If you want to check the Office subscription (the expiry/renewal date of Office subscription), you need to sign in to your Office account because office.com/setup applications installed in your device don’t display the subscription period.

You can follow these steps to check the expiry date of your Office suite-

  1. Visit Microsoft Office and sign in to your Office account. It is the same email address and password that you used while purchasing Office.
  2. Go to your Services & Subscriptions page.
  3. Review the details under Services & Subscriptions.
  4. If you see a circle arrow, then your Office subscription is ready for recurring billing (auto-renewal), unless you have clicked to Turn off auto-renewal or cancel renewing beforehand.
  5. The Next Charge info shows you when you’ll be charged next and how much.
  6. The date you see under Expires on is when your subscription will end.

In case you are facing any issue to Check My Office Subscription, feel free to contact Microsoft Office Support. For that, you can try the office.com/setup toll-free number in order to get a technician to assist you with your issues.

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How to Schedule your Laptop, Desktop Windows 10 PC for Shutdown automatically

Usually, all users shut down their computer manually, but you can also schedule your computer for shutdown automatically. Sometimes you leave your computer on and go out, or maybe you forget to turn off the system at your office or any other place. That time you’ll definitely want to use this feature. Thus if you want to do this on your Windows 10 PC, then use the below given simple methods.

Some easy methods to schedule your Windows 10 PC for shutdown automatically

1.    Scheduling Auto Shutdown from Run.

2.    Scheduling Auto Shutdown from Command prompt.

3.    Scheduling Auto Shutdown from Task Scheduler.

4.    Scheduling Auto Shutdown from Powershell.

Here are the stepwise instructions to schedule your Windows 10 PC for shutdown automatically:

Scheduling Auto Shutdown from Run

This is the easiest and shortcut method to scheduling time for Auto Shutdown your Windows 10 PC. With this method, you can directly set the time for automatically shutdown system when you want. You can directly open Run command and set a time. Here is how to do this,

1.    Enter ‘Run’ into the Start Menu search box.

2.    And select ‘Run’ program from the results to launch Run box.

Or

Directly use the shortcut ‘Windows + R’ button on your keyboard to launch Run box.

3.    Type ‘shutdown-s-t Number of seconds’ into the field front of text OPEN.

In place of Number of seconds input seconds in digit for automatic shutdown. Just like, “shutdown-s-t 1800” to shut down your computer in 30 minutes.

4.    After that click on the ‘OK’ button. You’ll also see a confirmation window on your screen.

Now, your computer will shut down automatically after the set time.

Scheduling Auto Shutdown from Command prompt

This is also slightly different from the above method. You can use this method if you’re facing any problem in scheduling from the Run dialog box.

1.    Enter ‘Command Prompt’ into the Start Menu search box.

2.    And right-click on ‘Command Prompt’ program from the results.

3.    And select ‘Run as Administrator’ to launch it.

4.    Click on ‘Yes’ on the prompted window to permit Command Prompt to make changes to your device.

5.    Type the same command ‘shutdown-s-t Number of seconds’.

In place of Number of seconds input seconds in digit for automatic shutdown. Just like, “shutdown-s-t 1800” to shut down your computer in 30 minutes.

6.    And hit ‘Enter’.

Scheduling Auto Shutdown from Task Scheduler

1.    Enter ‘task scheduler’ into the Start Menu search box.

2.    And select ‘task scheduler ‘ from the results to launch.

3.    Go to ‘Actions’ pane at the right side of the screen and click on ‘Create a Basic Task..’

4.    Type ‘Shutdown’ in the Name field. You can give any name you want.

5.    And click on ‘Next’.

6.    Select an option (Daily, Weekly, Monthly, One time, etc.) for ‘When do you want the task to start?’.

7.    Set a time to start the task and then click on ‘Next’.

8.    Click on ‘Start a program’ in Action and again click on ‘Next’.

9.    Now, click on ‘Browse..’ and navigate to ‘Disk C/Windows/System32’.

10.    Select the ‘Shutdown .exe file’ and click ‘Open’.

11.    Type ‘-s’ into the Add arguments field.

12.    Click on ‘Next’ button.

13.    At last click on ‘Finish’ to activate.

Scheduling Auto Shutdown from Powershell

1.    Enter ‘PowerShell’ into the Start Menu search box.

2.    And select ‘Windows PowerShell‘ from the results to launch PowerShell.

Or

Right click on ‘Start’ icon and choose ‘Windows PowerShell (Admin)’.

3.    Type the same command ‘shutdown-s-t Number of seconds’.

In place of Number of seconds input seconds in digit for automatic shutdown. Just like, “shutdown-s-t 1800” to shut down your computer in 30 minutes.

4.    And hit ‘Enter’.

Now, your computer will shut down automatically after the set time.

Micheal Ricky is a Microsoft Office expert and has been working in the technical industry since 2002. As a technical expert, Samuel has written technical blogs, manuals, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as office.com/setup.

How to Download, Sign Up and Play PUBG with your Friend

Are you ready to face-off 99 more players on a shrinking map? The last man standing in the shrinking circle is the winner of the game.

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is the game which addicts you when you play it for the first time. The game’s graphics controls are really impressive. The game is an online multiplayer player game so you can also invite and play with your friends. One more interesting feature about the PUBG is that you can talk with your squad while playing the battle. There are many more amazing features you’re going to experience in the game. If you also want to experience this amazing viral game first download it on your device.

Here is everything about downloading, sign In and playing with friends,

How to Download PUBG

The good news is that the game PUBG Mobile is free, and it can be easily downloaded from App Store. But the only concern is that your device should support it.

•    Your device should be on iOS 9.0 or later.

•    The game is compatible with iPhone 5S and later.

•    All versions of iPad Pro, iPad Air 1 and 2, and iPad Mini 2, 3 and 4 is also fit for PUBG Mobile.

•    Go to your device’s ‘App Store’.

•    Search ‘PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’ and download it.

How to Sign up and Play PUBG Mobile as a Guest

Playing as a guest does not require any account connection such as Facebook or other.

1.    Start ‘PUBG Mobile’ from your device screen.

2.    Touch on ‘GUEST’.

3.    Hit ‘Accept’.

4.    Customize ‘Your Player’ as you like.

5.    Give a ‘Name’ to your player.

6.    Hit ‘Done’.

7.    And then tap ‘Create’.

That’s it! Your player is ready to play as a guest. Alternatively, you can also link your Facebook account to the game and invite and play with your Facebook friends.

How to Sign up and Play PUBG Mobile with the Facebook account

Linking PUBG Mobile with your Facebook account means allowing the game to access your Facebook profile’s information. Your player’s name displays your Facebook name.

1.    Start ‘PUBG Mobile’ from your device screen.

2.    Touch on ‘FACEBOOK’.

3.    Tap on ‘Log in with the Facebook app’ or enter your Facebook account’s login details.

4.    Follow the instructions and permit the game to access your account.

To Add Friends to your PUBG Mobile game

1.    Start ‘PUBG Mobile’ from your device screen.

2.    Tap on the ‘Friends’ tab at the lower left corner of the screen.

3.    Now, tap on ‘Add Friends’ button.

4.    Type the ‘Player’s name’ of the friend you want to add.

5.    And hit ‘Search’.

6.    Tap on the ‘Person’ to add. You can also communicate with the person, just type your message and hit ‘Send’.

Friend request will be sent to the person. Once your friend request is accepted you both can play together.

To Accept a Friend request in PUBG

1.    Start ‘PUBG Mobile’ from your device screen.

2.    Tap on the ‘Friends’ tab at the lower left corner of the screen.

3.    Now, tap on ‘Request’.

4.    Then tap on ‘Accept’.

To send a message to a Friend in PUBG

1.    Start ‘PUBG Mobile’ from your device screen.

2.    Tap on the ‘Friend list’ from the bottom of the screen.

3.    Select a ‘Friend’ to send the message.

4.    Type your message.

5.    Hit ‘Send’.

To play with Friends in PUBG

If you want to play a Duo or Squad game with your friend, then you need to invite them to the lobby.

Here is how to invite and play the game with friends.

1.    Start ‘PUBG Mobile’ from your device screen.

2.    Tap on the ‘Friend list’ from the bottom of the screen.

3.    Now, tap the ‘+’ button of the Friend’s Player name to invite and play with them. All done, now play PUBG Mobile game with your friend. Don’t forget to use PUBG’s voice chat feature to plan your attacks.

Ricky johnson is a Microsoft Office expert and has been working in the technical industry since 2002. As a technical expert, Samuel has written technical blogs, manuals, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as office.com/setup.

Office.com/setup | Microsoft Office Tutorial

When working in an office environment you can be sure they are using office software such as word processors and spreadsheets. Any office tutorial should cover Microsoft Office as this is the world’s most popular office software and many companies worldwide use it.
The key Microsoft office components are Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint. Other components you may consider learning are Access and OneNote. All have considerable advantages and are useful to any business.

Microsoft Word is a word processor that can be used for creating documents and letters. Microsoft Excel is a spreadsheet application used for manipulating numerical data and also financial analysis. Microsoft Outlook can be used for email as well as storing contacts, creating appointments and tasks. MS PowerPoint is used for presenting ideas to an audience by use of a slideshow. Microsoft Access is a database used for storing and retrieving large amounts of information. This package can be difficult for some to get to grips with. Finally, we have Microsoft OneNote which is best thought of as an electronic binder used for recording anything by way of text, photos, sound, and video.

Obviously, it is not necessary to learn each and every package. Choose the ones most suitable for you. The bigger the skill set the better the chances of landing that dream job. Look at what an office tutorial can do to help you understand Microsoft Office. It could be that you are working in an accounting environment and Excel is your learning application of choice. It is worth having some word processing skills as we all need to type a document from time to time. Learning Microsoft Word is suitable here.

Any Microsoft office tutorial should cover the essential ingredients you need to do your job. The information world changes rapidly and having the right skills will go a long way in helping you to stand out from the crowd.

Shahid Zargar a Microsoft Office expert has been working in the technology industry from last 5 year. As a technical expert, he has written technical blogs, manuals, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as office.com/setup

How to get free Office Setup Subscription with New Laptops?

You might have noticed, Many laptops come with pre-installed software’s like antiviruses and tools. You might not have noticed but many of the laptops and computers come with free Microsoft Office Suite.

Does not matter what version of Microsoft Office is free with the laptop or the device but it is almost free. Depending on the fact that you need to buy a laptop and do some research before buying the laptop. Simple as that.

So we went out in the market and found some amazing laptops with great configurations and free Windows 10 and Microsoft Office Pre-installed.

Some laptop brands were even exclusively selling there laptops with Office pre installed on it.

Office-setup on www.office.com/setup - LAptops

After we did some research on this laptop market we even found HP, Dell and other major competitors were also selling laptops with Office pre-installed on it.

But on a deeper survey we found that many retailers were selling cracked Microsoft Office on the Free Dos version of Laptops and they had already added the price of the Office subscription on MRP.

To be sure on how to find a laptop that is totally authentic and has a legit Office subscription you must check for the logo of original Microsoft Office Product on the front or the back side of the laptop.

To verify your Office Subscription you can simply visit www.office.com/setup and verify your Subscription by logging in to your Office Account.

How to Fix Error Volsnap.Sys BSOD Failed on Windows 10? – Office.com/setup

The Volsnap.sys refers to a Windows operating system which is directly related to the Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS). This VSS file is very popular for causing a Blue Screen error. However, there are various causes of this error, but one of the main causes of this error includes conflicts such as Hard disk or some RAM issues, corrupt drivers or malware infections, incompatible firmware, and many more. Nevertheless, troubleshooting this BSOD error Volsnap.sys Failed is much easier and simple than some other errors.

Therefore, to keep it in our mind we provide you with a few simple steps by which you can be able to fix this issue. But before going through the process just make sure that you have created a system restore point or also suggest you follow the given steps in a proper sequence to avoid trouble and prevent yourself from any damages or error. The steps are discussed below.

Steps to Fix BSOD Error Volsnap.sys Failed on Windows 10

Below we mentioned the most effective fixes that will help you in troubleshooting the BSOD errors associated with the Volsnap.sys or Volume Shadow Copy Driver on Windows 10 Computers. Following fixes are as follows:

Method-1: Restore your Computer System

To start restoring the system, you need to follow few simple steps. Here how to do it:

  1. Click on the Windows ‘Start’ icon to open the Start menu.
  2. Now, a search box appears on your screen, type in “System Restore” and then click on the ‘Enter’ tab.
  3. Inside the ‘Search’ results, search and Hit on the ‘System Restore’ option to open it.
  4. If asked, provide the ‘Password ‘of the Administrative.
  5. After that, follow the on-screen steps to select the System Restore point easily.
  6. Finally, restore your computer system to that backup image.

Once finished, check that the Volsnap. Sys error fixed or not, if method one didn’t work, try the next method.

Method-2: Run System File Checker

The SFC is a efficacy file that is integrated with every Windows version which lets users restore and scan corrupted or damaged system files easily. By using this System Restore Checker tool, you can be able to fix this Volsnap. Sys files. Here how to do it:

  1. Press the ‘Start’ button located on your Desktop screen to open the Start menu.
  2. A search box will emerge on your screen, type in ‘cmd’ but do not click on the Enter key yet.
  3. Then, hit and hold the ‘Ctrl-Shift keys together on your keyboard while clicking on the Enter tab.
  4. Now, a permission dialogue box will pop-up on your screen, asking you for your permission, click on Yes tab.
  5. Now, you will see a black colour screen with flashing cursor will display on your screen.
  6. Under the black colour screen box, type “sfc/scannow” and press the Enter key.
  7. Now, System Restore Checker will start scanning for the Volsnap. Sys glitches and also further PC file related issues.
  8. Follow the on-screen instructions for completing the process.

Steve Rogers is a Microsoft Office expert and has been working in the technical industry since 2002. As a technical expert, Steve Rogers has written technical blogs, manuals, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as office.com/setup.

Top 3 Smart Home Items Seen At CES 2019 – Office Setup

It has been observed that the Consumer Electronic Association 2019 was full of smart home items.

In this blog, we will talk about some of the leading smart home items that have been seen at CES this year.

  1. Voice Assistant-smart switches

It is worth noting that many items that were seen on the CES were in actual not completely new, but rather plenty of firms came up with their model from the young product section, and that consists intelligent switches containing in-built digital assistant.

It has been some time with the introduction of Ecobee Switch+, but at CES 2019, people observed some firms launching their own models.

It consisted of-

  • Leviton’s Decora Voice with Alexa
  • TP-Link’s Kasa Smart Wi-Fi Light Switch having Voice Assistant

However, in the last one, no announcements have been made regarding which digital assistant it shall be paired with.

  • Lenovo Smart Clock

All over, people just love Google’s Home Hub which is even considered as one of the most amazing item for 2018, but frankly it’s a bit big for keeping it bedside while sleeping. So here comes the’ Lenovo Smart Clock’.

This clock is a precisely small model than the Home Hub, flashing 4″ display rather than 7″. It can let you know not only the time but also about the events which are about to come with the help of a calendar. People can easily put alarms, timers and switch off the alarms. It will be available soon.  Most probably at the time of spring.

  • Video Doorbells

‘Video doorbell’ is among the most popular items of the last year. Nest and Ring really deserve praise for the work done by them for the models made by them. But after CES, people got lot many options of selecting from plenty of items.

  • Maximus launched a video doorbell having amazing dual cameras (completely new for the audience)-The major camera parts are pointed outside like any simple video bell, but the other camera point is situated at the door’s steps so that it can take the picture of the item put near the door.
  • TP-Link made an announcement regarding a video doorbell.

And also Ring has made a very good effort which is known as the Door View Cam. It is a digital peephole that’s meant to replace the present peephole on the doors.

Joe Martin is a Microsoft Office expert and has been working in the technical industry since 2002. As a technical expert, Joe has written technical blogs, manuals, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as office.com/setup.