Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Support Introduced By Gridstore With Hyper-V Release

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Windows Server 2012 R2

Gridstore is one of the storage services that provides limitless storage for users, which is again scalable and simple, built on the basis of hardware commodity. Hyper-V, earlier known by the name Windows Server Virtualization, can create virtualization machines on a 64 bit system. Recently, Gridstore announced its Windows support for Windows Server 2012 R2. With the support of their patent program Server-side Virtual Controller Technology (SVCT), Gridstore has designed a storage solution that would help with the storage facility in the Windows Server 2012 R2.

Gridstore 3.0 delivers impressive IOPS along with a scale out block storage. Moreover, it delivers a massive throughput and linear scalability of 3PB, with 12TB increase. The latest innovation that Gridstore brings into the Microsoft ecosystem is a very straight forward approach to storage management along with the aid of Windows Server 2012 management via VM machines.

The strange functionality introduced in Windows Server 2012 by Gridstore is one of the ground-breaking functionalities. Brad Anderson, the corporate vice president of Microsoft, said that they were more than happy to have this support included. Moreover, Gridstore would be designed in such a way that it addresses the usual architectural issues that come up in between virtualization server and storage services. This will also look into the performance in the Hyper V ecosystem at an affordable price and scalability. Some of the features that are supported through this plan are the following.

Seamless Management Per VM 

With the help of GridControl MMC snap-in services like Snapshot, reproduction is combined with the help of Microsoft tools like Hyper V for every VM environment.

Cluster Support

With the help of Cluster Shared Volumes, Gridstore is able to provide support for SCSI block devices in a single Windows Server,                 Microsoft scale out file cluster and Hyper V hosts.

Storage Qos

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The requests from the input output devices are prioritized on the basis of application in an organization. They also take care of end to end support of the system along with storage support.

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In order to optimize the performance of the input output devices, software like Hyper V are utilized. The software will look after the performance of each device in a VM environment along with the H-class storage node.

The complexity of the storage space is minimized in Windows Server 2012 R2. Gridstore will be 100 percent compatible with the Server along with the standard Ethernet infrastructure and storage nodes. Hence, it can be said that Gridstore has planned Windows support for Windows Server in the best possible way.

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Setting Up Rules In Outlook


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Users of the Outlook program will know that the program allows them to setup rules in the program to handle and control all the email messages that are sent and received via the program. The steps to make an Outlook rule are very simple and can be done very easily. The Outlook setting steps that should be done to make an Outlook rule are explained below in this article.


  • Turn on your computer and then open the Outlook program.
  • In the program window, click on Tools and then select Rules Wizard.
  • Select the New button and then follow the prompts in the wizard.

You can read ahead to know some of the rules that can be setup in the Outlook program.

Move A Specific Mail To A Folder

You will be able to setup a rule to move the email messages to a specific folder based on the contents of the email message. For instance, you may need to move all the email messages with an auto reply message to the Deleted Items folder. The steps to do this are discussed below.

  • Choose Check messages when they arrive.
  • You can then check the box with the particular words in the body or the subject of the message. In the window to describe the rules, you can select the words and types like, Out Of Office, Auto Reply and AutoReply. Now you can click on the Next button.

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    Outlook Rules

  • Check the box that is located near to move it to the specified folder and stop processing more rules. You will then have to click Specified and select the folder deleted items. You will be able to locate it in the Rules description window. You can also set the setting so that all the files are deleted automatically.
  • After doing the above steps, you can click on the Finish button to save the changes that you made in the Microsoft Outlook program.

These are the simple steps to set up rules in the Outlook program. The steps should be followed carefully so that you do not encounter any Outlook errors in the process. If you would like to know more on the Outlook setting steps to setup rules in the Outlook program, you can contact the Outlook help and support desk. They will be able to help you more with doing the steps correctly without getting any errors.

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Instructions To Recover Outlook Profile

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Outlook is an email application developed and owned by Microsoft. Due to its user friendliness, Outlook is one of the most preferred email applications for both personal and official uses. In the program, errors and corruptions are bound to happen over time, which may be because of oversized PST files, or corruption in the system files. This might lead to issues such as missing profiles or such. Here are some Outlook setting guidelines to recover a missing profile.


  • Click on the Start button that is located to the lower left of the desktop. Choose the option Shutdown. You need to choose the option that lets you restart the computer and boot in MS-DOS mode. This would depend on the operating system that you are using.
  • When the computer boots back in MS-DOS, type Scanrep.Exe and then hit the Enter key on the keyboard.
  • This will take you to the Check Your Registry window. You need to press the letter S in the keyboard.
  • This will initiate a Registry check on the computer. By pressing the V key, you will be able to see the list of the backups in the registry that were taken some time back. From the list, you need to choose one of the backup in which you think the Outlook profile is stored. This will be in terms of date hence it will be all the more easy to choose it. You might have an idea regarding when was the last time that your Outlook profile was working fine. Once you have decided, choose one of them.
  • By pressing the letter R on the keyboard, you will be able to restore the registry profile. This will also include the missing Outlook profile.

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    Microsoft Outlook Tools

  • When the process completes, Restart the computer. Open the Outlook application when the computer boots in the normal mode.
  • Check if the missing profile is back, by clicking on the Mail icon. From the various options, select Show Profiles. From the list of profiles you find, Click on the one that you just recovered. Moreover, choose the option When Starting Microsoft Outlook, Use This Profile.

As you are working with registry entries, you need to be very careful while making the changes. The Registry is the database of the computer, hence if there are any undesired changes in it, it will only result in malfunctioning of the computer. It can be highly fatal if you delete an important key when you make changes to one of the values. In case you have issues with configuring this Outlook setting, you may contact our tech support desk for assistance.

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Microsoft Puts Up Free Office Apps For Android

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Microsoft is getting serious about getting their software out on other platforms. The Word, Excel and PowerPoint apps for Android, which were only available by invitation before now, have been put up on Google Play. Anyone with an Android Tablet can get access to these. On Tuesday, the company started showing off these Office apps to users.

These versions of the productivity tools are optimized for the popular Android tablet interface, as announced on a Microsoft support blog recently. The Microsoft Office 365 team listed out the requirements for these apps to run, the most prominent of these being an ARM base and a KitKat or Lollipop OS. Also, the device must have a screen size of over 7 inches.

Microsoft has been trying hard to get its Office apps over to Android, as well as to iOS. These platforms allow the productivity suite to gain in terms of market share. This seems a more sensible approach than the previous, where the company consistently partialized towards its own platforms – Windows and Windows Phone – over that of rivals Apple and Google.

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Microsoft Office On Android

An Office Mobile app for Android came out in 2013, but this was only for smartphones, and could only be availed by customers of the Office 365 service. Then, in November, the tech giant let out the option for creating files and editing them in a basic way, with more advanced handling requiring a subscription to the web services. They also released a preview version of the Office apps for Android tablets. To try this out, you needed to get a special invitation, but now that requirement is off. At present, you can simply download Word, Excel and PowerPoint apps directly off Google Play. But the freemium clause still remains – only an Office 365 subscription gives you the advanced functionalities in this app.

Being preview apps, these are essentially unfinished; the company is looking for feedback from users on the Android platform. A recent Microsoft support blog entry said that the Office 365 team wanted to make sure these apps work on several different types of Android tablets, before they moved any further towards an official launch. There’s a Google+ community where you can give your feedback for if you’re interested.

The final version of Office for Android tablets will be here sometime within the first half of the year. But this still takes second place to the windows 10 release.

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Google Announces The Expansion Of Windows Support For Cloud Platform

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Recently, Google announced the expansion of Windows support for its cloud platform in order to increase the support for its customers. The expansion of the service comes in the form of Microsoft License Mobility and the Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter Edition availability. There’s also an optimized version of the Chrome RDP app for the computers running on the Windows operating system.

According to sources close to the company, the Microsoft License Mobility for Google Cloud Platform would benefit the users in a number of ways. Most importantly, it would help them to switch over their existing Microsoft server application software licenses from on-premises to Google Cloud Platform. Also, there would be no need to pay any additional Microsoft software licensing fee in order to use this feature.

As stated by product manager Martin Buhr, “We know our customers run some of their key workloads on Windows and want rapid deployment, high performance and the ability to stretch their datacenters to the cloud. And with awesome features like Local SSD, and multiple ways to connect your datacenter to the cloud, Google Cloud Platform is the best place to run your Windows workloads. And just so you know, we are working on support for Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2, we’ll have more on this soon!”

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Buhr also stated that a version of the highly popular Chrome RDP app is also available for free to the customers worldwide. By downloading the version, the customers would be able to use it with Windows in Google Compute Engine. With this feature, it will become easier for the users to use the Chrome browser to create remote desktop sessions to their Windows instances in the Google search engine. Here, they would not require installing additional software as the process can be done by clicking on the RDP button in the Google Developer Console.

When contacted, the Windows support team said that the Google Developer usually stores and passes the login for the Windows credentials to the same app. This would save the customers from having multiple IDs and passwords every time they use Windows to open Google. The extension of the mainstream support will thus prove to be extremely beneficial for the users.

The recent advancements in this field will definitely increase the user share of the company and if such a trend continues, it is certain that several such interesting updates are to get introduced in the near future.

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