Thursday, November 22, 2012

Advantages of Windows 8 Tablet over Android

Tablets have been a revolution in the world of technology. Many companies have already registered their names in the competition for ruling the tablet world. Apple Inc. is the front runner currently in the tablet market beating off the competition from Samsung and other companies. The iPad and iPad2 from Apple Inc. have become a huge it among tablet users.  Android is another tablet company that competes with apple to emerge as winners in the tablet world. They are certainly a serious contender for becoming the rulers of the tablet world.
Here we are going to compare Microsoft’s tablets with that of Android. Tech giants Microsoft has recently proved that they are not going to let off other companies take away their name in the tech world without giving a fight. Microsoft afterall runs on more than 90% of the computers across the globe.

1. The type of Applications

Applications from Microsoft have been the very user-friendly as well as most popular till date. The applications from Microsoft such as Office suite, Outlook Express etc. have become the part of the daily life of a person who works on computers. If they can replicate this magic with these applications with the touch interface of a tablet, then Microsoft has a real chance of making it top in the tablet market too.

2. Fragmentation

A tablet from Microsoft come with the brand new Windows 8 installed on it and has an inbuilt feature to reducing the degree of fragmentation that the system has to go through. Microsoft made a huge stride by successfully replicating the exact metro user interface of the tablets too. This successful invention will help Microsoft to see off the competition from android.

3. Is it user friendly?

Android devices will apparently be a new experience for every user with its new user interface. Devices with android sandwich platforms will be a new experience for people, but the lack of tutorials will reflect the overall rating as users will take time to adapt to the new settings.
Microsoft will stand out in this area with its familiar user interface. Even kids around the globe know how a Microsoft device interface will be.

4. Will it break your bank?
Apple iPad’s are on the top when it comes to the price list with its advanced features. But when it comes to Microsoft vs Android, it’s definitely Microsoft that is going to be rated higher based on past precedents.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Advanced Search Features in Windows 7

Windows 7 features the federated search feature, which is a lot advanced than the previous operating platforms search engines. With Windows 7 Help that is also listed in this feature, the comfort ability of this platform has increased a lot. This search has the capability to search files beyond the local computer. Some of the features of Windows 7 search are given below:

Easier to Find Information in Windows 7 due to Search Enhancements
Enterprise users need access to variety of data from different sources in their day-to-day professional life. In Windows Vista, Microsoft introduced an advanced desktop search technology, which enables users in finding information instantly on their computers. With products like Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and the Enterprise Search family of products, Microsoft delivers highly secured and manageable server-based search. What Windows 7 do is, it brings all of these features including Windows 7 Help together and provides users with improved and flawless flexible search experience in Local Computer, Servers and Networks including Internet.

Windows 7 is more Intuitive than Other Platforms; New Ways for Searching and Organizing Files
There is much advancement in Windows 7, which produces a simplistic UI for the users. This in turn helps the users in searching contents over the computer in a very easy manner. Windows 7 presents Libraries categorizing method, which arranges all the files in every drive on the basic parameter ‘type of file’. All the Documents, Pictures, Videos and Music are categorized in the libraries irrespective of the drives. This helps the users in finding the most used files like these very easily in under one hood. Windows 7 also has the option for adding Custom Libraries so that users can customize categorizing.

Searching beyond your Computer Using Federated Search
Windows 7 has the federated search, which is capable of searching items beyond the local computer. Windows 7 is able to enable users with environment for searching remote document repositories, SharePoint sites, and Web applications on their desktops with no change in the familiar Windows interface. Windows 7 federated search utilizes a public standard called OpenSearch, which has been in use for some time. Users can select the sites targeted for search. The best part is that the Federated search results are shown in Windows explorer with details, properties, reviews etc. rather than in a Web browser.
With the new search system include Windows 7 is a lot easier to use than the other platforms.