Tag: Microsoft

Adding a Google Apps Email Account to Outlook.com

  The new Outlook.com is out from Microsoft and it has quietly made a splash with a reported 1 million users in 6 hours. I am a Google Apps user and I have several email accounts that are not your traditional yourname@gmail.com but are myname@mydomain.com and are hosted on Gmail servers.  The set up for regular Gmail accounts is fairly straight forward, the setting up an Google Apps account is not as intuitive for the average guy.  Here is how you get it started. First, go out to http://outlook.com and sign in with your Microsoft ID.  If you don’t have

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Windows Server 2012 Essentials Beta Deeper Dive: Domains and Storage Spaces

Jim was joined by John Zajdler, Chris Courney (Drashna), Greg Welsh, Mike Martis (BYOB) and Paul Braren for a deeper dive into Windows Server 2012 Essentials Beta that was released to the public on July 11, 2012.  In the show we look at two of the more discussed features of the new OS in Domains… Click for more / Podcast Player>

Oracle v Google, Bing and Facebook, IE Only on Windows 8, NEST, Vudu and Microsoft v Apple Sales Numbers – HT072

Jim and Christian are joined this week by special guest Gordon Schmidt for show 72 of The Home Tech Podcast.  We tried using the very new Google+ Hangout feature called “On Air.”  The show video is now available on YouTube at the Average Guy Podcast Channel.  Give it a try. MozyPro–secure online backup for businesses… Click for more / Podcast Player>

New SSD Drives, New Cloud Storage Options, Big Microsoft Changes, Samsung Galaxy S III – HT071

Jim and Andrew are joined this week by Gary Johnson (filling in for Christian) and Special Guest Chris Lux for show 71 of The Home Tech Podcast.  We chat about New SSD Drives, the newest in Cloud Storage Options (Google Drive, SkyDrive, Dropbox) as well as some big Microsoft changes with their software. MozyPro–secure online… Click for more / Podcast Player>

The Microsoft Touch Mouse Review

I have recently picked up the Microsoft Touch Mouse from a local retailer and am very surprised at the functionality that is packed into this peripheral.  In the past I have not been one to spend a great deal of money an any one peripheral but I am happy with the features and the efficiencies that are added to my every day tasks.  At $79.99 I am expecting some great features and a smooth user experience. Lets start with the packaging, I had mentioned on The Average Tech Guy Podcast that Microsoft crafted almost the same quality packaging as Apple

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Zune Pass, Virtualization, Open Source, RSS Readers, Device Convergence and Lowering Power Consumption – HT028

Jim, Andrew and Christian are joined by Gary Johnson (better known as Christians’ Dad” for this weeks installment of the Home Tech Podcast. After a few audio hitches the guys get things rolling by talking about Jims’ experiences using the 14-day trial of Microsoft Zune Pass to prepare the DJ tracks for his sons’ wedding,… Click for more / Podcast Player>