WinHEC registration

Are you interested in WinHEC?

If you are interested in attending, please request an invitation here. It will be held in Shenzhen, March 18th and 19th.In addition to the technical training tracks, there will also be opportunities to have two-way discussions with Microsoft executives and engineering experts. Specific details on the summit agenda will be disclosed closer to the event. To learn more, please visit, or to request an invitation, click here.

Gestures Beta

With Gestures Beta you can control some of the functionality of your Lumia phone without touching the display.

This beta release will enable you to control calls and silence your phone conveniently.  You can:

  • Answer a call by picking up your phone and putting it to you ear
  • Mute your mic during a call by placing the phone on a flat surface with the display facing down
  • Put the call on speaker by placing the phone on a flat surface with the display facing up
  • Silence incoming call ringer by flipping phone display down

Note: Lumia 630, Lumia 635, and Lumia 530 will have limited functionality.


Windows Insider Program-Are we really getting latest builds?

I know many of us are associated with Windows Insider Program.

Why Windows Insider Program ?

According to Microsoft “Get even more involved by joining the Windows Insider Program. You’ll get the latest preview builds and an easy-to-use feedback app.”

Like previous OSs all the leaked builds with screenshots are floating all over the web. It’s a real shame that we are still stuck with build 9879 while I am finding leaked copies of Windows 10 build 9901 with numerous screenshots all over the web.

Shame on Windows Insider Program.

It always happened with earlier releases also ( From Windows XP to Windows 8 and till date).

Windows 10: The next chapter

On Wednesday, January 21st – Microsoft will be holding an event at Microsoft’s Redmond campus where they will talk about the next chapter of Windows 10. You’ll hear directly from senior leaders from the Operating Systems Group including Terry Myerson, Joe Belfiore and Phil Spencer who will talk about the Windows 10 consumer experience. You’ll also hear from Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella as well.



How To Get Offline Viewing in Youtube Videos

What you need:

YouTube Android and iOS app for the related mobiles.

If You are located in the following countries:

India, Indonesia and the Philippines.

Why these Asian countries chosen?

Because the internet speed is much slower.

Is there any time period for viewing offline?

According to Google, videos can be played back without an internet connection for 48 hours once taken offline.

How to?

To download videos users can simply tap on the offline icon  that sits under the video frame and select the desired quality. The icon will be visible only against videos that have offline viewing enabled.


Surface Hub

Get the most out of your Surface. Surface Hub provides you with customization for your Surface Pro 3 device. Configure your Surface device.

Key Features:

Surface Hub now allows you turn off the Windows Button.

A new ‘User Education’ section is now available .

Supported processors


System requirements

  • Surface Pro
  • Surface Pro 2
  • Surface Pro 3


Fixing Windows Store problem via Command Prompt


Sometimes you face problems with Windows Store after upgrading to Windows 8.1.


To fix the issue generally it is recommended to run WSreset.exe tool, or manually trying to clear the cache from the Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download folder.These two methods are used if you like to re-register Windows Store. So here you can fix the issue via Command Prompt.

Open the Command Prompt as Administrator. Now type in or, copy and paste the following:

powershell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $Env:SystemRoot\WinStore\AppxManifest.xml

Press the Enter Key.

Now type in or press the following command:

start "" "ms-windows-store:"

Press the Enter Key. That’s all.

You can apply the same for Windows 10 Technical Preview also.