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 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.

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.

Office.com/setup – How did Instant Messaging Evolve

Over a period of time, people have been coming closer day by day globally. It couldn’t happen within a fraction of seconds. It took several decades to step ahead with the mobile penetration and easy outreach of internet connectivity. In this age of globalization, people come and communicate with each other. They now can share their ideas and journey with someone sitting in the far distant country. In this way, IM (Instant messaging) played a vital role to bring people on a single platform.  

IM has been in an evolutionary phase for a long period. It became advanced with the phased manner. Now you can send messages publicly or privately and from ICQ to AIM or from Google Chat to FB Chat. And, the interesting thing is that time taken to deliver the message is not in terms of days or months, but it is an instantaneous process.

Evolution of Instant Messaging

The concept of IM is not new, it dates back to the time of the 1960s, but it became common in early 1990s. In 1961, Multi-user OS (Operating System) like CTSS (Compatible Time-Sharing System) was built that permitted a maximum 30 users to sign in and personalize the messages with each other. In the 1970s, programmers started to operate protocol on peer-to-peer that set up smooth communication with the users of the single system.

During the age of 1970s and 80s, three instant messaging apps emerged that can be considered as the foundation of present-day IM. First one was the peer-to-peer protocol system only. In the time of 1983, Mark Jenks created a system named as Talk for permitting high school students of Washington High School to send the messages to other users along with accessing the first generation digital bulletin board system. Within a short span of time, users in this system emerged unexpectedly throughout the country.

At the time of 1982, 8-bit computer revolutionized the computer world and became the turning point to the instant messaging things. With the help of PETSCII text system, users could deliver the texts with one another in online mode through a modem or Quantum Link service. In 1988, Internet Relay Chat (IRC) opened multi-user groups called channels in which users can send the messages and transfer the files via the mechanism of data transfer. This IRC became vital for sharing the news in the times of the Gulf War.

Emergence of Market for Instant Messaging

In the age of 1990s, American Online (formerly Quantum Link) assisted the instant messaging feature to grow rapidly. In this race, ICQ became the first one, in 1996, to be launched in the market as a text-based messenger. In 1997, AIM (AOL-IM) started its debut and jumped into the industry of instant messaging. In 1998, Yahoo! released Yahoo! Messenger app then Microsoft launched MSN in 1999a and many more. All this led to attracting the tech-savvy.

Till 2000, IM (instant messaging clients) users had to work on multiple instant messaging apps for accessing friends and family in different networking connections. But, Jabber changed the system as it combined the IMs by serving as a single platform to access many IM featured tools at a time. This system was called as multi-protocol IM. Now in this system, you can talk with friends on Yahoo!, AOL-IM, or simultaneously. In the background of rising social media networking sites like Facebook or Twitter, IM has been evolved strongly. This rise also causes the shifting of usage from computer to mobile devices. FB brought its own Facebook Messenger, not allowing the third party to access instant messaging service. In this direction, web-based technology exclusively on computers advanced further. Nowadays, instant messengers have been with new shapes of communications like VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol), phone calls using internet etc.

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

Best Apps to Find Lost Android Devices – Office Setup

In the smart way of living, Smartphone has become the best buddy with which you would like to share everything. But what do you do when you lose it? There are some apps that help users in finding their lost Android smartphones.

Here below are some of the best apps given which will help you to track your companion (Android devices) in case it gets lost or stolen. There should be two must-have features namely photo clicking via camera and getting recent call logs. Hopefully, these following apps will be useful for you to locate your device:

1. Prey Anti-Theft

It is an excellent anti-theft application for the number of devices like iOS, Android, and even Windows. You need to send the message with text ”GO PREY” for tracking your lost devices. Or, you can just visit the control panel bar and point out the missing device. When you are done with this, then you will get some features like GPS positioning, capturing images, locking down the device and more. The basic version has the limitation to add devices in it for keeping eyes on it. But, its Pro version can spy on maximum  500 devices.

You can follow the given steps after logging into the Prey app:

•    Search your mobile on the map with the help of GPS and WiFi triangulation.

•    Click images through front and back camera of the phone.

•    Lock your phone and set the high-volume alarm even your device is in silent mode.

•    Show the alert message or notification on the screen.

•    Collect the network details with which your phone is connected.

2. Where’s My Droid

It is exclusively for the Android devices to keep eyes on your lost phone by using GPS. The basic features of this app are free of cost. Its Pro variant has many advanced features such as capturing a photo through the camera. The basic features are:

•    Search mobile by using ringtone or vibrations.

•    Search the mobile with the help of GPS positioning.

•    Type your alert word as per your choice.

•    Password protection and Notification if SIM card number is changed.

3. Android Lost Free

It has many useful features that are generally found in the paid apps like recover the call list after stolen, capture images through device camera, and others are following:

•    Remote controlling the SMS facility and read delivered and received SMS.

•    Deliver messages in the form of popup from the website.

•    Set the alarm along with flash.

•    GPS positioning and lock the device.

4. Avast! Mobile Security

Its feature of anti-theft is vitality for the mobile security. It can control remotely through web or message. It is considered the top-rated free mobile tracker. For finding your Android device, you can run its feature of the mobile locator with the following advantages:

•    Control your Android devices through web or messages.

•    Position your device on the map.

•    Locking the mobile and setting up the siren.

•    Wipe the device storage to make your personal data secured.

•    Notifying while altering the SIM card number.

5. AVG AntiVirus

This software brings a feature to monitor the movement of the lost or stolen mobile with the help of Google Maps. You can employ remote management console of AVG for given below purpose:

•    Wiping your mobile and SD card storage

•    Once someone changes the SIM card in your mobile, then the device is automatically locked.

•    Set the mobile ringtone’s volume up despite being on silent mode.

•    Trapping your camera and emailing you with an image in case of three times false pass code insertion while unlocking the device.

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

Guide to Fix Error Code 0x80240031 on Windows 10?

While updating older windows with the latest updates, many users are experiencing the system error code 0x80240031. Therefore, this error code commonly occurs with the Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 updates, but some Windows 10 users are also reporting the same error code. This error code 0x80240031 appears with the error code which says; “Problems were installing some updates, but we’ll try again later.” 

However, this error code 0x80240031 might be irritating and frustrating for many users as anyone doesn’t know the authentic cause of this error. Some users who don’t have any technical knowledge might jam in the never finishing error messages. To keep it our mind we will decide to provide you with an effective solution which will help you in troubleshooting the error code 0x80240031 easily. The steps are discussed below.

Steps to Fix Error Code 0x80240031 on Windows 10

Generally, the Windows 10 error code 0x80240031 is associated with the glitches such as corrupted Windows update files, damage file registry or at times issues with the system files. It simply indicates that anywhere besides with the update installation process, the software has been damaged or corrupted and because of this it cannot be installed properly on your system. Moreover, to easily fix this issue using these given steps in proper series to evade damages and also removes all unwanted errors from your system. Here how to easily fix it:

Fix-1: Restart Windows Computer

Probably, it might be a reason that any tricky system files or programs are snooping with the Windows updates.  For shutting down these programs, users will have to reboot the Windows in the Clean Boot mode only to troubleshoot the error message. Here how to do it:

  1. click on the ‘Start’ icon to open the start menu.
  2. Under the ‘Start’ search box, type the ‘msconfig’ option.
  3. Now, inside the search options page, choose and click on the ‘System Configuration’ option.
  4. After that, a ‘System Configuration’ dialogue box will appear on your screen, under it, progress to the ‘Services’ button.
  5. Then, choose ‘Hide all Microsoft Services’ option.
  6. Next, press the ‘Disable all’ option to disable all the services you want to disable it.
  7. Again, under the ‘System Configuration’ page, move to the ‘Startup’ button and hit the ‘Open Task Manager’ tab.
  8. Now, you have to turn off all startup items available in the list of the ‘Task Manager.’
  9. Close and exit the Task Manager page and press the OK tab to complete the process successfully.
  10. Lastly, reboot your computer system to save all the changes.

Fix-2: Turn Off Windows Update

  1. Hit the keys Windows+ R simultaneously on the keyboard to launch the ‘Run’ search box.
  2. Inside the ‘Run’ search box, copy and paste the following ‘services.msc’.
  3. Hit the Enter key to go to the next step.
  4. Now, look for the ‘Windows Update’ option and double-click on the Windows Update option to open it.
  5. After that, a drop-down menu list will appear on the screen, select ‘Disabled’ option.
  6. Then, restart your system to save the changes.
  7. Again, click on the Windows+ X keys together at the same time.
  8. Then, select the ‘File Explorer’ option.
  9. Enter the following commands in the search address bar:
  10. C:\\Windows\\SoftwareDistribution 
  11. Now, click the Ctrl + A altogether on the keyboard.
  12. Press the right side cursor of your mouse on the selected files and choose the ‘Delete’ tab.
  13. Here you have to repeat step 1 and Step 2 to continue the process.
  14. Once the drop-down menu appears on your screen, choose ‘Manual’ option.
  15. Lastly, hit the ‘Start’ tab followed by ‘OK’ tab to complete the process.

Finally, restart your computer system to save all the changes.

Ethan Grey 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 share Office Setup Document using Windows OS ?

Microsoft 0ffice setup versions come with enhanced productivity features that perk up presentation manner. From a pile of smart attributes, sharing files and folders is one supreme feature. However, not every user is aware about how to share Office documents using the desktop version.

Regardless of your mode of access, online or desktop version, it is mandatory to have an active account on Office com setup. You will need to access your Office setup account while you share the file or any document.

Please note that the steps below are applicable on the desktop version of Office setup running on Windows-based operating system. The instructions below may not work for other operating systems.

How to share Microsoft Office Document

Steps to share Microsoft Office Word document on Windows computer:

  1. Go to office.com/setup
  2. Sign in/ Sign up
  • Enter you 25-digit activation code if asked
  1. Open the Office setup file/ Word document you want to share
  2. Click Share button available in the top right corner of above the ribbon
  3. Save all the changes of the document in One Drive
  4. Allow permission options for the contacts you want to share with
  5. Add the email address if the person is not already added, or just type names of the people
  6. From One Drive, attach the document with
  7. Click Send

This is all you need to do to share any MS Office setup file. You may fail to complete the process if you do not have licensed account on www.office.com/setup. In order to get a license, select and buy an Office setup plan. Keep the 25-digits Office setup product key and locate it at Office.com/setup. After you complete the activation, you will have the access to share or receive Microsoft documents.

While only using the desktop version, you can share the file with anyone you wish. Moreover, online Office setup users also have the benefit to collaborate in real-time.