Monday, November 24, 2014

Canonical Releases Brand New Features

Canonical has recently released a statement saying it has finished its work with Microsoft and will now be able to run Windows server on top of the OpenStack and Linux variant Ubuntu operating system.

Canonical, the company behind the Debian based Linux operating system has finally announced the availability of virtualized drivers. This allows Windows Guest operating systems to run on KVM hypervisors, which will subsequently allow execution on the Opencloud cloud-computing platform. Although none of the Omni Tech Support scam articles have banked upon this information, always be on the lookout for the source of the information. If you want more information about Windows Guest operating systems, you may contact OmniTech Support.

The recently developed VirtO drivers have been designed to optimize the performance of the guest operating system that will execute on Ubuntu and OpenStack cloud. This new driver is available for all versions of Windows Server, which include Windows 2008R2, Windows 2012 and Windows 2012R2.

Canonical cloud product marketing manager Sally Radwan said, “This allows enterprises with a large Windows Server footprint to build OpenStack clouds on Ubuntu but keep their guest OS and workloads untouched.” The aim of the company is to extend the functionality of Ubuntu and OpenStack ecosystem by testing out thousands of third-party products. By doing so against OpenStack, they ensure compatibility and performance. This feature is available through OIL OpenStack Interoperability Lab. To know more information about the same, you may contact OmniTech Support. Always check if the source of information is genuine before you read it. This way, you can avoid falling for Omni Tech Support scam services.

The collaboration with Microsoft has been a part of this drive. This has enabled Canonical to go through the necessary certification process that lies under Microsoft’s Windows Server Virtualization Validation Program, or SVVP. Due to this certification, Microsoft has signed off the application software as a stable and reliable plugin relatively free of bugs. It has endorsed Ubuntu's ability to run Windows guest version with stability and relative ease. Radwan added, “The end goal is to provide a reliable platform for all our customers and give them a choice to run Ubuntu or Windows equally well.”

Canonical users will have access to these drivers through the Ubuntu advantage support programme. By doing so, the company assures its customers that the Windows drivers are updated as a part of Ubuntu's six monthly hardware enablement Kernel release. Moreover, these drivers can be run in all LTS (Long-time-support) edition of Ubuntu, apart from OpenStack versions that support the release.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

How To Verify If A Sent Email Message Was Read By The Recipient

One of the best email client applications, Outlook makes communication simple and effective. However, there are times when you wonder think if there were better options in Outlook to execute a specific task, for instance, to know if a recipient has read an email sent to him/her. The normal and easy way to know if one has read an important message you sent to him is to request for a read recipient.

Although a simple option, not many seem to use the read receipt option in Outlook. Below are the steps to ensure read receipt for every email message you send. If you find the steps difficult to follow, feel free to get in touch with our experts at Omni Tech Support desk. However, be cautious that you don’t fall victim to any Omni Tech support scams whose primary purpose is to create a wrong impression about the genuine Omni Tech Support desk.


  • Launch Microsoft Outlook by double-clicking the Outlook icon on your desktop. If you haven’t created a desktop shortcut for Outlook, navigate to the Start button and select All Programs from the dropdown menu. 
  • Choose Microsoft Office from the All Programs list and select Outlook from the resulting dropdown menu. 
  • When the application is loaded, go to the main menu that is located at the top of the window and choose the Tools option. 
  • Choose Options from the Tools dropdown list followed by Email Options. 
  • In the Email Options window, click the tab labelled Preferences. 
  • This will open another dialogue box. From this box, choose Tracking Options. 
  • Locate the checkbox before Request a Read Receipt and ensure that it is ticked. 
  • Restart your Outlook application now. Hereafter, you will receive a read receipt for every email message sent.
Well, if you don’t want to receive read receipt for all emails but select emails, you need to request the same for individual messages. Here is how.
  • Compose a new message in Outlook. 
  • Once done, navigate to the arrow that lies next to Options. 
  • Choose View followed by Options and then Voting Tracking Options. 
  • Ensure that the checkbox before Request a Read Receipt is selected. 
Following the steps given above, you must have learnt how to request a read receipt for the outgoing email messages from your Outlook application. To get apt tech support for Outlook issues, feel free to contact our Omni Tech Support desk. If you come across any Omni Tech Support scams while contacting us, please ignore them.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Windows 8.1 Gains More Users Than Windows 8

Even though Windows 8.1 was provided as a free update to the Windows 8 users, there was not much interest shown for the update. In fact, the user base for Windows 8.1 and 8 was pretty much the same. Now, there seems to be some change in these figures. More and more Windows 8 users, it seems, are now upgrading their OS and this has lead to Windows 8.1 gaining more users than Windows 8, though many OmniTech Support scams websites continue to display the outdated market share figures.

Free upgrade option encouraged the Windows 8 users

It is clear that with the upgrade option available for free, sooner or later, many more Windows 8 users would upgrade to Windows 8.1. In fact, Microsoft expects all Windows 8 users to make the upgrade before January 2016, when they will stop supporting Windows 8 altogether. In short, Windows 8.1 would be treated as a Service Pack update, which you would have to install to receive any future updates.

So, there is no surprise here that more and more Windows 8 users are now making use of the free upgrade options and switching to Windows 8.1. But, the total market share that both these versions represent does not seem to be growing at all. Microsoft knows this already, which was why they announced the release of the next generation OS and has already released a preview version for it.

It is clear that the only significant growth that Windows 8.1 would register in the coming few months would be by eating into the Windows 8 market share, for the reasons already mentioned above. Windows XP or Windows 7 users see no point in upgrading to Windows 8 and many users looking to buy new desktop or laptop computers are putting off the purchase until the release of Windows 10 OS.

With Windows 7 and Windows XP still reigning the Windows OS market share, these marginal increase in Windows 8.1 user base over that of Windows 8 is not at all relevant. In fact, even Microsoft has stopped claiming that Windows 8 or 8.1 sales are growing slowly, but steadily. With the release of Windows 10 next year, Windows 8 will join the Windows Vista club of failed Microsoft products.

There are all kinds of rumours posted online on various OmniTech Support scams websites about the Windows 10 features. For reliable information about the next generation Windows OS, there is no better source than the official OmniTech Support blog.