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Get Office 15 Free When Released

April 18, 2012 |

The next release of Microsoft’s Office Suite (codenamed “Office 15”), is still early in the development stage, and rumors of an “Office 2015 release date” are merely speculation, but there are solid pieces of information that we’ve come across which are of great benefit. In particular: how participants of Microsoft’s Open Licensing Program can get a free upgrade to Office 15 when it’s released. Read More

New Release Spotlight: Backup Exec 2012 V-RAY Edition

March 27, 2012 |

Symantec Backup Exec 2012 V-Ray Edition is designed to completely protect your VMware or Hyper-V virtual
environments. With advanced host-based virtual protection and integrated deduplication, the V-Ray Edition gives you worry-free backup and recovery for virtual machines and virtualized applications. It also gives you granular recovery of entire virtual machines, single files, Active Directory objects, Exchange emails, or SharePoint documents from a single-pass, host-level backup.

Symantec Backup Exec 2012 V-Ray Edition is targeted at customers who are fully or primarily virtualized – that is, have all their file servers, print servers, application servers, etc. moved into a VMware or Microsoft Hyper-V virtual environment.

With support for Windows and Linux virtual machines, included advanced integrated deduplication, and virtualized application protection, the V-Ray Edition really hits the sweet spot of power, simplicity, and ease of use that demanding IT administrators require. Read More

Windows 8 Release Inches Closer

September 21, 2011 |

Last week Microsoft introduced Windows 8 to the public via a developer preview build . Featuring the new Metro UI, Windows 8 definitely embraces touch technology. Despite the generally glowing reviews available all over the internet (especially for a pre-beta build), people want more. The question on everyone’s lips is, “When is the Windows 8 release date?” Read More

VMware Offers Free Online Training for a Limited Time

September 7, 2011 |

Update: This promotion has ended on Thursday, September 15th, 2011.

Virtualization and cloud computing seems to be the wave of the future, and for those of us who aren’t tech experts or computer wizards, understanding the ins and outs of these systems and software can be more than a little daunting. Thankfully, VMware is -for a limited time- including free training with VMware Essentials and Essentials Plus purchases. Read More

Symantec Endpoint Protection CleanWipe Removal Tool

September 1, 2011 |

A must in any IT arsenal is the ability to completely remove whatever software is installed on their systems. As anyone in IT can tell you, at times you just need to start over. Removing Symantec Endpoint Protection may be one of those scenarios. Rumor has it that Symantec has a removal tool to make deleting the program easier than getting a BSOD in Windows ME. Is it true, or another fantasy like a network printer working upon plugging in the CAT-5 cable? Read More

Comparative Study: CA ARCserve Backup r15 vs Symantec Backup Exec 2010

July 29, 2011 |

Any business and IT manager knows the absolute necessity to have all data backed up. This article goes over the specifics of ARCserver Backup r15 and Backup Exec 2010. In it, we delve into the top features of each product and tell the results of our comparison of both backup programs. Here you will see the pros and cons of each and be able to make an informed decision on which backup software is right for your business. Read More

Top 10 Best Anti Virus for 2011

July 3, 2011 |

The new year brings a new set of computer viruses and security breaches. It also brings the newest line of antivirus software programs. New internet security suites are released constantly, and it can be hard to choose which one to buy. Many review sites and tech magazines have run tests in their labs to determine their top picks for best anti-virus 2011 software. We’ve sorted through the results of those tests to come up with a composite list based on the merits each reviewer found with these titles. This list showcases the Top 10 AntiVirus for 2011. While some big names make the list, we think you will be surprised with how well some of the underdogs performed. Read More

Oracle Primavera Review

May 12, 2011 |

Oracle Primavera P6 offers best-in-class solutions focused on the mission critical Professional Project Management (PPM) requirements of key vertical industries including engineering and construction, public sector, aerospace and defense, utilities, oil and gas, manufacturing, IT & services.

Primavera is focused exclusively on helping project-intensive businesses manage their entire project portfolio lifecycle, including projects of all sizes. It is estimated that projects totaling more than $6 trillion in value have been managed with Primavera products. Companies turn to Primavera project portfolio management solutions to help them make better portfolio management decisions, evaluate the risks and rewards associated with projects and determine whether there are sufficient resources with the right skills to accomplish the work. These best-in-class solutions provide the project execution and control capabilities needed to successfully deliver projects on time, within budget and with the intended quality and design. Read More

Oracle Primavera P6 Tutorial

May 5, 2011 |

The Oracle Primavera P6 Project Management module is comprehensive, scalable, multi- project planning and control software, built on Oracle or Microsoft SQL databases for organization-wide project management. Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management is an integrated project portfolio management (PPM) solution comprising role-specific functionality to satisfy each team member’s needs, responsibilities and skills.

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Microsoft Office on Mac App Store?

February 1, 2011 |

Microsoft Office 2010 and Office for Mac 2011 are in full-swing. In addition to the traditional retail boxes found at your local brick and mortar or online discount software retailer, Microsoft is weighing its options with other venues. Senior director Jason Bunge commented on the future of Microsoft Office: “You can absolutely expect Office to expand its presence across other platforms.” The question many consumers are asking is, “does that mean Microsoft Office on the Apple App Store? Read More

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