Windows Server 2012 Release Date Announced

Microsoft, this week, announced that the Windows Server 2012 official release date will come on September 4th, 2012. The software has already begun shipping to hardware and software vendors, and now all we have left to do is wait.

Microsoft has also announced that they will be hosting an online launch event on the same day, which will feature talks with various Microsoft developers, executives and other partners. Attendees will have the chance to learn more about the multitude of enhancements and new features that Windows Server 2012 offers, as well as the opportunity to win prizes.

Symantec Announces Changes to Maintenance Offerings

The software licensing model offered by Symantec, makers of Backup Exec, has long included several maintenance and support options that customers could choose from. However, in an effort to simplify their licensing model, and improve their interactions with customers, Symantec has begun to consolidate their maintenance packages into a single, 24×7 support offering for all of their software products.

As of July 2, 2012, Symantec has simplified their support offerings by publishing only the Essential Support products to customers and partners, the goal being to reduce the complexity of their licensing program.

Windows 8 Release Date Set For October 26th

Finally! After months of previews and sneak peeks,  Microsoft has decided to stop toying with our fragile emotions, and announce the official release date for Microsoft Windows 8. At the Microsoft annual sales meeting last week,  Steve Sinofsky proudly declared that October 26th, 2012 will be the official Windows 8 release date.

We’ve reported previously on the Windows 8 Developer Preview, and by now we all know about Windows 8 support for both ARM and x86 processors, as well as the redesigned “Metro” UI which we’ve already seen on the Windows Phone and XBOX 360. Now that a release date has been set, tech junkies the world over (ourselves included) are eager to see what the full, commercial edition of Windows 8 has to offer.

Symantec Backup Exec 2012 New Features

Symantec Backup Exec 2012 has been released. The newest incarnation of the popular disk backup software will be available in two editions: Backup Exec 2012 Standard Edition and Backup Exec 2012 Small Business Edition (for small and growing businesses).

Symantec Backup Exec 2012 eliminates backup complexity through a single solution that unifies virtual and physical, deduplication, and replication while offering a choice among on-premise software, appliance or cloud delivery models that best fits the needs of an organization. No other single vendor provides this level of choice for customers and partners.

Top Ten Best Antivirus Software for 2012

As the new year approaches we are faced with the eventuality that some malicious jerks with knowledge of computer coding -and too much time on their hands- will invariably unleash upon the world ever more vicious and malignant viruses and malware to infect our computer systems.

Fortunately  for us, there exists amidst this digital Black Plague an industry of software developers who work tirelessly to create new and more effective virus protection software in an effort to stem this seemingly unending tide of binary evil.

Intuit Quickbooks Pro 2012 – Top Features

Intuit software has a long history of cutting-edge accounting and business software. Intuit QuickBooks Pro 2012 is the world’s leading accounting software. QuickBooks Pro 2012 makes it easier to stay on top of invoices and bills, complete tasks in few steps, and customize QuickBooks to work the way you do.

Learn how to save more time with the new and improved features in QuickBooks Pro 2012.