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You read that right. As of September 1st, 2012, Microsoft will discontinue Windows Server 2008 R2, in the wake of the upcoming Windows Server 2012 release.
This development comes amidst a veritable torrent of new releases from Microsoft. Other anticipated …
Premiere Pro CS6 is the newest incarnation of Adobe’s professional non-linear editing system. Combining a sleek user interface, powerful editing tools and effects, broad support for most of the industry’s high-end camera formats, as well as the world-renowned Mercury Playback Engine, it is no wonder that Premiere Pro has seen use in such major Hollywood productions as The Social Network, Monsters, and James Cameron’s Avatar.
Film and video production is an ever-changing, ever-evolving medium. The 1920’s saw the advent of “talkies” which replaced silent films and left behind many who couldn’t adapt to the new technology. In the ‘30’s, the Wizard of Oz introduced new world of full, vibrant color. And now, in 2012, Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 is once again changing the production world, and ushering in a new era of cinematic awesomeness.
I have been shooting and editing videos since before time began (which is to say, around 2003), and over the years I have had the chance to use a number of NLES (non-linear editing system), from Final Cut Pro, to Avid Media Composer and Sony Vegas. The reigning champion, in my opinion, has been and still is Adobe Premiere Pro.
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.
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.
The recent Mac OS release of 10.8 Mountain Lion has made us here at SoftwareMedia.com reflect on the history of Mac OS X and the advancement it has made over the past decade. From the heyday of PowerPCs and G3s to blazingly fast Intel i7s and monster 27-inch iMacs, the Mac operating system history for version ten has been full of “oohs” and “ahhs”.
Last week, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced the release of the new Microsoft Office consumer preview, which you can download at office.com/preview. Designed specifically for compatibility with the upcoming Windows 8 (set to release in October), this newest edition of the world-class Office software sports a uniquely intuitive interface which focuses on stylus, touch and mouse input.
In addition to the touch/stylus centric interface, the new Microsoft Office is -unlike its predecessors- not designed as a traditional software application, and instead has been reincarnated as a continually updating cloud service.
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.