AboutKyle Fordrung | Multimedia Specialist
Microsoft has released some long-awaited new products this month, and they are all now available through licensing at SoftwareMedia.com! Windows Server 2012, Visual Studio 2012 and, yes, even Windows 8 are available through the Microsoft Open License Program!
Cloud computing presents many opportunities for helping you solve your organization’s fundamental business and IT challenges. Windows Server 2012 captures Microsoft experience gained from building and operating public clouds to deliver a highly dynamic and cost effective server platform for your private cloud. It offers businesses and hosting providers a scalable, dynamic, and multi-tenant aware cloud infrastructure that securely connects across premises and allows IT to respond to business needs more efficiently.
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”.