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AboutKyle Fordrung | Multimedia Specialist

Kyle Fordrung

Kyle Fordrung

Kyle Fordrung is the Multimedia Specialist at SoftwareMedia, and the company's resident movie geek. Hailing from the far-off land of New York, Kyle has his bachelor's degrees in Film and English. When not creating awesome software tutorials, Kyle can be found shooting videos, drawing zombies, and complaining about fake-looking CGI.

Posts By Kyle Fordrung

Back To School Software Guide

August 9, 2012 |

Fall is just around the corner and that means its back to school time. Do you have these helpful software programs for your computer? Find what software you need to help you succeed through the school year without breaking your checkbook. Read More

Windows Server 2012 Release Date Announced

August 3, 2012 |

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. Read More

Symantec Announces Changes to Maintenance Offerings

August 1, 2012 |

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. Read More

History of Mac OS X

July 29, 2012 |

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”.

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New Microsoft Office Preview Available

July 25, 2012 |

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. Read More

Windows 8 Release Date Set For October 26th

July 23, 2012 |

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. Read More

Introducing the New SoftwareMedia Blog!

July 11, 2012 |

SoftwareMedia.com, your one stop software shop since 1997, is thrilled to announce the launch of our new, updated blog – Blog.Softwaremedia.com. Our wonderful Design Team has been hard at work rolling out a brand new site design, including a wonderfully … Read More

Insperity Policies Now: Create Employee Handbooks

July 5, 2012 |

Employment policies have traditionally served a single purpose – to ensure legal compliance. However, in today’s progressive business environment, they also need to clearly communicate expectations and provide guidance to help managers and employees succeed. Insperity business software is the go-to choice for companies worldwide needing to create professional employee handbooks. Read More

Symantec Backup Exec 2012 New Features

July 3, 2012 |

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. Read More

Top Ten Best Antivirus Software for 2012

July 3, 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. Read More

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