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Windows 7 Upgrade Eligibility and Paths

October 29, 2009 |

With the release of Windows 7, there are many different options to upgrade. In typical Microsoft fashion, there is some complexity to upgrading to Windows 7. This blog will explain the difference between “upgrade eligibility” and “upgrade paths”, and let you know your options based on which version you are currently running.

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Benefits of Flow Charts

April 17, 2009 |

A flow chart is a chart that represents an algorithm or process, and is typically used to describe the detailed logic of a business process or rule. A flow chart can provide a reference for those involved in a project or procedure and can be effective in explaining processes to new employees. When errors occur, flowcharts can be referenced to see what went wrong. Flow charts also help highlight and remove unnecessary steps in a process. By showing processes visually rather than just explaining, people seem to understand better and make fewer mistakes. Other common benefits of flow charting include enhanced quality and proper documentation.

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Amazing HD Windows Vista Desktop Backgrounds

April 14, 2009 |

I just ran across a website containing hundreds of free, amazing HD desktop backgrounds for Windows Vista (or any other operating system). Wallpaper Abyss features all kinds of tweaks and themes for Windows Vista, but I really like their HD desktop background images. They feature a new, high-res wallpaper image every single day, so your desktop will always be fresh.

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Free Autodesk and SolidWorks Software for the Unemployed

April 8, 2009 |

This is a good week for recently unemployed CAD users in the architecture, engineering, design, and manufacturing communities. Both Autdesk and SolidWorks have released programs that give unemployed designers access to free software, software training, and discounted or free certification exams. Both programs are aimed at increasing CAD proficiency in unemployed designers to help them get back on their feet sooner.

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March 3, 2009 |

Save Money With SoftwareMedia.com

Many people (yes, even you) are still paying more than they should for software. They don’t often realize when they are eligible to buy the exact same software for almost half the price. Stop spending more money than necessary on software! In this article we explain how buying OEM software, upgrades, licensing, and more can save you money.

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Professional Video Editing Buying Guide

November 20, 2008 |


Are you looking for advanced video software to create professional videos and movies? Use this guide to help you decide which professional video editing software is right for you. Read More

Microsoft Open Government Licensing Guide

September 20, 2008 |

The Microsoft Open Government program offers Federal, State, Local and other government agencies substantial discounts over commercial customers. Microsoft Open Government is available through either of the following programs: Read More

Microsoft Open Value Licensing Guide

August 10, 2007 |

What Microsoft’s Open Value Licensing Program is:

As offered by the computer giant Microsoft, there are three types of software licensing agreements that are based on the volumes of the software to be used in a particular organization. Microsoft Open Licensing has the benefit of being very useful for the users wanting flexible payment agreements with their licensing purchases. This guide will go over some of the most common Microsoft Open Value FAQs. Read More

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