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Adobe Creative Suite 6 – New Features

April 27, 2012 |

With Creative Suite 6 (CS6), Adobe has made a few changes to their Creative Suite editions. The CS6 suite editions have been consolidated into four editions–Adobe CS6 Design Standard, Adobe CS6 Design & Web Premium, Adobe CS6 Production Premium, and Adobe CS6 Master Collection. Here you can find out more about the Adobe Creative Suite 6 new features and the suite editions.

When Adobe CS5 came out in 2010, Web Standard was dropped, leaving only Web Premium as an option. With CS6, Web Premium got the axe and now Design Premium carries the name Design & Web Premium. Past versions of Design Premium and Web Premium shared many of the same app sets–the only distinguishing apps were InDesign for Design Premium and Flash Builder for Web Premium–so the merger does make sense in most cases. However, the dirty little secret, though, Read More

New Licensing Model for Microsoft SQL Server 2012

April 23, 2012 |

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 is a cloud ready information platform. With SQL Server 2012, Microsoft continues to offer a variety of licensing options aligned with how customers typically purchase specific workloads. The Server+CAL (client access license) licensing model provides the option to license users or devices and then have low cost access to incremental SQL Server deployments.

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Graphic Design Software for Beginners

April 2, 2012 |

Buying Guide

Graphic design has come a long way from pencil and paper. With the help of a good computer and a nice graphic design program, artists of all skill levels are able to create high-quality projects. This graphic design software comparison guide for beginners showcases some of the best software available on the market with the hobbyist or amateur designer in mind. Compare graphic design software to find out which one suits you best. Read More

Crystal Volume Licensing Program Overview

March 31, 2012 |

bobjectsCVLP is a transaction-based, volume-licensing program for the Crystal Reports software and Xcelsius software family of desktop products. CVLP removes the complexities of traditional licensing programs, while maintaining generous volume discounts. Discounts are given based on the number of units purchased per transaction, and different products can be combined. Read More

What is Windows Server 2008 R2?

March 3, 2012 |

Compare features, editions and basic hardware requirements of Server 2008 Release 2 Windows Server 2008 R2

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 (or ‘Release 2′) is Microsoft’s latest release of the Windows Server operating system. It boasts several new features as compared to the original release of Windows Server 2008, namely that it supports only 64-bit architecture. Read More

Internet Security Software Comparison

February 10, 2012 |

With this comprehensive Internet Security Software Comparison Guide, you can learn all about the different facets of the ever changing and complex field of Internet Security. Learn how to protect yourself and your computer so you don’t fall prey to scams. Get definitions and examples of viruses, spam, hacking, spyware, identity theft and phishing, terms you hear every day. Read More

Quark Volume License Program Guide

February 5, 2012 |

quark1Quark Volume License Program (QVLP) is a way for businesses to save on their favorite Quark software by purchasing in volume amounts. Read More

Professional Audio Software

January 4, 2012 |

Buying Guide

For those seriously looking at producing music, this is the software for you. These advanced audio software programs include a complete multi-track recording program, real audio tracks, automation, effects, and anything else that is needed by a music producer or other professional. Read More

E-Learning Software Review: Camtasia vs. Captivate

January 4, 2012 | | One Comment

There are many programs out there that allow you to create computer-based learning experiences and tutorials. But when it comes to professional e-learning software, there are two that stand out among the rest: Adobe Captivate and Camtasia Studio.

In this e-learning software review we will cover the top two paid e-learning programs out there, as well as a more serious and robust suite. Read More

Set Up Your Database and Create a Report in Crystal Reports

January 3, 2012 |

Learn How to Create a Report and Print it in Crystal Reports 2008

Crystal Reports 2008 is a popular database reporting tool, and for good reason. This powerful and dynamic tool allows you to design, explore visualize and deliver reports. They can be viewed on the web or embedded in enterprise applications, and printing Crystal Reports is a breeze. Read More

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