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Microsoft Office 2010 Edition Comparison

June 3, 2012 |

Buying Guide

This buying guide lets you easily compare Microsoft Office 2010 editions to help you decide which suite is best for you. MS Office 2010 has been grouped into four main editions: Home and Student; Home and Business (replaced Office 2007 Standard); Professional, and Professional Plus (available through open licensing). Microsoft Office Ultimate and Enterprise suites are no longer available in the 2010 editions. Read More

Corel Transactional Licensing (CTL)

May 31, 2012 |

Corel Transactional Licensing offers organizations discount pricing on Corel products. With Corel CTL, the more you buy, the more you save. Discount pricing applies to new and upgrade licenses, as well as optional Maintenance Plans. Read More

Adobe Photoshop CS6 – New Features

May 23, 2012 |

Adobe Photoshop CS6 software delivers blazingly fast performance with the new Adobe Mercury Graphics Engine, groundbreaking new Content-Aware tools, reengineered design tools, and more. Retouch with new Content-Aware features, and create superior designs as well as movies using new and reimagined tools and workflows.

With Adobe Photoshop CS6 new features, you can enhance your creativity and boost your productivity.

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Symantec Express Program Overview

May 2, 2012 |

Symantec Express Program (SEP) offers licensing options for most Symantec software products for small to mid-sized companies. Symantec Express features a low minimum requirement, and is based on Band Levels where the more you buy, the more you save. Read More

Adobe Acrobat XI Standard vs. Professional

May 2, 2012 |

Adobe opened the world to digitalized documenting. The “.pdf” file extension is the standard for creating and distributing documents, and Adobe Acrobat gives you the power to create and edit PDF’s for all your needs. Read More

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

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