SoftwareMedia.com Pledges to Help Hurricane Sandy Recovery

The terrible events of Hurricane Sandy are all over the news: New York City is underwater, parts of Hoboken, NJ, have been flooded, thousands of people are without power, and a number of people have tragically lost their lives.

SoftwareMedia.com is dedicated not only to our customers, but to Humanity as a whole, and we have pledged our support in the recovery efforts from this terrible storm.

Microsoft Announces Drastic Price Changes

Microsoft has recently announced that pricing for all Microsoft Open License User CALs will increase by 15%. This comes as a shock to many IT professionals, because in the past, Microsoft has generally offered both User and Device CALs at roughly the same price.

This price change doesn’t go into effect until December 1st, however, so there is still time! Act now, and save on Microsoft User CALs while you still can.

Windows 8 Now Available

Windows 8 Officially Released Today

Today marks the official release of Microsoft Windows 8 operating system. Microsoft has built upon the success of the critically-acclaimed Windows 7 to bring to light a whole new generation of operating systems.

Windows 8 is a melding of their mobile Windows Phone platform with traditional operating systems like Windows 7 or XP. Using the stylized Metro UI, Windows 8 bridges the gap between desktop PCs and mobile/tablet devices. Whether you use a touchscreen or prefer the keyboard/mouse combo, Windows 8 allows users unparalleled flexibility to customize the operating system to best fit their needs.

Corel Painter 12.2 Update Available

Corel Corporation, makers of CorelDraw and PaintShop Pro are known for their awesome product support and for constantly putting out updates and service packs. They understand that the world of art is ever-changing, and Painter users rely on having the most up-to-date tools, features, brushes and fixes to keep their software on the cutting-edge. True to form, Corel has recently released yet another awesome update for their flagship digital art software, Corel Painter 12.

Visit the Corel website to download the Corel Painter 12.2 Update

Enfocus Releases Major Updates for PitStop and Switch

On September 25th, Enfocus has released major updates for their flagship software programs: PitStop Pro 11, PitStop Server 11 and Switch 11.

PitStop Pro 11 introduces Smart Preflight & Correction – a more accurate and flexible way of preflighting and correcting files to their specific production requirements. Most PitStop Pro users never unleash the full power of preflight and correction today.

What’s New in Pitstop Pro 11 Update 1?

BitDefender 2013 Security Software Released!

About the same time every year, software companies begin to release the newest versions of their security software, in order to arm customers against yet another year of viruses, hackers, rootkits, worms and slew of other nastiness from the deepest bowels of the internet. Right on schedule, BitDefender 2013 security products have been released and are available at SoftwareMedia.com.

Windows Server 2008 R2 Discontinued

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 releases for 2012 include Visual Studio 2012, a cloud-based reimagining of the famed Microsoft Office…