New Microsoft Office Preview Available

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.

Microsoft Office 365 – Taking Your Office to the Cloud

The success of your business depends on the ability of your people to collaborate and communicate from anywhere at any time. To do this, your company’s services must always be available to them. Microsoft Office 365 is the next step in the future of productivity and a brand new way to think about productivity in the Cloud. Office 365 is a revolutionary technology that allows individuals and companies to create and maintain a virtual office in the cloud. It offers businesses and professionals with an easy and flexible way to work on the go from a PC, through a browser and a smart phone.

VMware Offers Free Online Training for a Limited Time

Update: This promotion has ended on Thursday, September 15th, 2011.

Virtualization and cloud computing seems to be the wave of the future, and for those of us who aren’t tech experts or computer wizards, understanding the ins and outs of these systems and software can be more than a little daunting. Thankfully, VMware is -for a limited time- including free training with VMware Essentials and Essentials Plus purchases.