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From now until September 30, 2012, Microsoft is allowing eligible customers to earn 15% in subsidy payouts on qualifying Microsoft cloud software.
Get 15% back when you purchase any of the following:
- Office 365
- Dynamics CRM Online
- Exchange Online
- Lync Online
- SharePoint Online
Microsoft, this week, announced that the Windows Server 2012 official release date will come on September 4th, 2012. The software has already begun shipping to hardware and software vendors, and now all we have left to do is wait.
Microsoft has also announced that they will be hosting an online launch event on the same day, which will feature talks with various Microsoft developers, executives and other partners. Attendees will have the chance to learn more about the multitude of enhancements and new features that Windows Server 2012 offers, as well as the opportunity to win prizes.
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.
Finally! After months of previews and sneak peeks, Microsoft has decided to stop toying with our fragile emotions, and announce the official release date for Microsoft Windows 8. At the Microsoft annual sales meeting last week, Steve Sinofsky proudly declared that October 26th, 2012 will be the official Windows 8 release date.
We’ve reported previously on the Windows 8 Developer Preview, and by now we all know about Windows 8 support for both ARM and x86 processors, as well as the redesigned “Metro” UI which we’ve already seen on the Windows Phone and XBOX 360. Now that a release date has been set, tech junkies the world over (ourselves included) are eager to see what the full, commercial edition of Windows 8 has to offer.
Yesterday, Microsoft unveiled their upcoming line of tablets for Windows 8 this fall. The word surface will, no doubt, become synonymous with Microsoft’s new series of consumer tablets.
The Microsoft Surface tablets come in two flavors: Windows RT and Windows 8 Pro. As tech die-hards know, Windows RT is the version of Windows 8 designed for ARM processors.
Microsoft Visio 2010 takes diagramming to a bold new level with dynamic, data driven visualization tools & templates, powerful process management features, and advanced sharing capabilities through the Web. Microsoft Visio 2010 is available in three editions: Standard, Professional and Premium. Check out the top features of Microsoft Visio 2010.
Whether or not your business transactions happen online, you need a reliable email and communications host. Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 can help you achieve better business outcomes while controlling the costs of deployment, administration and compliance. Exchange Server delivers a wide range of deployment options and advanced compliance capabilities. This article will highlight seven of the many great features of Exchange Server 2010.
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.
The next release of Microsoft’s Office Suite (codenamed “Office 15”), is still early in the development stage, and rumors of an “Office 2015 release date” are merely speculation, but there are solid pieces of information that we’ve come across which are of great benefit. In particular: how participants of Microsoft’s Open Licensing Program can get a free upgrade to Office 15 when it’s released.
There is some truly amazing software out there. Revolutionary products that have changed the way we live, interact and do business. However, there are also some real stinkers. Programs which are long past due, riddled with security issues and malware, software that holds innovation back, and, in short, are just plain bad.
Here is a subjective list of the twenty worst. Settle down Microsoft-haters, Bill Gates’ creations only appear 5 times on this list. Even the usually squeaky-clean Apple gets a few drubbings too.