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Sep
11
 
Windows 8 has been available to the public since Microsoft announced the availability of its Consumer Preview back on February 29.  (Leaping ahead on Leap Day?)  There have been a number of subsequent iterations, including the more recent Enterprise evaluation edition which I’ve been using for the past week.  This is the version that IT professionals will be looking at to see whether there are any compelling reasons to adopt it in the enterprise.  Microsoft’s... + read more
Sep
04
 
It has been nearly three months since Microsoft announced the Surface tablet PC, their first foray into the production of the hardware that runs their Windows OS.  Since then, there have been numerous announcements of new Windows 8 tablets/PCs from other hardware manufacturers, but none has captured the attention nor fueled the imagination like Microsoft’s Surface.  For business users, there is nothing in the market that comes as close to becoming a laptop replacement as a... + read more
May
16
 
These days you hear the word cloud whenever you are in a discussion related to technology.  As ubiquitous as the word is, you’d think that the definition would be just as well-known, but ask someone to describe “The Cloud” and you may find the explanation pretty cloudy, too. Cloud technology can have a wide variety of applications, but in its most popular usage it’s using the Internet to store and share files securely.  Amazon Kindle, DropBox, Google Docs,... + read more

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