On May 2, DeckerWright Corporation held a seminar at the Sheraton in Eatontown, NJ on Windows 8. The seminar highlighted issues with Windows 8 with non-touch optimized computers. On May 4, Microsoft announced the Windows “Blue” effort. Windows “Blue” is the response to outcry that Windows 8 needed to be more friendly to traditional personal computers that use keyboards and mice with no touch capabilities. Microsoft has not decided if the Windows “Blue” release will be a service pack, free upgrade release (R2) or new operating system requiring an upgrade license. In any event, keep your fingers crossed that Microsoft gets it right this time.
DeckerWright Corporation will be holding a seminar featuring Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system. Windows 8 has will have been on the market for over six months. How much do you really know about it? Like it or not, it is here to stay. Learn about the good and the bad of Windows 8, and how you can make it work for your business. The program will include a continental breakfast, prizes and surprises! Click on the this link for more information.
In recent discussions with my suppliers I learned that the major manufacturers, Dell, HP and Lenovo are in the process of transitioning their PC product lines to Windows 8. The target for completion of this transition is the end of April. What does this mean? It means that if the Microsoft and the manufacturers stick to this schedule, by the end of April you will not be able to purchase a PC with Windows 7 pre-installed. If you are thinking of getting a new PC with Windows 7, better hurry!
Windows 8 is Microsoft’s most recent desk top software release. Turning on your computer you will be greeted with a foreign user interface, the same kind used on a Windows phone or Surface tablet. If you don’t have one of those mobile devices, you are going to be lost and frustrated immediately. Should you get a business PC with Windows 8 pre-installed? The short answer is no, unless you are already a Surface or Windows phone user.
Office 365 is Microsoft’s “cloud” e-mail offering. Tight Outlook integration, shared contacts and calendars and ActivSync make Microsoft’s “cloud” offering a great value. Click here to read for insights into planning for an Office 365 e-mail migration.
Every person that has been hit with malware asks the same question: We run anti-virus software, malware protection and have a firewall but we still get infected, how come? Hackers have evolved into Cyber Criminals with substantial financial resources to finance the development of top quality software. Click here to learn more about the evolution of malware development and why your anti-virus software can’t protect you.
In August, 2011 Microsoft launched its new Office 365 “cloud” based service. The core of the service offering is Microsoft Exchange 2010 that is hosted by Microsoft. The pricing starts at $6 per mail box per month for small companies with less than 50 employees. Microsoft also offers enterprise plans that include Microsoft Office 2010 licenses. Click here to read more about Office 365 and to learn if it may be the right “cloud” solution for your company.
Microsoft Office 365 was launched by Microsoft over the summer as Microsoft’s latest cloud product offering. Building on its past experience with Microsoft Online, the Office 365 product offering is feature rich, inexpensive and reliable. Click here to learn more about the Microsoft Office 365 cloud offering and if it may be right for your business.
With high speed internet access and the introduction of Windows Server 2008 and Windows 7 for desktop and mobile computing, the ability to have your company’s server or servers hosted on the internet is becoming a reality. Reclaim the space used up by your data center by moving servers into the clouds. Click here to read an article about a recently completed project for a customer.