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Aspects of virtualization: licenses

Aspects of virtualization: licenses

Software developers make a profit by selling us the best product they can create. When selling pieces of their software in bulk they offer licensing packages to businesses so you don’t have to buy 100 copies of the same CD. Simple enough, right? Well, now that an increasing amount of services and tools are moving into the cloud it’s a lot harder to track how many licenses you’ll need and how much they’ll cost.

A more secure cloud-based Microsoft Office

A more secure cloud-based Microsoft Office

Privacy and security concerns can derail a lot of great software ideas — but Microsoft is determined not to let that happen to their browser-based Office Online services. Last week, the software giant announced that their cloud-based versions of Office would be available to be hosted locally, wooing over security skeptics.

Essential Microsoft Word formatting tips

Essential Microsoft Word formatting tips

Microsoft Word has been around for over 20 years, and for better or worse it has become increasingly complex. What started as a simple text editor has evolved into a multifaceted piece of writing, design and collaboration software. No matter how much time you spend with it, there are always new tricks to learn that let Word streamline your document creation.

App virtualization explained

App virtualization explained

For someone with limited IT experience like a small business owner, they could find themselves overwhelmed by their company’s IT demands. Fortunately, virtualization services are giving small business owners a fighting chance. However, the term virtualization can refer to a number of different strategies.

Will more apps save the Windows phone?

Will more apps save the Windows phone?

Windows has increasingly been left forgotten in the smartphone game. This is especially due to the huge success of iOS and Android devices. But just when you think that Windows smartphones will just fizzle out, Microsoft has quickly announced plans to revitalize their mobile operating systems.