Microsoft is Currently Developing a Server

Posted on 1/29/2014 by Mikayla Jenkins in Microsoft tech trends

Microsoft is developing a server, which is currently unnamed, that will support Open Compute Project and other open source cloud computing movements.

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Making the Transition from Windows 8 to 8.1

Posted on 10/22/2013 by Adam Busch in Microsoft Technology Trends Windows 8.1 Skype-Ready

October 18, 2013 marked the day that Windows 8.1 was released as a free update to current Microsoft 8 customers. Does your business need to make the transition? Contact TEAMSOS so that we can help you make this happen.

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Upgraded to Word 2013 Yet? Why Not?

Posted on 6/14/2013 by Mikayla Jenkins in Microsoft tech trends

Microsoft has introduced its latest version of its popular word-processing program, Word 2013. Now you ask, is an upgrade to this version of Word necessary? The editors at PC World magazine in a recent feature story answered with a definitive "Yes."

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Looking for an Operating System? Windows is Still the Best

Posted on 6/7/2013 by Mikayla Jenkins in Windows tech trends Microsoft

Microsoft has taken its share of hits lately about Windows 8, the newest version of its long-running Windows operating system. Nevertheless, there's something a lot of critics are leaving out with regards to this much-maligned operating system: Despite its flaws, it actually works pretty well.

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Coming Soon: Microsoft Lync-Skype Connectivity

Posted on 2/28/2013 by Mikayla Jenkins in Microsoft unified communications Video conferencing

Lync-Skype Connectivity for presence, IM and voice will be available to all Lync users by June 2013.

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Get the Most Out of Windows 8 Without Buying a New Machine

Posted on 2/1/2013 by Mikayla Jenkins in Microsoft Windows tech trends

Windows 8 represents an impressive change for Microsoft's venerable operating system. It's designed to work not just with keyboard and mouse but also with a touchscreen. However, many users who upgrade to the new operating system will not be running Windows 8 with a touch screen. They'll be dependent upon older computers that operate the old-fashioned way, with keyboard and mouse controls. Also, users that run Windows 8 only on tablets are also not receiving the full Windows 8 experience. There are some functions that just run better with mouse and keyboard control. That does not mean, though, that people who rely either on tablets or traditional computers won't be able to benefit from the many features that are part of the new operating system. They can. They only need to choose the right peripherals.

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Windows 8 Transition Tips

Posted on 1/11/2013 by Mikayla Jenkins in Microsoft Windows

The Windows 8 operating system has had a lot of positive reviews. It has a wide range of features that were not present in previous versions. So if you are ready to upgrade, there are several steps you should take to make sure it goes smoothly.

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Cisco Jabber Versus Microsoft Lync: The Inevitable UC Smackdown

Posted on 12/12/2012 by Mikayla Jenkins in unified communications Cisco Microsoft

In the battle for Unified Communications (UC) solution supremacy, both Cisco and Microsoft claim their offering is the top contender for your organization. Cisco Jabber and Microsoft Lync both offer all the UC solution essentials including presence, instant messaging, voice and video, desktop sharing, and conferencing. In fact, in a feature by feature comparison, the 2 solutions are pretty similar. Both Jabber and Lync integrate well into Office, SharePoint, and other applications. Also, the two UC solutions work on PC, Mac, tablets, and smartphones. You can transfer calls from desktop to mobile phone seamlessly and transparently with Jabber and Lync. When considering all of these similarities it begs the question, “Which solution is best for my organization?”

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Tips to Get the Most Out of Windows 7

Posted on 11/29/2012 by Mikayla Jenkins in Microsoft Windows tech trends

Not quite prepared to upgrade your operating system from Windows 7? No problem, Windows 7 is fairly efficient. Here are some tips to take advantage of it before you take the plunge into another OS.

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Windows 8: A Few Neat Features

Posted on 11/29/2012 by Mikayla Jenkins in tech trends Microsoft Windows

Much of the tech press has reported about Windows 8, even though it has only recently come out. This is great for you, as you can learn a little of the ins and outs before you use it.

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