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  • News: Lync not enterprise-ready, claims Microsoft ISV-turned-rival

    A gap between what Microsoft promises with Lync's telephony and what it delivers makes Lync a poor choice as an IP PBX replacement for large organizations, according to a former Microsoft "Most Valuable Professional" who now works for Avaya. A current Microsoft MVP also says that Lync in its current form is a mediocre choice for a large enterprise, but that it works well for the SMB and is really geared toward smaller businesses anyway.

  • News: LaCie's Little Big Disk with Thunderbolt now shipping

    On Tuesday, LaCie finally made the Little Big Disk with Thunderbolt hard drive available to the public through the Apple Retail Store and the Apple Online Store. The LaCie drive was originally announced in February.

  • News: New Patent Law Offers Few Pros, Many Cons

    The America Invents Act has been widely described as the biggest reform of American patent law in some 50 years, and that's certainly true. An overhaul of our patent system was long overdue, and there have been high hopes as to what it could accomplish.

  • News: Apple releases updates for Compressor, Motion

    Apple's primary focus on Tuesday may have been the 10.0.1 Final Cut Pro X update, but its other professional-level video apps, Compressor and Motion, haven't been left out in the cold. Both applications have received updates, to versions 4.0.1 and 5.0.1 respectively, and the company has additionally released a package of ProApps QuickTime Codecs for all three applications.

  • News: Twitter Checking Out Eastern Sites for Data Center

    Frustrated by "the whale" on Twitter that pops up on your screen when you're trying to access the site but it can't respond because it's overwhelmed by traffic? Relief may soon be in sight.

  • News: Instagram 2.0 adds live filters and higher-resolution photos

    Instagram on Tuesday unveiled version 2.0 of its popular photo-sharing app. The update adds new filters, live filter previews, instant tilt-shift effects, more border controls, high-resolution photos, and rotation controls.

  • News: Xbox Live TV Set to Launch for Holiday 2011

    Microsoft's Steve Ballmer has stated that a live TV service for Xbox Live should be launching in time for the holiday season of this year.

  • News: Windows 8 developer tablets go for $3,500+ on eBay

    Several of the souped-up Samsung tablets Microsoft handed out to 5,000 developers at last week's BUILD Windows conference are for sale on eBay at prices as high as $3,500.

  • News: DigiNotar certificate authority goes bankrupt

    The theft of SSL certificates from Dutch certificate authority DigiNotar so undermined trust in the company that it has gone bankrupt.

  • News: 5 more tech breakthroughs in access, power, control

    This is the second half of a two-part series on technology breakthroughs that have the potential to change computing. Last week, we looked at five chip-level innovations that will make electronic devices faster, more powerful, more flexible and less expensive to manufacture. This week, we explore advances in how we access the Net, how we power our devices and how we interact with them.

  • News: Are certifications less crucial for healthcare IT jobs?

    Timothy Stettheimer, CIO for St. Vincent's Health System in Birmingham, Ala., has more confidence in IT certifications than referrals and in-person interviews when it comes to hiring.

  • News: Sysadmin contest winner to star in movie

    IT specialist Mike Mahan is trading his syslogs for a script. He's headed to Hollywood to film a YouTube-length movie in which he'll play the role of the sysadmin hero.

  • News: Surveys find Apple most admired, most satisfying company

    Apple, riding continued high demand for its Mac computers and iPad tablets, has topped rivals in two new surveys of customer satisfaction.

  • News: Cisco and Microsoft cooperate to bring network-layer management to Hyper-V

    Windows Server 8 looks promising enough that Cisco it is queuing up two new products designed to extend its network controls to Hyper-V virtual environments when Microsoft releases Windows Server 8 sometime next year.

  • News: Samsung Windows 8 Tablets Surface on eBay

    If you're dying to get your hands on a Windows 8 tablet, right now for $2,000 or more on eBay you can pick up several Samsung Series 7 700T tablets running Windows 8. The one-panel slate was handed out for free to all 5,000 developers who attended Microsoft's recent BUILD conference.

  • News: Facebook to Court Small Business with Free Advertising

    Facebook is set to unveil an ambitious plan to attract more small businesses to set up shop on the social network. It plans to offer $50 in free advertising to as many as 200,000 small businesses to demonstrate the power of marketing on Facebook.

  • News: Stock awards, bonuses add up to big pay packages for CIOs

    Not all IT pros are feeling a compensation crunch. In the highest echelons at some of the largest public companies in the U.S., CIOs and senior IT leader are making millions. Just how much? Enough to rank among a company's most highly paid executives and enjoy perks such as company cars, financial planning services, and access to the corporate jet.

  • News: 'See What You Print' Concept Printer Unveiled

    The future of printers doesn't have to be boring, at least in the eyes of design firm Artefact. The group's concept printer, dubbed "See What You Print," aims to "bring the printer to the 21st century, by stripping it down of its cumbersomeness."

  • News: GetGlue adds Leaderboards, improves Conversations

    The entertainment-oriented social-networking site, GetGlue, has been allowing users to check-in and talk about their favorite (or least favorite) movies, TV shows, books, video games, and sports teams since 2009. On Tuesday, an update to the website and iPhone app will allow users to easily filter through the chatter to find the most interesting comments about their favorite shows, as well as compete with their friends to see who has seen the most episodes of Wheel of Fortune.

  • News: Zen Pinball Coming to 3DS

    Zen Studios, masters of the virtual pinball art, are bringing their talents to Nintendo's handheld this fall.



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