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Windows Server 2012 R2 evaluation available

Ahead of their BUILD conference, Microsoft released Windows Server 2012 R2 preview today. You can download the 3.8GB iso from the TechNet evaluation center. Improvements to virtualization and storage seem to be the big areas of improvement according to Microsoft earlier this month at TechEd. At the heart of the Microsoft Cloud OS vision, Windows […]

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Adobe Reader and Acrobat Cleaner Tool

When an uninstall or install process fails, often the application can neither be re-installed or uninstalled. It exists in limbo somewhere between the two states. To move past the issue, it can mean searching the registry and file structure for objects that might have been left behind, a very tedious process.

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Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit stems from ZeroVulnerabilityLabs acquisition

Malwarebytes announced its acquisition of ZeroVulnerabilityLabs, Inc today. The company has multiple products such as a browser and a utility to protect against drive-by downloads through exploits. With an agent running on the computer, it adds another layer of protection to the end user browsing the web. With the acquisition of ZeroVulnerabilityLabs, a new version […]

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Oracle releases Java 7u25, no 6u51

Oracle released Java 7u25 on Tuesday. It is the first update where an update to Java 6 was not included despite February 2013 being the extended end of support for Java 6. Beyond February 2013, Java 6u43 and Java 6u45 were released. With the latest update, users of Java 5, 6, and 7 are encouraged […]

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The Cloud – A marketing success for technology

In a conversation with a coworker the other day, we got onto the topic of “the cloud”. To summarize, it seemed the marketing genius behind ‘the cloud’ knew exactly what they were doing. From an IT Pro perspective, the sentiment seemed to swing drastically with just the change of terminology. Outsourcing: “Booo!” The Cloud: “Yay!” […]

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Twitter API deprecation disables widgets across the Web

On Tuesday, Twitter retired v1 of their API and completed the transition to v1.1. As a result, you may see numerous areas of websites that are supposed to pull a Twitter feed but are actually blank. Twitter is hardly known for its stability or high-availability. You may have thought like I did that Twitter was just […]

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Resources for a Bring Your Own Device policy

Bring Your Own Device has been a common phrase for a while now but its implementation often has room for improvement. The BYOD concept has even made its way into comics. Fortunately with time passing, more resources have become available. The benefit with not being on the cutting edge means others have gone before you. […]

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