With the announcement of the release of Windows Server 2012 Microsoft also announced that it will no longer offer a Windows Small Business Server (SBS). For company in our area (Burlington ON) who have focused a lot of their business computer support on SMB businesses this is going to make for some changes in the focus of their work.
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Many organizations have deployed MS SharePoint as a collaboration tool within their business. One of the key pieces required to keep the data up to date is providing scanning input to the file store.
A traditional IT network is made up of a collection of servers, workstations, desktops and increasingly, mobile devices. There will be printers, internal wiring, wireless routers, switches and some sort of backup capability. This is commonly a USB drive in smaller systems and may include off site data storage over a remote connection in more sophisticated installs.
When a decision is made to acquire an MFP printer most buyers focus their attention on the print or copy capabilities of the device. Scanning is also one of the features which is seen to have value for some offices.
As I watch the discussions in the IT community about the relative merits of Windows 8 I can't help but wonder if Microsoft's big gamble will pay off. Since they have such a dominant position in the desktop OS market on the surface is seems strange that they have introduced a new OS that seems to be more focused on mobile than the desktop. Opinions vary on whether this was a mistake or good strategy.
Windows 8 hits the store shelves today and it is an important day for Microsoft and for all of us who use desktop computers, laptops, smart phones, tablets etc.
I have never had a Hotmail e-mail address although I do actually work with four different e-mails. I have had a Gmail address almost since it was first made available on a personalized invitation basis.
Kyocera recently announced the launch of their new Mobile Print App for Android and Apple tablets and I thought it would be interesting to see how easily it worked.