Did you know Homeland Secure IT is a Microsoft Authorized Education Reseller? #Greenville #Upstate

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If you are needing Microsoft products for your school in the Greenville / Upstate SC area, Homeland Secure IT may  be able to save you money… We are able to offer academic priced software through Microsoft Academic FPP, Open Agreement and School Subscription. The discounts can be substantial when compared to retail pricing! To find out if your organization is qualified, or for …

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Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010 Up-to-Date Promotion Valid Through May 31, 2011

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  Don’t forget about the Microsoft “Up-to-Date” promotion if you are considering upgrading your business to Microsoft Office 2010! SMB (Small / Medium Business Organizations can receive a savings of 50 percent on the first annual payment on Office Professional Plus 2010 licenses! To be eligible for this promotion, you must sign a new commercial Open Value Subscription agreement or …

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Microsoft Office alternatives OpenOffice.org & LibreOffice battle it out in a steel cage

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Posted today on InfoWorld is an interesting article about two competitors to Microsoft Office. (See “Open office dilemma: OpenOffice.org vs. LibreOffice“) While you have probably heard of OpenOffice.org, or the previous incarnation of it (StarOffice), a new alternative open source office suite is called LibraOffice, and it is being brought to you by the developers OpenOffice.org. Confused? Well, it’s that same …

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Microsoft Windows MultiPoint Server 2011 Offers Ease of Collaboration & Resource Sharing for Schools & Labs

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Microsoft is planning a March release for it’s Windows MultiPoint Server 2011. Some nifty features are included in this version, such as the ability for a teacher / instructor to view student desktops as thumbnails and to interact with those sessions. Use of thin clients over LAN allows for virtually unlimited distances between stations, connect multiple MultiPoint Servers and manage …

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Are you ready for Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2011?

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The “preview” of Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 7 has been available for months, and it looks like we are approaching an RTM (Release To Manufacturing) soon. Windows Small Business Server 7 is a total refresh of the Small Business Server 2008 which was built around Microsoft Server 2008 and Microsoft Exchange 2007. SBS 7 is built around Microsoft Server …

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Microsoft Office 2007 reaches end of sales cycle December 31, 2010 – Seneca Data / Nexlink

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One of our preferred computer vendors, Seneca Data, the manufacturer of Nexlink branded business computers will discontinue sales of Microsoft Office 2007 starting on December 31, 2010. Private label sales will follow shortly afterward. This does not mean the end of support from Microsoft, only the end of sales. Mainstream Support for the product will continue through April 10, 2012, …

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Microsoft Windows 8 post on Dutch MS blog triggers massive speculation

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Don’t get all excited, yet, but a couple days ago, bloggers found a post on a Dutch Microsoft blog which discussed the upcoming release of Windows 8. While the post was quickly removed, it has created a lot of stir in the IT community. Some of it good, and a LOT of it bad. Some believe after the “failed” unleashing …

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The Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Family Pack Can Save You Money!

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Microsoft’s Windows 7 Home Premium Family Pack offers you a three pack of licenses, allowing up to three computers in your family to upgrade to Windows 7 Home Premium! It is available in either 32 or 64 bit versions. The cost is very affordable at only about 50 dollars per seat! In comparison, a single upgrade version of Windows 7 …

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Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac to be Released in October

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Microsoft’s latest version of Office 2011 is due out in October of 2011. It features many improvements over previous versions and comes in the following flavors: Microsoft Office for Mac Home and Student 2011 includes Word for Mac, PowerPoint for Mac, Excel for Mac and Messenger for Mac. It will retail for $119  for a single install and $149 for the …

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Microsoft Office 2010 Version Features and Suggested Retail Pricing Simplified

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“What is the difference between Microsoft Office 2010 Home & Business & Office 2010 Professional?” and “What does Microsoft Office 2010 Professional Plus have that Office 2010 Professional does not?” are common questions that we are asked by potential buyers and those who wish to upgrade. Once we explain the differences, the obvious next question is going to be, “How much …

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