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Office 2010 Professional

In Office 2010, Microsoft's Office Web Apps have matured to become the basis of the suite's collaboration tools, making it a more significant release than many previous versions.

May 12, 2010 by Simon Bisson


Google Apps Premier Edition

Google Apps Premier Edition is a comprehensive and usable Microsoft Exchange alternative, with extras, that's incredibly easy to deploy and manage.

April 26, 2010 by Alan Stevens

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Kerio Connect 7

A well-established small-business messaging and collaboration solution, Kerio Connect can now be considered as an alternative to large Exchange deployments.

April 26, 2010 by Alan Stevens


Gordano Messaging Suite v17

A well-established Microsoft Exchange alternative, Gordano Messaging Suite is big on scalability and collaboration options, but still has a few rough edges.

April 26, 2010 by Alan Stevens



Open-source Zarafa takes a new and interesting approach to emulating Microsoft's Exchange, but it's not the easiest solution to deploy or manage.

April 26, 2010 by Alan Stevens


MDaemon Pro v11

MDaemon is a well-tried Microsoft Exchange alternative that continues to stay abreast of the latest developments.

April 26, 2010 by Alan Stevens

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YuuGuu Corporate

YuuGuu Corporate offers IM aggregation, screen sharing, remote control and audio conferencing. The pricing looks competitive, but the whole experience could benefit from a bit more polish.

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VMware Workstation 7

The best virtualisation platform for the desktop just got even better: if you're a software developer, trainer or support professional, look no further.

December 14, 2009 by Alan Stevens


Hyper-V Server 2008 R2

Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 can significantly reduce the cost and complexity of Windows Server virtualisation, although management tools are not included. This, together with deployment issues, could limit the appeal of Microsoft's standalone hypervisor beyond the enterprise market.

November 25, 2009 by Alan Stevens


VMware vSphere 4

The latest release of VMware's enterprise-level hypervisor and management suite raises the bar with the addition of built-in backup, thin provisioning and fault tolerance options. The combination of functionality and a proven track record makes vSphere 4 an excellent choice for high-end server virtualisation projects.

October 27, 2009 by Roger Howorth

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GroupMail Business Edition v5.2

If you need to manage an email newsletter and don't want to go with a subscription-based online solution, you should consider GroupMail.

September 29, 2009 by Christian Harris


ABBYY PDF Transformer 3.0

PDF Transformer 3.0 is fine for individuals with basic PDF-handling requirements, but it's underpowered for all but the most straightforward business tasks.

September 21, 2009 by Christian Harris


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