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A closer look at the Windows 10 Technical Preview

A closer look at the Windows 10 Technical Preview

The first release of Windows 10, officially known as the Windows Technical Preview, is designed primarily to make life easier for mouse-and-keyboard aficionados who were turned off by the touch-oriented Windows 8 interface. Here's what you'll find inside.

October 2, 2014 by in Windows

Dragon NaturallySpeaking 11 Premium

Dragon NaturallySpeaking 11 Premium

Nuance's Dragon NaturallySpeaking 11 Premium is a significant improvement on its predecessor: speech recognition is more accurate out of the box, and the user interface is generally slicker. The new command reference sidebar needs attention, though.

August 25, 2010 by in Developer

Office 2010 Professional

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 in Developer

Kerio Connect 7

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 in Developer

Zarafa

Zarafa

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 in Developer

YuuGuu Corporate

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.

January 20, 2010 by in Developer

Snow Leopard Server

Snow Leopard Server

Snow Leopard Server includes major updates to some of the OS's core components and is now fully 64-bit. Ease of use, plus simple and affordable licensing make OS X a viable alternative to Microsoft's Windows Server 2008, although we had problems with one or two features.

January 4, 2010 by in Enterprise Software

Hyper-V Server 2008 R2

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 in Virtualization

VMware vSphere 4

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 in Virtualization

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