This is starting to look like one of the soap operas where a guy marries one girl but keeps dating his old girlfriend. Microsoft said Vista is their new true love, but they just can’t give up XP yet. Read the rest of this entry »
Fred Jentgen, American Marketing Manager for Intel, and Kevin Unbedacht, Sr. Manager, Strategic Alliance Channel Sales for Altiris (now a part of Symantec), discuss the continued integration of Intel\’s vPro technology hooks into Altiris/Symantec software. Improvements on the initial feature set provide more ways to manage computers without actually touching them, which saves money as companies support their users. This interview was done at the fall ManageFusion 07 convention in Orlando.
Altiris users know Dwain as one of the brain trust of the Altiris product line. At the ManageFusion 07 conference in Orlando, Dwain talks about the Symantec integration and ways to convince your management to step up to a real network management suite of products.
Symantec product manager Steve Fairbanks discusses improvements in their BackupExec System Restore product during the Altiris ManageFusion user conference.
Dave Livingston, chief technology officer for Brainband Technology Services, explains and demonstrates their new community blogging product called BlogFusion. All the individual blog tools you expect from a service are there, and they\’ve added ways to organize communities of bloggers around central blog sites. The blog administrator handles control and management details, and the blog team members work as they do on personal blogs.
Andre Angel, president and CEO of NTRGlobal, gives an overview of their product line during the Dallas ITEC show. Back in their Dallas office, VP of Sales Julie Weiner demonstrates a remote control session and remote file transfer.
Kim Brand, CEO and founder of FileEngine, presents an overview of free Open Source Software at the Detroit ITEC conference. FileEngines use Novell\’s SuSE Linux as the foundation of their operating system, and Brand\’s service company supports Open Source in companies large and small, including schools, around the Indianapolis area.
I read this story about Microsoft’s team tracking driver issues with Vista, and one line jumped out and I screamed. The Microsoft manager proudly said they track all driver issues in a 4,000 row spreadsheet. That’s the worst possible way to keep a large amount of supposedly important data. Does Microsoft not trust their own personal database, Access? Do they trust SQL Server? A 4,000 row spreadsheet is aggressively stupid.
Gregory Bryant from Intel and Kevin Unbedacht from Altiris explain their new, closer working relationship, including features built into new Intel processors enabling easier management.