REVIEW: IP Address Manager from SolarWinds brings centralized monitoring and management to complex IP infrastructures and provides administrators with advanced troubleshooting tools.
Fluke Network's Visual TruView appliance family offers several network monitoring, management and troubleshooting capabilities rolled into a single platform. The devices offer everything from application performance monitoring to full packet capture to Voice Over IP (VOIP) analytics in a fully integrated management console. Events, traffic flows and packets are stored and available for in-depth analysis and correlation, helping network engineers quickly diagnose and troubleshoot network problems. What's more, Visual TruView proves to be an excellent auditing platform, since all network traffic is recorded, stored and available for later reconstruction. However, it is the product's unified management consoles that offer the biggest bang for the buck, allowing engineers to quickly drill down into traffic problems and resolve them, regardless of the services involved. For example, Visual TruView offers several visual representations of network performance that can show how particular applications are impacting network traffic. There are plenty of other tools tracking and troubleshooting network performance.
The ODCA (Open Data Center Alliance) updated the Input/Output (IO) Controls usage model to revision 1.1 on March 6. As with the five other usage model updates that were announced on the same day, the main change to the usage model is the addition of RFP language to make it
The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA), a sweeping revision of existing patent legislation signed into law by President Barack Obama in September 2011 took the final deployment steps Aug. 14. With the U.S. Department of Commerce’s United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) publication of the final rules governing three administrative
During a Microsoft Office 2013 technology preview call Aug. 7, Brian Jones, group program manager for the Office Solutions Framework team showed how developers can write apps that integrate with various office products. While plugins aren't new (think Evernote integration with Outlook or Internet Explorer), the customer preview version of
In the era of lightweight, cloud-provided mobile apps Microsoft Word 2013 is moving in the other direction. The upcoming version of Word 2013 got the blanching Metro treatment but draining the color out of the tool ribbon can’t hide the fact that Word 2013 is packed with features and popping at
The Dell Latitude E6530 is a good option for desktop managers who are looking to refresh the standard-issue laptop for power users who need a 15.6-inch display and don’t mind carrying a 5-pound-plus device. The comfortable part of this desktop-replacement system is the dreamy keyboard and the wrist-rest finish, which
Outlook 2013; the email, calendar, task and contact manager, forms the heart of Microsoft Office 2013 customer preview when it comes to staying on top of business communication. At a glance Outlook 2013, and its subscription-oriented counterpart in Office 365 sustained a mild, modernizing facelift. Veteran users will recognize the
Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 customer preview has gained a convenience feature already found in Apple’s Keynote: presenter mode. I was able to present a PowerPoint 2013 slide deck that projected the slide for the audience while on my Samsung XE700T tablet I was able to see the next slide, presentation notes,
A 4-, 7- or even 10-inch display may seem big on a mobile device. And when just one person is looking at the screen, mobile device displays are usually more than adequate. But when executives or sales people need to show something to a group of people that means connecting
The Fujitsu Lifebook U772 is among the first Ultrabook devices to offer a large HDD with SSD cache in a thin (.69” profile) and weighing in at 3.15 pounds without the power cord, which adds 9.7 (or just about 20%) to the overall weight. The Lifebook U772, a new addition
While Microsoft isn't releasing information on the full range of Office 365 or Office 2013 editions, here is what is available in the customer preview: â¢ Office 365 Home Premium Preview: Install Office on up to five PCs and get 20GB of online storage on SkyDrive so that you can save
Microsoft has added a smart “autofill” feature to the customer preview edition of Exel 2013, which was released Monday, July 16. Excel 2013 is able to parse a table for like types of data and then autofill the values in the remaining columns. In the canned example provided with the preview