Microsoft RTM Release


On Thursday 11 October, Microsoft announced the RTM of Office 2013, SharePoint 2013, Exchange 2013, Lync 2013, and Project + Visio 2013.  But, what does that mean for customers and what other dates are important?

If you are lucky enough to attend the Microsoft SharePoint in Las Vegas, 12-15 November 2012, then you’ll get all the details.  In the meantime, here are a few key items to put into your calendar:

  • Mid-November – Volume licensing customers with Software Assurance will be able to download the Office 2013 applications as well as other Office products including SharePoint 2013, Lync 2013 and Exchange 2013 through the Volume Licensing Service Center.
  • Mid-November – IT professionals and developers will be able to download the final version via their TechNet or MSDN subscriptions.
  • December – Office 2013 applications as well as other Office products including SharePoint 2013, Lync 2013 and Exchange 2013 will be available on the Volume Licensing price list on 1 December
  • First quarter 2013. General availability of Office 2013 applications as well as other Office products including SharePoint 2013, Lync 2013 and Exchange 2013 is planned for the early 2013

Customers who are already using Office 365 should start seeing updates from November onwards, featuring some the newly released capabilities.

By Microsoft previous release standard, this is probably the largest ranging and most ambitious release to date.  The amount of products covered in this release covers most of the Office, server and cloud families.  Every one of these components has received an overhaul and focuses much more on the user experience than ever before.  It also incorporates the touch friendly design that will be available on Windows 8 – and opens new doors for portables for socializing, reading, note-taking, meetings, etc.

Are you planning on upgrading to these new families?

Are you looking at deploying Windows 8 within your organization?

HiberniaEvros will be able to discuss all these technologies in much more detail with you, and perhaps assist you planning your technology roadmap and activities.

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It’s Coming … soon


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Yammer becomes SharePoint?


With Microsoft’s not so recent acquisition of Yammer, it sets the scene for an interesting battle on the corporate social media arena.  Not only does Microsoft take on other big players like Jive and Tibbr, but they are also to some extent competing with their own future release of SharePoint 2013.

At the moment, Yammer sits outside the Microsoft farms and is essentially a standalone product.  But it’s widely assumed, or should I say expected, that Yammer will be adopted into the Microsoft family like any other products/companies Microsoft has bought in recent years.

This integration with Microsoft’s infrastructure and product suites will only strengthen Yammer’s position in the market, as they will get a much wider reach with the access to Microsoft datacenters and Cloud technology.

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Follow Us


For the past many months, our LinkedIn profile for the Social Team has increased its connections.  That profile only represents a part of the HiberniaEvros Technology Group organisation.  There are several other parts of us that you might be interested in working with, and these are available on the HiberniaEvros Technology Group company profile page; recruitment, Digital Planet, etc.

We are obviously delighted that we have so many connections, and it has been great interacting with you and it has been of great value to us.

To make sure that you are getting all the important updates and news from HiberniaEvros Technology Group, please follow us by clicking here.

– http://www.linkedin.com/company/hiberniaevros-technology-group?trk=tabs_biz_home

Once you’ve started to follow the HiberniaEvros Technology Group organisation, you can get a lot more information about the services we provide, the people we work with and of course the latest news from our organization.

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Protecting Your Digital Identity


Digital or Online Identity applies to everybody, once you navigate and use the Internet.  It’s basically data that uniquely describes an individual or entity (e.g. company) and this data holds information such as relationships, services, images, resumes, client details, etc.  All that information is very useful for the people who need to access this in order to conduct business or communicate with you, but once this gets into the wrong hands it can cause severe problems.  Whether you are reading this as a company or individual, navigating on the internet needs to done with caution and there are some basic guide lines that should be considered.   It might be common sense, but unfortunately not all Internet users consider this when surfing the cyber waves.

There are people who thrive on hacking into systems for various reasons, but many times they don’t consider the impact this might have on the individual or the business.  At the same time, these hackers often “break” into system because they can and because the systems that penetrate weaker security measures implemented.  Some hackers may even conducts these attacks simply because they like a username in Twitter, as Mat Honan found out the hard way.

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Safe browsing


Children are, because of easy access to the internet through home computers and smart phones, migrating to the internet much earlier.  It normally starts with innocent free online games, then they join some social networks, get their first internet iPod Touch with internet access and then they take possession of the family computer for homework and projects.  Before you know it, your kids have more social networks than us parents.  What’s even scarier is the fact that they probably know more about these social networks than us, but with less interest in preserving their privacy, which then opens serious security concerns for your kids and for the family.

It’s becoming more and more important that parents have the serious conversation with our kids about online security and best practices.  How many parents have even had this conversation with their kids and how many have helped their kids implementing safer policies on their Facebook account?

For some kids, taking a photo with their smart phone and posting on their Facebook page is fairly innocent.  But some of these photos should not be shared with the World and may actually cause harm to some individuals, especially if these images are circulated among groups making fun of people – hence the term cyber bullying.

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iPhone 5 is coming


In just a few days the iPhone 5 will be revealed by Apple, at the San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, which Apple normally uses for such events.  The event will begin at 10am Pacific Time (or 1pm EST), just in case you received an invite and is planning on attending the unveiling.

So, what new wonders will the next generation iPhone deliver to the audience?

  • Photos have been circulated in recent months that the iPhone 5 will have a larger 4-inch screen
  • The dock connector is most likely changing into a smaller port, which also means you need to change some of the docking peripherals
  • New high-speed LTE connection will most likely feature too, which will put pressure on your data plan
  • It will no doubt be delivered with iOS 6, the new mobile software Apple revealed back in June

Are you getting the new iPhone 5?

What features do you think will be delivered?

Although the iPhone 5 mightn’t hit the European markets for some weeks, I’m sure the first indicators from the US will determine whether this will be another cool device released by Apple.  I’m still wondering how much more they can push the technology and whether consumers will continue to buy these awesome devices.

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Which Cloud Is right for you?


TechFire 2, the second of ComputerScope’s new focused briefings for IT professionals, was held on 19 June in the Gibson Hotel, Dublin.  It was sponsored by HiberniaEvros in partnership with Interxion.

The topic of Cloud continues to gain traction in media, however the discussion increasingly moves further up the priority list of business decision makers, given the opportunity for business to save money in the long run by reducing the operational overheads.  With this in mind, the theme of this event was created to explore “Which Cloud is right for you?”

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The Zenprise MDM app


Zenprise has released an iOS application, that works both on iPhone and iPad devices.  This is a self-service app that allows the user to connect/add their iOS device to the Zenprise MDM solution.

Please note, depending on the security policies deployed within the MDM solution, these will be applied to the device.

Core features

  • Fast access to corporate Email, Calendar and Address Book
  • Always up-to-date with any IT changes
  • Find, locate and lock your lost Device
  • Access corporate intranet services via VPN

iTunes Link – http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/zp-mdm/id434682528?mt=8

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Mobile Device Management


In short, Mobile Device Management (MDM) is a software solutions that allows for the management of mobile devices, primarily aimed at mobile phones and iPad/tablets – irrespectively of mobile operator/carrier.  It’s an ideal tool to be deployed within organisations that supports either BYOD or company owned device management.

MDM solutions attempts to secure, monitor, manage and support mobile devices deployed, and that have been granted access to the corporate infrastructure such as mail.  Devices can be added manually, user initiated requests and/or using over the air technology – where the MDM solution sends an invitation to a known device to join the MDM infrastructure.

Once an MDM solution is deployed within an organisation, it can assist reduce support costs and also manage business risks by enabling security features, and enables corporate IT departments to manage the many mobile devices used across the enterprise.  The core objective of any MDM solution is the central remote management, where devices can be secured over the air and wiped if lost/stolen.

With the increase of BYOD and company owned initiatives. it’s important that our clients have access to the best products and solutions to assist with.  As a result, HiberniaEvros has decided to enter this market, not with our own device, but with a MDM (mobile device management) solution from Zenprise – a world leader in addressing the challenges brought about by the BYOD and company owned concepts.

The above just scratches the surface and complexity of MDM, we’re happy to discuss this technology in more detail and work on a solution that meets your requirements and supports your business strategy.

Contact us to talk directly to one of our specialists.

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