Archives for June 2012

Unveiling the Microsoft Surface Tablet

Microsoft have unveiled the Microsoft Surface, a new tablet from Microsoft. Similar to the Apple iPad, Microsoft have designed the hardware and software on their latest device.

Photo courtesy of Microsoft

There will be 2 flavours to start with, both will sport a 10.6” capacitive touchscreen, but that’s about as similar as they get:

Microsoft Surface for Windows RT

This first tablet will run on an ARM processor, with a cut down “Apps” only version of Windows 8 and will be released around the same time as Windows 8.

Microsoft Surface for Windows 8 Pro

The second tablet, will be thicker and heavier than it’s ARM counterpart and is rumoured to contain an Ivy Bridge Core i5, making it more comparable with a laptop than a tablet. As such it will run the full version of Windows 8 and could make an interesting alternative to an ultrabook/laptop, especially with the keyboard built in to the case.

This is an interesting move from Microsoft, as they will have to compete on hardware/pricing with other manufactures of Windows 8 tablets.

Download the spec sheet from Microsoft.

Find out more at the Microsoft website.

Microsoft Lync 2010 Showcase Video

Microsoft have featured a Microsoft Lync 2010 project for which Syplex designed and delivered the UK user training in a Showcase Video on their website. Take a look at the Microsoft Showcase Video.

Introducing 1plex

Having attained the Microsoft Silver Communications competency specialising in Microsoft Lync 2010 technology and undertaken several successful Microsoft Lync 2010 implementations, we have founded a sister company, 1plex.

1plex, which is also based at our Cambridge offices, will specialise in Microsoft Lync 2010 and related technologies including Polycom telepresence and video solutions.

1plex will be headed up by Jonathan Rushton and by Will Talbot who has overseen the design and delivery of several successful Microsoft Lync 2010 and integrated video conferencing solutions.

Commenting on the launching of 1plex, Will says:
“We look forward to building on the success of our recent Microsoft Lync 2010 and Polycom implementations. There is no better technology for improving the way businesses communicate and collaborate in-house and with external staff, customers and suppliers. We aim to become the consultancy of choice for companies in East Anglia and beyond seeking to obtain maximum value from integrating these market-leading Unified Communications technologies.”

For more information please visit the 1plex website.