Gartner IT Financial, Procurement and Asset Management Summit 2014

By John Emmitt In just 3 short weeks– September 8-10, Gartner will be holding its annual IT Financial, Procurement and Asset Management Summit in Orlando Fl, with the UK event following shortly after on September 17-18 in London. Flexera Software will be a sponsor and exhibitor at both events. For those of you attending the U.S. event, we will be in the exhibit hall (Booth #101) showcasing our FlexNet Manager Suite for Enterprises and App Portal products for Software License Optimization. We also have a Solution Provider Session where Walter Darrough, Global Asset Manager at Dell, will discuss their IT…

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Maintaining Application Compatibility in Windows 8

Changes made in Windows 8 can cause applications designed for earlier versions of Windows to break. In the continuing battle to improve security and reliability, Microsoft Developers had to make some hard decisions. The most significant changes to affect application compatibility include User Account Control. User Account Control (UAC) is a security measure introduced in Microsoft’s Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008. The goal was to improve the security of Windows by limiting application software to standard user privileges unless an administrator authorizes a change in privileges. That way, only applications trusted by the user receive administrative privileges, and malware…

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