Browsing articles from "November, 2011"

Kerio Connect – Precise control of Out of Office messages

Nov 18, 2011
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Kerio Connect was recently updated to 7.3 this month, bringing with it a number of improvements including better performance and stability, support for more devices & systems and a number of features to make management and setup easier. We will be deploying this update to our clients in the near future.

One of the improvements is you now have precise control over your Out of Office replies.

You can now set you set the date and time period that you want the Out of Office messages to be active for. You no longer need to leave turning on your Out of Office message until the last minute, and you do not have to remember to turn it off when you no longer need it.

To set the away message, log into your webmail and set the Out of Office message by going to the ‘Settings’ menu and selecting ‘Out of Office’. Tick the ‘Send Out of Office messages’ option, set the date & time for period you want the Out of Office message for, enter your message, then click ‘OK’.

You can also set your Out of Office Message directly from Outlook (Windows) by clicking on the ‘Out of Office’ button in the Kerio Connect toolbar. Entourage or Outlook 2011 (Mac) users can set their Out of Office message by selecting ‘Out of Office…’ from the ‘Tools’ menu.

Adobe Creative Cloud and Adobe Creative Suite 6

Nov 17, 2011
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Adobe have unveiled a new initiative called “Adobe Creative Cloud”. The Adobe Creative Cloud is essentially a new licensing model, membership for workgroups is US$69.99 per month per seat for an annual plan and give you access to the latest versions of Adobe’s software. Creative Cloud membership will give licensed members access to:

– All Adobe Desktop Applications, yep… everything in Creative Suite Master Collection as well as new tools such as Muse.

– Adobe’s Touch Apps

– Adobe’s services, such as the Digital Publishing Suite and cloud based fonts from their acquisition of Typekit.

Access to the Adobe Creative Cloud is expected to be available in the first half of 2012, expect more details to surface before the launch.

If you are able to take advantage of all of that Adobe software and services then the Creative Cloud  is a great way to access it. You may find that if you just use a base Creative Suite Design Standard or Premium and don’t have a use for the extra Applications and services then you may be better to stick to upgrading when needed.

Adobe will be keeping separate Applications and Creative Suite editions available with the current licensing model. It is important to note that Adobe is changing what products will qualify for an upgrade to Creative Suite 6:

“In order to qualify for upgrade pricing when CS6 releases, customers will need to be on the latest version of our software (either CS5 or CS5.5 editions). If our customers are not yet on those versions, we’re offering a 20% discount through December 31, 2011 which will qualify them for upgrade pricing when we release CS6.”

So we are recommending that everyone take the opportunity to upgrade their Creative Suite 4 or earlier licenses to Creative Suite 5.5 before the end of the year. Once Creative Suite 6 is released licenses for Creative Suite 4 or earlier will not be eligible for an upgrade to Creative Suite 6.

For more information and discussion on what we can do for you, speak to Darrin at Digital Arena Phone: +64 9 477 0396.


iPod nano Replacement Program

Nov 16, 2011
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Apple has initiated a replacement program for 1st Generation iPod nanos. In some rare cases the battery in specific iPod nano models may overheat and pose a safety risk.

If you have a first generation iPod nano (It will have a black or white plastic front and a silver metal back) then you may qualify to get it replaced. Your replacement won’t come back with any personalised engraving.

Follow the replacement process online to get your replacement.