Surge protectors and power strips are great things to have around the office because they enable additional productivity or leisure devices to operate. There are some important things to note, though, in case you have some of these lying around your office.
- They are not the same thing! A surge protector and a power strip are different devices. You’ll notice that a “power strip” is generally cheaper, and the reason why is because it is literally just a strip of additional outlets. A surge protector is designed to protect against sudden spikes in the electrical current, so it is important that a surge protector is used when plugging in your computers and sensitive electronic equipment rather than just a power strip.
- Using surge protectors or power strips does not increase the amount of available power, so using them to connect too many devices or a very power-hungry device could cause some issues that take all of your technology offline
- Surge protectors are not made to plug into UPS (uninterruptible power supply) batteries, such as what your server and network equipment should be plugged into. UPS batteries already have their own power conditioning built-in. If you need additional outlets on your UPS battery, you should consider purchasing an additional battery or checking with the battery manufacturer for a supported power strip that can be connected.
“We set out to deliver the best productivity experience across the PC, the phone, and the browser,” Koenigsbauer said. “That’s so fundamental because the days of people just sitting at their desks and working on their PCs are long gone. Office 2010 is bringing the right capabilities at the right time and helping customers improve productivity and cut costs.”
That’s why Koenigsbauer believes Office 2010 products will continue to win over customers and keep the momentum rolling. He added that those “right capabilities” go beyond productivity tools such as word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation tools. The full productivity portfolio also delivers unified communications, email, content management, enterprise search, business intelligence, and social networking capabilities.
I guess it's safe to say that Office 2010 is a resounding success.
I've been on Office 2010 for a few months and don't notice much of a difference from 2007, but maybe that's a good thing. The many iterations to the software have gotten to the point where all the nagging issues have been resolved, highly requested features have been implemented, and loud internet whiners have been silenced in the process.
Now that Office 2011 has become nearly a universally accepted iteration, how long until we can move into a web-based version of Office where we no longer have to plan drawn out deployments of DVD's or even a network share housing the install?
I, for one, welcome our web-based overlords. Who needs to have a DVD laying around all the time? Who wants to occupy valuable server space with a huge Office install? Not me, no sir! We're not there quite yet, but Trigon is more than ready to help your large scale deployments of Microsoft software.