Precursor Precis Newsletter

In this issue:
1 ACN Advanced Camp
2 Apple Business Affiliate Success!
3 Microsoft Office News
4 Suitcase Fusion 6
5 Vectorworks 2015 SP3

ACN Advanced Camp

Apple Consultants NetworkPrecursor founder Alex Narvey will be attending the Apple Consultants Network Advanced Camp 2015 at the Q Center outside Chicago in St. Charles, Illinois from March 30 to April 2. Over 100 Apple IT Professionals will gather to learn the latest in OS X’s, Mobile Device deployment and management strategies, and for the first time, the ACN camp is hosting a business strategy track as well. Content from will be from both Apple and key third-party developers and technology providers.

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Apple Business Affiliate Success!

AppleStoreAs you probably already know, Apple converted Precursor from an Authorized Reseller (2004-2014) to an Apple Business Affiliate in mid-2014. As an Apple Business Affiliate we sport special links on our web site that take you in to the AppleStore Canada where you can shop direct from Apple AND support your local consultant (Precursor) at the same time! For larger, more complicated purchases we can contact our special dedicated Apple Store for Business Rep to give you white glove service. Thank you to all our clients who have shopped the AppleStore through our custom gateway. We appreciate your support.

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Microsoft Office News

OfficeMicrosoft has been busy! Office is now available free of charge for iOS including iPhone and iPad and that includes a version of Outlook. The iOS Office suite can even work with files stored in your DropBox account, Microsoft OneDrive, Google Drive, and even Apple's iCloud Drive. I guess Microsoft is thinking "If you can't beat 'em; join 'em."

But that is not all. Microsoft has introduced a public beta of Office 2016 for Mac - which is due later this year - and has announced that support for Office 2011 for Mac will end in January, 2016. Microsoft is transitioning to subscription licensing (Office 365) just like Adobe has its Creative Cloud licenses so the way to get the new Office 2016 will be through an Office 365 subscription. Precursor will be assisting customers to transition to this subscription licensing so that they can maintain supported software from Microsoft.

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Suitcase Fusion 6

Suitcase Fusion 6Extensis has been hard at work on its excellent font management utility Suitcase Fusion. The latest version -Fusion 6 - has plugins for the Creative Cloud 2014, the latest QuarkXPress and is fully compatible with OS X Yosemite 10.10. Suitcase Fusion makes it easy to transfer your collection between multiple workspaces with cloud-based archive & restore for Dropbox, Google Drive and more. And, to ensure that the exact fonts are used when your documents require them Suitcase Fusion includes Font Sense™ technology to precisely identify fonts, even identifying differences between apparent duplicates.

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Vectorworks 2015 SP3

VectorWorks 2015Nemetscheck has released Service Pack 3 for Vectorworks 2015 with a raft of bug fixes. Whether your specialty is architecture, landscape, or entertainment design, Vectorworks software gives you the freedom to create without having to use additional application. Detailed release notes are available at the Vectorworks web site.

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