IT Weekly Roundup, May 20

From the business wires this week: a GPMC tool for change control, free network monitoring software, and Microsoft invests in LapLink.

DesktopStandard Corporation announced the beta release of GPOVault, a Group Policy Management Console (GPMC) extension, which provides change control capabilities Microsoft’s GPMC doesn’t. GPOVault adds change control, notification, approval, rollback, offline editing and difference reporting by directly integrating into Microsoft’s GPMC. The free tool will also be shipped in a server-licensed enterprise edition.

Dorian Software Creations, Inc. released a software bundle for event log management. The Dorian Software Express Pack comes with Event Alarm, Event Achiever and Event Analyst, which make up the company’s Total Event Log Management Solution, for monitoring, collecting and analyzing event log data. The package includes five server licenses and 25 workstation licenses for $1,499.99.

GFI is releasing a freeware version of GFI Network Server Monitor 6. The freeware version of the networking monitoring software offers all the functionality of the full version but is limited to three servers. New features include a redesigned interface, support for Linux servers and the ability to check service availability.

Data Domain DD460
Back up over 200TB of your MP3s and videos with Data Domain's DD460.

For organizations that need enterprise-class backup of critical data, Data Domain’s DD400 Enterprise Series offers a scalable, high-throughput Capacity Optimized Storage (COS) solution with capacities of 15TB to more than 200TB. The disk-based backup solutions boast 20 times reduction in compressed data size and support for most leading backup software.

The latest version of Acronis Migrate Easy aims to make the move of your data across digital expanses easier and safer with better hardware support for parallel ATA (IDE), serial ATA (SATA) and the Small Computer System Interface (SCSI). Version 7.0 features a new interface, similar to that of Acronis True Image 8.0, and can erase data from the old drive after migration to a new drive. List price is $39.99.

Addlogix UniXpress USB 2.0 Port Replicator
Introduce your notebook to a host of peripherals with Addlogix's UniXpress USB 2.0 Port Replicator.

Addlogix has a USB 2.0 port replicator for notebooks out now that supports VGA and dual PCs. UniXpress supports 1280x1024 XGA resolution over USB, various peripherals, Ethernet and 2-port KVM function for controlling two PCs.

LapLink Software, Inc. announced last week that Microsoft is investing in and licensed various technologies from the connectivity software maker. "We look forward to developing a stronger partnership with Laplink," said Kenneth Lustig, managing director of Intellectual Property Acquisitions and Investments at Microsoft. "This investment demonstrates our commitment to meeting the needs of an increasingly global and mobile workforce." Laplink’s products include file transfer, remote access and synchronization applications, such as Everywhere, ShareDirect, PCmover and LapLink Gold.

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