How to enroll in the Office Insider program if you’re using Office 365 Enterprise

If you have a commercial subscription for Office 365, these are the steps you need to follow to install the latest Insider preview of Office 2016 apps. Just like Windows 10, Microsoft offers an Insider program for Office, which lets subscribers get early access to upcoming features and enhancements. The only caveat is that while the desktop Office 2016 applications are virtually the same across subscriptions, the way to enroll in the program will depend upon the plan you’re using. If you’re an Office 365 Home, Personal, or University subscriber, enrolling to the Office Insider program is an easy process, which only requires a few clicks using in the app settings. However, if you work on an organization, or you’re a Microsoft MVP with access to Office 365 Enterprise, the option to join the Insider program won’t be available in your installation. In the case that you want to install Office 2016 preview builds as soon as they’re ready for testing, you’ll need to use the “Office Deplo How to enroll in the Office Insider program if you’re using Office 365 Enterprise

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The CP List: 20 Antivirus Software Providers You Should Know

Channel Partners is part of the Knowledge & Networking Division of Informa PLC Editor’s Note: This is the latest in our series of “20 top providers.” Previous editions feature providers of UCaaS, SD-WAN, and backup and DR. Being a successful antivirus software provider means staying one step ahead of cybercriminals. Those providers that can’t aren’t likely to be around much longer. Antivirus (AV) software is designed to detect, prevent and remove malware. That includes viruses, worms, trojans and scareware, as well as some forms of unwanted programs, such as adware and spyware. Analysts, a member of the Channel Partners Editorial Advisory Board and other industry experts shared their views with us on what it now takes to succeed in antivirus software. Antivirus providers were, and still are, always challenged by the ongoing evolution of the threats, and the expanding community of black-hat virus developers and ransomware criminals, said Rick Beckers, president of CloudTech1 and editorial advisory board member. The CP List: 20 Antivirus Software Providers You Should Know

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The Complete History Of Star Wars PC Games

The Complete History Of Star Wars PC GamesStar Wars is epic. I never got into the computer software or any other Star Wars gamin, but i bet it was a blast.

In 1977 the world saw the release of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, and the Star Wars franchise was born. In the decades after its release, Star Wars has grown to epic proportions and is among the most popular series in the world.

In addition to the main six movies which have already been released, there have also been countless fan-created videos, a few TV shows, additional movies not in the main story line, numerous books and some amazing video games.

With the approach of the seventh installment in the primary movie series, we’re taking a look back at the dozens of Star Wars PC games released over the last 30 years. In 1983 the first Star Wars game, simply titled “Star Wars”, was released into arcades. The game used simple vector graphics to simulate the experience of flying an X-Wing against Imperial TIE Fighters during the Battle of Yavin 4.

After defeating the TIE Fighters, players then go up against the Death Star, flying through the trench before making the fatal shot to destroy the Death Star. The arcade game was later released for DOS, the Atari 5200 and several other systems. These ports were similar to the arcade version in their game play experience, but with reduced graphics.

Star Wars: Rebel Assault is similar to X-Wing in that most of the game is spent piloting an X-Wing, but unlike X-Wing, this game is a rail shooter, so you have less control over your ship and instead just focus on shooting enemies. The game also has more diverse levels. Sometimes you will be flying over a planet, while other times you are fighting in space.

The backgrounds of Rebel Assault were pre-rendered giving the illusion that the game engine was more powerful. MORE: Best Gaming Laptops 1997’s Star Wars Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II continues the story of Kyle Katarn as he fights against Imperial troops after the defeat of Darth Vader and the Emperor by Luke Skywalker.

The game benefited from faster computer hardware and was able to increase the graphics quality quite a bit over its predecessor. Later in the game Kyle Katarn also gets a lightsaber and becomes a Jedi. Here, the game introduced another innovation to the series, the use of live action scenes to advance the story.

Although the series was originally called Dark Forces, this would be the last game under the Dark Forces name, and the games would be rebranded as the Jedi Knight series. In 2003, another game was released in the popular Jedi Knight series: Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy.

Like the previous Jedi Knight games, Kyle Katarn plays a key role in the story, but he is not the main character. Instead, this game allows you to create your own customized character and lightsaber.

Kyle Katarn continued his Jedi training, and has progressed to the level of a Jedi master, and you are his new student.The game play was reminiscent of the previous Jedi Knight game, but with a greater emphasis on force powers and lightsaber combat.

The game also featured a multiplayer mode that allowed players and computer AI characters to fight each other. Star Wars Battlefront was a unique entry into the Star Wars game franchise. It combined first-person shooter elements with strategic mission objects.

The bulk of the game is running and shooting down enemy soldiers with a variety of weapons and soldier classes to choose from. Many levels contained vehicles which could be used to single-handedly take on large groups of soldiers. Some levels also contained ships such as the X-Wing, […]

Assassin’s Creed Origins: How Heavy Is It on Your CPU?

Assassins Creed has been reported to put a heavy load on the CPU.  Below you will find test info and advice.  My computer tip would be to run this game on a SSD vs. a standard hard drive.  Has anyone experienced any difficulties playing this game on Windows 10 vs. Windows 8.1 or Windows 7?  I am interested to see your comments below..


Today we’re doing a little benchmarking, a little playing around with Assassin’s Creed Origins to see how it behaves on different CPUs. For those of you unaware Assassin’s Creed Origins was recently released, and it has been creating a bit of a stir in the PC tech community due how aggressively it utilizes the CPU. Upon release a few media outlets scrambled to the benchmarks and it quickly became apparent that the game was extremely CPU intensive and not in the way that ARMA 3 or Planet Coaster are. Rather than just taxing a few threads heavily the game eats up cores, lots of cores. There are reports of it using up a Threadripper 1920X for example. As a result modern quad-cores were getting slayed and there were reports that the game was simply unplayable on the Core i5-7600K. And well, that peaked our interest. We’ve already seen the 7600K and other quad-core CPUs struggling in big 64-player Battlefield 1 battles and while the performance isn’t always ideal, it’s certainly playable in our opinion. Anyway I believe it’s the Computer Base results that have have caused most of the excitement as they showed the Core i5-7600K getting trampled by the Ryzen 5 1500X as it only managed to match the Ryzen 3 1300X. However the 1% low results were the most shocking as the i5-7600K dipped down to 41 fps making it slightly slower than the 1300X. Honestly I’m not sure how that’s possible, but let’s ignore that for a moment. Essentially the 7600K was almost 30% slower than the Ryzen 5 1600X and almost 40% slower than the 7700K. Countering this information though, were results published by GameGPU around 3 days earlier showing the 7600K never dropping below 60 fps and consequently beating the Ryzen 5 1400 while easily beating the Ryzen 3 CPUs. The higher core count Ryzen parts still do very well in their test but the 7600K hardly looks pathetic. Looking at where each media outlet tested, as best as I can tell GameGPU actually tested a more demanding section of the game, which adds to the confusion. Therefore we decided to have a look and see if we could work out what was going on. For measuring CPU performance we’ve found getting on your steed, in this case a camel, and having a trot through the open-world city of Siwa (seewa) is the way to go, there’s generally loads of non player characters here that give the CPU a hard time. So using the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti and three quality presets, let’s have a look at some of the results in graph form before checking out some gameplay. The Benchmarks Let’s start with the Ultra High quality preset, we are using a GTX 1080 Ti after all. Here the 8th-gen Core series is limited to just over 90 fps on average with a 1% low result of 71 fps. The 7700K roughly matched the average but was 7% slower for the minimum as it’s often close to being maxed out. Then we see a pretty large drop for the 7600K which bottomed out at 52 fps making it 21% slower than the 7700K and 27% slower than the new Core i5-8400. This also means it’s a tad slower than the Ryzen 7 1800X and Ryzen 5 1600X, though faster than the R5 1500X. We would just like to point out that all CPUs were tested using the same DDR4-3200 CL14 memory. I’ll also get to it in a moment with some gameplay footage, but the 7600K as well as the 1500X both provided […]