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Back By Popular Demand: The Start Menu

Microsoft has brought back the Start button and Start Menu with Windows 10 and they have incorporated some of the unique features from its predecessors Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. Here is a closer look:   As you can see if the photo above, the left side of the Start menu contains the following: An […]

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Microsoft CRM is growing rapidly

A recent article on Infoworld has revealed that CRM revenue has grown 12.5 since 2012.  What is CRM you ask?  Customer Relationship Management (CRM) is a model for managing a company’s interactions with current and future customers. It involves using technology to organize, automate, and synchronize sales, marketing, customer service, and technical support.  CRM systems […]

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Is the IT industry hitting its groove?

Optimism in IT employees is high at the moment.  In a recent survey conducted by Computer World on IT salaries around the country, the percentage of 2013 respondents who said they gained ground financially in the past two years was slightly higher than it was in 2012 (33%, up from 29% last year), and the […]

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2012 year in review

Well, it’s been another great year for the Babbage Simmel staff and alumni.  We did tons of training and certification testing this year, with Visual Studio taking the crown for the most trained subject.  We taught twice as many Visual Studio courses in 2012 as the runner up for subject of the year, SharePoint 2010.  […]

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Windows 8 is here!

It’s time to start preparing for Windows 8!  That’s right.  The launch is just around the corner, October 26th to be exact.  The good news is that you can download a preview of Windows 8 here.  There are many improvements and refinements across the Windows 8 Release Preview that folks will see right away, while […]

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Short on time? Our boot camp courses are just what you need.

In today’s world everyone is trying to save time.   We all try to cram in as much as we can in a short amount of time so we can sleep longer, golf longer, etc.  If this sounds like you, then check out our various boot camp style courses.  Why take a subject for two weeks […]

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Obtain an IT position with Cisco, Win 7, SharePoint and Exchange classes

A recent article in IT World shows that IT hiring continues to rise.  Overall, IT employment grew 3.4% in 2011 and 1.5% in 2010.  This is great news for anyone looking to get into it the IT field, or for those who are already in and are looking for a new position.  I wanted to […]

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Is Windows 8 the Next Big Thing???

CNET News has a great article out about the looming Windows 8 release in 2012. The rumor is that Microsoft Windows 8 may be largely irrelevant to users of traditional PC’s.  Research has shown that since the release of the Windows 8 Developer Preview in September, Microsoft has been battered by criticism from desktop users […]

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Windows 7 and Virtualization

With the fall semester in full swing here at Babsim we are filling up classes fast!  This week I wanted to highlight a few popular classes that still have a couple seats available. First let’s start with our Windows 7 class on 11/2/11.  The primary audience for this course is the Enterprise Desktop Support Technician […]

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SQL, ITIL, and Windows 7 Oh My!

 We’re busy here this week at Babsim.  We’ve got some new instructors making their first visit here and some old favorites.  One of the first things our new instructor said to us when checking the place out yesterday was, “This is such a great facility.  I’ve been in quite a few training centers and the […]

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