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What’s New – August 2019

Last updated: 26th July 2019

August What’s New features some of the highlights from Microsoft Inspire 2019 including Artificial Intelligence built into Microsoft 365, Teams in the Classroom and revolutionary technology with holograms. There is also new painting software from Corel Painter 2020, an updates from Veritas NetBackup 8.2 and Carbonite Migrate now integrated with Azure Migrate.


Microsoft Inspire 2019 –  Take a look at some of the key highlights from Microsoft Inspire 2019.


AI in Microsoft 365 – Bringing intelligence and new tools for workplace collaboration on mobile using Excel, PowerPoint and Microsoft Teams.


Microsoft Teams in the Classroom – Using Microsoft Teams and AI, Dr. David Kellerman, lecturer in the school of engineering at the University of New South Wales, has more than enhanced the experience of his students – he’s transformed the classroom and learning experience, while creating a community of learners.


The magic of AI neural TTS and holograms – What if neither distance nor language mattered? What if technology could help you be anywhere you need to be and speak any language? Using AI technology and holographic experiences this is possible, and it is revolutionary.



Corel Painter 2020 – Painting software custom-built for serious artists. Why not try the original, time-tested, digital painting software built by artists, for artists? The virtual art studio has exceeded the creative expectations of illustrators, concept, fine, photo and manga artists for over 28 years! We know that Painter® 2020 will make you a passionate artist too.

  • NEW Brush Accelerator™ – up to 20x faster!
  • NEW Interface advancements
  • NEW Improved Brush Selector
  • NEW Colour Harmonies
  • NEW GPU enhanced brushing



Veritas NetBackup 8.2 – Data is growing rapidly and becoming more fragmented across clouds, virtual environments, and ever-changing application platforms. Unified data protection is the only way your IT organization can deliver required service levels while limiting cost and risk – whether data resides on-premises or in the cloud.

Here are some of the new features:

  • Faster backup to the cloud through NetBackup CloudCatalyst with over 40+ cloud connectors
  • Archive to the cloud with support for AWS Glacier and Deep Archive and MS Azure Archive
  • Orchestrate disaster recovery (DR) into AWS
  • Enable granular file recovery and protection of VMs with agentless everywhere for VMware
  • Expanded support for database, virtualization and cloud workloads including OpenStack, Red Hat virtualization and Microsoft SQL AG
  • Simplified user experience with automation and integration of NetBackup with third-party applications and platforms including vRealize, ServiceNow and more.



Carbonite Migrate – Carbonite is now integrated with Azure Migrate and can be accessed directly through its portal. When you create a migration project in the portal, you’ll have the option to select Carbonite Migrate as your migration tool. Once you create or log in to your Carbonite account, you can configure and initiate the migration process in a few easy steps.

The solution gives you progress updates while the migration process is underway. Once the migration is complete, you can select the server in the Azure Migrate portal to view details about the migration.



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