One company is still working toward ending the next-generation DVD format war, although it's doing so by offering both technologies--HD-DVD and Blu-ray--in one package. According to a newspaper report, assuming the two sides don't miraculously come to an agreement on a unified standard, Samsung will release a DVD player that will be able play both Blu-ray and HD-DVD discs. Of course, the company would prefer one standard, but Samsung told the <I>Financial Times</I> that if the standard doesn't happen, it will introduce a unified solution in the hopes of alleviating consumer confusion. Samsung backs the Blu-ray format, which claims to offer higher capacity, better interactivity and stronger security than HD-DVD but isn't as cheap and compatible with existing formats as HD-DVD is. Samsung's decision to support both technologies could give the company a big advantage in the market to sell new players. The company expects to release its unified solution next year. Great idea, Samsung.
Thursdays, October 8th to December 17th
11am, 1pm, and 3pm Eastern Time
John will cover topics including:
* Deploying, Managing, and Maintaining Windows * Key Features of Active Directory from Windows 2000 to Windows Server 2012 R2 PLUS Windows Server 2016 * Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2 Hyper-V and Complementary Features * Key elements of Microsoft System Center 2012 and System Center 2012 R2 and major changes in the 2016 wave * Deploying, Migrating to, and Managing Hyper-V in Your Organization * Implementing a Private Cloud * Using PowerShell to Automate Common tasks * And much more!