Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Print Manager Plus Release Station 2008 Provides Low Cost Printing Confidentiality for the Health Care Industry

New release from Software Shelf protects confidential patient records, aiding compliance with Health Insurance Portability, the Accountability Act (HIPAA) and European Data Protection Rules

Print Manager Plus® Release Station 2008 is a new web-based tool that provides the physical security of Protected Health Information (PHI) within the Health Care Industry at a fraction of the cost of similar systems


Diana Shields, Corporate Manager, SSI

San Francisco and London: Software Shelf International today announced the launch of Print Manager Plus Release Station 2008 which helps protect the physical privacy and confidentiality of printed documents within the health care industry. The software aids compliance with Health Insurance Portability, the Accountability Act (HIPAA), European Data Protection Rules and other Data Protection legislation designed to protect individuals’ rights to privacy and confidentiality. The product is an add-on to Software Shelf’s market-leading print management tool, Print Manager Plus.

The software is intended for use by hospitals, clinics, health care providers, health care plans, Medicare and Medicaid programs, health care clearing houses, billing services, community health information systems and IT shops supporting these organizations who must satisfy the privacy and security rules issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and similar agencies worldwide dedicated to patient privacy and confidentiality of printed information.

Penalties for violation of patient privacy can be severe.

Release Station 2008 makes it easy for users and handlers of confidential information to print out whatever they need without the risk of it being seen by anyone unauthorized to do so, even when printed from a workstation distant from the printers themselves. Release Station 2008’s key security feature requires that the release of the job can only take place when the user (or his authorized agent) - physically present at the printer – has entered his Active Directory or other user name and secure password. Only then will the confidential document print itself out. Consequently, this feature also prevents stacks of wasted paper sitting at the printer at the end of the day.

Once the product is installed, it operates as a native extension to Windows. Its ease of use has made it the most functional and cost-effective print management, print control and print security software on the market today in terms of technical stability, quality and cost.

"The usual way of working is that documents are created through a third party application or by dictation: users can create hundreds of such documents a day. When these need to be printed, HIPAA regulations necessitate that the user disrupt his or her workflow to retrieve each document, one by one. The reality is that many print-outs sit in the output tray of a printer (in an insecure state) for hours before they are actually retrieved. As well as a security risk, this way of working can also cause substantial loss of productivity. Release Station 2008 is the solution to both of these problems,” says Diana Shields, Corporate Manager, SSI.

The product meets the needs of any sized provider organization and it not only addresses HIPAA requirements and similar Data Protection rule provisions, but it also maximizes allowable cost recovery, controlling access to color output and preventing wastage of materials, costs and staff time.

Print Manager Plus features include a complete print audit and print accounting trail for every print job with hundreds of reports available on print usage by user, group, department and costs, as well as the ability to set numerous kinds of print restrictions for nearly every print control scenario imaginable.

A 30-day evaluation version of Print Manager Plus Release Station 2008 which works with existing installations of Print Manager Plus is available here: http://www.softwareshelf.com/files/products.asp?type=cat&ID=146

For those not yet using Print Manager Plus, a fully functional trial version is available here: http://www.softwareshelf.com

Print Manager Plus Release Station 2008, which is a native extension of the Windows operating system with seamless Active Directory integration, supports all brands and sizes of printers and plotters and printing from any operating systems where printing is through a Windows Print Server. Print Manager Plus is verified and logo-certified by Microsoft and has been featured by Microsoft as the Public Sector “Solution of the Month” for 18 months in a row.

Software Shelf was established in 1994 in Silicon Valley by William Feeley. Its flagship product, Print Manager Plus, is used by thousands of organizations worldwide, including: University Hospital Birmingham, UK, Yale University, Oxford University, Capital Blue Cross, Shriners Hospitals, Public Health Laboratory of Quebec, Ministry of Health Ontario, and Mid Atlantic Medical Services.

The company provides free tech support (in 13 languages) from its offices in the US and UK and from its more than 150 partners and resellers in over 60 countries. Software Shelf was awarded the Hewlett-Packard Outstanding Partner of the Year Award in 2007. Software Shelf and Print Manager Plus are trademarks owned by Software Shelf worldwide.

For further information, contact:

Danny Byrnes
Software Shelf International, Inc.
601 Cleveland Street
Suite# 710
Clearwater, FL 33755
United States
Phone: +1 727 445 1920
Phone: +1 800 962 2290
Fax: +1 727 445 9223
Email: sales@softwareshelf.com
Website: http://www.softwareshelf.com

Christian Delalez
Software Shelf International, Inc.
Vitality House
2 - 3 Imberhorne Way
East Grinstead
West Sussex, RH19 1RL
United Kingdom
Phone +44 1342 310950
Fax +44 1342 302405
Email: sales@softwareshelf.co.uk
Website: http://www.softwareshelf.co.uk

Source: Enterprisewire® News Service
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Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Latest release from Software Shelf: Print Manager Plus® Release Station 2008 Web-Based Tool with PayPal and Credit Card Integration



Software Shelf Launches New Pay-Per-Print Solution


Software Shelf Product Manager, Mr. Danny Byrnes

San Francisco and London:
Software Shelf International, Inc. today announced the launch of Print Manager Plus Release Station 2008, an add-on to their market-leading print management tool, Print Manager Plus.

Release Station 2008 comes with credit card and PayPal integration which means that users can now easily pay for each individual job they print, or top up their own print accounts, using PayPal or their credit card. This is a 100% web-based print management (as well as print accounting and print control) system which has been molded to fit any library or computer lab environment for ease of use and complete affordability. Users can monitor, hold and complete payment in one easy click. One uses the web-based Release Station interface to allow a patron’s job to be printed, and no extra hardware or cash machines are needed.

Once the product is installed, it operates as a native extension to Windows. Its ease of use has made it the #1 Print Management software on the market today in terms of technical stability, quality and cost.

This new tool is ideal for organisations that provide central networked printing (through a printer server or workgroup), such as schools, libraries, internet caf├ęs or anywhere that offers a printing service. Lack of control and accountability in this area can become a major drain on finances. Implementation of Print Manager Plus Release Station 2008 can save an organisation substantial amounts in paper and ink as well as in administrative manpower.

Software Shelf Product Manager, Mr. Danny Byrnes states, “The Release station add-on has been very popular with those existing Print Manager Plus users, for whom Release Station 2008 was installed on a pre-release basis over the past 6 months. The schools and libraries, worldwide, that participated all reported a significant reduction in costs as a result.”

An added benefit of the system derives from the fact that management of the users’ printing accounts is done by the users themselves, thereby reducing administrative and accounting demands on library or school staff.

Other benefits of Print Manager Plus Release Station 2008 include:

Secure printing: Increased security for the user since the print job only starts to print once it is paid for – via a workstation located by the printer. This also prevents the stack of wasted paper sitting at the printer at the end of the day that no one ever came to collect.

Approved/Managed printing: When a user sends a print job to the printer, a pop-up message appears on their screen asking them to see the teacher or person at the front desk (as in a library) who will release their job upon receipt of payment, if required.

Account Balance Management: With the new credit card & PayPal integration, management of the users’ printing accounts can now be done by the user and so reduce administrative costs. Users can pay for individual jobs themselves or add credit to their account balance if they run out while using the Release Station option.

A 30-day evaluation version of Print Manager Plus Release Station 2008 which works with existing installations of Print Manager Plus is available here: http://www.softwareshelf.com/files/products.asp?type=cat&ID=146

For those not yet using Print Manager Plus, a fully functional trial version is available here: http://www.softwareshelf.com

Print Manager Plus Release Station 2008, which is a native extension of the Windows operating system with seamless Active Directory integration, supports all brands of printer and prints from all operating systems, where printing through a Windows Print Server. Print Manager Plus is verified and logo-certified by Microsoft and has been featured by Microsoft as the Public Sector “Solution of the Month” for 18 months in a row.

Software Shelf was established in 1994 in Silicon Valley by William Feeley. Its
flagship product, Print Manager Plus, is used by thousands of companies, schools, libraries and government offices worldwide, including: Yale University, Harvard University, Oxford University, Morgan Stanley, British Library and Microsoft. The company provides free tech support (in 13 languages) from its offices in the US and UK and from its more than 150 partners and resellers in over 60 countries. Software Shelf was awarded the Hewlett-Packard Outstanding Partner of the Year Award in 2007. Software Shelf and Print Manager Plus are trademarks owned by Software Shelf worldwide.

For further information, contact:

Danny Byrnes
Software Shelf International, Inc.
601 Cleveland Street
Suite# 710
Clearwater, FL 33755
United States
Phone: +1 727 445 1920
Phone: +1 800 962 2290
Fax: +1 727 445 9223
Email: sales@softwareshelf.com
Website: http://www.softwareshelf.com

Christian Delalez
Software Shelf International, Inc.
Vitality House
2 - 3 Imberhorne Way
East Grinstead
West Sussex, RH19 1RL
United Kingdom
Phone +44 1342 310950
Fax +44 1342 302405
Email: sales@softwareshelf.co.uk
Website: http://www.softwareshelf.co.uk

Source: Enterprisewire® News Service
© Enterprisewire News Service

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Monday, November 12, 2007

Meet HP's Outstanding Partner of the Year (2007)



http://www.softwareshelf.com

CEO Bill Feeley talks about Software Shelf’s Print Manager Plus, used by both companies as well as schools and colleges to account for, track, and reduce toner and paper costs, and to bill these costs back to customers. It is fast becoming the standard for any Windows network administrator wishing to control and manage a printing enterprise. It is not only a pure software solution, it is also the only such product on the market “native” to the Windows operating system, seamlessly integrated with Active Directory and operating as an extension of Windows.

http://www.printmanagerplus.com

Audit Printing, print control software, print management software, print accounting, toner, paper, monitor printing, quota, print tracking, costs

Danny Byrnes
Software Shelf International, Inc.
601 Cleveland Street
Suite# 710
Clearwater, FL 33755
United States
Phone: 727-445-1920
Phone: 800-962-2290
Fax: 727-445-9223
Email: sales@softwareshelf.com
Website: http://www.softwareshelf.com

Christian Delalez
Software Shelf International, Inc.
Vitality House
2 - 3 Imberhorne Way
East Grinstead
West Sussex, RH19 1RL
United Kingdom
Phone +44 1342 310950
Fax +44 1342 302405
Email: sales@softwareshelf.co.uk
Website: http://www.softwareshelf.co.uk

Thursday, August 30, 2007

EnterpriseWire 29 August, 2007

EnterpriseWire Newsletters

Edition - 082907:10402 / 29 August, 2007
Published by Software Shelf International, Inc. since 1998
http://www.softwareshelf.com

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ENTERPRISE NEWS
---- Printer, Copier and Multifunctional Product Market in EMEA Grew 6 Per Cent in the First Half of 2007, Says Gartner:
---- The Paper Full Office:
---- HP Extends Lead in Blade Server Market, Growing Factory Revenue by 72 Percent in Second Quarter:
---- A ‘Back to School’ Tip to Improve the School Budget:

NEW & IMPROVED
---- Eupdate 6.0.0.123 for Print Manager Plus has been released:
---- Print Manager Plus Works on Windows Server 2008 (Longhorn):

TOTAL PRINT MANAGEMENT
---- SURVEY - What database do you use for Print Manager Plus?
---- Can't Print? - Microsoft's new printing solution center:
---- When to Use a Print Server?
---- A Full Range of Total Print Management Applications:

TIPS, TRICKS, AND FAQS
---- Full Online Technical FAQs on Software Shelf Products:
---- How can I specify only users that are enabled in an LDAP query?
---- How can I generate a list of all the SMTP mail addresses a user has?
---- How can I modify the display name of mail-enabled groups that appear in the Global Address List (GAL)?

SPECIAL OFFERS
---- Print Manager Plus Offered to School Districts by Site License:
---- Buy Print Manager Plus® and Get Print Console FREE!
---- Print Manager Plus Available in Microsoft Learning Network Manager for Schools Worldwide:

COMMENTS AND SUBSCRIBING

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---- Printer, Copier and Multifunctional Product Market in EMEA Grew 6 Per Cent in the First Half of 2007, Says Gartner:

The combined printer, copier and multifunctional product (MFP) shipments market in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) totaled 23.4 million units, an increase of 5.8 per cent in the first half of 2007 compared with the same period last year, according to Gartner, Inc. Gartner predicts that the market in EMEA will reach almost 54 million units in 2007.

The trend that saw shipments of copiers and MFP outnumber shipments of printers in the second half of 2006 continued strongly in the first half of 2007. Copiers and MFP sales represented 53 per cent of the total market. “Sales in this segment were primarily driven by serial inkjet MFP sales that accounted for 41 per cent of the total print market,” said Cecile Drew, principal research analyst at Gartner.

In the serial inkjet market, Hewlett-Packard retained its position as market leader accounting for almost half of the total market share. Kodak made its debut in this market introducing two new MFP devices in the second quarter of 2007 in Germany and the UK. In the second quarter of 2007, Hewlett-Packard introduced its first new Egdeline technology MFP devices. “These new products brought inkjet into the domain of departmental colour printing, allowing lower printing cost in the office and moving it into direct competition with Xerox and Canon,” Ms Drew added. “Hewlett-Packard has on several occasions made attempts to penetrate the corporate copier and MFP market, but with limited success. This time, the company has an attractive product portfolio to do well in this segment.”

In the page market, Samsung Electronics performed particularly well in the first half of 2007. “The company expanded its product portfolio with faster speed devices that would help it to compete with the leading players in the business segment. Continued strong performance in Eastern Europe helped the company close the gap on the likes of Hewlett-Packard and Canon and reach the No.2 position in the EMEA page market.


---- The Paper Full Office:

Over the last ten years, computers, e-mail, and the internet have been supposedly introducing the paperless office. However, the opposite has occurred with people routinely printing out digital documents including web pages and emails and anything else they desired.

According to industry analyst Lyra Research 1,520 billion pages of documents were printed in 2006. In the US each man, woman and child uses 700lb of paper annually and the average office worker generates 2lb of paper waste per day.

The numbers are increasing worldwide and escalating more than ever when you bring in the emerging economies of China, Brazil, Russia and India. World Resources Institute, an environmental think-tank, estimates that globally paper consumption has increased by a factor of 20 this century, has more than tripled during the past 30 years, and is expected to grow by a further 50% by 2010.

“It’s a bit embarrassing really,” said Jim Joyce, Xerox’s vice-president of office services. “Twenty years ago in the early part of my career we were talking about the paperless office. If anything things have gone in the opposite direction.
“The wealthiest woman in China today owns a paper-recycling plant.”
But, said Joyce, there are finally signs that attitudes, at least, are changing. Xerox has been one of the firms advising Lloyd’s on ways to reduce its paper trail. The company’s office services division consults with many of the world’s top companies on ways to manage the documents they produce.

After a paper audit of one client, Dow Chemicals, Xerox found the firm had 16,000 printers across its offices producing 480m printouts a year. While each document printed cost little, in total all that printing added up to $100m over five years.

Second the environmental cost of all this paper use is an increasingly important factor for companies looking to reduce their carbon footprint.
“Europe is way ahead of the US on this,” said Joyce. “But when you look at paper, you have to look at the entire supply chain.” Along with the document itself there is the waste generated by the printer and its cartridges, the fuel to transport the paper and supplies and the manufacture of the paper. The paper industry is the fourth-largest industrial consumer of fossil fuels on the planet.

Print Manager Plus is the best cost and most effective software solution to control paper and toner waste as it can be easily administered by existing IT staff with no training and can reduce printing by half without adversely affecting employee production. For how this works, go to http://www.softwareshelf.com


---- HP Extends Lead in Blade Server Market, Growing Factory Revenue by 72 Percent in Second Quarter:

HP extended its lead in the worldwide blade server market in both total blade server units shipped and factory revenue, according to second calendar quarter 2007 server market figures released today by industry analyst firm IDC.(¹)

HP significantly increased its lead as the No. 1 blade server vendor in the period with 47.2 percent total factory revenue share, a year-over-year factory revenue growth rate of 71.9 percent.

As businesses require more powerful and scalable computing solutions for traditional applications and new workloads such as Web 2.0, high-performance computing and gaming, HP saw increased demand for its HP BladeSystem c-Class architecture and ProLiant family of servers in the second quarter of 2007. HP maintained its commanding lead as the No. 1 x86 server vendor, with 34.8 percent unit market share, growing at 18.2 percent year over year in a market that grew unit shipments 7.8 percent.

As the worldwide server market accelerated overall, HP held its No. 1 position in unit shipments for the 21st straight quarter, increasing its server units by 17.4 percent year over year in the second quarter and growing unit shipments the fastest of the top five vendors in the worldwide server market. With impressive growth across its ProLiant, Integrity and BladeSystem families, HP captured 33.7 percent total unit shipment share, shipping more than one out of every three servers in the world; it also grew server factory revenue faster than the market.

"HP's continued market leadership demonstrates we are successfully investing in areas critical for our customers’ success,” said Scott Stallard, senior vice president and general manager, Enterprise Storage and Servers, HP. “HP’s innovation across our server and BladeSystem portfolios is driving customer preference that competitors cannot match and makes us a key technology partner for today’s environments and those to come."

Highlights from IDC's worldwide report include:

Leading the blade server market for the third consecutive quarter, HP grew its total blade factory revenue by 71.9 percent in the second quarter of 2007, powered by increasing customer demand for the HP BladeSystem c-Class architecture. During the quarter, HP captured 46.2 percent unit shipment share and 47.2 percent factory revenue share and gained 13.2 percentage points of unit shipment share and 9.7 percentage points in revenue year over year.

Outpacing the x86 server market overall, HP increased its lead to 35.1 percent factory revenue share and 34.8 percent shipment share. Driven by customer demand for new workloads beyond the typical strongholds, HP saw increased success with its ProLiant family of servers, growing x86 factory revenue 17.5 percent year over year.

Showing continued leadership across the high-performance computing market, HP tied for the No. 1 position with 32.7 percent market share. HP continued to hold the No. 1 position in the high-performance computing cluster market in the second quarter of 2007 with 29.5 percent revenue share, marking the fourth consecutive quarter of leadership.(²)

In the highly competitive AMD® Opteron™ processor-based server market segment, HP maintained its No. 1 position in both revenue and factory units shipped. Leading the competition in Intel® and AMD x86-64-based servers, HP shipped more than 2.4 times and 22.3 times as many servers as IBM and Sun, respectively.

Driven by continued success with the HP Integrity and HP Integrity NonStop family of servers, HP held the No. 1 position in the EPIC/Itanium® processor market segment in both factory revenue and units shipped, with 42.3 percent factory revenue growth year over year in the second quarter of 2007.

Growing significantly faster than the market, HP grew Linux server unit shipments and factory revenue by 30.6 percent and 43.8 percent, respectively. HP remains the No. 1 Linux server vendor, gaining more than 6 percentage points of factory revenue share in the second quarter of 2007.

In combined Windows®, Linux and UNIX server unit shipments and factory revenue, HP maintained its No. 1 position with 33.6 percent and 32.0 percent share, respectively. These three operating systems account for 97.8 percent of all servers shipped worldwide.


---- A ‘Back to School’ Tip to Improve the School Budget:

Printer Control Software Saves Schools $2,000 a Month

With schools re-opening soon, here is a way, applicable to most schools everywhere, for them to improve their budget. Print Manager Plus, a print monitoring system which gives full control over all printing resources by tracking and reporting printing usage and costs across networks, is saving a school £12,000 ($24,000) a Year

King's Academy, a school in Middlesbrough, England, used to have the problem of astronomic printing costs that were spiralling out of control. But, now that they have implemented the print management system, Print Manager Plus, from Software Shelf International, they are reporting savings of around £12,000 ($24,000) a year due to reduced wastage of ink, paper and printer wear and tear.

The software includes many cost-saving features such as the ability to restrict students’ printing rights by colour, file type and file name. So, for example, students might be able to print spreadsheet documents but not jpg files. That puts a stop to unnecessary print outs of David Beckham, sports cars or Paris Hilton straight away.

But a case that gets across the sheer power of this software to reduce costs is the story of a student of the school who decided to print 700 copies of the same photo “as a joke”. Thanks to the feature that allows you to see exactly what students have printed and to hold them accountable for it if necessary – the school was able to bill his parents for the ink and paper used.

"Within 2 weeks, Print Manager Plus paid for itself and we've been re-investing the savings back into our school," says Kevin Bowker, a school administrator. "We're saving about £12,000 a year, which has allowed us to upgrade our PCs, printers, and more."

Christian Delalez, vice president of the company’s European office states, “Print Manager Plus makes total accounting sense because it allows you to keep track of who’s printing what, where and when. Without it, you have no control and are completely in the dark! Unfortunately, this is still the case for most schools and colleges everywhere. There are huge savings to be made here.”

More information about Print Manager Plus is available here: http://www.printmanagerplus.com and a fully functional free evaluation of the software can be downloaded here: http://www.softwareshelf.com/files/downloads.asp?ID=23

About Software Shelf: The company was established in 1994 in Silicon Valley by William Feeley. Its flagship product, Print Manager Plus, is used by thousands of companies, schools and government offices worldwide, including: Yale University, Los Angeles Unified School District, Harvard University, Oxford University, Morgan Stanley, British Library, Bank of England, NATO, Hyatt Hotels and Microsoft. The company provides tech support (in 13 languages) from its offices in the US and UK and from its 153 partners and resellers in 62 countries. Print Manager Plus features include: Print Tracking – it controls and reports printing usage and costs across networks; and Print Budgeting – it restricts users by dollar (or any currency) amount, number of pages per job, job size and file type or by restricting printers by number of pages per job, job size and file type.


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---- Eupdate 6.0.0.123 for Print Manager Plus has been released:

Print Manager Plus 6.0.0.123

New Features:

Counting Engine Addition:

New Features:

Print Manager Plus - Report Updates:

* Updated Total Print Bandwidth by Month and Day Fixed issues with the Day and Month Sorting

Print Manager Plus - Job Counting Engine Updates:

* Xerox TIFF6/GDI Language Support
Print Manager Plus will now properly detect the pages, page size, color, duplex, N-Up and number of copies for Xerox Plotters using this language.

Print Manager Plus - Service Updates:

* Improved Stability
Updated the services ability to identify tracking issues and automatically correct them. This helps ensure Print Manager Plus is always tracking jobs while the service is started.

* Updated Black and White Printer Detection Made further advancements in the ability to detect Black and White printers and properly track all jobs sent to these printers as Black and White, even if they contain color commands.

How to use and troubleshoot the eUpdate System for Print Manager Plus.
http://www.softwareshelf.com/files/supportFAQView.asp?ID=2581

For a list of all Print Manager Plus updates please visit:
http://www.softwareshelf.com/files/supportFAQView.asp?ID=2509


---- Print Manager Plus Works on Windows Server 2008 (Longhorn):

Software Shelf ( http://www.softwareshelf.com) developers of the world’s leading print monitoring and print accounting software, today announced that its flagship product, Print Manager Plus, (http://www.printmanagerplus.com ) is now fully compatible with Microsoft Windows Server 2008 (formerly Longhorn Server).

Software Shelf, a Microsoft Certified Partner, has been a designated beta tester for Microsoft for many years, ensuring that its print management software remains ‘state of the art’ software technology for use on Microsoft operating systems. Print Manager Plus operates as a seamless extension of the Windows operating system
“With the upcoming release of Windows Server 2008 later this year, the server infrastructure changes that organizations have to encounter will now be seamless with respect to their use of Print Manager Plus,” affirms Software Shelf vice-president Danny Byrnes.

With this announcement, Software Shelf can now confirm that Print Manager Plus runs on all main versions of Windows i.e. Windows NT, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista and now Windows Server 2008 (code named Longhorn Server until recently). The technical support that Software Shelf provides in 13 languages from its offices in the US and UK and from its 153 partners and resellers in 62 countries will include support for the Windows Server 2008 platform as soon as it is officially released.

Print Manager Plus requires no training for anyone familiar with Windows, it is affordable to nearly any organization being licensed at a fraction of the price of other similar software while yet being of the highest technical quality. Microsoft made it their “Solution of the Month” for the public sector for 18 months in a row. Hewlett-Packard recently awarded Software Shelf its Outstanding Partner of the Year Award due in part to the quality and functionality of its flagship product, Print Manager Plus.

A fully functional free evaluation of Print Manager Plus can be downloaded here: http://www.softwareshelf.com/files/downloads.asp?ID=23

If in Europe, Middle East or Africa, go to:
http://www.softwareshelf.co.uk


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---- SURVEY - What database do you use for Print Manager Plus?

Take our Print Management survey, Click Here to cast your vote:

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* 20 - 40%
* 40 - 60%
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---- Can't Print? - Microsoft's new printing solution center:

Use Microsoft's new printing solution center to solve common printing problems.

This site includes a wealth of information - from basic printer set-up and driver installation to solutions for specific error messages, establishing networks, and detailed how-to articles for Microsoft programs and operating systems.
http://www.microsoft.com/printserver


---- When to Use a Print Server?

Consult this brief and informative white paper to learn about the advantages of using a print server instead of direct printing with Microsoft Windows operating systems.

Download the document here: http://download.microsoft.com/download/6/6/a/66ab0a8f-8418-47bc-9c4f-b2c341ac3691/When to Use a Print Server.doc


---- A Full Range of Print Applications

Software Shelf is a world leader in enterprise print utility software.

Print Console 3.0
Print Console is a remote network printing console for NT/2000/XP. This console allows an administrator to remotely see all printers in a domain(s) from his or her workstation. Manipulate Print Jobs and Printers as if you were at that server.
http://www.softwareshelf.com/files/products.asp?type=cat&ID=22

Print Manager Plus 6.0
Print Manager Plus allows centralized quota, tracking and auditing of all printing activity. The product includes version for Academic, Corporate, and Professional Services companies.
http://www.softwareshelf.com/HTML/products/pmp_productsSplitter.asp

Print Queue Manager 3.0
Print Queue Manager allows full printing management for a Windows NT/2000/2003 network. Features include Print Redirection, Printing Disaster Recovery, Load Balancing, Printer Status, Printer Grouping and Print Broadcasting.
http://www.softwareshelf.com/files/products.asp?type=cat&ID=24

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---- Full Online Technical FAQs on Software Shelf Products:

Software Shelf support programs provide a wide variety of free and fee-based technical support services to individual and corporate customers.

We provide customers with support via electronic and automated services. Ninety day free telephone support is available on selected products.

Many products also contain "Live Update" that gives instant access to on-line updates, enhancements, support tips and other useful information.

Check out our online support FAQs here:
http://www.softwareshelf.com/files/supportfaqsearch.asp


---- How can I specify only users that are enabled in an LDAP query?

There are numerous filters you can apply when you perform an LDAP query. To check a user’s enabled status, you must check the user account flags. To check for a disabled user, you can use

useraccountcontrol:1.2.840.113556.1.4.803:=2

To check for a non-disabled user, you can add not (!) to the start of the query. For example,

!(useraccountcontrol:1.2.840.113556.1.4.803:=2)

When used as part of a query, this will result in a listing of only enabled users.


---- How can I generate a list of all the SMTP mail addresses a user has?

The following script generates a list of all the SMTP addresses for enabled users. (You need to modify the strRootDomain variable.)

'
Option Explicit

Dim objCommand, objConnection, objChild, objUserConnection, strBase, strFilter, strAttributes, strsn, strgivenname,strinitials
Dim objShell, lngBiasKey, k, PasswordExpiry, strRootDomain, email
Dim strQuery, objRecordset, strName, strCN

********************* CHANGE THESE VALUES TO ROOT OF WHERE USERS WILL BE SEARCHED ***********************************

strRootDomain="ou=users,dc=savilltech,dc=net"

'
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Set objCommand = CreateObject("ADODB.Command")
Set objConnection = CreateObject("ADODB.Connection")
objConnection.Provider = "ADsDSOObject"
objConnection.Open "Active Directory Provider"
objCommand.ActiveConnection = objConnection
strBase = " strFilter = "(&(objectCategory=person)(objectClass=user)(proxyaddresses=*)(!(useraccountcontrol:1.2.840.113556.1.4.803:=2)))"
strAttributes = "sAMAccountName,cn,distinguishedName,displayname"
strQuery = strBase & ";" & strFilter & ";" & strAttributes & ";subtree"
objCommand.CommandText = strQuery
objCommand.Properties("Page Size") = 100
objCommand.Properties("Timeout") = 30
objCommand.Properties("Cache Results") = False
Set objRecordSet = objCommand.Execute

WScript.echo "Running at " & Date()

Do Until objRecordSet.EOF
strName = objRecordSet.Fields("sAMAccountName").Value

Wscript.Echo "Display Name: " & objRecordSet.Fields("displayname").Value

Set objUserConnection = GetObject("LDAP://" & objRecordSet.Fields
("distinguishedName").Value)
For each email in objUserConnection.proxyAddresses
If Left (email,5) = "SMTP:" Then
WScript.Echo "Primary e-mail address: " & Mid (email,6)
ElseIf Left (email,5) = "smtp:" Then
WScript.Echo "Seconary e-mail address: " & Mid (email,6) End If
Next

objRecordSet.MoveNext
Loop

objConnection.Close

You can change the output format as necessary. Run Cscript listsmtp.vbs.


---- How can I modify the display name of mail-enabled groups that appear in the Global Address List (GAL)?

The following script adds a prefix to the existing distribution list (DL) name. (You need to modify the strRootDomain variable.)

Option Explicit

Dim objCommand, objConnection, objChild, objUserConnection, strBase, strFilter, strAttributes
Dim objShell, strRootDomain, strQuery, objRecordset, strName

' ********************* CHANGE THESE VALUES TO THE ROOT OF WHERE USERS WILL BE SEARCHED ***********************************

strRootDomain="ou=savilltech,dc=savilltech,dc=net"

'
*****************************************************************************************************************************************

Set objCommand = CreateObject("ADODB.Command")
Set objConnection = CreateObject("ADODB.Connection")
objConnection.Provider = "ADsDSOObject"
objConnection.Open "Active Directory Provider"
objCommand.ActiveConnection = objConnection
strBase = " strFilter = "(&(objectcategory=group)(mail=*))"
strAttributes = "distinguishedName,displayName"
strQuery = strBase & ";" & strFilter & ";" & strAttributes & ";subtree"
objCommand.CommandText = strQuery
objCommand.Properties("Page Size") = 100
objCommand.Properties("Timeout") = 30
objCommand.Properties("Cache Results") = False
Set objRecordSet = objCommand.Execute

' WScript.echo "Running at " & Date()

Do Until objRecordSet.EOF
strName = objRecordSet.Fields("displayName").Value

Set objUserConnection = GetObject("LDAP://" & objRecordSet.Fields("distinguishedName").Value)
objuserConnection.displayName = "GEN-" & strName
Wscript.Echo "GEN-" & strName
objuserConnection.SetInfo

objRecordSet.MoveNext

Loop

objConnection.Close

The following shows the execution:

cscript updatelist.vbs


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LNM is a free tool for schools and universities to help them save money and time in managing their IT network. Print Manager Plus access within LNM is provided to help schools save even more money for their budgets.

LNM offers a standard way of setting up and configuring computer labs, while reducing support and training requirements. It provides a controllable infrastructure that can be customized to meet the needs of individual institutions, ensuring that they can build on existing investments. Implemented as a layer on top of Microsoft Windows Server™2003.

Learning Network Manager makes it easy to create and manage end users, computer groups, new PCs, and Internet access. Once installed, it automates many common tasks including software upgrades and enhances security, stability, and privacy of information. Learning Network Manager prolongs system life and makes it easier to recycle old machines for reuse in modern, efficient networks. Learning Network Manager also supports the teaching process by supporting e-learning across most network topologies. And because only basic IT skills are required, busy IT teams or even teachers can set up a network with only a few keystrokes.

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Tuesday, August 28, 2007

A ‘Back to School’ Tip to Improve the School Budget: Printer Control Software Saves $2,000 a Month

Print Manager Plus is Saving a School £12,000 ($24,000) a Year by Restricting Student Printing

With schools re-opening soon, here is a way, applicable to most schools everywhere, for them to improve their budget. Print Manager Plus, a print monitoring system which gives full control over all printing resources by tracking and reporting printing usage and costs across networks, is saving a school £12,000 ($24,000) a Year

London, England, Palo Alto, California: King's Academy, a school in Middlesbrough, England, used to have the problem of astronomic printing costs that were spiralling out of control. But, now that they have implemented the print management system, Print Manager Plus, from Software Shelf International, they are reporting savings of around £12,000 ($24,000) a year due to reduced wastage of ink, paper and printer wear and tear.

The software includes many cost-saving features such as the ability to restrict students’ printing rights by colour, file type and file name. So, for example, students might be able to print spreadsheet documents but not jpg files. That puts a stop to unnecessary print outs of David Beckham, sports cars or Paris Hilton straight away.

But a case that gets across the sheer power of this software to reduce costs is the story of a student of the school who decided to print 700 copies of the same photo “as a joke”. Thanks to the feature that allows you to see exactly what students have printed and to hold them accountable for it if necessary – the school was able to bill his parents for the ink and paper used.

"Within 2 weeks, Print Manager Plus paid for itself and we've been re-investing the savings back into our school," says Kevin Bowker, a school administrator. "We're saving about £12,000 a year, which has allowed us to upgrade our PCs, printers, and more."

Christian Delalez, vice president of Software Shelf’s European office

Christian Delalez, vice president of the company’s European office states, “Print Manager Plus makes total accounting sense because it allows you to keep track of who’s printing what, where and when. Without it, you have no control and are completely in the dark! Unfortunately, this is still the case for most schools and colleges everywhere. There are huge savings to be made here.”

More information about Print Manager Plus is available here: http://www.printmanagerplus.com and a fully functional free evaluation of the software can be downloaded here: http://www.softwareshelf.com/files/downloads.asp?ID=23

About Software Shelf: The company was established in 1994 in Silicon Valley by William Feeley. Its flagship product, Print Manager Plus, is used by thousands of companies, schools and government offices worldwide, including: Yale University, Los Angeles Unified School District, Harvard University, Oxford University, Morgan Stanley, British Library, Bank of England, NATO, Hyatt Hotels and Microsoft. The company provides tech support (in 13 languages) from its offices in the US and UK and from its 153 partners and resellers in 62 countries. Print Manager Plus features include: Print Tracking – it controls and reports printing usage and costs across networks; and Print Budgeting – it restricts users by dollar (or any currency) amount, number of pages per job, job size and file type or by restricting printers by number of pages per job, job size and file type.

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Thursday, August 23, 2007

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ENTERPRISE NEWS
---- A ‘Back to School’ Tip to Improve the School Budget:
---- Gartner Says Worldwide Server Shipments Grew 2.7 Percent While Revenue Grew 5.1 Percent in Second Quarter of 2007:
---- The Paperless Office in Reverse:
---- How to Reconcile Printing Costs with Printer Companies Need to Make a Profit:
---- Eighty-one Percent (81%) of Energy Consumers are Concerned about Climate Change, According to Energy Insights' 2007 Climate Change Survey:
---- Why Print Manager Plus is Considered a Must-Have for Your In-House IT Operations:

NEW & IMPROVED
---- Print Manager Plus Academic Site License Helps Schools Recoup Budget Monies expended on wasted toner and paper:
---- Eupdate 6.0.0.123 for Print Manager Plus has been released:
---- Print Manager Plus Works on Windows Server 2008 (Longhorn):

TOTAL PRINT MANAGEMENT
---- SURVEY - What percentage of paper printed in your organization is wasted each month?
---- Can't Print? - Microsoft's new printing solution center:
---- When to Use a Print Server?
---- A Full Range of Total Print Management Applications:

TIPS, TRICKS, AND FAQS
---- Full Online Technical FAQs on Software Shelf Products:
---- Workstations are not receiving low balance or restriction pop-ups from Print Manager Plus:
---- Switching Print Manager Plus to SQL Server 2005 Express from Microsoft Access:
---- What information can Print Manager Plus track?

SPECIAL OFFERS
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Wednesday, August 08, 2007

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Edition - 080807:10399 / 8 August, 2007
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ENTERPRISE NEWS
---- Microsoft Announces Enhanced Privacy Protections for Customers:
---- A Democratization Process Will Bring Wireless E-Mail to the Masses, Says Gartner:
---- Gartner says: 'Windows 7' Is Three Years Away, So Keep Working Toward Vista:
---- Microsoft Makes Life Easier for School IT Administrators including free download of Print Manager Plus trial to control student printing:
---- Print Manager Plus Academic Site License Helps Schools Recoup Budget Monies expended on wasted toner and paper:
---- PC Shipments in Western Europe Grew 9 Percent in the Second Quarter of 2007:

NEW & IMPROVED
---- Eupdate 6.0.0.123 for Print Manager Plus has been released:
---- Print Manager Plus Works on Windows Server 2008 (Longhorn):

TOTAL PRINT MANAGEMENT
---- SURVEY - What percentage of paper printed in your organization is wasted each month?
---- Can't Print? - Microsoft's new printing solution center:
---- When to Use a Print Server?
---- A Full Range of Total Print Management Applications:

TIPS, TRICKS, AND FAQS
---- Full Online Technical FAQs on Software Shelf Products:
---- How can I specify only users that are enabled in an LDAP query?
---- How can I generate a list of all the SMTP mail addresses a user has?
---- How can I modify the display name of mail-enabled groups that appear in the Global Address List (GAL)?

SPECIAL OFFERS
---- Print Manager Plus Offered to School Districts by Site License:
---- Buy Print Manager Plus® and Get Print Console FREE!
---- Print Manager Plus Available in Microsoft Learning Network Manager for Schools Worldwide:

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---- Microsoft Announces Enhanced Privacy Protections for Customers:

Expanding on its ongoing work to help protect customer privacy, Microsoft Corp. announced an enhanced set of privacy principles for Live Search and online advertising data collection, use and protection. The principles outline new, enhanced steps to help protect the privacy of Microsoft® Windows Live™ users, including making search query data anonymous after 18 months by permanently removing cookie IDs, the entire IP address and other identifiers from search terms. Microsoft will also work to give customers more control over what information it uses to personalize their online search experience. In connection with its efforts to support a common industry approach to privacy issues, Microsoft also announced that it will join the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) later this year when it begins to offer third-party ad serving broadly.

“We have been thinking deeply about privacy related to search and online advertising and believe it is critical to evolve our privacy principles,” said Peter Cullen, chief privacy strategist at Microsoft. “We believe our enhanced principles should be part of the industry dialogue on this issue and that keeping these issues as simple as possible for consumers is the best approach. For instance, on search data, anonymous should mean anonymous.”

Building Upon and Evolving Long-Term Privacy Practices and Efforts
For several years, Microsoft has adhered to globally recognized privacy practices of notice, choice, access, security, enforcement, onward transfer and data integrity. Today, customers and people in the privacy community have an increasing interest in the privacy implications of online advertising, behavioral targeting and the personalization of online services. The company is updating its current privacy policies to take these considerations into account.

As part of its Trustworthy Computing efforts, Microsoft has maintained a strong commitment to helping protect the security and privacy of its customers. The enhanced privacy principles build upon the company’s work over the last several years to advocate for comprehensive federal privacy legislation in the United States and more consistent public policy worldwide to help protect consumers, provide customers with guidance and technology to help provide for a safer online experience, and build privacy into the company’s software development process. Last October, based on interest from customers, partners, educators, advocates and regulators, Microsoft publicly released its Privacy Guidelines for Developing Software Products and Services. The public guidelines draw from the company’s experience incorporating privacy into the development process and reflect customer expectations and global privacy laws.

“We are entering a new age of innovative, competitive solutions to online privacy issues,” said Ari Schwartz, deputy director of the Center for Democracy and Technology. “By playing an active role in developing such approaches, and embracing a call for comprehensive federal privacy legislation, Microsoft is helping to lead the way.”


---- A Democratization Process Will Bring Wireless E-Mail to the Masses, Says Gartner:

350 Million Business and Consumer Users Will Have Wireless E-Mail Access by 2010

Once the preserve of the business elite, wireless e-mail is undergoing a democratization process that will bring it to the masses, according to Gartner. Not only is wireless e-mail spreading ever-wider across the enterprise but consumers will increasingly access their email on mobile devices. There are currently fewer than 20 million business users of wireless e-mail worldwide, representing just two percent of all e-mail accounts. Analysts predict that the progressive availability of products and services will allow 350 million business and consumer users access to wireless e-mail by 2010, meaning that 20 percent of all e-mail accounts will be wireless enabled. Gartner expects wireless email to reach commodity status by 2012.

As consumer technologies continue to infiltrate the enterprise, as a result of IT consumerisation, a growing number of employees will have the ability to access corporate email and other applications from personal devices. Meanwhile, a reverse-consumerisation trend is creating a new demand for mobile email outside the enterprise boundaries, from prosumers (professional consumers) and consumers. Traditional business e-mail centric devices are transforming into personal devices that span both professional and consumer life.

“Over the next three years wireless e-mail will become increasingly popular with both businesses and consumers,” said Monica Basso, research vice president at Gartner. Ms Basso said that growth in the consumer market will be fuelled by the increasing availability of wireless e-mail support both in devices and from service providers as well as by improved usability. Corporate use will also rise as enterprises come under increased pressure to provide real-time communications for their expanding mobile workforce. “By 2012, wireless e-mail products will be fully interoperable, commoditized and have standard features. They will be shipping in larger volumes at greatly reduced prices.”

A longer term trend that will accompany wireless e-mail adoption is convergence. According to Ms Basso, many users are frustrated with the volume of communications tools they have to deal with and these technologies will eventually converge into a single, technology-transparent and presence enabled messaging style. “Convergence will happen on the client side, hiding technology complexity from users and allowing them to focus on messaging content. By 2017, wireless e-mail will be fully integrated with other messaging tools into personal, converged communications. Companies like Microsoft, IBM, Nokia and RIM are already taking some steps in this direction,” she said.

Whilst Gartner sees consumerisation of IT as the key trend influencing the rise in popularity of wireless e-mail both inside and outside of the enterprise, there are a number of other trends and drivers influencing the phenomenon:

* Changing market dynamics – Simpler, easier to use and less-expensive wireless email bundles are increasingly available to the consumer and careful planning can also result in cost-effective enterprise deployments.
* Technology enhancements – A wide array of new e-mail-centric mobile devices, mobile service support for Exchange 2007 and the growing range of white label platforms available for mobile operators and service providers are all driving the adoption of wireless-e-mail.
* Evolving needs of user organizations, business users and consumers – Balancing security and the manageability risk of wireless e-mail against the rewards mobile workers afford enterprises is a key challenge.
* Emerging and expanding service requirements - Different workers have different profiles and different technological needs. There is no one-size fits all solution and increasingly a combination of different wireless e-mail products is required.
* The rise of the Digital Native – New-generation IT users will prefer web-based e-mail services to traditional corporate systems and will prefer to access e-mail on their personal multimedia ‘buddy’ rather than an e-mail centric business devices
Gartner predicts that the increasing convergence of corporate and consumer technologies is leaving many user organizations exposed to increased security risks.

“Today wireless e-mail is spreading across the enterprise and if not supported by the IT organization, individuals will find their own ways to access work e-mail on personal devices with significant security implications,” said Ms Basso. She advised organizations to accept the consumerisation and commoditisation of mobility products and evaluate the impact of wireless e-mail on the IT organization, investments and deployments when planning a wireless e-mail strategy. Ms Basso also underlined the importance of evaluating employee preferences and expectations in terms of devices, applications and services when planning for wireless e-mail deployments and advised organizations to provide a range of corporate options, as well as selective support to personal devices or services.


---- Gartner says: 'Windows 7' Is Three Years Away, So Keep Working Toward Vista:

A great analysis from Gartner states that Microsoft is not sharing much information about Windows 7, except to say that it's about three years away. Enterprises should resist the temptation to await its debut and instead focus on moving forward with Vista.

On 20 July 2007, CNET News, citing unnamed sources, reported that Microsoft held a recent sales meeting at which it indicated that the next version of the Microsoft Windows operating system (OS), "Windows 7," is about three years away. When asked to confirm this, Microsoft stated to Gartner that it "is scoping Windows 7 development to a three-year time frame, and then the specific release date will ultimately be determined by meeting the quality bar."

In its disclosure, Microsoft offered little information — just a rough estimate of the expected timeline, an indication that there would be both 32- and 64-bit versions, and the assurance that Windows 7 will be a full release. This dearth of information indicates two things:

* At this time, Microsoft either does not really know what Windows 7 will comprise or does not want to commit publicly to what it will comprise. This makes sense, given that product delivery is three years away.
* Windows 7 will be a date-driven release that will ship about three years after Windows Vista.

Enterprises should not use this announcement as a reason to forgo a Windows Vista deployment. Instead, they should continue with plans for Vista. Many enterprises will start bringing in Vista between 4Q07 and 2Q08. Those trying to bring it in through attrition over a three-to-four-year period as they buy new PCs should know that the latest they can begin to bring Vista in on new PCs will be early 2009.

Enterprises should also realize that they will be able to include Vista Service Pack 1, due in late 2007 or early 2008, in most mainstream deployments. And, they should remember that if they target Windows 7 as their next OS instead of Vista, they will likely be waiting until mid-2011 — 12 to 18 months after Windows 7 ships — before they will be able to begin replacing Windows XP. This would be around the time independent software vendors (ISVs) will likely drop support for Windows XP on new applications and it would leave less than three years before support for Windows XP ends.

Gartner goes on to say that Microsoft’s track record for delivery-to-schedule is poor. If the release date slips, enterprises will find it difficult to fully eliminate Windows XP before ISV and Microsoft support ends. There are multiple major architectural changes expected in future versions of Windows, and Microsoft will eventually need to be specific about these.


---- Microsoft Makes Life Easier for School IT Administrators including free download of Print Manager Plus trial to control student printing:

Microsoft Learning Network Manager (LNM) offers a standard way of setting up and configuring computer labs, while reducing support and training requirements. It provides a controllable infrastructure that can be customised to meet the needs of individual institutions, ensuring that they can build on existing investments.

Implemented as a layer on top of Microsoft Windows Server™2003, Learning Network Manager makes it easy to create and manage end users, computer groups, new PCs, and Internet access. Once installed, it automates many common tasks including software upgrades and enhances security, stability, and privacy of information.

Learning Network Manager prolongs system life and makes it easier to recycle old machines for reuse in modern, efficient networks. Learning Network Manager also supports the teaching process by supporting e-learning across most network topologies. And because only basic IT skills are required, busy IT teams or even teachers can set up a network with only a few keystrokes.

When creating desktop profiles to deploy, we have removed native support for a specific OS so you can pick the Windows OS you wish to use. Now, you can choose and install the version to which you have appropriate licenses, be it XP, Vista, Windows98 or other.

LNM comes with a download link for Print Manager Plus free full functional trial version. This is the only third party software within LNM and is included to help schools increase their budget savings by solving the situation where student printing has gone out of control. Print Manager Plus requires no extra training and installs within minutes across an entire school environment with immediate cost savings as a result. Download PMP from http://www.softwareshelf.com


---- Print Manager Plus Academic Site License Helps Schools Recoup Budget Monies expended on wasted toner and paper:

Leading print management software company, Software Shelf, ( http://www.softwareshelf.com ) announced today that it has made available its flagship print management tool, Print Manager Plus®, on an Unlimited Site License basis. This is very good news for large organizations within the education sector such as School Districts, Local Education Authorities or an entire University Campus.

Up to now, this product has been available on a Site License basis which already represented a substantial cost saving within one school or faculty. Now, Software Shelf has extended this price break to include all schools or faculties within the group, dramatically reducing the price per unit license and allowing each educational establishment to take advantage of the software and so reduce their printing costs by around £1,000 ($2,000) per month per school or department.

Mr. Daniel Byrnes, Vice President Software Shelf states, “When network printing is not properly managed within any organization, it can literally hemorrhage cash due to the vast amounts of wasted paper and toner. The impact on the environment of so much wasted paper and electricity is also significant. Industry studies* show an ‘average' school of about 1,100 students saves approximately $2,000 a month by using Print Manager Plus.”

Print Manager Plus, which is proven in the industry having been on the market for over ten years, is a native extension of Microsoft Windows with Seamless Active Directory Integration providing a complete print management and accounting solution at a fraction of the cost of every other similar product available today.

“Not only is it the lowest in price of every similar solution on the market, it is of the highest technical quality. Print Manager Plus is standardized to and `native' to the Windows Operating System. It’s the only print management and accounting software in the market voted as the Microsoft Solution of the Month for the Public Sector. It has been the Microsoft Solution of the Month for 17 months in a row – it is easy to use, requires no training for an average school IT administrator and it can be installed and deployed in a few minutes reducing paper and toner consumption by half or more from the moment it is deployed and from there on out,” said Byrnes.

Whether used across a School District or University Campus, Print Manager Plus covers all Print Management and Accounting needs. It allows one to track, quota, bill or restrict student printing and printer usage. It provides easy control over all printing resources, namely printers, paper, and toner. No more wasted budget resulting from uncontrolled and irresponsible printing.

Kevin Bowker of The King’s Academy, Middlesbrough says, “Before we implemented Print Manager Plus our annual printing costs were in the region of £24,000. Obviously this was coming out of our general IT budget which meant we could not afford our upgrades for both hardware and software. By implementing print quotas as well as recharging departments we have managed to cut our costs to just over £12,000 which is acceptable in an organization of this size. We have also stopped the abuse of our printers by monitoring everything the students print. For example, we had a student who thought it would be funny to send over 700 copies of a picture to one of our printers. Neither he nor his parents thought it was funny when they received the bill!”

Software Shelf was established in 1996 in Silicon Valley by William Feeley. Tech support and sales are now provided in 13 European languages directly from offices located in the US and UK and support and sales are also offered through 153 resellers, partners and distributors in 62 countries.

Print Manager Plus is used by thousands of companies, schools and government offices worldwide, including: Yale University, Los Angeles Unified School District, Harvard University, Oxford University, Morgan Stanley, British Library, University of California, Bank of England, NATO, CNN, Commerzbank, European Transaction Bank, National Bank of Kuwait, Hyatt Hotels and Microsoft.


---- PC Shipments in Western Europe Grew 9 Percent in the Second Quarter of 2007:

PC shipments in Western Europe totaled 11.2 million units in the second quarter of 2007, an increase of 9.3 percent compared with the same period in 2006.

PC shipments in Western Europe totaled 11.2 million units in the second quarter of 2007, an increase of 9.3 percent compared with the same period in 2006. The demand for mobile PCs remained the major driver of sales of PCs, and this trend confirms the changing status of the consumer mobile PC from a “nice-to-have” device to a “must-have device”.

UK: Subsidized PCs Will Drive Growth

PC shipments in the UK totaled 2.1 million units in the second quarter of 2007, an increase of eight percent compared with the same period in 2006. The growth continued to be driven by mobile PCs and consumer-PC purchases.

Dell showed a decline of seven per cent year-on-year, while the other four leading vendors grew above the market average. Acer exhibited the strongest year-on-year growth thanks to the expansion of its channel distribution in retail and its partnership with Dixons.

“The leading vendors undertook an aggressive price war, marketing some mobile PCs at the value of £299,” said Ranjit Atwal, principal analyst for Gartner, based in the UK.

Opportunity to increase PC sales in the UK exists. “Attractive broadband deals and the declining price of PCs are increasing the number of households that own a PC in the UK,” Mr Atwal added.

“In addition, the recent announcements on new subsidized PC selling strategies, which included the cost of notebook PCs being subsidized by broadband providers, Dixons’ association with various PC vendors and Orange or Carphonewarehouse’s partnership with Dell and AOL, will further boost PC penetration in the UK market,” Mr Atwal concluded.

France: Acer Reduced the Gap with Hewlett-Packard

PC shipments in France totaled 1.85 million units in the second quarter of 2007, an increase of 7.7 percent compared with the same period in 2006. The consumer market grew 19 percent and, similar to other markets in Western Europe, strong mobile-PC demand is still driving growth in this segment.

"Sales of mobile PCs in the consumer market reached almost 60 percent and high demand will continue in particular during the school and Christmas seasons,” said Isabelle Durand, principal analyst for Gartner, based in France.

The PC market in France saw increased competition between Hewlett-Packard and Acer with only 18,000 units separating both vendors. In addition, this quarter saw some changes among the top-five-ranking vendors, with NEC conceding the No.4 position to Lenovo. Lenovo had its best performance since the acquisition of the IBM PC business. The company recorded a double-digit year-on-year growth.

Acer retained its No.1 position in the mobile PC segment, which grew 28 percent in the second quarter of 2007. Hewlett-Packard maintained its No.1 position performing particularly well in the consumer mobile segment. Overall, new branding campaign, increased focus on product design and partnership with retailers will help the company maintain its leadership in France. Dell recorded the weakest performance among the top-five vendors. Low demand for desktop PCs from the large accounts continued to impact Dell results.

“In the third quarter of 2007, the French PC market will exhibit double-digit growth, helped by back-to-school promotions and the introduction of a new range of consumer PCs from the leading vendors,” Ms Durand concluded.

Germany: On the Road to Recovery

PC Shipments in Germany totaled two million units in the second quarter of 2007, an increase of 5.7 percent compared to the same period in 2006. The consumer market saw an increase of 4.8 percent while the professional segment grew 6.3 percent.

Shipments of mobiles PCs were up 15.5 percent from the second quarter of 2006, while desktop PCs market declined 2.7 percent year-on-year. Fujitsu Siemens was the only vendor that recorded a decline.

“Whilst the level of growth in the German market is still lower than in the UK and France, the market is much healthier compared to the same period last year,” said Mr Atwal.


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---- Eupdate 6.0.0.123 for Print Manager Plus has been released:

Print Manager Plus 6.0.0.123

New Features:

Counting Engine Addition:

New Features:

Print Manager Plus - Report Updates:

* Updated Total Print Bandwidth by Month and Day Fixed issues with the Day and Month Sorting

Print Manager Plus - Job Counting Engine Updates:

* Xerox TIFF6/GDI Language Support
Print Manager Plus will now properly detect the pages, page size, color, duplex, N-Up and number of copies for Xerox Plotters using this language.

Print Manager Plus - Service Updates:

* Improved Stability
Updated the services ability to identify tracking issues and automatically correct them. This helps ensure Print Manager Plus is always tracking jobs while the service is started.

* Updated Black and White Printer Detection Made further advancements in the ability to detect Black and White printers and properly track all jobs sent to these printers as Black and White, even if they contain color commands.

How to use and troubleshoot the eUpdate System for Print Manager Plus.
http://www.softwareshelf.com/files/supportFAQView.asp?ID=2581

For a list of all Print Manager Plus updates please visit:
http://www.softwareshelf.com/files/supportFAQView.asp?ID=2509


---- Print Manager Plus Works on Windows Server 2008 (Longhorn):

Software Shelf ( http://www.softwareshelf.com) developers of the world’s leading print monitoring and print accounting software, today announced that its flagship product, Print Manager Plus, (http://www.printmanagerplus.com ) is now fully compatible with Microsoft Windows Server 2008 (formerly Longhorn Server).

Software Shelf, a Microsoft Certified Partner, has been a designated beta tester for Microsoft for many years, ensuring that its print management software remains ‘state of the art’ software technology for use on Microsoft operating systems. Print Manager Plus operates as a seamless extension of the Windows operating system
“With the upcoming release of Windows Server 2008 later this year, the server infrastructure changes that organizations have to encounter will now be seamless with respect to their use of Print Manager Plus,” affirms Software Shelf vice-president Danny Byrnes.

With this announcement, Software Shelf can now confirm that Print Manager Plus runs on all main versions of Windows i.e. Windows NT, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista and now Windows Server 2008 (code named Longhorn Server until recently). The technical support that Software Shelf provides in 13 languages from its offices in the US and UK and from its 153 partners and resellers in 62 countries will include support for the Windows Server 2008 platform as soon as it is officially released.

Print Manager Plus requires no training for anyone familiar with Windows, it is affordable to nearly any organization being licensed at a fraction of the price of other similar software while yet being of the highest technical quality. Microsoft made it their “Solution of the Month” for the public sector for 18 months in a row. Hewlett-Packard recently awarded Software Shelf its Outstanding Partner of the Year Award due in part to the quality and functionality of its flagship product, Print Manager Plus.

A fully functional free evaluation of Print Manager Plus can be downloaded here: http://www.softwareshelf.com/files/downloads.asp?ID=23

If in Europe, Middle East or Africa, go to:
http://www.softwareshelf.co.uk

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---- Can't Print? - Microsoft's new printing solution center:

Use Microsoft's new printing solution center to solve common printing problems.

This site includes a wealth of information - from basic printer set-up and driver installation to solutions for specific error messages, establishing networks, and detailed how-to articles for Microsoft programs and operating systems.
http://www.microsoft.com/printserver


---- When to Use a Print Server?

Consult this brief and informative white paper to learn about the advantages of using a print server instead of direct printing with Microsoft Windows operating systems.

Download the document here: http://download.microsoft.com/download/6/6/a/66ab0a8f-8418-47bc-9c4f-b2c341ac3691/When to Use a Print Server.doc


---- A Full Range of Print Applications

Software Shelf is a world leader in enterprise print utility software.

Print Console 3.0
Print Console is a remote network printing console for NT/2000/XP. This console allows an administrator to remotely see all printers in a domain(s) from his or her workstation. Manipulate Print Jobs and Printers as if you were at that server.
http://www.softwareshelf.com/files/products.asp?type=cat&ID=22

Print Manager Plus 6.0
Print Manager Plus allows centralized quota, tracking and auditing of all printing activity. The product includes version for Academic, Corporate, and Professional Services companies.
http://www.softwareshelf.com/HTML/products/pmp_productsSplitter.asp

Print Queue Manager 3.0
Print Queue Manager allows full printing management for a Windows NT/2000/2003 network. Features include Print Redirection, Printing Disaster Recovery, Load Balancing, Printer Status, Printer Grouping and Print Broadcasting.
http://www.softwareshelf.com/files/products.asp?type=cat&ID=24

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---- Full Online Technical FAQs on Software Shelf Products:

Software Shelf support programs provide a wide variety of free and fee-based technical support services to individual and corporate customers.

We provide customers with support via electronic and automated services. Ninety day free telephone support is available on selected products.

Many products also contain "Live Update" that gives instant access to on-line updates, enhancements, support tips and other useful information.

Check out our online support FAQs here:
http://www.softwareshelf.com/files/supportfaqsearch.asp


---- How can I specify only users that are enabled in an LDAP query?

There are numerous filters you can apply when you perform an LDAP query. To check a user’s enabled status, you must check the user account flags. To check for a disabled user, you can use

useraccountcontrol:1.2.840.113556.1.4.803:=2

To check for a non-disabled user, you can add not (!) to the start of the query. For example,

!(useraccountcontrol:1.2.840.113556.1.4.803:=2)

When used as part of a query, this will result in a listing of only enabled users.


---- How can I generate a list of all the SMTP mail addresses a user has?

The following script generates a list of all the SMTP addresses for enabled users. (You need to modify the strRootDomain variable.)

'
Option Explicit

Dim objCommand, objConnection, objChild, objUserConnection, strBase, strFilter, strAttributes, strsn, strgivenname,strinitials
Dim objShell, lngBiasKey, k, PasswordExpiry, strRootDomain, email
Dim strQuery, objRecordset, strName, strCN

********************* CHANGE THESE VALUES TO ROOT OF WHERE USERS WILL BE SEARCHED ***********************************

strRootDomain="ou=users,dc=savilltech,dc=net"

'
*****************************************************************************************************************************************

Set objCommand = CreateObject("ADODB.Command")
Set objConnection = CreateObject("ADODB.Connection")
objConnection.Provider = "ADsDSOObject"
objConnection.Open "Active Directory Provider"
objCommand.ActiveConnection = objConnection
strBase = " strFilter = "(&(objectCategory=person)(objectClass=user)(proxyaddresses=*)(!(useraccountcontrol:1.2.840.113556.1.4.803:=2)))"
strAttributes = "sAMAccountName,cn,distinguishedName,displayname"
strQuery = strBase & ";" & strFilter & ";" & strAttributes & ";subtree"
objCommand.CommandText = strQuery
objCommand.Properties("Page Size") = 100
objCommand.Properties("Timeout") = 30
objCommand.Properties("Cache Results") = False
Set objRecordSet = objCommand.Execute

WScript.echo "Running at " & Date()

Do Until objRecordSet.EOF
strName = objRecordSet.Fields("sAMAccountName").Value

Wscript.Echo "Display Name: " & objRecordSet.Fields("displayname").Value

Set objUserConnection = GetObject("LDAP://" & objRecordSet.Fields
("distinguishedName").Value)
For each email in objUserConnection.proxyAddresses
If Left (email,5) = "SMTP:" Then
WScript.Echo "Primary e-mail address: " & Mid (email,6)
ElseIf Left (email,5) = "smtp:" Then
WScript.Echo "Seconary e-mail address: " & Mid (email,6) End If
Next

objRecordSet.MoveNext
Loop

objConnection.Close

You can change the output format as necessary. Run Cscript listsmtp.vbs.


---- How can I modify the display name of mail-enabled groups that appear in the Global Address List (GAL)?

The following script adds a prefix to the existing distribution list (DL) name. (You need to modify the strRootDomain variable.)

Option Explicit

Dim objCommand, objConnection, objChild, objUserConnection, strBase, strFilter, strAttributes
Dim objShell, strRootDomain, strQuery, objRecordset, strName

' ********************* CHANGE THESE VALUES TO THE ROOT OF WHERE USERS WILL BE SEARCHED ***********************************

strRootDomain="ou=savilltech,dc=savilltech,dc=net"

'
*****************************************************************************************************************************************

Set objCommand = CreateObject("ADODB.Command")
Set objConnection = CreateObject("ADODB.Connection")
objConnection.Provider = "ADsDSOObject"
objConnection.Open "Active Directory Provider"
objCommand.ActiveConnection = objConnection
strBase = " strFilter = "(&(objectcategory=group)(mail=*))"
strAttributes = "distinguishedName,displayName"
strQuery = strBase & ";" & strFilter & ";" & strAttributes & ";subtree"
objCommand.CommandText = strQuery
objCommand.Properties("Page Size") = 100
objCommand.Properties("Timeout") = 30
objCommand.Properties("Cache Results") = False
Set objRecordSet = objCommand.Execute

' WScript.echo "Running at " & Date()

Do Until objRecordSet.EOF
strName = objRecordSet.Fields("displayName").Value

Set objUserConnection = GetObject("LDAP://" & objRecordSet.Fields("distinguishedName").Value)
objuserConnection.displayName = "GEN-" & strName
Wscript.Echo "GEN-" & strName
objuserConnection.SetInfo

objRecordSet.MoveNext

Loop

objConnection.Close

The following shows the execution:

cscript updatelist.vbs


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---- Print Manager Plus Offered to School Districts by Site License:

Software Shelf is proud to offer for the first time an Unlimited Site License for Print Manager Plus 6.0 Standard Academic. This unlimited Academic Site License covers one organization, and one or more domains within the same Active Directory Forrest.

Whether you are a School District or University Campus Print Manager Plus will cover your Print Management needs. Print Manager Plus allows you to track, quota, and restrict student printing and printer usage for a complete print management solution. This print management system gives you control over all of your printing resources, namely printers, paper, and toner. No more wasted budget resulting from uncontrolled and irresponsible printing. You'll be amazed how much you can save by just tracking this outflow.

Features Include:

* User Quotas
* Seven User, Group, or Printer Restrictions.
* Complete user notification via built in free End User Inquiry Tool.
* Licensed per Print Server/Workgroup or Unlimited Site License.
* Supports unlimited users on the Active Directory/LDAP or Workgroup setup.
* Supports unlimited printers on the print server.
* Over 100 built in Reports.
* Easy Install, No Change to Windows, No Hardware Required!
* Maintenance is included with all products, and covers Upgrades/Updates and Phone Support for One Year from the date of purchase.

Review! - How Much is Out-of-Control Printing Costing Your School?
http://www.softwareshelf.com/HTML/products/prod_materials/23/PMP_Academic_Story.pdf

(Probably double what it should in extra paper, toner, ink, and printer maintenance costs. School administrators are saving thousands annually, freeing up staff, and earning ROI in just months with next generation, printer control software.)

Download a fully functional evaluation now from http://www.softwareshelf.com

You can also call sales for more information here:

United States, Canada, South America, Australia, ASIA:

Software Shelf International, Inc.
601 Cleveland Street
Suite# 710
Clearwater, FL 33755
United States
Phone: 727-445-1920
Phone: 800-962-2290
Fax: 727-445-9223
Email: sales@softwareshelf.com
Website: http://www.softwareshelf.com

Europe, Middle East, Africa:

Software Shelf International, Inc.
Vitality House, 2 - 3 Imberhorne Way
East Grinstead
West Sussex, RH19 1RL
United Kingdom
Phone# +44 1342 310950
Fax# +44 1342 302405
Email: sales@softwareshelf.co.uk
Website: http://www.softwareshelf.co.uk


---- Buy Print Manager Plus and Get Print Console FREE!

Purchase Print Manager Plus and get a license of Print Console at no charge.

Print Console allows centralized control of all printing activity on an enterprise of Windows NT/2000/2003 servers and Windows NT/2000/XP workstations. Print Console allows manipulation of any print jobs spooling on a windows print server.

Print Console eliminates the need for administrators to walk to a remote server to administer their printers or solve common printer problems. You can see most common problems right on your screen such as "toner low", or "out of paper" errors.

For more information on Print Manager Plus click here:
http://www.softwareshelf.com/HTML/products/pmp_productsSplitter.asp

For more information on Print Console click here:
http://www.softwareshelf.com/files/products.asp?type=cat&ID=22


---- Print Manager Plus Available in Microsoft Learning Network Manager for Schools Worldwide:

Print Manager Plus is the only third party tool featured within Microsoft Learning Network Manager as a download available now to very school and university on the planet that is using Windows 2003.

LNM is a free tool for schools and universities to help them save money and time in managing their IT network. Print Manager Plus access within LNM is provided to help schools save even more money for their budgets.

LNM offers a standard way of setting up and configuring computer labs, while reducing support and training requirements. It provides a controllable infrastructure that can be customized to meet the needs of individual institutions, ensuring that they can build on existing investments. Implemented as a layer on top of Microsoft Windows Server™2003.

Learning Network Manager makes it easy to create and manage end users, computer groups, new PCs, and Internet access. Once installed, it automates many common tasks including software upgrades and enhances security, stability, and privacy of information. Learning Network Manager prolongs system life and makes it easier to recycle old machines for reuse in modern, efficient networks. Learning Network Manager also supports the teaching process by supporting e-learning across most network topologies. And because only basic IT skills are required, busy IT teams or even teachers can set up a network with only a few keystrokes.

This new LNM Version 1.4 includes support for dynamically creating desktop OS profiles (Windows Vista, WinFLP, and XP as examples) at anytime. LNM Version 1.4 is available to download at http://www.codeplex.com/LNM Placing LNM on CodePlex affirms Microsoft commitment to shared source and promoting community based software development.

Print Manager Plus free trial version can be downloaded from http://www.softwareshelf.com


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