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This is part of a new weekly series featuring content written by the Lenovo Companion App Content Team With Windows 8.1, it’s easier than ever to set up a home network. You can connect multiple PCs to printers, smartphones and other wireless devices to share music, videos and documents.  The quickest way to start “networking” with other devices in your home is to set up a HomeGroup. Any computer running Windows 8.1 can create or join a HomeGroup. It’s the simplest way to share files and folders, and takes seconds to set up: First, Prepare Your System For Sharing On A Home Network For a HomeGroup to work, you’ll need to turn on the "Find devices and content" feature: Swipe in from the right edge of your screen Go to Settings, then Change PC settings Tap or click Network Tap or click Connections, and select your network connection Turn on Find devices and content Turning on this feature automatically adjusts firewall and security settings. You can turn it off at anytime. Next, Create or Join a HomeGroup If you’re setting up a new computer, your HomeGroup will be created automatically. If a HomeGroup already exists on your network, you'll be asked to join it instead of creating a new one. After following steps 1 and 2 above, you can: Add a HomeGroup: Tap or click “HomeGroup,” then “Create.” Note the auto-generated password, which...

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As you head to Accelerate 2014 this week, think about the smartphone, tablet or desktop you carry with you. Think about how important those devices are, and how it would affect you if you broke or lost of one of them. In recent years, with our increased reliance on cloud computing, we’ve been led to believe the hardware is not that important. All that matters is the data. But what if you have just taken some photos or written a new report that you didn’t back up before the device malfunctioned or got lost? You certainly wouldn’t question the importance of the hardware then. We all carry unique data in our devices that we want to keep safe and secure. It’s easier to do that if the devices used to store the data are durable and dependable. The quality of the hardware is quintessential to our satisfaction and happiness with the device. You’ve told us you want device diversity and innovation, and we will show our commitment to both. While our competitors change their minds on what platforms and devices to support, we have been busy assembling a diverse portfolio of devices to address the needs and preferences of all end users. Our growing portfolio includes servers, workstations, desktops, notebooks, tablets, smartphones, and convertible PCs that combine tablet and notebook features. As our business partners, you can leverage the diversity in our portfolio to consult with customers and help them match devices to the specific needs...

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Guest blog by Ryan Freeman, Communications Advisor, Global Services, Internal Communications. Lenovo’s first personal cloud storage device, Beacon, allows users to easily store and share multimedia via their PC or mobile device in the home or remotely. Using the downloadable Android app created for Beacon, users can even turn their Android smartphone into a remote control for the Personal Cloud Storage Device. "As people adopt more and more devices and they continue to build vast libraries of photos, videos, movies and games, we all need to have a way to easily access all this content across our devices," said Jun Ouyang, vice president and general manager, desktop business unit, Lenovo Business Group. "Lenovo Beacon Home Cloud Center helps you do that by becoming the digital hub that all your devices tie into, interacting with your smartphone, PC and tablet." Perfect for families or those who want to access their media library on the go, the Beacon personal cloud storage device lets users store and play their media from anywhere using their smartphone, PC, tablet or TV. Easier to use than NAS-storage type devices, Beacon lets users upload files either wirelessly or via an onboard USB connection with just the press of one button.Users can seamlessly access files around the home or on-the-go, and Beacon’s secure access rights make it a great device to share with multiple users. Beacon makes it simple for users to capture and relive memories...

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Lenovo ThinkServer

The demos are ready to go and the equipment is on its way to San Francisco, as Lenovo heads out to VMworld next week!  Lenovo is a Silver sponsor and we’ll be showcasing ThinkServer’s performance benefits and our truly open validated architecture for your demanding virtualized infrastructure and Cloud Ready Datacenter.   Some of the solutions in our booth (#2105) will include: • vSphere with Operations Management on ThinkServer • Healthcare Applications (PACs) on VMware  • Stoneware webNetwork • ThinkServer and Lenovo|EMC Storage Display • VSPEX Validated Infrastructure Lenovo continues to build its relationship with VMware, and after an exciting new announcement on Monday, we’ll be participating in some great speaking sessions:  • Virtualization and Converged Infrastructure Solutions (TEX6388): In this session you will learn more about how the vSphere Operations Management is run on ThinkServer to help quickly resolve common issues found on your converged infrastructure. • How to Build a Highly Scalable and Truly Open Infrastructure (STP 1023):...

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Did you hear about the announcement today at the Red Hat Summit that Lenovo is part of the Red Hat OpenStack Cloud Infrastructure Partner Network?  At Lenovo, we’re very excited about this.  What it means is that OpenStack, an open source platform for Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), will leverage Lenovo’s ThinkServer product line for compute and virtualization. It also means Lenovo has taken the next step in ThinkServer’s open philosophy and “Cloud-Ready” architecture to provide customers more choice with individual stack components, including virtualization, storage, and network technologies. Two critical attributes of a successful cloud infrastructure is that it’s easily managed, and flexible.   Lenovo’s “Cloud-Ready” philosophy is to help customers easily deploy a platform that provides an automated and scalable infrastructure.   Together, ThinkServer, Red Hat and OpenStack will help organizations quickly move not only to a flexible and open platform, but a more cost-effective private cloud environment. To find out more about the OpenStack announcement, visit: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20130612006098/en/Red-Hat-Shows-OpenStack-Ecosystem-Strength-Launches  

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