Dell's announcement to buy storage giant EMC for $67 billion solidifies the largest deal in the history of the IT business, creating a channel behemoth set to dominate the enterprise IT market. The landmark deal transforms the onetime PC maker, created in Dell founder and CEO Michael Dell's dorm room, into a $90 billion computing force. The deal will enable Dell, the No. 2 server maker, to leverage EMC's dominance in the storage market, setting up the Round Rock, Texas-based company to take on rivals Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Cisco and Oracle as well as upstarts such as Nutanix.
The deal, in which Dell will offer EMC shareholders $33.15 per share, includes EMC subsidiary VMware as a tracking stock that amounts to about $9 per share. Partners are calling the EMC acquisition by Dell a "dream deal," with the belief that it will energize sales for partners, up data center IQs and boost bottom lines.
CRN is covering the deal from all sides. Check here for the latest news surrounding this blockbuster, as well as analysis and exclusive takes from Dell and EMC's biggest competitors.
Kefa Olang has been writing articles online since April 2009. He has been published in the "Celebration of Young Poets" and has an associate degree in communication and media arts from Dutchess Community College, and a bachelor's degree in broadcasting and mass communication from the State University of New York, Oswego.
Melissa King began writing in 2001. She spent three years writing for her local newspaper, "The Colt," writing editorials, news stories, product reviews and entertainment pieces. She is also the owner and operator of Howbert Freelance Writing. King holds an Associate of Arts in communications from Tarrant County College.
CRN is live at Dell EMC World 2017 in Las Vegas. Get all of our coverage of the event, as well content from the Dell EMC World 2017 special issue of CRN, here.
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Dell EMC World: Enterprise Sales Chief Scannell Says Partners Are Booting Competitors, Winning Big Deals Amid Huge Market Opportunity
Michael Dell To Partners: 'Enormous Cross-Selling Opportunities For You'
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Marius Haas On Why There's 'Zero Debate' About The Value Of Dell EMC's End-To-End Portfolio
Marius Haas believes that when it comes to determining which vendor partner is going to provide you with long-term value creation opportunities, there's no debate that it's Dell EMC.
John Byrne On Partners Pivoting Away From Cisco, HPE, Lenovo, And Selling The Entire Dell EMC Portfolio
John Byrne says that Dell EMC partners are rapidly moving away from competing vendors and aggressively pushing new business opportunities across the entire combined portfolio.
Dell EMC's Cheryl Cook On The Combined Partner Marketing Perspective
Dell EMC's global channel marketing chief Cheryl Cook talks to CRN about the importance of communication when combining the marketing efforts of two massive partner programs.
Chad Sakac On Dell EMC's Push To Turn Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Into A Utility
Dell EMC is putting the 'pedal to the medal' when it comes to hyper-converged infrastructure and is tasking Chad Sakac and his team with making customer transformation as simple as possible for partners.
Jeremy Burton On How Partners Can Take Advantage Of A Combined Dell, EMC
Ahead of Dell EMC World 2017, Jeremy Burton dug into the blockbuster acquisition and how it primes partners to take advantage of the new combined company.
Dell EMC's David Goulden On What It Means To Be The Biggest Player In Storage
Ahead of Dell EMC World 2017, David Goulden talks to CRN about the new combined storage powerhouse and why you won't heard anyone referred to as 'ex-Dell' or 'ex-EMC.'
In a Windows operating system, an Administrator account is an account that allows a user to make changes that require administrative permissions. An Administrator has more rights on a Windows OS as compared to the users with a local account. For example, the users with a local or standard account can access files and folders on their own user space, make system changes that do not require administrative permissions, install and uninstall programs, etc. On the other hand, an Administrator can change security settings, install and uninstall software, add and remove users, make changes to other user accounts, etc. In short, to perform the tasks that require administrative permissions, you should be logged in as an Administrator. In this tutorial, we will see how to log in as an Administrator in Windows 11/10.
Every Windows computer has a Local Administrator account that is created at the time of Windows installation. As described above, the Administrator has full access to the Windows device as compared to other standard users. The Administrator can also create new and delete the existing users and change the user account permissions. You can log in as an Administrator in Windows 11/10 by:
Let’s see all these methods in detail.
If you are starting your PC then locate the Administrator account and use the password to login.
If you are currently not logged in as an administrator and want to change to an admin, open Start, click on the user icon, select Sign out and then log into the Admin account by using its password.
The Windows OS has a built-in Administrator account. In Windows 11/10 and Windows Server 2016, the built-in Administrator account is disabled at the time of Windows installation and another local account is created which is the member of the Administrators group.
The built-in Administrator account is also called the Super Administrator account. If we compare the built-in Administrator account with the Local Administrator account, the built-in Administrator account has elevated privileges. This means when you perform the administrative tasks, you will not get the UAC prompt. Apart from that, if you want to do some serious troubleshooting on your Windows machine or if you want to recover your main account or another user account, you can use the built-in Administrator account.
Because the built-in Administrator account does not show the UAC prompt, any application can have full control over your system. Therefore, running this account on a regular basis can be risky. You should enable the built-in Administrator account only if you have to do some troubleshooting or recover other user accounts. After performing your task, you should disable it.
As explained above, every Windows OS has a Local Administrator account which is created at the time of Windows installation. Hence, you have to sign in to that Local Administrator account in order to enable the built-in Administrator account. After enabling the built-in Administrator account, you can login as an Administrator in Windows 11/10.
Every Windows 11/10 computer has a default Local Administrator account which is created at the time of Windows installation. Using that account, you can create another Local Administrator account for another user. To do so, open the Accounts page in your Windows 11/10 Settings and then click on the Family & other users option. Now, you have two options:
Let’s see how to create a Local Administrator account for a family member and other users.
You can use this option if you have another Microsoft account and you want to add that account as an Administrator to your Windows computer.
Now, you can login as an Administrator in Windows 11/10 using that account.
If you do not have another Microsoft account, you can still create a Local Administrator account. This time, you have to add an account in the Other users section on the Family & other users page. The steps are as follows:
Now, you can use this account to login as an Administrator in Windows 11/10.
Read: How to rename built-in Administrator Account in Windows.
If you already have created a local account on your Windows machine, you can change its type and use that account to login as an Administrator. The steps to change the local account to an Administrator account are as follows:
At the time of Windows installation, a Local Administrator account is created automatically. You can use that account to log onto your computer as an Administrator. Apart from that, you can also enable the hidden or built-in Administrator account or create an additional Local Administrator account.
We have explained all these methods above in this article.
To run Windows as an Administrator, you should have an Administrator account. There are different methods by which you can create an Administrator account. In addition to this, you can also enable the built-in Administrator account. But it is not recommended to use the built-in Administrator account on a regular basis due to security issues.
This is all about how to log in as an Administrator in Windows 11/10.
Read next: How to fix the disabled Administrator account on Windows 11/10.
If you want to always open PowerPoint presentations in Outlook, Notes, or Slide Sorter mode, here is how you can do that. As PowerPoint includes an in-built option, you do not need to use third-party add-ins to enable these modes. This article explains the exact steps you need to follow to set the default mode in PowerPoint.
The problem is PowerPoint doesn’t display all those modes by default. That said, you can change the default mode and switch to any of the above-mentioned views or modes with the help of this guide.
To always open PowerPoint presentations in Outline, Notes, or Slide Sorter mode, follow these steps:
To learn more about these steps, continue reading.
To get started, open PowerPoint on your computer and click on the File menu. Then, click the Options visible in the bottom-left corner. It opens the PowerPoint Options panel.
Next, you need to switch to the Advanced tab and head to the Display section. Here you can find an option called Open all documents using this view.
You need to open the menu and select one option among Outline Only, Slide Sorter, and Notes.
Finally, click the OK button to save the change.
Read: How to create and start a Custom Slide Show in PowerPoint
To change the default slide settings in PowerPoint, you must go through the aforementioned steps. In other words, open File and go to Options. Then, switch to the Advanced tab and find the Open all documents using this view option. Expand the drop-down list and choose a view as per your requirements.
To view PowerPoint in Slide Sorter mode, you can follow this guide as mentioned above. First, open the PowerPoint Options panel on your computer and switch to the Advanced tab. Then, expand the Open all documents using this view list and choose the Slide Sorter option. Finally, click the OK button to save the change.
Read: How to create PowerPoint slides from an Outline.
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If you're shopping for a laptop, you have torrent of options to choose among, be it a thin mobile companion or a hefty, rugged notebook, with a vast range of options in between. Where even to start? Sometimes the easiest thing to do is to narrow down your options based on what you know. And sometimes that's a brand you've long used and trusted.
If you're familiar with Dell, you probably have some opinion regarding how reliable the company's products are, how its customer service works, and the general quality of the user experience that those products and services deliver. If you're brand-loyal, it's a reasonable way to whittle down your options, while still helping you zero in on a great product. Picking a brand you trust does half the deciding for you.
Whether you're after a fast laptop for crunching numbers at work, or a laptop for staying productive at home or on the go, there's a good chance that Dell has a model you've considered buying. The company has solid machines at all levels of the market. Read on for a breakdown of our current top tested Dell laptops in a variety of user categories, followed by a guide to Dell's various laptop lines. (There's a bunch!)
Buying Guide: The Best Dell Laptops for 2022
When you're looking at Dell's laptop product line, you'll want to concentrate on which of its six main families of laptop best meets your needs. The ones to familiarize yourself with are Inspiron, XPS, Alienware, G Series, Latitude, and Precision. You'll find both clamshell and 2-in-1 convertible entries in all of these families apart from the two gaming-oriented ones.
For use in home or school, Dell's Inspiron brand comprises consumer laptops of every stripe: power machines, inexpensive "just enough" machines, big displays, ultracompacts. Whether you're editing photos or managing your home finances, Inspiron's copious options fit both screen-size and budget needs for most buyers. These machines are mostly Windows models; if you want something a little less expensive for simple tasks and browsing online, consider Dell's Chromebooks, which put basic functionality into an affordable package that works great for kids and students.
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Dell breaks its Inspiron line into three gradations or levels: 3000, 5000, and 7000 series. As you go up that stack, you tend to see more premium features, and higher relative pricing. The number between the word "Inspiron" and the series number is typically the screen size of the laptop; an Inspiron 13 5000, for example, would be a 13-inch-screened laptop with middle-field characteristics.
The various guises of the Dell XPS 13 have been our "near-perfect" mainstream and power laptops for some time now. Refresh after refresh, Dell keeps tuning to keep this hardy machine on top. XPS signifies, on both the desktop and laptop side of the fence, a premium-design, fully decked-out machine that bridges demanding consumers and business users. It's Dell's line of power tools that are equally at home in a home office, a coffee shop, a conference room, or a high-stakes business meeting.
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XPS-class laptops also sometimes serve as guinea pigs for introducing futuristic features, such as the new XPS 13 Plus, which ditches a physical touchpad in favor of a haptic feedback mechanism integrated into the palm rest. These experiments aside, you won't find a lot of variety in the XPS laptop line in terms of screen size or stratification, just configurable versions of the 13-inch-screened XPS 13 and 15-inch XPS 15 as both clamshells and swiveling-screen 2-in-1s. The XPS 17, the biggest model, has a 17-inch screen and is only available in a clamshell form factor.
If gaming is more your style, Dell's Alienware brand delivers, if you're on the market for a serious, blinged-out gaming cruiser. The latest components combine with premium construction and design, earning Alienware a well-deserved reputation as an aspirational brand among PC gamers. The Alienware machines tend to be big, brawny models with heavy graphics firepower and prices to match, though the brand known for its classic Area-51m bruiser has made forays into some leaner machines with its m15 and m17 series models and the even leaner Alienware X-Series.
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Dell also sells gaming laptops under its G Series brand, introduced in 2018. Before this new sub-brand's introduction, this aggressively priced, lower-end line was part of the Inspiron family. Dell split it out as its own animal, and now the G Series is aimed at mainstream and budget-constrained gamers, with more modest designs than the Alienwares and component loadouts that are humbler but still workable for the latest games.
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The G Series models hover above and below the $1,000 mark, while the Alienwares start north of that. Models in the G Series are gradated like the Inspirons, into G3, G5, and G7 classes, with the higher numbers indicating higher-grade builds and feature sets.
Then there's business. Dell's Latitude brand is the mainstay for its business laptops, competing with options from Lenovo (the ThinkPad T series) and HP (the various EliteBook lines). Latitude offers options for workers in the office or in the field, with a mix of thin-yet-powerful laptops and durable systems that can take a beating.
Like the Inspirons and the G Series, the Latitudes make use of the same 3000, 5000, and 7000 nomenclature, with the addition of a top-of-the-line 9000 series. The second number in the four-digit model number signifies the screen size. So a Dell Latitude 7390 is in the second-from-the-top of the four lines, with a 13.3-inch screen; a Latitude 9500 would be a top-grade machine with a 15.6-inch screen.
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Beyond the "simply" durable units, the Latitude line is also home to a few costly, highly ruggedized models that are designed to be used in hostile environments: doused in water, clipped onto an ATV, exposed to cold and wind, and the like. These are branded under the Latitude Rugged Extreme moniker.
Mobile workstations are a breed of machines that share some traits with business models, but they stand apart for their Independent Software Vendor (ISV) certifications and, in some cases, specialized CPU and GPU options and support for highly precise error-correcting-code (ECC) memory. ISV certifications give users of demanding professional business apps (in areas such as scientific computing, architecture, and engineering) assurances that the workstation will run up to snuff with a given application. Companies such as Adobe, Autodesk, Avid, Dassault Systemés, and Siemens tend to be the ISVs involved.
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Dell's line of mobile workstations is its Precision line, which comprises both laptop and desktop models. On the laptop side, Precision makes use of the same 3000, 5000, and 7000 series lingo as the other lines, with the screen size indicated within the model number.
A workstation might make use of consumer- or business-grade Intel CPUs, but the mark of a high-end workstation is the presence of a mobile Intel Xeon CPU and a dedicated workstation-grade graphics processor from Nvidia (RTX A-series, formerly Quadro) or AMD (Radeon Pro, much less common). The latter are in contrast to their consumer-GPU counterparts (GeForce GTX/RTX and Radeon RX, respectively) and are designed specifically for the kind of heavy-duty calculations that ISV-class applications require. Dell also offers a few 2-in-1 models in the Precision line; convertible workstations are far less common than their consumer counterparts.
There are plenty of solid Dell systems to choose from, but don't be overwhelmed by the options. We've combed through our many reviews and singled out the best Dell systems in multiple categories. For more (Dell and non-Dell) options, check out our favorite laptops overall (updated constantly), as well as our lists of the best Chromebooks, the best budget laptops, and the best gaming laptops.
Shop a little differently and browse through Dell refurbished laptops, tablets, and more for high-performing technology at a fraction of the original cost. Visually and diagnostically inspected to ensure only the highest quality items are being sold, you can be confident knowing that you are getting like-new products despite the super-low Dell outlet price tag.
Purchase Dell laptops that will let you do more for less; there’s no need to wait for Dell sales when you can find a Dell deal any time of year by shopping refurbished.
Upgrade your device to the latest tech with our Dell coupons and shop for the accompanying computer accessories guilt-free! Never miss out when you browse with a Dell promotion code, for deals on your next Dell gaming laptop, state-of-the-art desktop computers, or monitors. When you use the Dell promo code all you have to do is watch the savings roll in! If you're shopping from the United States and you're looking for a discount, make sure to browse online and search for Dell US coupon. You will be able to view the available US coupons marked as Dell coupon code US or discount code US. Make sure to enter the relevant coupon for country-related discounts and shipping policies.
To redeem your discount, log in to your online account and select the items you want. Then enter your valid coupon code in the provided section during checkout. The discount code will automatically be deducted from your total cost. For more information on how to save and redeem instructions, check out the Dell website or contact customer service via email or live chat.
It's easy and free to join Dell Rewards! When you shop trending deals on laptops, like the latest Dell XPS 13, XPS 15, or Inspiron 15, you can earn 3% back in rewards with free expedited delivery! Make sure you sign up for their newsletter for your very own Dell coupon or code, so you never have to miss out on another amazing saving.
Once you rack up those Dell premier Advantage rewards, you can select from a wide range of award-winning Dell monitors, PCs, and accessories along with audio and TV essentials. You'll also get early access to Dell sale alerts, exclusive Dell coupon codes, and so much more just by signing up.
When you’re shopping for new Dell computers, consider recycling your old devices so they can breathe new life as something different. From unwanted computers to game consoles and ink cartridges, it’s free to recycle your unwanted tech with the Dell trade-in program: just print a prepaid shipping label, box up your items, and drop them off at your local mailing center. Be sure to delete any remaining data and package your items carefully so they stay safe during transportation.
Make room for your new Dell Inspiron, XPS, or Chromebook by recycling your old technology and shop Dell deals or the Dell clearance section to replace them for less. Once you choose the perfect new computer, be sure to check out using one of our Dell promo codes or Dell discounts to shop for the accessories and still stay within your budget.
Now that you've picked out the perfect laptop, desktop, or tablet, you'll need some accessories to elevate your experience and make your purchase stretch even further. Shop for Dell diagnostics to help clean up your computer, a Dell laptop docking station for easy charging, or Dell Tech Direct for your business. From an Optiplex 990 to an Inspiron 5000 series, shop Dell desktop sales and choose a few key accessories to keep your system running smoothly for years to come. You may also request a Dell warranty check or a Dell warranty renewal to ensure that your products will last.
Wanting you to get the highest discounts on high-performance tech, if you find a lower price advertised elsewhere, Dell will match it. Just call their toll-free phone number, send them an email, or contact them through live chat and they’ll walk you through the process and get you back on track to saving big with our Dell coupons.
If you're looking to upgrade your Dell laptop computer or Dell TV, but can't quite afford a whole new setup, there's no need to worry. With a Dell Preferred Account, you can update your technology with a monthly payment plan that fits you.
There’s never been a better time to save on a brand new Dell home computer, because during Black Friday sales, Dell discounts their most popular and top-rated products to help you save big on the latest tech. Score the lowest prices of the year on Dell laptops and so much more with free shipping on every order and a quality experience from start to finish.
Although their Black Friday ad is usually released far in advance, make sure you look closely at the items you want, as lots of discounts start on specific days and times! Discounts are found on Black Friday, including some with mystery pricing, so you’ll have to set your alarm and visit their website to see exactly what they have planned. From the classic Inspiron laptop to discounted McAfee Antivirus software, it’s easy to see why Dell Black Friday deals are a must!
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Ready to shop? Then here’s how you redeem your Dell voucher code:
Browse our list of Dell promo codes and choose the one that suits you best.
Copy the code carefully.
Go to the Dell website, choose your products and go to “basket”.
Paste your code into the text box provided, and click "apply."
Your Dell discount codes will be processed automatically.
Check that you’ve entered the correct code. Copy and paste is the best way to do this.
Make sure your Dell discount code matches the item you’re trying to buy – some codes are brand-specific.
Check the expiry date – out of date Dell voucher codes will not work.
Rewards programme: If you sign up to Dell Rewards, you get 1 point for every £1 spent. When you hit 500 points, you’ll get a £15 Dell voucher to spend on future purchases. You need to sign up before you place your order, but it’s well worth the effort given the savings that can be made.
Refurbished products: If you go to Dell’s Outlet page, you can find a huge range of refurbished products. Categorised as “For Home” and “For Business”, you can make huge savings on kit that is as good as new, but may have a surface imperfection. Refurbished products usually get the same generous warranty as new items.
Dell discount codes: We may be biased, but we truly believe that using discount codes are the greatest way to save money anywhere. No need to rely on sales or offers – the Dell discount codes are there for you to use at any time!
If there are no Dell promo codes online right now, here are some things you can try instead:
Take a look through some of our expired codes. These do sometimes still work even after the expiry date has passed!
Pop back to this page regularly to see when there are new Dell coupons uploaded.
Check out some of our other, similar voucher pages.
Dell’s Black Friday sale
Dell go all-out during the Black Friday sales period, often starting early and running right past Cyber Monday. You can find deals that include free delivery, as well as Dell discounts of 50% or more on everything from monitors to accessories. If you shop during Black Friday, you can potentially save hundreds of pounds on new kit.
In the run-up to Christmas, Dell voucher deals are plentiful, with the Boxing Day sales the best time to make big savings. Fill the kids’ stockings with USBs and other small accessories, or delight the gamer in your life with a brand new keyboard. Post-Christmas, deals get better and better until the very end of the January sales.
Back to school deals
Dell turns its attention to educational equipment when it's time to go back to school. This is when you can pick up tablets, monitors and laptops in time for the new term, some with as much as 35% off. Keep an eye out for Dell discount codes for at least 15% off laptop bags and other protective covers to make travelling with your kit even easier.
You can find the Dell sale under the Deals tab on their website. Keep an eye out for Dell clearance prices on end-of-range and over-stock products.
Dell offers free delivery on all purchases and it usually takes around 4 days (excluding bank holidays and weekends). Some products are marked as free next-day delivery if ordered before 2 pm, or you can use a Dell voucher code to get your goodies to you quicker.
Dell student discounts of 10% are accessible if you sign up to UNiDAYS.
You can usually get at least a 10% discount for signing up to the Dell newsletter. But Dell sign-up rewards change all the time, so you might be lucky enough to secure a bigger saving.
You might find offers through a third-party cashback provider, but there is no official Dell cashback scheme.
Unfortunately, there are currently no Dell gift vouchers available on their UK site.
If you need to return any of your Dell purchases, it is important to keep the following information in mind:
You have 2 weeks from the date your order was delivered to return your items.
You must notify Dell of your intention to return the item.
You can request the return via customer support.
Products must be returned in their original condition.
Although there is no official Dell next day delivery, all orders aim to be dispatched the following working day and therefore should arrive within 2-3 working days, dependent on your location. This is a free delivery service.
Although there is no specific Dell new customer discount, most of the discounts above can be used by both new and existing customers! Take a look through our Dell discount codes and find the one that suits your order best. Then, apply it at the checkout and your savings will be applied instantly.
If you’re looking to buy from Dell – you’re in luck! The Dell price match (before you buy) states that if you find a Dell product cheaper elsewhere, you are able to contact the customer service number and they will match the price. What’s more, if you’ve just made a purchase and then see that the same product drops in price in under 30 days after busing the product, Dell will refund you the difference!
Health workers can benefit hugely from the Dell NHS discount! Bag yourself up to 25% off across all laptops, desktops, monitors, and accessories! Simply register your NHS worker status to benefit from this discount.