Former CA CEO Gets 12 Years

Ex-CEO of Computer Associates sentenced to 12 years in prison in accounting fraud.

Making the Jump to IT Consulting

Jumping ship from a career as a systems admin to that of an IT consultant can be stressful but ultimately rewarding. Some Redmond readers tell their tales of wonder and woe.

Just Say No

Drinking and disk management just don't mix.

File Sharing Admin Gets Prison Term

A network administrator for a peer-to-peer Internet file-sharing system has been sentenced to five months in prison for copyright infringement.

Redmond to Small Businesses: Ride the Wave

Microsoft speakers at the SMB Nation conference talk up forthcoming releases, drawing a mixed response.

Microsoft Adds New Certification for Project Managers

New track features two TS-level exams, one Professional level exam, all aimed squarely at Microsoft Office Project 2007 implementers.

WSJ Reporter Told HP Leak Probe Details

Investigators dug through a Wall Street Journal reporter's trash as part of a now-discredited boardroom leak probe that cost the chairmwoman of computer maker Hewlett-Packard Co. her job and led to criminal charges.

Like Windows Vista, Exam Almost Here (But Not Quite)

Preliminary information on new Windows Vista exam numbered 70-620 appears on Pearson Vue testing site this week.

Beta Dates Set for Windows Mobile Exams

Long beta testing phases planned for exams aimed at Windows Mobile application developers.

Investigators in HP Scandal Plead Not Guilty

Three private investigators in Hewlett-Packard Co.'s boardroom spying probe pleaded not guilty to identity theft and other felony charges.

Microsoft Moves TechEd, WinHEC Shows out of New Orleans

More than 13 months after Hurricane Katrina came ashore, Microsoft confirmed Monday that it is moving three of its annual conferences, including two of its largest shows, out of New Orleans -- at least temporarily.

India Outsourcing: Source of Easy Data Breaches?

TV sting operation raises concern among India's outsourcing companies.

Windows Hosted Exam Beta Coming Soon

Microsoft to offer beta test for exam aimed at candidates who work with Windows Server 2003 in a hosted scenario.

Tech Skills Need Means More Vocational Classes at High School Level

Vocational education classes may be poised for comeback in U.S. high schools.

SQL Slip Up

What happens when a query goes wrong -- very, very wrong.

IT Gone Bad

Spying, blackmailing and thievery -- are there criminals in your IT shop?

Teen MCSE, Medical Microchip Pioneer, Succumbs

Derek Jacobs, among youngest in nation to achieve MCSE status when he was 12, killed in motorcycle accident.

High-Tech Firms Get Small-Town Benefits

A dusty gravel driveway leads to an old house once occupied by an Appalachian family. Next door is a little shack that sells hot dogs and ice cream, and a few miles away is a series of coal processing plants.

Another Microsoft Exec Leaves

John Lauer, who headed Microsoft’s Small and Midsize Solutions & Partner Group, announced he is leaving the company to launch his own startup.

Microsoft Revises BI Cert Lineup

Microsoft has changed the requirements for its MCITP: Business Intelligence Developer title, no longer requiring passage of three exams.

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