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Outlook's New Split Personality

Microsoft brings its out-of-date Hotmail service into the present with new social networking features, Windows Phone 7 connectivity and richer features. It's also received a new name: Outlook.com.

Mastering the Microsoft Name Game

Mary Jo Foley provides a helpful guide on Microsoft's product name changes, and provides some insight on the company's method to the name madness.

October Reader Letters: Security Slipup

Is the cloud the next step to propel security to the future? Readers chime in with their thoughts.

Securities Exchange

Microsoft is prepping quite a few changes for Exchange 2013 and Exchange Online, including tools to help you keep your corporate data safe.

Sophos Warns Users of Self

When providing antivirus services to paying customers, don't have your own software red flag your software. That seems like a bad business decision.

TechNet and Windows Server 2012 Licensing Changes

Brien runs through some of the issues he's run into with Redmond's updated licensing policies.

Putting a Positive Spin on Microsoft's IE Zero-Day Flaw

The IE vulnerability incident presents Microsoft with a perfect occasion to brag about the new security features hitting Windows 8 and Internet Explorer 10.

Put System Center SP1 to the Test

Use that extra time you would be using to patch to test out the newest System Center update instead.

Hacker Taking Credit Where Credit's Not Due

An Anonymous hacker (although not sure if part of Anonymous or just anonymous) was quick to take credit on Monday for the six-hour Web site outages of GoDaddy customers.

Microsoft Fighting an Unwinnable War

Is the cloud a viable tool in the fight?

Java Flaw Found, Flaw Fixed, Flaw Found in Fix

It's been a tough week and a half for Oracle and its Java crew.

Create Hyper-V Virtual Machines with Windows PowerShell

If you need to create and configure VMs on a regular basis, using Windows PowerShell to do so can speed up the process.

6 Reasons Office 365 Might Not Suit Your Shop

Every company has different needs. While Office 365 may be a perfect fit for the shop across the street, it may not be right for your business.

Microsoft's Touch-Based Future: Will Customers Follow?

Mary Jo Foley discusses why Windows 8 is just the latest example of how the company is trying to push customers into a future that they're not ready for.

The New Windows Admin: Employee or Freelance Contractor?

With an estimated 33 percent of IT employees working as freelancers by 2020, Greg Shields argues why this shift away from salaried positions is a win-win for both employer and employee.

September Reader Letters: High Hopes for Surface Tablet Devices

Will Microsoft's Windows 8 Surface tablet sink or float? Here's what readers think.

Security Stalemate

While Microsoft's dedication to software security should be the gold standard for others, it's a war that the company will never win.

Will the Hypervisor Be the New OS?

Brien lays out his argument on why you will soon start to see features of a traditional operating system shifting to the hypervisor.

Attack of the Clones

Remember that "Pandora's box" that security bloggers and experts were warning about once it was reported that Stuxnet might have come from a government body?

Microsoft Echoes Security Issue

Microsoft released a security advisory this week warning about an issue that could cause VPN passwords to be stolen, thanks to the work of a couple of hackers.

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