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Old and New

In the world of presidents, 51 years old is relatively young, though not so shocking these days.

After Windows 8, What's Next in the Pipeline from Microsoft?

Mary Jo Foley on what to expect from Microsoft once the Windows 8 dust clears.

Reader Letters, Nov. 2012: Perils of Self-Service VMs

Readers weigh in on a recent article on VM self-service.

Bad Passwords Won't Die

Why even use a password if you're just going to use easily guessable entries?

Microsoft SIR: Phishing Sites Targeting Financial Institutions

Phishers go where the money is.

My Predictions for Windows Phone 8

Will Microsoft finally find some success in the phone market with its Windows Phone 8 devices?

Beyond the Hype: Why You Should Consider Windows 8

With features like Windows To Go and DirectAccess, Windows 8 can rise above the controversy to be a solid OS for the enterprise.

Security Resources for Microsoft's Windows 8/RT/Surface/WP8/IE 10 Launches

Starting on Friday, Microsoft's bonanza of software and hardware relases begin.

Windows 8 Impressions: Some Minor Bugs in a Solid OS

Brien throws caution to the wind and fully installs Windows 8 on a hard drive to see if Microsoft's latest OS can stand up to the day-to-day tasks for a techie.

Is PowerShell Making System Center Obsolete?

Brien discusses how Microsoft's continued push and integration for PowerShell may be shifting the role System Center has in the enterprise.

Microsoft SIR: App Vulnerabilities on the Rise, Key Gen Malware Out of Control

You had a good half year if you were in the business exploiting application flaws and spreading malware through software key generators.

Another Light Patch Tuesday: Calm Before the Storm?

Has two small security updates in a row put you in a state of complacency?

Microsoft's Got a New Security Toy

Phone authentication could be installed in quite a few Microsoft products in the near future.

VM Self-Service: Right Feature, Wrong User

VM Self-Service could be confusing for even the most seasoned IT pro. Thankfully, Greg is here to shed some light on what it means for your private cloud.

Windows 8 's Rookie Security Mistake

Microsoft's choice to store passwords in plain text format may give attackers easy access to your system.

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Microsoft brings its out-of-date Hotmail service into the present with new social networking features, Windows Phone 7 connectivity and richer features.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.

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