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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.

Small RSA Keys Blocked, Will Trouble Follow?

While malware will have to use a new trick to infect systems, Microsoft's solution may hurt those who have dealings overseas.

Microsoft's Eye in the Big Apple

Big brother asks Microsoft for some assistance.

Has Microsoft Become a Leaner, Meaner Fighting Machine?

Mary Jo Foley looks at Microsoft's product line changes over the last year and wonders if it's indicative of a larger shift.

BYOD: The Security Headache

Not only does it not save enterprises money, but it adds a ton of security issues. What's not to like?

Enterprises Have Cloud Trust Issues

According to a recent poll, cloud security still isn't up to the level to handle the data of many enterprises.

How-To: Streamline SharePoint with RBS

Remote BLOB Storage (RBS) can improve SharePoint functionality and performance.

Windows 8 Won't Be a Hacker's Paradise

Attackers will have to learn a new trick if they want to hack Windows 8.

Dropbox Has Been Hacked... Again

Change your passwords!

August Reader Letters: Phoning It In

In his July column, "Time to Dump the BlackBerry," Redmond Editor in Chief Doug Barney asked readers: "Should I be a Redmond loyalist and go with Windows Phone, or bow before the Cupertino gods?" Here are some of their suggestions.

A Treatise on IT Fiefdoms

If you want to get the most out of Windows administration tools like Group Policy preferences (GPPs), you need to break down those walls.

Whither Security Training: When Education Trumps Technology

Your users might just be smart enough to handle security issues correctly -- with the right training.

Smashing the iPad

Doug buys an iPad, but he's looking forward to the Surface.

Bing Injects Social Networking Into Internet Search

While Brien had some preconceived concerns with mixing social networking with an Internet search engine, Bing's newest update left him pleasantly surprised.

Symantec Labels CEO as Virus, Removes From System

The move was made due to Symantec's underperformance.

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