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Reimagining the IT Pro's 'Week of Training'

Training has come a long way...make sure you consider all options when planning your staff improvement.

Microsoft Guidance

It's presumptuous of me to give advice to Microsoft. After all, when was the last time I pulled in $16 billion in a single quarter?

Hedging Your Bets Against Lightning

Surge protectors are always a smart choice, but they do not make your computer 100 percent immune from power issues.

Malware Removal: 3 Steps To Take

Computer malware has been a big problem for decades, but it seems to be on the upswing lately, requiring a thorough response.

Cloud Economics: Deciding Build vs. Buy

Should you build you own private cloud or buy someone else's? What about doing both?

Is It Time to Rethink Active Directory?

Most likely, it's time to at least consider restructuring your current domain and forest design. With the right planning and tools, migrating to a new structure won't be as painful as you might think.

Deploying Microsoft Lync Server 2010

The Microsoft unified communications platform helps information workers stay connected across the hall or across the globe.

Feeding Microsoft's Cash Calves: What Will Replace Windows and Office

Windows and Office have been Microsoft's cash cows for years, but what will the next generation bring?

Doug's Tech Pet Peeves

From Word formatting issues to Firefox problems to Windows 7 fizzling out, here's Doug's current top tech peeves.

June Letters: Cloud Concerns?

Readers respond to our May cover story "The Cloud vs. IT" and other recent articles.

Server Interruptus: Why Hardware Vendors Need SLAs

The time has come for hardware vendors to offer service level agreements.

Observations from Tech-Ed 2011

While the cloud was turned down this year, Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 took the center stage.

How-To: Manage Mobile Devices with Microsoft System Center

See how System Center Mobile Device Manager (MDM) 2008 will help you manage them just like other desktops and laptops via Group Policy and more.

10 Technologies Microsoft 'Borrowed'

These technologies may not have been Microsoft originals, but today they bear the Redmond stamp.

Microsoft and the 'Consumerization of IT'

Microsoft was one of the first tech vendors to truly jump on the 'CoIT' bandwagon, on that says consumer-focused technologies are where the action is. Here's what to expect next from Redmond.

Time Is Money... Right?

Being able to equate time to money is one of the most important business skills an IT manager can have. Here's some tips to help you do just that.

Joys and Perils of the Always-On VPN

How to get the benefits of an always-on VPN while mitigating the security risks.

The 'Tablets Will Kill PCs' Myth

Will smartphones and tablets replace PCs and laptops? Or are they more companion technology?

May Reader Letters: Apple and ERP

Readers discuss the future of Apple, ERP and more.

Check Your Bandwidth Before Moving to the Cloud

Limitations by ISPs could foil backup service plans.

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