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Can You Trust Vendors in the Cloud Age?

From security concerns to whether a product (or vendor) will be around in three years, there's a lot to consider when picking your next tech vendor, esp. in the age of the cloud (and yes, you'll still need on-premise staffing).

August Letters From Readers: Tech Pet Peeves

Redmond magazine readers share what gets their goat when it comes it technology.

Automating Windows 7 Deployments (and It's Free!)

Take the time to get the most out of Microsoft's free Windows 7 automation deployment tools -- you won't regret it.

Windows 8 Wishes

Vendors that listen to customers tend to succeed -- and those that don't, fail.

Voting in Outlook 2010: How To Create an E-mail Poll

Here's step-by-step instructions on how to add custom polls in your Outlook messages.

Why Microsoft Won't Dump Bing

Microsoft watcher Mary Jo Foley says that just like Ballmer, Bing isn't going anywhere. Here's why.

Future of Office: What We Know So Far

Mary Jo Foley offers a round-up of all the inside Office information she's been tracking.

The Road To Becoming a Microsoft MVP

While the official requirements are shrouded in secret, here are some tips to improve your odds.

The Future of Windows Server? Server Core

Server Core isn't there yet, but now is the time to learn this tool that will be the key managing enterprise Windows in the future

Letters: Cloud Debate Continues

Readers weigh in on our recent Cloud vs. IT cover story and more.

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.

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