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January Letters: Readers Debate One-Time Passwords and More

Should IT support token-generated, one-time passwords for users on a network?

A Cloud Doofus: Backup Lessons From Life

Cloud backup is simple, if you remember to set it up in the first place.

Messing With Web Components

Hackers go after your browsing sessions. Plus: Conficker worm is gone, but not forgotten; unrest in Egypt worries Microsoft, Cisco.

It's Time To Lose the Passwords!

Token-based login technology has improved significantly, so what are you waiting for?

Whither -- or Wither -- the Winpad?

Mary Jo Foley weighs in on whether Microsoft actually has a shot in the tablet space.

SQL Server 2008 R2: Unlock the Locks

Resolving locking issues with SQL Server 2008 R2 can be troublesome -- but it can also be surprisingly straightforward.

Optimizing SharePoint Workspace Storage

You can still work with SharePoint even when you're working offline if you optimize your SharePoint Workspace storage architecture.

3 Reasons to Dump Your Exchange Server

Now may be the time to outsource your Exchange server -- here's why.

January Reader Letters: VMware Beware

Readers weigh in on Doug's recent column regarding the future of VMware.

Google's Biggest Blunders

Why can't Google's executives live up to their "do no evil" motto?

Microsoft's Holiday Present Includes 17 Patches

Plus: Hackers compromise Gawker media sites; Google and Redmond ad malware investigated; Symantec takes a look at the problems you'll be facing in 2011.

Still No Fix from Microsoft for Growing Number of IE Exploits

Plus: An eighth of malware attacks come from USB devices, scareware instances are growing.

Top 10 Secrets of a SQL Server Expert

Maintaining a SQL Server environment is a potentially complex endeavor. Here are 10 tips for ways you can minimize complexity and reduce stress.

A Modern Guide to Windows 7 Desktop Deployment: Enterprise Automation Tools

There are a handful of specialized tools that make large-scale Windows 7 deployment much easier than with previous versions. Here's how to use them.

Microsoft's Biggest Moments of 2010

It's December, and that means one thing for us pundits: It's time for our annual look-back and look-ahead columns.

Backup 2.0: The Way Forward

Old habits can die hard, but is the current way you're doing backup really the way it should be done?

Why Your Business Fears the Windows 7 Upgrade

It's more than the legitimate concerns about cost, compatibility and execution -- it comes down to the role of the operating system itself.

Windows: Back in the Day

This month's reader letters focus on the Windows that used to be.

Ray Goes Away: A Look Back

Doug's column this month looks back at the icon Microsoft recently lost.

Thankful for a Light November Patch Load

Plus: IE 8 still safer than IE 6, 7; Zeus 2.0 escaping MSRT detection.

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