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Using Your Laptop Abroad

When traveling overseas, your laptop adapter won't be enough. Here are some tips to keep in mind for those world travelers.

Saving Videos With Internet Explorer

Having trouble saving Internet videos to your computer? Brien walks you through a lesser-know Internet Explorer exploit that should get the job done.

12 Microsoft Hot Buttons for 2012

Mary Jo Foley on what she'll be watching for from Microsoft in 2012.

Space to Watch: Runbook Automation

Coupled with a good monitoring system, RBA tasks can become automated responses to detected conditions -- creating a more self-healing IT environment.

12 New Year's Resolutions for Windows IT Pros in 2012

The year 2012 should be a banner year for Microsoft. With what seems like every product going through a major revision, this year means more changes for the Information Technology industry than any year in recent memory.

Privacy Is Dead

Doug's column this month focuses on the truly dismal state of privacy these days.

January Reader Letters: To Upgrade or Not To Upgrade?

Readers write in with feedback on recent articles.

Dual Booting Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7

I walk you through the process it took to get both Windows 7 and Windows Server virtualized on my laptop.

The Future Technology Nobody Is Talking About

Do technology like 3D gaming and motion-controlled devices give us a hint on what Microsoft envisions for the future?

Windows 8: Could Windows To Go Change Everything?

Windows To Go, even in its pre-release state, just seems to perfectly fit with that everywhere-for-everyone mentality that's changing everything about how we do IT.

Exaggerated: Reports of the Windows GUI Death

Don Jones clarifies his earlier statements regarding the pending doom of the GUI in Windows Server OSes -- and yes, death is still in the picture.

Making a USB Flash Drive Bootable (Perfect for Running Windows 8)

Brien walks you through the process of creating and running Windows 8 from a bootable USB flash drive.

December 2011 Reader Letters: Certification Value?

Readers discuss Microsoft certification, the future of Windows PowerShell and more.

Microsoft and the 'Internet of Things'

Mary Jo Foley on how understanding this concept puts Microsoft's future Windows Phone strategy into perspective.

PowerShell: An In-Depth Scripting Crash Course

This extended Windows PowerShell column will jump-start your knowledge of this powerful technology.

Windows To Go: Microsoft's OS Becomes Portable

Brien discusses the security issues tangled with remote user access and highlights how Microsoft may be simplifying the process with its upcoming Windows To Go bootable device.

Getting Ready To Test-Drive Windows 8

Brien walks you through how to get the developer's version of Windows 8 to run on a traditional desktop, touch-enabled desktop and tablet.

Moving to Server Core: How One Company Did It (And You Can, Too)

Don Jones shares the challenges that one of his clients faced moving to Server Core and how they worked around them.

Merging Contacts in Outlook

Multiple e-mail accounts for the same person makes organizing your contacts a pain. Here's a few tips on how to alleviate this situation.

Getting Around with Windows Phone 7.5

While Microsoft Windows Phone 7 didn't feel like a complete product at release, the new Windows Phone 7.5 update, which includes new search and navigation features, helps to breathe new life into the mobile OS.

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