If Microsoft wants its next OS to be a success, it should look to what made Windows XP so popular.
Wondering how manufacturers can continue to release larger storage drives every year? Here's some of the tech that makes it possible.
- By Scott D. Lowe
Here's how to determine which SharePoint version is right for individual machines and how to make sure they play nicely with different versions.
- By Spike Xavier
While malware moving from mobile devices to PCs have become the norm, malware moving in the opposite direction looks to be a new attacker trick.
Here's how to differentiate between OS virtual disks and virtual machine virtual disks.
Choosing the right fit for your organization comes down to balancing cost with performance.
Cisco found that 76 percent of all Web-based attacks were targeted at Java.
The hacker collective Syrian Electronic Army took credit for the hacks and posted fake messages warning that Microsoft is spying on users' e-mail accounts.
Besides using replicas as protective backups, they can be used for testing purposes.
After April 8, option to download Microsoft's free antimalware software for XP systems won't be available.
Plus: The security agency is actively researching encryption-breaking quantum computing technology.
From not embracing change to segmenting groups, here are some ways in which IT leaders are setting up their teams for failure.
Even the most experienced System Center pros can fall victim to these common installation goofs.
- By Greg Shields
Once the frontrunner and the IT trendsetter, Microsoft must now compete in a market that's future is not solely dictated by the one company.
- By Jeffrey Schwartz
Brien walks you through customizing a PowerShell cmdlet's output to get exactly the data you need.
Microsoft has officially shared next to nothing about its product roadmaps, beyond some fairly sweeping statements it has made about aligning around the "One Microsoft" mission.
- By Mary Jo Foley
Also watch for network virtualization to continue to grow and Office 365 to undergo a makeover in the coming year.
Which trends did Brien successfully predict and which ones was he off the mark on?
Plus: Attackers setting sights on the newly released Playstation 4 and Xbox One.
If you're a Microsoft watcher -- or even just playing one on the Interweb -- I bet you'd agree 2013 was an above-average year for surprises coming out of Redmond.
- By Mary Jo Foley