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Re-Imagining the Windows Administrator

There's no longer a firm dividing line between IT and development skills -- especially not with Microsoft System Center 2012. Greg Shields explains why.

CSA Security Guidance for Mobile Devices

The recent report, contributed by 60 companies, lays out what threats loom in the BYOD landscape and what steps an organization can take to secure itself and employees.

Microsoft Security Essentials Fails

When detecting new zero-day threats, the free Microsoft antivirus software was only able to catch 64 percent of attacks.

IT Pros: Why 2013 Must Be the Year of End User Satisfaction

We can't make users happy when we insist that every IT service comes straight from our own datacenter. Now's the time to start thinking of new ways to manage IT.

Quick Guide To Managing SharePoint 2010 Apps

Developing applications for your SharePoint environment provides efficiency and productivity, but you do have to apply certain controls.

Ballmer's Apple Envy

Microsoft unveiled the "new Microsoft" without a lot of fanfare. In fact, it was played out in a simple two-page letter to shareholders, rather than the company's typical blowout, big-city event.

Reader Letters December 2012

Positive or Negative Outlook?

VMware Issues Security Update for DoS Flaw

The vulnerability only affects client-side users.

Java Zero-Day Exploit Being Sold on Black Market

The Oracle flaw is being shopped online by an unknown source.

First 48: A Weekend with Microsoft's Surface Tablet

After only using the device for a couple of days, Brien shares some of his initial thoughts on the the Windows RT-based hardware.

First Impressions of Windows Phone 8 SDK

As a fan of Windows Phone 7, is there enough in Microsoft's newest mobile platform to justify the switch for Brien?

Windows 8 Patching Right on Schedule

Discovered vulnerabilities this early in the software's lifecycle should be neither shocking or unexpected.

Major Vulnerability Found in Skype

Attackers could have accessed your account in a matter of minutes.

Security Firm Willing To Sell Windows 8 Hole to Highest Bidder

A French security company has claimed that it's found a security issue in Windows 8. Want to find out what it is? You gotta pay first.

Adobe To Piggyback Flash Updates on Microsoft's Patch Tuesdays

This new scheduling is directly associated with Microsoft's decision to embed Flash into Internet Explorer 10.

Configuration Manager 2012 Frees Up IT with Do-It-Yourself User Features

The Software Center and Application Catalog features of Configuration Manager 2012 have the potential to fundamentally change the relationship between IT and users.

To SharePoint or Not to SharePoint?

Don Jones walks you through what considerations to take for a possible SharePoint transition in your organization.

Quick Guide to Windows 7 Virtual Desktop Options

You have many options for deploying a virtual infrastructure running Windows 7, depending on your needs and environment.

Old and New

In the world of presidents, 51 years old is relatively young, though not so shocking these days.

Reader Letters, Nov. 2012: Perils of Self-Service VMs

Readers weigh in on a recent article on VM self-service.

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