The Microsoft unified communications platform is becoming more tightly integrated and has a more resilient architecture.
- By Alan Maddison
Is Big Data all hype or is it the future of enterprise security?
Brien suggests some areas of action Microsoft should take to make Windows 8 a success.
This time Microsoft is speaking out against negative marks issued by AV-Test.
Brien's back with some more thoughts after spending extensive time with Microsoft's Windows 8 tablet.
Microsoft released an out-of-band patch for its Web browser earlier this week.
Government sends word that two power plants were infected with viruses via USB devices at the end of 2012.
Don't call it a security vulnerability.
The recently discovered IE zero-day vulnerability has been overlooked by this month's Microsoft security update.
Following the surprising immediate departure of Windows President Steven Sinofsky late last year, many are asking who will be CEO Steve Ballmer's successor.
- By Mary Jo Foley
Just because Windows 8 may not be right for all users, mixing in where needed among older Windows OSes should be a perfectly viable option for IT.
The way you set up your Active Directory topography will have a direct impact on how well you're able to organize your users and resources.
While Microsoft may recommend installing the "Server Core" version of Windows Server 2012, it may not be the right fit for you.
- By Greg Shields
In her December 2012 column ("The Next Big Thing for Microsoft"), Mary Jo Foley wrote about "the new Office" -- new versions of the Microsoft productivity suite that are subscription- and cloud-based. A reader reacts to this vision of Microsoft's future.
- By Readers of Redmond magazine
While popular browsers like Firefox and Internet Explorer have done a lot of changing over the past six years, bookmarking features have done little to change their cumbersome nature.
From increasing tablet sales to the reveal of Windows 9, Brien runs down what he expects to see in the coming year.
Brien points to Windows 8's metered Internet settings and others as very useful touches Microsoft included in its latest OS.
Security firm ESET sees the upward growth of mobile attacks, especially against Android devices, to continue this trend for next year.
Despite unfavorable testing scores from multiple security firms, Microsoft's Security Essentials market share sees huge growth.
With Microsoft's focus on Windows 8, Windows Phone 8 and Surface RT in 2012, Mary Jo Foley comments on what Microsoft will be pushing next year.
- By Mary Jo Foley