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Survey: 55% of IT Pros Believe Gov. Accesses All Cloud Data

More than half of readers say Microsoft allows government access to everything stored in its cloud services.

How To Add a Hot Spare to a Storage Pool

Brien breaks down the step-by-step procedure to add more storage to an existing pool.

Microsoft's September Patch Problems

How trustworthy does IT view Microsoft's patches?

Password Cracking Revisited: Rainbow Tables

Brien takes a look at cracking passwords with reader-suggested rainbow tablets.

BitLocker Engineer Allegedly Asked for Encryption Backdoor by FBI

In a report by Mashable, the BitLocker team was approached by agents multiple times about creating an easy access point for federal law enforcement.

'Critical' Fixes for Windows, IE, Office and SharePoint Arrive in Security Update

Microsoft's September patch includes 13 items and addresses 47 flaws.

NSA Allegedly Able To Crack Most Data Encryption

The security also is accused of paying millions to tech firms to build in encryption backdoors.

Microsoft's Ever Evolving Configuration Management

Microsoft has followed a long and winding road with configuration management, and the company is taking some interesting new steps on the path.

RDS or Citrix: Which Do You Need?

While the products are somewhat similar, using a combination of both may be the answer for most shops.

4 'Critical' Bulletins Set for Microsoft's September Patch

The most important bulletins include fixes for SharePoint and Microsoft Office.

Where's Microsoft's Answer to Apple's Siri?

Mary Jo Foley breaks down where Microsoft stands with its voice recognition technology and why Redmond is confident it will outperform its competitors.

Microsoft Continues XP Support Death March

The end of support doesn't mean the end of support options for those willing to pay.

September Reader Letters: IT Pros Fight Back

Readers share their thoughts on the changing IT landscape, the return of Microsoft's Windows Start button, administrator headaches and more.

Windows Server 2012 R2: Exploring Storage Tiering

Brien puts the new tiered storage feature through the ringer to see what hidden hardware requirements are needed to run smoothly.

The Evolution of Search Engine Optimization

Brien breaks down on what has changed in the world of SEO in his years of absence.

Reconfiguring Windows Server Startup

Save on resources by evaluating and modifying what's running during startup.

Ramnit Financial Malware Now Aimed at Steam Gamers

A variant of the popular "money in the bank" malware is now targeting the largest online game distributor.

Configuring Hyper-V Resource Metering

Here's how to check the resource allocation for one or a collection of virtual machines.

How Important Is Password Complexity?

Brien Posey breaks down exactly how difficult it actually is to crack modern passwords.

IE and Exchange Server Flaws Highlight Microsoft's August Security Update

Most importantly this month is a cumulative fix for 11 flaws in all versions of Microsoft's Web browser.

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