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Microsoft's Cloud OS Becomes a Little Less Cloudy

Mary Jo Foley gives her take on Microsoft's continual cloud push -- a push that has not always had a clear direction.

Microsoft Readies for a BYOD Future

With half of employees projected to be using their own devices in the enterprise by 2017, Microsoft is taking BYOD into consideration with its next line of products.

14 Reasons To Fire Your IT Staff

Is your Windows pro team just dead weight in your company? Find out with these red flags.

Need Help with PowerShell?

Although PowerShell can be a bit intimidating at times, Microsoft has built in a comprehensive help system that should be able to assist you with most of your PowerShell related questions.

IE 10 Blocks More Malware than Competing Browsers 

In lab tests, Microsoft's latest browser blocks 99 percent of malware attacks. But can lab-tested attacks accurately represent real-world attacks?

Microsoft Gets Serious About Business (Again)

Brien discusses how Microsoft is refocusing on the enterprise after a string of weak consumer offerings.

Using the PowerShell Integrated Scripting Environment

Brien walks you through just some of the features of Windows Server 2012's ISE tool.

Wanted: Microsoft Announces Bounties for Exposing Security Holes

Found a hole in Microsoft's latest version of Windows? You could be awarded $100,000.

BYOD: Moving from the Exception to the Rule

Brien discusses how the BYOD movement may be leading towards IT requiring employees to bring their own personal devices to work.

How To Combine PowerShell Cmdlets

Brien breaks down multiple ways to combine actions in PowerShell.

Microsoft Gives NSA Early Access to Zero-Day Security Info

Microsoft is just one of many who have been sharing information on hardware specs and software vulnerabilities with government organizations.

Internet Explorer Flaws Fixed in Microsoft's June Security Patch 

The cumulative security bulletin for Microsoft's Web browser addresses 19 separate flaws.

Small June Patch Tuesday Only Has One 'Critical' IE Fix

This month's security update will bring Microsoft's bulletin total for the year up to 51.

IT Evolves As a Utility

And you are a part of that utility. Learn what this may mean for the future of your career.

Windows 8.1's New and Improved Security Features

New features include updates to Windows Defender and Internet Explorer.

Does Windows 8 Need a Hail Mary?

What if Microsoft threw another Hail Mary and gave away small tablets?

How To Create Reports in PowerShell

In the first of a new column featuring in-depth advice on Windows Servers, Brien Posey breaks down how you can create custom information dumps in PowerShell.

Gartner: Security Software Market Experiences Strong Growth

McAfee was the big winner, as its revenue increased 37 percent year-over-year.

Microsoft Launches Cloud-Based Botnet Infection Notification System

To provide real-time information on newly discovered threats, Microsoft this week launched its Cyber Threat Intelligence Program (C-TIP), a program that will alert ISPs and emergency response teams of newly infected systems.

Microsoft's Update Challenge: Not Too Fast, Not Too Slow

The company must walk a line of pleasing both customers that want regular product updates and those that tend to skip a generation or two between updates.

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