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Survey: IT Hiring and Pay Still Up, But Employers 'Cautious'

With the U.S. economy still circling and unemployment on the rise, it's a good time to be in IT -- relatively speaking.

Kung Fu Hypervisor

Don't let its looks fool you -- give it time and Hyper-V will be a contender for hypervisor dominance.

Microsoft Swings for the Big Leagues

Redmond's System Center line may offer some answers about the software giant's move into the enterprise-management tools market.

Tooling Around in Your Database

These products can help make your occasional forays into the world of databases much easier to take.

Flying Solo: Ozzie Takes Microsoft to the Cloud

As his boss Bill Gates departs, Ozzie takes Microsoft's online strategy into the cloud.

Big Efficiencies for Big Environments

SCCM 2007's new maintenance, configuration-tracking and updated reporting features make it a must-have for large Windows sites.

The Secrets of Sysvol

Windows Server 2008 has a new way to migrate Group Policies.

Automation Nation

IT workflow-automation products could be the key to accelerating your day-to-day IT tasks and helping you build IT processes.

The Unified Communications Puzzle

ISVs look to fill in some of the pieces of Microsoft's unified communications vision.

Process Automation for the People

Automating IT processes can help keep your staff focused on critical tasks, but starting a project involves inherently complex decisions.

Making IT Social

The flood of social-networking technologies rushing into the enterprise is forcing IT to become still more flexible.

SCE: Big-Time Management for SMBs

Microsoft's new System Center Essentials fits the bill for managing small to midsize businesses.

Vista SP1: Dissected

The hugely anticipated Service Pack 1 for Windows Vista hits the mark in some instances. In others -- not so much.

More Than One Way

New and established tools help admins get control of Windows Vista on the enterprise network.

Save Your E-Mail and Save Your World

E-mail archiving and storage that ensure compliance with regulatory standards continue to be an ongoing challenge.

VPN Concentrators: A Must for Small Business

You may not have heard of them, but VPN concentrators can help you properly secure your virtual private network.

The Multi-Core Muddle

PCs are moving to multi-core as operating systems, applications and languages struggle to keep up.

Spring Cleaning for AD

Spring is here, and it's time to clean up some of the dark corners of your Active Directory forest.

In Search of Desktop Search

Finding a data needle in the haystack that is your hard disk requires more than just a magnifying glass and a huge dose of patience.

Management Leaps Ahead

With its improved console, easier reporting and service-oriented health checks, SCOM 2007 is a welcome improvement over MOM 2005.

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