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Microsoft Aims To Regain Trust in a Post-Snowden World

Nearly a year after Snowden leaks, Redmond officials speak out for transparency in security versus privacy conflict between IT providers and governments.

Reader Survey: The Death of Windows XP

As Microsoft pulls the plug on Windows XP and ends support for the 2003 versions of Office and Exchange, IT faces difficult choices and a variety of options.

Inside Look: System Center 2012 R2's New Data Protection Manager

Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Data Protection Manager is now better suited for virtual environments, Linux servers, SQL Server support and provides more consistency.

DPM Casts a Wider Net with Enterprise Support Hooks

The new Data Protection Manager component in Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 now supports virtual environments, Linux servers and SQL Server clustering. It can work with third-party backup and recovery suites and appliances, but it's no substitute.

Manage Active Directory Permissions: 4 Access Control Tools for IT

Create a comprehensive access policy to files and shares with these Windows permission management tools.

Secure Files in Windows Server 2012 with Active Directory RMS

How to install and configure Active Directory Rights Management Services to lock down your organization's files and shares.

Lock Down Your Data: 5 Encryption Tools for IT Pros

In wake of last year's revelations of government surveillance, IT can protect files from prying eyes. When it comes to encryption, you're better protected when you hold the keys.

Manage Groups with Windows Azure Active Directory Upgrade

Microsoft moves to make the cloud version of its Active Directory service more appealing by letting you create and edit groups.

System Center 2012 R2: Manage VMware VMs and Hyper-V Together

You can administer both virtualization platforms through a single pane of glass using Microsoft System Center 2012 R2.

Why Major Corporations Are Making the Move to Windows 8

As tablets and convertible PCs change the way enterprises operate, see how companies of all sizes are choosing Windows 8 over the Apple iPad and Android-based devices.

Transitioning from Exchange 2003: It's Harder Than You Think

Exchange 2003 loses product support in April, but switching from it won't be easy.

System Center's VM Manager Aims to Connect Private and Hybrid Clouds

The new manager found in System Center 2012 R2 allows for simple resource movement between environments.

Microsoft's Changing Developer Tool Focus

Besides bringing more programmers into the fold, the key to Windows success will be support for additional languages in Visual Studio.

Windows Server 2012 R2's Hyper-V Networking Improvements

Microsoft's tweaks make it easier to fail over to a second datacenter when issues occur.

Microsoft Steps Up Windows Cadence

The new mobile-centric vision for Windows 8 will have IT pros running to keep up.

How To Work with RD Gateway in Windows Server 2012

Here's a breakdown of what's new with RD Gateway and how you can use it paired with Windows Server.

IT's 2014 Agenda: Platform Migration and Tighten Security

Migrating to new platforms such as mobile devices and the cloud, boosting security and new usage models such as social networking and analyzing big data in real time, will drive this year's IT initiatives.

Windows 8.1 Hybrid Laptop-Tablet Roundup

With new processors and Windows 8.1 now available, PC makers are offering the widest assortment of systems to date.

Microsoft Surface Pro 2: A Costly Improvement

Microsoft's latest Surface model running the full desktop version of Windows 8.1 is a definite upgrade over last year's model. But, at its steep price, will you be ditching your laptop for it?

Dark Clouds: SharePoint Online Concerns Slowing IT Adoption

Microsoft says SharePoint customers are moving online but security, privacy and app compatibility are key barriers. A Redmond magazine reader survey suggests the transition will take time. Find out why.

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