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Redmond's Top 10 Hot Certs for 2008

Here are our predictions for next year's fastest-climbing certifications.

Whassup with WSUS?

Considering a WSUS upgrade? You should.

Web Security Roundup

Here are several ways to protect yourself against dangers on the Web.

Linux: Ready for Prime Time?

The jury is out on whether smaller shops can actually work with open source operating systems.

Microsoft Does Have a SOA Strategy

Redmond was conspicuously absent as the Service-Oriented Architecture hype exploded -- turns out it had a plan after all.

Q&A: Microsoft and Service-Oriented Technology

Steve Martin, director of product management for the Connected Systems Division at Microsoft, talks about shaping his company's SOA strategy.

10 Vista Security Truths

There are a lot of misconceptions surrounding Windows Vista's security features. It's time to set the record straight.

Linux Gains Windows Muscle

Based on Microsoft's model, the open source world evolves its stacks strategy.

Exchange 2007: Always On

Exchange 2007 comes equipped to let you use several high availability techniques.

Mobile Devices: Ready To Explode?

Mobile personal devices are very convenient, but often quite dangerous.

Windows Mobile Dogged by Reliability Issues

Readers appreciate the features of Windows Mobile 5.0, but getting it to work consistently on most devices is difficult.

Taking in Orphanware: Please, Sir, May I Have Some More?

Taking in orphanware can be frustrating, but there are steps you can take for its proper care and feeding.

The Power of PowerShell

Readers have high praise-and high expectations-for Microsoft's new command-line shell and scripting tool.

Outsourcing: A Developing Relationship

How one software company successfully teamed with an international outsourcer to get its products to market.

Green Mountain Gets the [Share]Point

Coffee maker deploys Web-based portal to solve data-sharing problems.

Smaller Is Better

ImageX is a slick compression tool that can help with Windows Vista deployment, as well as everyday file compression.

Vista Deployment Done Right

The new crop of deployment tools for Windows Vista is a marked improvement over its predecessors.

Your Vista Game Plan

An early, well-planned move to Microsoft's new OS could be the answer to enterprise security challenges.

Citrix and VMware: Oil and Water?

Two technologies. One chemistry experiment. Can they mix?

IT vs. IM

Instant Messaging (IM) makes tactical communication a snap, but too often IM serves as a doorway for hackers. Here's how IT can wrestle with the problem.

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