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Make Friends with the USMT

The User State Migration Tool may have its detractors, but it's pretty handy when it comes to migrating user settings

Secure Branch Offices with Windows Server

Effectively securing a number of branch offices is a considerable challenge, but there are tools to help.

Find the Right Shortcut for You in PowerShell

Of the many ways to get things done in Windows PowerShell, it's best to figure out which one works and stick with that.

Drive Better Active Directory Data with DRS

You can improve query performance in Active Directory by using disconnected data sets.

Making the Move to Windows 8

When it comes time to migrate to Windows 8, you'll have many choices. Pick the right one to suit your organization's needs.

How To Migrate to Windows 7 Using the Microsoft USMT

Migrating user settings and data over to Windows 7 is much easier when you have the User State Migration Tool on your side.

5 Steps To Getting IT Projects Approved

The project approval process can be fraught with peril, but if you follow this outline, you'll likely have better luck.

Q&A: ThreatTrack Chief Details Enterprise Security Plans

Julian Waits, the CEO of GFI's new spinoff ThreatTrack, discusses how his company intends to stand out in the growing federal and large-enterprise security space, especially in the new era of international cyber-attacks.

David Pogue's Top 20 Windows 8 Usability Tips

Personal technology pundit David Pogue explains how you and your end users can navigate, be more productive and have some fun with the new Microsoft client OS.

Public Cloud Test Drive: Amazon S3, Windows Azure & Rackspace Cloud Files

Your quick guide to using these three solutions to protect and recover your enterprise data in the public cloud.

Public Cloud Backup: Is It Right for Your Enterprise?

Lower costs and expanded offerings are making Infrastructure as a Service an attractive data-protection target.

Expert Offers Tips on Microsoft's Software Assurance Program

Deciding on Microsoft's Software Assurance option isn't getting any easier, to hear an independent licensing expert tell it.

Q&A: Microsoft Talks About Lync 2013 and Skype Connectivity

Microsoft exec B.J. Haberkorn clarifies announcements from Lync Conference 2013.

Enterprise Voice Gaining Ground with Lync 2013

Microsoft is set to make a corporate case for its unified communications offerings at next week's Lync Conference in San Diego.

Under the Hood of Exchange 2013: What's New

The upgrade to Redmond's flagship messaging platform includes a new Admin Center, compliance enhancements and architectural improvements.

Inside Look at Office 2013 for IT Pros: the Right Touch

The release of Redmond's flagship productivity suite will appeal to those who use multiple touch-based devices and it stores files locally, on servers, in SharePoint and in the cloud.

2013 Reader's Choice Awards: Third-Party Products Shine

A revamped survey of Redmond's readership reveals your favorite software, hardware and services that complement Microsoft's core offerings.

What We Know About Office 2013 So Far

Ahead of Microsoft Office 2013's release, Microsoft is touting some redesigned features and a new pricing system.

System Center 2012 SP1 and Windows Intune: Mobile Management, Use and Licensing Changes

Enterprises looking to manage mobile devices are using both Microsoft products to get the job done.

Inside System Center 2012 SP1: What's New

Improvements include extended OS compatibility, upgrades to Data Protection Manager and a boost in virtualization performance, along with support for the latest Hyper-V release.

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