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IE 9 Reader Review: Internet Explorer to the 9s

From speed to UI to HTML 5,Redmond magazine readers share what they like -- and don't -- about Microsoft's Internet Explorer 9 beta, and how it compares to the previous versions.

5 Workhorse Workstations Built for Tough Jobs

These new desktop PC models offer plenty of power and room for more.

10 Challengers to Microsoft

Redmond has no shortage of rivals that want a piece of its business. While there are certainly more than 10, these competitors are keeping Microsoft's top execs up at night.

10 Best Things Microsoft Did in 2010

When it comes to the enterprise, Microsoft hit the ball out of the park in 2010. Here's our favorite offerings.

Top 10 Companies Microsoft Should Buy Today

Here's 10 companies we think Microsoft should buy right now to solidify its place in a variety of markets.

10 Legal Lows for Microsoft

Microsoft is known for protecting its patent rights in quiet ways, often settling out of court with companies by establishing intellectual property licensing deals.

10 Top Office 2010 Features

Here's the top 10 most important (although not necessarily best) features Microsoft Office 2010 has to offer your users.

Top 10: Then and Now

In our last "list issue" in 2007, we made a number of picks. Here's some of the top ones -- and what we think of them now.

10 Unnecessary Microsoft Product Name Changes

Why, oh why?

10 Microsoft Product Code Names That Should've Stuck

Often, Microsoft's code names are better than its resulting product names. Here's 10 examples that Microsoft should have at least considered keeping.

10 Bad Tech Acronyms and Abbreviations

From the silly to the contrived, here's 10 that make us cringe every time we run across them.

Inside the New Lync Server: Microsoft Pushes into Voice Communications

Microsoft Lync Server is poised to become a major factor in the market for enterprise voice systems.

Talking the Talk: When Will Microsoft Take Speech Recognition to the Enterprise?

Speech-recognition technology can boost efficiency and might someday make its mark on the enterprise -- if Microsoft would only promote it.

2010 Redmond Magazine Readers Choice Awards

After the Triple Crown in 2008 and the Grand Slam in 2009, Redmond introduces another level of prestige for exceptional Readers Choice winners: the Five-Star Award.

TechMentor: Best Practices for Exchange 2010 Capacity Planning

Experts described optimal preparations for deploying Exchange 2010 at the TechMentor Las Vegas event last week.

Happy Anniversary Windows: The Windows Operating System Turns 25

After a quarter-century, Windows has gone from a long-awaited experiment to the dominant software product in the world. But the operating system's past isn't necessarily a prologue for what could be an uncertain future.

Can Microsoft Salvage Its Mobile Strategy?

Microsoft is working hard to turn around its flagging mobile business, but success is far from guaranteed for Windows Phone 7.

Inside IE 9: The Chrome Effect

The beta of IE 9 is more than just a browser for Microsoft -- it's a direct shot in its war against Google, and it shows.

An IT Pro's Guide to Virtualization and Windows 7

As companies prepare to migrate to Windows 7, IT professionals can implement new virtualization capabilities provided in the new desktop operating system. We offer a primer on the various options now available.

Microsoft PowerPivot: Making Excel Analytics Work

A new component in SQL Server 2008 R2 gives users the autonomy to set up business intelligence functionality in Excel without taking control of the process away from IT.

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