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Avoiding Active Directory Disasters

Active Directory can crash your whole computing environment if it goes down, but following some tips and performing a few best practices will keep it running smoothly.

5 Tips for Cybersecurity-Training Your Workplace

Companies may hope training programs will keep users on the straight-and-narrow security path. But how can you tell whether -- and to what extent -- the message is sticking?

Flocking to Windows 7

After only a few months of availability, many are already moving to Windows 7. Here, readers offer tips and best practices for others making the flight away from Windows XP or Windows Vista.

PowerShell 2.0: Why It Matters

Learn how the latest version of Windows PowerShell can help you perform daily tasks and improve your efficiency.

IT Training on the Cheap

Keep your IT knowledge up-to-date without breaking the bank with these simple tips.

5 Steps to a More Secure Datacenter

In the age of virtualization and cloud computing, administrators need a holistic approach.

Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2: Improving the Branch Office Experience

Get the skinny on the benefits and drawbacks of BrancheCache and DirectAccess, arguably the crown jewels of the Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 releases.

Ensuring High Availability in Exchange Server 2010

Exchange Server 2010 incorporates a number of high-availability features that system admins will find useful, including a new database availability groups (DAG) feature.

Microsoft's New Search Engine: Bing, Bang, Boom

Microsoft's new search engine has the consumer goods, but does it do enough for loyal enterprise customers?

The New World of Compliance

Compliance is a complex undertaking, but with the right philosophy and tools it's well within your grasp.

Q&A: Microsoft Distinguished Engineer Yousef Khalidi Discusses Private Cloud Migration

Yousef Khalidi talked about Microsoft's new Azure cloud services at the Interop trade show on Thursday.

The 2009 Redmond Reader's Choice Awards: It's a Grand Slam

After introducing the Triple Crown last year, Redmond knocks one out of the park in 2009 by honoring winners of four consecutive Reader's Choice Awards in the same category.

Clouds Done Right

Cloud platforms might offer cost savings and other benefits, but they can also have costly bottleneck issues.

In the Cybersecurity War, Collaboration Is Key

The evolving threat landscape means government must work more closely with commercial industry players, analysts say.

14th Annual Redmond Salary Survey: Good News, with Strings Attached

Redmond magazine's annual survey of Microsoft IT compensation shows that, despite a global recession, respondents reported higher average salaries -- but lost some ground with raises and bonuses.

Backing up Hyper-V

With support for Hyper-V in Service Pack 1, Microsoft's System Center Data Protection Manager can be the ideal application for backing up virtual machines.

Netbooks Play Small Enterprise Role

As Windows 7 nears, more enterprises consider inexpensive netbooks -- but only for a narrow range of applications.

10 Reasons to Love Windows 7

You'll probably have to move to Windows 7 at some point, but there's good news: Microsoft's new OS has lots of great features. Here's what we love -- and don't love.

7 Wonders of Windows 7

After the Vista debacle, seven could just be the lucky number for Windows. We review seven features of Windows 7 that could make the newest version of the OS the best Microsoft has produced in years.

Picking a Partner

Microsoft makes the software, but channel partners sell and service it. Picking the right partner is critical for any Microsoft customer. Here's how to make the right choice.

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