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Green IT: The Gift that Keeps on Giving

We talk with IBM Senior Fellow John Lamb about green IT's many benefits.

Green IT: More Data, Less Juice

As the cost of energy rises and budgets collapse, thinking green isn't just an option for IT -- it's a necessity. Fortunately, there are more options than ever to reduce your energy footprint, even as you add capacity.

Azure and BPOS: Clearing the Fog Around Microsoft's Cloud Computing Offerings

A closer look at the Windows Azure Platform and the Business Productivity Online Suite.

Virtualizing Your Exchange Environment

The decision to virtualize Exchange can be a difficult one, but it can also pay off for some organizations. Here's what to consider when looking at running Exchange in a virtual environment.

Top 7 Windows Phone 7 Highlights from MIX10

From a scaled-down Office client to the much larger role of Silverlight, here are seven things about Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 preview that stood out at last week's conference.

Cryptographers Warn About Security Dangers in the Cloud at RSA

Researcher says read the fine print before connecting to the cloud.

Building a Private Cloud

The idea of the private cloud provides a lot of promise, but the technology is not cheap. Here's what vendors can actually offer today -- and how much it will cost.

Building Massively Scalable Grids

When done right, Enterprise Data Grids offer utility-style computing and easy expansion.

A New Decade of Office

Microsoft's newest productivity suite focuses on the user interface, customization and artistic flourishes.

Why You Need Windows Server 2008 R2

A host of new features should attract IT pros to this vastly improved product.

Microsoft's Future: Crystal Clear

Here are seven powerful predictions for Microsoft's future.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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