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SQL Closes the Distance

Redmond is gaining, but when will it -- or can it -- overtake longtime market leader Oracle?

Top 5 Tricks for Excel and Outlook

Like their Office 2007 brethren Word and PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook have some snazzy new features as well.

The List Issue

Our staff picks out the best, the worst and the most unusual in this eclectic set of categories.

Excel 2007: New Features Outweigh Upgrade Hassles

Although most users still struggle with the new ribbon interface, many say Excel 2007's new features make it a worthwhile upgrade.

Microsoft MapPoint vs. Virtual Earth

Packaged software or Web service for running mapping applications?

Exchange Server 2007: First-Class Mail

The ultimate killer app is e-mail and Microsoft's lastest version of Exchange taps into 64-bit power to drive a host of new capabilities.

Manage Your Carbon Footprint

The growing importance of energy efficiency gives IT a leadership role in the enterprise.

Unix: The 64-Bit Gold Standard

Many say it will be years before 64-bit Windows becomes a serious challenger.

IBM Plans Major Security Initiative

IBM Corp. plans to announce Thursday that it will boost what it spends developing computer security products to $1.5 billion in 2008, reflecting an intensifying focus for the company.

Top 5 Tricks for Word and PowerPoint

These flagship Office 2007 apps have some interesting new functions, if you know where to look.

To Virtualization and Beyond

VMware's Diane Greene is on a quest to make server virtualization ubiquitous.

Outlook 2007 Gets Mixed Reviews

While most readers like Microsoft's latest e-mail client, some say it's still not ready for prime time.

Automating the Desktop

Making your job easier, one tool at a time.

Word 2007: Not Exactly a Must-Have

Some sing its praises, but compatibility problems and the new interface leave others cold.

Secrets of the Windows Gurus

Technology experts tell Redmond what makes them tick.

Exchange 2007: Access Anywhere

The Client Access Server gives you many remote access options for Exchange 2007.

Windows Vista: Learning To Play Nice

Despite Microsoft's efforts so far, incompatibilities still dog the new OS.

Salary Survey: IT Workers Continue To Flourish

IT workers continue to ride a strong wave of increasing experience to a third straight year of high earnings, according to <i>Redmond</i> magazine's 12th annual Salary Survey.

Application Virtualization Hits Its Stride

Keeping a virtualized image clean just got a lot easier.

Friend and Foe of Microsoft

Symantec's chief John W. Thompson talks about co-opetition with Microsoft, the security market landscape and the company's Software as a Service and open source strategies.

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