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Will Vista's New Look Attract Developers?

Adoption of Windows Presentation Foundation key to delivery of 3-D applications.

Vista Not Quite Compelling Enough -- Yet

Early users like Vista's new interface and security improvements, but most are taking a "wait and see" approach.

Web-Filtering: Deal or No Deal?

It's a Web-savvy world out there, so getting the most out of any solution will require vigilance on your part.

It's 10 O'Clock. Do You Know Where Your Hacker Is?

IT pros have reservations, but ethical hackers are becoming a fact of life.

Google's Descendants

Innovative Web 2.0 firms are storming the next IT battleground.

Laying the Groundwork for Office 2007

It's coming, along with Vista and a host of other major releases. Making the proper preparations will ease the transition.

Real Simple

Can moving to an all-Microsoft environment save your business time, money and aggravation? More and more IT departments are saying yes.

Opening Up New Vistas in Group Policy

Microsoft's latest OS wipes out a raft of nagging problems.

Keep Tabs on SQL Server

These two SQL Server monitoring tools go head-to-head.

Unfair Fight?

Microsoft's assault on a myriad of markets leaves third parties scrambling.

Microsoft Project Keeps Tasks on Track

Project is an already strong contender that will get even stronger with the Project 2007 release.

Pioneer's Prerogative: Dan Bricklin

Father of the spreadsheet, Dan Bricklin, talks about Microsoft, open source and his latest venture.

Profile: NetManage Makes Connections Happen

A focus on application connectivity has put NetManage in the right place at the right time.

Making Sense of Microsoft Collaboration

The pieces are out there, but fitting them together has proven a long and confusing process.

Can Microsoft Save the World?

Microsoft Research teams with top scientists to tackle the world's most pressing problems -- and it could turn conventional computing on its head in the process.

Can You Cash In with Virtualization Licensing?

The virtualization locomotive just keeps on coming, and Microsoft has laid new tracks for its licensing.

Profile: Virtutech Takes Virtualization to the Next Level

According to Virtutech, today's technology only scratches the surface of what system virtualization offers IT professionals.

VMware Workstation Is a Virtual Powerhouse

Readers say VMware's desktop virtualization tool, although pricier than Microsoft's free Virtual PC, is definitely worth the money.

Cool Tools that Rule -- and They're Free!

Finding the right tool for the job can be difficult and finding it for free next to impossible. But standing next to impossible is the Redmond Free Top 25. We think it can make your search a lot easier.

Microsoft Gets a New Man at the Middle

As Burgum steps down and Nadella steps up, Microsoft continues its mid-market roll.

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