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Real Simple

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

Keep Tabs on SQL Server

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

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.

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.

Profile: NetManage Makes Connections Happen

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

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.

The ABCs of IPv6

IP version 6 is poised to revolutionize networking. Here's why you should care and what you need to do to get ready.

Making the Jump to IT Consulting

Jumping ship from a career as a systems admin to that of an IT consultant can be stressful but ultimately rewarding. Some Redmond readers tell their tales of wonder and woe.

Should You Buy Microsoft Dynamics?

Microsoft is pushing Dynamics as one-stop shopping for midsize companies seeking ERP, and as an add-on and integration tool for large enterprises. Should you push for Dynamics in your shop?

Microsoft Virtual PC: Good Enough -- for the Price

Virtual PC may be free, but its lack of key features makes its more expensive competitor increasingly attractive.

The SharePoint Diaries

Itching to deploy Microsoft's powerful new SharePoint portal server technology? Better know what you're getting yourself into first.

Server Core: Windows Without Windows

The new Server Core is a stripped-down, rock-solid version of Longhorn.

IT Gone Bad

Spying, blackmailing and thievery -- are there criminals in your IT shop?

Virtual Server Has Real Fans

Now that it's free and has "official" Linux support, users find Virtual Server 2005 R2 a more compelling option.

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