In-Depth Features


Under the Hood of Exchange 2013: What's New

The upgrade to Redmond's flagship messaging platform includes a new Admin Center, compliance enhancements and architectural improvements.

Inside Look at Office 2013 for IT Pros: the Right Touch

The release of Redmond's flagship productivity suite will appeal to those who use multiple touch-based devices and it stores files locally, on servers, in SharePoint and in the cloud.

2013 Reader's Choice Awards: Third-Party Products Shine

A revamped survey of Redmond's readership reveals your favorite software, hardware and services that complement Microsoft's core offerings.

What We Know About Office 2013 So Far

Ahead of Microsoft Office 2013's release, Microsoft is touting some redesigned features and a new pricing system.

System Center 2012 SP1 and Windows Intune: Mobile Management, Use and Licensing Changes

Enterprises looking to manage mobile devices are using both Microsoft products to get the job done.

Inside System Center 2012 SP1: What's New

Improvements include extended OS compatibility, upgrades to Data Protection Manager and a boost in virtualization performance, along with support for the latest Hyper-V release.

Dynamic Access Control: An Active Directory Game Changer

Dynamic Access Control in Windows Server 2012 can help IT improve file server authorization and authentication by reducing Active Directory groups.

Microsoft Readies Windows Azure AD

Latest beta aims to ease management tasks tapping Microsoft services.

New Year's Predictions for IT Pros

Here's what analyst firm Gartner says you'll be doing in 2013 and beyond.

Under the Hood of SharePoint 2013

A major facelift to the Microsoft collaboration platform puts social networking, cloud, business intelligence and modern apps at the fore.

Inside SharePoint 2013's User-Driven BI and Big Data Capabilities

The Microsoft collaboration platform offers new ways for IT to deliver dashboards and provide extended analytics capabilities.

The Ultimate Virtualized Machine: Exchange Server

Virtualizing the Microsoft e-mail platform can yield infrastructure savings, and it's not as risky as some IT pros fear -- if done right.

How VMware Virtualizes Its Exchange Server Environment

VMware itself uses vMotion and vSphere to ensure availability and optimal performance from its Microsoft messaging system.

Third-Party Windows All-Stars: Redmond's 2012 Editors' Choice Awards

Third parties are the lifeblood of the Microsoft market. Redmond honors 21 of the best third-party vendors in our inaugural Third-Party All-Star Awards.

Windows 8 Management, Security and Licensing Changes: What IT Pros Need To Know

From hardware to device management to security to IE 10 oddities, here's an in-depth look at what you should be aware of when Microsoft rolls out Windows 8 later this week.

Cloud Conversions: Software Vendors Transforming into Service Providers

The cloud is putting pressure on traditional software companies to redefine their focus to a service-oriented business model.

Protect Your Data with Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2012

Centralized management and a scoped console simplify administration and troubleshooting duties for running backups.

Inside the New Office 2013 and SharePoint 2013 Cloud Apps

Microsoft's new app model improves performance and broadens choice for end users, while letting IT pros keep control.

Windows 8 Reader Review: Microsoft's Mixed Bag

While some IT pros look forward to the pending release of Windows 8, many have misgivings about the new UI. Here are the critiques of the reviewers who matter most: Redmond readers.

8 New VMware Tools for Windows Shops

As VMware plays a greater role in datacenter and cloud infrastructure, partners augment with heterogeneous management and protection tools.

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