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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.

Microsoft Touts IIS 8.0 Improvements on Windows Server 2012

Microsoft highlighted this month why Internet Information Service 8.0 is a "no brainer" upgrade.

Going Cloud: Identity Management as a Service

Keeping data secure in the cloud requires a new approach to authentication and authorization.

Can You Trust Public Cloud Security?

The safety of data remains the key reason many enterprises won't use cloud hosting services.

Creating a Cloud Master Plan: 6 Top Priorities

Your guide to 6 key considerations -- including security, storage, Exchange hosting and more -- for moving infrastructure and applications to public, private and hybrid clouds.

Using Azure To Virtualize Public and Private Clouds

Windows Azure is about to get a facelift. New IaaS capabilities promise VM portability.

Hosting Exchange in the Cloud

Tired of hosting e-mail in-house but don't want to use Office 365? Hosting providers offer an alternative.

Q&A: SharePoint Cloud Migration Advice

EPC Group.net Founder and CEO Errin O'Connor shares tips for a smooth cloud experience with SharePoint.

Sharepoint in the Cloud: Cloud Collaboration

SharePoint is tailor-made for the cloud, providing location and device independence.

2012 IT Salary Survey: Wages on the Rise

The 17th annual Redmond Salary Survey shows compensation among Windows IT pros is up sharply in 2012 following years of meager growth.

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