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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.

Creating a Cloud Storage Strategy

When it comes to storing data, there are numerous choices IT can make, all with varying levels of complexity.

Q&A: Looking at SharePoint in the Cloud

Acrowire President Ted Theodoropoulos gives expert advice for businesses choosing between on-premises and cloud SharePoint.

Black Hat: Will Windows 8 Be a Hacking Killjoy?

During a presentation at this week's Black Hat security conference, security pros presented an argument on why Windows 8 may be the most secure OS Microsoft has ever released.

Top 5 Free Microsoft Tools for Active Directory Health

How to evaluate the health of an Active Directory implementation with instrumentation built right into the platform.

Technology Nit Picks

There's plenty to drive IT mad. Constantly changing UIs, shoddy tech support and annoying sales practices -- and that just scratches the surface of what bugs Redmond readers.

Microsoft MVP: How IT Pros Can Prepare for IPv6

IT pros need to be getting their networks ready for Internet Protocol version 6, and MVP Ed Horley describes how to get there.

TechEd 2012: A Turning Point?

As Microsoft prepares to release the most radical redesign of Windows in its history -- and bolsters its cloud computing platform -- TechEd 2012 will prep IT pros and developers.

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