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Top 14 Products that Changed IT in the PC Era

Here's our picks for some of the most important computing releases ever. Be sure to share your take in the comments!

6 Most High-Profile Tech Spats of 2011

You already know Oracle's Ellison is going to be on this list -- find out who else just couldn't seem to hold back last year.

Fixing Active Directory Disasters: A How-To Guide

Spotting Active Directory problems isn't necessarily simple, but it can help avoid a catastrophe. These tales of AD disasters come from real-life situations and should serve as instruction -- and perhaps a warning -- to IT pros.

Top 5 Security Incidents of 2011 (and Their Impacts Going Forward)

We run down the top security concerns of the year and speculate what their meanings will be for the future.

The Great Cloud Bottleneck: How Capacity Issues Can Kill Your Cloud Project

Cloud computing vendors promise the world, but if your network isn't up to the task, the resulting speed, bandwidth and latency issues may doom your project from the start.

11 Quick Tips for a Successful Cloud Deployment

From the SLA to WAN optimization, here's 11 steps you don't want to skip.

Cloud vs. WAN Costs: A Breakdown

Researchers show the trend for cloud computing vs. on-premise costs.

Transitioning to the Cloud: A Preparation Guide

From architecture to management to cost to possible latency issues, here's what you need to consider before you make the move.

Cross-Platform Wish List: 5 Windows Applications Microsoft Should Port (or Port Better) for Macs

Microsoft has made great strides over the years in bringing its software to the Apple platform, but there are a few applications that still need to make the move -- or need some work before they can really hum on a Mac.

Q&A: Mark Russinovich on 'Zero Day' and Beyond

The Microsoft technical fellow discusses his new novel about dangerous malware a security expert must eliminate.

Portable Devices: Security Best Practices for Preventing Data Leakage

Every company has precious data it needs to protect. While every organization's needs are unique, some best practices can go a long way toward preventing data leakage.

Inside Windows 8: What You Need To Know

Redmond doubles down on its emerging client OS, which promises to support legacy and "Metro style" applications on two different hardware platforms.

Inside Windows Server 8: A First Look

Much more than a minor upgrade, Windows Server 8 brings many new features and functionality. Brien Posey walks you through the server's interface, management tools, virtualization and storage capabilities.

Just How Viable Is the Mobile Office?

Handheld devices might be all the rage, but editing documents or spreadsheets on them is still difficult. Mobile OSes are getting better, though, and some applications can provide relief. Here's your guide to the current options.

The 2011 Redmond Readers Choice Awards

Your picks for 2011's best Windows IT products in a wide variety of categories.

Outlook Administration: Avoiding E-Mail Archiving Pitfalls in Microsoft Outlook 2007 & 2010

E-mail archiving has changed in the newer versions of Outlook. Here's how you can stave off some confusion and avoid help-desk calls.

Q&A: Microsoft Talks SharePoint, BCS and Office 365

The senior director of SharePoint product management at Microsoft takes some time during this week's SharePoint Conference 2011 to discuss what's coming for the Web application platform.

Microsoft & Skype: Will Skype Answer the Call in Redmond?

Microsoft's largest acquisition arrives with potential promise as well as possible pitfalls.

IT to the Rescue: IT Pros Save the Day

When someone inside an organization steps across legal or ethical boundaries, an IT professional is often the first -- and sometimes last -- line of defense. These are the stories of IT people who have thwarted malfeasance in their organizations -- and there's advice for aspiring IT heroes, too.

Q&A: A Patent Attorney Explains How the 'America Invents Act' Will Affect Tech

Microsoft is among several larger tech companies who pushed for the change to "first to file" -- but what will the Act's passage really mean for the tech industry (and patents in general)? Patent attorney Carlos A. Fisher walks through the potential impact.

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