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In the Cybersecurity War, Collaboration Is Key

The evolving threat landscape means government must work more closely with commercial industry players, analysts say.

Backing up Hyper-V

With support for Hyper-V in Service Pack 1, Microsoft's System Center Data Protection Manager can be the ideal application for backing up virtual machines.

14th Annual Redmond Salary Survey: Good News, with Strings Attached

Redmond magazine's annual survey of Microsoft IT compensation shows that, despite a global recession, respondents reported higher average salaries -- but lost some ground with raises and bonuses.

Netbooks Play Small Enterprise Role

As Windows 7 nears, more enterprises consider inexpensive netbooks -- but only for a narrow range of applications.

10 Reasons to Love Windows 7

You'll probably have to move to Windows 7 at some point, but there's good news: Microsoft's new OS has lots of great features. Here's what we love -- and don't love.

7 Wonders of Windows 7

After the Vista debacle, seven could just be the lucky number for Windows. We review seven features of Windows 7 that could make the newest version of the OS the best Microsoft has produced in years.

Picking a Partner

Microsoft makes the software, but channel partners sell and service it. Picking the right partner is critical for any Microsoft customer. Here's how to make the right choice.

SharePoint: Working in Harmony

Office 2007 has functionality that allows administrators to see SharePoint in a whole new light.

Cisco Plays Both Sides of the Virtual Coin

The Unified Computing System supports VMware and Hyper-V and aims to be a "Cloud in a Box" solution. But can Cisco transition from routers to servers?

IT Gone Good

Increasing numbers of IT professionals are using their well-honed skills to benefit those in need.

Don't Be Afraid of Hosted ERP

Many IT professionals don't trust their enterprise resource planning infrastructure to a hosted model, but some who have taken a chance found it worth the risk.

7 Disaster-Dodging Dictums

Following these seven tips can help you prepare for a disaster -- or prevent one from becoming even worse.

6 Tips for Troubleshooting Active Directory

A few hints you might not be familiar with can help you spot and fix problems in AD.

Green Power

As a software company, there's only so much green Microsoft can spread -- but Redmond is a good place to start.

Tech-Ed: Let's (Third) Party!

Independent software vendors have long been the life of Microsoft's party by producing products that fill in the gaps Redmond leaves open. For Tech•Ed North America 2009, we celebrate third-party vendors and preview what they'll be announcing and demonstrating at the show.

A Secure Leap into the Cloud

Companies looking to reduce costs through cloud computing will have to make some tough decisions about security.

Sunshine on a Cloudy Day: Virtualization Clears Up IT's Recessionary Fears

While most companies in IT are hoping to just ride out the recession storm, those in the virtualization space are finding clearer skies.

SQL Speed Secrets

Wait-time analysis can help improve performance by focusing on how long applications take to respond to queries.

Windows Mobile's New Moves

Facing strong competition from Apple and Google, Microsoft looks to re-tool Windows Mobile for the enterprise market.

Behind the (IE)8 Ball

Under pressure from competitors in a high-stakes game, Microsoft is releasing Internet Explorer 8. But will the new browser scratch or run the table?

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