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Back to the (Virtual) Future

With the upcoming Virtual Datacenter Operating System, new VMware CEO Paul Maritz wants to virtualize every bit and byte of your data center.

The Help Desk Overtime Bomb Is Ticking

IT managers who don't think that their help desk employees qualify for overtime pay might be very wrong -- and that can cost companies money.

Are ActiveSync's New Policies in Sync?

With Service Pack 1, Exchange 2007 gets a slew of new policy settings. We take a look at how they stack up against those of the BlackBerry.

Cisco: The Unlikely Contender

Networking giant Cisco goes after Microsoft's supremacy in the collaboration-software market.

Chrome Might Get You Home

Google's new beta browser shows promise, but needs lots of filling out.

Remote Tools that Can Help You Save Gas

Besides carpooling and riding a bicycle to work, using the right software can keep some gas money in your pocket.

The 2008 Readers' Choice Awards: Introducing Redmond's Triple Crown

To recognize the dynasties in our annual Readers' Choice competition, <i>Redmond</i> is introducing the "Triple Crown," a new award for products that have won (at least) three Readers' Choice honors in a row.

Google Android Flaw Reopens Open Source Security Debate

A security flaw in Google's new Android operating system discovered recently by independent researchers further underscores the security debate between open source and proprietary software.

Spam Attacks on the Rise in Q3

Identity thieves and hackers appear to be coming at Windows users from all fronts, most commonly with spam. They were particularly active during the third quarter of 2008, when they did it eight times more frequently than in the previous quarter, according to a report released Monday by Sophos.

Capacity-Planning Tools

There are products that can help you with planning for your virtualization environment, but there's no one-size-fits-all solution.

So You’ve Decided to Skip Vista ...

You’re not alone -- Microsoft's latest operating system still isn't making much headway in terms of enterprise adoption. Here's what you need to know about keeping XP alive.

SQL Server 2008 Is Finally Here. Now What?

Microsoft's latest relational database management system contains a host of new features, but are they enough to make you migrate?

Vista Made Easy

Ready to make the move to Windows Vista? Use these insider tips to quickly become an expert.

PowerShell for Exchange 2007: Less Work, More Play

Get comfortable with PowerShell and the Exchange Management Shell using these tips and learning shortcuts.

Transport Rules Rule

Exchange 2007's Hub Transport servers let you enforce e-mail policies across the board.

Getting a Raise: Secrets from a Manager

Some expert advice on how to boost your compensation.

Survey: IT Hiring and Pay Still Up, But Employers 'Cautious'

With the U.S. economy still circling and unemployment on the rise, it's a good time to be in IT -- relatively speaking.

Kung Fu Hypervisor

Don't let its looks fool you -- give it time and Hyper-V will be a contender for hypervisor dominance.

Microsoft Swings for the Big Leagues

Redmond's System Center line may offer some answers about the software giant's move into the enterprise-management tools market.

Tooling Around in Your Database

These products can help make your occasional forays into the world of databases much easier to take.

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