In-Depth Features


SQL Closes the Distance

Redmond is gaining, but when will it -- or can it -- overtake longtime market leader Oracle?

The List Issue

Our staff picks out the best, the worst and the most unusual in this eclectic set of categories.

Top 5 Tricks for Excel and Outlook

Like their Office 2007 brethren Word and PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook have some snazzy new features as well.

Excel 2007: New Features Outweigh Upgrade Hassles

Although most users still struggle with the new ribbon interface, many say Excel 2007's new features make it a worthwhile upgrade.

Microsoft MapPoint vs. Virtual Earth

Packaged software or Web service for running mapping applications?

Exchange Server 2007: First-Class Mail

The ultimate killer app is e-mail and Microsoft's lastest version of Exchange taps into 64-bit power to drive a host of new capabilities.

Manage Your Carbon Footprint

The growing importance of energy efficiency gives IT a leadership role in the enterprise.

Unix: The 64-Bit Gold Standard

Many say it will be years before 64-bit Windows becomes a serious challenger.

IBM Plans Major Security Initiative

IBM Corp. plans to announce Thursday that it will boost what it spends developing computer security products to $1.5 billion in 2008, reflecting an intensifying focus for the company.

Top 5 Tricks for Word and PowerPoint

These flagship Office 2007 apps have some interesting new functions, if you know where to look.

To Virtualization and Beyond

VMware's Diane Greene is on a quest to make server virtualization ubiquitous.

Outlook 2007 Gets Mixed Reviews

While most readers like Microsoft's latest e-mail client, some say it's still not ready for prime time.

Automating the Desktop

Making your job easier, one tool at a time.

Word 2007: Not Exactly a Must-Have

Some sing its praises, but compatibility problems and the new interface leave others cold.

Secrets of the Windows Gurus

Technology experts tell Redmond what makes them tick.

Exchange 2007: Access Anywhere

The Client Access Server gives you many remote access options for Exchange 2007.

Windows Vista: Learning To Play Nice

Despite Microsoft's efforts so far, incompatibilities still dog the new OS.

Salary Survey: IT Workers Continue To Flourish

IT workers continue to ride a strong wave of increasing experience to a third straight year of high earnings, according to <i>Redmond</i> magazine's 12th annual Salary Survey.

Application Virtualization Hits Its Stride

Keeping a virtualized image clean just got a lot easier.

Friend and Foe of Microsoft

Symantec's chief John W. Thompson talks about co-opetition with Microsoft, the security market landscape and the company's Software as a Service and open source strategies.

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