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Q&A: RSA Chief Art Coviello on 10 Years of Microsoft's Trustworthy Computing

In an interview with Redmond, Coviello recalls where Microsoft was a decade ago when it announced Trustworthy Computing and the progress it has made since.

10 Common IT Security Blunders (and How To Avoid Them)

While IT managers are trained early on to avoid obvious threats, many still fail to watch out for the basics. From password issues to excessive auditing to not using Group Policy, here's a list of 10 things to make sure your shop is taking care of.

Windows 8 Enterprise Edition To Bring VDI Licensing Complications

According to independent experts, licensing for Windows 8 Enterprise virtual desktops may end up costing you more and/or bring new restrictions.

What To Expect in SharePoint 2013

A new version of the Microsoft collaboration and enterprise content management platform is in the works, and it will offer improved social networking, client and mobile UI enhancements, an app marketplace, and better cloud support. And that just scratches the surface.

What's Wrong with SharePoint?: Third-Party SharePoint Developers Weigh In

Stakeholders looking to Microsoft for guidance about this very complex product discuss what they don't like about SharePoint 2010 and what they'd like to see in the next version.

Tech Outlook: SharePoint Takes a Bigger Piece of the ECM Pie

As Microsoft boosts the product's functionality, SharePoint's influence grows.

SharePoint 2010 Set-Up Guide: A Configuration Primer

SharePoint 2010 is surprisingly complicated, but this primer will help simplify one of Microsoft's more powerful offerings.

First Look: Inside SQL Server 2012

SQL Server 2012 will offer a variety of new features centered on big data, business intelligence and cloud computing.

Can Microsoft Live Up to the Hype(r-V)?

The software giant is in the thick of a virtualization battle but is still chasing VMware.

Face-Off: Google Apps vs. Office 365

The cloud is all the rage, and for productivity tools, Google and Microsoft are the biggest players. You tell us who's best.

Hyper-V Best Practices Guide

A lot of contradictory information exists about Hyper-V, but there are some critical management practices that every Hyper-V shop should follow. Follow these tips for storage, ideal VM placement, how best to apply antivirus and more!

Tech Trends: The Rapid Move to Cloud E-Mail Archiving

While security is still a concern for some companies, more and more businesses are outsourcing e-mail archiving to cloud vendors. And the vendors themselves are proliferating.

Kerberos Authentication 101: Understanding the Essentials of the Kerberos Security Protocol

Knowing the basics of this pervasive protocol can be critical in troubleshooting and solving Windows security problems.

Keeping Dead Products Alive: Tips for Supporting Legacy Software

Software companies rely on regular customer upgrades and decommissioning old titles. But what is good for vendors isn't so great for IT, which often has to support unsupported software.

ANALYSIS: Happy Data Privacy Day, Punk!

Data Privacy Day starts on January 28, but the parties behind it might not be its best advocates, nor even take the concept seriously.

Top 6 Microsoft 'Mulligans': A Do-Over Wish List for Redmond

Here's six decisions we think Microsoft would most love to take a mulligan on.

12 Worst Tech Industry Flip Flops

From Google to Microsoft to HP (and Microsoft a few more times), here's 12 tech flip-flops that continue to resonate.

CES 2012 Tech Wrap Up: The Good, The Bad and the Weird

With CES in the books for 2012, we present you with some of the winners, losers and head scratchers of the show.

Top 9 Candidates To Succeed Steve Ballmer

If Microsoft did replace Steve Ballmer, here's who we predict would be on the company's short list.

13 Most Important Microsoft Product Lines

Microsoft has its hands in many areas -- here's the 13 most important products to keep an eye on in 2012.

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