IT Management


SharePoint 2010 Workflows: Going with the Flow

Using workflows in SharePoint 2010 is a good way to automate complex business processes.

What Is Microsoft's Next Billion-Dollar Business?

Whether you're in the camp that believes that Microsoft is too dependent on its cash cows or the one that thinks that Microsoft is spreading itself too thin, it's worth considering which product will be the next billion-dollar baby in Redmond.

PolicyPak for Windows 7: Convenient Configuration

PolicyPak gives IT pros the power to automate application configuration with minimum hassle and maximum results.

IT Software Audits Gone Bad: Beware the BSA

Software piracy is big business and bad for IT as a whole, so someone has to police it. But when the piracy police overstep their bounds, companies suffer needlessly. Here, Redmond explores the most harrowing tales of software audits and how companies should respond if the piracy cops come knocking.

Moving to Hybrid IT: Integrating Cloud Technologies

Software as a Service (SaaS). Hosted services. "The Cloud." These are terms that have been flying around the IT industry more and more frequently of late, and if you haven't been paying attention, it's time to start.

Q&A: Microsoft CIO Tony Scott

Exec oversees "dog-fooding" of Redmond's new technology and migration to the cloud.

Gartner: Pump Up Your Budget for Windows 7 Migrations

Microsoft calls Windows 7 its "fastest selling" operating system, but the new OS may represent increased costs and greater logistical pain for IT shops over the next two years.

Report Looks at Microsoft Office Alternatives

Organizations have been considering alternatives to Microsoft Office, but not as replacements quite yet.

Microsoft Releases Windows Azure Security Resources

Microsoft provided more information about security for Windows Azure, publishing a talk and white paper.

UPDATE: Microsoft Unveils 'Premier Mission Critical' Support Service

Microsoft today announced a new mission-critical support option for organizations as part of its Microsoft Services consulting business.

Does Your Company Have Intelligence?

B.I. projects can be complex and expensive, but there are increasing options for smaller shops -- with big payoffs.

Bill Gates Is Gone, and He's Not Coming Back

Even if Steve Ballmer is going to be replaced (doubtful), it won't be by Bill.

New Advice for Building Your IT Team

Why generalists are gaining favor in cash-strapped IT departments.

ISVs Release SharePoint 2010 Tools

Now that the latest version of the Microsoft collaboration platform is available, a vast number of third-party tools aim to help configure, migrate, manage and extend its capabilities.

Redmond's Living Dead: Microsoft's 8 Most Popular 'Zombie Products'

These roducts aren't really alive, but they're not quite extinct, either. They're the walking dead of Microsoft product lines, and it's best to avoid them -- if you can.

Group Codifies IT Maintenance Consumer Rights

A council of global IT CIOs, in conjunction with research group Gartner Inc., has released a "code of conduct" for solution vendors on IT maintenance issues.

Survey: IT Stuck in Manual Mode Despite Active Directory's Promises

According to a recent study, administrators in Windows environments are still doing much of their administrative legwork the old-fashioned way: by hand.

Faculty, IT Diverge on the Importance of Classroom Tech

Faculty members and campus IT staff aren't exactly in agreement on the necessity of some technologies in education.

Congress Holds Hearings on Cloud Computing

Proponents of cloud computing Thursday gave members of Congress an update on federal initiatives designed to achieve cost-savings and make the computing model more secure for wider agency adoption.

Dell Faces Scrutiny After Court Documents Alleging Deceit Released

Case stems from sales of faulty servers made from May 2003 to July 2005.

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