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Windows 7 Deployment Highlighted in TechMentor Keynote

A keynote talk today on deploying Windows 7 by a Microsoft official signaled the start of Day 2 at the TechMentor 2010 event, which is ongoing this week in Las Vegas.

System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3 Released

Microsoft released its newest product update to System Center Configuration Manager 2007 on Thursday.

Marathon Looks To Broaden Fault Tolerant Computing

Marathon Technologies last week rolled out software aimed at broadening the availability of fault tolerant computing.

Survey: Cloud Benefits Not Clearly Defined

A recent survey shows that one of the greatest challenges facing the adoption of cloud computing is that the industry isn't selling it very well.

Happy Anniversary Windows: The Windows Operating System Turns 25

After a quarter-century, Windows has gone from a long-awaited experiment to the dominant software product in the world. But the operating system's past isn't necessarily a prologue for what could be an uncertain future.

The Many Faces of Microsoft...

Could there be fewer versions of Windows? More importantly, does it matter?

Just What Is IT Debt?

According to research firm Gartner, IT debt is the amount of money it would take to bring an organization's application portfolio up to date.

Gartner Says Cloud Spending On the Rise

Cloud computing services accounted for 12.5 percent of overall IT budgets, according to a research report released this week by Gartner.

Microsoft Takes HPC to the Cloud

New release aimed at broadened use of Windows HPC Server.

IBM, Microsoft, Google, Intel Top Worldwide Brand Study

Apple, Google and BlackBerry are biggest gainers in "brand value" in 2010.

Office Communications Server Renamed Lync, Close to Release

Microsoft has renamed its Office Communications Server Lync Server 2010 and has posted the release candidate and a planning tool.

Hacker Claims Credit to 'Here You Have' Virus in YouTube Video

In a video posted to YouTube on Sunday, a hacker by the name of "Iraq resistence" has taken credit for the "Here You Have" e-mail virus and has stated the worm has "… affected NASA, Coca-Cola, Google and most American [companies]."

Security a Bright Spot in IT Spending

Security spending may have slowed, but it still outpaces spending in other segments.

Microsoft Plans Nine for September Patch Tuesday

For the second month in a row, Microsoft will be rolling out a heavier than usual patch load of nine.

SharePoint 2010 Workflows: Going with the Flow

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

PolicyPak for Windows 7: Convenient Configuration

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

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.

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.

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.

Q&A: Microsoft CIO Tony Scott

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

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