IT Management


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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