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Understanding Microsoft's New Windows Virtual Desktop Licensing with Software Assurance

As of July 1, Microsoft will bundle VDI/VDA licensing for the Windows client OS into Software Assurance (SA). Here's how the changes may affect you.

Is Change Control Killing Your Business?

Change control can sound good on paper, but it can also be used to shut down change entirely. Here's the process controls you'll want to implement to make sure innovation stays alive and keeps you (and your employer) happy.

How Microsoft Is Busting Its Own 'The Browser Is Part of the OS' Myth

For years, Microsoft has insisted that the browser is an integral part of the operating system, yet the company's current strategies with IE 6 and IE 9 make that argument an absurdity.

IT Spending Budgets Not Yet on Upswing

Computer Economics has painted a pessimistic view for IT budgets the near future.

Gartner Dissects Google vs. Microsoft Cloud Battle

Organizations should start experimenting with Web apps from Google, Microsoft and other software companies.

IT Complexity, Costs Driving Cloud Adoption

Cloud-based services are getting a second look by IT organizations, according to a new report from Gartner.

Billions Expected for Cybersecurity Research

As the Obama administration and Congress propose various measures to improve the nation's cybersecurity, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence is planning to spend "multiple billions of dollars" on cybersecurity research.

Federal IT Workers Dubious of Data Center Consolidation Plan

Many federal IT employees are unsure how best to flatten networks.

Microsoft Issues Security Guidelines for Windows Azure

New software development lifecycle outlines how to address security threats in the cloud.

New Zero-Day Issue Hits Microsoft's Help and Support Center

Plus: XP Service Pack 2 support set to expire, Adobe's newest patch is only a drop in the bucket.

Windows Mobile Platform Malware Places Calls to Somalia, South Pole

Plus: Ten for June's Patch Tuesday; MS responds to Google Banning Windows; Adobe encounters another critical security flaw.

Software vs. Services

Microsoftis driving its customers toward online services, but do its customers really want to ride along?

DOD Considers Shielding Private Networks

Deputy defense secretary talks Einstein for private business.

IT Hell: How the Recession Has Affected IT Jobs

Readers share their tales of woe, survival and redemption from the great recession.

Distributing and Optimizing SharePoint Workload

Solving bandwidth and latency issues and improving the performance of a SharePoint implementation can lead to better experiences for users and lower costs for IT.

Education IT To Grow $2 5 Billion

Technology spending in education is seeing a surge in 2010. According to information released by IT research firm Gartner, worldwide enterprise IT spending in education will grow 4.1 percent, or about $2.53 billion, over 2009.

Microsoft: Businesses 'Leaving' Google Apps

Microsoft contended this week that partners and business customers are abandoning Google Apps.

Symantec to Acquire VeriSign's Security Biz

Deal will make Symantec a leader in identity management and PKI.

What Kernel Hooking is All About

Attackers now patching systems to allow for better attacks. Plus: Microsoft Office and Google Apps go toe-t-toe on security; insider threats growing, says report.

Citrix Extends Client Virtualization

Citrix takes wraps off new XenClient, the first bare-metal client hyper-visor.

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