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Microsoft Readies 13 Security Bulletins for Tuesday

The August patch from Microsoft will be thick with security fixes.

Can You Trust Vendors in the Cloud Age?

From security concerns to whether a product (or vendor) will be around in three years, there's a lot to consider when picking your next tech vendor, esp. in the age of the cloud (and yes, you'll still need on-premise staffing).

11 Great iPhone/iPad Apps for Windows IT Pros

From monitoring SQL Server to remote-access tools to cloud synching to Cisco security, here's 11 apps that any Windows techie with an iPhone or iPad will want to check out.

Reports: IT Should Accommodate Homemade Apps and BI Tools

Gartner published a couple of studies last month advising IT shops to facilitate the creation and use of applications by employees, as well as their use of simple business intelligence tools.

The Road To Becoming a Microsoft MVP

While the official requirements are shrouded in secret, here are some tips to improve your odds.

Cisco Cuts Nearly 10 Percent of Employees

Cisco announced on Monday that it will be reducing its workforce by 6,500 employees in August.

Top 7 News Stories for IT Pros from Microsoft's Partner Conference

Here are the top stories IT pros can take away from Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference 2011.

Microsoft Updating System Center Operations Manager 2012

Microsoft today shared some of the improvements being made to System Center Operations Manager 2012.

The Future of Windows Server? Server Core

Server Core isn't there yet, but now is the time to learn this tool that will be the key managing enterprise Windows in the future

Microsoft Beefing Up Dynamics CRM in Q4, Adding Partner Perks

Microsoft today announced some new Dynamics CRM Online capabilities to come this fall, as well as benefits that its partner community can expect.

Microsoft To Update System Center Orchestrator 2012

Microsoft is planning some upcoming improvements to System Center Orchestrator 2012, as unveiled today at Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference in Los Angeles.

July Patch Tuesday Arrives with 4

As expected, the July patch from Microsoft arrives rather light with only four security bulletins -- one "critical" and three "important."

Sorting Out Microsoft's Mixed-Up Enterprise Search Strategy

Bing, SharePoint, Search Server and FAST: Redmond's hodgepodge of search solutions lacks a cohesive strategy, observers say, leaving enterprises confused and competitors primed to take advantage.

Reimagining the IT Pro's 'Week of Training'

Training has come a long way...make sure you consider all options when planning your staff improvement.

Report: IT Cloud Services Spending To Hit $72.9 Billion by 2015

According to a newly released forecast by IDC, the IT segment is projected to grow its spending in public cloud services by a compound annual growth rate of 27.6 percent over the next four years.

Cloud Economics: Deciding Build vs. Buy

Should you build you own private cloud or buy someone else's? What about doing both?

IT Loves the iPad: Apple's iPad in the Windows Enterprise

The iPad was designed for and sold to consumers. But savvy IT pros and more than a handful of third parties are making the device a true enterprise force.

Is It Time to Rethink Active Directory?

Most likely, it's time to at least consider restructuring your current domain and forest design. With the right planning and tools, migrating to a new structure won't be as painful as you might think.

The Smartphone OSes Compared: Apple iOS vs. Google Android vs. Microsoft's Windows Phone 7

Apple, Google and Microsoft are battling for market share in the smartphone OS space. While Apple and Google have more popular but similar offerings, Microsoft Windows Phone 7 represents a new vision in the market.

Feeding Microsoft's Cash Calves: What Will Replace Windows and Office

Windows and Office have been Microsoft's cash cows for years, but what will the next generation bring?

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