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Weighing the Value of Certification Brain Dumps

In a career first, I've entirely rewritten this column three times. That's because although its question greatly interests me, its answer greatly eludes me.

Is PowerShell Really the Only Future for Windows Admins?

Whether or not the future of Windows administration will be the command line, you're doing yourself a disservice by not at least strongly considering this possibility (and preparing accordingly).

Is the iPad Changing the IT-User Relationship?

The role of the operating system is changing, and changing the role of IT with it.

Automating Windows 7 Deployments (and It's Free!)

Take the time to get the most out of Microsoft's free Windows 7 automation deployment tools -- you won't regret it.

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.

Cloud Economics: Deciding Build vs. Buy

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

Joys and Perils of the Always-On VPN

How to get the benefits of an always-on VPN while mitigating the security risks.

Rapid Backups: Transitioning from Tape to Disks

If you're still using tape-based backups, read on.

Approved Execution: The Security Mentality that Really Works

It may seem draconian at first (and a lot of work), but security policies based on 'approved execution' can be worth it.

Hyper-V Licensing: Make Sure You're Compliant

Read the fine print to understand Hyper-V licensing, which comes with some caveats.

3 Reasons to Dump Your Exchange Server

Now may be the time to outsource your Exchange server -- here's why.

Why Your Business Fears the Windows 7 Upgrade

It's more than the legitimate concerns about cost, compatibility and execution -- it comes down to the role of the operating system itself.

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