12/01/2006

December 2006 - Can Microsoft Save the World?

Microsoft Research teams with top scientists to tackle the world's problems -- and it could turn conventional computing on its head in the process. Plus, Carolyn April and Ed Scannell try to make sense of Microsoft collaboration; Greg Shields and Steve Kaplan explore the possible benefits of virtualization licensing; readers share favorite free tools; and much, much more.


In-Depth

Making Sense of Microsoft Collaboration

The pieces are out there, but fitting them together has proven a long and confusing process.


Can Microsoft Save the World?

Microsoft Research teams with top scientists to tackle the world's most pressing problems -- and it could turn conventional computing on its head in the process.


Can You Cash In with Virtualization Licensing?

The virtualization locomotive just keeps on coming, and Microsoft has laid new tracks for its licensing.


VMware Workstation Is a Virtual Powerhouse

Readers say VMware's desktop virtualization tool, although pricier than Microsoft's free Virtual PC, is definitely worth the money.


Cool Tools that Rule -- and They're Free!

Finding the right tool for the job can be difficult and finding it for free next to impossible. But standing next to impossible is the Redmond Free Top 25. We think it can make your search a lot easier.


Product Reviews

Follow the Rules

This strong, rules-based system will keep a close watch over your network's population.


Keep Your Hard Drive Healthy

Diskeeper helps keep today's monster hard drives neat and organized.


Barney's Rubble

Saving the World: One Line at a Time

There's a heart underneath Microsoft's muscle.


Foley on Microsoft

Microsoft Prognostications: What's Up in 2007?

Which of these will you hold your breath for?


Letters to Redmond

Letters@Redmondmag.com: Dec. 2006

This month, readers size up Microsoft Dynamics and Virtual PC. Plus, is the world ready for President Gates? Some readers aren't so sure.


Mr. Roboto

Shut Down, Redux

The Specops Gpupdate tool eases the task of remotely shutting down and restarting whole groups of machines.


Never Again

The Grass Is Greener in Your Own Backyard

A long week spent on the other side of the fence can really put things in perspective.


Security Advisor

Security Myths Exposed: Part 2

Common security practices -- debunked.


News

Small Business Lives Large

Office Live helps small businesses feel big.


Hell: Frozen Over

Microsoft and Novell promise to play nice.


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