08/01/2009

Picking a Partner

Microsoft makes software, but partners make that software work. Here's how to find the right Microsoft partner for your next IT project.


In-Depth

Picking a Partner

Microsoft makes the software, but channel partners sell and service it. Picking the right partner is critical for any Microsoft customer. Here's how to make the right choice.


SharePoint: Working in Harmony

Office 2007 has functionality that allows administrators to see SharePoint in a whole new light.


Cisco Plays Both Sides of the Virtual Coin

The Unified Computing System supports VMware and Hyper-V and aims to be a "Cloud in a Box" solution. But can Cisco transition from routers to servers?


Product Reviews

EBS 2008: Midsize Server Hits Midsize Mark

New, all-in-one tool handles core-computing chores without fuss.


Repairs Made Easy

Reimage's PC Repair will likely prove more useful at home than at work, but it does offer some powerful analysis and repair capabilities.


Redmond Roundup

Encrypt Your Drives and Protect Your Data

Microsoft, Check Point and McAfee provide three whole-disk encryption options; we examine each and choose the best of the bunch.


Barney's Rubble

Journalism's Last Legs

Have the rise of online news-aggregation sites and our thirst for celebrity gossip put the kibosh on old-school reporting?


Foley on Microsoft

Product Launch Tidal Wave

Microsoft's ambitious product-launch schedule requires a delicate juggling act.


Letters to Redmond

Suggestions for the 'Spam King'

Readers offer their advice for Doug's father, who inadvertently ran afoul of AOL's strange spam policies.


Mr. Roboto

Your First Fishing Lesson

In anticipation of PowerShell 2.0, Mr. Roboto gives a few pointers on how to get the most out of it -- starting with Windows Management Instrumentation.


Security Advisor

Goodbye ISA, Hello TMG

Microsoft's upcoming Forefront Threat Management Gateway brings a host of security possibilities to the table.


News

Anti-Virus Offering Sparks Reader Debate

The Security Essentials beta led readers to offer plenty of criticism, but most is directed at third-party anti-virus vendors, not at Microsoft.


Another (Red) Hat into the Ring

Linux developer Red Hat believes open source is the future of virtualization, but are its new platform and hypervisor too late?


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