01/01/2009

January 2009 - Microsoft Heads Toward Azure Skies

The preview release of the Windows Azure Services Platform kicks off Microsoft's cloud computing era. Also in this issue: Microsoft, Citrix and VMware battle over the hypervisor cloud; IBM, Oracle and Microsoft get into social networking; Vista SP1 and Windows 7 reviews; and much more.


In-Depth

Windows Vista SP1

It's no secret that Microsoft's latest operating system hasn't taken the enterprise by storm. Service Pack 1 was supposed to convert some Vista skeptics -- but did it? We asked readers to weigh in on the first big update to the OS.


The Business of Being Social

With IBM, Microsoft and Oracle jumping into the game, social-networking technologies are helping drive Enterprise 2.0.


Hey You, Get onto My Cloud

The preview release of the Windows Azure Services Platform kicks off Microsoft's cloud-computing era, which promises to dramatically change the computing strategies of IT shops.


Microsoft, Citrix and VMware in Brewing Battle

The three companies are getting ready to rumble over ownership of the hypervisor cloud.


First Look: Windows 7

Don't expect many core improvements from Windows Vista, but there are some around the edges.


Barney's Rubble

Copy Protection: Aaarrrrrgh

When it comes to licensing, some companies might make it seem like everyone's a pirate -- including you.


Foley on Microsoft

5 Ways Redmond Can Fix Its Mobile Mess

Microsoft should learn a couple of things from its Vista missteps.


Mr. Roboto

PowerShell Pro Forma

Microsoft doesn't offer any sort of PowerShell forms editor -- but Sapien Technologies does.


Security Advisor

You Can't Always Trust SSL

Don't be fooled by that lock icon in your browser. Outgoing SSL traffic can still give you something to worry about.


News

The Big Turn-Off

Emerging from the hype of green IT are applications that can cut costs and save energy.


IBM Touts Microsoft-Free Desktop

New virtual offering competes with Microsoft.


Thin Is Still In

Wyse is out to show competitors that fat is not where it's at.


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