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.
Don't expect many core improvements from Windows Vista, but there are some around the edges.
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.
With IBM, Microsoft and Oracle jumping into the game, social-networking technologies are helping drive Enterprise 2.0.
The three companies are getting ready to rumble over ownership of the hypervisor cloud.
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.
When it comes to licensing, some companies might make it seem like everyone's a pirate -- including you.
Microsoft should learn a couple of things from its Vista missteps.
Microsoft doesn't offer any sort of PowerShell forms editor -- but Sapien Technologies does.
Don't be fooled by that lock icon in your browser. Outgoing SSL traffic can still give you something to worry about.
Emerging from the hype of green IT are applications that can cut costs and save energy.
New virtual offering competes with Microsoft.
Wyse is out to show competitors that fat is not where it's at.