05/01/2009

May 2009 - Behind the (IE)8 Ball

Microsoft is releasing IE8 under pressure from competitors. But will the new browser scratch or run the table? Also in this issue: Tech-Ed 2009 celebrates third-party vendors, companies weigh cloud computing's security risks, Microsoft re-tools Windows Mobile, SQL gets a performance boost, and more.


In-Depth

Tech-Ed: Let's (Third) Party!

Independent software vendors have long been the life of Microsoft's party by producing products that fill in the gaps Redmond leaves open. For Tech•Ed North America 2009, we celebrate third-party vendors and preview what they'll be announcing and demonstrating at the show.


SQL Speed Secrets

Wait-time analysis can help improve performance by focusing on how long applications take to respond to queries.


Windows Mobile's New Moves

Facing strong competition from Apple and Google, Microsoft looks to re-tool Windows Mobile for the enterprise market.


Behind the (IE)8 Ball

Under pressure from competitors in a high-stakes game, Microsoft is releasing Internet Explorer 8. But will the new browser scratch or run the table?


A Secure Leap into the Cloud

Companies looking to reduce costs through cloud computing will have to make some tough decisions about security.


Solution Spotlights

Free VM Discovery

Embotics' V-Scout ends the days of tracking your virtual machines via spreadsheet.


DR in a Box

PlateSpin Forge offers peace of mind at a reasonable price.


Product Reviews

Free VM Discovery

Embotics' V-Scout ends the days of tracking your virtual machines via spreadsheet.


DR in a Box

PlateSpin Forge offers peace of mind at a reasonable price.


Barney's Rubble

The YouTube Mess

It's all fun and games until Barney (the dinosaur, not the journo) loses an eye...or worse.


Foley on Microsoft

For Microsoft, 'Open' Is the Hardest Word

When it comes to being open source-friendly, it's usually one step forward, two steps back.


Letters to Redmond

Letters@Redmondmag.com


Mr. Roboto

Group Therapy

Monitoring local group members doesn't always have to be difficult, as this PowerShell script shows.


Never Again

When IT Meets Legal

A manager embarks on a journey of document discovery.


Pop Quiz

Pop Quiz: High Availability (Exam 70-652)

What to do to make sure you have high VM availability.


Prof. Powershell

Prof. Powershell: Provider Peek

PSDrives work like real drives, only differently. Here's how to work with these PSProviders in PowerShell.


Security Advisor

AppLocker Reins in Applications

White-listing certain applications is one way to make sure your network stays safe.


Windows Advisor

Windows Advisor: Windows Server Adrift

A reader wants to know why his server's Application Log is awash in Event ID 1054 errors.


Windows Advisor: Dots Before My Eyes

Cursors turning to dots, weird keyboard behavior ... what's going on with Hyper-V?


News

Mixed Views on Cisco's Server Play

The networking giant won't necessarily storm into the server space, observers say.


Microsoft's Open Source White Paper

Microsoft's "Perspectives" on its relationship with the open source world creates confusion by being pragmatic in some places and too friendly in others.


Redmond Tech Watch

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