04/01/2010

More Data, Less Juice

A comprehensive guide to data center efficiency.


In-Depth

Backup Basics in Windows Server 2008 R2

A free tool from Microsoft can make backing up data in Windows Server 2008 R2 efficient and almost hassle-free. Here's how to use it effectively.


Green IT: More Data, Less Juice

As the cost of energy rises and budgets collapse, thinking green isn't just an option for IT -- it's a necessity. Fortunately, there are more options than ever to reduce your energy footprint, even as you add capacity.


Azure and BPOS: Clearing the Fog Around Microsoft's Cloud Computing Offerings

A closer look at the Windows Azure Platform and the Business Productivity Online Suite.


Virtualizing Your Exchange Environment

The decision to virtualize Exchange can be a difficult one, but it can also pay off for some organizations. Here's what to consider when looking at running Exchange in a virtual environment.


Q&A

Green IT: The Gift that Keeps on Giving

We talk with IBM Senior Fellow John Lamb about green IT's many benefits.


Product Reviews

Upgrade Your Outlook

Despite a hiccup or two, Messageware's suite is an excellent addition to Exchange 2010.


Redmond Roundup

Controlling Virtualized Server Sprawl

These four tools provide excellent capabilities for reining in runaway virtualized servers.


Barney's Rubble

The Great Ribbon Debate

Recently I asked about the Ribbon interface -- which is now 3 years old -- and 30 of you responded. You'd think that after three years on the market, IT would be used to the Ribbon. Nothing doing.


Decision Maker

The Quest for Compliance

Welcome to Redmond magazine's newest column, directed at IT decision makers and influencers.


Foley on Microsoft

Is Microsoft Patrolling Patents Again?

It's been almost three years since Microsoft threw down the gauntlet by claiming that open source and Linux software infringed on 235 of the company's patents.


Letters from Readers

Fond Memories

Readers weigh in on Doug's recent "Best Dead Companies" column.


Mr. Roboto

Windows 7 Resource Kit PowerShell Pack: Pack Some Power in Your Shell

If you've been using Windows PowerShell for a while, hopefully you've discovered how much it can help in day-to-day administration, as well as how easy it is to use.


Practical App

SQL Q&A: Users Questions Answered

Exploring distributed transactions, performance counters and SQL backups.


Windows Insider

Hyper-V's Missing Feature

Windows Insider has returned to Redmond -- and it feels good to be home!


News

Ballmer Guns for the Cloud

Microsoft is betting its business on cloud computing, which will power everything from the Xbox and Windows Phone 7 to Windows, Office and a massive data center in a box.


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