07/01/2010

What Does Microsoft Know About You?

How Redmond gets -- and what it does with -- your data.


In-Depth

What Does Microsoft Know About You?

We take a look at all the various sources of data Microsoft collects from customers, how it stores and uses that data, and how its use of it stacks up against Google and other competitors.


Build Your Own 'Skunk Works' Business Intelligence Project with SQL

How to use SQL Server to build a business intelligence (BI) platform without getting your organization's top brass involved.


What IT Can Expect with Internet Explorer 9

IE9 promises native support for video and scalable vector graphics, but IT organizations likely will depend on Flash and Silverlight in the near term.


Cloud Visibility: Security Audit Demands for Your Cloud Vendor

The question isn't whether the cloud is secure, but whether your provider can show you what's behind the curtain.


Product Reviews

LogMeIn Rescue: To the Rescue

Packed with useful features and easy to use, LogMeIn Rescue is a great product for supporting remote users.


AppSense Environment Manager: Manage User Profiles Like a Pro

AppSense Environment Manager could be easier to configure but is solid overall.


Barney's Rubble

Apple, Microsoft, Google, Twitter: Who's Cool, Who's Not?

Is Apple still cool kid on the tech company block? Maybe not.


Decision Maker

Is Change Control Killing Your Business?

Change control can sound good on paper, but it can also be used to shut down change entirely. Here's the process controls you'll want to implement to make sure innovation stays alive and keeps you (and your employer) happy.


Foley on Microsoft

How Microsoft Is Busting Its Own 'The Browser Is Part of the OS' Myth

For years, Microsoft has insisted that the browser is an integral part of the operating system, yet the company's current strategies with IE 6 and IE 9 make that argument an absurdity.


Practical App

Get Ready to Upgrade to SharePoint 2010: A Planning Guide

You may be tempted to jump right into a SharePoint 2010 upgrade, but it requires a substantial amount of planning. This will guide you through the upgrade planning process.


Windows Insider

Understanding Microsoft's New Windows Virtual Desktop Licensing with Software Assurance

As of July 1, Microsoft will bundle VDI/VDA licensing for the Windows client OS into Software Assurance (SA). Here's how the changes may affect you.


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