10/01/2010

Turning 25

After a quarter-century, Windows has gone from a long-awaited experiment to the dominant software product in the world. But the operating system's past isn't necessarily a prologue for what could be an uncertain future.


In-Depth

Happy Anniversary Windows: The Windows Operating System Turns 25

After a quarter-century, Windows has gone from a long-awaited experiment to the dominant software product in the world. But the operating system's past isn't necessarily a prologue for what could be an uncertain future.


Can Microsoft Salvage Its Mobile Strategy?

Microsoft is working hard to turn around its flagging mobile business, but success is far from guaranteed for Windows Phone 7.


Product Reviews

Aurora Beta: The Dawn of a New Day for Windows Small Business Server

With a focus on the super-small business market, Aurora offers a cross-premises Active Directory solution that's easy to manage.


Barney's Rubble

Old Salt Remembers 1985

25 years ago, when Windows was born, I was a young journalist who had his first encounter with Bill Gates.


Decision Maker

FIM: At the Forefront of Identity Management

A look at what FIM, Microsoft's latest evolution of meta-directory services for active directory, might be able to do for your shop.


Foley on Microsoft

The Many Faces of Microsoft...

Could there be fewer versions of Windows? More importantly, does it matter?


Letters to Redmond

Hooked on Computers

I'm a retired corporate lawyer who got hooked on computers, the Internet and programming back in the '80s.


Practical App

IT Troubleshooting 201: Ask the Right Questions

Effective troubleshooting is a multifaceted exercise in diagnosis and deliberation, analysis and action. Here's a walkthrough you can use to make sure you've covered every angle -- no matter the problem.


Windows Insider

Virtualization and the Second Death of the 'White Box'

Why, when it comes to virtualization, do-it-yourself design is often a bad thing.


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