12/1/2010

10 for 10: The List Issue

Redmond closes out 2010 with lists of 10 people, products and trends that made a difference this year.


In-Depth

10 Challengers to Microsoft

Redmond has no shortage of rivals that want a piece of its business. While there are certainly more than 10, these competitors are keeping Microsoft's top execs up at night.


10 Best Things Microsoft Did in 2010

When it comes to the enterprise, Microsoft hit the ball out of the park in 2010. Here's our favorite offerings.


Top 10 Companies Microsoft Should Buy Today

Here's 10 companies we think Microsoft should buy right now to solidify its place in a variety of markets.


Top 10: Then and Now

In our last "list issue" in 2007, we made a number of picks. Here's some of the top ones -- and what we think of them now.


10 Unnecessary Microsoft Product Name Changes

Why, oh why?


10 Legal Lows for Microsoft

Microsoft is known for protecting its patent rights in quiet ways, often settling out of court with companies by establishing intellectual property licensing deals.


10 Top Office 2010 Features

Here's the top 10 most important (although not necessarily best) features Microsoft Office 2010 has to offer your users.


10 Microsoft Product Code Names That Should've Stuck

Often, Microsoft's code names are better than its resulting product names. Here's 10 examples that Microsoft should have at least considered keeping.


10 Bad Tech Acronyms and Abbreviations

From the silly to the contrived, here's 10 that make us cringe every time we run across them.


Product Reviews

Spoon Stirs up Application Virtualization

Package makes it easy to run Windows apps from anywhere.


Redmond Roundup

The Office, Anywhere: 5 Office Suites Battle It Out in the Unified Communications Ring

As unified communications meets office-suite productivity, we take a look at five different suites and how they handle collaboration capabilities.


Barney's Rubble

Ray Goes Away: A Look Back

Doug's column this month looks back at the icon Microsoft recently lost.


Decision Maker

Backup 2.0: The Way Forward

Old habits can die hard, but is the current way you're doing backup really the way it should be done?


Foley on Microsoft

Microsoft's Biggest Moments of 2010

It's December, and that means one thing for us pundits: It's time for our annual look-back and look-ahead columns.


Letters to Redmond

Windows: Back in the Day

This month's reader letters focus on the Windows that used to be.


Practical App

Top 10 Secrets of a SQL Server Expert

Maintaining a SQL Server environment is a potentially complex endeavor. Here are 10 tips for ways you can minimize complexity and reduce stress.


A Modern Guide to Windows 7 Desktop Deployment: Enterprise Automation Tools

There are a handful of specialized tools that make large-scale Windows 7 deployment much easier than with previous versions. Here's how to use them.


Windows Insider

Why Your Business Fears the Windows 7 Upgrade

It's more than the legitimate concerns about cost, compatibility and execution -- it comes down to the role of the operating system itself.


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