04/01/2011

Users on UC

Redmond readers talk about the challenges and benefits of Microsoft unified communications.


In-Depth

Unified Communications: Windows IT Pros Speak Out on Bringing It All Together

How hard is it to execute UC? Our readers who've done it share their take and offer tips for others trying to bring together voice with Microsoft Exchange, Office, OCS, Lync and more.


The Disappearing Windows Server GUI: The PowerShell Takeover

Knowing Windows PowerShell is no longer a bonus for IT professionals who work with Windows Server -- it's a requirement. As Windows PowerShell becomes more prominent, the Windows Server GUI is fading away.


Will Microsoft Reshape Business Intelligence?

Business intelligence has long been the domain of big companies with lots of resources. Microsoft wants to change that, but it faces a daunting task.


Q&A

Q&A: Unified Communications Guru Joe Schurman

This Microsoft MVP talks all aspects of UC, from Microsoft's offerings like Lync to those of its competitors, plus cost considerations, team organization and more.


Product Reviews

Review: System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) 2012 Beta 1

The forthcoming version of Microsoft's SCCM will have plenty of features aimed at improving user access and easing deployment.


Review: Cyber-Ark Privileged ID Management Suite

The suite manages to win over our reviewer despite his cynical view of network-management tools.


Barney's Rubble

Nostrabarney: My Tech Predictions

Doug Barney on Ballmer's future and Apple in the enterprise.


Decision Maker

Virtualization & Higher Availability: Getting to 'Always On'

Using hypervisors and other virtualization technology to help you reach your HA goals.


Foley on Microsoft

Wake Up, Microsoft! Consumers Aren't Going To Wait for You...

Mary-Jo Foley calls to task those at Microsoft who still don't get that the company's slow roll-out pace for its consumer offerings, like WP7 OS updates and Windows tablets, will eventually leave it out of the race entirely.


Letters to Redmond

April Reader Letters: Change for the Better?

Readers weigh in on our Microsoft executive exodus story.


Practical App

Cloud Security: Understanding Security Account Management in Windows Azure

Cloud computing relieves some of the security burden, but you still have an active role in managing access, securing communications and ensuring data protection.


Windows Insider

Rapid Backups: Transitioning from Tape to Disks

If you're still using tape-based backups, read on.


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