5/1/2011

Uncertain Forecast

Will the cloud kill IT or give it new life? Redmond readers have their say.


In-Depth

How-To: Performance Tuning Tips for a Windows Virtualized Environment

Virtualization has brought the lost art of performance tuning back into the datacenter. Here's how to tune your VMs and hypervisor, and optimize CPU resources and memory to get the most out of your virtual servers.


The Cloud vs. IT: Is Your Job in Jeopardy?

Everyone is pushing the cloud. But there's a raging debate as to whether the cloud is good or bad for IT. We talked to readers and analysts and other industry experts to find out what the cloud may really mean for your future, plus other implications of this emerging technology.


A Hyper-V Admin's Guide to VMware

IT professionals who work with Hyper-V on a regular basis might feel lost in a VMware environment, but some key similarities between the two offerings can provide a welcome sense of familiarity.


Product Reviews

Get in the Zone: A Review of MXI's Stealth Zone Secure Portal Desktop

Be sneaky -- and secure -- with the MXI portable Windows OS.


TuneUp Utilities Review: An Essential Tool for Teleworkers

TuneUp Utilities can substitute for IT support, keeping PCs up to speed.


WinMagic SecureDoc Review: Lock Down Your Laptops

WinMagic SecureDoc encryption software gets the better of hackers.


Barney's Rubble

The 'Tablets Will Kill PCs' Myth

Will smartphones and tablets replace PCs and laptops? Or are they more companion technology?


Decision Maker

Time Is Money... Right?

Being able to equate time to money is one of the most important business skills an IT manager can have. Here's some tips to help you do just that.


Foley on Microsoft

Microsoft and the 'Consumerization of IT'

Microsoft was one of the first tech vendors to truly jump on the 'CoIT' bandwagon, on that says consumer-focused technologies are where the action is. Here's what to expect next from Redmond.


Letters to Redmond

May Reader Letters: Apple and ERP

Readers discuss the future of Apple, ERP and more.


Practical App

How-To: Manage Mobile Devices with Microsoft System Center

See how System Center Mobile Device Manager (MDM) 2008 will help you manage them just like other desktops and laptops via Group Policy and more.


Ten

10 Technologies Microsoft 'Borrowed'

These technologies may not have been Microsoft originals, but today they bear the Redmond stamp.


Windows Insider

Joys and Perils of the Always-On VPN

How to get the benefits of an always-on VPN while mitigating the security risks.


News

System Center 2012 Preview: What to Expect

Microsoft plans to consolidate many moving parts in its System Center 2012 products this year -- here's your guide to it all.


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