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.
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.
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.
WinMagic SecureDoc encryption software gets the better of hackers.
TuneUp Utilities can substitute for IT support, keeping PCs up to speed.
Be sneaky -- and secure -- with the MXI portable Windows OS.
Will smartphones and tablets replace PCs and laptops? Or are they more companion technology?
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.
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.
Readers discuss the future of Apple, ERP and more.
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.
These technologies may not have been Microsoft originals, but today they bear the Redmond stamp.
How to get the benefits of an always-on VPN while mitigating the security risks.
Microsoft plans to consolidate many moving parts in its System Center 2012 products this year -- here's your guide to it all.