11/1/2011

Windows 8

Windows 8 The next release of Microsoft's flagship OS will be a radical departure from past versions of the Windows platform. We look at what the company's huge gamble will mean for PCs, tablets and the cloud. Also: Preview of Windows Server 8


In-Depth

Inside Windows 8: What You Need To Know

Redmond doubles down on its emerging client OS, which promises to support legacy and "Metro style" applications on two different hardware platforms.


Inside Windows Server 8: A First Look

Much more than a minor upgrade, Windows Server 8 brings many new features and functionality. Brien Posey walks you through the server's interface, management tools, virtualization and storage capabilities.


Just How Viable Is the Mobile Office?

Handheld devices might be all the rage, but editing documents or spreadsheets on them is still difficult. Mobile OSes are getting better, though, and some applications can provide relief. Here's your guide to the current options.


The 2011 Redmond Readers Choice Awards

Your picks for 2011's best Windows IT products in a wide variety of categories.


Product Reviews

Product Review: A Bigger Cloud with SMEStorage

SMEStorage provides a convenient, common place for users to park cloud data stored with multiple vendors.


Barney's Rubble

'Windows 8,' Take 2

In his column this month, Doug shares more of what you said you want to see in Windows 8.


Decision Maker

Moving to Server Core: How One Company Did It (And You Can, Too)

Don Jones shares the challenges that one of his clients faced moving to Server Core and how they worked around them.


Foley on Microsoft

Why 'Windows 8' Isn't What I Thought It Would Be

Mary Jo Foley explains why Microsoft's Windows 8 strategy looks like a faulty one to her -- especially when it comes to tablets.


Letters to Redmond

Readers' Letters: November 2011

Readers weigh in on the hot topics from the last issue.


Practical App

Exchange Server 2010: Creating High Availability

E-mail is an essential business communication tool, so ensuring high availability (HA) with Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 is important. Here's how.


Windows Insider

Weighing the Value of Certification Brain Dumps

In a career first, I've entirely rewritten this column three times. That's because although its question greatly interests me, its answer greatly eludes me.


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