03/01/2012

Face-Off!

The cloud is all the rage, and for productivity tools, Google and Microsoft are the biggest players. You tell us who's best.


In-Depth

Can Microsoft Live Up to the Hype(r-V)?

The software giant is in the thick of a virtualization battle but is still chasing VMware.


Face-Off: Google Apps vs. Office 365

The cloud is all the rage, and for productivity tools, Google and Microsoft are the biggest players. You tell us who's best.


Hyper-V Best Practices Guide

A lot of contradictory information exists about Hyper-V, but there are some critical management practices that every Hyper-V shop should follow. Follow these tips for storage, ideal VM placement, how best to apply antivirus and more!


Product Reviews

Active Directory Change Reporter 7.0 Review

Active Directory Change Reporter 7.0 offers some useful features for Active Directory admins who want to get a better handle on what's going on in their environments.


Barney's Rubble

War of Word

Doug on his struggles with Word 2007.


Decision Maker

Calculating Cost: What's Your Time Worth?

When considering a new tool for your IT team, taking only the product cost into considering is about the most short-sighted thing you can do.


Foley on Microsoft

Windows 8 Phones: Can Microsoft Catch Up?

Mary Jo Foley on the impact Windows 8 smartphones may give Microsoft in the marketplace.


Letters to Redmond

March Reader Letters: Goodbye to the GUI

Readers respond to a recent column by Don Jones showing that the Windows Server GUI is going to be downplayed (if not eventually non-existent) in future editions.


Practical App

Understanding Virtualization Classes in Cloud Computing

There are several different approaches to -- or classes of -- virtualization, each suited to their own specific situations. Here's your guide to when to use what.


Windows Insider

Unified System Center: Great for Microsoft, Tough for ISVs

It appears Microsoft System Center 2012 will be hot...but that's not a good thing for everyone.


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