6/1/2012

Turning Point: 20 Years of TechEd

Microsoft is about to give IT pros a deep dive on the most significant redesign of Windows to date, and will dig into its cloud computing makeover at the 20th annual TechEd conference.


In-Depth

TechEd 2012: A Turning Point?

As Microsoft prepares to release the most radical redesign of Windows in its history -- and bolsters its cloud computing platform -- TechEd 2012 will prep IT pros and developers.


What's Coming to TechEd 2012: Third-Party Tales

Microsoft partners reveal plans to showcase their wares at the annual gathering of IT pros and developers.


Product Reviews

SQL Server 2012: Raising the Bar on Database Availability

Among many new features, Microsoft's new database management system is well-suited for applications that require uptime and portability.


Review: SolarWinds Storage Manager

Centralized monitoring of storage environments helps ease the storage burden for IT pros and users alike.


Barney's Rubble

Name Cha-Cha-Cha-Changes

Microsoft naming fun.


Decision Maker

Windows Server Auditing: Third-Party Solutions Are a Good Thing!

Why the one size-fits-all approach wouldn't work for you or Microsoft.


Foley on Microsoft

Why Does Microsoft Keep Partnering with Underdogs?

Microsoft has a lot riding on partnerships with Yahoo!, Nokia and Barnes & Noble. Mary Jo Foley wonders why, and what the impact would be of any of these go under.


Letters to Redmond

June Reader Letters: Mac vs. PC

Redmond readers chime in on why a Windows Admin might want to use a Mac and more.


Practical App

Cloud Benefits 101: Provisioning and Encrypted Storage

Beyond the flexibility and costs savings of cloud computing are certain tactical advantages like automated provisioning and encrypted storage. This quick primer by cloud security expert Vic Winkler will give you the pros and cons of each.


Windows Insider

UE-V: Roaming Profiles That Actually Work?

Microsoft may finally solve a major Windows admin headache with this addition to the Microsoft Desktop Optimization package.


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