Wait-time analysis can help improve performance by focusing on how long applications take to respond to queries.
- By Joshua Jones and Don Bergal
Under pressure from competitors in a high-stakes game, Microsoft is releasing Internet Explorer 8. But will the new browser scratch or run the table?
PlateSpin Forge offers peace of mind at a reasonable price.
- By Rick Vanover
Embotics' V-Scout ends the days of tracking your virtual machines via spreadsheet.
- By Brian Mislavsky
Microsoft Office SharePoint Server is one of the hottest products in Redmond's arsenal and can provide a major productivity boost for companies. In this four-part guide, we detail how IT administrators can get the most out of SharePoint by effectively using workflows.
Microsoft has the stuff to come out of this recession on top.
Early testers reveal a snappier, crisper and far more satisfying desktop effort.
Mimosa, Quest and CA provide functionality that Microsoft hasn't added yet.
- By J. Peter Bruzzese
Early versions of Windows Vista's successor could burnish the operating system's tarnished reputation in the desktop market.
SQL Server 2008 has a ton of new DBA features, but if you really want to make this thing go, just crank out a little code.
Unified communications (UC) is an all-encompassing term that describes a variety of applications. While the idea of implementing UC can seem overwhelming, the best approach is to take it bit by bit.
- By Tony Bradley
IT pros are learning how to take advantage of the hidden talents in Microsoft's newest server OS. Here are five tips to get you started.
- By J. Peter Bruzzese
Are you? Bogus pop-ups that hide crippling malware can bring networks to their knees. Here are some methods to stop scareware and fix the damages that it inflicts.
Now 15 years old, the open source productivity suite is still gaining fans and improving compatibility with its chief rival, Microsoft Office. Readers weigh in on version 3 of the suite.
With IBM, Microsoft and Oracle jumping into the game, social-networking technologies are helping drive Enterprise 2.0.
- By Naomi Grossman
It's no secret that Microsoft's latest operating system hasn't taken the enterprise by storm. Service Pack 1 was supposed to convert some Vista skeptics -- but did it? We asked readers to weigh in on the first big update to the OS.
The three companies are getting ready to rumble over ownership of the hypervisor cloud.
- By Danielle Ruest and Nelson Ruest
The preview release of the Windows Azure Services Platform kicks off Microsoft's cloud-computing era, which promises to dramatically change the computing strategies of IT shops.
- By Kathleen Richards and Ed Scannell
Don't expect many core improvements from Windows Vista, but there are some around the edges.
- By Peter Varhol
IT managers who don't think that their help desk employees qualify for overtime pay might be very wrong -- and that can cost companies money.