Microsoft is known for protecting its patent rights in quiet ways, often settling out of court with companies by establishing intellectual property licensing deals.
From the silly to the contrived, here's 10 that make us cringe every time we run across them.
Often, Microsoft's code names are better than its resulting product names. Here's 10 examples that Microsoft should have at least considered keeping.
Microsoft Lync Server is poised to become a major factor in the market for enterprise voice systems.
- By Paul Korzeniowski
After the Triple Crown in 2008 and the Grand Slam in 2009, Redmond introduces another level of prestige for exceptional Readers Choice winners: the Five-Star Award.
Speech-recognition technology can boost efficiency and might someday make its mark on the enterprise -- if Microsoft would only promote it.
Experts described optimal preparations for deploying Exchange 2010 at the TechMentor Las Vegas event last week.
After a quarter-century, Windows has gone from a long-awaited experiment to the dominant software product in the world. But the operating system's past isn't necessarily a prologue for what could be an uncertain future.
- By Jeffrey Schwartz, Lee Pender
Microsoft is working hard to turn around its flagging mobile business, but success is far from guaranteed for Windows Phone 7.
- By Paul Korzeniowski
The beta of IE 9 is more than just a browser for Microsoft -- it's a direct shot in its war against Google, and it shows.
As companies prepare to migrate to Windows 7, IT professionals can implement new virtualization capabilities provided in the new desktop operating system. We offer a primer on the various options now available.
- By J. Peter Bruzzese, Lee Owens
Software piracy is big business and bad for IT as a whole, so someone has to police it. But when the piracy police overstep their bounds, companies suffer needlessly. Here, Redmond explores the most harrowing tales of software audits and how companies should respond if the piracy cops come knocking.
A new component in SQL Server 2008 R2 gives users the autonomy to set up business intelligence functionality in Excel without taking control of the process away from IT.
- By Andrew J. Brust
Exec oversees "dog-fooding" of Redmond's new technology and migration to the cloud.
- By Jeffrey Schwartz
This week marks Windows 95's birthday, with the venerable operating system turning 15 years old.
This month, Internet Explorer turns 15 years old. Happy birthday, IE!
These roducts aren't really alive, but they're not quite extinct, either. They're the walking dead of Microsoft product lines, and it's best to avoid them -- if you can.
- By John K. Waters
In the 15th year of Redmond magazine's annual salary survey, IT salaries generally remained flat, but some respondents got raises -- giving rise to general optimism about salaries next year.
- By Michael Domingo
The green trap is real. Going green with your IT environment requires a clear set of goals, target metrics and execution.
- By Ric Merrifield
Take a good look at your organizations’ priorities and policies, and you may discover you’re going green just by trying to save some green.