In-Depth Features


IT Gone Good

Increasing numbers of IT professionals are using their well-honed skills to benefit those in need.

Don't Be Afraid of Hosted ERP

Many IT professionals don't trust their enterprise resource planning infrastructure to a hosted model, but some who have taken a chance found it worth the risk.

7 Disaster-Dodging Dictums

Following these seven tips can help you prepare for a disaster -- or prevent one from becoming even worse.

Green Power

As a software company, there's only so much green Microsoft can spread -- but Redmond is a good place to start.

SQL Speed Secrets

Wait-time analysis can help improve performance by focusing on how long applications take to respond to queries.

Tech-Ed: Let's (Third) Party!

Independent software vendors have long been the life of Microsoft's party by producing products that fill in the gaps Redmond leaves open. For Tech•Ed North America 2009, we celebrate third-party vendors and preview what they'll be announcing and demonstrating at the show.

Sunshine on a Cloudy Day: Virtualization Clears Up IT's Recessionary Fears

While most companies in IT are hoping to just ride out the recession storm, those in the virtualization space are finding clearer skies.

Windows Mobile's New Moves

Facing strong competition from Apple and Google, Microsoft looks to re-tool Windows Mobile for the enterprise market.

A Secure Leap into the Cloud

Companies looking to reduce costs through cloud computing will have to make some tough decisions about security.

Behind the (IE)8 Ball

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?

DR in a Box

PlateSpin Forge offers peace of mind at a reasonable price.

Free VM Discovery

Embotics' V-Scout ends the days of tracking your virtual machines via spreadsheet.

Windows 7: Already Better than Vista?

Early testers reveal a snappier, crisper and far more satisfying desktop effort.

A SharePoint Workflow Primer

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.

3 Exchange Server Add-ons You Don't Want to Miss

Mimosa, Quest and CA provide functionality that Microsoft hasn't added yet.

Microsoft: The Strength to Endure

Microsoft has the stuff to come out of this recession on top.

Will Windows 7 Be Microsoft's Redemption?

Early versions of Windows Vista's successor could burnish the operating system's tarnished reputation in the desktop market.

Exploiting SQL Server 2008 Through Code

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.

5 Hot Tips: Get More out of Windows Server 2008

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.

Who's Afraid of Scareware?

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.