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In the age of virtualization and cloud computing, administrators need a holistic approach.
- By Rutrell Yasin
Get the skinny on the benefits and drawbacks of BrancheCache and DirectAccess, arguably the crown jewels of the Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 releases.
Exchange Server 2010 incorporates a number of high-availability features that system admins will find useful, including a new database availability groups (DAG) feature.
- By William R. Stanek
Microsoft's new search engine has the consumer goods, but does it do enough for loyal enterprise customers?
- By David Barney
Compliance is a complex undertaking, but with the right philosophy and tools it's well within your grasp.
- By Jon William Toigo
Yousef Khalidi talked about Microsoft's new Azure cloud services at the Interop trade show on Thursday.
- By Jeffrey Schwartz
After introducing the Triple Crown last year, Redmond knocks one out of the park in 2009 by honoring winners of four consecutive Reader's Choice Awards in the same category.
Cloud platforms might offer cost savings and other benefits, but they can also have costly bottleneck issues.
The evolving threat landscape means government must work more closely with commercial industry players, analysts say.
- By Amber Corrin
With support for Hyper-V in Service Pack 1, Microsoft's System Center Data Protection Manager can be the ideal application for backing up virtual machines.
Redmond magazine's annual survey of Microsoft IT compensation shows that, despite a global recession, respondents reported higher average salaries -- but lost some ground with raises and bonuses.
- By Michael Domingo
As Windows 7 nears, more enterprises consider inexpensive netbooks -- but only for a narrow range of applications.
- By Joanne Cummings
You'll probably have to move to Windows 7 at some point, but there's good news: Microsoft's new OS has lots of great features. Here's what we love -- and don't love.
After the Vista debacle, seven could just be the lucky number for Windows. We review seven features of Windows 7 that could make the newest version of the OS the best Microsoft has produced in years.
- By J. Peter Bruzzese
Microsoft makes the software, but channel partners sell and service it. Picking the right partner is critical for any Microsoft customer. Here's how to make the right choice.
Office 2007 has functionality that allows administrators to see SharePoint in a whole new light.
- By J. Peter Bruzzese
The Unified Computing System supports VMware and Hyper-V and aims to be a "Cloud in a Box" solution. But can Cisco transition from routers to servers?
- By Mark Ferelli
Increasing numbers of IT professionals are using their well-honed skills to benefit those in need.
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.