You already know Oracle's Ellison is going to be on this list -- find out who else just couldn't seem to hold back last year.
- By Redmondmag.com Editors
Spotting Active Directory problems isn't necessarily simple, but it can help avoid a catastrophe. These tales of AD disasters come from real-life situations and should serve as instruction -- and perhaps a warning -- to IT pros.
We run down the top security concerns of the year and speculate what their meanings will be for the future.
Cloud computing vendors promise the world, but if your network isn't up to the task, the resulting speed, bandwidth and latency issues may doom your project from the start.
From the SLA to WAN optimization, here's 11 steps you don't want to skip.
Researchers show the trend for cloud computing vs. on-premise costs.
From architecture to management to cost to possible latency issues, here's what you need to consider before you make the move.
Microsoft has made great strides over the years in bringing its software to the Apple platform, but there are a few applications that still need to make the move -- or need some work before they can really hum on a Mac.
- By Derek Schauland
The Microsoft technical fellow discusses his new novel about dangerous malware a security expert must eliminate.
Every company has precious data it needs to protect. While every organization's needs are unique, some best practices can go a long way toward preventing data leakage.
Redmond doubles down on its emerging client OS, which promises to support legacy and "Metro style" applications on two different hardware platforms.
- By Kurt Mackie, Jeffrey Schwartz, Keith Ward, Doug Barney
Much more than a minor upgrade, Windows Server 8 brings many new features and functionality. Brien Posey walks you through the server's interface, management tools, virtualization and storage capabilities.
Handheld devices might be all the rage, but editing documents or spreadsheets on them is still difficult. Mobile OSes are getting better, though, and some applications can provide relief. Here's your guide to the current options.
Your picks for 2011's best Windows IT products in a wide variety of categories.
E-mail archiving has changed in the newer versions of Outlook. Here's how you can stave off some confusion and avoid help-desk calls.
- By Derek Schauland
The senior director of SharePoint product management at Microsoft takes some time during this week's SharePoint Conference 2011 to discuss what's coming for the Web application platform.
Microsoft's largest acquisition arrives with potential promise as well as possible pitfalls.
- By Paul Korzeniowski
When someone inside an organization steps across legal or ethical boundaries, an IT professional is often the first -- and sometimes last -- line of defense. These are the stories of IT people who have thwarted malfeasance in their organizations -- and there's advice for aspiring IT heroes, too.
Microsoft is among several larger tech companies who pushed for the change to "first to file" -- but what will the Act's passage really mean for the tech industry (and patents in general)? Patent attorney Carlos A. Fisher walks through the potential impact.
Even the sharpest tools in the IT shed blunder from time to time. Here are a few of your biggies.