In-Depth Features


Linux Gains Windows Muscle

Based on Microsoft's model, the open source world evolves its stacks strategy.

Mobile Devices: Ready To Explode?

Mobile personal devices are very convenient, but often quite dangerous.

Outsourcing: A Developing Relationship

How one software company successfully teamed with an international outsourcer to get its products to market.

Vista Deployment Done Right

The new crop of deployment tools for Windows Vista is a marked improvement over its predecessors.

Green Mountain Gets the [Share]Point

Coffee maker deploys Web-based portal to solve data-sharing problems.

Taking in Orphanware: Please, Sir, May I Have Some More?

Taking in orphanware can be frustrating, but there are steps you can take for its proper care and feeding.

The Power of PowerShell

Readers have high praise-and high expectations-for Microsoft's new command-line shell and scripting tool.

Smaller Is Better

ImageX is a slick compression tool that can help with Windows Vista deployment, as well as everyday file compression.

MOSS Gathers Momentum

Readers rave about the new and improved Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007.

IT vs. IM

Instant Messaging (IM) makes tactical communication a snap, but too often IM serves as a doorway for hackers. Here's how IT can wrestle with the problem.

Manage and Manage Alike

In today's inherently disparate networks, you need a management tool that can take control of all your Windows and open source systems.

Citrix and VMware: Oil and Water?

Two technologies. One chemistry experiment. Can they mix?

Your Vista Game Plan

An early, well-planned move to Microsoft's new OS could be the answer to enterprise security challenges.

Laying the Groundwork: Exchange Server 2007

Moving to Exchange Server 2007 is a complex process with stringent requirements. Make sure you have the tools and infrastructure in place before you begin.

Exchange 2007: So Far, So Good

The new Exchange offers welcome changes on the admin side, but not as many on the client side.

Laying the Groundwork for Vista: Part II

The resources are there to help ease deployment, now here's the best way to use them.

10 Tasty Terminal Server Tools

Choosing the right Terminal Server admin tool can be a little like concocting the perfect latte.

Star Power: Redmond Readers' Choice Awards 2007

You voted for our annual Best of the Best and the results are in: Find out which products you've chosen as the cream of the crop.

Is Microsoft Finally Ready To Play Nice?

The company appears as if it wants to work cooperatively with competitors.

Changes for Better or Worse

The updated interface and raft of new features in Office 2007 will eventually make users more productive, but getting to that point is a struggle.