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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
Office 2007 has functionality that allows administrators to see SharePoint in a whole new light.
- By J. Peter Bruzzese
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.
Following these seven tips can help you prepare for a disaster -- or prevent one from becoming even worse.
- By Jon William Toigo
Increasing numbers of IT professionals are using their well-honed skills to benefit those in need.
A few hints you might not be familiar with can help you spot and fix problems in AD.
As a software company, there's only so much green Microsoft can spread -- but Redmond is a good place to start.
Wait-time analysis can help improve performance by focusing on how long applications take to respond to queries.
- By Joshua Jones and Don Bergal
While most companies in IT are hoping to just ride out the recession storm, those in the virtualization space are finding clearer skies.
Facing strong competition from Apple and Google, Microsoft looks to re-tool Windows Mobile for the enterprise market.
- By Paul Korzeniowski
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.
Companies looking to reduce costs through cloud computing will have to make some tough decisions about security.
- By Naomi Grossman
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?
PlateSpin Forge offers peace of mind at a reasonable price.
- By Rick Vanover