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.
While competitors ramp up in a re-emerging space, Microsoft seems content to cede power in the market for e-commerce applications.
- By Paul Korzeniowski
For IT professionals dealing with databases, a few processes can ensure flexibility and stretch the limits of uptime.
- By Andrew Peterson
Includes confirmed and denied incidents by both groups, allegedly, as well as notable events (as of January 2011).
IT pros need to constantly update their skills in order to survive. Redmond asked experts -- and readers -- which skills and jobs have a solid future and which ones will crumble in the years to come. Here's what we found.
So, you think you know how password policies work in Active Directory? Well, you might ... or you might not. Find out how to manage Active Directory password policies in Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2.
- By Derek Melber
Our 16th annual salary survey shows that compensation for Windows IT pros has gone up and raises and bonuses made a comeback after a mostly flat year in 2010.
- By Michael Domingo
From monitoring SQL Server to remote-access tools to cloud synching to Cisco security, here's 11 apps that any Windows techie with an iPhone or iPad will want to check out.
IT pros weigh in on Microsoft's ambitious plans to deliver everyday productivity to the cloud.
- By Jeffrey Schwartz
Virtualization complicates the process of finding and remedying hardware problems, but a few techniques and tools can make the process more manageable.