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.
Following these seven tips can help you prepare for a disaster -- or prevent one from becoming even worse.
- By Jon William Toigo
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.
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
While most companies in IT are hoping to just ride out the recession storm, those in the virtualization space are finding clearer skies.
Wait-time analysis can help improve performance by focusing on how long applications take to respond to queries.
- By Joshua Jones and Don Bergal