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
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.
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?
Facing strong competition from Apple and Google, Microsoft looks to re-tool Windows Mobile for the enterprise market.
- By Paul Korzeniowski
PlateSpin Forge offers peace of mind at a reasonable price.
- By Rick Vanover
Embotics' V-Scout ends the days of tracking your virtual machines via spreadsheet.
- By Brian Mislavsky
Microsoft Office SharePoint Server is one of the hottest products in Redmond's arsenal and can provide a major productivity boost for companies. In this four-part guide, we detail how IT administrators can get the most out of SharePoint by effectively using workflows.
Microsoft has the stuff to come out of this recession on top.
Early testers reveal a snappier, crisper and far more satisfying desktop effort.
Mimosa, Quest and CA provide functionality that Microsoft hasn't added yet.
- By J. Peter Bruzzese
Early versions of Windows Vista's successor could burnish the operating system's tarnished reputation in the desktop market.
SQL Server 2008 has a ton of new DBA features, but if you really want to make this thing go, just crank out a little code.
Unified communications (UC) is an all-encompassing term that describes a variety of applications. While the idea of implementing UC can seem overwhelming, the best approach is to take it bit by bit.
- By Tony Bradley
IT pros are learning how to take advantage of the hidden talents in Microsoft's newest server OS. Here are five tips to get you started.
- By J. Peter Bruzzese