PolicyPak gives IT pros the power to automate application configuration with minimum hassle and maximum results.
- By Jeffery Hicks
Software as a Service (SaaS). Hosted services. "The Cloud." These are terms that have been flying around the IT industry more and more frequently of late, and if you haven't been paying attention, it's time to start.
Software piracy is big business and bad for IT as a whole, so someone has to police it. But when the piracy police overstep their bounds, companies suffer needlessly. Here, Redmond explores the most harrowing tales of software audits and how companies should respond if the piracy cops come knocking.
Exec oversees "dog-fooding" of Redmond's new technology and migration to the cloud.
- By Jeffrey Schwartz
Microsoft calls Windows 7 its "fastest selling" operating system, but the new OS may represent increased costs and greater logistical pain for IT shops over the next two years.
Organizations have been considering alternatives to Microsoft Office, but not as replacements quite yet.
Microsoft provided more information about security for Windows Azure, publishing a talk and white paper.
Microsoft today announced a new mission-critical support option for organizations as part of its Microsoft Services consulting business.
B.I. projects can be complex and expensive, but there are increasing options for smaller shops -- with big payoffs.
Why generalists are gaining favor in cash-strapped IT departments.
- By Greg Shields
Now that the latest version of the Microsoft collaboration platform is available, a vast number of third-party tools aim to help configure, migrate, manage and extend its capabilities.
- By Jeffrey Schwartz
These roducts aren't really alive, but they're not quite extinct, either. They're the walking dead of Microsoft product lines, and it's best to avoid them -- if you can.
- By John K. Waters
Even if Steve Ballmer is going to be replaced (doubtful), it won't be by Bill.
- By Mary Jo Foley
A council of global IT CIOs, in conjunction with research group Gartner Inc., has released a "code of conduct" for solution vendors on IT maintenance issues.
- By Herb Torrens
According to a recent study, administrators in Windows environments are still doing much of their administrative legwork the old-fashioned way: by hand.
- By Stephen Swoyer
Faculty members and campus IT staff aren't exactly in agreement on the necessity of some technologies in education.
Proponents of cloud computing Thursday gave members of Congress an update on federal initiatives designed to achieve cost-savings and make the computing model more secure for wider agency adoption.
- By Rutrell Yasin
Case stems from sales of faulty servers made from May 2003 to July 2005.
- By Natasha Watkins
You may be tempted to jump right into a SharePoint 2010 upgrade, but it requires a substantial amount of planning. This will guide you through the upgrade planning process.
We take a look at all the various sources of data Microsoft collects from customers, how it stores and uses that data, and how its use of it stacks up against Google and other competitors.