Microsoft's annual Tech-Ed conference ended today in Altanta, Ga. Here's a round-up of our (and our sister sites') coverage from this week:
It's only a matter of time before most companies make the move to Windows 7, especially with XP losing support in a few years.
IT organizations are considering alternatives to Microsoft Office, but it's no real competition, a new Forrester Research report indicates.
Everyone is pushing the cloud. But there's a raging debate as to whether the cloud is good or bad for IT. We talked to readers and analysts and other industry experts to find out what the cloud may really mean for your future, plus other implications of this emerging technology.
Virtualization has brought the lost art of performance tuning back into the datacenter. Here's how to tune your VMs and hypervisor, and optimize CPU resources and memory to get the most out of your virtual servers.
Microsoft plans to consolidate many moving parts in its System Center 2012 products this year -- here's your guide to it all.
Being able to equate time to money is one of the most important business skills an IT manager can have. Here's some tips to help you do just that.
IT organizations appear to be dragging their feet on migrating to Window 7, according to a recent poll by Unisys Corp.
This Microsoft MVP talks all aspects of UC, from Microsoft's offerings like Lync to those of its competitors, plus cost considerations, team organization and more.
How hard is it to execute UC? Our readers who've done it share their take and offer tips for others trying to bring together voice with Microsoft Exchange, Office, OCS, Lync and more.
Microsoft today released a beta of its new Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset 7 (DaRT 7) support tool that can help IT pros remotely fix unbootable PCs.
Business intelligence has long been the domain of big companies with lots of resources. Microsoft wants to change that, but it faces a daunting task.
- By Paul Korzeniowski
Cloud computing relieves some of the security burden, but you still have an active role in managing access, securing communications and ensuring data protection.
- By Joshua Hoffman
Surveyed datacenter managers responded that their budgets will not be increasing for 2011, while a second study points to rising overall IT spending budgets.
- By Jeffrey Schwartz
VMware's acquisition of Integrien adds to vCenter a slew of new capabilities for managing capacity planning, change management -- backed by performance analytics -- in physical and cloud environments.
Without these folks, we'd be in the dark about the goings-on at Redmond.
- By Lee Pender, Jeffrey Schwartz
Microsoft has famously lost -- or ousted -- eight top executives since 2008, including luminaries Ray Ozzie and Jeff Raikes. The change of leadership might have questionable long-term effects, but isn't likely to change much in Redmond for the time being. Here's why.
Mary-Jo Foley takes you inside the metrics Microsoft uses to judge itself.
- By Mary Jo Foley
Patch Tuesday reminds us once again that hackers will always be a step ahead. Plus: Outlook issue to be fixed out of band; Intel's intentions with McAfee buy seem questionable.
- By Jabulani Leffall
Hackers go after your browsing sessions. Plus: Conficker worm is gone, but not forgotten; unrest in Egypt worries Microsoft, Cisco.
- By Jabulani Leffall