December 2006 - Can Microsoft Save the World?
Microsoft Research teams with top scientists to tackle the world's problems -- and it could turn conventional computing on its head in the process. Plus, Carolyn April and Ed Scannell try to make sense of Microsoft collaboration; Greg Shields and Steve Kaplan explore the possible benefits of virtualization licensing; readers share favorite free tools; and much, much more.
The pieces are out there, but fitting them together has proven a long and confusing process.
Microsoft Research teams with top scientists to tackle the world's most pressing problems -- and it could turn conventional computing on its head in the process.
The virtualization locomotive just keeps on coming, and Microsoft has laid new tracks for its licensing.
Readers say VMware's desktop virtualization tool, although pricier than Microsoft's free Virtual PC, is definitely worth the money.
Finding the right tool for the job can be difficult and finding it for free next to impossible. But standing next to impossible is the Redmond Free Top 25. We think it can make your search a lot easier.
This strong, rules-based system will keep a close watch over your network's population.
Diskeeper helps keep today's monster hard drives neat and organized.
There's a heart underneath Microsoft's muscle.
Which of these will you hold your breath for?
This month, readers size up Microsoft Dynamics and Virtual PC. Plus, is the world ready for President Gates? Some readers aren't so sure.
The Specops Gpupdate tool eases the task of remotely shutting down and restarting whole groups of machines.
A long week spent on the other side of the fence can really put things in perspective.
Common security practices -- debunked.
Office Live helps small businesses feel big.
Microsoft and Novell promise to play nice.