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Top 10 In-Depth Articles of 2021

Take a look back at the best columns from our experts that broke down some of the bigger Microsoft stories and provided invaluable IT tips and advice.

10. Q&A: Microsoft Viva, SharePoint Online and the Shift to Teams (April 20)
Veteran Microsoft 365 expert Asif Rehmani offers his perspective on how Microsoft Viva will meet the needs of end users, the SharePoint community and Microsoft's longtime partners. [Read here]

9. Why Microsoft's Fluid Framework May Be the Next Big Thing (Jan. 6)
Going open source is the kiss of death for many software projects. Here's why Microsoft's Fluid Framework might just be one of the exceptions. [Read here]

8. How To Automate Tasks in Azure SQL Database (Jan. 22)
Knowing how to automate tasks in the cloud will make you a more productive DBA. Here are the key concepts to understand about cloud scripting and a rundown of the best tools for automating code in Azure. [Read here]

7. 6 IT Lessons from the Remote-Work Trenches (Oct. 14)
Insight Enterprises shares what it learned after IT teams responded to the pandemic shift. [Read here]

6. Have Cloud Sticker Shock? Here Are 5 Steps To Manage Cloud Costs (Feb. 16)
Cloud isn't always cheaper than on-prem, a lesson that many organizations find out the hard way. Keep your cloud bills in check (and the C-suite happy) using these guidelines. [Read here]

5. What Microsoft Is Prioritizing with Azure Updates at Ignite: Multicloud, Security and Storage (Nov. 3)
Microsoft announced a range of new Azure features at this week's virtual Ignite conference, with several services moving out of public preview and into general availability. [Read here]

4. Q&A with Karinne Bessette: Ransomware Tips for All (Sept. 7)
A top Veeam technologist shares what critical first steps IT must take during a ransomware attack. Above all else: Don't pay the ransom. [Read here]

3. How To Improve Windows 10's Sound and Video Quality (Jan. 15)
Windows 10 comes with built-in tools that can help users get the most out of their sound and video hardware. [Read here]

2. Introducing SQL Server 2022: Top 3 New Features Announced at Microsoft Ignite (Nov. 2)
The next major version of Microsoft's flagship database engine is now in private preview. Here's what you need to know about it. [Read here]

1. Turning Off Two of Microsoft Word's More Annoying Features (Apri 23)
Predictive text and "friendly" URL formatting might be helpful to some Word users, but are more of a distraction to others. If you're in the second group, here's how to disable them. [Read here]

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