November 2005 - Software Crusades
When platfrom zealots attack, it can threaten everything from productivity to profits. Plus: 2005 Editors' Choice Awards where our experts pick their favorites; Microsoft gets carded; Beta Man explores password policy and more.
Microsoft is betting big on smart cards for its own employees while working to make the technology more palatable for the masses.
Redmond's resident critics pick their favorites in this year's Editors' Choice Awards.
Office users say Microsoft's electronic forms tool is a hidden gem -- easy to use but lacking certain scanning, security and Web features.
When platform zealots attack, it can threaten everything from productivity to profits.
Microsoft executive shuffle has ramifications for customers.
At least Sun's Scott McNealy is back in the fray.