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.
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.
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.
Microsoft and Novell promise to play nice.
Office Live helps small businesses feel big.