November 2008 - 2008 Readers' Choice Awards: Introducing Redmond's Triple Crown

This year, we honor three-time Readers' Choice winners. Also in this issue: Cisco goes after Microsoft in collaboration software, using the right software can help you save money, Exchange 2007 SP1 and Chrome reviewed, and more.


Cisco: The Unlikely Contender

Networking giant Cisco goes after Microsoft's supremacy in the collaboration-software market.

Remote Tools that Can Help You Save Gas

Besides carpooling and riding a bicycle to work, using the right software can keep some gas money in your pocket.

Chrome Might Get You Home

Google's new beta browser shows promise, but needs lots of filling out.

The 2008 Readers' Choice Awards: Introducing Redmond's Triple Crown

To recognize the dynasties in our annual Readers' Choice competition, Redmond is introducing the "Triple Crown," a new award for products that have won (at least) three Readers' Choice honors in a row.

Product Reviews

Highly Available Exchange 2007

Service Pack 1 brings high-availability enhancements and added capabilities.

Barney's Rubble

VMware Wants It All

A completely revamped data center, virtualized servers and networks...it's all part of the VDC-OS plan.

Foley on Microsoft

IE8: Microsoft Thinks Different

From standards-compliance to testing, Microsoft is rethinking its strategy for the upcoming browser.

Mr. Roboto

In the Mail

Want to send an e-mail from the command line? Give Blat a try.

Never Again

Beware of the Company You Keep

When it comes to questionable business practices, sometimes the free toys just aren't worth it.

Security Advisor

A Better Internet Explorer

IE8 won't break new ground, but it will feature some notable security improvements.

Tips and Tricks

QuickTip: Next, Next, Repeat

Software installation might sound like instructions on the back of the shampoo bottle. But it doesn't have to be that way.

Prof. Powershell: Get Smart and Get -Out

PowerShell cmdlets come well-stocked with common parameters. Let's look at what you can get out of the -OutVariable parameter.

Windows Advisor

Disk Cleanup Disaster Waiting to Happen; POP3 Errors in Exchange


Cisco and VMware Collaborate on Next-Gen Data Center

The companies' new products could change the virtualization game.

Maritz: VMware's Answer to Microsoft?

The virtualization giant's new CEO on competing with Redmond.

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