Crystal Clear

7 powerful predictions for Microsoft's future.


Microsoft's Future: Crystal Clear

Here are seven powerful predictions for Microsoft's future.

Why You Need Windows Server 2008 R2

A host of new features should attract IT pros to this vastly improved product.

Avoiding Active Directory Disasters

Active Directory can crash your whole computing environment if it goes down, but following some tips and performing a few best practices will keep it running smoothly.

Product Reviews


VMware's Virtual Desktop Infrastructure is better than older versions, but not necessarily appropriate for virtualization beginners.

Network Navigator

Automation Anywhere Server is a solid network-automation product.

Barney's Rubble

Don't Be Hatin'

Microsoft's detractors may have softened their views a bit over the last few years, but there's still no shortage of haters. Especially on the Internet.

Foley on Microsoft

Don't Write Windows' Eulogy Yet

It took years to build the Windows empire, and Microsoft won't stand idly by watching it be dismantled.

Letters to Redmond

In Defense of Print

According to readers, rumors of old media's death have been wildly exaggerated.

Mr. Roboto

Easy Quota Reporting

Microsoft's quota service has its limitations, but you can't beat the price (free).

Practical App

Using MDT and Single-Instance Storage

Learn how to manage and consolidate multiple custom deployment images.

Security Advisor

The Problem with Disk Encryption

Here's a dirty little secret: When an encrypted hard drive goes bad, data could still be permanently lost.


Readers Invest in Familiar Microsoft Apps in 2010

Redmond magazine's latest survey shows users upgrading long-standing Microsoft offerings, but not experimenting with newer technologies.

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