Five-Star Winners Take Command

This year, Redmond honors products that have won five consecutive Readers Choice awards.


2010 Redmond Magazine Readers Choice Awards

After the Triple Crown in 2008 and the Grand Slam in 2009, Redmond introduces another level of prestige for exceptional Readers Choice winners: the Five-Star Award.

Inside the New Lync Server: Microsoft Pushes into Voice Communications

Microsoft Lync Server is poised to become a major factor in the market for enterprise voice systems.

Talking the Talk: When Will Microsoft Take Speech Recognition to the Enterprise?

Speech-recognition technology can boost efficiency and might someday make its mark on the enterprise -- if Microsoft would only promote it.

Product Reviews

Faronics Power Save: Simply Saving Power

With a low price and a high level of functionality, Faronics Power Save can help any business go green.

Review: VMware Upgrade Keeps vSphere Ahead of the Pack

An incremental update to the vSphere virtualization platform packs numerous improvements and new features to give IT professionals all the right tools.

Barney's Rubble

Is VMware the Next Netscape?

Will Microsoft's virtualization products push VMware out of its own niche?

Decision Maker

3 Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Lies You Need To Know

If you want to implement VDI correctly, you need to be able to separate the myths from the facts.

Foley on Microsoft

Microsoft's Internal Tug-of-War: The Open Platform vs. Closed Camps, Who Will Win Out?

Mary Jo Foley looks at Microsoft's back-and-forth decisions on whether its software and other offerings should be locked in to the Windows ecosphere or be available to everyone.

Letters to Redmond

November Reader Letters: Escaping Technology -- or Not

Find out what readers are weighing in on this month.

Practical App

The 4 Pillars of Endpoint Security

By focusing on these fundamental aspects of network security, you can keep the bad guys out and the good data in.

Windows Insider

Is It Time to Retire the Traditional VPN?

Microsoft Direct Access in Windows Server 2008 R2 combined with Microsoft ForeFront United Access Gateway (UAG) 2010 may replace the VPN -- for the better.


Carriers Set To Start Shipping Windows Phones

Microsoft launches Windows Phone 7, but will smartphones based on Redmond's new mobile platform get noticed in a market dominated by Droids, iPhones and BlackBerry devices?

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