Software Life Support

Apps and OSes don't just die when a publisher stops supporting them. Redmond readers share how they keep their favorite old software alive.


Tech Trends: The Rapid Move to Cloud E-Mail Archiving

While security is still a concern for some companies, more and more businesses are outsourcing e-mail archiving to cloud vendors. And the vendors themselves are proliferating.

Kerberos Authentication 101: Understanding the Essentials of the Kerberos Security Protocol

Knowing the basics of this pervasive protocol can be critical in troubleshooting and solving Windows security problems.

Keeping Dead Products Alive: Tips for Supporting Legacy Software

Software companies rely on regular customer upgrades and decommissioning old titles. But what is good for vendors isn't so great for IT, which often has to support unsupported software.

Barney's Rubble

Bloated Software Woes

This month Doug looks back at the good ole' days of software -- and how tablets may bring it all back.

Decision Maker

Survey: PowerShell Skills Matter

Want a job in Windows IT? Get your scripting skills down.

Foley on Microsoft

Can Microsoft Save Windows Azure?

Mary Jo Foley speculates on the future of Microsoft's public cloud play.

Letters to Redmond

January 2012 Letters: Security Concerns

Your take on IT security and other issues.

Practical App

Virtual Clouds: Top 4 Security Concerns

Using virtual machines within the context of a cloud computing infrastructure poses some interesting security challenges. Here's what you need to be aware of before implementing any cloud project.

Windows Insider

System Center Key for 'Mature' Windows IT

To get the most out of System Center, you can't just implement it -- you have to dedicate your shop to automation.

Office 365 Watch

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