• October 07, 2008 07 Oct'08

    IT Picks: Top free downloads from Microsoft

    Find out what free tools Windows shops are downloading from Microsoft to manage tasks and update systems across a variety of product lines.

  • October 06, 2008 06 Oct'08

    New SQL Server BI features could cut IT chores

    The next release of Microsoft's SQL Server database brings self-service analysis tools and better reporting features straight to end users. But will it be less work for IT?

  • October 01, 2008 01 Oct'08

    Microsoft releases Process Monitor 2.0

    The popular utility adds a handful of features including the addition of real-time TCP and UDP monitoring.

  • September 30, 2008 30 Sep'08

    Five tips to improve SharePoint doc management

    For small companies that can't afford document management software, SharePoint may be the way to go. Expert Bill English provides a checklist of top tips for building document management in SharePoint.

  • September 24, 2008 24 Sep'08

    Early Windows 7 code coming at PDC

    If your IT shop is sending a developer to Microsoft's PDC next month, expect a pre-beta copy of Windows 7 to come home in the goodie bag.

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  • September 17, 2008 17 Sep'08

    Microsoft polishes the latest MDOP

    App-V 4.5 is ready to download and a handful of other management tools will be out shortly as Microsoft puts finishing touches on its newest version of the Desktop Optimization Pack.

  • September 17, 2008 17 Sep'08

    VMware's Maritz shoots back at Microsoft

    There is an elephant in the ballroom at the Venetian in Las Vegas. Here at VMworld 2008, CEO Paul Maritz could no longer ignore Microsoft.

  • September 16, 2008 16 Sep'08

    SharePoint performance demands finely tuned SQL Server, storage

    You need proper storage, on-point SQL Server and 64-bit gear and settings to get the SharePoint performance you need.

  • September 15, 2008 15 Sep'08

    VMware counters Microsoft with its own dynamic vision

    With new CEO in tow, VMware showcases its 'virtual data center OS' this week at its annual confab, VMworld.

  • September 10, 2008 10 Sep'08

    Free Active Directory tool automates workflow management

    Management software vendor NetPro delivers a free Active Directory administration tool for IT managers and launches an Active Directory community site.

  • September 08, 2008 08 Sep'08

    Microsoft hypervisor: Does price matter?

    Offering up free virtualization technology won't necessarily grant vendors access to enterprise customers.

  • September 08, 2008 08 Sep'08

    Live migration will debut in Windows Server 2008 R2

    Microsoft's hypervisor will have live migration capabilities by the time Windows Server 2008 R2 hits in 2010.

  • September 08, 2008 08 Sep'08

    Windows expert sizes up Server 2008

    Microsoft Windows Server 2008 is no Vista. IT shops are indeed checking out the new server with interest. Don Jones, a Microsoft MVP shares his thoughts on the server and on its future direction.

  • September 04, 2008 04 Sep'08

    Microsoft says DAS helps cut Exchange Server costs

    Got plans for direct-attached storage? With Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 replication features, like Cluster Continuous Replication, some Windows shops can avoid costly SANs for DAS.

  • September 03, 2008 03 Sep'08

    Microsoft fine-tunes desktop virtualization story

    Connection broker: Check. VDI suite: Check. Microsoft is polishing its desktop virtualization act with Citrix in a starring role.