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  • Microsoft buys into single Windows-Linux management

    Redmond has invested an undisclosed amount in Vintela as part of a move to let companies manage both Windows- and Linux-based servers. 

  • MS protection offer has its share of fine print

    As if managing IT resources isn't hard enough. Now, decision makers have to worry about their companies getting sued just because they bought a piece of software. It's enough to make you want to scream for a little indemnity. 

  • Ask Microsoft: Simplifying software licenses

    Microsoft licensing executive Sunny Jensen Charlebois answers users' questions about the complexity of the company's software licensing program. 

  • Microsoft indemnification move called strategic

    Some observers say the software maker's expansion of intellectual property protection for its customers is a welcome decision, though one it had to make. 

  • Microsoft boosts remote power of SMS

    New feature packs for Systems Management Server target desktop operating system deployments and management of Windows-based mobile devices, respectively. 

  • Microsoft overhauls search on support sites

    IT administrators will be among those who should benefit from the technical changes the software maker has made to its online support center. 

  • Special report: Can Windows and Linux peacefully coexist?

    It is clear to most, including Microsoft, that Linux is not a flash-in-the-pan technology. The real question now is where IT organizations will ultimately take the popular open source operating system, and whether there's room for both Linux and Wind... 

  • Ask Microsoft: When Windows crashes

    Microsoft support executive Gabriel Aul talks about the Windows Error Reporting service and how it interprets "crash patterns." 

  • Linux and Windows: Clustering champ unclear

    An organization's selection of a clustering platform is largely a matter of environment and the task at hand. 

  • Microsoft's NT4 support policy: Virtue or vice?

    Keeping your word is normally considered a virtue. When you're Microsoft, it can be construed as stubbornness.