- June 03, 2011
With Exchange Server, Microsoft has won the messaging-collaboration wars against IBM’s Lotus Notes. But who will step up to challenge its monopoly in the age of the cloud?
- May 25, 2011
Microsoft's Azure platform has generally received good reviews from many IT shops and third party developers and appears to be gaining mindshare despite a band of fierce competitors including ...
- May 19, 2011
As Microsoft shops take their first steps toward the cloud, many feel more comfortable putting critical data in the hands of third party providers.
- May 19, 2011
Due out later this year, Exchange Server 2010 SP2 includes Outlook Web App "Mini" and GAL segmentation.
- May 18, 2011
Microsoft has expanded the options for Exchange administrators who wish to seek higher credentials, and that means long stays in Redmond are no longer necessary.
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- May 17, 2011
Though many IT shops use products from both VMware and Shavlik Technologies, some worry that VMware may not care to keep SCUPdates, a third-party patch tool that extends SCCM.
- May 11, 2011
Windows managers want Microsoft to pull together its cloud story into a cohesive whole. The company is expected to flesh out its plans at this year’s TechEd conference.
- May 02, 2011
Microsoft believes its SMI-S specification can address the needs of Windows shops with multi-vendor storage needs, but it will need support from storage vendors to make it happen.
- April 29, 2011
Software companies have prepared products to help shift enterprises to Office 365. But can they also ease the pains associated with the transition?
- April 22, 2011
Microsoft has released its first public beta of Office 365, a key piece of its cloud computing strategy. But IT shops wonder how they transition their earth-bound applications.
- April 19, 2011
We have heard this talk before, of course: Microsoft's power and influence has peaked and the company is on a slow slide into irrelevancy. The latest chatter about this started late last week with ...
- April 06, 2011
Rather than dread the emergence of cloud computing, such as Microsoft’s still-in-beta Office 365, IT managers should learn new skills to complement these services.
- April 01, 2011
Only a week after delivering its Exchange 2007 SP3 Update Rollup 3, Microsoft re-released the product to correct a critical flaw.
- March 09, 2011
For a recent article on Opalis and third-party integration, I spoke with Microsoft director Robert Reynolds to learn about the company’s strategy for the automation technology going forward. The ...
- March 09, 2011
The latest Exchange Server 2010 and Exchange 2007 SP3 update rollup hits on OWA error messages and DAG headaches, among other things.