Don't let the cloud become your next data prison

Don't let the cloud become your next data prison

Data portability is your key to keeping vendor lock-in from following you into the cloud

03/04/15

Now Office 365 lets you retain deleted emails longer

Now Office 365 lets you retain deleted emails longer

Many admins were confused when Microsoft announced new policy settings, but the result is greater consistency

02/25/15

 Global privacy standards mean nothing until governments step up

Global privacy standards mean nothing until governments step up

Governments have secret, often contradictory policies on what private information they can access, so no independent standard can deliver what it says

02/18/15

Lazy training puts your company at risk

Lazy training puts your company at risk

Few companies take training seriously, and as a result their employees are not as smart or productive as they should be

02/11/15

Microsoft HoloLens puts the 'real' in virtual reality

Microsoft HoloLens puts the 'real' in virtual reality

Enterprise benefits of Microsoft's mixed-reality headset may not be apparent, but there are plenty

02/04/15

The 3 most compelling updates in Windows Server 10

The 3 most compelling updates in Windows Server 10

For the data center, expect useful improvements in Hyper-V, storage management, and PowerShell

01/21/15

Microsoft is primed for a comeback in 2015

Microsoft is primed for a comeback in 2015

In the cloud and on premises, Microsoft's deluge of product revisions is sure to please the whole gamut of users

01/14/15

Prevent phishing attacks with OpenDNS, 'Minority Report'-style

Prevent phishing attacks with OpenDNS, 'Minority Report'-style

The use of big data analytics means potential threats can be blocked before your traditional malware defenses even know they exist

01/07/15

Free geek gift! Download the 'Conversational Geek' e-book

Free geek gift! Download the 'Conversational Geek' e-book

With this easy-to-read overview of geekdom, anyone can get up to speed fast and become conversational in geek

12/24/14

Hey Microsoft, why limit Exchange Online filtering services?

Hey Microsoft, why limit Exchange Online filtering services?

A warning to never daisy-chain services is bad advice meant to avoid a Microsoft product's weakness; there are better options you can use

12/18/14

Think different: 5 cool geek gift ideas

Think different: 5 cool geek gift ideas

Good for the holidays or any time of year, these off-the-beaten-path items will stand out

12/10/14

The 5 themes you hear in an Azure outage

The 5 themes you hear in an Azure outage

Whether it brings knee-jerk outrage or Manic Pixie Dream Girl positive spin, the truth is that the cloud is still maturing

12/04/14

Dumping Microsoft Office for Google Apps? Test them first

Dumping Microsoft Office for Google Apps? Test them first

At first glance, Google Apps is attractive in its simplicity and low cost. But dig deeper to see if you're getting what you expect

11/26/14

That 'paper MSCE' holds more value than you might think

That 'paper MSCE' holds more value than you might think

A multiple-choice test can't show who's good at real admin work, but it can show who understands the product well enough to invest in

11/19/14

Office for iOS is a slap in the face for Windows Phone users

Office for iOS is a slap in the face for Windows Phone users

iPad, iPhone, and Android users get the excellent Office suite well before Windows Phone users do -- and that's not fair

11/12/14

Microsoft may finally have its one-stop collaboration tool

Microsoft may finally have its one-stop collaboration tool

Microsoft’s evolving Groups feature aims to improve collaboration, likely at the expense of similar Office 365 options

11/05/14

Azure expands, while security, storage, APIs lift Office 365

Azure expands, while security, storage, APIs lift Office 365

Microsoft uncaps Office 365 storage, adds APIs, increases security, and boosts Azure's capabilities

10/29/14

A cold wind is blowing through Microsoft

A cold wind is blowing through Microsoft

The winds of change are pushing the Microsoft ecosystem further into the cloud -- don't let your career get blown off course

10/15/14

Office 365: The three latest new features you should know

Office 365: The three latest new features you should know

Microsoft's "most strategic API" gets more enhancements, and the service gets better pricing for small businesses

10/08/14

Take a leap of faith -- Windows 10 deserves it

Take a leap of faith -- Windows 10 deserves it

The first glimpse of Windows 10 may be enough to make you believe in Microsoft again

10/01/14

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