June 30, 2009

Why is Microsoft Office so hard to kill?

Apart from the popularity of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook, Office happens to be the world's most successful rapid application development platform

June 4, 2009

First look: Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1 teases

Microsoft's IDE reveals a cleaner look, IntelliSense and Designer improvements, even parallel programming support, but some promises still achingly unfulfilled

May 14, 2009

When NAC meets NAP

Complete and seamless integration across Cisco NAC, Microsoft NAP, and other network access control solutions remains a distant dream, but signs of progress emerge

May 14, 2009

Microsoft NAP: NAC for the rest of us?

NAP is a good foundation for policy-based network access control, but lacks granular controls and easy management

May 14, 2009

Napera N24: NAP made easy

Napera's plug-and-play network access control appliance brings NAP services to Windows and Mac OS X, without the use of Windows Server 2008

May 5, 2009

Windows XP Mode: The new DOS box

Microsoft takes a page out of Apple's playbook to entice Windows 7 fence-sitters, with disappointing results

April 14, 2009

First look: Exchange 2010 beta shines

Flexibility, reliability, client-side improvements, and ease of administration mark this major upgrade

March 10, 2009

Test Center preview: Windows Server 2008 R2

A better, stronger Hyper-V isn't the only reason to look closely at this wide-ranging Windows Server update

February 12, 2009

Test Center: A cure for Vista's compatibility blues

Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization taps an anemic virtualization engine to bridge the gap with legacy Windows XP and Windows 2000 applications

February 11, 2009

Endpoint security shootout: Five products compete to protect client systems

InfoWorld testing reveals key differences in platform support, security features, and reporting functions among Check Point, McAfee, Sophos, Symantec, and Trend Micro solutions

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