Julie Bort

Julie is also author of Building an Extranet (Wiley, 1997).

Winner of free SharePoint training (you can still claim your free training, too)

Our November contest has closed and this YouTube video will reveal the winner of the big prize, free SharePoint training a $2,375 value This means the December contest has begun! Webucator will be awarding another lucky reader free...

Network World's 2011 Gift Guide: Indiana Shaw and the Office of Doom

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are over, but there's still plenty of time left in the 2011 Holiday shopping season. Need some ideas? Here's a lighthearted look at the Keith Shaw's picks for his annual Cool Tools Holiday Guide ... with

Come see me, Jeff Doyle, Scott Hogg, ARIN's John Curran at Network World's IPv6 event in New York

Please mark your calendars for December 13 in New York for an awesome Network World event lead by world-class experts Jeff Doyle and Scott Hogg. I'll be there, too. Plus, we've lined up other big names in the IPv6 world including...

Should Steve Ballmer Go as CEO?

The following is a guest blog by freelance editor and self-confessed keyboard geek Marco Chiappetta: At Microsoft's annual shareholder meeting, which took place this past week at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue, Washington, Steve...

Study: Companies using pirated software 'save' $2.9B

Pirated software saves its users in developing countries more than $2.9 billion annually. So finds a study of manufacturers in Latin America, Central and Eastern Europe and Asia-Pacific commissioned by Microsoft.

Got a spare $8,400? The Microsoft Surface 2.0 is for you

What a bargain! Microsoft will be releasing its second version of its touchscreen table,the Microsoft Surface 2.0, for pre-order in 23 countries in 2012. And it has reduced the price to a mere $8,400. When Microsoft first introduced...

OpenSUSE 12.1 bulks up on features for cloud, servers, desktops

The OpenSUSE project has released its next stable version, a.k.a OpenSUSE 12.1. It includes the Linux kernel 3.1, tons of enhancements for use with public and private clouds and the cool new Tumbleweed tool, a project conceived...

Gartner: Windows Phone sales plummet while Android sales triple

Microsoft is losing what little ground it had in the smartphone market, according to the latest stats from Gartner. Ever hear of Bada? And yet that smartphone OS from Samsung sold more units and owns more of the overall worldwide...

VMware and Google on an acquisition frenzy in 2011

While the world has been distracted by HP's baffling $10.2 billion purchase of Autonomy and Microsoft's surprising $9 billion buy of Skype, EMC/VMware and Google have been snapping up dozens of software companies throughout 2011.

Microsoft has no plans to fix months old Office 2010/WP7 sync bug

Windows Phone 7 won't sync with the 64-bit version of Office 2010. And Microsoft has no plans to fix that, the company says. The problem has been known for months and documented in a Microsoft support article, KB 980513 posted...

Will IT certs get you jobs and raises? Survey says yes

Sixty percent of IT professionals surveyed say a certification led to a new job, and half say it gave a salary boost. But some certs are more valuable than others.

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