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Just How Much Is Riding on Windows 7 For Microsoft?

In a word, Windows 7 means "everything" for Microsoft's future. We can all talk about the insane number of SharePoint licenses sold, how well Windows Server 2008 has been put together, Bing's surprising rise in the search market, and...

SharePoint - Your Next (Current) Business App Platform

SharePoint. $1.3B revenue rate. 130 million user base. Even if you doubt the user and license counts (though not everyone thinks they are inflated) , SharePoint is a very successful product. If there's a success at Microsoft, it's...

A Better Windows World Makes the Top 200 Tech Blog's....Again

Just when I believe it cannot get better than it is...it does. For the second year running "A Better Windows World" has made the Top 200 Tech Blogs: The Datamation 2009 List. It has been great to be able to share with my readers...

Enter to win a Microsoft training course worth $2,995

Microsoft Subnet welcomes Global Knowledge Training as a contributor to Microsoft Subnet. In honor of this partnership, Global Knowledge is offering a free Microsoft training course worth up to $2,995 from to be given away to one...

September giveaways from Microsoft Subnet and Cisco Subnet

Win free Cisco Press booksWe have 15 copies to give away of Interconnecting Data Centers Using VPLS by Nash Darukhanawalla and Patrice Bellagamba. Deadline for entries is September 30, 2009. Plus, read Nash Darukhanawalla's ...

Six reasons why Microsoft struggles with innovation

When I think of Exchange 2010 and its hybrid approach to cloud computing, it reminds me that Microsoft can be innovative. With Exchange 2010, users can keep some e-mail accounts on premises while sending others to the cloud. It...

Podcast: Essential Steps For Securing Hyper-V

During this week's Converging on Microsoft podcast interview with Mike Schutz, Director of Product Management for the Microsoft Windows Server Division, we discuss the relevant steps necessary to secure servers running Hyper-V....

SharePoint Grabs Attention of The New York Times

You know something's hot when non-tech publications talk about a product technology like Microsoft SharePoint. Ashlee Vance of the New York Times has an article talking about SharePoint's success even with our downed economy. It's...

Microsoft GPL Linux Drivers First Legit Open Source Contribution

While Microsoft has made some prior moves to be more friendly towards open source (albeit slightly more friendly), Microsoft's GPLv2 contribution of Linux drivers will be seen as the first legitimate Microsoft move by the Linux open...

The New Features of Windows Server 2008 that All MCITP’s Should Study

It would be stating the obvious to say that the MCITP is harder than the MCSE; it is by a long shot. But what I found when I upgraded is that it is deceptively so. Here are the major changes in Windows Server 2008 that will help you...

Apple's Window To Gain PC Market Share Is Narrowing

My recent blog post about the new Apple OS X Snow Leopard release not being enough to “beat” Windows 7 sparked quite a response from many Apple users. I understand that, when users are passionate about a product, brand and/or a...

WS2008 R2 to be available Oct. 22, too

Some days, we feel sorry for the Windows Server developers for living in the shadow of Windows 7. Windows Server 2008 R2 will be available on the same day as Windows 7. This is smart on Microsoft's part given how closely linked the...

Is Free SharePoint In Your Future? Surprise! It's Already Here

With the recession, all of us are looking for ways to save dollars on software costs. Tools like SharePoint are not only a great collaboration and productivity tool for users, it can also be a very low cost alternative to developing...

Enter to win a Microsoft Active Directory book

In conjunction with Pearson Education, Microsoft Subnet is giving away 15 copies of the hot title "Microsoft Active Directory Domain Services 2008 How-To" by John Policelli (a $39.99 value). Deadline for entries is June 30, 2009.

Enter to win one of 15 copies of the book Windows Server 2008 How-To

In conjunction with Pearson Education, Microsoft Subnet is giving away 15 copies of the hot title "Windows Server 2008 How-To." Deadline for entries is September 30, 2009.

New tool manages Windows Server remotely from Win7

Microsoft today released its Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 Release Candidate (RC). According to Microsoft, the tools let IT administrators manage roles and features on Windows Server 2008 R2 (and, for some ...

Microsoft aligning management, clouds

Microsoft last week shared the latest on its ambitious cloud computing management, though customers and analysts say they still have plenty of questions on issues such as timing and security.

Windows 7 RC1 and Vista SP2 – Two Drastically Different Release Paradigms

I’ve been really struck over the past few days by the difference in approaches between the Windows 7 RC1 and Vista SP2 releases. Windows 7 beta and RC1 have been handled much like the new Obama administration, emphasizing...

Back to the Future?

I got to thinking today about the mainframe and minicomputer environments that I worked with in college and in my first few years as a practicing IT consultant. And it occurred to me that maybe that model is not such a bad one....

Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 Bring Us DNSSEC. Will We Use It?

Network security always seems to be driven by the latest "thing", whether that be a virus or a bot like conficker, or a technology like NAC (Network Access Control) that was in vogue was for several years. Security is hot technology...

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