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Save millions, don't renew Microsoft Enterprise Agreements

Renewing contracts for bulk licensing of Microsoft products may be costing businesses millions of dollars for products and services they likely won't need before the contracts run out, says an expert who helps customers negotiate the agreements.

Written by Tim Greene08 Jan. 14 12:20

What's Microsoft going to look like after Ballmer?

Like a juggler walking away with dozens of objects suspended in the air, Steve Ballmer is leaving his successor at Microsoft not only a tough act to follow but an even tougher act to continue.

Written by Tim Greene23 Dec. 13 15:58

What Microsoft did right and wrong in 2013

Nobody bats a thousand, and Microsoft is no different. Here's a quick look at five things Microsoft did right in 2013 and five it did wrong.

Written by Tim Greene18 Dec. 13 12:10

10 things you didn't know about Windows 1.0

Many say Windows turned 30 this year, but it was actually 28 years ago this week that the first commercial version of Microsoft's signature operating system shipped.

Written by Tim Greene21 Nov. 13 18:10

Windows 8 Enterprise holds bag of goodies

The enterprise version of Windows 8 will include a list of exclusive features, among them a desktop that is bootable from a USB stick, a standby VPN, a caching tool to boost branch-office download performance and upgraded virtual desktop client.

Written by Tim Greene20 April 12 01:28

'Open this malware or I'll sue you'

The latest social engineering trick to get victims to open malicious email attachments accuses them of being spammers and threatens to sue them if they don't stop.

Written by Tim Greene21 Sept. 11 22:00

Spam is at a two-year high

Spam - particularly the kind with malicious attachments - is exploding, reaching a two-year high overall, which includes the spike last fall just before the SpamIt operation folded its doors, a security firm says.

Written by Tim Greene17 Aug. 11 22:00

How to manage your multivendor firewalls like a pro

Auditing firewalls to keep regulators happy and tracking rule changes - especially for businesses buying firewalls from multiple vendors - is a burden that a variety of third-party software can lighten dramatically.

Written by Tim Greene28 Dec. 07 07:40