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Microsoft Revamps Platforms Division, Loses Kevin Johnson

Microsoft late on Wednesday announced a reorganization of its Platforms & Services Division and departure of PSD president Kevin Johnson.

IT Cost Cuts in 2008 May Be a Trend, Study Says

A first-quarter 2008 survey conducted by Computer Economics suggests a possible slowdown in IT spending and staffing lies ahead.

The Dumb Security Ideas Edition

Some real stupid events in IT security have come out of hiding and back onto your systems.

Security That Looks Good on Paper

Microsoft's Security Assessment Tool offers a comprehensive lesson in what security processes are working -- and not working -- in your systems.

Microsoft's $60B Year-End Revenue Dogged by Search Costs

Microsoft's fiscal fourth-quarter and 2008 year-end financial results were announced in a Webcast on Thursday.

Q&A: Fausto Ibarra Takes SQL Server Reins

New director of product management talks up database and hints at future technologies.

Greene Out at VMware

In a move that sent shock waves across the virtualization market, VMware's board of directors announced that Diane Greene, the company's co-founder, president and CEO, will be replaced by Paul Maritz, a 14-year veteran of Microsoft and head of EMC's Cloud Division.

Rolling Through IT Blogs

A popular meme ask how you got your start as an IT admin.

Security Certification Rules Could Shake Up IT Management

Requirements for professional security certification for IT workers in civilian agencies, now being readied by the Office of Management and Budget.

Current IT Hiring Limited to Replacing Employees

No one seems to know whether we're in the midst of a minor economic bump in the road, an economic downturn, or an all-out recession. However, if IT salaries are any indication, employers seem to be hedging their bets.

Outsourcers Turn to Multisourcing To Reduce Risk

Outsourcing "megadeals" appear to be on the wane. According to market watcher Gartner Inc., the number of reported megadeals -- contracts of $1 billion or more awarded to a single vendor -- actually declined last year. Does this mean that outsourcing itself is on the way out?

Virtualization Exam Now in Beta Testing

Exam 70-652 offers MCPs a chance to prove expertise in setting up and configuring virtual machines.

Microsoft Announces New Master-Level Cert Track

Masters series aims to fill gap between Professional series and Architect series of certifications.

2008 Worldwide Partner Conference: Houston Highlights

The Lone Star State's largest city offers plenty of extracurricular activities for attendees at this year's Worldwide Partner Conference.

Microsoft Revamps MSDN and TechNet

Microsoft late last week launched a revamped iteration of its highly trafficked resource sites for developers and IT professionals.

Microsoft Rolls Exchange Labs Into Live@edu

Microsoft's suite of online tools focused on education has been expanded to include a "hosted" Exchange service with prototype features not yet available to the public.

Microsoft To Adopt ODF, Support Other Document Formats

Microsoft Wednesday posted plans for expanding file format support in the next major revision of Office 2007.

Microsoft Launches SharePoint Deployment Planning Services

SharePoint Deployment Planning Services is available now for customers with Volume Licensing Software Assurance through partners with an SDPS certification.

Microsoft Renews Talks With Yahoo

Talks between Microsoft and Yahoo are back on the table again, but maybe not about the acquisition bid.

MCP Exam Retake Registration Ends May 31

MCP exam takers who want to participate in the program have until the end of May to register into the program and register for an exam.

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