Microsoft’s ‘Aurora’ small business server overview

Microsoft has been paying more attention lately to the small business audience, as well as the cloud. With the "Aurora" Small Business Server (SBS)--officially named Small Business Server 2011 Essentials, Microsoft delivers a

Published on: December 14th, 2010 Tony Bradley

15 free, must-have Windows downloads

If you haven't looked at the Windows utilities landscape lately, you're in for a big surprise. Many of the old favorites have changed, bringing new features to Windows 7, as well as XP.

Published on: December 3rd, 2010 Woody Leonhard

Office 365 beta shows promise but lacks polish

The more Google's Web-based services encroach on Microsoft's traditional markets, the more Microsoft seems determined to bring the fight to Google's home turf by offering online services of its own. Redmond's first stab

Published on: November 25th, 2010 Neil McAllister

How to set up a remote desktop connection via your iPad – for free

The iPad is a lot of fun for playing games, watching videos and browsing the Web. But if you're going to justify that shiny tablet as a business expense, you'll need the ability

Published on: November 24th, 2010 Brian Jackson

How to increase your Windows system restore points

Lee asked the Answer Line forum how to increase the number of Windows System Restore points. Windows' built-in system backup program, System Restore, allows you to revert Windows and your applications back to

Published on: November 9th, 2010 Lincoln Spector

Mac users guide: make the switch to Outlook 2011

If you've already upgraded to Microsoft Office 2011 from an earlier edition--or are considering doing so--you probably know that e-mail, calendars, and contacts are now handled by a new application called Outlook (

Published on: November 2nd, 2010 Joe Kissell

Cure a Windows infection using Linux

If you use Linux on your company's desktop or server computers, you're already familiar with many of the security advantages the open source operating system offers over its Windows and Mac rivals. What

Published on: October 26th, 2010 Katherine Noyes

Top five errors made by Linux first-timers

With the arrival of Ubuntu 10.10, the list of reasons to try Linux for your business just got a little longer. The free and open source operating system is now more user-friendly than

Published on: October 15th, 2010 Katherine Noyes

Microsoft defends complex software licensing structure

Acknowledging that some customers have taken issue with Microsoft's software licensing policies, a Microsoft official defended the company's actions Tuesday afternoon and stressed the complexities of the situation.Microsoft has developed multiple licensing programs,

Published on: October 14th, 2010 Paul Krill

Why Windows is bad for business

Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT ) CEO Steve Ballmer is highly skilled at being "a little cocky" as he trumpets the global desktop dominance of his company's Windows operating system. "Ninety-five percent of the

Published on: October 12th, 2010 Katherine Noyes

‘Incredibly complex’ worm could soon threaten business computers

If you think malware is a serious problem today, just wait for the Stuxnet worm to get busy.Developed and launched by parties unknown, the Stuxnet worm has been described as "a precision, military-grade

Published on: September 30th, 2010 Mark Gibbs

How to save over $2,000 on productivity software

Giant software companies like Microsoft have gotten where they are today by charging high prices for their products, and many enterprise users simply accept those costs as part of doing business. Times have

Published on: September 28th, 2010 Katherine Noyes

Apple iOS becomes third most-popular platform on the Internet

Apple's iOS mobile operating system is now the third-most popular platform on the Internet, with a share nearly six times larger thanAndroid's, a Web measurement company said Wednesday.Collectively the devices that run iOS

Published on: September 3rd, 2010 Gregg Keizer

6 useful wonderful Wi-Fi tools for Windows

We live in a mobile world; if you have a laptop (and who doesn't?), that means constantly connecting to the Internet via Wi-Fi. You most likely use Wi-Fi not just when you're on

Published on: September 2nd, 2010 Preston Gralla