By Lafe Low
Top 10 Virtualization Best PracticesBy Wes MillerAs virtualization continues to mature as a technology, so too are best practices for its application. If your virtual infrastructure is falling short, take a run down this checklist.
Special Report: IT Salary SurveyBy Michael DomingoIn the 15th year of Redmond magazine’s annual salary survey, IT salaries generally remained flat. Some respondents got raises—giving rise to optimism about salaries next year.
Silverlight Development: Build Your Business Apps on SilverlightBy Gill Cleeren and Kevin DockxSilverlight has matured into a solid platform for developing and deploying line-of-business applications.
Troubleshooting 201: Ask the Right QuestionsBy Stephanie KriegerEffective troubleshooting is a multifaceted exercise in diagnosis and deliberation, analysis and action.
IT Management Managing IT in a Recession—Tips for SurvivalBy Romi Mahajan
Being an IT manager in this ever-changing world of technology and business is hard enough. Throw in a flaky economy and it’s downright perilous. Here’s how to survive.
Windows PowerShell: Cereal or Serial?By Don Jones
Serializing can help when exporting or retrieving objects with Windows PowerShell.
Utility Spotlight: Create Your Own Online CoursesBy Lance Witney
Take control of your internal training programs, and develop your own custom courseware with the Microsoft Learning Content Development System.
Geek of All Trades: Automatically Deploying Microsoft Office 2010 with Free ToolsBy Greg Shields
You can’t avoid Office 2010, but you can find other ways to automate installation with any of these free tools.
SQL Q & A Maintaining Logs and IndexesBy Paul S. Randal
Some of the key ways to keeping SQL Server running efficiently are preserving log backups and properly maintaining indexes.
Windows Confidential: History—the Long Way ThroughBy Raymond Chen
Join our Windows Confidential columnist for a decidedly roundabout tour of all the directories with the word “system” in their name.
Toolbox: New Products for IT ProfessionalsBy Greg Steen
This month’s tools include a free RAM disk emulator and a top-notch synchronization tool.