J. Peter BruzzeseColumnist, InfoWorld

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J. Peter Bruzzese is a five-time-awarded Microsoft MVP (current technical expertise Office 365, previous four years Exchange). He is a technical speaker and author with more than a dozen books sold internationally. He's the cofounder of ClipTraining, the creator of ConversationalGeek.com, instructor on Exchange/Office 365 video content for Pluralsight, and a consultant for a variety of companies, including Mimecast.

Windows 7 Forever! Why Windows 7 is the Next XP

Windows XP's most beloved factors are also driving Windows 7 to long-lasting stardom, even for Windows 8 adopters.

Ex-Hacker Spills Secrets of Fighting Social Engineering

Targeting your users for phishing attacks is a great way to ensure social engineering training sticks.

3 Reasons Businesses Will Like Office 2013

As the changing Microsoft environment pushes IT to Office 2013 readiness, business will discover neat capabilities.

Top 20 Windows 8 Features

Why You Should Block Facebook Access at the Office

While you're at it, get rid of Twitter, CNN, and the rest of the social networking distractions, too.

Why Facebook Access at Work Should Be Blocked

While you're at it, get rid of Twitter, CNN, and the rest of the social networking distractions, too.

Microsoft, Slow and Steady Can Win Ecosystem Race

As Microsoft works on Windows Phone, Windows 8 and Xbox, users will be pulled back into its orbit, one product at a time.

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In Your Face: Affordable Videoconferencing

Video calls shouldn't just be for iPad users. Here's a guide to today's face-to-face tools, for businesses large and small.

Why Small Businesses Should Switch from Exchange to Office 365

Get past the poorly chosen name and use this hosted service to eliminate deployment and maintenance hassles.

Windows Intune 3: The Chance to Get it Completely Right

The cloud-based Windows desktop management tool is already great for small businesses, except for one thing.

Windows 8: 7 Handy Tips and 4 Cool Tools

From getting back your Start menu to tweaking the Metro UI, here's how to play better with Windows 8.

15 Essential Open Source Tools for Windows Admins

You might imagine that the best place to go for improving your Microsoft server-side experience is to the mothership itself. But there are a meaningful number of open source tools that go above and beyond what Microsoft has to offer.

15 Essential Open Source Tools for Windows Admins

Microsoft offers great tools for enhancing your server-side experience, but open source has impressive options as well.

Virtualize Unified Messaging for Microsoft Exchange

You can formally run Microsoft's communication tools on any major vendor's VM -- as long as you observe a few key rules.

VDI Doesn't Have to Be Expensive to Deploy

Follow these optimization tricks to get the cost savings you expected from virtual desktop infrastructure in the first place