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Tony is principal analyst with the Bradley Strategy Group, providing analysis and insight on tech trends. He is a prolific writer on a range of technology topics, has authored a number of books, and is a frequent speaker at industry events.

It’s a New (Virtual) World with Windows Server 2012 R2

Microsoft included a number of features and improvements for managing virtual servers in Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview.

video and voice streaming

Break the Bottleneck: Smooth out your business’s voice and video streaming with QoS

Prioritize your network traffic to ensure consistent quality.

Evernote goes head-to-head with OneNote with new features

Evernote is updating its iOS, Android and Windows apps in a direct challenge to its biggest competitor.

Microsoft Surface in Palo Alto

Surface RT can help small businesses reduce IT costs

It’s not for everyone, but at $350 Microsoft's tablet could be used as a primary PC for many users

OneNote MX update makes app more business friendly

The Windows 8 app can now connect to Office 365 accounts.

Surface RT price still misses the sweet spot for business

Microsoft slashed the price of the Surface RT, but it's still not enough to make the tablet attractive for businesses.

July's Patch Tuesday fixes 6 critical Microsoft flaws

Along with rolling out seven new security bulletins for Patch Tuesday, Microsoft also introduced a new policy giving developers 180 days to fix bugs.

Microsoft tweaks OneNote to make it an even stronger cross-platform business tool

Microsoft has enhanced OneNote across the board, and rolled out updated iPhone, iPad, and Android apps to make it a more powerful tool for business users.

Passwords aren’t dying any time soon. Here's how to manage them effectively.

If you rely on passwords to protect your online identity, you should use a tool to help you remember and use them securely.

BlackBerry can rise from the ashes as a leader in MDM

BlackBerry's earnings failed to meet Wall Street expectations in a quarter that should have marked its return to glory. But there is a silver lining in the news.

Windows 8.1 also has a few business-oriented tricks up its sleeve

Microsoft focused much of its Build conference keynote on Windows 8.1; meanwhile, the company dug deeper into Windows 8.1's business-oriented features at TechEd Europe.

privacy

Facebook breach highlights data security's "weakest link" syndrome

Facebook disclosed that sensitive data from as many as six million user accounts was exposed thanks to a year-long glitch.

Microsoft is the big winner in new Oracle cloud partnership

Microsoft and Oracle formed an unlikely—but logical—partnership to deliver cloud services, which benefits Microsoft, Oracle, and customers of both tech giants.

Fake AV and ransomware: Coming soon to an Android device near you

Symantec has uncovered a new Android threat you might recognize from PC malware--fake antivirus and ransom ware attacks.

Encryption can’t protect your data while you’re logged in

If you don't use a password to unlock your computer, smartphone, or tablet, most encryption software won't protect your private or proprietary data if the device is lost or stolen.