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Julie is also author of Building an Extranet (Wiley, 1997).

Microsoft: 5 Smart and 5 Dumb Moves the Company Made in 2011

Love it or hate it, Microsoft is a company that brings out strong emotions in just about every IT professional. With 2011 over, it's time for our picks.

Companies 'Save' $2.9 Billion With Pirated Software: Study

Using illegally copied software may help users in developing countries save massive amounts of money, and Microsoft has something to say about it.

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Will IT Certs Get You Jobs and Raises? Survey Says Yes

IT certifications can mean a pay boost, but some appear to be more valuable than others.

7 Software Makers to Bring Integrated, Cheaper Add-ons to Google Apps

Seven ISVs have formed a consortium to integrate their Google Apps add-on products and offer discounted bundles, outside of Google's control.

Microsoft Posts a Fix for Duqu Zero-Day Trojan

A Security Advisory message describes how to manually patch a system to thwart the latest malware threat.

Microsoft's Bing Mobile App Ships for IPhone, Android--Not Windows Phone

Microsoft rolls out a new mobile app for Bing built with HTML5 and available first only to iPhone and Android users. Is Microsoft switching away from its homegrown platforms?

Microsoft Office 365 vs. Google Apps for Business

Cloud-based office services compete on features, security, support fronts.