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SOPA Fight Grows | Microsoft Makes Cloud Move on VMware

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  Wednesday, Jan 18, 2012
Between The Lines ColumnistMicrosoft Makes Cloud Management Move On VMware
By Charles Babcock
New System Center suite, due in first half of 2012, centrally manages Windows Server in the data center plus future workloads in private clouds and Windows Azure public cloud.

Microsoft System Center 2012's Private Cloud Power, Explained
Microsoft Simplifies System Center 2012 License Fees

Google, Mozilla, Wikipedia Fight SOPA Piracy Bill
Blacked-out websites and calls-to-action appear across the Web to protest proposed SOPA and PIPA anti-piracy bills.

Top 10 PCI Compliance Mistakes
Configuration mistakes, access control gaffes, and scoping issues top the list of common PCI errors.

iPad 3 May Be Coming as Soon as March
The next generation of the iPad could be here in a matter of months and sport features to court content creators.

Biggest Storage Trend of 2012
Performance management skills--in both software and IT professionals--promises to be the biggest storage story this year.

How Facebook Took Down Koobface Malware
Aggressive campaign by the social network to kill the pesky malware included taking down its command-and-control server.

Polycom Offers Wholesale Video-As-A-Service
Videoconferencing vendor also touts integration with IBM UC products at Lotusphere conference.

Amazon Unveils Windows Server Free Trial
Amazon EC2 trial program opens up to software from Microsoft, as battle of cloud platforms heats up.

Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves. -- Abraham Lincoln


Polycom Offers Wholesale Video-As-A-Service
Amazon Unveils Windows Server Free Trial
IT Pro Impact: Windows Developer Road Map
An Insider Threat Reality check
Microsoft Makes Cloud Management Move On VMware
Maximize ROI with Database Consolidation onto Private Clouds
We're Accepting Nominations For The InformationWeek 500

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THIS EDITION: Secure Mobile Apps
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IT Pro Impact: Windows Developer Road Map
Ready to catch the Metro? Windows 8 is a major shift, with features borrowed from desktop gadgets and mobile devices, and it brings a slew of new paradigms for developers. Here's what you need to know.
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Research: Physical and Logical Security Convergence
As employees become more dispersed, physical security measures need to evolve and merge with logical controls. But our trending shows a stunning dearth of innovation and investment in technologies, as well as a lack of integration with SEIM systems. In this report, we'll shed light on this often overlooked but important part of any security posture.
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An Insider Threat Reality check
Heightened concern that users could inadvertently expose or leak -- or purposely steal -- an organization's sensitive data has spurred debate over the proper technology and training to protect the crown jewels. In this special retrospective of recent news coverage, Dark Reading takes a look at how organizations are handling the threat -- and what users are really up to.
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Storage Options for Microsoft Exchange 2010

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Microsoft Makes Cloud Management Move On VMware
New System Center suite, due in first half of 2012, centrally manages Windows Server in the data center plus future workloads in private clouds and Windows Azure public cloud. Can features, licensing tweaks lure VMware users?

Can Anonymous Cripple Critical U.S. Infrastructure?
Homeland Security says Anonymous can cause DDoS attacks, but says chance of attack on scale of Stuxnet is slim.

9 Mobile Health Apps Worth A Closer Look
There's no doubt: Clinicians love their mobile devices. Among many new health apps, here are 9 that healthcare professionals and their patients should investigate.

Windows 8 Visual Tour: Microsoft's New Desktop
Microsoft this week gave developers the first in-depth look at Windows 8--the operating system that could finally make it a player in the tablet market. Take a look at key elements.

Zappos Hack Exposes Passwords
Zappos tells 24 million customers to change passwords; special password-reset website was unavailable to non-U.S. customers.


CES 2012 Gadget Wrap-Up: Cool To Crazy
The Consumer Electronics Show offers thousands of products, from the sublime to the bizarre. Check out some of the more notable entries of 2012.   View Now

CES 2012: Peek At TV's Future
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Lytro Camera Captures Light Field, Imagination
The much-hyped Lytro camera captures the entire light field, allowing photographers take picutres that can be refocused after the fact. We get a demonstration of the camera and its compelling capabilities at CES.   Watch

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PowerTrekk Fuel Cell: Water To Charge Your iPhone



Maximize ROI with Database Consolidation onto Private Clouds
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