Oliver Rist

Articles by Oliver Rist

FEATURE: Is OpenStack the new Linux?

Or is this open source 'cloud operating system' just a launching pad for a million new cloud businesses? Either way, the excitement is contagious

A hard look at Microsoft’s Office Communications Server 2007

An exhaustive test of OCS and Exchange Server shows the new unified communications platform is a "breakout" system

Microsoft RoundTable packs a lot of punch

Those with roughly an extra US$3,000 and a common scenario including a few outside teleworkers routinely calling into meetings will be quite interested in Microsoft's RoundTable

The skinny on Microsoft’s thin client OSes

Writing technology articles for a living can occasionally be so frustrating that you want to take a bone saw to your skull. Take Microsoft, for example: Several trips to the campus followed by several phone calls asking for some kind of comment on the company's "utility computing" strategy and yet no one even hints to me about Eiger or M

MOM nutures Windows servers’ needs

Testing management products like Microsoft (Corp.) Operations Manager 2005 is always a tricky process since traditional performance isn’t nearly as important as day-to-day management...

You have nothing to fear from Office 2003 SP1

It feels like Jaws. You've downloaded another marquee service pack from somewhere deep in Washington state. You wiped the sweat off your brow, calmed your breathing, and

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