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Microsoft Free VoIP App

With little fanfare, Microsoft last week revealed it would release a free VoIP app that will let Office users to make free calls on Wi-Fi phones running Windows Mobile software. If I were a mobile operator, I’d be kissing billions of revenue good-bye right now. Read More . . .

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Windows Bumps Unix as Top Server OS

Windows narrowly bumped Unix in 2005 to claim the top spot in server sales for the first time, according to a new report from IDC. Computer makers sold $17.7 billion worth of Windows servers worldwide in 2005 compared with $17.5 billion in Unix servers, IDC analyst Matthew Eastwood said of the firm’s latest Server Tracker market share report. “It’s the first time Unix was not top overall since before the Tracker started in 1996.” Read More . . .

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3GSM 2006: Microsoft Press Conference

Press conference of Microsoft at 3GSM is the most important yearly press conference of mobile division of Microsoft – it takes place each year at 3GSM and it summarizes current situation of Windows Mobile phones and Microsoft’s involvement in mobile phone industry and it also sets the tone for the coming year. Read More . . .

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Displaying Microsoft CRM Business Data in SharePoint Web Parts

Learn how to build portals and dashboards in SharePoint sites by using Web Parts that display Microsoft CRM data. This article accompanies a sample Visual Studio .NET solution that contains sample Web Parts for a Customer Service Portal. This article includes information about how to install and use Web Parts, and explains how to retrieve and display Microsoft CRM data in Web Parts.

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Remote Access VPN and a Twist on the Dangers of Split Tunneling

If you ever want to get a rise out of your ISA firewall VPN administrator, try asking him how you enable split tunneling for your remote access VPN client connections. Split tunneling is a major security risk for any organization that deploys any type of VPN server enabling users VPN remote access to the corporate network. All firewall and security administrators know of the dangers of split tunneling and do whatever they can to prevent this from happening. Read More . . .

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