TechNet Magazine: December 2011

hh641409(v=msdn.10).md Editor’s Note: Get the Max

By Lafe Low

Do more with less—this phrase has evolved from an impassioned mantra to a full-on mandate. As budgets and staff levels remain stagnant or shrink, it’s more than ever incumbent upon IT to step up and get the absolute maximum value out of your IT investments. When it comes to getting the most out of Windows 7, you have a handful of tools at your disposal.
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Watch What You Say

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