In-Depth Features


Spring Cleaning for AD

Spring is here, and it's time to clean up some of the dark corners of your Active Directory forest.

Management Leaps Ahead

With its improved console, easier reporting and service-oriented health checks, SCOM 2007 is a welcome improvement over MOM 2005.

The New Face of User Groups

Even with the Web and IM, professional-level IT user groups are just as vibrant and important as ever.

Always There for You

Hardware and software products use different approaches to high availability.

The Redmond Reader Survey

Readers reflect mixed emotions on Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, virtualization and the corporate juggernaut that is Microsoft.

Always Open for Business

Follow these best practices to help ensure high availability for your mission-critical applications.

TechMentor 2008 Preview: The New Group Policy Preferences

Derek Melber shows how you can eliminate logon scripts, become more secure and even save money with the new Group Policy Preferences in Vista and Windows Server 2008.

Trustworthy Computing: Examining Trust

Microsoft's Trustworthy Academic Advisory Board has been keeping tabs on security issues -- external as well as internal -- that continue to challenge Microsoft's developers. Here's a peek into the board, which marks five years on watch.

Perfecting Project Management

Whether on-site or hosted, today's project-management software can help you get a handle on day-to-day administration.

Can MicroHoo Take On Google?

The time may be right for Redmond's acquisition, but there are planty of obstacles littering the road to a smooth technical merging of Microsoft and Yahoo.

Microsoft Office PerformancePoint Server 2007: BI Worth the Price?

At first glance, Redmond's new server looks like a solid solution for business intelligence.

The Windows Firewall: You Can Turn It on Now

Too intimidated to enable your Windows XP and Windows Vista Firewall? Be afraid no more.

Build an IT Structure for Compliance

Any of these solutions can help ensure that you're following organizational policies or regulatory requirements.

Windows Server 2008: Taking a Closer Look

Virtualization and configurability in Microsoft's new server OS present enterprise IT shops with both challenges and opportunities.

Laying the Groundwork for Microsoft SQL Server 2008

Redmond's new database server is a complex product often running mission-critical apps. You can't afford to not get it right.

Searching for an Answer in the Enterprise

As the clamor from IT shops for better internal search grows louder, competition among vendors both large and small gets hotter.

Windows Server 2008: So Far, So Good

Enhanced administration, security, IIS updates and virtualization promise to make moving to Microsoft's new server OS worthwhile.

Exchange Servers: Highly Available and Happy

With Service Pack 1 out, admins should know that there are a few tricks to updating clustered Exchange 2007 servers the right way. Here's a guide.

What's In Store for Storage 2008

Disaster recovery tends to become a focus during any period of economic uncertainty -- and 2008 will deliver uncertainty in spades if market pundits are correct.

On The Server Side of Terminal Services

Windows Server 2008 is just a month away and one can't-miss feature is Terminal Services. In this second of three parts, we look at the Server Manager makes managing TS a breeze.

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