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Server Core: Windows Without Windows

The new Server Core is a stripped-down, rock-solid version of Longhorn.

IT Gone Bad

Spying, blackmailing and thievery -- are there criminals in your IT shop?

Virtual Server Has Real Fans

Now that it's free and has "official" Linux support, users find Virtual Server 2005 R2 a more compelling option.

11th Annual Salary Survey -- In the Money

Salaries have gone up for the third time in as many years, according to the 11th annual survey of compensation and benefits. So, are you getting what you deserve?

Cyberspace Battle Royale: Google vs. Microsoft

We put these rivals' tools to the test in a win, lose or draw contest. The overall winner just might surprise you.

Cover Your Assets

Get a grip on your networked assets with the right asset management tool.

The Attacker's Advantage

With Novell emerging as a Linux powerhouse, CEO Ron Hovsepian sets his sites on Microsoft.

Robert C. Martin on Real-World Agile for .NET Developers

An interview with a leading proponent of Agile software development practices.

Back to Basics Quiz

Are you the master of your Windows domain?

MSRC: Emergency Response, Microsoft Style

When malware strikes Microsoft code, Stephen Toulouse and the MSRC team rush in to extinguish the fire.

Going to the Bench: Can Redmond's Backups Keep 'Em in the Game?

New management team must fill the void left by Gates.

To Serve and to Virtualize

Virtualization on the server side can add up to big savings in hardware costs.

Second Time Around

Windows Server 2003 R2 and the new DFS.

What Were They Thinking?

An HP hardware troubleshooting guru shares some of the worst snafus he's experienced so you can learn from them.

High Anxiety: Microsoft Tech Support Survey

How does the world's No. 1 software company deal with you when something goes wrong? Our readers speak out.

Beta Blowout

A three-headed beta release lights the fuse on Office, Windows and Longhorn Server.

Tour de SQL Finale, Part IV: Replication

Our final sprint to the finish line stretches over replication: its limitations, high availability and the many improvements since the last version.

Living in a Virtual World

Virtualization is here to stay, so make sure you're using the right tool.

The 800-Pound Code Gorilla

Visual Studio 2005 is packed with features, but is it too much?

Integrate an LDAP Server Into Your System

Distinguished Names (DNs) are one of the least-understood LDAP server components. Get an introduction to them, and see how a virtual directory can help with DN management.

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