Reviews


Network Automation Simplified

AutoMate BPA Server 7.1 provides an effective way to automate many of the routine tasks of network administration.

Enrich Your E-Mail

Pixetell brings voice, video and screencast capability to your e-mail in an intuitive, easy-to-use package.

Office 2010: Is It Worth an Upgrade?

Microsoft will release the next version of its stalwart Office suite next year. Will it bring enough to the table to warrant upgrading?

Kaseya Virtual System Administrator

Kaseya's management system is a little inconsistent, but is useful for some administrators and should get better with further work.

VMware vSphere: Evolutionary or Revolutionary?

The new virtualization suite expands upon previous Virtual Infrastructure capabilities and adds some new showstoppers.

Microsoft's System Center Suite

An in-depth review of each System Center component shows the overall product is more like a collection of similar applications than a suite.

EBS 2008: Midsize Server Hits Midsize Mark

New, all-in-one tool handles core-computing chores without fuss.

Repairs Made Easy

Reimage's PC Repair will likely prove more useful at home than at work, but it does offer some powerful analysis and repair capabilities.

Encrypt Your Drives and Protect Your Data

Microsoft, Check Point and McAfee provide three whole-disk encryption options; we examine each and choose the best of the bunch.

Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2

The update to Office Communications Server doesn't offer a lot of new features, but it could come in handy in certain organizations.

Free VM Discovery

Embotics' V-Scout ends the days of tracking your virtual machines via spreadsheet.

DR in a Box

PlateSpin Forge offers peace of mind at a reasonable price.

3 Exchange Server Add-ons You Don't Want to Miss

Mimosa, Quest and CA provide functionality that Microsoft hasn't added yet.

Microsoft's VMM 2008: Does It Pass the 'Good Enough' Test?

Redmond's virtualization management tool doesn't have all the bells and whistles that VMware's vCenter has. But it doesn't have the same hefty price tag, either.

Test-Driving VMware's ThinApp

The Application Sync and Application Link features combined with an easy-to-follow interface make ThinApp a winner for both VMware and its customers.

OpenOffice.org 3: Free and Easy

Now 15 years old, the open source productivity suite is still gaining fans and improving compatibility with its chief rival, Microsoft Office. Readers weigh in on version 3 of the suite.

Highly Available Exchange 2007

Service Pack 1 brings high-availability enhancements and added capabilities.

Chrome Might Get You Home

Google's new beta browser shows promise, but needs lots of filling out.

Capacity-Planning Tools

There are products that can help you with planning for your virtualization environment, but there's no one-size-fits-all solution.

Define Projects Without Pain

Projects live or die with requirements, but Optimal Trace tosses them a lifeline.

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