04/01/2002

April 2002 - 54 High-Voltage Tips

Plus, many more tips online! Also in this issue: Understanding Interdomain Active Directory Access; Security a la PKI; Job-Scheduling Utilities; Biometric Security Tools


In-Depth

88 High-Voltage Tips

Become the network master of all your domains. This ultimate guide spells out new, smart ways to upgrade systems, set up services, monitor traffic, install applications and more—better, faster, cheaper.


Biometric Security Products

Wouldn't it be nice if your computer just knew you! Security Advisor's Roberta Bragg evaluates several solutions.


Job Scheduling Utilities

These three packages let you automate tasks you need to accomplish daily.


88 High-Voltage Tips (continued...)

Become the network master of all your domains. This ultimate guide spells out new, smart ways to upgrade systems, set up services, monitor traffic, install applications and more— better, faster, cheaper.


Salary Surveys

Certified Mail: April 2002

Pass/Fail causes a storm; XML; Exchange and Active Directory; salary survey unrealistic?


Book Reviews

Adaptive Training in a Box

Here’s a tool from Sybex that changes—just like the real exams


Quick Review: Good Content, Poor Organization

Exchange application guide needs a makeover


Quick Review: Too Much For 21 Days

A thorough reference manual for the ASP.NET beginner


Exam Reviews

Practical Management

This core exam for the new MCSA certification runs broad rather than deep on many of the concepts you need to understand to administer Windows 2000.


Product Reviews

MKS Code Integrity

Got coding issues? This will find them for you


AppDetective for SQL Server

Exposing holes in your SQL security


Successful Projects with MindManager

Manuals for brainstorming.


Whiteboard Photo

Translate projects from the whiteboard to computer without the expensive equipment


Total Access Analyzer 2002

The standard for documenting Access databases


Codewright

New features for the best code editor ever


eMill Enterprise

Create centralized messaging apps in a snap


Biometric Security Products: Panasonic Authenticam, Iridian PrivateID and SecureSuite

The eyes have it—affordable iris scanning from Panasonic and Iridian


Get Software Installs Under Control

Wise Package Studio provides a setup factory for the sysadmin.


Job-Scheduling Utilities: Advanced Systems Concepts ActiveBatch 3

These three packages let you automate tasks you need to accomplish daily.


Biometric Security Products: Secugen EyeD Hamster and EyeD OptiMouse

My hamster doesn't have a creaky wheel


Remote Control the Hardware Way

Key-View II really will make you feel like you’re sitting in front of the server.


Biometric Security Products: VeriVoice Security Lock

An interesting curiosity—VeriVoice saves keystrokes but doesn't enhance security


Keeping up With Your Patches

Service Pack Manager provides solid patch tracking and management


Biometric Security Products: BioPassword 4.5

Magic fingers at work


Job Scheduling Utilities: Online ToolWorks SmartBatch32

These three packages let you automate tasks you need to accomplish daily.


Job Scheduling Utilities: Opalis JobEngine 4.0

These three packages let you automate tasks you need to accomplish daily.


Call Me Certifiable

Pass the Crow, Please

Did I say Redmond wasn’t serious about security?


Drill Down

Mike Meyers' Certification Passport Series

Will this passport take you to the end of your certification journey?


Editor's Desk

Developer Core

The pluses and minuses of Microsoft's new MCAD certification.


Mr. Script

Unleash The Beast!

Turn this script loose and see how easy it is to maximize processor performance across multiple workstations!


Professionally Speaking

Interview Merry-Go-Round

How many times can one company call a candidate for an interview before suspicions of a runaround surface?


Security Advisor

The Key to the Future

It’s been a long time coming, but it’s nearly here. Key recovery in .NET server promises to improve your Public Key Infrastructure.


Windows Foundation

Your Network's Traffic Cops

Understand how hubs, switches, and routers direct traffic on your network.


Windows Insider

Crossing the Great Divide

Keep your hair from turning gray by understanding how Active Directory access works between domains.


News

Network Instruments Ships Observer 8.1

New version adds wireless support.


More MCAD/MCSD.NET Exams Near Beta Testing

Betas for Web-based versions of Visual Basic, Visual C# core exams set for summer.


Microsoft Releases Web Services Security Spec

IBM and VeriSign to join Microsoft in developing specifications.


From MCP TechMentor: .NET Tools Up Close

Simplified password admin and storage resource management tools, plus networked classrooms among offerings being showcased.


Plenty of Room for IT in Web Services

Special Report from TechMentor: Web services and .NET has many IT managers and systems administrators wondering how Web services will affect their jobs and responsibilities.


Microsoft Gets Into the Boot Camp Business

In February, Microsoft began offering Accelerated MCSE Certification Bootcamp through Infinity+1, a Microsoft Service Provider Partner, in effect, sanctioning this method of training.


MCP Program Celebrates 10 Years

April 2, 2002 marks one decade in the life of the Microsoft Certified Professional program.


Financial Aid for MCSE Training Available

U.S. Dept. of Education's FAFSA application is like free money, but deadline is looming.


Active Directory Still Blocking Move to Windows 2000

Dragging your feet on a Windows 2000 server deployment? You’re not alone, according to a new study from market researchers at IDC.


Two Visual Studio .NET Exams Head into Beta Testing

Microsoft close to releasing two core options for MCAD.NET and MCSD.NET tracks in May this year.


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