May 2003 - Client-Side Interoperability
Tablet PC contenders; software deployment products; and more
Is a powerful, lightweight, pen-enabled computer too much to ask for
these days? Four contenders are put through their paces in search for
the ultimate in mobile computing.
Macs generally fare well on Windows, with compatible document formats and file-sharing technologies. The latest Mac OS works especially well in the Microsoft universe.
Non-Windows CE-powered handhelds still have a way to go and can't be used for much more than messaging and basic remote access. Windows CE personal digital assistants, naturally, work much better in this regard.
Rare is the company without non-Windows desktop clients. Yet getting Unix and Apple to connect to and access resources on a Windows-based network can be migraine-inducing. Here's your antidote.
When it comes to distributing software upgrades, the options are many. Which one is best for you? We test five solutions to help you make the right choice.
These OSs work well on a Windows network when it comes to printing.
File-sharing and e-mail, however, are more complicated.
With Microsoft issuing a service pack for its new updating tool, here's what I've learned since writing my original article on implementing and troubleshooting Software Update Services.
Experience and age are tops in slowed IT market.
Hacker’s Challenge 2 tests your defensive skills.
Creo’s Six Degrees brings messages and files together.
SecureLogin takes the work out of password management.
Desktop Orbiter doesn't live up to its promises.
TrueTime Server keeps your computers on the clock.
Call Me Certifiable
Put your "Make Money Fast" where your mouth is, Microsoft!
Scripting help; will the "real" security expert, please stand up; and a whole lotta feedback on the "braindumper" case.
“You never leave a recession on the same technology that you entered it."
—Gordon Moore, circa 1984
No matter your job (or platform), scripting makes life easier.
This month, our columnists discuss what's good (and bad) about the advancement in communication.
There are special considerations when bringing up the first domain controller in the first domain of your new Windows 2003 forest.
You've migrated from Windows 2000 in the last year, so why the rush to Windows 2003? Bill examines the pros and cons.
In this second in a series, explore Wired Equivalent Privacy and Extensive Authentication Protocol.
Many new management variables are trickling out this year, including the new Microsoft System Center.