January 2004 - Take Control in 2004
Take control: network, users, vendors, career; Microsoft Roadmap; more.
You’ve seen it all when it comes to vendor shenanigans. Here’s how to fight back.
It’s time to try some new tricks that will help you stand out from the crowd.
This requires managing expectations, data and the computing experience.
Here are five things you can do right now— this minute—that will increase security on your networks.
First, adopt a method and then take inventory.
2003 saw lots of huge releases from Microsoft. While the coming year will be more subdued, you can be sure there’s still a lot on the way from Redmond.
The final chapter in this four-part series discusses a global manufacturing firm’s experiences in moving from NT 4.0 to Windows Server 2003, an operation with 10,000 computers worldwide.
Part three of this four-part series describes a Canadian’s firm’s on-going, cautious efforts to evaluate the new platform for its truly mission-critical 24x7 environment.
Part Two of this four-part series profiles an organization with 30 television stations across the country and 2,000-plus employees.
Moving to a major new operating system is always daunting, but for these four companies, the switch to Microsoft’s latest OS was well worth it. In part 1 of this four-part series, a small ISP moved for the speed improvements as well as server consolidation.
This exam review jump-starts your study efforts to becoming an expert in Microsoft's newest messaging system.
Disk Imaging Tools Bring Systems Back from the Dead.
ELM provides flexible real-time Windows monitoring.
With Observer 9.0, capturing network traffic was never easier.
Clearing the air on Windows Server 2003 offline file servers and offline file clients.
Here's a minor Windows annoyance that Microsoft should send back to development.
How to find the Everyone group where you might not think to look.
Windows Server 2003's account redirection features are nifty, but remembering that you used them can produce some mysterious problems.
Spear those dead, useless registry keys and values with Reg.exe after a Norton Antivirus failure.
Call Me Certifiable
New frontiers for certification
Taking control of your environment in 2004
Help for working through the steps.
Separation of duties is a good idea in the business world. It’s also a good one in the IT world.
Tips and Tricks
What you need to know to set up your network.
Stub zones can beef up your DNS infrastructure. Here’s a practical guide to when and how to use them.
Online contest to honor the hard work of the desktop support person.
Have you been involved in or affected by an outsourcing initiative at your organization? We want to hear your story.
Exam 70-271 made its debut Monday; 70-272 follows next month.
Gadgets with IT appeal have begun to infiltrate the ranks of devices at this predominantly consumer show.
Have you already implemented Exchange Server 2003 with some success? Or, are you in the midst of a migration that is/isn't going well? We want to hear your stories.
Microsoft to release 70-285, Exchange Messaging exam for Jan. 16-22.
Six Microsoft exams figure into the requirements for Citrix's vaunted, revamped CCIA title.
See what's been added to the mix.