In-Depth Features


Add Virus Protection to Your Apps

Symantec's AntiVirus Corporate Edition 10 makes virus protection simple and easy while maintaining a robust protection level.

Ensure Post-Migration Exchange Stability

Follow these few simple guidelines to ensure that your new Exchange 2003 environment is ready for prime time.

Orchestrate Complex Data Collaboration

Use BizTalk Server 2004 to orchestrate complex data collaboration and exchange scenarios.

Data Protection Made Easy

System Center Data Protection Manager 2006 (DPM) lets you go beyond the Volume Shadow Copy Service to the next level of backup capability. Learn how you can use DPM to better protect your data.

Make Room for Linux Apps

As Linux applications grow in popularity, Windows admins will need to start incorporating them into their networks. Here are five ways to do that.

How NOT to Architect Active Directory

Learn how to do Active Directory design right from these real-world case studies of those who have done it wrong.

Write the Perfect Script

Need to go deep and seize control of your Windows systems? One of these tools can help you perfect the art of scripting.

LCS 2005: Business-Grade Messaging with All the Extras

Microsoft's IM environment has matured into an enterprise-class tool, but it packs in more features than most users really need.

Longhorn: Is Allchin's Baby Worth the Wait?

Don Jones takes a look at the new features that will be included in the new Windows operating system, slated for release in late 2006.

Mr. Windows

Jim Allchin, considered by many as the father of NT and the brains behind Longhorn, talks about the future of rich clients and why you should trust Microsoft to power your next PC.

Manage and Administer Groups in Active Directory: Part Two

In part two of a series, find out how you can simplify the management of organizational changes in Active Directory with minimal effort.

Build a Better Business Case

Need cash for your next big project? Don't sweat it -- IT managers share their time-tested tips for prying open the corporate wallet.

Halt: Who Goes There?

Biometric devices offer more security than standalone passwords. Here are three products that go beyond the basics for authentication and verification.

It's Groove Baby!

Redmond's newest CTO hopes to make his mark on Microsoft's collaboration efforts, and perhaps much more.

WSUS: Better Name, Better Product

Readers report that Microsoft's Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) tool is a vast improvement over its predecessor SUS.

An Open Look at Groupware

Open source groupware is better than ever, but for those seeking to replace Exchange, some caveats apply. Jim Conley examines the state of open source groupware and why it matters in a Microsoft shop.

The Microsoft Survey

Love Microsoft? Hate it? Somewhere in between? It's all of the above in the Redmond magazine survey of your attitudes toward the world's most important computer company.

Enter the Longhorn PC

System requirements proving hard to nail down; breakthroughs for some scenarios.

NetMeeting: Still Going Strong

Besides Web conferencing, readers have found many other uses for Microsoft's NetMeeting.

Patching Made Simple

Patching your servers is an art that takes time to master. Here's a paint-by-numbers kit to help you get started.