In-Depth Features


Profile: Virtualizing Server Solutions

Cassatt Corporation's star-studded brain trust offers server consolidation solutions.

BizTalk Server: Getting Better All the Time

Users say Microsoft BizTalk Server 2004 -- and the 2006 version -- significantly ease enterprise application integration.

Never Again: Your IT Horror Stories

Redmond readers share their worst IT moments.

Cover Story: The 800-Pound Gorilla

Can anything threaten the Microsoft desktop empire?

Reader Tips: Do Away with Spyware

Many programs block spyware, but few know how to get rid of it. Redmond readers offer some clever ways to banish these nasties.

Troubleshooting -- the HP Way

Hardware troubleshooting can be difficult, but a methodical approach can do wonders. Here's how it's done at one of the world's largest IT services companies.

Worst-Case Scenarios: When Disaster Strikes

Leading IT experts help answer the question: What if?

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0 Is Well Worth the Wait

Users say the long-awaited new version of Microsoft’s customer relationship management (CRM) software fixes a host of problems.

Bridging the Directory Services Gap

Red Hat Directory Service helps join Windows and Linux environments.

Allow Me to Demonstrate

When your many job responsibilities include "teacher," these demonstration tools can help get the message across.

Software Raids: Surviving an Audit

Software audits are a hassle, an embarrassment, and can result in hefty fines and worse. Here’s how to prepare for, and win, an audit.

Battle of the Blades

Blade servers from HP and IBM help you pack the maximum amount of storage into the least amount of space.

2006 Salary Survey: Time for a Raise!

The 11th annual salary survey from Redmond magazine shows pay going up. Is yours?

Worry-Free Web Server

Users say Apache 2.0 is a robust, flexible and secure Web server that just plain works.

SOX and the Single Admin

The Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Act poses a real compliance headache for businesses of every size, and Windows admins are feeling the heat. Fortunately, we’re here with a few handy shortcuts.

The Ultimate PC Challenge

Tom’s Hardware tests the highest-end desktop systems.

Virtualization Goes Mainstream

Virtualization has become a serious tool for production environments.

Quid Pro Quote

Should you be a Microsoft reference account? A few hardy souls say yes, but many IT managers steer clear of the experience for good reasons.

Spyware Meets Its Match -- Almost

Microsoft's anti-spyware tool works well enough, but some readers question its categorization and detection capabilities.

Getting the Most out of SMS

Tips and tricks from an SMS veteran to help you recoup your investment in Microsoft's System Management Server.