Official Microsoft support is no more, but WCVB-TV's Rick Zach and lots of other users are sticking with their NT servers and piecing together support options.
- By Stuart J. Johnston
With Microsoft animosity behind him, CEO Scott McNealy explains why Windows shops should consider his alternative desktop approach.
- By Doug Barney and Paul Desmond
This veteran penetration tester has seen some stupid security lapses in his time. Here are six of the worst.
As Longhorn looms, we examine Microsoft's track record in hitting product ship dates and offer advice for coping with the inevitable.
- By Paul Desmond
These 10 anti-spam software solutions can help you stop spam in its tracks, restore lost productivity and save money and time.
- By David W. Tschanz
A private IM environment may be just the answer to give your company all the benefits of IM while mitigating the inherent security risks.
Jeff Raikes, head of Microsoft's Information Worker unit, expounds on Office, Software Assurance and the changing nature of life at work.
The Group Policy Management Console can be a powerful troubleshooting too—if you know how to use it.
The more work you put in up front, the easier it will be to get and stay current when the patches hit.
Rollout pain aside, users laud the long overdue enhancements that
SP2 brings to IE, along with new GPOs, RPC lockdown and more.
- By Stephen Swoyer
2005 Redmond Magazine Readers' Choice Survey: Find out how your favorite tool fared as nearly 2,200 readers pick their favorites in more than 40 product categories.
Ensuring maximum asset availability requires multiple layers of security working in concert to protect against intrusions, enforce usage policies, and allow machines to remain resilient to attacks - even when patching is not an option.
Just because something "appears" to be from a legitimate sender doesn't make it so.
- By Ben Schorr and Jim McBee
We test three software-based intrusion detection systems that can help alert you when you've got barbarians at the gate.
SQL Server Reporting Services earns solid if not stellar marks from early adopters—and you can't beat the price.
- By Stephen Swoyer
Fighting spam requires authenticating e-mail addresses on the fly. Despite igniting a battle of its own, the Microsoft-backed Sender ID spec
is shaping up as the best option.
- By Karen Epper Hoffman
Exchange 2003 allows for a more consolidated e-mail architecture. Here's how to pull it off.
- By Bill Boswell
Ditch your server dead weight: Consolidate to streamline management.
- By Danielle Ruest and Nelson Ruest
New hacking methods make short passwords unsafe, but Microsoft makes it tough to go long. Her's how to forge an effective policy.
- By Derek Melber
Following a management and maintenance regimen reduces administration, maintenance, and business expenses while increasing reliability, stability, and security.
- By Kenton Gardinier and John McMains