In-Depth Features


Profile: In Search of Better Data-Center Management

Splunk takes data-center management lessons from the Web.

The Bay State Brawl

Is the Massachusetts open-standards debate the beginning of a national battle?

Diamond in the Rough

Office users say Microsoft's electronic forms tool is a hidden gem -- easy to use but lacking certain scanning, security and Web features.

Microsoft Employees Get Carded

Microsoft is betting big on smart cards for its own employees while working to make the technology more palatable for the masses.

Software Crusades

When platform zealots attack, it can threaten everything from productivity to profits.

Editors' Choice Awards: Thumbs Up!

Redmond's resident critics pick their favorites in this year's Editors' Choice Awards.

10 Exchange Migration Tips

Use these helpful tips to ensure your move to Exchange 2003 goes smoothly.

Smoke, but No Fire for TCO

Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) is a concept touted by Microsoft and various Linux vendors as proof that their products are cheapest to run. But TCO claims aren't what they're cracked up to be, and most IT shops never use TCO, or just plain do it wrong.

Test Drive a Better Browser

These alternatives to Microsoft's Internet Explorer can add Web-browsing muscle, but they're not without potential problems.

Get Serious About Securing IE

Internet Explorer is one of the most used products in nearly every environment, but most administrators know little about how to tune it for best performance and safety.

The Power Inside

As head of Microsoft Research, Rick Rashid leads a team that remains largely anonymous, but whose work finds its way into nearly every product Redmond ships.

Keep Data in Line, Most of the Time

For synchronizing data on PocketPCs and Smartphones, ActiveSync 3.8 is easy enough to use, but many users say OS and phone service issues can knock it off balance.

Develop a Security Plan Now

The best place to start the secure enterprise is with a comprehensive security plan that works as you do.

Salaries Finally Up for MCPs According to 2005 MCPmag.com Survey

Readers report a significant increase in salary over last year's survey results.

Microsoft's First, Best Customer: A Q&A with Microsoft CIO Ron Markezich

More than 300,000 devices. About 10,000 servers, 2,000 IT staff and the same number of contractors and vendors. The most attacked network in the world. Meet the man responsible for keeping it all going.

Audit for SharePoint

Learn to track changes in your SharePoint team sites and document libraries.

Linux Living in a Windows World

It may be nowhere near as prevalent on the desktop, but Linux is no stranger to running servers.

Salary Survey: Movin' On Up!

After a flat year, salaries are up again -- dramatically for some -- as we take a look at the changing demographics of the Redmond readership in our 10th annual salary survey.

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.