With Microsoft animosity behind him, CEO Scott McNealy explains why Windows shops should consider his alternative desktop approach.
- By Doug Barney and Paul Desmond
Jeff Raikes, head of Microsoft's Information Worker unit, expounds on Office, Software Assurance and the changing nature of life at work.
The more work you put in up front, the easier it will be to get and stay current when the patches hit.
A private IM environment may be just the answer to give your company all the benefits of IM while mitigating the inherent security risks.
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
The Group Policy Management Console can be a powerful troubleshooting too—if you know how to use it.
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
SQL Server Reporting Services earns solid if not stellar marks from early adopters—and you can't beat the price.
- 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.
We test three software-based intrusion detection systems that can help alert you when you've got barbarians at the gate.
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
Vendors have lots of ways to manipulate ROI data to their advantage, making it seem as if every product is the answer to your IT prayers. Don't believe the hype.
Forget about low-carb diets. Storage consolidation is the new craze hitting the fat-conscious world.
Following a management and maintenance regimen reduces administration, maintenance, and business expenses while increasing reliability, stability, and security.
- By Kenton Gardinier and John McMains
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
Remote access policies are at the heart of remote access--and at the root of most problems. Learn how they work and avoid the mistakes that can lock out your remote users.
Time is money and money is tight, but these five scripts can help any admin get
more done every day.
- By Greg Shields