In-Depth Features

Changing Addresses

Not too long ago, there were real fears that we’d run out of Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for our networks. That’s not likely to happen with IPv6.

Keep Your Migration From Heading South

If you’re planning on migrating users from GroupWise to Exchange, consider the Exchange Migration Wizard as a free alternative to expensive third-party options.

Profit and Loss

In MCP Magazine's eighth annual salary survey, we evaluate the current state of compensation and provide our outlook for the future of Microsoft certified professionals across the U.S.

Editor's Choice: Active Directory Management and Migration

<b>Winner:</b> Full Armor Software FAZAM 2000 3<br> <br> <b>Honorable Mention:</b> <a href="#aelita">Aelita Controlled Migration Suite</a>

Editor's Choice: Exchange Anti-Virus

<b>Winner: </b>GFI Ltd. MailEssentials for Exchange/SMTP 7<br> <br> <b>Honorable Mention:</b> <a href="#mcafee">Network Associates McAfee GroupShield</a>

Editor's Choice: Scripting

<b>Winner: </b>Sapien Technologies Primalscript<br> <br> <b>Honorable Mention:</b> <a href="#vbsedit">Adersoft VbsEdit</a>

Editor's Choice: Windows 2000 Administration

<b>Winner:</b> Microsoft Press Windows 2000 Resource Kit<br> <br> <b>Honorable Mention:</b> <a href="#erdisk">Aelita Software Aelita ERDisk</a>

Editor's Choice: Backup

<b>Winner: </b>CommVault Systems Galaxy<br> <br> <b>Honorable Mention: </b><a href="#ultrabac">Ultrabac Software UltraBac 7</a>

Editor's Choice: Security

<b>Winner: </b>@stake LC4<br> <br> <b>Honorable Mention:</b> <a href="#msdn">Microsoft Corp. MSDN Universal Subscription</a>

Editor's Choice: DNS Name Resolution

<b>Winner: </b>Visualware VisualRoute 6.1a<br> <br> <b>Honorable Mention:</b> <a href="#nessoft">Nessoft Ping Plotter</a>

Editor's Choice: Training

<b>Winner:</b> DameWare Development DameWare NT Utilities<br> <br> <b>Honorable Mention: </b><a href="#vmware">VMware Workstation</a>

Hacking SQL Server

SQL Injection is a fairly new method of hacking your database. Learn how it’s done—and how to protect yourself.

Editor's Choice: IIS Monitoring

<b>Winner: </b>Parker Software Ltd. Who's On<br> <br> <b>Honorable Mention:</b> <a href="#netiq">NetIQ WebTrends</a>

Editor's Choice: Products We Love

</i>MCP Magazine<i>'s</i> experts name the products they can't live without. See what you may want to add to your Windows network management operations.

Editor's Choice: NT 4.0 to Windows Migration

<b>Winner: </b>Tranxition Software Personality Tranxport Professional 3.0<br> <br> <b>Honorable Mention:</b> <a href="#xpress">Altiris eXpress Migration Suite</a>

Write Unit Tests

Unless you test your application fully, you can't be sure changes you make won't affect another part of the system. Use unit tests to improve programming and application-release quality.

Editor's Choice: Defragmentation

<b>Winner: </b>O&O Software O&O Defrag 4 Professional<br> <br> <b>Honorable Mention: </b><a href="#diskeeper">Executive Software Diskeeper </a>

The Shadow-Copy Knows

Volume Shadow Copy, another new Windows .NET feature, shifts the burden of backups and restores back to users.

Group Policy XPerience

You can do more with Group Policy in Windows XP than in Windows 2000 Professional. Here’s a guide to the changes.

Tough Migration Moves

Migrating from Novell Directory Services to Active Directory is hard work. This article explains how to assess your current situation, formulate an action plan and specify features for third-party help.

Subscribe on YouTube