April 2006 - Extreme Computing
Making IT work in the harshest environments, the many versions of SQL Server 2005, password tips, MapPoint reader review, Exchange 12 beta, system hardening guides and more.
IT is being applied in some of the most extreme and inhospitable places on -- and above -- the Earth.
Join us on a journey through the lush fields and tricky backroads of SQL Server 2005.
Passwords are often the weakest part of a security infrastructure. Here are nine ways to make them one of the strongest.
Microsoft's MapPoint is a solid business-savvy mapping tool, but it needs more frequent updates.
Manage multiple jobs across multiple platforms from a single console.
Group Policy Manager keeps a tight grip on policy updates.
Politics pervades all things, including technology.
64-bit power, better management add up to a compelling product.
Microsoft's made some improvements with its Vista beta testing program, but it could be doing more.
No life without Microsoft, Microsoft's hardware upgrade and Web services campaigns, and InfoPath.
Services are invaluable, but be sure to keep them from taking over.
One reader encounters every IT administrator's worst nightmare (and learn one of many uses of a hotel sink).
Using IPsec policies for server isolation is easier than you think.
Harden your computers' defenses with the tips in these Microsoft studies.
U.S. Internet service firms face ethical questions in China.