July 2006 - Beta Blowout!
Sizing up the latest versions of Office, Vista and Longhorn Server. Plus: Tour de SQL Finale, virtualization face-off, Visual Studio 2005 reader review, Microsoft tech support survey, more.
How does the world's No. 1 software company deal with you when something goes wrong? Our readers speak out.
Visual Studio 2005 is packed with features, but is it too much?
An HP hardware troubleshooting guru shares some of the worst snafus he's experienced so you can learn from them.
Virtualization is here to stay, so make sure you're using the right tool.
A three-headed beta release lights the fuse on Office, Windows and Longhorn Server.
Our final sprint to the finish line stretches over replication: its limitations, high availability and the many improvements since the last version.
Specops Password Policy creates and enforces multiple password policies within Active Directory.
After three decades as the heart and soul of Microsoft, Bill Gates calls it quits.
Security is the focus of the latest Exchange 12 beta.
Mary Jo offers her tips on rectifying Microsoft's troubles.
Politics and IT, eliminating spyware, password security and global warming.
Use this script to shut down or reboot a group of computers.
An accidental power outage wreaks havoc in a data center.
Joern demystifies common misconceptions about SSL and complex passwords.
Microsoft seeks to end system software conflicts with SoftGrid.
Softricity acquisition fills in its virtualization portfolio.