May 2006 - SQL Server 2005 Is a Winner
Redmond magazine's 2006 Readers' Choice Awards; Part II of Tour de SQL -- administrative features; 20 portable apps; Microsoft Live report card; and more.
Super-fast performance, robust toolset and better security options make Microsoft's latest database management system a must for most shops.
Every year, the Tour de France is won or lost in the mountains. In this stage of our tour of SQL Server 2005, we look at the critical administrative features that make or break the new database.
Never install software again! We look at 20 top portable apps, from office suites to IP scanners.
Find out how your favorite tools fared in more than 40 categories.
You'll need to come fully prepared to take on exam 70-443, both as a developer and as a database designer. This one is tough.
Neverfail can keep your Exchange server running through just about any disaster.
Do we rely on our electronic counterparts too much?
Check all your voice, text and fax messages through Exchange 12.
Foley on Microsoft
Mary Jo explains what the Live services are all about and how she rates their success so far.
Letters to Redmond
Windows alternatives, Vista beta testing, and more.
Use this script to find out which time zones your computers are in.
Hell hath no fury like two employees scorned.
Joern takes a look at Microsoft's new Live security services.
Secure non-Microsoft server apps with your own SCW extensions.
Microsoft Corp. is expanding its local, photo-based search service into the United Kingdom, and adding traffic information for the U.S. service.
Microsoft has agreed to license infoUSA's business listings database to beef up the software company's online local search offerings.
The company behind the BlackBerry on Thursday said it will launch its mobile e-mail service in China, where it already has homegrown competition: the Redberry.
Google Inc. on Wednesday fired another salvo aimed at maintaining the lead in Internet search while making its software more accessible outside Web browsers in its ongoing duel with rivals Microsoft Corp. and Yahoo Inc.
Is the latest Vista slip a disaster or just a distraction?