December 2007 - The List Issue
Our editors voice their choices for their favorites, least favorites and the most unusual in this eclectic set of categories. Also in this issue: SQL closes in on Oracle, the top 5 tricks for Excel and Outlook, Microsoft MapPoint takes on Virtual Earth, and much more.
One shining gem you can't ignore in the new Windows Server 2008 OS -- one which might compel you to upgrade -- is the implementation of Terminal Services.
Redmond is gaining, but when will it -- or can it -- overtake longtime market leader Oracle?
Our staff picks out the best, the worst and the most unusual in this eclectic set of categories.
Packaged software or Web service for running mapping applications?
Although most users still struggle with the new ribbon interface, many say Excel 2007's new features make it a worthwhile upgrade.
Like their Office 2007 brethren Word and PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook have some snazzy new features as well.
This Web security appliance can protect your network within an hour after unpacking the box.
From the coolest recent invention to the biggest unsolved problem, here are Doug's picks.
Policy-based management improves database performance.
Vista's debut year had mixed results.
One reader thinks it's worth it to give Vista a little more time. Plus, readers tell us about their technology pet peeves.
It's getting harder and harder to track who belongs to what group. Mr. Roboto's Group Auditor can help make membership management easier.
Keeping your users informed and involved can save your network.
Setting password policies is tricky enough. Now, throw Windows Server 2008 into the mix.
Patch Tuesday releases promise be a lot more interesting in 2008.
The company aims to simplify SOA and Web services.
Connected systems division director lays out the company's 'Oslo' plans.