August 2008 - Kung-Fu Hypervisor
Here's why Microsoft's Hyper-V may become the hypervisor of your choice. Also in this issue: System Center moves Microsoft into the big leagues, product reviews, interview with a hypervisor visionary, and much more.
These products can help make your occasional forays into the world of databases much easier to take.
Don't let its looks fool you -- give it time and Hyper-V will be a contender for hypervisor dominance.
Redmond's System Center line may offer some answers about the software giant's move into the enterprise-management tools market.
With the U.S. economy still circling and unemployment on the rise, it's a good time to be in IT -- relatively speaking.
Be prepared for performance-based exams from Microsoft. First up: How will you do under pressure configuring Active Directory in a Windows 2008 environment?
Doug shares some memorable face-offs with Microsoft's erstwhile chairman.
This Microsoft bundle can actually help small businesses forego a systems administrator.
Foley on Microsoft
The company tries to plug the information drain after Gates' departure.
Here are a few common-sense tips for making life behind the IT desk a little better.
Communication problems with upper management set one company back a couple grand.
Virtualization heralds a brave new world of security. Here are a few things to keep in mind when it comes to securing a virtual infrastructure.
Readers submit more of their prized queries for everything from checking maintenance windows to deploying software.
Citrix Systems has upped the competitive ante by adding a new set of performance-related features to its flagship XenApp product.
Microsoft rolled out the highest level of its enterprise support programs to date, adding a new offering called "Microsoft Services Premier Ultimate."
Upcoming SQL Server 2008 exam for business intelligence experts expected to be available some time in November this year.
Program provides MCP and Dynamics exam takers with one more chance to pass a failed exam.
Microsoft closed its investigation into an update blocking issue that affected users of Windows Server Update Service 3.0 or WSUS 3.0 Service Pack 1.
MessageLabs reports that the number of SQL injection attacks spiked sharply last month.
Microsoft's August patch, slated to be the largest patch rollout since 12 bulletins hit users in February of 2007, came up short by one.
Microsoft announced a launch event for its virtualization products, scheduled for Sept. 8, 2008 in Bellevue, Wash.
Microsoft lost browser market share over the last year, according to a report issued by management consulting firm Janco Associates Inc.
If The Graduate's Mr. McGuire were to give Ben Braddock one word of career advice today, it might very well be "networking" and not plastics.
Microsoft released to manufacturing its widely touted first service pack (SP) of Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5.
IT Pros and system administrators will be mighty busy this month as Microsoft announced plans to release 12 patches.
Microsoft is initiating a new security notification approach, the company announced on Tuesday at the Black Hat security conference.
Microsoft has released SQL Server 2008 to manufacturing and, as an evaluation edition, to subscribers of its Microsoft Development Network and TechNet services
Microsoft ratcheted up its PR and client communications efforts to demonstrate that it's serious about security.
Open source software topped the list of business "risk factors" outlined in Microsoft's annual 10-K report to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
Microsoft's server virtualization solution rewards early Windows Server 2008 adopters.
Qumranet's CEO Benny Schnaider discusses his company's open source technology and the future of the virtualization market.
Microsoft is working on a project to develop a new operating system, code-named "Midori," but the company won't disclose the details at this time.