February 2008 - Take a Close Look at Windows Server 2008
Will Microsoft's new server OS be your next-gen platform? Also in this issue: laying the groundwork for SQL Server 2008, the enterprise search arena heats up, Diskeeper 2008 Pro Premier keeps your disk drives healthy, and much more.
Virtualization and configurability in Microsoft's new server OS present enterprise IT shops with both challenges and opportunities.
Any of these solutions can help ensure that you're following organizational policies or regulatory requirements.
Redmond's new database server is a complex product often running mission-critical apps. You can't afford to not get it right.
As the clamor from IT shops for better internal search grows louder, competition among vendors both large and small gets hotter.
Enhanced administration, security, IIS updates and virtualization promise to make moving to Microsoft's new server OS worthwhile.
Diskeeper 2008 Pro Premier attacks a hidden problem with a comprehensive performance management solution.
In Barney's first open letter ever, he implores Steve Jobs to take Apple into the IT market.
Microsoft enters the growing market for enterprise search with its new solution.
Foley on Microsoft
Puzzling over Silverlight? You're not alone.
Need help managing your file server storage? Check out Mr. Roboto's PowerShell functions.
Microsoft's SoftGrid Application Virtualization makes managing applications more secure.
Windows Server 2008's built-in Network Access Protection makes sure only healthy computers get into your network.
European Union fined Microsoft 899 million Euros for failure to comply with the EU's 2004 finding that Redmond was engaged in monopolistic practices.
Redmond officially rolls out Windows Server 2008, Visual Studio 2008 and SQL Server 2008 in Los Angeles event.
It's no "reduced functionality mode"; still, Microsoft has other tricks to encourage those using pirated copies of Vista to upgrade to legitimate versions.
Service Pack 1 (SP1) for System Center Operations Manager has been released to manufacturing and is now available for download online.
Microsoft is placing a significant emphasis on standardization and interoperability, saying it will share its APIs and release extensive documentation of its protocols.
Microsoft Corp. today released a list of known programs that experience some sort of "loss of functionality" with Windows Vista SP1.
Microsoft is stopping automatic distribution of an update required to install Vista SP1 following reports of faulty reboots on some machines.
Microsoft appears to be taking the next steps in its move toward a hostile acquisition of Yahoo.
Microsoft Corp. to give away Visual Studio 2005 and 2008, SQL Server 2005, Windows Server Standard and other software to college students worldwide.
A fully baked beta release of Microsoft's SQL Server 2008 is now available for testing.
Migration to the Windows Vista operating system apparently isn't generating much enthusiasm among IT personnel in the enterprise.
Microsoft announced the recent promotions of 14 executives, seven to senior vice president positions and seven others to corporate vice president.
For the February security bulletin release, Microsoft rolled out six "Critical" fixes -- rather than the seven detailed in the advanced notice.
Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates took the wraps off a major new version of Office Live Small Business and launched a new developer program for Office Live.
Microsoft reversed an earlier decision that would have forced IT pros to wait until mid-March to get their hands on Windows Vista Service Pack 1.
Redmond's February patch release is slated to roll out 12 security fixes -- seven rated "Critical," and five deemed "Important."
Security firm provides video of a proof-of-concept flaw in Microsoft's IGMP networking protocol.
Microsoft today announced that two of its most important products of the last half-decade are complete and ready to be shipped.
Microsoft's chairman wraps up the first 'digital decade' with his last CES keynote.
Formalizing a formerly subjective functionality.