November 2000 - SQL Server 2000: All Charged Up!

Scalable, reliable, and speedy, this version wins the Web-enabled race.


SQL Server 2000: All Charged Up!

Microsoft's made its relational database management system fully Web-enabled, scalable, reliable, and faster for development. What justifies putting it into a qualifying heat in your organization?

Network Detailing

CompTIA’s product-neutral Network+ exam tests your skills outside the Microsoft mold. Here’s your guide to preparation.

MCDBA: Going for the Checkered Flag

How does the release of SQL Server 2000 affect your Windows 2000 certification upgrade efforts?

Systems Engineering: A Job for SMS

Is SMS still necessary if you’re running Windows 2000? The fact is, each has its role when it comes to helping you take care of your network.

Book Reviews

Oh No, Not Another Windows 2000 Security Book

One that gets it right — mostly.

A Win2K Pro Guide that Hits its Target

This Win2K Pro study guide will appeal to a broad audience, from novices starting out in IT to advanced Win2K implementors.

Test your SQL Server Readiness

Ready for the Implementing SQL Server exam? Be sure with this book.

Introducing Active Directory

Look to this book for a well-rounded overview of Windows 2000 Active Directory.

Product Reviews

Fab 5

An intrepid systems engineer divulges his most-loved Windows utilities. (A guy could get sentimental about this stuff.) Should these programs be in your toolbox?

Handling Security the Right Way

Make security administration a breeze with this trio of Small Wonders Software tools.

Rollouts Made Easier

Drive Image Pro raises the bar for Windows deployment.

Track Those Hotfixes

SPQuery organizes and installs service packs and hotfixes.


ISA Server 2000 Makes Connectivity Simple, Secure

ISA Server 2000 offers speedy Web access and security without compromise.

Call Me Certifiable


What really happens when Microsoft diversifies.

Drill Down

Win2K Exams

MeasureUp’s Win2K practice exams are technically accurate, but do the questions focus on too much detail?

Editor's Desk

Good Move

Test takers have noticed: training materials don't quite track with exam content. Now, Microsoft has taken steps to correct that discrepancy.

Mr. Script

Change in Time

Mandatory password expirations should apply to everyone, even the network administrator.

Professionally Speaking

Groomed or Doomed?

Does a change in responsibilities mean you're closer to the top or closer to the door?

Security Advisor

The Network Protector

Microsoft’s Internet Security and Acceleration Server performs proxy and firewall services. This briefing educates you on its firewall capabilities.

Windows Foundation

Checking Your Server's Heartbeat

Keep your network healthy with these five key System Monitor interfaces.

Windows Insider

Inter.NET Initiative

.NET acknowledges that the Internet is now the application platform environment. And Windows? Just a significant port in the storm.

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