December 2002 - Editor's Choice: Products We Love
Editors, contributors choose products that make a difference in their work; hacking SQL Server; MCSD 70-305 exam reviewed; Desktop DNA, more reviewed; a bevy of security toys; more.
Winner: Full Armor Software FAZAM 2000 3
Honorable Mention: Aelita Controlled Migration
Winner: GFI Ltd. MailEssentials for Exchange/SMTP 7
Honorable Mention: Network Associates McAfee
Winner: Sapien Technologies Primalscript
Honorable Mention: Adersoft VbsEdit
Winner: Microsoft Press Windows 2000 Resource Kit
Honorable Mention: Aelita Software Aelita ERDisk
Winner: CommVault Systems Galaxy
Honorable Mention: Ultrabac Software UltraBac
Winner: Visualware VisualRoute 6.1a
Honorable Mention: Nessoft Ping Plotter
Winner: DameWare Development DameWare NT Utilities
Honorable Mention: VMware Workstation
SQL Injection is a fairly new method of hacking your database. Learn how it’s done—and how to protect yourself.
Winner: Parker Software Ltd. Who's On
Honorable Mention: NetIQ WebTrends
MCP Magazine's experts name the products they can't live without.
See what you may want to add to your Windows network management operations.
Winner: Tranxition Software Personality Tranxport Professional
Honorable Mention: Altiris eXpress Migration
Winner: O&O Software O&O Defrag 4 Professional
Honorable Mention: Executive Software Diskeeper
Microsoft Press is offering VUE testing discounts in selected MCSA/MCSE certification titles. Discount vouchers can be used until Dec. 31, 2003.
Expect the unexpected: Key certification track to be retooled for 2003, which may affect current MCSA/MCSE candidates.
The company expects to furnish details on an upgrade path for MCSA/MCSE on Windows 2000 in early 2003.
Although Microsoft's 2003 fiscal first-quarter revenue has risen in all areas, the training and certification group contribution to server segment revenue has dropped 18 percent.
It looks like the IT hiring slowdown will last into the near future—and maybe beyond, according to a study by the Information Technology Association of America.
Systems Management Server 2003, in beta now, to be integrated into .NET. universe.