May 2002 - Two Technologies, One Mission: Windows DNS and BIND can work together

Plus: A decade of certification; Exchange management tools; Commerce Server 2000 Exam reviewed; Windows XP security; Active Directory schema; rapid application development


Small Business Best Practices Volume 1, Issue 7

A third-party newsletter featuring small business networking news on Microsoft Small Business Server, bCentral and Windows XP peer-to-peer solutions.

A Decade of Certification

Microsoft’s MCP program turns 10 this spring and, my, how it’s grown!

BIND Your Windows 2000 DNS

Although BIND is still the DNS champ, Windows 2000 DNS is becoming more popular. But what do you do when you need to have both on your network? An interop pro shares how to make it happen—step by step.

Keeping Exchange Running

Manage, monitor, and more—for a price

Salary Surveys

I’m Worth More Than This!

What to do when you hear others earn more than you.

The Next 10 Years

Just what does the ol' crystal ball say about the next decade?

Book Reviews

Become a Group Policy King

All your Group Policy information in one place

Quick Review: XP Appetizer

A handy starter reference that's not for the pro

Not Quite Complete

Missing T-SQL coverage mars an otherwise thorough reference

Quick Review: Microsoft enters the Firewall Market

A good reference for protecting your network and passing the exam.

Exam Reviews

Commerce Crackdown

This new test promises to stretch your abilities with development tools, the operating system, database management and customer service.

Product Reviews

Recover Those Files

FileRestore works across the board

Only the Kitchen Sink is Missing

NetIQ's DRA and ExA provide comprehensive administration of all facets of Exchange 5.5, 2000 and Windows domains and computers.

Comprehensively Documenting Exchange

Ecora Config Auditor for Exchange provides details of your Exchange configuration, and changes thereto.

Secure Sessions for Windows

SecureShell is an implementation of SSH for Windows

RAC For SQL 2000

Managing your Entire Enterprise with Heroix eQ

Complete soup-to-nuts management of your enterprise in a box

A Hardware Barrier for Viruses

AVStripper adds another layer of protection for your network

Gradually Migrating to Exchange 2000

Exchange Migration Wizard makes the move to Exchange 2000 and Active Directory gradual and relatively painless.

Synergy Unchained

ecKnowledge provides information for the Enterprise

CapeStudio 3

AQTime Enterprise .NET Edition

PeerSync Automates Replication

Synchronizing on the fly made easy.

dtSearch Desktop 6.06

MKS Engineer Integrity

Total .NET XRef

Offline Explorer Enterprise

Doing the Mundane Easily

Managing mailboxes and users can be a chore in large organizations—ExMS makes it easier and almost automatic.

IP*Works! V5 SSL VB Edition

Real-time Exchange Monitoring

Want to know what's happening on your Exchange server? Spotlight will show you.

A Single Place to Administer Many Domains

Enterprise Directory Manager provides two great interfaces and plenty of configurability to ensure business rules for directory management are enforced.

Call Me Certifiable

It’s a Long Way Down from the Top

Or, don’t look back—something might be gaining on you.

Certified Mail

Certified Mail: May 2002

Blocking e-mail attachments, boot camp training, and MCSA early achievers.

Drill Down

The State of Microsoft Certification

10 years later: Where we are and where we go from here.

Mr. Script

Remote Possibilities

Be the King of the Castle by executing tasks from the comfort of your own throne.

Security Advisor

10 Things I Like about XP Security

Suspicious of XP’s security features? As you spend quality time together, you’ll get to see its good points—maybe even become friends.

Windows Foundation

Understanding Protocols and the OSI Network Model

Getting a handle on the invisible part of your network—the protocols that are in use—can be of enormous value in helping you detect problems.

Windows Insider

A Grand Schema

The Schema controls how Active Directory operates. Here’s how it works and what’s new in Windows .NET.


WebPutty 5.0 Delivers Flexibility

Plus news from ARMTech, FAST Datasearch, LiveVault, and Transcender

Executive Software DiskAlert Ships Version 2.0

Per-CPU licensing, electronic updates added to latest version. Plus news from Legato, Raxco, Remotely Anywhere, and SureSync

Vector Networks Updates PC-Duo Enterprise

Suite now has new diagnostics module for protection, repair and change analysis. Plus news from Winternals, InstallShield, Mice & Men, Trend Micro, O&O, NetOp, and Precise/SiteStor

Windows .NET Server Exams Slated for Spring 2003

Exam item writers to be given time to test Windows.NET Server in real-world, says Microsoft.

Services for Unix to Ship in 2Q

Microsoft prepares to ship new version midsummer. Plus, news from Compuware, UltraBac, CBTVision, CommVault, Sybari Software and Security Bastion

Update: Gold Medal for Olympics IT Team

The final gold medal awarded at the Salt Lake City Olympics goes to the SchlumbergerSema staff that handled the IT infrastructure. And, unlike figure skating, there’s no controversy.

Exams That Test Your XML Expertise

Microsoft slates two more MCAD/MCSD core exams for beta testing in July.

Poll: Three-Quarters Have Windows 2000 on Network

Results show that three-quarters of respondents have at least one server running Win2K.

MCSA Certification Track Off to Strong Start

In little more than a month, more than 4,000 people had already attained Microsoft’s newest certification, the Microsoft Certified System Administrator (MCSA).

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