12/01/2003

December 2003 - Products You Love: The tools and products that readers have chosen.

Plus: Server Migration; Security with URLScan; MCSA/MCSE Lab; more


In-Depth

Your MCSA/MCSE Lab

Your company is not keen on you honing your IT skills on its WAN for good reason. Building a lab is the next best thing. Here's how.


Security with UrlScan

UrlScan is an invaluable security tool for Web sites. Although IIS 6.0 incorporates some of its functionality, it’s still useful for IIS 6.0 sites—and critical for older versions of IIS.


Products You Love!

You're the ultimate authority for keeping your network up and running. You've carefully chosen tools that help you most and products you can't live without. Here are your choices for 2003's best of the best.


Server Migration: Moving from Here to There

Migrating servers, users and resources from Windows NT to Windows Server 2003 was a big challenge for our fictional hero. We review a number of third-party tools to help ease his pain.


News

Ask Steve Ballmer

MCP Magazine is lining up an interview with the feisty and always outspoken Microsoft president and CEO Steve Ballmer.


Project Management Exam Heads to Beta

Microsoft's exam for project management experts faces scrutiny of beta testers December 19 to January 9.


Exam for SBS 2003 Goes Live

Exam 70-282, aimed at Small Business Server implementers, now available.


Designing Security Exam Now Available

MCSE: Security specialization exam 70-298 to be released December 15.


The Value of the New Desktop Cert

MCDST: Another valuable way to validate your skills for a job, or more meaningless certification alphabet soup from Microsoft?


Long Road to Longhorn

Why is Microsoft talking up a desktop OS that's two years away from delivery? In some ways, it's by design.


Beta Testing for Enterprise Project Management Exam Next Week

Project management-based exam from Microsoft beta testing from Dec. 8 to Jan. 2, 2004.


Fax Management for the Enterprise

Brooktrout’s TruFax is Windows Server 2003-certified.