May 2003 - Client-Side Interoperability

Tablet PC contenders; software deployment products; and more


Special Delivery

When it comes to distributing software upgrades, the options are many. Which one is best for you? We test five solutions to help you make the right choice.

Client-Side Interop

Rare is the company without non-Windows desktop clients. Yet getting Unix and Apple to connect to and access resources on a Windows-based network can be migraine-inducing. Here's your antidote.

Troubleshooting Software Update Services

With Microsoft issuing a service pack for its new updating tool, here's what I've learned since writing my original article on implementing and troubleshooting Software Update Services.

My First 150 Days With a Tablet PC

Is a powerful, lightweight, pen-enabled computer too much to ask for these days? Four contenders are put through their paces in search for the ultimate in mobile computing.

Hailing Handhelds

Non-Windows CE-powered handhelds still have a way to go and can't be used for much more than messaging and basic remote access. Windows CE personal digital assistants, naturally, work much better in this regard.

Embracing Unix and Linux Desktops

These OSs work well on a Windows network when it comes to printing. File-sharing and e-mail, however, are more complicated.

Married to Mac Clients

Macs generally fare well on Windows, with compatible document formats and file-sharing technologies. The latest Mac OS works especially well in the Microsoft universe.

Salary Surveys

Golden Years

Experience and age are tops in slowed IT market.

Book Reviews

Thwarting the Enemy

Hacker’s Challenge 2 tests your defensive skills.

Product Reviews

Making the Connection

Creo’s Six Degrees brings messages and files together.

Time Machine

TrueTime Server keeps your computers on the clock.

Login Simplified

SecureLogin takes the work out of password management.

Falling from Orbit

Desktop Orbiter doesn't live up to its promises.

Call Me Certifiable

Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam

Put your "Make Money Fast" where your mouth is, Microsoft!

Certified Mail

Certified Mail: May 2003

Scripting help; will the "real" security expert, please stand up; and a whole lotta feedback on the "braindumper" case.

Editor's Desk

Revisionist Future

“You never leave a recession on the same technology that you entered it." —Gordon Moore, circa 1984

Mr. Script

Encoding for the Masses

No matter your job (or platform), scripting makes life easier.

Professionally Speaking

We Have Contact

This month, our columnists discuss what's good (and bad) about the advancement in communication.

Security Advisor

Securing Windows 2003 the First Time

There are special considerations when bringing up the first domain controller in the first domain of your new Windows 2003 forest.

Windows Foundation

What Windows Server 2003 Can Do for You

You've migrated from Windows 2000 in the last year, so why the rush to Windows 2003? Bill examines the pros and cons.

Windows Insider

Empire of the Air: WEP and EAP

In this second in a series, explore Wired Equivalent Privacy and Extensive Authentication Protocol.


Microsoft Continues Push Into Management Arena

Many new management variables are trickling out this year, including the new Microsoft System Center.

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