April 2004 - Outsourced Nation

Exchange Server 2003 Migration Tools, TechNet In-depth, Event Log Secrets


IT Weekly Roundup, April 29

From the business wires this week: hosted solutions for Microsoft SQL Server 2000 and SharePoint, a one-touch backup and recovery external hard drive, and a 2.5TB NDAS storage unit.

Texas D.A. Won't Prosecute Alleged Braindumper

Judge orders assets returned; Microsoft considering civil charges.

Assessing Your Desktop Support Skills

Microsoft, MeasureUp team up to provide desktop support assessments.

Reminder: Developer Exams in Beta Next Week

Qualified MCSD candidates can take new security-based developer exams for free; exams set for April 21 beta testing.

Field Report: TechMentor 2004 New Orleans

MCP Magazine's TechMentor lured hundreds of Windows IT professionals to the bayou for five days of in-depth learning, product demos, networking, and plenty of fancy eating.

Microsoft on Its Security Response

MCP Magazine asked Stephen Toulouse, security program manager, Microsoft Security Response Center, about the flaw and resulting controversy about the time delay.

Gartner Still Expects Interim Windows Before Longhorn

Microsoft is more likely than not to ship an interim client operating system before the release of Longhorn, a Gartner analyst predicted.

Test Your Exchange 2003 Design Skills

Exam 70-285 now available for MCSE: Messaging on Windows 2003 candidates.

Mixed Bag: Gates on Windows R&D, EU Decision, Outsourcing

Gartner's ITXpo features Microsoft chairman Bill Gates in keynote interview on Windows research spending, the EU Commission fine, and the company's outsourcing philosophy.

Microsoft Has Law on Its Side After Code Leak

Code might be viewable, but intellectual property laws prevent its use by legitimate software companies, says expert.

Windows XP to Go One More Round?

Possible Windows XP Reloaded to follow mid-year release of XP SP2.

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