02/01/2004

February 2004 - Lock Down

Scripts to secure your enterprise; plus wireless administration tools; disaster recovery scenarios, more.


In-Depth

Longhorn: The Base Operating System

The complex model for Longhorn's base operating system illustrates how Microsoft has organized it, as well as where any piece you're interested in fits into the larger view.


Automate Your Security

Many security-related tasks can be tedious—and, therefore, overlooked. Using these 10 scripts can make your life easier, while simultaneously locking down your network.


The Mirror Crack’d

This author figured that mirroring his e-mail drive was solid insurance against data loss. That theory was tested to the max when a drive failed.


Indigo: The Longhorn Communications Layer

Indigo is the core for communication in the next generation of Windows, code-named Longhorn. This model of its architecture gives you a good sense of what to expect from it.


Get a Grip on Longhorn

The upcoming Windows version's refactored API and new graphics-presentation model, storage subsystem, and messaging services will bring development opportunities -- and challenges.


Unshackled: Wireless Administration

Admin tasks don’t end the moment IT pros step out of the office. These devices and software solutions can keep servers shining, no matter where you are.


Longhorn's Architecture

Longhorn is the next major version of Microsoft's Windows operating system for consumers. These architectural models show how everything fits together.


WinFS: The Longhorn Data Layer

WinFS offers new ways to interact with data that redefine how the operations system offers up data. Check out what's new with a snapshot of its current architecture model.


Build a Longhorn App

Longhorn includes significant changes that will affect developers, from how it handles graphics to how it stores data. Learn how to create a simple Longhorn app.


Avalon: The Longhorn Presentation Layer

Avalon is a core part of Microsoft's presentation layer for its next major version of Windows, code-named Longhorn. Drill down on what it contains in this architecture model.


Storm Stories

It’s a truism in IT that various parts of your network—servers, hard drives, video cards, that mission-critical software program—will grind to a halt eventually. Here we present four disaster-recovery scenarios and how to recover from each.


News

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New Association to Raise Cyber Security Awareness

Security companies form coalition to combat growing threats of cyber- crime, cyber-terrorism.


Gates Shows Off Windows XP Service Pack 2

New security features promise more secure desktops, says Microsoft chairman at RSA Conference 2004.


Developer Exams Spotlight Security

Microsoft plans to beta test two new security-related developer exams April 21 through May 4.


Security Implementer Exam Now Available

Exam counts toward MCSE: Security on Windows Server 2003 track.


Microsoft Offers 30 Percent Off Exams in Latin America

Microsoft Corp. recently announced a 30 percent discount off the price of all its certification exams in South and Central America.


CALL FOR USERS: Looking for SMS 2003 Implementers

Have any of you switched to Microsoft's SMS 2003 since it became available in November of 2003? If you've made the move, we want to hear your stories.


Microsoft Courses Now Available Online

Microsoft makes seven titles targeting Windows 2003 training available via on-demand service.


CompTIA Updating Server+

Slated for later this year, updates don't affect MCP candidate plans.


Desktop Apps Exam Now Live

Exam for testing help desk support skills now available; MCDST also now officially live.


Microsoft Beefs up Online Security Offerings

Perhaps no company in the industry is working harder than Microsoft at making sure the public knows what steps to take to secure its products.


Q&A: Windows Storage Server

Microsoft's Zane Adams recently discussed the growing potential for Windows Storage Server with Senior Editor Keith Ward.


Longhorn Developer Details Released

Microsoft is now releasing more details on how to build Longhorn desktop applications—and pushing developers to crack open the early SDK.


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