November 2004 - How This Man Saved $1 Million

Patrick Collins negotiated a sweet deal with Microsoft. Learn how you can, too, with our 7 Steps to a Better Bargain. Plus: Avoid the remote access gotchas; find out how drops of honey can lure bad guys into your trap; and seven tools that can help you automate patch management.


RAP Traps

Remote access policies are at the heart of remote access--and at the root of most problems. Learn how they work and avoid the mistakes that can lock out your remote users.

5 Essential Scripts

Time is money and money is tight, but these five scripts can help any admin get more done every day.

7 Steps to a Better Bargain

Patrick Collins saved more than $1 million in his Microsoft negotiations. Learn how he did it and how to hammer out your own sweet Microsoft deal.

ISA 2004 Passes the Test

Early adopters laud GUI, VPN and administration features.

Grunt Work

Keeping systems patched is time-consuming and laborious, but it's crucial. Here are seven tools that can help you automate the process.

Sweet Enticement

Honey drops can help you detect attacks in progress--without sticking you with false positives.


IT Weekly Roundup, Nov. 26

From the business wires this week: a solution to ease deployment of network devices, software that helps detect security risks in code, and a backup and recovery system.

IT Weekly Roundup, Nov. 19

From the business wires this week: HTTP compression solutions that enable faster Web browsing, server and workstation management software, and patch management programs.

Free XP SP2 Clinics

Microsoft extends "try before you buy" offer to its XP SP2 clinics and hands-on labs for deploying or developing in a Windows XP SP2 enviroment.

IT Weekly Roundup, Nov. 12

From the business wires this week: blade servers, a 1U autoloader and security appliances.

IT Weekly Roundup, Nov. 5

From the business wires this week: a server load balancing solution, a network security system and more.

Call for Test Takers: 70-301 Microsoft Solutions Framework

Do you plan to take the 70-301 in the next few weeks? Share your experiences with MCPmag.com readers.

Microsoft Solutions Framework Exam Released

Microsoft releases exam applicable to IT and developers tasked with major project deployments.

The Quest for Windows Share

An interview with Quest Software CEO Vinnie Smith.

Self-Defense Guide to the Intel Roadmap

A handy guide to some of Intel's recently released code-names.

After Slow Start, Exchange 2003 Begins to Take Hold

Incremental enhancements make for slower uptake.

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