October 2004 - Bill 2.0: 5-Year Performance Review

Gates gets mixed reviews in his tenure as chief software architect. Plus disaster recovery planning, readers review SPS 2003, following Microsoft's money and more.


Bill 2.0: 5-Year Performance Review

Microsoft watchers give Bill Gates mixed reviews for his performance since relinquishing the CEO title to become Chief Software Architect.

Time to Dump IE?

Internet Explorer is a hacker's dream. Can you (and should you) drop it right now?

Following Microsoft's Money

Changes to campaign finance laws mean a larger percentage of Microsoft political contributions now go to Democrats, but the company remains a force in both parties.

Virtual Servers in the Real World

Server consolidation may be a necessary evil, but either Virtual Server 2005 or GSX Server can ease the pain.

SharePoint Gets (Mostly) Top Marks

Once clear of the administrative learning curve, users give SPS 2003 high marks for ease of use and integration features.

An Ounce of Prevention

Disaster recovery planning can be worth a lot more than a pound of cure when your network goes down.


IT Weekly Roundup, October 29

From the business wires this week: Active Directory tools, storage solutions and more.

Buy Exam Vouchers on Amazon

Discounted exam vouchers can be used only at Pearson VUE testing centers.

IT Weekly Roundup, October 22

From the business wires this week: authentication solutions, enterprise-class switches and other tools to smoothen infrastructure management.

Shoring Up Security Skills for Free

Hand-on lab provides online access to security skills lab available for limited time.

IT Weekly Roundup, October 15

From the business wires this week: storage and backup solutions, e-mail security, network management, more.

CALL FOR USERS: MCSA: Security for Windows Server 2003

Looking for experts for advice on how to get the security certification.

IT Weekly Roundup, October 8

From the business wires this week: enterprise security management software, a USB fingerprint reader and upgraded switches.

Free Training Benefits Software Assurance Customers

New program provides for free training for those deploying Microsoft software from Microsoft Gold Partners for Learning Solutions participants.

Feel Free To Be a Stick in the Mud

Treading softly with SP2 makes for sound security policy.

IT Weekly Roundup, October 1

From the business wires this week: a security appliance for SMBs, e-mail storage upgrades and a security data management tool.

Cut From Longhorn, WinFS Is in Peril

Does Windows Future Storage really have a future?

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