December 2005 - SQL Server 2005

Will tight stack integration help Microsoft bulldoze the competition? And what does it offer you? Plus: Anti-spyware special and get the most out of SMS.


SQL 2005: The Integrated Stack Is Back

Is all this integration among Microsoft components good for customers?

Getting the Most out of SMS

Tips and tricks from an SMS veteran to help you recoup your investment in Microsoft's System Management Server.

Spyware Meets Its Match -- Almost

Microsoft's anti-spyware tool works well enough, but some readers question its categorization and detection capabilities.

Spies in Every Corner

These tools help eliminate spyware, keep your systems clean and running efficiently and—most importantly—protect vital information.


Call for Reviewers: Developer, SQL Exams

If your plans call for taking the new-generation MCP developer and SQL exams in the next few weeks, tell us how you plan to approach them and what steps you'll take to pass them.

IT Weekly Roundup, Dec. 16

From the business wires: Group Policy management software, a solution for migrating customer data into Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0, and an 8GB USB flash drive.

Developer Exams Waiting in the Wings

Wave of new developer and IT exams in beta testing during December.

Virtual Server Farm in a Box

Licensing changes will give IT a reason to take a hard look at Datacenter Server.

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