February 2005 - Microsoft's $11 Billion Man

Jeff Raikes expounds on Office, Software Assurance and the work life of the future. Plus: Instant Messaging goes enterprise; what users think of SP2; and 10 essential rules for patch management.


Microsoft's $11 Billion Man

Jeff Raikes, head of Microsoft's Information Worker unit, expounds on Office, Software Assurance and the changing nature of life at work.

The 10 Essential Rules of Patch Management

The more work you put in up front, the easier it will be to get and stay current when the patches hit.

Talk Among Yourselves

A private IM environment may be just the answer to give your company all the benefits of IM while mitigating the inherent security risks.

SP2: More Ammo for the Security Battle

Rollout pain aside, users laud the long overdue enhancements that SP2 brings to IE, along with new GPOs, RPC lockdown and more.

Real-World GPMC Troubleshooting

The Group Policy Management Console can be a powerful troubleshooting too—if you know how to use it.


IT Weekly Roundup, Feb. 25

From the business wires this week: free online spyware detection, a mobile Exchange management tool, WinZip for Outlook, and more.

MCSE: Security Tops 4,000

Growing ranks of those with MCSE: Security offers some proof that security remains hot.

Exams Under the Radar: Licensing Solutions

More competency exams available for Microsoft software licensing experts.

IT Weekly Roundup, Feb. 18

From the business wires this week: compliance and auditing tools, a security and antitheft tracking solution, and more.

Partner Up on XP Exam

Two can take Microsoft's Exam 70-270 for the price of single exam; available for limited time.

IT Weekly Roundup, Feb. 11

From the business wires this week: an Oracle plug-in for .NET, a VPN client, a LAN management solution and more.

New Certification for Administrative Scripters

Consider yourself a scripting expert? Prove it with this certification.

IT Weekly Roundup, Feb. 4

From the business wires this week: AD tools; antispam solutions; tape appliances that compress, encrypt and sign data; and more.

New Twist to Exams: Just Do It

Microsoft's Learning Group to introduce simulations to MCP exams; new question type already available in Windows Server 2003 core exams.

Network Engines: Back from the Brink

A Q&A with CEO John Curtis

Itanium Feels the Squeeze

Moves by HP and Microsoft force the 64-bit chip further into a high-end niche.

Certification: It's Not Just for Admins Anymore

Lieberman Software brings in an MCT to boost the tech knowledge of its sales force.

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