January 2005 - Best of the Best
The 2005 Readers' Choice Awards: More than 2,000 readers pick favorites in 42 product categories. Plus: a roundup of IDSes, a look at Microsoft's MOM 2005 and spam's new nemesis, Sender ID.
SQL Server Reporting Services earns solid if not stellar marks from early adopters—and you can't beat the price.
2005 Redmond Magazine Readers' Choice Survey: Find out how your favorite tool fared as nearly 2,200 readers pick their favorites in more than 40 product categories.
We test three software-based intrusion detection systems that can help alert you when you've got barbarians at the gate.
Fighting spam requires authenticating e-mail addresses on the fly. Despite igniting a battle of its own, the Microsoft-backed Sender ID spec
is shaping up as the best option.
From the business wires this week: a policy compliance solution, Group Policy security and admin tools, and a network protocols handbook.
Latest version of educational portal solution is cool for school.
Competency exam for Microsoft partners tasked with building Windows-based systems officially debuts Wednesday.
From the business wires this week: a solution to launch applications remotely but securely, a remote PC management suite, and more.
Eleventh year of Microsoft MVP program recognizes professionals in eight more countries. Also: Microsoft Office Outlook Live.
Exam released at private sales partner summit in Seattle.
Promotion is extension of program that's been available to Cisco Academy students.
From the business wires this week: security tool for finding info holes on Web sites, hosted messaging and collaboration solution and a blazingly fast SATA hard drive.
From the business wires this week: Microsoft's antispyware, Xbox 2, management solutions, developer tools and a portable magneto-optical drive.
Call for Comments: Redmond wants to know what value you place on Software Assurance.
Microsoft once again extends custom support contract provisions for large NT 4.0 Server users and throws an unintended bone to smaller shops.
Rapid-fire releases to include SP1, x64, R2 and the Longhorn Beta.