July 2005 - It's Groove Baby!

Redmond interviews Ray Ozzie. Plus: Bag big bucks for your next project; Dump your DMZ; WSUS: Better name, better product and much more!


Build a Better Business Case

Need cash for your next big project? Don't sweat it -- IT managers share their time-tested tips for prying open the corporate wallet.

Halt: Who Goes There?

Biometric devices offer more security than standalone passwords. Here are three products that go beyond the basics for authentication and verification.

It's Groove Baby!

Redmond's newest CTO hopes to make his mark on Microsoft's collaboration efforts, and perhaps much more.

WSUS: Better Name, Better Product

Readers report that Microsoft's Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) tool is a vast improvement over its predecessor SUS.

An Open Look at Groupware

Open source groupware is better than ever, but for those seeking to replace Exchange, some caveats apply. Jim Conley examines the state of open source groupware and why it matters in a Microsoft shop.

Product Reviews

Management Muscle

AppManager gives you the tools you need to keep a firm grip on network operations.

Get Your Groove On

Remote collaboration moves forward with Groove Virtual Office's many workflow tools.

Barney's Rubble

CIO Blind Spots

Can CIOs really be the all-knowing technology gurus we want them to be?

Beta Man

Virtual Server Grows Up

Beta Man highlights the enhancements Service Pack 1 brings to Virtual Server 2005.

Letters to Redmond

Readers Respond July 2005

Readers discuss 64-bit, desktop Linux and our new security columnist, Joern Wettern.

Mr. Script

Device Management

The command-line tool DevCon.exe provides a ton of functionality.

Security Advisor

Dump Your DMZ!

Many DMZs aren't as secure as you might think -- here's how to determine if yours have outlived their usefulness.


Steps Microsoft Should Take to Improve Security

The topic this month is no laughing matter.

Windows Insider

What's New in R2

Bill likes much of what he finds in the latest Windows Server 2003 upgrade.


A Question of Scale

Benchmark published for SQL Server 2005; scalability story is mixed.

Mobile Feature Pack to Upgrade Security

Technologies coming this fall should make configuring, administering and securing exchange e-mail via mobile phones an order of magnitude easier.

A Script for Success

Former Novell VAR aims to put Boca Raton on Windows map -- again.

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