Should IT be the long arm of the law? Plus: Thumbs sideways for Baseline Security Analyzer; 7 ways to the get the most out of MOM; server management shootout and more.
The right server management tool closely monitors your network and offers proactive responses to most common problems.
Many businesses expect IT to use
the equivalent of a radar gun and monitor employees for infractions. But laying down the law can have serious repercussions, both for employees and the IT departments doing the watching.
Microsoft's free vulnerability scanner works well—as long as you don't have to stretch it too far.
There's a saying in IT that
"complexity is the enemy of security." It's also the enemy of efficiency, troubleshooting
and other critical network functions. Here are six ways to untangle that crowded web
Remote management has never been a Microsoft strong suit, but Windows Server 2003 is helping users manage servers that no IT staff can touch.
Advice from an in-the-trenches expert for getting the most out of Microsoft
From the business wires this week: a bevy of anti-virus, anti-spyware and anti-spam solutions to keep your computer clean and you sane.
Popular exam savings and retake offer extended through Microsoft Certfied Partners and Microsoft Business Solutions programs.
Windows OneCare service provides one-stop solution against malware and mucked-up computers.
From the business wires this week: a GPMC tool for change control, free network monitoring software, and Microsoft invests in LapLink.
Microsoft's exam retake promotion is coming to an end on May 31, which means just a sliver of time remains to take advantage of it.
From the business wires this week: data recovery software for Windows File Systems, a .NET tool for creating application skins, and a near-indestructible tablet PC.
Defrauded customers may be eligible for free Windows XP Pro, but with some strings attached.
From the business wires this week: a .NET framework that supports ASP.NET; products and services that reduce your spam intake; and an online service that can help you recover Microsoft Access files.
Beefed-up four-ways and "Truland" take center stage.
A look at Microsoft's current collaboration technologies and how Groove Networks' Vritual Office fits in.
Latest attempt to bring data mining to the masses with SQL Server 2005 hinges on new features, ease-of-use and low cost.
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