August 2006 - Windows Watch Dog

A talk with the head of Microsoft Security Response Center, Stephen Toulouse. Plus, our IT admin quiz, Windows Server 2003 R2 and the new DFS, a look at Microsoft's new management team post-Bill Gates, virtual server roundup and more.


Second Time Around

Windows Server 2003 R2 and the new DFS.

MSRC: Emergency Response, Microsoft Style

When malware strikes Microsoft code, Stephen Toulouse and the MSRC team rush in to extinguish the fire.

To Serve and to Virtualize

Virtualization on the server side can add up to big savings in hardware costs.

Back to Basics Quiz

Are you the master of your Windows domain?

Going to the Bench: Can Redmond's Backups Keep 'Em in the Game?

New management team must fill the void left by Gates.

Exam Reviews

Exam 70-431: Covering the Bases

Don't be fooled by the introductory nature of this SQL Server 2005; be prepared to get tested on a broad spectrum of topics.

Product Reviews

Put Your Tasks on Automatic

Automate your task management without learning a new language.

Barney's Rubble

Let's Get Small

Upcoming Microsoft products will be more powerful and larger than their predecessors -- but with such great size comes great responsibilities.

Beta Man

Deja Vu

ISA Server 2006 is similar to its predecessor, but there's enough new stuff to make it worth a look.

Foley on Microsoft

Microsoft's Future Is ... Robotics?

Mary Jo talks with Microsoft about a world of robots.

Letters to Redmond

Letters@Redmondmag.com: August 2006

Readers give their impressions of Microsoft's "digital work style."

Mr. Roboto

Get Your Shell On

Automate admin tasks easier with the new Windows PowerShell.

Never Again

Virtual Panic

On one sunny summer day, this IT manager's network turned slow and lazy -- to his consternation.

Security Advisor

Bit by Bit

Encrypt an entire system partition with Microsoft's BitLocker for Windows Vista.

Windows Insider

Get a Grip on Those Gripes

From software packaging to lying users, the world can be an annoying place for IT admins.


Adesso Looks to Mobilize Application Development

A Q&A with John Landry, co-founder of Adesso Systems.

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