February 2006 - When Disaster Strikes
Plus: disaster recovery strategies in worst-case scenarios; hardware troubleshooting, the HP way; mixed-environment directory services; more.
Leading IT experts help answer the question: What if?
Users say the long-awaited new version of Microsoft’s customer relationship management (CRM) software fixes a host of problems.
Hardware troubleshooting can be difficult, but a methodical approach can do wonders. Here's how it's done at one of the world's largest IT services companies.
Red Hat Directory Service helps join Windows and Linux environments.
When your many job responsibilities include "teacher," these demonstration tools can help get the message across.
Universal Imaging Utility's single master image can streamline your imaging process.
These tools can help you use Group Policy to restrict access to USB ports and various hardware devices.
Doug discovers that it's Redmond's readers who really know how to bring on the funny.
Microsoft throws in a bevy of new features in Internet Explorer 7 to improve security -- but are they enough?
Foley on Microsoft
Foley's list of the top 10 things she would do if she was in charge of Microsoft's check book.
Letters to Redmond
Which is it: mirroring or clustering? Plus, readers sound off on the future of FoxPro.
Now that you've got those filters going, Joern takes a look at what else you can do to help keep incoming e-mails clean.
VMware's Player tool can make architectures you used to only dream of a reality. Our new Windows Insider columnist, Greg Shields, walks you through the possibilities as well as tips for increasing performance.
Popular "second-shot" promotion keeps coming back; this time, it's worldwide.
Microsoft releases two more exams, aimed at MCITP for SQL Server DBA candidates.
From the business wires this week: an application control manager for Windows servers, backup and recovery software and an authentication appliance.
From the business wires this week: a .NET-based identity management system, a solution for completely erasing data, an e-mail archival app and a device for recording mouse movements.
Zero-day exploits are forcing Microsoft to be more flexible in its game plan.