June 2006 - Storm Warning

How IT recovered from Hurricane Katrina, performance tuning in Tour de SQL Part III, educating your users against hackers, Exchange Server 2003 and Small Business Server 2003 reviews, and more.


Tour de SQL Part III: Performance Tuning

SQL Server 2005 gives you new tools to help your database performance stay ahead of the pack.

Storm Warning

How Jefferson Parish planned for and responded to the worst disaster in U.S. history, and the lessons IT professionals can learn from it.

Exchange Server 2003 -- Read All About It

See how these Exchange books stack up and decide which ones you should add to your library.

SBS 2003: Room for Improvement

Small Business Server 2003 is stable and easy to maintain, but readers say it could use a few more tools and options.

Reach Out & Hack Someone

Provide your users with the right common knowledge so they can practice common sense.

Product Reviews

Plug Those Portable Holes

DeviceWall helps you control those portable storage devices on your network.

Barney's Rubble

The Barney Browser

Doug offers his suggestions for the perfect Web browser.

Foley on Microsoft

Office Dinosaurs Unite

Microsoft is calling workers everywhere to join its "digital work style" revolution.

Letters to Redmond

Letters@Redmondmag.com: June 2006

Extreme computing, beta testing, password tips, Microsoft Live and more.

Mr. Roboto

Hoarding Logs

Archive your security logs in one place with this command-line tool.

Never Again

I've Put My Finger on the Problem...

Powering down the wrong server makes for a sticky situation, plus another admin shares his virus horror story.

Security Advisor

Share and Share Alike

Microsoft's Shared Computer Toolkit can help ease the pain of configuring security for a shared computer.

Windows Insider

Speed Up Terminal Server

Streamline your Terminal Services for Windows 2003 with these Registry tweaks.


Squall Line

Microsoft produced a cloudburst of product releases in 2006. Now a second shower is approaching. What's the forecast?

Users Speak Out on IE 7

Long-awaited browser gets mixed reviews.

Office 365 Watch

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