November 2006 - Microsoft Gets a New Man at the Middle

As Burgum steps down and Nadella steps up, Microsoft continues its mid-market roll. Plus, Doug Barney explores how well Microsoft Dynamics can work for your company; readers tell their tales of wonder and woe after leaving systems administration behind for new careers in IT consulting; Todd Lammle goes in-depth with what you should do to get ready for IPv6; and much, much more.


Microsoft Gets a New Man at the Middle

As Burgum steps down and Nadella steps up, Microsoft continues its mid-market roll.

The ABCs of IPv6

IP version 6 is poised to revolutionize networking. Here's why you should care and what you need to do to get ready.

Making the Jump to IT Consulting

Jumping ship from a career as a systems admin to that of an IT consultant can be stressful but ultimately rewarding. Some Redmond readers tell their tales of wonder and woe.

Should You Buy Microsoft Dynamics?

Microsoft is pushing Dynamics as one-stop shopping for midsize companies seeking ERP, and as an add-on and integration tool for large enterprises. Should you push for Dynamics in your shop?

Microsoft Virtual PC: Good Enough -- for the Price

Virtual PC may be free, but its lack of key features makes its more expensive competitor increasingly attractive.

Product Reviews

Control Your World

Total Traffic Control puts you at the helm of your network traffic.

Barney's Rubble


Doug welcomes the newest member of the Redmond publication family, Redmond Developer News.

Beta Man

Shell Game

Microsoft's PowerShell puts scripting power in your hands.

Foley on Microsoft

Vista: 5 Reasons to Deploy; 5 to Delay

Which will you choose?

Letters to Redmond

Letters@Redmondmag.com: Nov. 2006

This month, readers take issue with our use of bikers to depict "IT Gone Bad." Plus, is Microsoft taking unfair advantage by jumping into the security market, or just doing its job?

Mr. Roboto

Got the Time?

Reader Tim FitzPatrick sends in a great scripting tip for managing time across time zones.

Never Again

Just Say No

Drinking and disk management just don't mix.

Security Advisor

To Outsource -- or Not

For some security chores, outsourcing just might be the right answer.

Windows Insider

The Poor Man's VMFS

Greg walks you through new ways to set up this technology.


Vista Rounds the Final Turn

Will the new OS really launch as strongly as Microsoft is predicting?

Vigano Sees Live Interest Growing

New GM targets IT generalists at SMBs.

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