October 2006 - IT Gone Bad
Spying, blackmailing and thievery -- are there criminals in your IT shop? Plus Don Jones takes an in-depth look at ServerCore, the stripped-down, rock-solid version of Longhorn; Rick Taylor takes you inside an enterprise SharePoint installation in "The SharePoint Diaries"; readers share their take on the new Linux-friendly Virtual Server; and much, much more.
Itching to deploy Microsoft's powerful new SharePoint portal server technology? Better know what you're getting yourself into first.
The new Server Core is a stripped-down, rock-solid version of Longhorn.
Spying, blackmailing and thievery -- are there criminals in your IT shop?
Now that it's free and has "official" Linux support, users find Virtual Server 2005 R2 a more compelling option.
PolicyMaker Application Security lets you apply specific, application-level privileges.
Is it time for Gates in 2008?
Windows PowerShell is almost ready for prime time.
Foley on Microsoft
With IE 7 due to go live shortly, it's time to start speculating about the next versions!
Letters to Redmond
Is the Redmond staff just a bunch of crybabies? One reader thinks so. Plus feedback on Microsoft's appetitie for competitors and more 3Com switch woes.
Lift the load of downloads using Window's Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) 2.0.
What happens when a query goes wrong -- very, very wrong.
Security risks for computer users on the go keep multiplying.
Using Microsoft's new File Storage Resource Manager tool to stop users from filling up their hard drives with all sorts of useless stuff.
In a Merrill Lynch survey asking CIOs what their intentions were for enterprise and server software spending, many indicated that they planned to push back plans to upgrade to Windows Vista.
Niall Kennedy, touted as an important hire for Microsoft's Live effort, talks about what went wrong during his short tenure.
Each company's licensing plan figures to play a role in winning the middleware battle.