March 2007 - Open Source Enlightenment
Microsoft veers toward the light in its new approach to open source. Plus, is Microsoft ready to play nice with its competitors?; how IT can look to baseball for better management strategies; our top five cool Vista tricks; a look at the changes -- for better or worse -- in Office 2007; and much, much more.
The company appears as if it wants to work cooperatively with competitors.
Even if you never have to use these, it's good just to know they're there.
The updated interface and raft of new features in Office 2007 will eventually make users more productive, but getting to that point is a struggle.
How IT can look to baseball for better management strategies.
Desktop Authority exerts the maximum level of control with a minimal amount of effort.
Sometimes, the unfashionable choice is smart the smart one.
This month, readers question the extent of Microsoft's innovation, wonder why more people use Google over Yahoo, and more.
EventReporter can help make event log management...manageable.
Scott looks at the fairly static state of Microsoft negotiations, and what you can do about it.
Your DNS is a sweet spot for hackers who want to compromise your network; learn to protect it.
There's nothing otherworldly about Vista's OS imaging tool -- just some command-line craziness.
Analysts wonder how choppy the waters will be.