May 2007 - Game Plan for Vista Security

An early, well-planned move to Microsoft's new OS can be the answer to enterprise security challenges. Plus, we debate whether Citrix and VMware can mix, how IT shops are dealing with the problem of IM, what tools can help you lay the groundwork for Exchange 2007, and much more!


Citrix and VMware: Oil and Water?

Two technologies. One chemistry experiment. Can they mix?

IT vs. IM

Instant Messaging (IM) makes tactical communication a snap, but too often IM serves as a doorway for hackers. Here's how IT can wrestle with the problem.

Your Vista Game Plan

An early, well-planned move to Microsoft's new OS could be the answer to enterprise security challenges.

Laying the Groundwork: Exchange Server 2007

Moving to Exchange Server 2007 is a complex process with stringent requirements. Make sure you have the tools and infrastructure in place before you begin.

Manage and Manage Alike

In today's inherently disparate networks, you need a management tool that can take control of all your Windows and open source systems.

MOSS Gathers Momentum

Readers rave about the new and improved Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007.

Product Reviews

Right Gun...Wrong Ammo

Web filtering is problematic at best, but iPrism puts up a solid defense.

Barney's Rubble

I'm All Ears

Opinions about Vista are as varied as the day is long.

Foley on Microsoft

Software+Services Madness

If Microsoft can't even explain its SaaS strategy, how can it expect anyone to buy into it?

Letters to Redmond


This month, readers chime in on Microsoft and open source, and sound off about the Office UI.

Mr. Roboto

Stay on Schedule

Need to keep track of all your network's scheduled tasks? Here's just the tool to do it.

Security Advisor

Patch It Up

Tips for picking your ultimate patching tool.

Windows Insider

Isolation Automation Exploration: Part I

Vista makes system-to-system IPSec authentication MUCH easier, if you know how to use it.


Reinventing Windows Security

Microsoft's Toulouse thinks Windows Vista's new security walls will prove thick enough.

Vista's Jackrabbit Start

Some analysts say, "Whoa, not so fast!"

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