December 2008 - Maritz vs. Microsoft

VMware and its new CEO Paul Maritz want you to virtualize every bit of your datacenter. Also in this issue: why giving overtime pay to help desk employees is a good idea, Exchange 2007 SP1 vs. BlackBerry policy settings, and more.


The Help Desk Overtime Bomb Is Ticking

IT managers who don't think that their help desk employees qualify for overtime pay might be very wrong -- and that can cost companies money.

Back to the (Virtual) Future

With the upcoming Virtual Datacenter Operating System, new VMware CEO Paul Maritz wants to virtualize every bit and byte of your data center.

Are ActiveSync's New Policies in Sync?

With Service Pack 1, Exchange 2007 gets a slew of new policy settings. We take a look at how they stack up against those of the BlackBerry.

Barney's Rubble

The Great Recession?

Inaction is no way to make it through an economic downturn. Here are some tips to stay afloat.

Foley on Microsoft

2009: The Year of Windows 7?

Consumers have good reason to be excited about the next OS -- and Microsoft has good reason to ship it sooner rather than later.

Mr. Roboto

Bionic Scheduled Task Reporting

Mr. Roboto revamps a previous script to help a user retrieve and save scheduled task information from multiple computers -- all using PowerShell.

Pop Quiz

Clustering and Rolling Upgrades (Exam 70-642)

Prof. Powershell

Lessons in Logic

How to use an IF construct in a PowerShell script.

Lessons in Logic (IGNORE THIS)

How to use an IF construct in a PowerShell script.

Security Advisor

Backup (Almost) Made Easy

Coming up with a good data recovery plan is no easy feat. That's where Microsoft's System Center Data Protection Manager comes in.

SQL Insider

A Fix for Database Orphans

A common problem when restoring databases is making orphans of users. Here's a quick solution.

Windows Advisor

Internet Impeded by ISA Server Firewall

A reader wants to speed up Internet behind and in front of the firewall.


SQL Injection Hits Amid the Holidays

Redmond continues to investigate a new zero-day bug affecting popular database application SQL Server.

ERP, Easy as NAV

Dynamics NAV 2009 brings business intelligence to users.

Microsoft Reaches for the Clouds

Redmond pulls back the curtain on several next-generation core products.

Hacked Off

Out of a need to protect new video game releases came an anti-tamper application that's now making its way into the enterprise.

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