July 2008 - Ray Ozzie: Cloud Man
As Bill Gates departs, Ray Ozzie takes over Microsoft's online strategy. Also in this issue, Sysvol's secrets, the unified communications puzzle, readers review SCCM 2007, and much more!
Windows Server 2008 has a new way to migrate Group Policies.
SCCM 2007's new maintenance, configuration-tracking and updated reporting features make it a must-have for large Windows sites.
IT workflow-automation products could be the key to accelerating your day-to-day IT tasks and helping you build IT processes.
ISVs look to fill in some of the pieces of Microsoft's unified communications vision.
As his boss Bill Gates departs, Ozzie takes Microsoft's online strategy into the cloud.
WinMagic SecureDoc's full-disk encryption provides easy-to-use security for laptops and remote users.
Hang on to your wallets -- Microsoft's lineup of online services probably won't come free.
Forefront Stirling's integrated components give it an edge over single-purpose products.
Foley on Microsoft
Microsoft's reticence notwithstanding, many people are excited about what Live Mesh can offer.
Directory Update puts users in charge of their own Active Directory administration.
Better make sure...especially when you're working with credit card information.
Of all the times to have a backup crisis, it had to be the eve of Y2K.
There are plenty of easier and more secure ways to authenticate users.
Readers share their tried-and-true SCCM queries.
You've already snapped up Microsoft-branded mice, keyboards and gaming consoles. Is a Microsoft data warehouse (DW) appliance in your future?
Microsoft issued a formal security advisory with an "urgent warning" to patch a general Domain Name System vulnerability that can enable spoofing attacks.
Windows Vista has been "rejected," or is not widely adopted in the enterprise segment, according to a Forrester Research report.
Microsoft's Brian Hall looks to better integrate the Windows Live online strategy.