June 2008 - Vista SP1: That's It?!
This month, we examine Vista SP1's hits and misses. Plus, we show you how IT is becoming more social; process automation can be a boon for IT -- if done right; e-mail archiving, storage and compliance pose a tough challenge; product and rearder reviews; and much more!
The hugely anticipated Service Pack 1 for Windows Vista hits the mark in some instances. In others -- not so much.
Automating IT processes can help keep your staff focused on critical tasks, but starting a project involves inherently complex decisions.
The flood of social-networking technologies rushing into the enterprise is forcing IT to become still more flexible.
Microsoft's new System Center Essentials fits the bill for managing small to midsize businesses.
New and established tools help admins get control of Windows Vista on the enterprise network.
E-mail archiving and storage that ensure compliance with regulatory standards continue to be an ongoing challenge.
This appliance can help accelerate ASP.NET Web traffic over your network.
More than a year after its release, users still haven't warmed to the new OS.
Upcoming anti-malware suite offers integrated solution across the enterprise.
Foley on Microsoft
Vista SP2 might be a whole new OS in everything but name only.
These routines take last month's tool a few steps further.
Testing and backup problems result in an all-nighter for a health care IT staff.
Or, "The Vacation That Wasn't."
Microsoft's Certificate Services has a new name and new functionality. Here's an overview.
Here are some tips for dealing with users in a relatively pain-free fashion.
Three months after the release of Windows Vista Service Pack 1, Microsoft has issued what it calls a "reliability update" to sweep out any glitches.
Requirements for professional security certification for IT workers in civilian agencies, now being readied by the Office of Management and Budget.
Microsoft on Tuesday issued a new security advisory after the discovery of "a recent escalation in a class of attacks" targeting Web sites.
Microsoft is serious about June 30 being the end date for selling XP licenses with new computers.
The results of an online test conducted by U.K. anti-virus firm Sophos found that more often than not, PC users don't install Microsoft's monthly patches.
Microsoft reissues a "critical" patch relating to Bluetooth wireless technology that was released last week as part of its June update cycle.
Computer Economics released a new report characterizing the adoption rate of Windows Vista by businesses as "slow."
Microsoft works to correct issue that kept some administrators using System Center Configuration Manager 2007 from downloading the latest security updates.
IT pros wanting to try out the latest Microsoft Hyper-V virtualization technology can now get the Release Candidate 1 (RC1) version via Windows Update.
Verizon Business reports that more than half of the data breaches on enterprise systems go undetected and are caused by general negligence and lax security.
Masters series aims to fill gap between Professional series and Architect series of certifications.
Exam 70-652 offers MCPs a chance to prove expertise in setting up and configuring virtual machines.
Technology reporter Mary Jo Foley discovered a Microsoft FAQ that appears to indicate Microsoft's official name for the next version of Office.
Redmond projects a rollout of seven fixes, with three rated critical, three important and one moderate.
Microsoft Corp. is now selling its wares directly to consumers.
Microsoft's founder and chairman kicked off Tech-Ed with a keynote that took an opportunity to look back, as well as provided a glimpse into the future.
Paying for word processing software may soon be a thing of past if Microsoft competitors Adobe, Google and IBM have any say.
Microsoft continued to investigate what it called public reports of a remote code execution threat for XP and Vista when Apple's Safari Web browser is installed.
Microsoft and Yahoo! look to uncertain futures as merger falls through.
Ringside Networks' Bob Bickel brings customers closer with social-networking technologies.
Updated service has compatible metadata.