April 2005

  • Arranging and manipulating data

    In the second article in our continuing series on scripting, noted scripting expert Christa Anderson covers some advanced scripting concepts and offers several tips that will help you debug your sc...

  • Seven quick scripting tips

    In the second article in our continuing series on scripting, noted scripting expert Christa Anderson covers some advanced scripting concepts and offers several tips that will help you debug your sc...

  • Simplify with subroutines

    In the second article in our continuing series on scripting, noted scripting expert Christa Anderson covers some advanced scripting concepts and offers several tips that will help you debug your sc...

  • Combining operators with functions

    In the second article in our continuing series on scripting, noted scripting expert Christa Anderson covers some advanced scripting concepts and offers several tips that will help you debug your sc...

  • Grouping objects

    In the second article in our continuing series on scripting, noted scripting expert Christa Anderson covers some advanced scripting concepts and offers several tips that will help you debug your sc...

  • It's time to increase your scripting expertise: Summary

    In the second article in our continuing series on scripting, noted scripting expert Christa Anderson covers some advanced scripting concepts and offers several tips that will help you debug your sc...

  • Where do objects come from?

    In the second article in our continuing series on scripting, noted scripting expert Christa Anderson covers some advanced scripting concepts and offers several tips that will help you debug your sc...

  • Windows Server 2003 'R2' beta on standby

    Testers will be able to download the public beta of the warm-up for Longhorn after Microsoft works out some administrative kinks.

  • Survey: Midmarket ripe for storage spending

    A new study by AMI Partners predicts small and mid-sized companies will double their spending on storage in the next five years.

  • Design storage architectures for SMS with care

    While Microsoft's Systems Management Server is a boon for managing complex Windows environments, make sure your storage architecture is designed to avoid a disk I/O bottleneck.

  • Scripting School: Increase your scripting expertise

    In the second article in our continuing series on scripting, scripting expert Christa Anderson covers some advanced scripting concepts and offers tips that will help you debug your scripts.

  • Use SMS as a tool to battle spyware

    Find out how to use SMS and a modified host file to help keep systems safe from ads, banners, cookies and Web bugs.

  • A CIO's guide to Microsoft negotiations

    Survivors -- and some winners -- of Microsoft software license negotiations share their cautionary tales.

  • Longhorn overshadows 64-bit at WinHEC

    Microsoft executives devoted a lot of speech time to 64-bit computing at the software company's annual hardware show, but most of the buzz centered on the latest update about its next-generation op...

  • Top five security enhancements in 2003 SP1

    Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 will help you gain insight into your server security and protect against malicious activity. Read about SP1's five most significant enhancements.

  • Microsoft unveils new MCAP certification

    Microsoft has announced its first new certification credential in more than a year, the Microsoft Certified Architecture Program, or MCAP. Ed Tittel explains.

  • Checklist: Use secedit to configure workgroup security

    Going computer to computer to configure workgroup security is a time-consuming task. Roberta Bragg offers a better way to get the job done: Use the secedit command.

  • IT pros find backup software that 'fits'

    Deciding which backup software package to use can be challenging with all of the choices on the market. Here, three IT managers, each with different needs and budgets, share their stories about cho...

  • Hardware makers urged to jump on Longhorn bandwagon

    Bill Gates says Microsoft will help manufacturers prove to customers that new servers and desktops will be able to handle the load when the Longhorn versions of Windows hit the market.

  • Streamline AD replication in Windows Server 2003

    Active Directory replication under Windows 2000 Server was ungainly, barely able to complete data transmission. With Windows Server 2003, linked value replication greatly improves the process.