Windows shops were faced with many challenges in 2007 — from creating a rock-solid disaster recovery plan to building a business case for Windows Server 2008. Here are SearchWinIT.com's best tips of the year on the IT issues that kept the Windows enterprise abuzz.
Vista features that may hurry your migration plans
Much ado has been made about some of Vista's flashier features. Expert Bernie Klinder talks about the ones that really improve end users' experiences and may have them clamoring for a quicker upgrade plan from IT managers.
Disaster recovery plans: Best integrated into daily operations
Expert Russell Olsen explains how to define your IT universe, the first step in developing a solid disaster recovery plan.
Charting a disaster recovery plan
Once you've defined your IT universe, expert Russell Olsen breaks down the process of creating a disaster recovery plan and integrating it into your daily work.
64-bit Windows – help or hype?
Getting ready to make the move to 64-bit Windows? Get up to speed on the intricacies of the technology and the issues you might encounter with 64-bit applications.
Incident management made easier with Microsoft Service Desk
Expert Stuart Galup gives the skinny on Microsoft's help desk software, called Service Desk, and explains why help desk software and automated incident management can make your life a lot easier.
Making the business decision to move to Windows Server 2008
Migration to Windows Server 2008 is on the mind of most IT managers. Make your best business case by knowing all about the features that can save time and money.
Disaster recovery planning: The execution methodology
Certain methods create a solid disaster recovery plan that every IT manager should follow. Expert Russell Olsen breaks down the key steps to proper disaster recovery planning.
Take a hard look at your disaster recovery plan
Four major steps are required to properly evaluate an IT disaster recover plan test. Disaster recovery expert Russell Olsen addresses the first two: identifying source files and doing a verbal walkthrough.
Taking on Windows configuration management
Windows configuration management is certainly a difficult task. While it may not be the most fun you've ever had, it will save you a lot of pain down the road.
Tracking help desk tickets: Policies and procedures
Your help desk gets a lot of requests, so how should you keep track of what's coming in and what gets the highest priority? Learn how to analyze data to create and implement a finely tuned help desk policy.