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  • You're specialized? Your job may be on the line

    Industry pundits at Gartner say that if your IT job is narrowly defined, then watch your back. By 2010, successful IT professionals will be versatile and know how to synthesize business knowledge and IT competency. 

  • New MCP exam betas already underway

    Expert Ed Tittel runs through the roster of new Microsoft certifications, along with the planned data test periods where applicable. 

  • SOX boosts IT salaries

    A recent survey from Robert Half Technology says the demand for SOX auditors will help drive industry salaries up in 2006. 

  • restore point

    A restore point is a saved "snapshot" of a computer's data at a specific time. Restore points are a component of the Windows System Restore utility. By creating a restore point, you can save the state of the operating system and your own data so tha... 

  • red screen of death

    The red screen of death is a term coined by some early testers of Longhorn (the code name for Microsoft's latest Windows operating system) who, in May 2005, came across an error message appearing against an all-red display screen. 

  • fragmentation

    In some operating system's file systems, a data file over a certain size is stored in several "chunks" or fragments rather than in a single contiguous sequence of bits in one place on the storage medium, a process that is called fragmentation. 

  • seat management

    Seat management is a method of coordinating all the workstations in an enterprise network by overseeing the installation, operation, and maintenance of hardware and software at each workstation. 

  • Smart Tags

    Microsoft's Smart Tags were a proposed feature of Windows XP that would allow Microsoft and its partners to insert their own links into any Web page viewed through its Internet Explorer browser. 

  • verbose logging

    Verbose logging is a computer logging mode that records more information than the usual logging mode. 

  • Winbind

    Winbind is a program that allows users in a heterogeneous network to log in using workstations that have either Unix or Windows NT operating systems.