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  • Beta for SUS 2.0 utility proves elusive

    Creating a test version of Software Update Services 2.0 is taking Microsoft longer than expected. There are signs, however, that Redmond is close to finishing work on the free patch management tool. 

  • Will Gates' e-mail postage idea stamp out spam?

    A kooky e-mail scam solves the spam menace. As ridiculous (and ironic) as that sounds, it's similar to an idea that Bill Gates floated recently at a forum in Switzerland. 

  • Vendor-funded research falls on deaf ears

    IT professionals say they pay little attention to research funded by vendors. That appears to be true for a new study by Jupiter Research that rates Microsoft and its open source rivals on interoperability. 

  • Microsoft firewall dispels myth of hardware superiority

    An updated version of Microsoft's Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server is proof that software firewalls have surpassed their hardware counterparts, one expert says. 

  • Incentives aim to nudge users off Windows NT

    With extended support for Windows NT 4.0 ending this year, Microsoft is creating a number of incentive programs to move NT users to newer versions of its server operating system. 

  • Active Directory: Designing made simple

    How difficult or intricate should you get when creating forests, trees, domain and OUs? Remember, ease of administration is key. Here are some points you should consider. 

  • The top Windows products of the year

    The editors of recently assessed the 2003 crop of enterprise Windows products. See which ones were rated most useful in keeping users' desktops, servers and Exchange applications up and running. 

  • Longhorn may bridge the thin, fat client worlds

    If all goes as planned, Microsoft's Longhorn will offer a compromise for those mired in the debate over thin versus fat clients. 

  • Avoiding Active Directory's trouble spots

    If you're like nearly half of Microsoft's enterprise customers, you are still in the process of moving servers off of NT and onto Windows 2000 or Windows Server 2003, and you are still sweating over building your Interview | 26 Jan 2004

  • MS quiet as SCO goes nuclear on Novell

    Everyone thought Microsoft's Martin Taylor was going to be the big party-crasher at LinuxWorld this week. As it turned out, Taylor's "get the facts" anti-Linux routine paled in comparison to the SCO Group's bombshell: a big, fat lawsuit against Novel...