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  • Who's afraid of Microsoft?

    The fallout -- and intrigue -- generated by a research report critical of Microsoft continues. While not exactly the Pentagon Papers, a high-tech trade group's scathing indictment of Windows cost the lead author his job and created an industry buzz t... 

  • Windows tool set allows workgroup collaboration

    Windows Server 2003 features a little-publicized set of collaboration tools that enables users to set up a team Web site for a workgroup and allows those workgroup members to publish information on that site. 

  • Sage says MS Datacenter was wise choice

    Sage Telecom is a new-enough company not to be saddled with legacy systems so, with a wide-open choice for a data center operating system, it opted for Microsoft's Datacenter Server. 

  • Massachusetts budget czar bullish on open-source

    Massachusetts' top budget official says he wants the state to become a leader in government IT practices. To demonstrate its commitment, the Bay State will give top consideration to open-source software and standards whenever possible, said Eric Kris... 

  • Microsoft competitors not gloating over lawsuit loss

    When Microsoft stumbles, there's usually a legion of competitors standing by to gloat. That's decidedly not the case in the wake of a $521 million judgment against Microsoft over a Web browser patent. The collective response has been more like, "Uh-o... 

  • Beta for SUS 2.0 on hold for now

    The beta trial for Microsoft's Software Update Services 2.0 has been briefly delayed. In an e-mail to customers, Microsoft offered some hints about its plans for the Windows patch management application. 

  • Expert: Good security tools 10 years away

    IT security staff need to learn how to batten down the hatches more quickly, because it doesn't look like software security will get better anytime soon, one security expert warns. 

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    Educate yourself and explore free chapters from best-selling technical books on Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Active Directory, security and many more. 

  • MS licensing message slowly getting through

    With Licensing 6.0, Microsoft set out to make its licensing easier for customers to understand. The program's message is starting to succeed, experts say, albeit slowly. 

  • Windows service pack tool draws early praise

    Windows customers say they were pleased to learn that they can now use Software Update Services (SUS) to distribute service packs, but many say they wish Microsoft had given them advance notice of the new capabilities.