Enterprise Infrastructure Management

  • July 20, 2005 20 Jul'05

    Microsoft's free plug-in helps Unix and Windows interoperate

    From file sharing to subsystem functions, Windows Services for Unix is a multitalented tool for managing a combination of Windows and Unix servers.

  • July 20, 2005 20 Jul'05

    Microsoft sees gold in customer service

    Microsoft is restructuring its customer service and support organization. As part of the plan, Redmond gets a new source of revenue. In return, all corporate customers will have access to the more responsive support that only Microsoft's largest ...

  • July 08, 2005 08 Jul'05

    How to evaluate external hardware

    This tip from our "How to Evaluate Hardware Guide," contributor Bernie Klinder teaches you how to evaluate external hardware components for your Windows infrastructure.

  • July 08, 2005 08 Jul'05

    How to evaluate internal hardware components

    This tip from's "How to evaluate Hardware Guide," examines what to consider when evaluating internal hardware components for your Windows infrastructure.

  • July 08, 2005 08 Jul'05

    What to do before evaluating hardware

    Here's a checklist of actions you should take before evaluating a hardware product for your Windows infrastructure.

  • June 23, 2005 23 Jun'05

    Microsoft sees opportunity in IT hinterlands

    Remote corporate sites have long been an IT backwater. Microsoft hopes to entice companies to upgrade those locations by offering new branch-office features for Windows clients and servers.

  • June 16, 2005 16 Jun'05

    It's the cabling, stupid!

    Why neglecting your networking cables could be the dumbest thing you ever do.

  • June 13, 2005 13 Jun'05

    Microsoft's mainframe strategy: Divide and conquer -- someday

    The Mainframe Migration Alliance knows the IBM zSeries community isn't ready to trash its mainframes just yet. But the recent migration of a Canadian insurance firm to Windows shows that Microsoft is making strides with smaller MIPS mainframe shops.

  • June 13, 2005 13 Jun'05

    Microsoft expands reach of best practices tool

    Free software that checks the configuration and general health of Windows Server System products will be modeled on the Exchange Best Practices Analyzer.

  • June 06, 2005 06 Jun'05

    Veritas makes room for 64-bit Windows

    The company brings its Storage Foundation High Availability product in line with the next version of Microsoft's Windows and offers new tools to manage the .NET Framework and SQL Server 2005.

  • June 03, 2005 03 Jun'05

    Summary: Connect users to network resources

    The third part in a continuing series on scripting explains how to use tools that let you identify users and computers outside a domain structure and make them connect to network shares -- depending on who and where they are.

  • May 31, 2005 31 May'05

    Quest Software snaps up Vintela for $56.5 million

    Quest Software this week acquired Vintela, a maker of software that lets Windows administrators manage heterogeneous platforms using Active Directory.

  • May 25, 2005 25 May'05

    Select the right tool to manage your workstations

    Numerous workstation management tools are on the market that can save you time. Here are some guidelines for choosing one with the important features you'll need.

  • May 11, 2005 11 May'05

    Microsoft's portly licensing guide going on a diet

    The software company is promising a more user-friendly Product Use Rights document as part of an ongoing revamp of its licensing program.

  • May 03, 2005 03 May'05

    Potential common ground for Windows, Unix and Linux

    The ability to manage network directories across operating system platforms may help remove some of the barriers between competing factions within IT shops.