Enterprise Infrastructure Management

  • October 31, 2004 31 Oct'04

    Exam Cram Quiz #1 Answer Key

    Check your answers to the 10 Exam Cram prep questions from the MCSE Exam Cram 2 book "Designing security for a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 network."

  • October 20, 2004 20 Oct'04

    Desktop Linux not yet making a dent in the enterprise

    Although vendors such as Novell and Red Hat are starting to roll out products that help manage open source desktops, there are still some nagging issues that are keeping Linux from making headway with enterprises entrenched on the Windows client.

  • October 19, 2004 19 Oct'04

    Microsoft gets physical on processor prices

    With the coming wave of dual-core and multi-core processors from Intel and AMD, Microsoft pledges to charge customers only on a per-physical-processor basis, throwing down a pricing challenge to the likes of IBM and Oracle.

  • October 18, 2004 18 Oct'04

    Cisco and Microsoft strike deal on perimeter security

    The companies' respective network-edge technologies will be interoperable, according to a Microsoft official, who also outlined the projected release dates for several Windows-related products and services.

  • September 23, 2004 23 Sep'04

    Microsoft answers admins' WUS questions

    In an interactive forum for IT administrators, Microsoft officials outlined features and related plans for its Windows Update Services patch management tool.

  • September 01, 2004 01 Sep'04

    Microsoft CEO leaves Linux out of industry kudos

    Speaking to an audience in open-standards territory, Steve Ballmer challenged Linux on Web services, copyright indemnification, cost and developer unity.

  • August 27, 2004 27 Aug'04

    Microsoft lightens Longhorn

    The word from Redmond is that the next client version of the Windows operating system won't feature some previously promised items.

  • August 10, 2004 10 Aug'04

    Microsoft reportedly working on licensing revamp

    (First of two parts. Click here to read part two.)

    Negotiating a software license agreement with Microsoft...

  • July 30, 2004 30 Jul'04

    Opinion: Network admins need Microsoft-Cisco unity

    If Microsoft and Cisco Systems' perimeter security offerings don't end up playing well together, network administrators will be forced to jury-rig a solution. And the juxtaposition of "jury-rig" and "network security" is not a good thing.

  • July 30, 2004 30 Jul'04

    64-bit Windows for the price of 32

    Microsoft has signaled its plans to let buyers of a 32-bit version of Windows upgrade to a future 64-bit version of Windows Server 2003 for free.

  • July 21, 2004 21 Jul'04

    Best practices for vulnerability management

    Building a strong program based on mitigating known vulnerabilities has been transformed from a security-centric process to an operational necessity for business success.

  • July 09, 2004 09 Jul'04

    Fostering customer confidence the Microsoft way

    Steve Ballmer has employed an interesting tactic to improve customer perceptions of Microsoft: He's enlisting the help of the workers whose benefits he's cutting.

  • July 01, 2004 01 Jul'04

    Danger lurks in 'shadow' IT

    It flies under the radar of the normal IT operation. It probably has the best of intentions. It can cripple an enterprise in a heartbeat. Welcome to the shadow IT organization.

  • May 17, 2004 17 May'04

    For Microsoft, image isn't everything (but it helps)

    Customer perceptions about Microsoft on everything from security to customer relations have taken a positive turn over the past year, new research finds.

  • May 17, 2004 17 May'04

    Security enhancements in Windows Server 2003 paying off

    The latest version of Microsoft's server operating system has been a security success in the eyes of respondents to a recent survey. Can Redmond build on that success?