Windows administrator jobs and training

  • May 31, 2006 31 May'06

    AMD chips signal new era in Windows shops

    The reign of Wintel is ending as more servers appear in Windows shops that are powered by AMD's Opteron processors. One AMD executive talks about how his company is inching onto Intel's turf.

  • April 25, 2006 25 Apr'06

    Microsoft plans service desk

    At its Management Summit 2006, Microsoft said it will offer its own service desk. The company also rebranded upcoming versions of SMS, MOM, Exchange and the Monad scripting shell.

  • April 05, 2006 05 Apr'06

    IT contracting can be a good career move

    Can't find a permanent IT job? Consider temporary work or self-employment. The rewards can be substantial for those who can stomach the costs and take on the responsibility for arranging their work and cash flows.

  • March 09, 2006 09 Mar'06

    What are you worth? IT salary surveys shed some light

    Results from two recent Windows IT salary surveys show a need for professionals to broaden their perspectives as they climb higher on technical or management ladders.

  • March 08, 2006 08 Mar'06

    Yahoo! unveils Ajax Web services

    Leveraging its 2004 acquistion of Oddpost Inc., Yahoo! has released four new Ajax-based Web services APIs.

  • February 13, 2006 13 Feb'06

    Two ways Microsoft sabotages Linux desktop adoption

    Microsoft may not make flawless software, but its proprietary strategy is hard to fault. In particular, Microsoft has mastered desktop lock-in, undermining users' confidence in any alternatives and creating a slew of minor difficulties that irritate...

  • January 24, 2006 24 Jan'06

    From the mind of Minasi

    Mark Minasi is an author and Windows expert. His observations are full of wisdom and also make for a fun way to understand the latest moving and shaking over at the world's largest software company.

  • November 30, 2005 30 Nov'05

    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.

  • November 02, 2005 02 Nov'05

    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.

  • August 17, 2005 17 Aug'05

    Microsoft confirms preview plans for Exchange update

    Microsoft says it will release a limited test version of Exchange Server 2003 Service Pack 2 at the end of the week.

  • July 13, 2005 13 Jul'05

    Will new Microsoft certifications be tough enough?

    The Cisco Certified Internet Expert (CCIE) credential places an emphasis on hands-on lab work over book smarts, a quality that Microsoft's MCSE and MCSA currently lack, some say.

  • June 20, 2005 20 Jun'05

    IT learns to tune out blogging's white noise

    Blogs are an information minefield. With some effort, however, IT administrators, developers and managers can navigate around the mindless chatter and mysterious sources to get the technical information they need.

  • June 20, 2005 20 Jun'05

    Microsoft uses blogs to reach out to IT community

    In addition to offering technical information that IT administrators and developers crave, Microsoft's 1,400 company-hosted blogs serve as a way to make a "humanizing connection" to its customers.

  • June 20, 2005 20 Jun'05

    Blogcasts: Coming soon to a computer near you

    A recent outgrowth of the Web log craze is the "blogcast." If you've ever suffered through an hour-long webcast in search of a nugget of technical information, you'll appreciate the "get-to-the-point" format of blogcasting.

  • May 24, 2005 24 May'05

    Options for maintaining high-availability servers

    Technology offers many ways to keep servers or the services they provide continuously available. Unfortunately, high availability is a subject that's overstuffed with arcane gadgetry and configurations, according to one IT training expert.