Windows client management

  • March 02, 2005 02 Mar'05

    Windows 2003, XP leading the way to 64-bit

    In April, Microsoft expects to release two versions of Windows that support 64-bit computing architecture, although many IT administrators say there's little reason for them to retire their 32-bit systems.

  • February 21, 2005 21 Feb'05

    This Week: A tale of two Windows Web sites

    Editor Deb Bulkeley explains where you can find the Windows resources you need on our family of Web sites. Plus, stay informed with our Malware Guide, Exchange and password hardening tips, insight into directory services and a chance to win a ...

  • February 11, 2005 11 Feb'05

    Validating Windows -- what's in it for me?

    Microsoft is ramping up its Windows Genuine Advantage program, although who gets the advantage is debatable.

  • February 08, 2005 08 Feb'05

    A small wrinkle for Windows authentication

    A new program by Microsoft to verify the authenticity of Windows-based desktops seeking to download updates should be a snap for most enterprise customers, with one "key" exception.

  • January 19, 2005 19 Jan'05

    Microsoft announces 2005 MVPs, summit dates

    Chief executive Steve Ballmer is expected to give the keynote address at a summit this year for some of the Most Valuable Professional program's 2,600 members, which include an IT prodigy from Chicago.

  • January 07, 2005 07 Jan'05

    Microsoft needs to keep its antispyware free

    In a previous article I summarized an assortment of free tools for combating spyware. Unfortunately, since that time, the problem has only ...

  • December 30, 2004 30 Dec'04

    IBM expands its software portfolio

    With an aggressive strategy to expand its software portfolio and plenty of cash to spare, IBM bought its way into several vertical markets in 2004.

  • December 30, 2004 30 Dec'04

    Year of the IT CEO -- the good, the bad, the ugly

    Some tech CEOs will be popping champagne corks to celebrate a successful 2004, while others will be drowning their sorrows.

  • December 23, 2004 23 Dec'04

    Join our team of site experts!

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  • December 22, 2004 22 Dec'04

    The top 10 challenges for Microsoft in 2005

    As another year comes to a close, it's time for researchers at Directions on Microsoft to issue their annual list of top challenges for Microsoft, a company whose every move is intensely scrutinized.

  • December 13, 2004 13 Dec'04

    Future path of Windows Server outlined

    Microsoft has issued an updated product road map for various flavors of its server operating system, including the much-hyped Longhorn.

  • November 30, 2004 30 Nov'04

    Microsoft takes a hit in Forrester desktop rankings

    The firm's survey, which evaluated desktop management offerings from Microsoft, BMC, Computer Associates and others, gave high marks to software that offers cross-platform support.

  • November 29, 2004 29 Nov'04

    Audit tool works in harmony with SMS

    System Audit Manager, a tool that acts as a front end for Microsoft's Systems Management Server, helps companies reconcile software licenses ahead of a software audit.

  • November 29, 2004 29 Nov'04

    Special report: The best Windows tools

    Some of the most useful products for the Windows platform don't cost a dime. Others are inexpensive upgrades from freeware that are geared toward large enterprises. Whatever your needs, there's a wealth of tools that are just a download away.

  • November 22, 2004 22 Nov'04

    Windows, Linux mired in benchmarking cat fight

    Explaining how Windows stacks up against Linux in a high demand environment sounds like a simple exercise, but one expert says it's actually a complicated task, for several reasons.