Windows client management

  • 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.

  • November 18, 2004 18 Nov'04

    Product lifecycles get the Windows treatment

    Microsoft has forged an alliance with France's Dassault Systemes to integrate Windows and SQL Server with applications that manage a company's products from the design phase to distribution.

  • November 17, 2004 17 Nov'04

    NetWare holdouts courted by Microsoft, open source

    Microsoft is offering free tools to convince loyalists of the aging operating system to make the switch to Windows, but Linux vendors are eager to snare these customers as well.

  • November 16, 2004 16 Nov'04

    Microsoft, Novell share common belief

    In an online forum, executives from the two companies agree that proprietary and open source software are intertwined in the enterprise.

  • November 16, 2004 16 Nov'04

    Microsoft buys into single Windows-Linux management

    Redmond has invested an undisclosed amount in Vintela as part of a move to let companies manage both Windows- and Linux-based servers.

  • November 12, 2004 12 Nov'04

    MS protection offer has its share of fine print

    As if managing IT resources isn't hard enough. Now, decision makers have to worry about their companies getting sued just because they bought a piece of software. It's enough to make you want to scream for a little indemnity.

  • November 11, 2004 11 Nov'04

    Ask Microsoft: Simplifying software licenses

    Microsoft licensing executive Sunny Jensen Charlebois answers users' questions about the complexity of the company's software licensing program.

  • November 10, 2004 10 Nov'04

    Microsoft indemnification move called strategic

    Some observers say the software maker's expansion of intellectual property protection for its customers is a welcome decision, though one it had to make.

  • November 02, 2004 02 Nov'04

    Microsoft boosts remote power of SMS

    New feature packs for Systems Management Server target desktop operating system deployments and management of Windows-based mobile devices, respectively.

  • November 01, 2004 01 Nov'04

    Microsoft overhauls search on support sites

    IT administrators will be among those who should benefit from the technical changes the software maker has made to its online support center.

  • October 27, 2004 27 Oct'04

    Ask Microsoft: When Windows crashes

    Microsoft support executive Gabriel Aul talks about the Windows Error Reporting service and how it interprets "crash patterns."

  • October 27, 2004 27 Oct'04

    Special report: Can Windows and Linux peacefully coexist?

    It is clear to most, including Microsoft, that Linux is not a flash-in-the-pan technology. The real question now is where IT organizations will ultimately take the popular open source operating system, and whether there's room for both Linux and ...

  • October 25, 2004 25 Oct'04

    Linux and Windows: Clustering champ unclear

    An organization's selection of a clustering platform is largely a matter of environment and the task at hand.