Windows client management

  • January 28, 2004 28 Jan'04

    Longhorn may bridge the thin, fat client worlds

    If all goes as planned, Microsoft's Longhorn will offer a compromise for those mired in the debate over thin versus fat clients.

  • January 26, 2004 26 Jan'04

    Avoiding Active Directory's trouble spots

    If you're like nearly half of Microsoft's enterprise customers, you are still in the process of moving servers off of NT and onto Windows 2000 or Windows Server 2003, and you are still sweating over building your January 23, 2004 23 Jan'04

    Windows feeling open source draft

    If most Linux conversions come at the expense of Unix, then why has Microsoft's defense of Windows gotten so harsh? Redmond watchers think they know.

  • January 23, 2004 23 Jan'04

    MS quiet as SCO goes nuclear on Novell

    Everyone thought Microsoft's Martin Taylor was going to be the big party-crasher at LinuxWorld this week. As it turned out, Taylor's "get the facts" anti-Linux routine paled in comparison to the SCO Group's bombshell: a big, fat lawsuit against ...

  • January 21, 2004 21 Jan'04

    What's on the shelf in February

    Every week we post a fresh chapter from one of the many excellent Windows books available from best-selling technical authors. Find out what's in store for February here!

  • January 21, 2004 21 Jan'04

    Microsoft updates baseline security tool

    Redmond has released a new version of its Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer software. Although version 1.2 of MBSA is free, the security tool's usefulness is limited, according to some Windows experts.

  • January 20, 2004 20 Jan'04

    Jazzercise gives intrusion prevention a workout

    Fitness company Jazzercise has whipped its IT security effort into shape by installing a perimeter security system for its Windows servers.

  • January 19, 2004 19 Jan'04

    NetIQ security suite includes new Windows tools

    Among the new administration and security tools being offered by NetIQ, one related to Resultant Set of Policy (RSoP) calculations is the real "killer feature" of the bunch, according to a Windows expert.

  • January 16, 2004 16 Jan'04

    Windows 98 -- dead man walking

    It wasn't as dramatic as a last-minute stay from the governor. Nonetheless, Windows 98 got a reprieve from execution this week.

  • January 15, 2004 15 Jan'04

    Explore our Ask The Experts section

    Tackling a tricky IT task just got easier. Meet our impressive collection of IT gurus. They've got answers to your questions on a baker's dozen important Windows topics.

  • January 14, 2004 14 Jan'04

    Desktop Linux looks for a Windows equalizer

    Manageability features that are being created for Linux could be a catalyst for convincing enterprise customers that the Linux desktop is ready for the mainstream.

  • January 14, 2004 14 Jan'04

    MS tool lets Windows play nice with rivals

    Microsoft is dangling a free version of its Services for Unix product in front of users in hopes of gaining a foothold in the data center.

  • January 08, 2004 08 Jan'04

    Face-off: Thin clients vs. fat clients

    When it comes to clients, one editor says "thin" shouldn't be a four-letter word; another argues that fat clients unleash creativity. Read their opinions and make up your mind.

  • January 06, 2004 06 Jan'04

    Jarring jargon -- IT never at a loss for words

    If IT were to be charged with one crime, it should be abuse of the English language. Who is to blame for these "words" -- words that should be kept at the bottom of an extensible repository rather than at the top of one's mission-critical vocabulary...

  • December 23, 2003 23 Dec'03

    Microsoft customer upgrades inevitable

    With the economy improving, companies will -- finally, after three years -- bite the bullet and move up the food chain from NT 4 and Exchange 5.5 to newer versions of those products.