Windows client management

  • 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.

  • December 22, 2003 22 Dec'03

    Microsoft needs to sell what it created in '03

    In 2003, Microsoft shipped more major software releases than in any year in its history. 2004 will show how well those products are received in the market.

  • December 19, 2003 19 Dec'03

    Have you met our newest expert? welcomes Jeremy Moskowitz, MCSE, MCSA, author and independent Windows consultant, to our impressive group of experts.

  • December 17, 2003 17 Dec'03

    EMC, Microsoft lend credence to virtualization

    EMC's bid for VMware Inc. and Microsoft's earlier purchase of Connectix Corp. have given a major boost to software that creates virtual computers.

  • December 17, 2003 17 Dec'03

    Two betas planned for XP SP2, Microsoft says

    A final version of Windows XP Service Pack 2, a service pack with the feel of a full upgrade, will ship in the middle of 2004, a Microsoft executive said Tuesday.

  • December 12, 2003 12 Dec'03

    Antispam bill: Savior or toothless wonder?

    We now have a national "do not call" list to protect us from those loathsome telemarketing calls at dinnertime. A "do not spam" law, to protect us from those loathsome round-the-clock junk e-mails, may not be far behind, if President Bush signs the ...

  • December 11, 2003 11 Dec'03

    What's hot; what's not in 2003

    What were the hot buttons for Windows admins this year? Patch management – specifically Microsoft's free Software Update Services tool.

  • December 10, 2003 10 Dec'03

    Festive Season Quiz: Do you speak Geek?

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  • December 08, 2003 08 Dec'03

    Microsoft's top 10 challenges for 2004

    One of the industry's top Microsoft watchers, Directions on Microsoft, has released its annual list of Redmond's top 10 challenges for the new year.

  • December 03, 2003 03 Dec'03

    Are you getting the technical information you need?

    Are you awash in technical information, but can never seem to find exactly what you need? Find out how you can get customized information that is specific to your IT needs.

  • December 02, 2003 02 Dec'03

    Attacks evolving toward exploiting network services

    Experts said attackers are exploiting security holes in network services and protocols, because most of the flaws in applications have been ferreted out.

  • December 02, 2003 02 Dec'03

    Altiris acquires Wise Solutions

    Systems management vendor Altiris on Tuesday announced that it has acquired Wise Solutions, a maker of software packaging tools, in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $43 million.

  • November 26, 2003 26 Nov'03

    Make patching less of a grind

    The need for software patches will continue for the foreseeable future, but a Burton analyst says there are a few patch management tips that can make the process less grueling.

  • November 21, 2003 21 Nov'03

    Analysis: Gates is a tough act to follow

    What Jerry Lewis is to the Labor Day Telethon, Bill Gates is to Comdex. If ever a day comes when Gates opts out of headlining the annual Las Vegas event, the IT community will be the lesser for it.