Windows client management

  • September 24, 2003 24 Sep'03

    Beta for SUS 2.0 on hold for now

    The beta trial for Microsoft's Software Update Services 2.0 has been briefly delayed. In an e-mail to customers, Microsoft offered some hints about its plans for the Windows patch management application.

  • September 24, 2003 24 Sep'03

    Expert: Good security tools 10 years away

    IT security staff need to learn how to batten down the hatches more quickly, because it doesn't look like software security will get better anytime soon, one security expert warns.

  • September 24, 2003 24 Sep'03

    Load up on chapter downloads

    Educate yourself and explore free chapters from best-selling technical books on Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Active Directory, security and many more.

  • September 23, 2003 23 Sep'03

    MS licensing message slowly getting through

    With Licensing 6.0, Microsoft set out to make its licensing easier for customers to understand. The program's message is starting to succeed, experts say, albeit slowly.

  • September 19, 2003 19 Sep'03

    Windows service pack tool draws early praise

    Windows customers say they were pleased to learn that they can now use Software Update Services (SUS) to distribute service packs, but many say they wish Microsoft had given them advance notice of the new capabilities.

  • September 19, 2003 19 Sep'03

    Microsoft-Sun rivalry rolls on

    Sun Microsystems is a lot like baseball's Boston Red Sox. It usually fields a pretty good team, but it always seems to come up short against Microsoft, the tech world's version of the New York Yankees.

  • September 18, 2003 18 Sep'03

    Microsoft tool learns new patching trick

    Microsoft on Wednesday gave IT managers a speedier way to get their patches installed by making it possible to use an existing Windows utility to deliver and deploy service packs.

  • September 17, 2003 17 Sep'03

    Jury still out on Microsoft's data center impact

    Two years after the introduction of a version of Windows for the data center, it is difficult to assess the impact it is having on a market dominated by Unix.

  • September 16, 2003 16 Sep'03

    Licensing 6.0 and Software Assurance: Who should renew?

    It's decision time for many companies wondering whether to renew their volume-licensing agreements with Microsoft.

  • September 15, 2003 15 Sep'03

    Office Live Meeting goes live

    Microsoft today is releasing the first version of its Web conferencing software since acquiring the technology when it purchased PlaceWare earlier this year.

  • September 12, 2003 12 Sep'03

    Windows research lacks credibility

    To update 19th century British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli's oft-quoted line, there are lies, damn lies and sponsored research reports. Microsoft's sponsorship of a new report comparing Windows and Linux costs stretches the bounds of ...

  • September 11, 2003 11 Sep'03

    Children's Hospital makes quick recovery from RPC worm

    An e-mail from Microsoft to the CIO of Children's Hospital, and fast-patching network administrators, prevented the Boston medical facility from becoming a casualty of the recent Blaster worm.

  • September 11, 2003 11 Sep'03

    True IT rebuttals: DOS, we hardly knew ye

    When we published the seemingly silly, yet ultimately controversial, "Oops! True IT blooper #97: DOS, we hardly knew ye", we could have never anticipated the onslaught of user responses it would generate. We've listed some of our favorites in this ...

  • September 08, 2003 08 Sep'03

    An obsession with release dates

    Sometimes journalists get so wrapped up in the heat of competition that we lose sight of what's important to our readers. Take product release dates for example. The media are keenly focused on being the first to report when software is coming out -...

  • September 05, 2003 05 Sep'03

    'Script kiddies' need to get a life

    Fans of Saturday Night Live may recall a skit a few years back in which host William Shatner urged Trekkies at a convention to move out of their parents' basements and get a life. Maybe hacker-turned-security-consultant Kevin Mitnick can ...