Windows client management

  • April 25, 2006 25 Apr'06

    Microsoft plans service desk; rebrands Exchange, SMS, and MOM

    At its Management Summit 2006, Microsoft said it will offer its own service desk. The company also rebranded upcoming versions of SMS, MOM, Exchange and the Monad scripting shell.

  • March 01, 2006 01 Mar'06

    Exchange 12 hits beta mark

    Microsoft's next-generation messaging software is on track for its late 2006 or early 2007 delivery.

  • February 28, 2006 28 Feb'06

    Microsoft mends minor scripting problems in Monad

    The fixes apply to Microsoft's Monad scripting language for the beta 3.1 version. Monad is due to make its first appearance in Exchange 12 later this year.

  • February 08, 2006 08 Feb'06

    Managing Samba: Remote GUI tools

    Samba team co-founder John H. Terpstra explains how to use graphical interface tools to manage Samba across a large corporate network.

  • February 07, 2006 07 Feb'06

    Microsoft delivers new Exchange tool for mobile devices

    Exchange administrators have a new free tool in their quiver to help configure and validate mobile client certificate authentication for Exchange Server ActiveSync. Microsoft also released a utility that gives Exchange's Jet database a stress test.

  • February 02, 2006 02 Feb'06

    Plugging Windows security holes? Hold the glue

    IT managers can use Group Policy software extensions to stop the downloading of corporate data onto endpoints, like memory sticks or CDs. Believe it or not, some IT shops have used epoxy to get the same job done.

  • February 01, 2006 01 Feb'06

    Product licensing tool hits milestone

    Microsoft released an updated version of its Product Licensing Advisor, which includes a richer set of information to help customers evaluate various purchasing scenarios.

  • January 31, 2006 31 Jan'06

    Microsoft reorg aligns Exchange with Outlook

    Exchange Server and Outlook are finally together under one management umbrella over at Microsoft.

  • January 19, 2006 19 Jan'06

    Microsoft's DeVadoss argues SOA is more than IT

    John DeVadoss leads the architecture strategy team at Microsoft. Prior to that, he helped major ISVs like SAP and PeopleSoft link up with the .NET platform and before his Microsoft days he was a principal consultant with Tibco Software.

  • January 17, 2006 17 Jan'06

    Collaboration tools seek to ease migration woes

    Microsoft's new collaboration tools promise to make it a lot easier to move applications and mailboxes off of IBM's Notes/Domino platform.

  • January 11, 2006 11 Jan'06

    Microsoft's 'Red Bull' aims to create a migration buzz

    Microsoft is prepping 'Red Bull,' a refashioned suite of migration tools, to get users too migrate off of Domino and onto Exchange Server 2003.

  • January 11, 2006 11 Jan'06

    Symantec acquisition may increase compliance options in Windows shops

    Security software giant Symantec hopes to increase compliance portfolio with recent acquisition.

  • January 11, 2006 11 Jan'06

    Microsoft extends lifecycle support policy for older products

    Microsoft announced this week that a change to its lifecycle support policy will now match end-of-support dates with Patch Tuesday. Users can take advantage of new security updates free of charge.

  • December 20, 2005 20 Dec'05

    Free tool helps secure Terminal Services

    New freeware offered by software developer 2X improves security for Terminal Services. The tool secures remote Web servers by verifying IP addresses.

  • November 29, 2005 29 Nov'05

    Poll reveals IT managers' e-mail archiving concerns

    Our online poll reveals users want to archive e-mail so they can retrieve messages efficiently. Yet, many still do not see archiving as a top priority.