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Product guide assists busy IT managers

Editors in TechTarget's Windows Media Group have pulled together a showcase of new products to help orient Windows professionals who have little time to search on their own.

IT managers in Windows shops everywhere all share a need to administer, secure, configure and protect data across an increasingly complex series of servers and services across the enterprise.

When searching for software or hardware that does just the right thing, it's often hard to know just where to begin. The editors at,,, and have spent the past four months gathering and organizing a showcase of new products to help manage Windows hardware and software.

In addition to platforms from high-profile Microsoft partners, such as Quest Software Inc., Novell Inc. and IBM, there is an array of less known third-party companies that sell software that builds on the Windows platform.

Our five site-specific showcases look at 100 new products from software and hardware companies. IT managers will want to use the information in the guides to help keep their data secure and systems humming. The products, which were all introduced between Sept. 30, 2006, and Oct. 1. 2007, are categorized into 23 subsections across all five of our Windows platform and application-specific sites.

For IT managers and their unending list of routine tasks and projects, we offer a place to start.

Windows IT Management
Product segments: Active Directory/Group Policy, Help Desk, IT Compliance for Windows, IT Training

Windows Systems Management
Product segments: Desktop Management, Server Hardware, Server Monitoring, Systems Management

Windows Security
Product segments: Access Control, Anti-X Security, End-Point Security, Patch Management/Auditing, Vulnerability Assessment

Product segments: Exchange Archiving and Compliance, Exchange Backup and Disaster Recovery, Exchange Mobile Messaging, Exchange Monitoring, Reporting and Management Exchange Security, Microsoft Outlook and Owa Add-Ins, Microsoft SharePoint

SQL Server
Product segments: SQL Server Backup and Recovery, SQL Server Database Security, SQL Server Development, SQL Server Performance Tuning and Monitoring

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