Inside SharePoint: Enterprise Project Management with SharePoint

Microsoft Office Project Server (MOPS) 2007 is the right choice if you want to increase the efficiency of team collaboration within and across departments through work, resource, and budget management. With MOPS, you can turn team sites into project workspaces, manage team collaboration within and across departments, and establish a solid EPM foundation for an…

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Windows PowerShell: Build a Better Inventory Tool

In the previous installment of the Windows PowerShell column (Windows PowerShell: Building Your Own Software Inventory Tool), Don Jones demonstrated a Windows PowerShell-based inventory tool. Continuing on with that discussion in the December 2008 installment (which is now available online), Don Jones shows you how to make an even better inventorying tool. And in doing…

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Interacting with Windows from a Mac Environment

How times have changed! These days it is fairly easy to bring Macs into your Windows network infrastructure. And with a little work you can even integrate some of the operating system services. Learn how to connect Macs to Active Directory, see how you can use Entourage with Exchange, integrate the Messenger for Mac 7…

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Hey, Scripting Guy! Calculating Server Uptime

Up is up and down is down, right? Maybe so, but sometimes the two are not as separate as you’d think. That’s definitely the case when it comes to server uptime: if you want to report on server uptime, you need to be able to calculate server downtime. The Microsoft Scripting Guys present  a Windows…

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Revisiting the 10 Immutable Laws of Security

It’s been about 8 years since "The 10 Immutable Laws of Security" were first published, and a lot has changed since then. In the last few installments of our Security Watch column, Jesper Johansson has been analyzing the immutable laws to see if they still hold true after all this time.  In the December 2008…

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Understanding Proxy Authentication in AD LDS

Proxy authentication lets users perform a simple bind to an Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services instance but still have an association to an Active Directory account. This can be very useful: it gives developers full access to a user object without giving them access to the Active Directory account, and it allows products that require…

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Sustainable Computing: Power Management Settings for Compliance and a Reduced Footprint

The latest installment of our online-only Sustainable Computing column is now available. Find out how you can: Bring Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista Power Management Settings into Compliance Bring Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP Power Management Settings into Compliance Enforce Energy-Efficient Architectures with Microsoft System Center Use System Center Capacity Planner 2007 to…

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Utility Spotlight Change Analysis Diagnostic

The complexity of systems today makes troubleshooting more difficult than ever. It’s harder to keep track of what has changed, when, and how that relates to everything else. If something goes wrong, chances are good that users will have a hard time figuring out what has changed on their computers, whether due to updates, new…

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Managing Macs in Your Windows Environment

Have various workers in your company been showing up with questions about Macs? The odds of having a homogeneous network today are very unlikely. Macs are becoming increasingly popular and chances are if you don’t already have some on your network, soon you will.  Don’t consider this a burden. This actually creates a fantastic opportunity…

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