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10 Commandments of Software Packaging

Prepare! Prepare! Prepare! But first, be sure to check out these rules to guarantee a smooth deployment of software across your enterprise.

Windows 2003 Disaster Recovery Best Practices for the MCSE

Wait long enough and disaster will strike your servers. It's time you developed an effective recovery plan.

Storage Gets Slim

Forget about low-carb diets. Storage consolidation is the new craze hitting the fat-conscious world.

SharePoint Gets (Mostly) Top Marks

Once clear of the administrative learning curve, users give SPS 2003 high marks for ease of use and integration features.

Secure Your Intranet

Secure the sites, subsites, content, and Web parts that make your Intranet such a powerful tool, without destroying its usefulness.

Citrix vs. Windows Terminal Services: Learn More

You've read "Decisions, Decisions," now find out more about Citrix and Windows Terminal Services so you can make an informed decision.

Learn ASP.NET Via CD-ROM

Nothing can replace a live classroom setting, but this complete CD-ROM course on ASP.NET and Web services re-creates training sessions faithfully. Well-known experts teach using motion video, manuals, and tests.

Decisions, Decisions

Windows Terminal Services comes bundled with Windows Server 2003. Citrix costs extra. Here’s why you might consider paying the piper.

Tame Those Servers Behaving Badly

We test utilities that manage your essential servers and services.

Books: Delve Into OOP in VB.NET

An Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming with Visual Basic .NET shows you how to develop object-oriented solutions in VB.NET by showing you everything from capturing requirements to how to implement your object-oriented designs.

Choose the Right Tab Control

ASP.NET's Repeater, DataList, and DataGrid controls display data in a tabular format with various features. Learn which control is the best fit for your app.

Overcome Limitations With TabControl

Learn how to customize TabControl components. The author shows you how to fix shortcut keys on TabControl and hide and show TabControl pages.

Books: .NET Reference for Every Bookshelf

Brad Abrams' .NET Framework Standard Library Annotated Reference should be on every .NET developer's bookshelf, regardless of the type of .NET development you're doing.

Resources for Security

Check out these links for additional information on security.

Track Changes With XML DataSets

Track changes in files using XML datasets with the DiffGram format. This format lets you track what has changed, and what hasn't.

Reviews Are in: SMS 2003 Is a Hit

Microsoft's latest version of Systems Management Server includes a bevy of new features that early users say save them time and money.

Hosted Exchange: Can it Work for You?

If you don't have the time, money or manpower to run your own messaging environment, it may be time to consider hosted Exchange.

You Ask, Ballmer Answers

MCP Magazine readers get a crack at the Microsoft CEO.

Simplify Updates With Templates

ASP.NET developers often use a base class inherited from the root class Page as a template to make their Web sites look consistent. However, the HTML is often embedded in the base class, preventing the template from being previewed or edited. Learn to work around this problem by separating the template and the base class.

Securing Your Handhelds

Deploying handhelds requires understanding the sensitivity of your data, the strengths & weaknesses of your infrastructure, & the needs of your IT team. There are no easy answers.

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