Special Reports


Top 12 Features of SQL Server 2012

Microsoft has introduced SQL Server 2012 to the world and it's time for IT professionals to start to come to speed on what's new.

Active Directory Design Best Practices

Why mess with the default AD structure? Better security and organization are two reasons. Let's take a closer look.

Windows 7: Already Here

Microsoft's new OS made its debut today, but MCPmag.com readers have had it installed and tested. Here's what they think.

The Battle to Provision

The convergence of directory management and provisioning, and how organizations can leverage their directory management investments to meet their provisioning needs.

Will Application Integration Save the Enterprise?

Are you looking for something new to gain advantage over competitors? Application integration could be your vehicle for driving new and innovative information and business processes.

Integration at the Edge

We can learn lessons from trading hubs and apply the data to IT integration. See how the ESB removes the distinction among internal and external networks for supply-chain apps.

Create a Quality Testing Program

Testing is a crucial component of the software development lifecycle. Combine testing tools with methodologies such as XP and TDD to boost quality assurance.

Plug Into J2EE-.NET Interoperability

Your J2EE and .NET apps must interact. This overview presents the standards and available technologies that can help you shape interoperable solutions.

Automate Exception Logging

You can automate exception logging with one line of client code, control it through an App.config file without recompiling, and use custom publishers to craft cool logging tools.

Implementing a Low-Budget Disaster Recovery Plan

How to prepare a small or medium business for disaster without overextending its already tight budget or overwhelming management with the details of an in-depth proposal.

Five Layers of Defense

You can adapt the logical perimeter network design to suit your own access requirements, but most common requirements are met with this design.

Create a .NET-J2EE Shared Database

Create a shared database to provide interoperability between .NET and J2EE platforms, then extend it with a notification level between platforms.

Do You Need Multiple Forests?

One forest is easier to manage than multiple forests, but it might not be secure enough.

Monitor Your Systems Easily

Use free tools from Microsoft to monitor your systems and make sure they are running properly

Provision Servers With Automated Deployment Services

Identify when to use which tool to provision the servers in your network.

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