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  • Microsoft names new Windows server software

    Posted May 1, 2001 - 9:35 am

    Microsoft said on Monday that its latest server software, code-named 'Whistler,' would sell under the moniker Windows 2002
  • Backing up Windows2000 Pro

    Posted April 27, 2001 - 12:00 am

    * Backing up with Norton Ghost 2000. COMMUNITY DISCUSSION * Troubleshooting NT/2000: What happens when an upgrade goes bad? SERVICES * Webcast: Can content manangement solutions increase business value?

  • Microsoft: Windows 2000 popular in New Zealand

    Posted April 26, 2001 - 10:43 am

    One year after its release, Windows 2000 is reaching mass-adoption status in New Zealand, Microsoft says, and is doing "better than expected" among large, medium-size and small organizations.
  • Microsoft combines consulting, support divisions

    Posted April 24, 2001 - 12:57 pm

    Microsoft said its product support and consulting units are being combined into a single services organization that will offer to act as the prime contractor on corporate IT implementations.
  • Books on building Win 2000 intranets

    Posted April 24, 2001 - 10:20 am

    Do you know of any books that will help us build an intranet with Windows 2000 Server? All I can find are books on building intranets with NT 4.0.

  • Microsoft developing Windows management package

    Posted April 23, 2001 - 2:45 pm

    Microsoft operations manager will help monitor file and print services, Active Directory and more.
  • Creating a Common Favorites Folder

    Posted April 20, 2001 - 12:00 am

    * Creating a shared favorites folder on a Windows 2000 server. COMMUNITY DISCUSSION * Troubleshooting NT/2000: Which files are safe to delete? SERVICES * Webcast: IT Recruiting -- High-tech recruiting master Michael McNeal

  • Microsoft pulls Bluetooth support from Windows XP operating system

    Posted April 17, 2001 - 2:19 pm

    The desktop division of Microsoft Corp. has temporarily pulled support for Bluetooth short-range wireless devices from the next version of its Windows operating system. The company's Pocket PC division continues to embrace the technology, although it expects a slow rollout.
  • Is it OK for Microsoft to bar benchmark results?

    Posted April 17, 2001 - 1:18 pm

    Microsoft recently prevented an independent lab from publishing benchmark results, using a term in the SQL Server license as justification. Ed Foster wonders just how far Microsoft and other software vendors will go.
  • XP beta testers face incompatibility issue

    Posted April 16, 2001 - 12:50 pm

    Need for fix revealed when unauthorized beta installations cause outages at Xerox
  • Obtaining BIOS Information

    Posted April 13, 2001 - 12:00 am

    * Uncovering your BIOS date, type, and version in Windows 2000 and NT. COMMUNITY DISCUSSION * Troubleshooting NT/2000: Why can't I delete this darn file? SERVICES * Webcast: IT Recruiting -- High-tech recruiting master Michael McNeal

  • Cisco fixes switch/Windows XP problem that hit Xerox network

    Posted April 12, 2001 - 12:33 pm

    Cisco Systems confirmed there was an incompatibility between its Catalyst 5000 switch and Microsoft's Windows XP beta-test software, but it said the glitch -- which caused network problems at Xerox -- has been resolved.
  • Cisco fixes switch/Windows XP problem that hit Xerox network

    Posted April 12, 2001 - 11:13 am

    Cisco Systems Inc. confirmed that there was an incompatibility between its Catalyst 5000 switch and the beta-test release of Microsoft Corp.'s Windows XP operating system, but the networking giant said it has resolved the glitch.
  • Microsoft pulls Bluetooth support from Windows XP

    Posted April 10, 2001 - 11:19 am

    Microsoft dropped support for Bluetooth wireless devices from its upcoming release of Windows XP due to lack of production-quality chips. But the company will continue to evaluate the short-range wireless networking product.
  • Right on schedule

    Posted April 10, 2001 - 8:50 am

    OpalisRobot 3.6 provides NT administrators with an excellent event-scheduling tool.
  • Microsoft snubs Bluetooth

    Posted April 9, 2001 - 9:25 am

    After dangling the promise of wireless support in front of developers, Microsoft has decided to wait for Bluetooth to grow up before supporting the wireless personal area network solution in the company's Window's XP operating system.
  • Making Setup Floppy Disks

    Posted April 6, 2001 - 12:00 am

    * Making backup boot disks for NT and 2000. COMMUNITY DISCUSSION * Troubleshooting NT/2000: ME detects my soundcard...why won't it work? SERVICES * Webcast: IT Recruiting

  • Microsoft to wait on Bluetooth backing in Windows XP

    Posted April 4, 2001 - 7:29 pm

    Microsoft officials say the software giant is rethinking its commitment to support Bluetooth in initial versions of its upcoming Windows XP operating system due to a shortage of Bluetooth-enabled hardware.
  • EU on course to rule in Microsoft probe

    Posted April 3, 2001 - 1:25 pm

    The European Commission has given its strongest indication yet that it plans to punish Microsoft for abusing its dominant position in the operating systems software market in Europe.
  • More dot-coms drop dot-dead

    Posted April 2, 2001 - 10:52 am

    80 percent of the remaining dot-coms in the valley of technology would join the likes of and others that have called it quits during the past year, according to a study by Cushman & Wakefield.
  • Postal authorities seize cash flow

    Posted April 2, 2001 - 10:08 am

    TIPS I RECEIVED from readers led to the publication of my Feb. 19 column about an organization called As a result, I'm pleased to report, the U.S. Postal Service recently seized the contents of PayLine's private mailbox in Florida.

  • Microsoft updates Windows to combat VeriSign glitch

    Posted March 30, 2001 - 4:18 pm

    The software vendor has completed a software update for all of its Windows releases since 1995, a move aimed at ensuring that users aren't fooled by a pair of fraudulent digital certificates mistakenly issued by VeriSign in late January.
  • Alliance wraps up Mt. Rainier spec for easy CD-writing

    Posted March 30, 2001 - 3:03 pm

    FOUR INDUSTRY LEADERS have finished their work on the Mount Rainier specification, a project to make writing, deleting, and rewriting data to a CD as simple as accessing a floppy disk.
  • Microsoft moves toward a unified operating system with Windows XP

    Posted March 30, 2001 - 11:37 am

    Taking the first steps in an ambitious attempt to gradually shift the entire computer industry over to a single, unified operating system, Microsoft on Monday released a Beta 2 version of its Windows XP operating system here at WinHEC 2001, the company's annual hardware conference.
  • Removing Backup Files

    Posted March 30, 2001 - 1:00 am

    * Webcast: Implementing a help desk solution in your IT organization

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