From the Editor:
It’s a Virtual(ized) World||
Readers Speak Out||
New Products for IT Pros|
Large Transaction Logs, When to Use Repair, and More|
In this installment, Paul Randal answers questions about backing up and restoring, looks at the differences between log shipping and database mirroring, and explains why the Repair function should only be used as a last resort.
Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool|
Virtual machines that are stored offline don’t automatically receive the necessary updates to keep them safe and compliant. This, in turn, can pose a risk to your entire IT environment. Find out how the free Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool lets you automate the process of updating virtual machines.
The Power of Profiles|
Ever wish Windows PowerShell would launch with a work environment tailored to your needs? Don Jones demonstrates how you can use profiles to customize the Windows PowerShell shell.
Hey, Scripting Guy!:
Famous Last Words|
The Scripting Guys discuss Socrates and revisit the topic of querying an XML file . This time, however, the XML file is structured so that rather than using child nodes, additional property values are configured as attributes.
The Desktop Files:
Customizing Windows Deployment Services|
Wes Miller delves into Windows Deployment Services, showing you how you can customize and configure WDS to meet the needs of your organization.
Revisiting the 10 Immutable Laws of Security, Part 1|
It's been about 8 years since "The 10 Immutable Laws of Security" were first published, and a lot has changed since then. This month, Jesper Johansson kicks off a three-part series in which he analyzes the laws from today's perspective to see if they still hold true.
High-Capacity Color Bar Code|
Gavin Jancke has developed a new bar code, using colors and triangles, that has much higher data capacity than traditional black and white bar codes. Take a closer look at these high-capacity color barcodes.
Work Harder, Not Smarter|
Raymond Chen looks at the skewed relationship bugs have to errors, and explains why it's important that programmers suffer as well as give results.