Microsoft considers taking admin rights from employees

As Microsoft moves its internal desktop systems to Windows Vista, the company is contemplating whether to change a long running tradition and take away admin rights from its employees in order to improve security.

Microsoft "eats its own dog food", which means it deploys early builds of its software internally to ensure the products are thoroughly tested in a real world environment.

Currently, the majority of Microsoft’s employees enjoy full admin rights on their desktop PCs, which is an unusual practice in the enterprise space as it makes possible for users to install unauthorised software and introduce unwanted pests - such as spyware.

Read the full story (ZDNet)

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