By now, you know that I’m opinionated, but this week it’s your turn: How do you use this column, and how do you use server-based computing?

I just returned from Windows 2000 Magazine’s annual editorial conference. After 9 months, Thin-Client UPDATE is doing very well, and it’s thanks to all of you. Not just for subscribing, but for sending emails that ask questions and respond to the content. Your responses help me figure out where to steer the conversation. Although this newsletter looks like a monologue, it is, in many ways, a dialogue.

I hear from many of you, but I’m not getting tens of thousands of messages every fortnight, so I know I’m not hearing from everybody. To those who don’t write as often or haven’t written yet, I’d like to know what you’re getting from the newsletter. What’s most useful to you: the columns, the news articles? Perhaps it’s the roundup of Microsoft Support Online articles, the Hot Threads, or the New and Improved entries? What kind of information are you looking for? (Because we don’t run a Dilbert cartoon or a horoscope, I have to assume that you’re actually reading the newsletter for informational purposes.)

Beyond that, what drew you to terminal services in the first place? What problems were you trying to solve when you investigated this technology? Is it working as you’d hoped? Have you had to change the way you were implementing it? How do you expect the advent of Windows 2000 Server Terminal Services to affect your use of server-based computing? For that matter, does it affect you at all yet? Which parts of server-based computing matter most to you now and which do you expect will matter in the future: interoperability, reduced administration, security, or something else?

This is your newsletter. What do you want it to tell you? Drop me a line—I’d like to hear from you.

Christa Anderson, Thinclient@win2000mag.com