Thanks to Rob Atkinson's blog @ KnowledgeByte I found out that you can now download the TechNet Magazine for free from the following website.

These magazines really are a powerful resource for any technical people who work on Microsoft platforms.  The articles and the best practices presented could save you a lot of time and hassle.  There's some great content on how to best do disaster recovery, zero touch installations, monitoring security events with MOM.  I also read a very good special report on IT security in the May/June issue.

BTW: The files are in .chm format and I found that after downloading them I had to right click on the file name and go to properties and click on 'unblock' to be able to open the file.