August 2009

  • A shepherd for SharePoint

    From adoption to risk mitigation, one Microsoft SharePoint MVP shares advice on how to get more out of any SharePoint implementation.

  • BranchCache makes branch offices feel like home

    Better remote office performance could make Windows 2008 R2's BranchCache feature just another reason to speed up your Windows 7 migration plans.

  • Scaling Windows server resources for virtualization

    Before implementing virtualization, it's important to understand the affect it will have on server resources. Learn about the computing needs of virtualization and how to determine the needs of vir...

  • The latest on Microsoft Hyper-V

    Virtualization continues to generate huge interest among Windows shops, particularly now that there is a new version of Hyper-V coming out. Whether you are already using Hyper-V, or are in the eva...

  • How to monitor your SharePoint environment

    SharePoint's services are tightly integrated, so creating a multidimensional monitoring strategy is a must to ensure the entire system's availability.

  • To advance your IT career, do the right thing

    Office politics can stifle innovation and business success, cause you to lose respect for peers and can even lead to you losing your job. However, with the right approach you can use office politic...

  • When to use VM backups versus snapshots in Hyper-V

    How you go about protecting your virtual machines depends on the hypervisor you run. Learn the nuances of backing up VMs when using Microsoft Hyper-V.

  • Windows Server Security Guide

    Take an in-depth look at Windows server security. This guide features information on common network vulnerabilities, server hardening best practices, security improvements with Windows Server 2008 ...

  • When to add new domains to your Windows environment

    Is one domain enough? How many domains are too many? Learn the factors to consider when designing your network's domain structure.

  • The most useful SharePoint Web Parts

    Applying MOSS 2007 Web Parts can add functions to SharePoint and increase user adoption. And best of all, they don't require administrator intervention to install, maintain and upgrade.

  • eZines and eBooks for Windows server professionals

    A library of Windows server resources, with technical advice for IT professionals on working with the latest storage technologies, file systems, Windows Server 2008 and more.

  • Myth busting for SharePoint novices

    New to SharePoint? With all the misinformation regarding this popular technology, the tip gives you the facts about its ease of use, what it's good for -- and its limitations.

  • Windows Server 2008 R2 evaluation bits ready

    The evaluation code for Windows Server 2008 R2 RTM is now available to volume license holders.

  • Which Windows skills are in demand?

    There are fewer jobs in IT, and employers pay new hires less. But the news is not all bad. SharePoint experience, for one, is in demand in Windows shops.

  • The Windows Report -- Will AD have your back in Windows 2008 R2?

    In the August edition of The Windows Report, Don Jones discusses what to expect from the new Active Directory Recycle Bin in Windows Server 2008 R2, and Gary Olsen demonstrates how to quickly perform an...

  • Installing Server Core for Windows 2008 the easy way

    Attention GUI haters! Server Core for Windows Server 2008 is quicker and easier to install then you think. This tip takes you through the process, step-by-step.

  • The latest on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

    While most Windows shops will take their customary cautious approach to migrating enterprise servers and desktops, Windows managers will want to keep an eye on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 ...

  • Using SharePoint as a social network platform

    Social networks are growing within the enterprise, and customization is the ticket -- at least with MOSS 2007.

  • Key DFS improvements in Windows Server 2008 R2

    With Windows Server 2008 R2, Microsoft has addressed certain scalability problems in DFS that have remained constant through the years, including issues with file replication.

  • Free Windows security tools every admin must have

    Believe it or not, there's more to life than Sysinternals. Check out some of the best free security tools from third-parties for Windows server administration.