- November 17, 2010
Even with the easy bake Microsoft Hyper-V Cloud package for private cloud servers, Windows managers want more time to watch the cloud story unfold.
- November 08, 2010
With Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010, Microsoft aims to make client security one with systems management, and those running SCCM 2007 should see the biggest lift.
- November 05, 2010
Windows pros want a single scripting language that works across all platforms. But despite some early open source efforts, Microsoft has refocused on PowerShell.
- November 01, 2010
Microsoft made the on-ramp to Azure easier for Windows users by adding loads of new features. But customers still need time to wrap their heads around the cloud idea.
- October 26, 2010
The first service packs for Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 are a big deal for Microsoft, with new features that could help the company compete in the virtual desktop space.
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- October 11, 2010
Microsoft made news at VMworld 2010 with an open letter to VMware customers. Mike Laverick writes that the move was an unwelcome (and misleading) return to tired marketing tactics.
- September 29, 2010
Enterprises don’t let Microsoft’s Support Lifecycle policies dictate their upgrade cycles. But unless they buy hotfix support for Windows Server 2003, it could lead to trouble.
- September 09, 2010
IT managers who sign up for Microsoft's Opalis Customer Evaluation Program can bend the ears of developers who are integrating Opalis into the company's systems management suite.
- September 07, 2010
IT shops are running business applications on ESX, but then frequently turn to Hyper-V when they virtualize their Windows apps.
- August 27, 2010
Trends show that slowly but surely, the cloud is gaining acceptance. How can Windows shops benefit?
- August 25, 2010
Microsoft axed its own SharePoint planning calculator, but IT shops have plenty of choices from third-party vendors that help with SharePoint Server 2010 capacity planning and analysis.
- August 18, 2010
Microsoft has put an emphasis on green IT with its next release for System Center Configuration Manager 2007, but will organizations feel the need to upgrade?
- August 11, 2010
For a hefty price, Microsoft now offers a dedicated support plan for computers in Windows shops where even a second of downtime is too much.
- August 02, 2010
Survey results reflect that increased server virtualization deployments and improved automation capabilities have contributed to the growing demand in systems management tools.
- July 21, 2010
Windows administrators appreciate Dynamic Memory in Microsoft Hyper-V R2 SP1, but still have a list of features they would rather see first.