- March 21, 2013
We won't need a Thinking Chair for this one: Windows Server will likely also be part of Microsoft's Blue release strategy. More clues are certainly filling up our handy dandy notebook about what to ...
- March 13, 2013
March's Patch Tuesday updates contain fixes for Internet Explorer 8 and a USB drive exploit. Plus, the company released non-security updates.
- March 07, 2013
The latest batch of Patch Tuesday bulletins will bring a number of fixes for critical vulnerabilities in multiple programs for March. Microsoft released an advance security bulletin this week that ...
- March 05, 2013
Windows Azure identity management has lagged behind the mature on-premises Active Directory. But Microsoft has made strides to make both access management options equal citizens (and in turn, is ...
- March 01, 2013
For our monthly feature, we round up the most popular content from the previous month and share it with you. In February, our readers were most interested in the latest batch of Patch Tuesday ...
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- February 28, 2013
Microsoft's Windows Azure strategy -- integration with System Center 2012 and a low price -- make it a viable alternative to AWS for cloud computing.
- February 26, 2013
It's not Patch Tuesday, but there are updates admins should look for this week as Microsoft delivers updates across its portfolio of recent operating systems. A tool is now available for Windows ...
- February 13, 2013
In a busy February Patch Tuesday, Microsoft fixed another critical Oracle vulnerability in Exchange. Plus, Internet Explorer received fixes.
- February 07, 2013
Microsoft may release major platform updates on a yearly basis -- including Windows Server -- if a rumor is true. Mary Jo Foley reported that a tipster told her the codename "Windows Blue" we've ...
- February 07, 2013
Even though it's only 28 days long, February will still be a busy one for admins after Microsoft announced its most recent batch of fixes for this month's Patch Tuesday. The company released an ...
- February 06, 2013
- February 05, 2013
Microsoft released a pair of add-ons for System Center Configuration Manager 2012 and an update to an existing tool on Monday. The Configuration Manager Toolkit comes with a wide range of utilities ...
- February 01, 2013
In our monthly feature, we compile the previous month's most popular content to share with you. For the first month of the new year, our readers were most interested in content that covered the ...
- January 31, 2013
Microsoft is delivering a hotfix for a crasher that affects a Windows Server 2012-based failover cluster after applying a specific update. If a user installed an update for the .NET 4.5 framework, ...
- January 31, 2013
Microsoft last week released a System Center Monitoring Pack for Remote Access 2012, bringing support for DirectAccess and Routing and Remote Access.