- 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?
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Sponsored by Dell - Many companies today are considering a move to the cloud. Organizations may believe that a hosted service, such as Office 365, will be easier and or cheaper to maintain than on-prem email. Also, Microsoft and other industry leaders may have influenced a move. Whatever the reason, moving to the cloud isn’t as easy as it appears and results are often mixed if you haven’t adequately prepared your Active Directory. See More
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Sponsored by NetApp - Enterprise storage systems have evolved through four distinct stages. First, there were monolithic storage arrays. These gave way to modular SAN/NAS systems and distributed storage networks. Next, advanced software techniques led to storage virtualization, with storage volumes abstracted from the underlying physical devices. Finally, in the current era, cloud storage services have emerged that combine virtualization with unprecedented economies of scale. See More
- 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.
- July 14, 2010
The release of Virtual Machine Manager Self Service Portal 2.0 should help IT pros and end users manage virtual machine resources in private clouds.
- July 12, 2010
Windows 7 SP1 doesn't actually include any new features, but the server offers VDI features that IT shops need.
- June 24, 2010
Though new to IT, the adoption of unified computing systems could accelerate as Microsoft partnerships lead to better UCS support for Windows servers and apps.
- June 22, 2010
Unbeknownst to some admins, the latest versions of Windows Server include new or updated tools that can minimize the need for third-party options.
- June 16, 2010
SharePoint is Microsoft's fastest growing server software, but IT managers still grouse about its lack of acceptance and the difficulties in supporting this increasingly common collaboration platform.
- June 11, 2010
While dynamic memory features have received most of the press, the first service pack for Windows 2008 R2 will also include improvements to DirectAccess and Active Directory.
- June 07, 2010
At TechEd 2010, Microsoft executives breezed through service pack news in an effort to assuage IT managers' concerns about the company's shift to cloud computing.