- February 23, 2010
According to our recent survey, over half of IT respondents reported having no certifications. This begs the question; do industry-recognized certifications still matter in IT?
- February 19, 2010
When it comes to replicating virtual machines, there are several things admins need to take into account. For optimal business performance, here are five points to consider.
- February 15, 2010
The latest version of Microsoft's backup and restore product brings with it added support for Hyper-V R2 and disaster recovery capabilities.
- February 11, 2010
One Microsoft MVP puts Windows Server 2008 R2's new file classification tool through its paces.
- February 04, 2010
A new download from Microsoft can be used to notify admins of potential health risks involving the DFS Namespaces service in Windows Server 2008 R2.
Sponsored by Rackspace - Whether you want to extend the life of current SQL Server environment or integrate new functionality like high availability or in-memory, the ability to use flexible managed DBA services for a range of needs from full-scale architecting to ad-hoc troubleshooting can be key to your success. The trick is to find the right balance of budget and expertise. See More
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
Sponsored by Juniper - Network architects have more choices than ever when it comes to data center switches. From emerging categories such as white box switches to new powerful cloud spine switches built on custom chip sets, networks can now be designed with maximum flexibility to address a diverse range of price/performance requirements. See More
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
- January 21, 2010
System Management Server 2003, arguably Microsoft's most popular systems management software, is moving toward the end of its support lifecycle.
- January 21, 2010
Should you upgrade your aging equipment or purchase a new system? Understanding the benefits and pitfalls of each is key to making the right decision for your organization.
- January 18, 2010
Windows Server 2008 R2's Active Directory Recycle Bin feature is limited, so IT pros who need full features might be better off using third-party backup tools.
- January 14, 2010
Microsoft's Systems Center Service Manager will finally debut this spring with Opalis automation software.
- January 12, 2010
Microsoft said it has mostly fixed a botched upgrade to its Volume Licensing Service Center. The problem kept enterprise customers and partners from accessing their software.
- January 11, 2010
Windows shops want Microsoft to improve Active Directory integration and workflow, and rely less on third-party tools.
- January 06, 2010
Microsoft added a load of features to Hyper-V R2, but some IT shops can already identify other features they'd like to see in future versions of the hypervisor.
- January 05, 2010
In the absence of upfront backup and recovery planning, finding lost Microsoft SharePoint Server files can be troublesome. Specialized backup and recovery software helps assure lost files don't go missing forever.
- December 28, 2009
Virtual servers are far more susceptible to availability issues than traditional ones. Learn to keep your servers resilient with these considerations and best practices.
- December 23, 2009
No flat screen TVs or iPhones, but IT pros might want to check out holiday contests, plus software, hardware and hosting deals.