- November 29, 2012
Microsoft is making strides in making Azure more accessible to hybrid infrastructures. This week, it rolled out a change that could benefit those who authenticate with Windows Azure. The Azure ...
- November 27, 2012
November 19, 2000. The U.S. still didn't know who the president-elect was and "hanging chads" were a relevant term. It was also the date some administrators saw last week when machines connected to ...
- November 20, 2012
Admins evaluating running an instance of Windows Server 2012 have one more option: Amazon Web Services.
- November 15, 2012
With the release of Windows 8 comes a raft of new features and considerations. Find out the good, the bad and the ugly.
- November 14, 2012
Two months after general availability, Windows Server 2012 received its first Patch Tuesday fixes.
Sponsored by SolidFire - “Never run out of disk space” became the storage administrator’s prime directive because of the big difference between storage and the rest of an organization’s IT infrastructure. When the network guys slightly underestimate the bandwidth they’ll need to provide, the network gets congested and applications slow down. Similarly, if the server crew ends up running a few too many VMs on too few hosts, the VMs run slower. See More
Sponsored by SolidFire - When a host server fails to deliver a sufficient level of IOPS, the solution is often to invest in solid-state storage. As many organizations have discovered, however, solid-state storage is a costly solution that may only temporarily correct the problem. Like any other storage technology, there is a limit to the number of IOPS that solid-state storage can deliver, and it is often only a matter of time before this limit is reached and the performance problems return. See More
Sponsored by HPE - The key to a data-driven enterprise is to have access to all the relevant data across the entire organization. This isn’t as straightforward as it sounds. Legacy data warehousing and point analytics tools may not be capable of managing the vast and ever-growing mountains of data collected by a modern business. See More
Sponsored by SimpliVity - The true value of data protection is in making systems available after a failure. Data protection starts with surviving failure of server hardware components, then extends to recovering damage to a VM and further to recovering from the loss of a whole data center. A data protection strategy should address multiple levels of failure. It should offer the business certainty of the time to recover from each level and certainty of the potential data loss for each failure. SimpliVity has built data protection into their product from the lowest level. See More
- November 08, 2012
For the first time since its release in September, Windows Server 2012 will receive critical patches during this month's Patch Tuesday. According to an advance security bulletin released this week, ...
- November 07, 2012
Small businesses and their IT departments looking to take advantage of Microsoft's latest server operating system now have an option to try out.
- November 01, 2012
In this monthly feature, we round up the most popular content of the previous month and share it with you. For October, our most popular pieces involved this year's best ways to manage Windows ...
- October 29, 2012
An independent IT expert goes over his favorite features in Windows Server 2012 and explains how they will make life easier for IT pros.
- October 24, 2012
Microsoft's big data products inched closer to a public release today, as the company released refreshed previews of Hadoop products. They also gained new names: Windows Azure HDInsight Service and ...
- October 10, 2012
Can Microsoft be more like Apple with consumers and yet continue to grow in the enterprise? CEO Steve Ballmer talks about the new business model.
- October 10, 2012
By Stuart J. Johnston, Senior News Writer Microsoft this week began beta testing a set of cloud features designed to give Windows Server 2012 customers the ability to provide Windows Azure services ...
- October 09, 2012
Improperly time stamped certificates mean rereleased patches, on top of fixes for Microsoft Word and Kerberos vulnerabilities this month.
- October 09, 2012
Windows Server 2012 Essentials was released to manufacturing and will be generally available in less than a month, Microsoft said Tuesday. Sinead O'Donovan, director of program management for ...
- October 04, 2012
Halloween entails kids trick-or-treating for candy, but administrators will get some treats from Microsoft in this month's Patch Tuesday to avoid potentially harmful tricks. According to an advance ...