• November 29, 2012 29 Nov'12

    Windows Azure adds federation support for Windows Server Active Directory

    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 27 Nov'12

    Y2K + 12? Some Windows Server 2003 users experience time rollback glitch

    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 20 Nov'12

    Amazon AWS adds support for Windows Server 2012

    Admins evaluating running an instance of Windows Server 2012 have one more option: Amazon Web Services.

  • November 15, 2012 15 Nov'12

    Windows 8 features: The good, the bad and the ugly

    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 14 Nov'12

    Windows Server 2012, Windows 8 receive first patches

    Two months after general availability, Windows Server 2012 received its first Patch Tuesday fixes.

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  • November 08, 2012 08 Nov'12

    Windows Server 2012 to receive its first critical fix in November Patch Tuesday

    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 07 Nov'12

    Windows Server 2012 Essentials hits general availability, trial available

    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 01 Nov'12

    October in review: top news, reviews and tips

    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 29 Oct'12

    Q&A: Windows user group founder talks Windows Server 2012 features

    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 24 Oct'12

    Microsoft rolls out third Hadoop preview for Azure and Windows Server

    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 10 Oct'12

    Ballmer: Microsoft 'a devices and services company'

    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 10 Oct'12

    Azure services for Windows Server 2012 hit beta

    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 09 Oct'12

    Word, Kerberos vulnerabilities highlight busy October Patch Tuesday

    Improperly time stamped certificates mean rereleased patches, on top of fixes for Microsoft Word and Kerberos vulnerabilities this month.

  • October 09, 2012 09 Oct'12

    Windows Server 2012 Essentials, Small Business Server replacement, hits RTM

    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 04 Oct'12

    October brings one critical, six important fixes for Patch Tuesday

    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 ...