• April 20, 2010 20 Apr'10

    Microsoft pushes cloud computing on reluctant IT pros

    Microsoft dropped its cloud computing plans on a really tough audience - the systems management administrators gathered at MMS this week.

  • March 23, 2010 23 Mar'10

    End of Microsoft Select means smaller discounts for savvy shops

    Microsoft will phase out Select license agreements this summer in favor of its Select Plus program. But Select Plus may not give customers the best discounts.

  • March 18, 2010 18 Mar'10

    The challenges of iSCSI storage deployments for Windows

    While an iSCSI deployment might sound like a good idea, it's not always the right move. Most often it's the minor details that can trip you up.

  • March 11, 2010 11 Mar'10

    New identity management software takes the heat off of IT

    Self-service functionality with Forefront Identity Manager 2010 could cut down on help desk calls from end-users, helping organizations save money in the process.

  • March 10, 2010 10 Mar'10

    Office, SharePoint 2010 face competition, tight economy

    Microsoft needs to convince IT pros to upgrade to SharePoint 2010 and Office 2010 if it wants to lock them in for at least another three years.

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  • February 23, 2010 23 Feb'10

    Does certification really matter in IT?

    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 19 Feb'10

    Considering replication performance for VMs

    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 15 Feb'10

    Data Protection Manager 2010 RC available

    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 11 Feb'10

    File classification in Windows 2008 R2 explained

    One Microsoft MVP puts Windows Server 2008 R2's new file classification tool through its paces.

  • February 04, 2010 04 Feb'10

    Updated management pack monitors DFS Namespaces

    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.

  • January 21, 2010 21 Jan'10

    Microsoft ends mainstream support for SMS 2003

    System Management Server 2003, arguably Microsoft's most popular systems management software, is moving toward the end of its support lifecycle.

  • January 21, 2010 21 Jan'10

    Server hardware upgrades vs. technology refreshes

    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 18 Jan'10

    Built-in Active Directory backup feature falls short

    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 14 Jan'10

    Service Manager will launch with automation software

    Microsoft's Systems Center Service Manager will finally debut this spring with Opalis automation software.

  • January 12, 2010 12 Jan'10

    Microsoft licensing snafu irks Windows shops

    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.