- July 11, 2012
Weather.com may only be able to give an accurate forecast for the next 10 days, but Microsoft has already given IT pros a hint of what to expect this fall: Clouds. Lots of clouds. When Windows ...
- July 10, 2012
July's Patch Tuesday update fixes vulnerabilities in IE and MSXML. Plus, Microsoft hardened Windows Update certificates.
- July 09, 2012
Microsoft hardware partners will receive the final code for Windows Server 2012 next month and the final version will be available in September, the company said Monday. As part of its Worldwide ...
- July 05, 2012
Microsoft detailed its Windows Server 2012 licensing information and reduced the number of editions to four from seven. The changes mean a cost increase for some IT shops.
- July 03, 2012
It was hinted at over the past few weeks, but Dell, Inc. completed its bid to buy Quest Software, Inc. on Monday. Dell will pay a reported $2.4 billion for the management software company. Quest is ...
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- June 28, 2012
Windows admins aren’t happy about the surprise Skype update in WSUS, new RemoteFX requirements or Microsoft’s latest licensing changes – and had plenty to say about it this week.
- June 28, 2012
IT admins using Windows Server Update Services got a surprise this week when Skype installed on some desktops. The update to Skype, the Microsoft-owned voice and video chat service, was originally ...
- June 26, 2012
This week, users looking to monitor Active Directory got another option. San Francisco-based Splunk, Inc., an application management and security company, released the Splunk App for Active ...
- June 22, 2012
Even if you're not a sports fan, you've probably heard that the Miami Heat, led by LeBron James, won the NBA championship last night over the Oklahoma City Thunder. The victory capped an impressive ...
- June 21, 2012
With a bevy of announcements this week, Microsoft asserted its position in the market – but at what cost to partners and customers?
- June 15, 2012
Users of Microsoft's System Center suite can now test out the management products' compatibility with the latest version of Windows Server, as the second Community Technology Preview of System ...
- June 15, 2012
Windows Server administrators looking to make their lives easier have a variety of tools at their disposal. This week, that array grew even larger, as several third-party vendors launched new ...
- June 14, 2012
Admins routinely facing WSUS issues might have a tool to check out. SolarWinds, an Austin, Texas-based network management company, released a free diagnostic tool for WSUS this week. The tool ...
- June 14, 2012
With heightened concerns about the Flame malware, Microsoft released fixes for Windows Update and WSUS ahead of Patch Tuesday.
- June 13, 2012
The chatter at Microsoft's annual technical event came from all angles. Here are some of the gems from onstage, in the crowd and online.