• April 28, 2009 28 Apr'09

    Microsoft server manager adds Linux, Unix support

    With native support of Linux and Unix, this is not your Mom's MOM. Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 embraces the once unthinkable.

  • April 06, 2009 06 Apr'09

    Top free tools for Windows server administration

    They say the best things in life are free, and that's definitely true for Windows tools. Our experts pick some of their favorite freeware and open source utilities for server admins.

  • March 31, 2009 31 Mar'09

    New Operations Manager 2007 feature allows for automated agent deployments

    Microsoft MVP Pete Zerger shares his insight on a new feature in System Center Operations Manager designed to reduce TCO and minimize administrative effort.

  • February 17, 2009 17 Feb'09

    Microsoft holds line on custom support price

    Microsoft freezes price on Custom Support Agreements for 2009.

  • January 07, 2009 07 Jan'09

    Free tools and XP piqued admin interest in 2008

    These stories grabbed the attention of administrators in 2008. Will these topics repeat in 2009?

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  • December 29, 2008 29 Dec'08

    IT projects and picks for 2009

    In the coming year, many IT managers will look to get more out of the technology they have in place. Virtualization and Windows 7 are the technologies to watch in 2009.

  • December 22, 2008 22 Dec'08

    Headline makers of 2008

    The tech sector took a wild ride in 2008. Some technologies, like virtualization, entered the mainstream. Big name industry vets bid adieu.

  • December 11, 2008 11 Dec'08

    Microsoft plans more open source outreach

    Microsoft will continue the warming trend toward open source software in 2009. Pragmatism trumps ideology, according to one executive.

  • December 10, 2008 10 Dec'08

    Users eye VDI but may wait for client hypervisors

    VMware, Microsoft and Citrix are building virtual desktop portfolios, but IT pros suggest vendors refocus on client hypervisors.

  • December 09, 2008 09 Dec'08

    Interest grows in virtualized Exchange, SQL Server

    With proper planning, it's safe to virtualize Microsoft Exchange Server and SQL Server databases.

  • December 04, 2008 04 Dec'08

    SP2 beta coming for Windows Server 2008, Vista

    Hundreds of fixes and new hardware support await IT administrators in this SP2 beta release, available on TechNet.

  • December 02, 2008 02 Dec'08

    Mark Minasi: What Microsoft needs to change

    Windows expert and author Mark Minasi shares his thoughts on what Microsoft can do to help IT in hard times and what IT managers can do to plan ahead.

  • December 01, 2008 01 Dec'08

    Economic downturns call for Active Directory proficiency

    Sharp Active Directory skills and an understanding of identity management systems are crucial for IT administrators during corporate downsizing.

  • November 25, 2008 25 Nov'08

    New tool for managing offline virtual machines

    Microsoft Offline Virtual Machine Servicing tool helps IT update untethered virtual machines.

  • November 19, 2008 19 Nov'08

    Novell, Microsoft ready management pack for SUSE Linux

    Novell and Microsoft have set a date to deliver software that better integrates SUSE Linux and System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2.