- December 11, 2008
Microsoft will continue the warming trend toward open source software in 2009. Pragmatism trumps ideology, according to one executive.
- December 10, 2008
VMware, Microsoft and Citrix are building virtual desktop portfolios, but IT pros suggest vendors refocus on client hypervisors.
- December 09, 2008
With proper planning, it's safe to virtualize Microsoft Exchange Server and SQL Server databases.
- December 04, 2008
Hundreds of fixes and new hardware support await IT administrators in this SP2 beta release, available on TechNet.
- December 02, 2008
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.
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- December 01, 2008
Sharp Active Directory skills and an understanding of identity management systems are crucial for IT administrators during corporate downsizing.
- November 25, 2008
Microsoft Offline Virtual Machine Servicing tool helps IT update untethered virtual machines.
- November 19, 2008
Novell and Microsoft have set a date to deliver software that better integrates SUSE Linux and System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2.
- November 18, 2008
Microsoft will bring a common look and feel across its System Center management products, and the upcoming Service Manager will help tie it together.
- November 18, 2008
Where others have fallen short, Microsoft hopes to conquer the online services market with its message of savings and flexibility.
- November 12, 2008
Microsoft offers IT managers flexible payment options and enterprise-class technology with Windows Essential Business Server 2008.
- November 11, 2008
Citrix's latest version of NetScaler promises to speed up application deployments for IT administrators.
- November 07, 2008
A beta for WSUS 3.0 SP2 is due out later this year or early next year, according to one of the technology's developers. It will load on Windows Server 2008 R2.
- November 07, 2008
Microsoft System Center Service Manager is roaring back after a false start. The service desk has been rebuilt from scratch and is on track for completion in 2010.
- November 05, 2008
By giving partners alpha access to Windows 7 code, Microsoft hopes it will blunt the driver incompatibility problems IT managers faced with Vista.