• July 11, 2012 11 Jul'12

    Windows Server gets access to new Azure services 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 10 Jul'12

    Microsoft patches MSXML, IE, hardens Windows Update

    July's Patch Tuesday update fixes vulnerabilities in IE and MSXML. Plus, Microsoft hardened Windows Update certificates.

  • July 09, 2012 09 Jul'12

    Microsoft: Windows Server 2012 to be generally available in September

    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 05 Jul'12

    Microsoft simplifies Windows Server 2012 editions, details licensing

    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 03 Jul'12

    Quest's Windows management tools now under Dell's control

    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 28 Jun'12

    Windows admins get surprise Skype update in WSUS, more Microsoft licensing hikes

    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 28 Jun'12

    Microsoft accidentally deploys Skype using WSUS

    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 26 Jun'12

    Splunk App monitors Active Directory

    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 22 Jun'12

    Who had the better week, LeBron James or Microsoft?

    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 21 Jun'12

    How Hyper-V, Surface and Windows Phone impact Microsoft's relationships

    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 15 Jun'12

    System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 CTP2 now available

    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 15 Jun'12

    New third-party tools target Hyper-V, Windows Server 2012, mobile device management

    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 14 Jun'12

    SolarWinds releases free WSUS diagnostic tool

    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 14 Jun'12

    Microsoft responds to Flame malware, patches 26 vulnerabilities

    With heightened concerns about the Flame malware, Microsoft released fixes for Windows Update and WSUS ahead of Patch Tuesday.

  • June 13, 2012 13 Jun'12

    Windows words of the week: TechEd 2012 edition

    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.