• 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.

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  • 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.

  • November 18, 2008 18 Nov'08

    Microsoft aims for unified management console

    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 18 Nov'08

    Is the time right for Microsoft Online Services?

    Where others have fallen short, Microsoft hopes to conquer the online services market with its message of savings and flexibility.

  • November 12, 2008 12 Nov'08

    Microsoft aims at midmarket with new server bundle

    Microsoft offers IT managers flexible payment options and enterprise-class technology with Windows Essential Business Server 2008.

  • November 11, 2008 11 Nov'08

    Citrix rolls out next NetScaler

    Citrix's latest version of NetScaler promises to speed up application deployments for IT administrators.

  • November 07, 2008 07 Nov'08

    WSUS 3.0 SP2 will offer fixes only

    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 07 Nov'08

    Revised Service Manager beta expected within weeks

    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 05 Nov'08

    Windows 7 unlikely to cause driver problems like Vista

    By giving partners alpha access to Windows 7 code, Microsoft hopes it will blunt the driver incompatibility problems IT managers faced with Vista.