- April 28, 2009
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
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
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
Microsoft freezes price on Custom Support Agreements for 2009.
- January 07, 2009
These stories grabbed the attention of administrators in 2008. Will these topics repeat in 2009?
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- December 29, 2008
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
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
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.
- 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.