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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?

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  • 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.

  • June 13, 2012 13 Jun'12

    A photo tour of TechEd 2012

    There's a lot to take in at Microsoft's annual technical learning event, and you can't describe it all in words. Here are some of the memorable visual stimuli that we saw during our visit to ...

  • June 12, 2012 12 Jun'12

    Lessons learned from TechEd 2012 Day 1

    Microsoft's TechEd event is all about learning…but not always the kind you think. Our first day in Orlando came complete with a lot of new knowledge, and not just about the availability of the new ...

  • June 07, 2012 07 Jun'12

    Microsoft's June 2012 advance security notification lists seven bulletins

    Microsoft is ringing in the summer season with seven bulletins in its latest Patch Tuesday announcement. IT pros should be on the lookout for three critical bulletins, patching Internet Explorer, ...

  • June 06, 2012 06 Jun'12

    Windows words of the week: Crying and chess

    With a number of Windows announcements to chew on, industry experts' mouths were full of strong statements. Here are some of our favorites.

  • June 06, 2012 06 Jun'12

    What to expect at TechEd North America 2012

    As anyone who's been to TechEd will attest, the event is not a sprint; it's a marathon. With hundreds of technical sessions, workshops, labs and vendors, the annual Microsoft event doesn't lack ...

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