- April 11, 2012
Get ready to recertify: Microsoft detailed changes to its certification platform, with a focus on the cloud.
- April 10, 2012
April's Patch Tuesday announcement from Microsoft included four critical bulletins addressing flaws in Windows, Windows Server and Internet Explorer.
- April 05, 2012
This Easter, admins will be on the hunt for more than just painted eggs.
- April 04, 2012
This week, the Linux Foundation distributed its annual development report highlighting contributors and changes to the Linux kernel. So why is Microsoft, a company known for its deployment of ...
- April 03, 2012
CopperEgg released RevealCloud version 3 last week, bringing with it some enhancements and refinements, including cloud-based, real-time server monitoring.
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Sponsored by SolidFire - “Never run out of disk space” became the storage administrator’s prime directive because of the big difference between storage and the rest of an organization’s IT infrastructure. When the network guys slightly underestimate the bandwidth they’ll need to provide, the network gets congested and applications slow down. Similarly, if the server crew ends up running a few too many VMs on too few hosts, the VMs run slower. See More
Sponsored by SolidFire - When a host server fails to deliver a sufficient level of IOPS, the solution is often to invest in solid-state storage. As many organizations have discovered, however, solid-state storage is a costly solution that may only temporarily correct the problem. Like any other storage technology, there is a limit to the number of IOPS that solid-state storage can deliver, and it is often only a matter of time before this limit is reached and the performance problems return. See More
- April 02, 2012
It looks like System Center 2012 is finally on its way to general availability, though Microsoft is still tight-lipped about the exact release date. What we do know is that the systems management ...
- March 30, 2012
Microsoft sees that a growing number of shops aren't placing their bets on a singular server deployment style; shops aren't going just on-premise and they're not going solely to the cloud. The ...
- March 29, 2012
When the new systems management product finally arrives next month, it'll include new cloud-friendly capabilities. But does it go far enough?
- March 28, 2012
Thinking about testing out the new functionality of the Windows Server 8 beta? Microsoft has released two guides to help make those first steps a little easier. The BranchCache Early Adopters Guide ...
- March 28, 2012
A shift for Microsoft: the company is now recommending Server Core's minimal server interface. Does it have the features to back it up?
- March 22, 2012
There are plenty of Hyper-V tools out there to consider, but there's always room for one more (especially when it's cheap). IT management software maker SolarWinds released a free Hyper-V Monitor ...
- March 20, 2012
OpenNebula, an open-source data center virtualization project, delivered Microsoft Hyper-V drivers for its platform last week.
- March 13, 2012
Patch Tuesday for March is the lightest for Microsoft this year, but one “critical” patch for Remote Desktop Protocol needs to be applied immediately.
- March 12, 2012
Title: System Center 2012 CTP for Windows Server 8 now available On the heels of the Windows Server 8 beta release in late February, Microsoft released the Community Technology Preview of System ...
- March 09, 2012
It's said that March comes in like a lion, but this month's patch bulletin from Microsoft looks more lamb-like. Among the six fixes to be released on Tuesday, just one is labeled "critical" – a ...