- December 20, 2011
When chip-maker AMD released its latest Opteron server chips, based on the Bulldozer architecture, hopes were high that the powerful processor would launch the company into direct competition with ...
- December 16, 2011
Microsoft announced several updates to Azure, its cloud computing platform, this week.
- December 14, 2011
Microsoft closed out Patch Tuesday for 2011 by issuing 13 security bulletins to fix 19 vulnerabilities, three of which were deemed “critical” for Windows and Windows Server 2003.
- December 09, 2011
The Windows rumor mill kept turning this week, with talk about the Windows 8 beta and the Windows Store. Admins also got a look at the latest version of PowerShell and a preview of Patch Tuesday.
- December 05, 2011
Windows (Server) 8. Hyper-V 3.0. PowerShell. Cloud. It's not too hard to predict what the hot topics will be for Windows admins in 2012 (they have much in common with what we thought would be big ...
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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
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- December 02, 2011
By the time ARM-based Windows 8 tablets arrive, will anyone care?
- November 22, 2011
It's no secret that technology companies will go to great lengths to snag top talent, offering extras that range from free on-site meals to gifts of skinny jeans and bicycles. Last week, CNET ...
- November 18, 2011
Admins frustrated with the Windows Update process will welcome the latest Windows 8 news; users of Windows Embedded operating systems should prepare for changes, too.
- November 11, 2011
Will IBM's addition of mainframe support for Windows servers impact your enterprise? And is Silverlight finally dead? Answer these questions and more in this week's news summary.
- November 08, 2011
Microsoft took it easy on Windows Server admins this month releasing only four fixes for the two platforms, but it only issued a workaround for the Duqu vulnerability.
- November 04, 2011
Get the latest on SQL Server SKUs, learn how the Server 8 team prioritized storage, and get a preview of Patch Tuesday in this week's news summary.
- November 04, 2011
Corporate and third-party developers believe Microsoft’s support of the SMB 2.2 protocol could bolster its competitive chances in the cloud and virtualization markets.
- November 02, 2011
Microsoft is improving storage capabilities in Windows Server 8 as well as adding support for the SMB 2.2 protocol. General Manager Thomas Pfenning explains the importance of these changes to IT shops.
- October 28, 2011
In this week's server news summary, learn how Opscode Chef enables Windows cloud automation, look back at XP's legacy, and get the latest on the ARM-Intel chip battle.
- October 21, 2011
Review this week's essential server news, including details on Microsoft's latest cloud-based release, an update on its forthcoming cloud-optimized OS, and a report on FY 2012 Q1 financials.