• December 20, 2011 20 Dec'11

    Microsoft's Bulldozer patch snatched back

    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 16 Dec'11

    News roundup: Azure embraces open source, Microsoft opens Answer Desk

    Microsoft announced several updates to Azure, its cloud computing platform, this week.

  • December 14, 2011 14 Dec'11

    Microsoft releases 'critical' fixes for Windows and Windows Server

    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 09 Dec'11

    News roundup: WMF 3.0, Windows 8 updates, Patch Tuesday preview

    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 05 Dec'11

    How will IT change in 2012? You tell us.

    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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  • December 02, 2011 02 Dec'11

    News Roundup: The fate of Windows 8 tablets

    By the time ARM-based Windows 8 tablets arrive, will anyone care?

  • November 22, 2011 22 Nov'11

    Microsoft tries to attract new Kinect engineers with…bacon?

    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 18 Nov'11

    News Roundup: Changes for Windows Update and Windows Embedded

    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 11 Nov'11

    News Roundup: IBM supports Windows, Silverlight could be dead (again)

    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 08 Nov'11

    Microsoft issues four fixes for Windows and Windows Server 2008 R2

    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 04 Nov'11

    News Roundup: SQL Server 2012, Server 8 storage and Patch Tuesday

    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 04 Nov'11

    SMB 2.2 in Windows Server 8 could help Microsoft’s cloud fortunes

    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 02 Nov'11

    Q&A: Microsoft’s Pfenning talks storage, SMB 2.2 in Windows Server 8

    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 28 Oct'11

    News roundup: Chef does Windows, XP turns 10, and HP ARMs its servers

    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 21 Oct'11

    News roundup: Windows Intune 2.0 and Server 8 standards-based storage

    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.