- April 29, 2008
Enterprises want Microsoft to provide better support for Unix and Linux, as well as for its own products. System Center is moving in that direction.
- April 22, 2008
IT shops are so happy with Windows XP SP2 that they're not moving to Vista. Will they even be wooed by a new service pack?
- April 22, 2008
Security software services are growing in popularity. But those services are not always cheaper than premise-based options, and they're not right for every situation.
- April 18, 2008
In big, diversified IT shops, Microsoft System Center underpins other established systems management vendors' products. Better integration tools may improve standing.
- April 16, 2008
The Microsoft SQL Server product team has promised a cumulative rollup for its current database release.
Sponsored by Rackspace - Whether you want to extend the life of current SQL Server environment or integrate new functionality like high availability or in-memory, the ability to use flexible managed DBA services for a range of needs from full-scale architecting to ad-hoc troubleshooting can be key to your success. The trick is to find the right balance of budget and expertise. See More
Sponsored by Dell - Many companies today are considering a move to the cloud. Organizations may believe that a hosted service, such as Office 365, will be easier and or cheaper to maintain than on-prem email. Also, Microsoft and other industry leaders may have influenced a move. Whatever the reason, moving to the cloud isn’t as easy as it appears and results are often mixed if you haven’t adequately prepared your Active Directory. See More
Sponsored by Juniper - Network architects have more choices than ever when it comes to data center switches. From emerging categories such as white box switches to new powerful cloud spine switches built on custom chip sets, networks can now be designed with maximum flexibility to address a diverse range of price/performance requirements. See More
Sponsored by NetApp - Enterprise storage systems have evolved through four distinct stages. First, there were monolithic storage arrays. These gave way to modular SAN/NAS systems and distributed storage networks. Next, advanced software techniques led to storage virtualization, with storage volumes abstracted from the underlying physical devices. Finally, in the current era, cloud storage services have emerged that combine virtualization with unprecedented economies of scale. See More
- April 10, 2008
Microsoft was never known as a bastion of standards compliance. But over time, courts, customers and the network have forced the company to open up and interoperate.
- April 08, 2008
This Stirling beta adds a feature called dynamic response, which automates responses to malicious attacks based on policies set by IT.
- April 02, 2008
Windows expert Mark Minasi sorts through the new Windows Vista service pack.
- April 01, 2008
Vista bashing primes IT shops for Mac adoption? Real IT guys and a Forrester study say don't bet on it.
- April 01, 2008
MDOP 2008 is out this week. The kit adds a diagnostic and recovery toolset plus software for desktop monitoring.
- March 31, 2008
More System Center online services will be on tap at the Management Summit later this month. Don't expect enterprises to be an easy sell.
- March 27, 2008
Windows Vista Service Pack 1 is here, but many IT managers see Vista as a step back. For that matter, some managers aren't so hot on XP SP3 either.
- March 26, 2008
IT managers can monitor Windows Server 2008 from a desktop that runs Vista with Service Pack 1.
- March 21, 2008
Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2008 and an update for Business Desktop Deployment 2007 are ready for download.
- March 19, 2008
Windows Server 2008's hypervisor is on track for an August release, Microsoft says.