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  • October 07, 2010 07 Oct'10

    AVIcode the latest cloud-inspired acquisition for Microsoft

    This week, Microsoft announced that it has acquired AVIcode, Inc., a Baltimore-based private company known for its .NET application monitoring software. The move is similar to the Opalis ...

  • October 05, 2010 05 Oct'10

    Will cloud computing cost you your job?

    In a recent article, "Yes, you will lose your job to cloud computing – unless . . .", consultant and author Greg Shields cites the economies of scale as a key challenge facing IT admins in regards ...

  • September 30, 2010 30 Sep'10

    Microsoft updates servicing tool for offline VMs

    Microsoft’s Virtual Machine Servicing Tool (VMST) 3.0 is now available for download, an update to the previous 2.1 version of the utility. The tool is designed to let admins keep their offline ...

  • September 29, 2010 29 Sep'10

    IT shops keep Windows Server 2003, despite risks

    Enterprises don’t let Microsoft’s Support Lifecycle policies dictate their upgrade cycles. But unless they buy hotfix support for Windows Server 2003, it could lead to trouble.

  • September 09, 2010 09 Sep'10

    IT pros invited to evaluate Opalis for System Center

    IT managers who sign up for Microsoft's Opalis Customer Evaluation Program can bend the ears of developers who are integrating Opalis into the company's systems management suite.

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  • September 07, 2010 07 Sep'10

    VMware customers virtualize Windows apps with Hyper-V

    IT shops are running business applications on ESX, but then frequently turn to Hyper-V when they virtualize their Windows apps.

  • September 02, 2010 02 Sep'10

    Microsoft weighs in, reacts at VMworld 2010

    Microsoft vs. VMware -- tale as old as time. As everyone knows, VMworld 2010 took place this week in San Francisco. Like last year, Microsoft’s booth did not provide any demos for Hyper-V, as the ...

  • August 27, 2010 27 Aug'10

    Finding the silver lining for cloud computing

    Trends show that slowly but surely, the cloud is gaining acceptance. How can Windows shops benefit?

  • August 25, 2010 25 Aug'10

    Exchange Server 2010 SP1 hits the streets

    UPDATE! (8/27/2010) My colleague Bridget Botelho has written a more detailed rundown of the SP1, with insight from Directions on Microsoft's Rob Sanfilippo. ORIGINAL POST (8/25/2010) Let the ...

  • August 25, 2010 25 Aug'10

    SharePoint planning tools abound -- just not from Microsoft

    Microsoft axed its own SharePoint planning calculator, but IT shops have plenty of choices from third-party vendors that help with SharePoint Server 2010 capacity planning and analysis.

  • August 19, 2010 19 Aug'10

    Configuration Manager R3 comes as no surprise

    The next version of System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) 2007 should officially ship soon, with the release candidate approved earlier this month. The update is relatively minor, however, ...

  • August 18, 2010 18 Aug'10

    Configuration Manager R3 zeros in on power management

    Microsoft has put an emphasis on green IT with its next release for System Center Configuration Manager 2007, but will organizations feel the need to upgrade?

  • August 13, 2010 13 Aug'10

    Domain controller virtualization continues to spark debate

    Less than two months ago, we posted an article by Microsoft MVP Gary Olsen on the topic of domain controller virtualization. The article was actually a follow-up to something he wrote way back in ...

  • August 11, 2010 11 Aug'10

    Microsoft critical support plan comes with sticker shock

    For a hefty price, Microsoft now offers a dedicated support plan for computers in Windows shops where even a second of downtime is too much.

  • August 05, 2010 05 Aug'10

    Mark Russinovich moves to Azure – what does it all mean?

    While Microsoft has yet to make an “official” announcement, it seems most have heard by now that Windows legend Mark Russinovich has joined the company’s Windows Azure team. ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley ...

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