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  • 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.

  • 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?

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  • 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 ...

  • August 02, 2010 02 Aug'10

    Virtualization drives systems management trends

    Survey results reflect that increased server virtualization deployments and improved automation capabilities have contributed to the growing demand in systems management tools.

  • July 21, 2010 21 Jul'10

    Hyper-V R2 admins want better density, feature management

    Windows administrators appreciate Dynamic Memory in Microsoft Hyper-V R2 SP1, but still have a list of features they would rather see first.

  • July 14, 2010 14 Jul'10

    Microsoft readies Virtual Machine Manager self-service portal

    The release of Virtual Machine Manager Self Service Portal 2.0 should help IT pros and end users manage virtual machine resources in private clouds.

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