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  • November 17, 2010 17 Nov'10

    Windows managers eye the cloud but keep a safe distance

    Even with the easy bake Microsoft Hyper-V Cloud package for private cloud servers, Windows managers want more time to watch the cloud story unfold.

  • November 09, 2010 09 Nov'10

    Next-generation SQL Server hits with codenames galore

    It sounds like Microsoft has found another mountain to climb, and this one makes “Kilimanjaro” look … well, slightly closer to sea level. The company announced the next version of SQL Server at ...

  • November 08, 2010 08 Nov'10

    Microsoft brings endpoint protection to Configuration Manager

    With Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010, Microsoft aims to make client security one with systems management, and those running SCCM 2007 should see the biggest lift.

  • November 05, 2010 05 Nov'10

    Microsoft bets on PowerShell despite past support for other languages

    Windows pros want a single scripting language that works across all platforms. But despite some early open source efforts, Microsoft has refocused on PowerShell.

  • November 01, 2010 01 Nov'10

    Microsoft smoothes path to Azure for Windows shops

    Microsoft made the on-ramp to Azure easier for Windows users by adding loads of new features. But customers still need time to wrap their heads around the cloud idea.

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  • October 26, 2010 26 Oct'10

    Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 moves closer to final release

    The first service packs for Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 are a big deal for Microsoft, with new features that could help the company compete in the virtual desktop space.

  • October 21, 2010 21 Oct'10

    IT conference attendees can’t escape the cloud in 2010

    Recently, myITforum.com founder Rod Trent posted a tweet that pretty much summed up the past year in IT events: "Every conference this past year has turned into a ‘cloud’ conference. Sad.” Though ...

  • October 15, 2010 15 Oct'10

    Minor Active Directory tweaks in Configuration Manager R3

    As you may have heard, System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) 2007 R3 was officially released this week. While most of the attention has been geared toward the software’s new power management ...

  • October 12, 2010 12 Oct'10

    New baseline aims to centralize Windows Server 2008 R2 security

    Microsoft released a new security baseline this week for Windows Server 2008 R2, adding to the slew of similar baselines released earlier this year. The R2 baseline accelerator gives admins access ...

  • October 11, 2010 11 Oct'10

    VMworld 2010: Microsoft USA Today ad missed the mark

    Microsoft made news at VMworld 2010 with an open letter to VMware customers. Mike Laverick writes that the move was an unwelcome (and misleading) return to tired marketing tactics.

  • 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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