- October 07, 2010
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
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
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
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
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
IT shops are running business applications on ESX, but then frequently turn to Hyper-V when they virtualize their Windows apps.
- September 02, 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
Trends show that slowly but surely, the cloud is gaining acceptance. How can Windows shops benefit?
- August 25, 2010
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 ...