• 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.

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  • 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.

  • July 13, 2010 13 Jul'10

    New Azure appliance too big for IT

    The latest addition to Microsoft’s Windows Azure platform promises to give customers greater control over cloud-based data, though the release isn’t likely to mean much to most IT professionals ...

  • July 12, 2010 12 Jul'10

    Microsoft advances betas for Windows 7, Server R2 service packs

    Windows 7 SP1 doesn't actually include any new features, but the server offers VDI features that IT shops need.

  • June 24, 2010 24 Jun'10

    Hyper-V R2 to support more clustered VMs – right now

    Amidst all the talk about dynamic memory and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, one recent virtualization update has managed to fly under the radar – and it actually has nothing to do with the upcoming ...

  • June 24, 2010 24 Jun'10

    Increased Windows support could help spur UCS adoption

    Though new to IT, the adoption of unified computing systems could accelerate as Microsoft partnerships lead to better UCS support for Windows servers and apps.

  • June 22, 2010 22 Jun'10

    Finally – Exchange 2007 gets Windows Server 2008 R2 support

    The third service pack for Exchange Server 2007 was made available for download this week – and not a moment too soon. The SP3 has been updated to allow Exchange 2007 to be installed on Windows ...

  • June 22, 2010 22 Jun'10

    Free Windows performance monitoring tools not to be missed

    Unbeknownst to some admins, the latest versions of Windows Server include new or updated tools that can minimize the need for third-party options.