- February 14, 2012
Microsoft sent admins a Valentine's bouquet of fixes for 21 vulnerabilities this month, with a focus on Windows Server 2008 R2 and desktop Windows.
- January 18, 2012
The latest version of Microsoft’s management tool has VMware’s offerings in its sights, but it will need Windows Server 8 and Hyper-V 3.0 to complete the private cloud picture.
- January 10, 2012
Microsoft kicks off another year of bug squashing, delivering seven security bulletins to seal holes in Windows Server 2008 R2 and desktop versions of Windows.
- December 16, 2011
Microsoft announced several updates to Azure, its cloud computing platform, this week.
- December 14, 2011
Microsoft closed out Patch Tuesday for 2011 by issuing 13 security bulletins to fix 19 vulnerabilities, three of which were deemed “critical” for Windows and Windows Server 2003.
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- December 09, 2011
The Windows rumor mill kept turning this week, with talk about the Windows 8 beta and the Windows Store. Admins also got a look at the latest version of PowerShell and a preview of Patch Tuesday.
- December 02, 2011
By the time ARM-based Windows 8 tablets arrive, will anyone care?
- November 18, 2011
Admins frustrated with the Windows Update process will welcome the latest Windows 8 news; users of Windows Embedded operating systems should prepare for changes, too.
- November 11, 2011
Will IBM's addition of mainframe support for Windows servers impact your enterprise? And is Silverlight finally dead? Answer these questions and more in this week's news summary.
- November 08, 2011
Microsoft took it easy on Windows Server admins this month releasing only four fixes for the two platforms, but it only issued a workaround for the Duqu vulnerability.
- November 04, 2011
Get the latest on SQL Server SKUs, learn how the Server 8 team prioritized storage, and get a preview of Patch Tuesday in this week's news summary.
- November 04, 2011
Corporate and third-party developers believe Microsoft’s support of the SMB 2.2 protocol could bolster its competitive chances in the cloud and virtualization markets.
- November 02, 2011
Microsoft is improving storage capabilities in Windows Server 8 as well as adding support for the SMB 2.2 protocol. General Manager Thomas Pfenning explains the importance of these changes to IT shops.
- October 28, 2011
In this week's server news summary, learn how Opscode Chef enables Windows cloud automation, look back at XP's legacy, and get the latest on the ARM-Intel chip battle.
- October 21, 2011
Review this week's essential server news, including details on Microsoft's latest cloud-based release, an update on its forthcoming cloud-optimized OS, and a report on FY 2012 Q1 financials.