- April 27, 2012
Corporate and third party developers like the additions to Microsoft’s Server Message Block 3.0 protocol, but most will hold off development until Windows Server 2012 arrives.
- April 17, 2012
IT pros learned about Microsoft System Center 2012 management suite at MMS this week. But will they take action on a private cloud deployment?
- April 11, 2012
Get ready to recertify: Microsoft detailed changes to its certification platform, with a focus on the cloud.
- April 10, 2012
April's Patch Tuesday announcement from Microsoft included four critical bulletins addressing flaws in Windows, Windows Server and Internet Explorer.
- March 29, 2012
When the new systems management product finally arrives next month, it'll include new cloud-friendly capabilities. But does it go far enough?
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- March 13, 2012
Patch Tuesday for March is the lightest for Microsoft this year, but one “critical” patch for Remote Desktop Protocol needs to be applied immediately.
- March 01, 2012
Microsoft finally made the leap on Leap Day, delivering the first Windows Server 8 beta containing dozens of enhanced features across the product.
- 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.
- 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.