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2014 is coming to a close, but there were plenty of product and technology definitions that stood out this year, including 'vRealize,' 'containers' and more.
Puppet Labs offers one of the most popular automation tools and you can learn it on your own time, for free.
Many view Docker containers as a competitor to VMware, but the virtualization giant now supports it along with other container technologies.
As cloud evolves, new applications such as big data analytics and HPC enter the fray. What do these new apps mean for cloud's future and performance?
Artificial intelligence has grown in popularity with smart agents such as Apple's Siri. With the right planning, intelligent agents in the cloud top IT's wish list.
Cloud computing is the popular kid in IT, but security concerns keep it from being invited to enterprise parties. Help IT teams warm up to the new kid with these top security tips.
Preparing for an Office 365 migration can be overwhelming. Exchange admins should break the process into five manageable stages.
No single product has every feature a company needs. Third-party spam and archiving tools can fill the gaps in Exchange Online and Office 365 features.
Our company has users who reside outside the local area network. What's the best way to grant those users access to Outlook Web App?
Having enough memory is critical to SQL Server's performance. To ensure optimum SQL Server performance, you need to monitor SQL Server memory usage regularly. This article describes built-in tools that can make the job easier.
Many DBAs have to work more and more nights and weekends to fulfill zero-downtime demands. But tools for monitoring and managing SQL Server might free up some of that time.
Energy company Enbridge Inc. is in the process of virtualizing all of its servers to increase flexibility and cut costs. Not everyone is happy with this new direction.
SharePoint can improve the efficiency of your business, but is your implementation providing a positive ROI? Usage reporting can help you find out by tracking who is using SharePoint, how they are using it and why.
Justify the time and expense of creating a governance document by showing what SharePoint has accomplished in your organization.
How does Microsoft's SharePoint rate as a primary enterprise content management system? It's got the features if you are willing and able to build it carefully.
The MDOP 2014 suite includes changes in tools for remotely managing and restoring Windows, as well as new BitLocker Group Policy settings.
The Windows 8 registry is a key component of the OS that admins can use to disable background checks and other activities to make systems run faster.
Single sign-on lets users skip multiple logins but also threatens Windows 8.1 security. Fix the vulnerability in that OS and Windows Server 2012 R2.
Using an HTML5 client to access a virtual desktop isn't for everyone. Workers who need high-resolution graphics or use Web apps that require local access could experience decreased performance.
DaaS has a lot of practical uses, but using it to deliver Windows applications to mobile devices is not one of them. Combine a DaaS tool with app refactoring, and now you're talking.
The rumors about native virtual desktops in Windows 10 are true, but the feature might not be what you think. Task View is more of an organizational tool than a true virtual desktop.