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When it comes to guest OS and hardware profiles, determining how many of each and what to name them all depends on your environment.
While administrators should aim to evenly distribute workloads, there's no substitute for automated load balancing features.
Although type-1 hypervisors are the popular choice today, there is still a market for type-2 hypervisors in an IT environment.
Citing security and other concerns, many organizations have passed on public cloud. But is the technology finally ready for enterprise prime time?
Many organizations move to the cloud with dollar signs in their eyes. However, cloud cost savings aren't guaranteed for every enterprise app.
The cloud market continues to evolve, with many moves and developments. And as 2015 hits the halfway mark, here are five tips to brace for the future.
If you run Exchange 2007 or 2010 and are moving to Office 365, the public folder batch migration feature will ease the process.
Features may change before Exchange Server 2016 hits RTM, but these six guidelines and requirements won't.
When you need your Exchange 2013 end users to connect to the closest data center, consider geo load balancing as an option.
SQL Server 2014 provides two features that let database administrators easily encrypt database backups. An expert provides two demos that show you how.
For most companies, SQL Server's security auditing tools aren't always enough to meet regulation requirements. The answer is third-party products.
In a podcast, SearchSQLServer's Jessica Sirkin discusses the noteworthy features in SQL Server 2016, reactions from early users and issues to consider in thinking about upgrading.
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.
Sysinternal utilities such as AccessChk and Handle can target specific problem areas in your Windows OS, including identifying performance issues.
For enterprise IT, Apple's Mac OS can pose a few problems, including compatibility, applications, support, networking and other issues. But if you know what could be coming your way, you can get the training and tools to manage Macs.
Today's workers are mobile, so Windows desktop administrators have new challenges to face from mobile devices. Luckily, Apple and Google have made devices and OSes more enterprise-friendly.
There are only so many hardware manufacturers in the world, so most hardware-based storage optimization products are very similar. Even when you buy hardware for storage optimization, you're really buying the software.
It may seem hard to keep track of all of the problems that can derail a VDI project, but in reality every cause falls into one of two categories.
Citrix's X1 Mouse makes accessing a remote session from an iOS device doable, but what if you have to print? ThinPrint's Mobile Print feature simplifies what was once a multi-step process.