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From determining VM size and location to choosing the right storage options, there are a couple of things you should do before creating and deploying a VM in Azure IaaS.
QEMU Qcow2 and libguestfs' guestfish tool can help improve your virtual storage management practices. Read on to learn how they are able to work together in your environment.
Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V's Discrete Device Assignment feature, best described as hardware pass through, is easily utilized via these simple steps.
IT pros face a variety of options when it comes to managing OpenStack -- and those options vary, depending on whether they take a DIY or vendor-supported approach.
Oracle turns to bare metal and containers to craft an IaaS platform that's friendlier for enterprise scale-out, but is it compelling enough versus entrenched public cloud rivals?
Initially, organizations adopted multicloud as part of their risk mitigation strategy. But today, it's about portability, flexibility and so much more.
Microsoft provides powerful management tools to assist companies that require a robust Office 365 retention policy.
Microsoft's enhanced Office 365 eDiscovery features will look familiar to administrators who have used case management features in on-premises Exchange Server.
Migrating to Office 365 can lift some stress off a busy IT department, but there are fiscal and technical considerations to contemplate before moving email to the cloud.
MySQL and Microsoft SQL Server relational databases have their pros and cons. Weigh the differences between SQL Server and MySQL features, costs, functionality and more.
Consultant Michael Otey provides a step-by-step guide to upgrading from SQL Server 2014 to the 2016 release using the SQL Server Installation Center and Microsoft's upgrade wizard.
Before you upgrade to SQL Server 2016, review the hardware and software requirements and the supported upgrade paths to help make sure your deployment of the database goes smoothly.
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.
When it comes to moving to Windows 10, admins should keep minimum hardware requirements, potential problems with Office and device drivers, and web app compatibility at the front of their minds.
Windows 10 comes with some concerns, including activation issues and device driver failures. Learn how to resolve these problems and more.
Windows 10 machines should have some free disk space so the OS can work, and reclaiming the space taken up by old files and drivers is a simple task.
User environment management is a key part of controlling users' virtual desktop profiles and settings. To catch up with the likes of VMware and LANDesk, Citrix made its own UEM acquisition this month.
Windows desktop management is getting a facelift. Powered by new unified endpoint management tools, IT can manage mobile devices and physical and virtual desktops with a single platform.
Many organizations that support mobile users are adopting EMM tools. EMM can also help manage smartphones and tablets that access virtual desktops.