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The evolution of container management platforms may be generating a lot of buzz, but the software needs further improvement before it makes sense for organizations to invest in it.
Multiple virtualization hosts are typically used for failover clustering purposes, but that isn't always feasible. Sometimes it's okay to use a stand-alone host.
With more than a dozen new features in Hyper-V 2016, it can be difficult to navigate them all. Save yourself some time and look at these five key features first.
The misuse of the phrase 'cloud computing' has created misperceptions of the technology. Remember that the cloud isn't a location -- it's a more agile way to design IT services.
IT shops with specific workload requirements continue to choose specialty IaaS offerings over the more rigid services from cloud giants like AWS, Azure and Google.
Microsoft recently released Azure Functions to stand up to AWS Lambda. Learn how to get started with this event-driven service, and if it's the right fit for you.
Are you prepared to shift from on-premises Exchange Server to Office 365? It's a different skill set, and admins must rethink how to deploy apps and protect end users.
Organizations must set up messaging platforms to prevent email purges, often to meet legal obligations. These tips help Exchange and Office 365 administrators stay compliant.
Users often dismiss Outlook certificate errors, but admins should know better. Here are some steps to address the three common causes of certificate errors.
Python is no outsider at Microsoft. It will ride with R as the company's SQL Server 2017 platform moves to its second CTP. Analytics is a big part of what is new.
Which SQL Server edition is right for you? After Microsoft upgraded the Standard Edition with features from the Enterprise one, a lower cost choice might be possible in some cases.
Containerized apps are everywhere, but you can also run databases in containers. Follow these commands to customize SQL Server images in Docker containers.
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.
Digital workspaces, which give users one access point for all their resources, are great in theory. In practice, there are concerns about vendor lock-in and other issues.
IT pros hoped for more advanced security tools and other new Windows 10 Creators Update features, but they were underwhelmed by what they actually received.
Web browsing in Windows 10 comes with some major changes. Microsoft Edge, for example, is the new default browser. Show off how well you understand Windows 10 web browsers.
Licensing is a critical component of VDI. VMware offers two main licensing options with Horizon View; a per user model and a per concurrent connection model.
VDI shops have a tough choice between persistent and nonpersistent desktops. Persistent desktops, for example, give users customization, but they also consume a lot of storage.
When evaluating VDI management and monitoring tools, buyers must look for solid troubleshooting, load testing and capacity planning features to choose the most fitting tool.