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The Hyper-V Manager in Windows Server 2016 comes with support for alternate credentials, support for earlier versions of Hyper-V and updated management protocol support.
OpenStack Magnum is used to deploy and keep track of containers, such as Docker Swarm, Google Kubernetes and Apache Mesos, but the project has other useful tools as well.
IBM appears to be on the right track with its cloud computing plans, but bumps in the road remain, especially when it comes to targeting line-of-business users.
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Microsoft's Office 365 reporting tool gives administrators flexibility with how reports are generated and ways to monitor the consumption of the cloud platform.
Administrators can use default queries in Log Parser Studio or modify existing queries to analyze logs and troubleshooting Exchange issues.
Microsoft provides powerful management tools to assist companies that require a robust Office 365 retention policy.
The big data movement has frozen out many data professionals who are versed in SQL. Microsoft's U-SQL programming language tries to get such folks back in the data querying game.
Microsoft Azure SQL Database compatibility problems disappeared in V12, clearing the path for a SQL database migration to the cloud. Here's how to make the move.
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.
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.
A legacy VPN client or driver problem can cause Wi-Fi connectivity issues after a Windows 10 upgrade. Don't let it happen to you.
A more affordable Workspace One bundle with less advanced management capabilities could appease IT pros who view workspace suites as too pricey.
After upgrading to Windows 10, an old version of the OS remains, taking up precious disk space. Admins should know how to remove it as well as other wasteful apps and files.
The rise of data breaches puts security as a top priority in businesses, and VDI is a layer that can help IT minimize the number of vulnerable endpoints.
Citrix XenDesktop isn't perfect for every organization, but it can be a good fit for companies with BYOD and a lot of graphics-intensive applications.
For years PCoIP has been the go-to remote display protocol for View shops, but VMware's in-house protocol, Blast Extreme, is ready to take over.