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Matthew Portnoy, author of Virtualization Essentials, 2nd Edition, answers our questions about virtualization basics and implementation best practices.
With Microsoft SCVMM, you can leverage templates and profiles, deploy a Hyper-V cluster and create a database backup plan, among many other virtual environment management tasks.
When it comes to the open source cloud computing market, OpenStack is the clear leader -- but it still has a ways to go. Learn more about OpenStack with these five quick tips.
A private cloud portal allows users to tap into the self-service benefits of cloud. Follow these ten steps to guarantee user satisfaction, and ensure your portal runs smoothly.
Hybrid cloud management is a hot issue for modern IT operations. Read more to find out what it is, how it works and what it can do for your infrastructure.
Experts predict multicloud computing will be a top enterprise trend in 2017, but some cloud users question whether the touted benefits are worth the jump over significant IT management hurdles.
Microsoft added external access for Office 365 Groups, which means administrators must contend with confidentiality and lifecycle issues until the service matures.
The Role-Based Access Control model manages and evaluates permissions in Exchange Online. Admins can explore the model, create new permissions and customize roles.
Administrators tasked with handling many Exchange Online mailboxes can perform tasks, such as setting mailbox size limits and searching for messages, in bulk with PowerShell.
Expert Joey D'Antoni explains what SQL Server on Linux and the addition of Enterprise Edition features to Standard Edition say about the changing face of Microsoft.
SQL Server is a CPU-intensive technology, which can make it tricky to run in a virtualized environment. Keep your SQL Server virtual machines running smoothly with these tips on using Hyper-V.
Microsoft looks to broaden the horizons of SQL Server, as it moves some Enterprise features to Standard Edition and issues the first public preview of a release supporting SQL Server on Linux.
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.
With Identity Manager, VMware's identity as a service offering, IT admins can deliver a variety of application types across devices and users can access resources through single sign-on.
Three experts share their thoughts on what's next for enterprise desktop admins in 2017, including what to expect from Windows 10 security.
If admins notice any issues with tasks running on Windows, they can turn to NirSoft's TaskSchedulerView to pinpoint the culprit and fix the problems.
DaaS helps organizations avoid the complexity and high cost of VDI, but some organizations have cloud computing security concerns and fear outsourcing.
The presence of shadow IT is a challenge for VDI shops. Users can circumvent IT with unauthorized applications and cloud-hosted virtual desktops.
Users can access their cloud desktops and applications from any PC through a browser with the new Web Access feature in Amazon WorkSpaces, the company's DaaS platform.