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Knowing the evolution of hyper-converged technologies and different platforms is important, but you also need to understand your current environment and organization.
There are specific limitations you need to keep in mind when exporting an AWS instance to your hypervisor, but, otherwise, the process is pretty straightforward.
Containers and VMs represent different ways of abstracting resources, have their own use cases and present different challenges. How well do you know these technologies?
Businesses have enjoyed the advantages of hybrid clouds for years. There have been growing pains, though, and hybrid newcomers can learn from their predecessors' mistakes.
Hybrid cloud usage is on the rise. Before making the jump, ask the right questions about the organization, applications and cloud vendors to ensure a clean transition.
APIs are vital to open the communication lines between cloud apps, and proper management of those APIs is also critical. Learn how Azure's API service can kick start that process.
Exchange administrators can choose from numerous backup offerings from Microsoft and third parties to restore individual emails or entire servers.
Admins may be eager to put Exchange Server 2016 into production after installation, but they should check off several tasks to ensure the messaging platform is stable.
Email remains a vital tool for businesses large and small. And more than ever before, there are options for how to provide it.
Microsoft software licensing can be tough to manage -- so let's analyze some of the different situations for licensing SQL Server 2016 that enterprises will likely face.
SQL Server on Linux may just be the start. After making PowerShell open source, Microsoft can build Linux versions of any of its server technologies. And it has reason to do so.
Scaling out a database to meet the needs of a heavy processing workload can be a challenge. Here are details on the SQL Server scalability methods available to ease the process.
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.
It can be taxing to match Group Policy Objects to their corresponding MDM policies. A migration tool coming in Windows 10 aims to help companies adopt a new way to manage PCs.
IT professionals and users can avoid Windows 10 by following best practices, such as disk space cleanup and up-to-date security, to maintain the life of an older operating system.
With the end of support for IE prior to version 11 and the rise of Microsoft Edge, the time is now for admins and users to learn about the Windows 10 browser landscape.
The battle for desktop virtualization domination is on. DaaS is able to pack a punch at VDI with cost benefits, cloud services and more flexibility.
Mobile zero clients are appealing in concept, but they are a challenge because zero clients do not usually include Wi-Fi connectivity. Toshiba is one vendor looking to change that.
Picking between virtual or web-based apps is complex. It comes down to key factors such as what types of apps IT must deliver and what features users need to get their jobs done.