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October 11, 2016
Microsoft moving its older operating systems to a cumulative update model may help make its updates more reliable, but some administrators see the change causing more headaches.
September 27, 2016
Microsoft dedicated its opening keynote to the benefits of Azure, but IT pros say the company's on-ramp to the cloud still needs some work.
September 20, 2016
Microsoft offers a refactored Windows Server 2016 option called Nano Server that fills the need for speed in today's data centers. Here's how it works.
August 25, 2016
Find all the independent reporting and analysis from the Microsoft Ignite conference 2016 in one place.
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Microsoft Windows Features on Demand is a feature that allows system administrators to add or remove roles and features in Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012, and later versions of the client and server operating system to alter the file size of ... Continue Reading
System Center Orchestrator tackles tedious tasks and can even make autonomous decisions based on conditions set by the Windows administrator. Continue Reading
The Microsoft Windows Server Datacenter Abstraction Layer (DAL) is a software framework intended to enable consistent monitoring and management of hardware found in the typical data center environment. Continue Reading
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Organizations mulling an upgrade to a Windows Server 2016 license should understand the big differences in features available between the Standard and Datacenter editions. Continue Reading
What do you get for your money -- and for free -- when using the Microsoft Operations Management Suite to handle workloads running in different environments? Continue Reading
Citrix XenDesktop Platinum customers can now benefit from the company's acquisition of management packs for a key Microsoft infrastructure monitoring tool. Continue Reading
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Administrators can configure a Windows Server Update Services server -- or several -- to manage and distribute updates from Microsoft. Continue Reading
Need to make extensive updates quickly? Admins can rev up their PowerShell skills, bypass the Office 365 management GUI and leave tedious tasks behind with help from this guide. Continue Reading
To combat various Windows Update problems, administrators should consider implementing a WSUS server to regain control over the patching process. Continue Reading
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Microsoft OMS features 'solution packs' that track resource usage, which can help administrators plan for future capacity needs. Continue Reading
Administrators can use PowerShell to perform PKI encryption to protect sensitive data, but public or private key certificates need to be created first. Continue Reading
Diskpart is a disk management tool designed to create, delete and resize hard drive partitions, and assign or reassign drive letters in Windows client and server operating systems. Continue Reading