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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 refined PowerShell Desired State Configuration in Windows Server 2016 to make server configurations less of a chore for administrators and developers. Continue Reading
Microsoft Ignite 2016 will set the course for the company's agenda in the coming year, but is IT on board with its push to the cloud? Continue Reading
Microsoft Identity Manager 2016 is a tool that allows organizations to manage access, users, policies and credentials. MIM 2016 is the successor to Microsoft's Forefront Identity Manager 2010 R2. Continue Reading
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Citrix XenDesktop Platinum customers can now benefit from the company's acquisition of management packs for a key Microsoft infrastructure monitoring tool. Continue Reading
PowerShell scripts can only run when they have the proper permissions, but an administrator may need to authenticate the script so it has the right privileges. Continue Reading
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Regular Windows Server vulnerability scans can close any gaps in IT's security perimeter, when paired with a regimented patching process Continue Reading
Microsoft OMS features 'solution packs' that track resource usage, which can help administrators plan for future capacity needs. Continue Reading
For organizations that are pushing more workloads into the cloud, building an Azure Automation runbook is one way to help maintain control on the cloud environment. Continue Reading
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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
An administrator can create functions to support the PowerShell pipeline, which improves upon text-based shells by allowing the scripter to pass objects across the pipe. Continue Reading