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February 15, 2017
Despite a known zero-day flaw, Microsoft delays February's security bulletins for an unspecified reason.
October 11, 2016
Microsoft's plan to move its older operating systems to a cumulative update model may help make its updates more reliable, but some administrators see more headaches on the horizon.
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.
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Microsoft wants Windows Server 2016 to serve as a gateway to get workloads in Azure, but some administrators must work harder to keep pace with the company's initiatives. Continue Reading
Microsoft astonished the IT world again with a series of big open source moves in 2016. Do Windows admins need to get on board or risk getting left behind? Continue Reading
Microsoft answered admin requests for new features and fixed several bugs with its WMF 5.1 release, giving users a slew of advanced PowerShell cmdlets. Continue Reading
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Migrating to Service Center 2016 requires a good deal of preparation and work. Are the features in Orchestration and Service Management Automation better in Service Center 2016? Continue Reading
PowerShell jockeys can turn to the Pester unit testing framework to ensure the code they write is up to snuff. Continue Reading
The Microsoft SDN technology that comes in the Windows Server 2016's Datacenter edition features a range of basic to nuanced virtual control options. Continue Reading
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Scripts to automate workflows and other procedures can be a boon to the IT staff, but there may be situations where it makes sense to adjust the PowerShell execution policy. Continue Reading
When a Windows Server application uses a service account, it can make an organization vulnerable. Admins can switch to managed service accounts to boost Windows Server security. Continue Reading
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Getting started with PowerShell or just need a quick refresher? This tip lists the most common PowerShell commands, with details on when to use them. Continue Reading
A new operating system sparked Windows administrator's interest in 2016, as did information about using PowerShell to manage Windows Server and ways to deflect ransomware attacks. Continue Reading
Microsoft OMS features 'solution packs' that track resource usage, which can help administrators plan for future capacity needs. Continue Reading