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Hyper-V offers many features, but when its run on SCVMM 2012 R2, there is more flexibility with what you can do.
Virtualization documentation can swallow up huge chunks of time if you have to retrace your steps. Recording what you do as you do it could save lots of time down the road.
It's important to not only take the big issues into consideration but also remember about small problems to keep a secure virtualization environment.
A cloud services broker role can be filled by a third party, a cloud provider or even in-house IT. So which is the best option for my business?
Open source cloud computing eliminates vendor restrictions and lock-in -- but those perks come at the cost of provider support.
Amazon Web Services is the clear cloud market leader, but Microsoft Azure and Google have their advantages. Which cloud provider is right for you?
Before putting Azure's write-back feature in production, learn the best ways to configure it and how to address any reset problems that arise.
There are six questions admins must ask hosted Exchange vendors to ensure security is as much a priority to them as it is to your enterprise.
Exchange 2013 supports roles across multiple server nodes, but it's still important to balance workloads to prevent strain.
Kroll Ontrack's new SQL Server database recovery tool was developed from customer feedback. It recovers selected tables instead of the whole database.
Direct-sales food distributor Epicure deployed a new server cluster to keep its websites from being overwhelmed -- and saved money on SQL Server and storage in the process.
Basit Farooq explains the pros and cons of scaling out and scaling up when increasing the workload on the SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS).
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.
An .xpx file can cause problems for Office 2002 SP3 users, but Microsoft does provide help in Windows 7 and with a free XPS viewer.
Mobile device management, mobile application management and mobile information management form a security trio that protect data in the age of BYOD.
Desktop patch management is subject to its share of myths. Our expert penetrates the fog around waiting on software patching and Windows XP security.
Users and management have ideas about what desktops should look and feel like, and VDI might not fit that bill. Add the upfront costs and you've got some serious barriers to VDI adoption.
Cost savings and easier management are billed as top reasons to do VDI, but the technology also has downsides, and its complexity can make it daunting.
Windows Server 2003 support will come to an end in July, 2015. If you moved your pesky XP apps there, you could have a big migration ahead of you.