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( Feb 18, 2015 )
I/O virtualization can boost server performance and simplify hardware requirements, while increasing the maximum number of I/O-intensive VMs on a server at the same time.
A monster VM might not be useful for everyone right now, but it could be the future so administrators should make sure to understand them.
Before you start buying new hardware, take time to evaluate why you need more cluster capacity and make a plan to anticipate future needs.
Xen reboots through live migration and other tactics for patching the hypervisor vulnerability point to better resiliency in public cloud.
April Fools' Day is filled with pranks and practical jokes, so try your luck at this tricky cloud quiz. But read carefully, or the joke will be on you.
Azure App Service combines existing tools and adds cross-platform capabilities for streamlined mobile and Web application development.
The Modern Authentication feature improves client security with single sign-on and multifactor authentication options.
The recent Exchange 2013 cumulative update includes improved features for Public Folders and Exchange ActiveSync.
The changes and features in the latest version of ADFS are attractive for Exchange admins looking to use it with Office 365.
If SQL Server appliances are on your radar, you have options, but the price tag is high. Do your homework before buying. Here are the current offerings.
Support for early versions of SQL Server has ended. But rather than upgrade to SQL Server 2014, companies are turning to SQL Server 2012. Here is why.
Upgrading to a SQL Server 2014 installation isn't always easy, but it has the features to make it worth your time. Here are some tips for avoiding the pitfalls along the way.
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.
Startup in Windows 10 is a little different than Windows 8. The Continuum feature alters how the OS behaves depending on what kind of device it's running on.
With a few tweaks such as maximizing RAM, disabling visual effects and getting rid of unnecessary services, you can make Windows 10 run even faster.
Intel Core M notebooks have arrived, and their light, thin design with power efficiency might be just what some enterprises need.
If your DaaS deployment has a direct connection with the provider, you could have some of the same issues a branch would. But if you need to scale or breakdown siloes quickly, cloud-based desktops could be right for you.
New desktop analytics tools from AppSense and Ericom could help IT admins deal with desktop management at small and large scales.
VMware's Workspace Portal offers users a one stop shop to access hosted, virtual, Web and published applications. If you integrate it with View, they can access virtual desktops, too. Here's how.