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You've helped usher in the age of server virtualization, but it's no time to rest on your laurels. Stay on top of industry trends and hone your skills for the next generation of virtualization jobs.
Server networking problems that occur when running a hypervisor are typically software-related, but could be addressed with a simple patch.
Now that VMware 2014 has come and gone, how much did you learn about new products and features? Take our quiz about all of the VMworld news.
Cloud networks require a lot of maintenance and monitoring. However, simply throwing money at the problem is not the answer for poor performance.
Building a good house starts with a solid foundation, and a private cloud network is no different. Having a strong design can ensure its resiliency over the long term.
Overprovisioning cloud services is a huge issue for maintaining high performance. This sprawl needs to be scaled back to keep costs and performance in line.
When it comes to granular access control for Office 365, ADFS Client Access Policies may be the answer your organization needs.
Separately, Managed Availability's components offer little to no value. Together, they can help admins learn why certain steps were taken.
Once organizations have three important factors in place, admins have the power to complete Office 365 migrations with hybrid Exchange.
Basit Farooq provides a step-by-step explanation for using the SQL Server Import and Export Wizard to transfer data between SQL Server databases and Microsoft Excel worksheets.
Robert Sheldon explains the new subscription model for Azure SQL Database coming out in 2015. The new model will have three service tiers -- basic, standard and premium. It will also have performance levels for each tier.
With DBAs rewarded for server performance and SAN specialists rewarded for server capacity, there can be a tug of war. Mavis Tire goes SANless with SIOS DataKeeper. SIOS Technology releases a survey about high availability and SAN.
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.
Instead of moving to Windows 8 or waiting for Windows 9, enterprises might consider Linux because of the open source operating system's flexibility.
Software as a service may be one reason for choosing Office 365 over Office 2013, but licensing and update frequency are other considerations.
Switching from the Windows Explorer shell to a particular app can be useful for single-purpose devices, but users can still foil Windows kiosk mode.
ThinApp and XenApp are both application virtualization tools. They do basically the same thing, they just come from different vendors.
You can manage profiles with Active Directory or the tools built into your VDI software, but third-party options from AppSense, RES software and Liquidware Labs offer more features and can reduce storage needs.
Citrix bought Virtual, a company that makes an ARM-based hypervisor for mobile app test and dev and boasts a who's who of security experts on its staff. The acquisition seems natural, but what will come out of it remains to be seen.