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Software defined is a term used to describe a wide variety of products, but it’s often used to catch your attention rather than describe a product’s function
Certain Hyper-V default configurations should be changed for better performance before using the servers in a production environment.
There are plenty of different actions you can do with Microsoft Hyper-V Replica, but only a handful are available in both primary and replica VMs.
Amazon's place among cloud giants was re-affirmed at AWS re:Invent with new product releases and more. Here's a look at some big news from the show.
Public and private cloud models don't work for every enterprise. But those enterprises can choose a managed cloud for its many support levels and services.
In theory, OpenStack is a popular open source cloud platform. But to reach its full potential and production use, it needs to clear several hurdles.
Using multiple Exchange and network security controls can help many organizations protect against potential data breaches.
Does Exchange have built-in support for archiving and stubbing, or are third-party tools the only options we have to do this?
Customized claim rules can be an important way to help your organization handle and enforce its Office 365 access policies.
Many DBAs have to work more and more nights and weekends to fulfill zero-downtime demands. But tools for monitoring and managing SQL Server might free up some of that time.
Energy company Enbridge Inc. is in the process of virtualizing all of its servers to increase flexibility and cut costs. Not everyone is happy with this new direction.
Microsoft previewed a cloud database update and highlighted three new analytics applications at PASS 2014, reflecting its idea of using data to 'understand the past, analyze the present and predict the future.
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.
Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 is good for mobile users and runs enterprise-grade apps, but its light weight and processor capacity pose some limits.
Tools such as Synaptic Package Manager provide a GUI for installing and maintaining the many Linux programs suitable for enterprise use.
Tools are now available to IT for a remote wipe of user-owned laptops. But set clear BYOD security policies and inform users.
IBM customers will have a new way to deliver desktops and make sense of mobile analytics, but questions about its appeal remain.
Recent Windows licensing changes don't make it any easier for small shops to do DaaS because there's still no SPLA for the desktop OS and multi-tenancy is a no-no.
You can't really make the cloud more secure, but you can take some steps to make hosting desktops and applications in the cloud a little less scary, such as picking the right provider and crafting a favorable SLA.