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How do you know when it's time to upgrade your server OS? Our Advisory Board members say you're probably already overdue.
Having a proper system logging strategy can help you quickly identify problems and alert you of issues before they become critical.
Microsoft now offers two options with Hyper-V to isolate VMs on virtual networks. Do you know which option is better for your deployment?
The key to strong private cloud performance is to evaluate the network for current and future needs. How should admins prep for high-demand workloads and failover?
Cloud predictive analytics use data to give users insight into what keeps customers happy and what drives them away. How do these services work?
Cloud admins can learn just as much from success as they can from failure. Studying what went right in a cloud project ensures the next try goes smoothly.
Take a look at what Exchange Native Data Protection does in Exchange 2013 to decide if it fits into your organization.
One small mistake in your Exchange security setup is all it takes to have a serious data breach happen, so lowering your risk is a must.
Admins don't have to sidestep the default settings for deleting logs, but if needed, these PowerShell cmdlets will get the job done.
Robert Sheldon explains the business continuity features added to SQL Azure, including automatic backup, self-service restore, manual copy, and export and geo-replication. These features are meant to keep the data available, even when the system fails.
Basit Farooq provides two different methods for provisioning a SQL Server virtual machine on Windows Azure. He also explains the benefits of the Windows Azure virtual machine and how to migrate from on-premises to Windows Azure.
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.
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.
You may have good reasons to want to control user access to Windows 8 apps. Here's how to disable Windows Store apps with Group Policy Objects.
Want to try a new OS sans commitment? Linux on USB sticks can be the first step to replacing Windows XP with an open source desktop such as Xubuntu.
Organizations moving from Windows XP should consider app compatibility, security and alternative OSes before conducting a migration to Windows 8.1.
DaaS is a great disaster recovery method, but why would you go to the trouble of setting up DaaS, only to stop short of actually doing it?
Virtual desktop environments aren't immune to viruses and malware, so it's important to have an antivirus tool and strategy in place before your deployment gets infected.
When older PCs were causing management and compliance headaches, Tickets.com turned to NComputing thin clients for an easier experience.