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August in review: the most popular Windows Server tips and news

In our monthly feature, we highlight the most popular content from the previous month and share it with you.

Last month, our readers were most interested in content that covered Patch Tuesday, PowerShell 4.0 and Windows Server 2012 R2.

Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter edition gets pricing hike
The news of a 28% increase to this version of Windows Server 2012 R2 left many IT pros wondering about the reaction from potential customers and the impact it would have on enterprise adoption.

Ballmer’s retirement surprises few IT pros, saddens even fewer
As Steve Ballmer announced plans to retire from Microsoft in the next 12 months, questions came up about who would take the helm at a company in the midst of a reorganization and what his legacy would be.

Task automation gets easier with PowerShell 4.0
Changes in the newest iteration of this scripting language has multiple changes to help admins automate tasks, including a new feature called Desired State Configuration and new parameters.

Exchange, Internet Explorer vulnerabilities fixed in Patch Tuesday
Microsoft released fixes for 23 vulnerabilities in August’s Patch Tuesday, including a familiar critical security update for Exchange and 11 critical updates for IE.

BYOD sync gets help from Windows Server 2012 R2 Work Folders
Work Folders, a new feature in Windows Server 2012 R2, helps admins synchronize data for offline use in multiple devices and can be enabled through PowerShell or Server Manager.

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