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August in review: the top Windows Server news and tips

For our monthly feature, we round up the most popular stories with our readers from the previous month and share it with you.

In August, Windows Server admins were most interest in the latest Patch Tuesday updates, what’s new with features in Windows Server and a look at the latest changes in Microsoft Azure.

A breakdown of August’s Patch Tuesday updates

The latest round of Patch Tuesday updates included nine security bulletins, one of which is a high priority patch for Internet Explorer. Updates addressed vulnerabilities for a number of programs, including the Media Center, SQL Server, kernel-mode drivers and SharePoint.

Why you should know Windows Azure Pack

As Microsoft continues its push for the cloud, new options continue to appear as the company attempts to nudge companies toward the cloud. One such option is Windows Azure Pack, which can give organizations a private cloud option with some of the benefits of a public cloud.

A closer look at Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V

When Microsoft released Windows Server 2012 R2, Hyper-V included a number of changes that make it a solid contender in the hypervisor market. Admins should take a look at some of these changes to learn more about the advantages of running Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V.

How Invocation IDs and USNs fit in to Active Directory

Syncing Active Directory can be a difficult task and involves a delicate balance involving domain controllers. Windows Server admins have some help when it comes to tracking their Active Directory state thanks to these two important elements.

What Azure File Service can offer organizations

If your organization wants SMB access in the cloud, you have options. It’s possible to do this with Microsoft Azure File Service, which can access SMB shares in the Azure service without first needing to take additional steps with Windows Server VMs or networking.

What was most helpful to you last month? Was it something we didn’t include in our list? Let us know in the comments below or on Twitter @SearchWinServer.

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