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July in review: the top Windows Server news and tips

In our monthly recap, we round up the most popular content from the previous month and share it with you.

For July, our readers were interested in learning more about add-ons for IT management, analysis of Microsoft Azure and the latest Patch Tuesday security updates.

A look at two new SCCM add-ons

Although small shops are a good fit for System Center Configuration Manager, but larger enterprises with a more complex environment may have to spring for third-party add-ons to have their needs met.

Azure may help Microsoft cloud storage go skyward

Microsoft’s plans to debut a number of server-level and cloud products at its Worldwide Partners Conference left some IT pros questioning if the company was too aggressive in its Azure approach.

Disk optimization in Windows Server 2012 R2

Learning how to optimizing performance, such as being aware of workloads and using RAID properly, can help organizations ease how they optimize disks in Windows Server 2012 R2.

Latest Patch Tuesday updates include fixes for IE, Service Bus

In July’s batch of Patch Tuesday security updates, Microsoft released six fixes, including critical fixes for Internet Explorer and Windows Journal.

Making the most of PowerShell cmdlets in Microsoft Azure

As Windows Server admins begin to realize that PowerShell can be a valuable tool in Microsoft Azure, they can learn more about how PowerShell can closely integrate with Azure’s Automation Service and how to remotely manage an Azure VM’s OS resources.

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

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