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June in review: the top Windows Server news and tips

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

Last month, our readers were most interested in what’s new in Windows Server 2012 R2, the latest Patch Tuesday updates and easy ways to make PowerShell work for them.

Hybrid cloud support arrives in System Center 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012 R2
New versions of System Center 2012 and Windows Server 2012, which were announced at TechEd, will include support for hybrid clouds and multi-device management. Windows Server 2012 R2 includes storage, SDN and VM enhancements, and System Center 2012 R2 has better compatibility with Android and iOS. The preview hit in late June, during the Build developer conference.

Microsoft’s Brad Anderson breaks down Windows Server 2012 R2 in Q&A
In this two-part series, sat down with Brad Anderson for a Q&A session about Windows Server 2012 R2. Anderson, corporate vice president of Windows Server and System Center program management, goes into detail about Windows Server 2012 R2 adoption and its cross-platform integration.

Fixes for 32-bit Windows, Office in June Patch Tuesday updates
There was only one critical bulletin included in the updates for June’s Patch Tuesday, but that lone bulletin included fixes for 19 vulnerabilities in all recent versions of Internet Explorer. Office 2003 and 32-bit systems received important fixes for remote code execution and information disclosure vulnerability, respectively.

Easy tricks and tips all Windows admins should know for PowerShell
Now that Microsoft has taken on a “PowerShell first, GUI-second” mentality, it’s more important than ever for Windows admins to learn how to use PowerShell for their systems. Thankfully, this tip offers ideas about how admins can learn the management tasks PowerShell handles, how to save scripts and more.

What content from June was most helpful for you? Let us know in the comments, or on Twitter @SearchWinServer.

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Please, be careful with self-organization - it may by works in insects world but not human, rational world, where complexity must be managed and supported by structure.
We are a large agile organization that's having trouble scaling. I am on a team of 14, which is really large for an agile team already. We also have 3 or 4 other teams that we sometimes work in the same areas as. It's not exactly like the scenario in the article, with all of the teams working on one big project. It gets pretty messy, though. There is a lot of stepping on each others' toes and it gets very frustrating.
The best part about self organizing teams, is that the work becomes less about having the best programmers with the best ideas, the team can come up with and adapt to change as they need to. It really becomes less about individual effort and skill and what the team has as a whole.  And I think it produces much better software to boot.
Self organizing teams produce the best software.  The sum is better than the abilities of the individual members.  It can adapt, it can grow, and rejoice in achievements together.  The team that organizes together, delivers together.