Enterprise Infrastructure Management
- March 11, 2020
Microsoft delivers corrections for 115 unique vulnerabilities, including 26 bugs rated critical in one of its largest Patch Tuesday releases in recent memory.
- February 12, 2020
Microsoft released security updates for 99 unique vulnerabilities, including an Internet Explorer flaw the company had notified customers about last month.
- January 15, 2020
The U.S. National Security Agency shared information with Microsoft about a significant spoofing vulnerability in Windows that enterprises should make a patching priority.
- December 11, 2019
Microsoft delivers the final batch of security fixes for the year with a Windows zero-day vulnerability getting top billing for administrators.
- November 13, 2019
Expect Microsoft to continue its cloud push at its annual conference for IT pros to get more organizations moving to Azure and its Office 365 collaboration platform.
- September 11, 2019
Microsoft issues fixes for 79 unique vulnerabilities, including three public disclosures, as part of its monthly security updates.
- August 14, 2019
Administrators weighed down by news of the BlueKeep vulnerability will have to contend with a similar bug some are calling DejaBlue.
- July 10, 2019
Microsoft fixed two Windows zero-day flaws as part of the July 2019 Patch Tuesday release, which also saw the remediation of 75 other vulnerabilities across Microsoft products.
- June 12, 2019
Despite multiple warnings from Microsoft, the threat of the BlueKeep RDP vulnerability to unpatched Windows systems continues to loom following its May Patch Tuesday disclosure.
- May 14, 2019
Microsoft fixed 23 critical vulnerabilities in its latest monthly security updates, as well as patches for supported and unsupported Windows systems to ward off a worm that has the potential to be the next WannaCry.
- April 09, 2019
In addition to Microsoft's fixes, administrators should patch holes in several Adobe products to keep attackers from creating havoc in their systems.
- April 20, 2017
Microsoft's project to run Linux containers on Windows bridges a technical divide, but developers who work on the open source operating system may not be swayed so easily.
- September 13, 2016
Atop the list of 14 security bulletins issued in Microsoft's September Patch Tuesday is a critical update to close a significant exploit in Exchange Server.
- August 25, 2016
Find all the independent reporting and analysis from the Microsoft Ignite conference 2016 in one place.
- February 10, 2016
Microsoft, taking a cue from Google, elevates fixes for Adobe Flash with a security bulletin in February.
- April 09, 2015
What's more (or less) Server Core than Server Core? Microsoft's Nano Server, expected in the next release of Windows Server, will be all about PowerShell management.
- January 09, 2015
Trying to catch up with archrivals Apple and Android, Microsoft launches an initiative to lure new developers for its Windows, cloud and mobile platforms.
- December 30, 2014
A busy year of Microsoft news meant that our readers clicked on stories about Microsoft's new CEO, a surprise Windows XP patch and a preview of the new version of Window Server.
- October 01, 2014
Microsoft is gearing up for another Windows Server release, with new features for Hyper-V and identity management. NAP is left behind.
- August 31, 2012
Server sales have been down in recent months but the new Windows Server launch may restart x86 server hardware purchases -- as soon as IT gets done testing it.
- June 28, 2012
Windows admins aren’t happy about the surprise Skype update in WSUS, new RemoteFX requirements or Microsoft’s latest licensing changes – and had plenty to say about it this week.
- May 31, 2012
Federal IT just got another reason to consider cloud services as Microsoft delivered Office 365 for Government. But is it compelling enough to migrate?
- May 30, 2012
Think a change will do you good? Tell that to an IT pro who's just completed an upgrade. This week, Microsoft watchers had much to say about what's to come.
- September 29, 2011
For decades HP has been a preeminent supplier of products and services to corporate IT. But the company’s recent drama has some IT shops concerned for the future.
- September 26, 2011
Few envy the task facing HP’s new CEO Meg Whitman in refocusing the company’s $130 billion business. But here is a handful of suggestions that could bolster IT’s confidence.
- June 20, 2011
Microsoft has an iron grip on the desktop and now the messaging-collaboration market, but its fortunes could fade if it can't generate new services based on those products.
- January 25, 2011
First service packs are coming for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. With them comes pressure for enterprises to start their migrations.
- January 11, 2011
Microsoft seeks new blood to deliver on the long-term strategy of making Azure a force in the cloud market and an extension of Windows Server.
- June 07, 2010
At TechEd 2010, Microsoft executives breezed through service pack news in an effort to assuage IT managers' concerns about the company's shift to cloud computing.
- May 21, 2010
Studies have noted an uptick in x86 hardware purchases of late, the reasons for which align well with Microsoft's most recent OS and virtualization releases.
- March 23, 2010
Microsoft will phase out Select license agreements this summer in favor of its Select Plus program. But Select Plus may not give customers the best discounts.
- January 21, 2010
Should you upgrade your aging equipment or purchase a new system? Understanding the benefits and pitfalls of each is key to making the right decision for your organization.
- January 12, 2010
Microsoft said it has mostly fixed a botched upgrade to its Volume Licensing Service Center. The problem kept enterprise customers and partners from accessing their software.
- December 28, 2009
Virtual servers are far more susceptible to availability issues than traditional ones. Learn to keep your servers resilient with these considerations and best practices.
- May 13, 2009
IT pros at TechEd 2009 question the value of multi-year Enterprise Agreements.
- April 28, 2009
With native support of Linux and Unix, this is not your Mom's MOM. Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 embraces the once unthinkable.
- December 10, 2008
VMware, Microsoft and Citrix are building virtual desktop portfolios, but IT pros suggest vendors refocus on client hypervisors.
- November 25, 2008
Microsoft Offline Virtual Machine Servicing tool helps IT update untethered virtual machines.
- November 18, 2008
Microsoft will bring a common look and feel across its System Center management products, and the upcoming Service Manager will help tie it together.
- November 05, 2008
By giving partners alpha access to Windows 7 code, Microsoft hopes it will blunt the driver incompatibility problems IT managers faced with Vista.
- October 29, 2008
Windows 7 has many features that put IT at the helm, despite the usability control theme spotlighted at this year's Professional Development Conference.
- October 29, 2008
Windows Server 2008 R2 will include management features that are the result of administrator feedback on Windows Server 2008.
- October 20, 2008
See which free security tools your peers are downloading from Microsoft.
- October 14, 2008
Check out the most popular free server management tools Windows shops are downloading from Microsoft.
- October 13, 2008
Find out what free tools Windows shops are downloading from Microsoft to tackle desktop management.
- October 08, 2008
Community group AppDeploy has a free repackaging tool for Microsoft Windows Installer that lets admins share installation tips and tricks.
- October 07, 2008
Find out what free tools Windows shops are downloading from Microsoft to manage tasks and update systems across a variety of product lines.
- September 15, 2008
With new CEO in tow, VMware showcases its 'virtual data center OS' this week at its annual confab, VMworld.
- September 10, 2008
Management software vendor NetPro delivers a free Active Directory administration tool for IT managers and launches an Active Directory community site.
- September 08, 2008
Microsoft's hypervisor will have live migration capabilities by the time Windows Server 2008 R2 hits in 2010.
- September 04, 2008
Got plans for direct-attached storage? With Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 replication features, like Cluster Continuous Replication, some Windows shops can avoid costly SANs for DAS.
- August 18, 2008
With its sights set on the very high end of its customer base, Microsoft adds another layer to its enterprise support program.
- July 22, 2008
The Windows Server free patch manager has packed on the features over the years and adds even more functions through its APIs.
- June 13, 2008
Protocols like RDP and ICA were not built to handle today's multimedia requirements. As desktop virtualization moves to the mainstream, this will have to change.
- June 03, 2008
Microsoft's Oslo, Velocity and the Sync Framework are new platforms for Windows developers. What will they mean for IT managers?
- May 27, 2008
Microsoft's decision to use a refined Vista kernel for its next OS, Windows 7, is a smart business move. But does it help IT managers?
- May 15, 2008
Microsoft aims to compete with big systems management vendors, but one analyst at Forrester Research says its role, though important, is complementary.
- May 02, 2008
It's still not clear whether desktop virtualization has any true value, but that may be because it's still early in the game.
- March 31, 2008
More System Center online services will be on tap at the Management Summit later this month. Don't expect enterprises to be an easy sell.
- March 18, 2008
The Microsoft/Aspect deal calls for the integration of Microsoft's Office Communications Server and Aspect's Unified IP.
- March 05, 2008
More data mining tools are put into the hands of users in the next release of SQL Server due out later this year.
- January 15, 2008
Microsoft Sysinternals' PsTools suite is a treasure trove of free Windows NT and Windows 2000 command-line tools that remotely diagnose system ills.
- December 03, 2007
Windows administrators may find themselves eyeing more than one management console as Microsoft and Symantec add views to their security suites.
- November 25, 2007
Microsoft ends support for Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer v1.2 but arranges for the tool's creator, Shavlik Technologies, to support the technology it created.
- October 22, 2007
At iForum 07 this week, Citrix will show IT managers its desktop virtualization strategy as it moves toward a new life beyond that of Microsoft bedfellow.
- October 05, 2007
Brad Anderson, general manager of Microsoft's management and services division, says software as a service, data centers and mobility are priorities for his team.
- September 24, 2007
This is the second article in a two-part series on application virtualization that explores the choices in software vendors and what to consider before you deploy.
- September 20, 2007
App virtualization stands to resolve DLL hell and reduce the ills of OS migration. But its capabilities are often overstated.
- September 04, 2007
Who needs a virtual hosted desktop and who needs a fat client? Maybe a remotely provisioned service is best? It depends on each user's situation.
- September 04, 2007
Desktop applications from Google and others are presented as Microsoft Office killers, but the analogy is imprecise.
- September 04, 2007
There are lots of ways to virtualize a desktop, and vendors are stitching together individual products to make a complete story.
- July 25, 2007
A minor release of Microsoft's Process Monitor version 1.2 gives IT managers more features for tracking unusual system activity.
- July 24, 2007
A company led by former Microsoft employees has developed security software that hooks into the APIs of the Windows processes.
- July 16, 2007
IT shops find the long list of features in Microsoft's unified communications platform to be daunting and unnecessary, at least for now, say the company's partners.
- July 11, 2007
New tool and documentation helps IT managers dig out malware buried within the OS.
- June 26, 2007
Refresh your knowledge for securing your customer database and make sure no vulnerabilities are being overlooked.
- June 13, 2007
Companies that don't rate customer and employee data protection as top priorities and don't monitor databases for suspicious activity are setting themselves up as easy targets for damaged reputations.
- June 06, 2007
TechEd, Microsoft's annual showcase event for enterprise IT professionals and application developers, was held June 4th-8th in Orlando. Find out what topics were the talk of TechEd this year!
- June 04, 2007
IT managers need to set IM-specific policies to keep security and usage of the popular communications tool in check, says a Burton Group study.
- May 23, 2007
Days after saying that open source software infringes on its patents, Microsoft discloses its plan to build bridges between Active Directory and OpenLDAP.
- April 17, 2007
Multi-protection products are attracting attention as IT managers check out host-based anti-malware tools. Microsoft will enter the fray in May with its Forefront Client.
- April 05, 2007
IT managers can delve deeper into their computer networks with the latest version of Process Monitor, a tool that originated at Sysinternals, which was acquired by Microsoft.
- April 02, 2007
IT managers mull over their technology options as their role in regulatory compliance intensifies.
- March 29, 2007
The biggest part of conducting an IT architecture assessment is collecting good information to make decisions about what you are going to change in your architecture. Expert Jane Carbone details what information you need to gather before you make ...
- March 27, 2007
IT managers at the Microsoft Management Summit say they are encouraged by the company's pledge to finally move beyond tools that manage only Windows platforms.
- March 22, 2007
The first step to designing a solid disaster recovery plan is defining your company's IT universe. Expert Russell Olsen explains where to go from there – creating a plan and integrating it into your daily work.
- March 20, 2007
Expert Russell Olsen explains how to define your IT universe, the first step in developing a solid disaster recovery plan.
- February 26, 2007
Systems Management Server v4 beta 2 is ready for download. The new desktop manager supports Wake-On-LAN and sports a new console.
- February 22, 2007
What's patchable for daylight-saving time and what is not? What will it cost to patch? The experts lay it out here.
- February 15, 2007
Transporter Suite for Lotus Notes allows users to analyze their Notes application infrastructure and determine the best course of action.
- February 07, 2007
IT managers look forward to more standard features in SCCM 2007 and less need for third-party tools.
- January 25, 2007
If you are shopping for a configuration management database, make sure it has four key capabilities, Gartner says.
- January 11, 2007
Much ado has been made about some of Vista's flashier features. Expert Bernie Klinder talks about the ones that really improve end users' experiences and may have them clamoring for a quicker upgrade plan from IT managers.
- December 11, 2006
Analysts offer their forecasts on what IT managers can expect in the new year.
- September 27, 2006
Despite the growing number of companies that say they have disaster recovery plans in place, many of those same executives say they have little confidence that those plans will be effective if tested.
- August 29, 2006
Prices are posted for Microsoft Windows Vista courtesy of Amazon.com. But users will likely pay more after they factor in hardware and other software.
- August 10, 2006
Hiring an outsourcer to take over some of your IT operations is a concern for many managers, but expert Mark Arnold says while it might change your daily life, it won't change everything.
- July 11, 2006
The days of single-core chips are limited, experts say, as more IT shops move with mixed success to multi-core.
- July 05, 2006
Large computer vendors, like IBM and Microsoft, all have plans to make their systems more manageable with less intervention. Now, a Canadian startup company is bringing a technique used in self-healing telecommunications networks to the world of ...
- May 19, 2006
Microsoft has come clean about the hardware requirements necessary to get optimal performance out of Windows Vista, its next-generation operating system.