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  • November 01, 2010 01 Nov'10

    Microsoft smoothes path to Azure for Windows shops

    Microsoft made the on-ramp to Azure easier for Windows users by adding loads of new features. But customers still need time to wrap their heads around the cloud idea.

  • October 26, 2010 26 Oct'10

    Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 moves closer to final release

    The first service packs for Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 are a big deal for Microsoft, with new features that could help the company compete in the virtual desktop space.

  • October 21, 2010 21 Oct'10

    IT conference attendees can’t escape the cloud in 2010

    Recently, myITforum.com founder Rod Trent posted a tweet that pretty much summed up the past year in IT events: "Every conference this past year has turned into a ‘cloud’ conference. Sad.” Though ...

  • October 15, 2010 15 Oct'10

    Minor Active Directory tweaks in Configuration Manager R3

    As you may have heard, System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) 2007 R3 was officially released this week. While most of the attention has been geared toward the software’s new power management ...

  • October 12, 2010 12 Oct'10

    New baseline aims to centralize Windows Server 2008 R2 security

    Microsoft released a new security baseline this week for Windows Server 2008 R2, adding to the slew of similar baselines released earlier this year. The R2 baseline accelerator gives admins access ...

  • October 11, 2010 11 Oct'10

    Exchange Server 2010 SP1 rollup fixes public folder hitch

    The first rollup for Exchange Server 2010 SP1 fixes its inability to replicate a public folder from one Exchange 2010 server to another, among other things.

  • October 11, 2010 11 Oct'10

    VMworld 2010: Microsoft USA Today ad missed the mark

    Microsoft made news at VMworld 2010 with an open letter to VMware customers. Mike Laverick writes that the move was an unwelcome (and misleading) return to tired marketing tactics.

  • October 07, 2010 07 Oct'10

    AVIcode the latest cloud-inspired acquisition for Microsoft

    This week, Microsoft announced that it has acquired AVIcode, Inc., a Baltimore-based private company known for its .NET application monitoring software. The move is similar to the Opalis ...

  • October 05, 2010 05 Oct'10

    Will cloud computing cost you your job?

    In a recent article, "Yes, you will lose your job to cloud computing – unless . . .", consultant and author Greg Shields cites the economies of scale as a key challenge facing IT admins in regards ...

  • September 30, 2010 30 Sep'10

    Microsoft updates servicing tool for offline VMs

    Microsoft’s Virtual Machine Servicing Tool (VMST) 3.0 is now available for download, an update to the previous 2.1 version of the utility. The tool is designed to let admins keep their offline ...

  • September 29, 2010 29 Sep'10

    IT shops keep Windows Server 2003, despite risks

    Enterprises don’t let Microsoft’s Support Lifecycle policies dictate their upgrade cycles. But unless they buy hotfix support for Windows Server 2003, it could lead to trouble.

  • September 09, 2010 09 Sep'10

    IT pros invited to evaluate Opalis for System Center

    IT managers who sign up for Microsoft's Opalis Customer Evaluation Program can bend the ears of developers who are integrating Opalis into the company's systems management suite.

  • September 07, 2010 07 Sep'10

    VMware customers virtualize Windows apps with Hyper-V

    IT shops are running business applications on ESX, but then frequently turn to Hyper-V when they virtualize their Windows apps.

  • September 02, 2010 02 Sep'10

    Microsoft weighs in, reacts at VMworld 2010

    Microsoft vs. VMware -- tale as old as time. As everyone knows, VMworld 2010 took place this week in San Francisco. Like last year, Microsoft’s booth did not provide any demos for Hyper-V, as the ...

  • August 27, 2010 27 Aug'10

    Finding the silver lining for cloud computing

    Trends show that slowly but surely, the cloud is gaining acceptance. How can Windows shops benefit?

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