Microsoft Active Directory Design and Administration

  • March 05, 2010 05 Mar'10

    x86 systems, Windows Server on the rise

    While overall server revenue has been down for the past year, one area that continues to grow is the x86 system market. This is according to the latest IDC Worldwide Quarterly Server Tracker ...

  • March 02, 2010 02 Mar'10

    Microsoft AppFabric takes next step toward official release

    The second beta for Microsoft’s new Windows Server AppFabric technology is now available for download, and the company is encouraging those who give it a test drive to send along their feedback. ...

  • February 25, 2010 25 Feb'10

    Microsoft nixes SIS in Exchange Server 2010

    In order to lower I/O and improve Exchange Server 2010 performance, Microsoft removed single instance storage. How will this affect messaging environments?

  • February 23, 2010 23 Feb'10

    Does certification really matter in IT?

    According to our recent survey, over half of IT respondents reported having no certifications. This begs the question; do industry-recognized certifications still matter in IT?

  • February 23, 2010 23 Feb'10

    How migrating to Exchange Server 2010 can save money on storage

    See how one company cut storage costs by migrating from a mixed Exchange Server 2003 and Exchange 2007 environment to Exchange Server 2010.

  • February 22, 2010 22 Feb'10

    SQL Azure and what it means to performance

    With Microsoft's Azure platform now in full-effect, one of the questions affecting DBAs and developers is “How does it change what I do?” I spoke with SQL Server MVPs Brent Ozar and Kevin Kline of ...

  • February 19, 2010 19 Feb'10

    Considering replication performance for VMs

    When it comes to replicating virtual machines, there are several things admins need to take into account. For optimal business performance, here are five points to consider.

  • February 16, 2010 16 Feb'10

    Real-world Exchange Server 2007 migrations

    IT professionals sound off about their concerns, difficulties and their successes when transitioning to Exchange Server 2007.

  • February 15, 2010 15 Feb'10

    Data Protection Manager 2010 RC available

    The latest version of Microsoft's backup and restore product brings with it added support for Hyper-V R2 and disaster recovery capabilities.

  • February 11, 2010 11 Feb'10

    File classification in Windows 2008 R2 explained

    One Microsoft MVP puts Windows Server 2008 R2's new file classification tool through its paces.

  • February 04, 2010 04 Feb'10

    Updated management pack monitors DFS Namespaces

    A new download from Microsoft can be used to notify admins of potential health risks involving the DFS Namespaces service in Windows Server 2008 R2.

  • February 02, 2010 02 Feb'10

    News Roundup: Lots going on with Microsoft System Center

    While 2010 is still very young, Microsoft is wasting no time adding updates and new releases to its System Center suite of products. Naturally, there are a lot of different tools and variations ...

  • February 02, 2010 02 Feb'10

    Microsoft fixes more than 50 Exchange Server 2007 issues

    Three new registry entries are among the fixes in Microsoft's recent Exchange Server 2007 SP2 rollup.

  • January 21, 2010 21 Jan'10

    Microsoft ends mainstream support for SMS 2003

    System Management Server 2003, arguably Microsoft's most popular systems management software, is moving toward the end of its support lifecycle.

  • January 21, 2010 21 Jan'10

    Server hardware upgrades vs. technology refreshes

    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.