Microsoft Active Directory Design and Administration

  • October 19, 2009 19 Oct'09

    Microsoft vows no upgrade nightmares with monster SharePoint 2010 release

    The grown-up SharePoint 2010 has big plans to simplify migration while adding tons of new features. This version looks great on paper, but can it be everything to everyone?

  • October 14, 2009 14 Oct'09

    Troubleshooting tops Windows admins' most tedious tasks

    For Windows admins, there’s always something to fix. In a recent survey, over 800 IT administrators and managers named troubleshooting as far and away their most ...

  • October 09, 2009 09 Oct'09

    News Roundup: AD turns heads, Exchange hits RTM

    Lots going on in the world of Windows this month, as you might expect. Here’s a roundup of some of the top news from this past week: Forget Live Migration; AD is king in R2 While most of the ...

  • October 08, 2009 08 Oct'09

    Active Directory tops the list of hot Windows Server 2008 R2 features

    IT pros are more excited about the new Active Directory features in Windows Server 2008 R2 than anything else, including Hyper-V with live migration

  • October 05, 2009 05 Oct'09

    Group Policy management gets a boost with MDOP 2009 R2

    Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 aren’t the only new releases Microsoft has on tap this month. The new Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack 2009 R2 (usually pronounced emm-DOP) will be out by ...

  • September 30, 2009 30 Sep'09

    Partner products to get the Windows 7 stamp of approval

    One of the major problems surrounding Windows Vista involved software and hardware compatibility -- or rather, incompatibility. Microsoft is looking to avoid those issues this time around with ...

  • September 24, 2009 24 Sep'09

    The Windows Report -- Analyzing the IT job market

    We take a look at the current state of the IT job market in this month's edition of The Windows Report. Independent consultant and author Kevin Beaver calls in to offer tips for finding a new job ...

  • September 22, 2009 22 Sep'09

    Here comes Windows 7 -- time to party?

    I'm sure many of you have seen this by now, but as part of promoting Windows 7, Microsoft is urging folks to host "launch parties" at their homes in honor of the new OS. As reported by Neowin, the ...

  • September 16, 2009 16 Sep'09

    Ready to upgrade yet? Microsoft to end support for Windows 2000

    Microsoft announced this week that public support for Windows 2000 Server will end in July -- just another gentle nudge to organizations toward Windows Server 2008 R2. The company will also be ...

  • September 11, 2009 11 Sep'09

    Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010 arrives a little early

    Microsoft released Deployment Toolkit 2010 (MDT) earlier today, somewhat sooner than expected. The set is designed to ease the burden on those getting ready to deploy Windows 7 and/or Windows ...

  • September 08, 2009 08 Sep'09

    Prepare for System Center Configuration Manager ... R3?

    It looks like Microsoft isn’t ready to let go of System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) 2007 just yet. Configuration Manager 2007 R3 is on the way – and it’s going green. In a post on The ...

  • September 08, 2009 08 Sep'09

    Virtualize Exchange Server 2007 -- without losing your job

    IT shops look to virtualize Microsoft Exchange Server to ease server management and cut downtime. To succeed you need proper storage and a few infrastructure upgrades.

  • September 03, 2009 03 Sep'09

    IIS gets patched, SQL Server not so much

    Microsoft is actively working on patching a critical flaw affecting three versions of Internet Information Services (IIS) that was discovered earlier this week. Another vulnerability affecting SQL ...

  • September 01, 2009 01 Sep'09

    Protect your databases from the ‘internal threat’

    Database security is always critical. After all, DBs usually house some pretty important information (just ask TJX customers). Experts have noticed a growing trend, however, of internal threats ...

  • August 26, 2009 26 Aug'09

    Virtual Machine Manager reaches RTM – but not VMworld

    Microsoft ‘s System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 (now that’s a mouthful!) was released to manufacturing this week and is set for general availability on the first of October. Just don’t ...