Microsoft Active Directory Design and Administration

  • August 18, 2009 18 Aug'09

    Microsoft readies Exchange Server 2010 release candidate

    A release candidate for Exchange Server 2010 is available. But since Windows Server 2008 R2 won't support Exchange 2007, IT shops will need Exchange 2010.

  • August 17, 2009 17 Aug'09

    More on the Active Directory Recycle Bin in R2

    In this month's episode of The Windows Report, IT author and consultant Don Jones explained why admins shouldn't expect Windows Server 2008 R2's new AD Recycle Bin feature to replace third-party ...

  • August 17, 2009 17 Aug'09

    Which Windows skills are in demand?

    There are fewer jobs in IT, and employers pay new hires less. But the news is not all bad. SharePoint experience, for one, is in demand in Windows shops.

  • August 17, 2009 17 Aug'09

    Windows Server 2008 R2 evaluation bits ready

    The evaluation code for Windows Server 2008 R2 RTM is now available to volume license holders.

  • August 14, 2009 14 Aug'09

    The Windows Report -- Will AD have your back in R2?

    August is all about Active Directory on The Windows Report. First, we talk with IT author and consultant Don Jones to find out if the new AD Recycle Bin feature in Windows 2008 R2 is really all ...

  • August 12, 2009 12 Aug'09

    No Exchange 2007 on Windows 2008 R2 – but why?

    UPDATE! (06/22/2010) Good news -- Exchange Server 2007 SP3 was finally released this week with full support for Windows Server 2008 R2. See? That didn't take so long after all. UPDATE! (11/05/2009) ...

  • August 11, 2009 11 Aug'09

    Microsoft and VMware go toe-to-toe over server virtualization

    There has been a LOT of talk lately about the “war between VMware and Microsoft” for virtualization supremacy. Obviously, this has been a topic of conversation ever since details of Hyper-V began ...

  • August 10, 2009 10 Aug'09

    Using SharePoint as a social network platform

    Social networks are growing within the enterprise, and customization is the ticket -- at least with MOSS 2007.

  • August 07, 2009 07 Aug'09

    Windows 7 now available to subscribers, VL customers

    For those who didn’t know, this morning Microsoft made Windows 7 available to SA customers, and TechNet and MSDN subscribers were given access on Thursday. Those looking to make the upgrade from XP ...

  • August 04, 2009 04 Aug'09

    Is Windows Server 2008 R2 Microsoft’s best OS to date?

    ChannelWeb recently posted a review of Windows Server 2008 R2 in which it declared the server operating system “Microsoft’s best-ever.” The first thought for some might be, “Well DUH! It’s the ...

  • July 29, 2009 29 Jul'09

    Exchange Server 2007 support ends at Windows Server 2008

    When moving to Windows Server 2008 R2, IT shops will have to upgrade to Exchange Server 2010 as well.

  • July 27, 2009 27 Jul'09

    The Windows Report -- Inside BranchCache for Windows 2008 R2

    We just launched the first edition of a new feature on the site - The Windows Report. This will be a monthly segment featuring news, expert analysis and admin tips. July's video features an ...

  • July 24, 2009 24 Jul'09

    News Roundup: Windows 7, R2 hit RTM

    The folks at Microsoft had said both Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 would be released to manufacturing before the end of the month, and they were true to their word, getting both in with just ...

  • July 23, 2009 23 Jul'09

    Enterprises eyeball new Windows server, Win 7 with care

    IT pros using Windows XP are in no rush to upgrade to Windows 7, while Vista users are more eager. And despite Windows Server 2008 R2's compelling features, adoption will be slow.

  • July 21, 2009 21 Jul'09

    New SQL Server tools drop in July

    A couple of new DBA tools were released last week for SQL Server – Idera’s SQL Comparison Toolset and SQL Backup Pro 6 from Red Gate Software. Both products are available for 14-day, ...