Microsoft Active Directory Design and Administration

  • August 26, 2009 26 Aug'09

    Exchange Server 2007 SP2 adds auditing, backup

    Exchange Server 2007 SP2 is ready. One IT expert gives two reasons why Windows shops should migrate to the new service pack soon.

  • August 24, 2009 24 Aug'09

    New tool provides Office file compression on the server

    I spoke with the folks at Balesio last week about their new file compression tool – FILEminimizer Server. Released earlier this year, the product has seen a lot of action in Europe so far, but is ...

  • August 21, 2009 21 Aug'09

    You can now follow the Windows team on Twitter!

    A little late to the game? Perhaps. But you can now follow on Twitter @WindowsTT. We’ll be posting news, tips, questions and commentary dealing with Windows servers, ...

  • 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 18, 2009 18 Aug'09

    Avoid these Exchange Server migration pitfalls

    Plenty of IT shops are still moving from legacy versions of Exchange to 64-bit Exchange Server 2007. When should they look into migrating to 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

    Windows Server 2008 R2 evaluation bits ready

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

  • 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 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.