Microsoft Active Directory Design and Administration

  • 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, ...

  • July 16, 2009 16 Jul'09

    MVP dishes on DirectAccess, VPN Reconnect in R2

    I spoke with Gary Olsen earlier to get his thoughts on some of the new features to be included with Windows Server 2008 R2. In addition to being a prolific TechTarget contributor, Gary is also a ...

  • July 16, 2009 16 Jul'09

    Microsoft increases options for application bundle licenses

    Microsoft's licensing changes are part of its strategy to get large companies to commit to its application stack for the long term.

  • July 14, 2009 14 Jul'09

    Six patch updates released in July

    This month’s Patch Tuesday saw the release of six new bulletins, two of which address zero-day flaws. Updates MS09-028 through 033 patch vulnerabilities in Windows, Office, ISA Server, Internet ...

  • July 09, 2009 09 Jul'09

    Will R2's DirectAccess leave you vulnerable?

    We’re continuing to drill into the big new Windows Server 2008 R2 features on the site, the latest of which is Microsoft’s new DirectAccess technology. For those who don’t know, the feature is new ...

  • July 06, 2009 06 Jul'09

    Details emerge about SQL Server 2008 R2

    “Kilamanjaro” has now gone the way of the “Katmai”, but the newly dubbed SQL Server 2008 R2 is still creating some chatter among DBAs and other IT pros. Microsoft announced at TechEd 2009 that a ...

  • July 01, 2009 01 Jul'09

    Virtualizing Exchange Server 2007 -- Where it works

    Virtualizing Exchange 2007 servers was a no-brainer for Maxol, an oil distributor located in Dublin, Ireland. But it may not be the best route for every company. Why did it work so well for Maxol? And why should your company look before it leaps ...

  • June 30, 2009 30 Jun'09

    IT wish list for SharePoint 2010: Keep it simple

    IT pros hope Microsoft focuses on bread-and-butter admin/management instead of feature creep in SharePoint 2010.

  • June 29, 2009 29 Jun'09

    R2's File Classification Infrastructure generates buzz

    Of the many new features set to debut in Windows Server 2008 R2, one that has received a steady amount of attention is the File Classification Infrastructure (FCI). The inclusion of FCI with R2 ...

  • June 23, 2009 23 Jun'09

    New storage optimization tools launch for Hyper-V

    Hyper-V users who are looking to standardize their virtual and non-virtual environments just got a little help. (formerly Vnunet) is reporting that European firm Diskeeper has just ...

  • June 16, 2009 16 Jun'09

    Has the time come to update your Microsoft certification?

    By now, most in the IT field are aware of the value of Microsoft certification, as being certified can go a long way in proving to employers that you have the right skills for the job. Not all ...

  • June 11, 2009 11 Jun'09

    Will SharePoint Server 2010 be worth the upgrade?

    The release of SharePoint Server 2010 (formerly SharePoint 14) may seem like a long way off, but with a CTP expected later this year and an official release in the early part of 2010, it's actually ...