Microsoft Active Directory Design and Administration

  • 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 ...

  • June 09, 2009 09 Jun'09

    Change management solution simplifies AD operations

    I spoke recently with a rep over at Netwrix to get some details on their Change Reporter solution for Active Directory (currently in version 5.0). For those who don’t know, Netwrix as a company is ...

  • June 03, 2009 03 Jun'09

    Windows 2008 R2 gets a release date

    Microsoft today anounced the offical release date for Windows Server 2008 R2 - October 22. This coincides with the news out of TechEd last month that the OS would be widely available before the end ...

  • June 01, 2009 01 Jun'09

    "Fix" available for new Windows DirectShow flaw

    Late last week, Microsoft released an advisory warning of a new vulnerability that could strike users simply by opening a Web page. Windows Vista users (if there are any out there) along with those ...

  • May 20, 2009 20 May'09

    Microsoft updates Exchange Server 2007 SP1

    IT managers this week can download a rollup released for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1.

  • May 13, 2009 13 May'09

    Windows 7 and R2 make headlines at TechEd 2009

    This is the first time in three years that I didn’t attend TechEd (though apparently I’m not alone in that regard). Some of my colleagues, however, are still out in L.A. this week pounding the ...