Microsoft Active Directory Design and Administration

  • 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, ...

  • 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.