Windows Server management
- January 03, 2013
Microsoft is helping admins ring in the new year by offering increased security and protection for their systems, including those running Windows Server 2012. To mark the first Patch Tuesday of ...
- January 03, 2013
In our monthly feature, we round up our top content from the previous month and share it with you. December's most popular content featured the year's final Patch Tuesday, our roundup of the year's ...
- December 28, 2012
The pending retirement of a prominent senior Microsoft executive, announced this week, may provide clues as to who is likely to take the reins of the company when CEO Steve Ballmer retires in a few ...
- December 14, 2012
Microsoft might want to add a 13th milestone to that video it posted yesterday, as its System Center 2012 SP1 product has hit RTM. After the first version of the system management suite shipped in ...
- December 13, 2012
Microsoft's ambitious 2012 is coming to a close, and the company can't help but be a little nostalgic.
- December 06, 2012
Microsoft will be spreading some holiday cheer to admins this month with increased protection against security threats. In an advance security bulletin released this week, the company said ...
- December 03, 2012
In our monthly feature, we round up the most popular content from the previous month and share it with you. For November, our most popular pieces involved the changes to the Windows Server 2012 ...
- November 29, 2012
Microsoft is making strides in making Azure more accessible to hybrid infrastructures. This week, it rolled out a change that could benefit those who authenticate with Windows Azure. The Azure ...
- November 27, 2012
November 19, 2000. The U.S. still didn't know who the president-elect was and "hanging chads" were a relevant term. It was also the date some administrators saw last week when machines connected to ...
- November 20, 2012
Admins evaluating running an instance of Windows Server 2012 have one more option: Amazon Web Services.
- November 08, 2012
For the first time since its release in September, Windows Server 2012 will receive critical patches during this month's Patch Tuesday. According to an advance security bulletin released this week, ...
- November 07, 2012
Small businesses and their IT departments looking to take advantage of Microsoft's latest server operating system now have an option to try out.
- November 01, 2012
In this monthly feature, we round up the most popular content of the previous month and share it with you. For October, our most popular pieces involved this year's best ways to manage Windows ...
- October 24, 2012
Microsoft's big data products inched closer to a public release today, as the company released refreshed previews of Hadoop products. They also gained new names: Windows Azure HDInsight Service and ...
- October 10, 2012
Can Microsoft be more like Apple with consumers and yet continue to grow in the enterprise? CEO Steve Ballmer talks about the new business model.
- October 10, 2012
By Stuart J. Johnston, Senior News Writer Microsoft this week began beta testing a set of cloud features designed to give Windows Server 2012 customers the ability to provide Windows Azure services ...
- October 09, 2012
Windows Server 2012 Essentials was released to manufacturing and will be generally available in less than a month, Microsoft said Tuesday. Sinead O'Donovan, director of program management for ...
- October 04, 2012
Halloween entails kids trick-or-treating for candy, but administrators will get some treats from Microsoft in this month's Patch Tuesday to avoid potentially harmful tricks. According to an advance ...
- October 03, 2012
After ten months of silence, the public finally has a glimpse of what Microsoft has been up to with Hadoop. Hadoop for Windows Server is in the private preview stage, Mary Jo Foley reported. It ...
- October 03, 2012
In our new feature, we'll round up the most popular content of the previous month and share it with you. For September, our most popular pieces had to do with (surprise!) the Sept. 4 general ...
- September 24, 2012
We’ve heard it from plenty of IT pros in the last year: they like what they see in Windows Server 2012, but they’re just not ready to jump ship. If they needed another reason to stay within the ...
- September 17, 2012
Since the general availability of Windows Server 2012, companies have revealed new products that will run with the support of this Windows Server version and its cloud capabilities. We compiled a ...
- September 10, 2012
User Experience-Virtualization will hit general availability in the fourth quarter when Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack 2012 ships, Microsoft said last week. According to a blog post by Karri ...
- September 06, 2012
September will be a light month for Patch Tuesdays with a mere two bulletins and nothing ranked at a "critical" level, according to an advance security bulletin Microsoft released Thursday. The ...
- August 23, 2012
Not satisfied with releasing 2012 editions of Windows Server and desktop Windows to manufacturing, Microsoft has revamped its logo for the first time in 25 years. In a post on Microsoft's corporate ...
- August 17, 2012
Microsoft reorganized the Server and Tools unit of the company this week, after completing the final code of that unit’s marquee products earlier this month. The changes, first reported by Mary Jo ...
- August 01, 2012
Microsoft said Wednesday Windows Server 2012 has hit the release-to-manufacturing stage of development and that it will be generally available on September 4. All code is complete and being ...
- July 11, 2012
Weather.com may only be able to give an accurate forecast for the next 10 days, but Microsoft has already given IT pros a hint of what to expect this fall: Clouds. Lots of clouds. When Windows ...
- July 09, 2012
Microsoft hardware partners will receive the final code for Windows Server 2012 next month and the final version will be available in September, the company said Monday. As part of its Worldwide ...
- July 03, 2012
It was hinted at over the past few weeks, but Dell, Inc. completed its bid to buy Quest Software, Inc. on Monday. Dell will pay a reported $2.4 billion for the management software company. Quest is ...
- June 28, 2012
IT admins using Windows Server Update Services got a surprise this week when Skype installed on some desktops. The update to Skype, the Microsoft-owned voice and video chat service, was originally ...
- June 26, 2012
This week, users looking to monitor Active Directory got another option. San Francisco-based Splunk, Inc., an application management and security company, released the Splunk App for Active ...
- June 22, 2012
Even if you're not a sports fan, you've probably heard that the Miami Heat, led by LeBron James, won the NBA championship last night over the Oklahoma City Thunder. The victory capped an impressive ...
- June 15, 2012
Users of Microsoft's System Center suite can now test out the management products' compatibility with the latest version of Windows Server, as the second Community Technology Preview of System ...
- June 15, 2012
Windows Server administrators looking to make their lives easier have a variety of tools at their disposal. This week, that array grew even larger, as several third-party vendors launched new ...
- June 14, 2012
Admins routinely facing WSUS issues might have a tool to check out. SolarWinds, an Austin, Texas-based network management company, released a free diagnostic tool for WSUS this week. The tool ...
- June 13, 2012
There's a lot to take in at Microsoft's annual technical learning event, and you can't describe it all in words. Here are some of the memorable visual stimuli that we saw during our visit to ...
- June 12, 2012
Microsoft's TechEd event is all about learning…but not always the kind you think. Our first day in Orlando came complete with a lot of new knowledge, and not just about the availability of the new ...
- June 07, 2012
Microsoft is ringing in the summer season with seven bulletins in its latest Patch Tuesday announcement. IT pros should be on the lookout for three critical bulletins, patching Internet Explorer, ...
- June 06, 2012
As anyone who's been to TechEd will attest, the event is not a sprint; it's a marathon. With hundreds of technical sessions, workshops, labs and vendors, the annual Microsoft event doesn't lack ...
- May 31, 2012
IT pros eager to get their hands on the latest build of Windows Server 2012 won't have to wait until June. Today, Microsoft made the Release Candidate of its new server operating system available ...
- May 30, 2012
Three weeks after it released its first System Center 2012 Rollup update, Microsoft patched issues with Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 Service Pack 1.
- May 22, 2012
Earlier this month, Microsoft said it would support open-source operating system FreeBSD in its Windows Server Hyper-V products.
- May 17, 2012
When it comes to migration planning, Microsoft moves fast. The company also recently released version 3.0 of its Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit.
- May 09, 2012
Microsoft issued its first rollup update for System Center 2012, fixing bugs and performance issues.
- May 03, 2012
IT pros can now get a glimpse of the future, as Microsoft teased its monthly patches in its Security Bulletin Advance Notification on Thursday.
- April 24, 2012
Yesterday, IT pros learned that the Windows 8 Release Preview (aka the release candidate), would be released in the first week of June 2012. Here's the announcement from Microsoft's official ...
- April 18, 2012
IT pros got the official pitch from Microsoft on private cloud this week, as corporate vice president Brad Anderson announced the general availability of System Center 2012
- April 17, 2012
Ready, set…deploy. Microsoft today released the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2012, its product for automating deployment of Windows 7, Office 2010, Office 365 and Windows Server 2008 R2. According ...
- April 13, 2012
This year's Microsoft Management Summit will kick off in a few short days in Las Vegas, and we'll be watching closely to find the new technologies and products that will impact IT pros in the ...
- April 05, 2012
This Easter, admins will be on the hunt for more than just painted eggs.
- April 04, 2012
This week, the Linux Foundation distributed its annual development report highlighting contributors and changes to the Linux kernel. So why is Microsoft, a company known for its deployment of ...
- April 03, 2012
CopperEgg released RevealCloud version 3 last week, bringing with it some enhancements and refinements, including cloud-based, real-time server monitoring.
- April 02, 2012
It looks like System Center 2012 is finally on its way to general availability, though Microsoft is still tight-lipped about the exact release date. What we do know is that the systems management ...
- March 30, 2012
Microsoft sees that a growing number of shops aren't placing their bets on a singular server deployment style; shops aren't going just on-premise and they're not going solely to the cloud. The ...
- March 28, 2012
Thinking about testing out the new functionality of the Windows Server 8 beta? Microsoft has released two guides to help make those first steps a little easier. The BranchCache Early Adopters Guide ...
- March 28, 2012
A shift for Microsoft: the company is now recommending Server Core's minimal server interface. Does it have the features to back it up?
- March 22, 2012
There are plenty of Hyper-V tools out there to consider, but there's always room for one more (especially when it's cheap). IT management software maker SolarWinds released a free Hyper-V Monitor ...
- March 20, 2012
OpenNebula, an open-source data center virtualization project, delivered Microsoft Hyper-V drivers for its platform last week.
- March 12, 2012
Title: System Center 2012 CTP for Windows Server 8 now available On the heels of the Windows Server 8 beta release in late February, Microsoft released the Community Technology Preview of System ...
- March 09, 2012
It's said that March comes in like a lion, but this month's patch bulletin from Microsoft looks more lamb-like. Among the six fixes to be released on Tuesday, just one is labeled "critical" – a ...
- March 05, 2012
By the time Windows Server 8 is generally available, you'll likely be as tired of hearing about it as you are about the Republican primary candidates. But right now, just five days after the beta ...
- February 29, 2012
See below for our Storify of the Windows 8 launch. Note: Due to some compatibility issues with Internet Explorer, the Storify might not show up; view it at Storify's website here. [View the story ...
- February 29, 2012
Today, Microsoft released the Windows 8 Consumer Preview and the Windows Server 8 beta. Looking to be among the first to tinker with the new bits? Here are the download links. We'll have an ...
- February 28, 2012
As you've no doubt heard by now, Microsoft will launch the Windows 8 Consumer Preview on Wednesday at an invitation-only event during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. While there will ...
- February 24, 2012
In addition to unveiling the Windows 8 Consumer Preview at a February 29 event during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Microsoft will also launch the Windows Server 8 beta on that day, ...
- February 20, 2012
Admins and developers watching the clock can breathe a sigh of relief as Microsoft released an update that extends the expiration date of Windows 8 previews.
- February 14, 2012
When it comes to online discussions of Microsoft and Windows, negativity is pretty much the norm. If you've read any articles recently about a new Microsoft feature or product, this should come as ...
- February 10, 2012
Microsoft may not be able to patch that hole in admins' hearts on Tuesday, but it will take care of a number of other vulnerable spots. According to an advance notice, the company's next security ...
- February 08, 2012
Microsoft is lucky it's a leap year. In December, the company promised to have the public beta version of Windows 8 available by the end of February. Today, we learned that release (now dubbed the ...
- January 31, 2012
Admins have more options with the System Center product, as Microsoft this week introduced a configuration support tool and an add-on that helps private cloud administration.
- January 30, 2012
Will IT shops soon be using System Center and Windows Server to control and update enterprise applications on employee smartphones and tablets? One analyst thinks that could be the case in the near ...
- January 19, 2012
Microsoft divulged details about its new file system, ReFS, built on the foundation of NTFS, this week.
- January 13, 2012
WinUnleaked has uncovered new screenshots purported to be a part of Windows Server 8’s beta build. The new UI is generating mixed reactions.
- January 13, 2012
When it comes to Windows Server 8, small is the new big.
- January 10, 2012
In a move that could spell change for Microsoft's server marketing strategy, longtime Redmond employee Robert Wahbe, corporate vice president of marketing for the Server and Tools group, will be ...
- January 06, 2012
Microsoft's private cloud plans will soon go public. On January 17, the company will host a webcast, titled "Transforming IT with Microsoft Private Cloud," featuring Server and Tools Division ...
- December 20, 2011
When chip-maker AMD released its latest Opteron server chips, based on the Bulldozer architecture, hopes were high that the powerful processor would launch the company into direct competition with ...
- December 05, 2011
Windows (Server) 8. Hyper-V 3.0. PowerShell. Cloud. It's not too hard to predict what the hot topics will be for Windows admins in 2012 (they have much in common with what we thought would be big ...
- November 22, 2011
It's no secret that technology companies will go to great lengths to snag top talent, offering extras that range from free on-site meals to gifts of skinny jeans and bicycles. Last week, CNET ...
- October 17, 2011
Microsoft once again is off following competitors into the upper reaches of IT. This time the Holy Grail is Big Data. But is its sweat and treasure better served by focusing lower in the market?
- October 14, 2011
By Bridget Botelho, Senior Site Editor AUSTIN, TX – Dell’s first worldwide show here gave IT pros a lineup of the who’s who of the IT industry– Michael Dell, VMware’s CEO Paul Maritz, ...
- October 07, 2011
You want to know what's happening with the world of Windows Server administration, but you don't have the time to sift through your RSS and Twitter feeds to find the truly valuable content. Well, ...
- September 08, 2011
Microsoft has been ramping up the hype machine, looking to promote Windows 8 (server and client) as the next operating systems of choice for both the desktop and the enterprise.
- September 06, 2011
Microsoft kicks off its sold-out BUILD Conference in Anaheim next week with…well, we're not sure exactly with what. The company has been particularly stingy with details on the event, failing to ...
- August 01, 2011
The latest beta of System Center Operations Manager 2012 from Microsoft is out and testers are weighing in: think evolutionary not revolutionary.
- July 21, 2011
The first public showing of Windows Server 8 indicates Microsoft plans to significantly pump up its virtualization capabilities, but it must avoid licensing landmines ala VMware.
- June 14, 2011
Windows administrators keep their jobs this month thanks to a hefty 34 security fixes to some mainstay products, including Windows Server 2008 and R2.
- May 25, 2011
Microsoft's Azure platform has generally received good reviews from many IT shops and third party developers and appears to be gaining mindshare despite a band of fierce competitors including ...
- April 19, 2011
We have heard this talk before, of course: Microsoft's power and influence has peaked and the company is on a slow slide into irrelevancy. The latest chatter about this started late last week with ...
- March 09, 2011
For a recent article on Opalis and third-party integration, I spoke with Microsoft director Robert Reynolds to learn about the company’s strategy for the automation technology going forward. The ...
- March 01, 2011
It sounds like Windows Intune is just about ready for prime time. Microsoft’s new technology which it describes as “an end-to-end Microsoft solution that brings together Windows cloud services for ...
- February 04, 2011
You have to hand it to Quest Software CEO Doug Garn -- the guy is a great sport. Recently, my colleagues Brian Madden, Gabe Knuth and Bridget Botelho recorded a video for SearchVirtualDesktop.com. ...
- February 01, 2011
UPDATE! 2/09/2011 It sounds like Microsoft is finally close to announcing RTM for both service packs soon, with MSDN availability set for Feb. 16, with a Feb. 22 release date for the Web. ORIGINAL ...
- January 25, 2011
UPDATE! 2/02/2011 ZDNet UK just posted some screenshots from the SCVMM 2012 demos last week, for anyone interested in a few visuals of the interface in action. ORIGINAL POST 1/25/2011 Those who ...
- January 07, 2011
Is 5:00 p.m. on a Friday too late for a little Hyper-V-centric news? Nah. Microsoft’s Michael Kleef just posted a short update on his personal TechNet blog about a new discovery involving Hyper-V ...
- December 22, 2010
UPDATE! 01/04/2011 My colleague Bridget Botelho just posted a much more detailed follow-up to this story with insight from IT professionals and analysis of Microsoft's past investments in the ...
- December 15, 2010
Microsoft released to manufacturing the final build for Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard this week, the latest version of the company’s server OS for small- and medium-sized ...
- December 10, 2010
“Dynamic Memory for Hyper-V is Microsoft’s answer to VMware’s memory overcommit technology for ESX. “ “Dynamic Memory is in fact not the same as memory overcommit, and now that you mention it, ...
- November 18, 2010
Reaction to news this week that Microsoft has put the kibosh on Internet Explorer virtualization was … well … let’s say colorful. The issue is centered on Spoon.net, a company/website that (by way ...