Windows administrator jobs and training

  • March 02, 2017 02 Mar'17

    Microsoft open source efforts draw praise

    Industry observers are buying into Microsoft's attempts to reach new users, as the company builds support for Linux and other open source technologies in its offerings.

  • August 25, 2016 25 Aug'16

    Microsoft Ignite 2016 conference coverage

    Find all the independent reporting and analysis from the Microsoft Ignite conference 2016 in one place.

  • April 30, 2015 30 Apr'15

    Experts share predictions for Microsoft Ignite

    Experts give insights on Microsoft Ignite, what Windows services they hope to hear about, and whether this show will live up to TechEd conference fame.

  • February 04, 2014 04 Feb'14

    IT pros size up new Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella with a critical eye

    Microsoft's new CEO Satya Nadella brings technical expertise to the helm, but can he provide a roadmap that offers IT pros reason for optimism rather than continued frustration?

  • January 24, 2014 24 Jan'14

    New Microsoft certs changes that IT pros need to know

    The Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8.1 and System Center 2012 R2 releases are responsible for the updated MCSA and MCSE cert exams.

  • January 23, 2014 23 Jan'14

    Why a CIO's relationship with enterprise IT security is important

    A CIO's role and the overall success of an enterprise's security are the two main factors that can make or break an organization.

  • December 03, 2013 03 Dec'13

    Successful career strategies for IT administrators

    IT admins can craft a successful career with professional development, crucial certifications and being inspired by innovative CIO strategy.

  • May 20, 2010 20 May'10

    The IT salary market and how to increase your value

    While compensation for IT pros is slightly down, there are ways to separate yourself from the pack and increase your value.

  • February 23, 2010 23 Feb'10

    Does certification really matter in IT?

    According to our recent survey, over half of IT respondents reported having no certifications. This begs the question; do industry-recognized certifications still matter in IT?

  • December 21, 2009 21 Dec'09

    IT pros pick their favorite books

    IT pros offer book recommendations ranging from mainstream to super geeky.

  • December 09, 2009 09 Dec'09

    Sell your CIO on helpful technologies

    Want to get on your CIO's good side this holiday season? Here are some suggested smart technologies that might help your enterprise cut costs and help you score points with the boss.

  • 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.

  • December 01, 2008 01 Dec'08

    Economic downturns call for Active Directory proficiency

    Sharp Active Directory skills and an understanding of identity management systems are crucial for IT administrators during corporate downsizing.

  • February 13, 2008 13 Feb'08

    Lack of scripting skills could derail a Windows career

    Active Directory and Exchange Server administrators must learn scripting language and command prompts to keep their careers on track.

  • March 20, 2007 20 Mar'07

    IT managers turn to training to reduce internal threats

    Microsoft and security companies offer materials and services to help companies educate careless users who expose networks to information breaches.

  • December 18, 2006 18 Dec'06

    Kill the IT buzzwords

    IT analysts, executives and administrators list their least favorite tech words. If the comments give you a case of securanoia, you should probably avoid lists like this in the future.

  • September 10, 2006 10 Sep'06

    Hiring advice: Virtualization calls for new IT job skills

    The growing rate of adoption of virtualization technologies means companies need professionals who can design new kinds of architectures, master new tools and interpret new results. This column explores the differences between traditional IT ...

  • September 01, 2006 01 Sep'06

    IT workers optimistic about job prospects

    After a few years of poor prospects, job seekers in IT now feel the time is right to go searching for greener pastures.

  • August 30, 2006 30 Aug'06

    IT execs forced to adopt new recruitment tactics

    Can't find skilled workers? Perhaps you're just looking in all the wrong places.

  • August 03, 2006 03 Aug'06

    IBM to use AMD chips in more x86 servers

    IBM on Tuesday announced that it would incorporate AMD Opteron processors into a wider berth of its x86 servers, saying its corporate customers wanted more options. Real estate company Move plans to take advantage.

  • June 14, 2006 14 Jun'06

    Microsoft opens slots in new certification program

    Microsoft is now taking applications for 250 slots in its new Microsoft Certified Architect program for experienced IT people who have married their technical skills with their business savvy to accomplish company goals.

  • June 12, 2006 12 Jun'06

    News from Microsoft TechEd 2006

    TechEd, Microsoft's annual showcase event for enterprise IT professionals and application developers, is being held June 11th-16th in Boston. Find out what topics were the talk of TechEd this year!

  • June 20, 2005 20 Jun'05

    Blogcasts: Coming soon to a computer near you

    A recent outgrowth of the Web log craze is the "blogcast." If you've ever suffered through an hour-long webcast in search of a nugget of technical information, you'll appreciate the "get-to-the-point" format of blogcasting.

  • June 20, 2005 20 Jun'05

    Microsoft uses blogs to reach out to IT community

    In addition to offering technical information that IT administrators and developers crave, Microsoft's 1,400 company-hosted blogs serve as a way to make a "humanizing connection" to its customers.

  • April 19, 2005 19 Apr'05

    The learning lowdown on Windows wireless

    With wireless networking gaining a greater foothold in the enterprise, many IT organizations are hampered by a lack of staff knowledge of wireless tools, technologies and techniques. There are ways to bridge the learning gap.

  • March 07, 2005 07 Mar'05

    Step-by-Step Guide: 12 steps to project management success

    Managing a successful IT project isn't just a technical and organizational issue. It's about managing people. Poor communication, internal politics, poor teamwork, lack of management support and poor planning are the primary reasons that projects ...

  • February 28, 2005 28 Feb'05

    A successful antispam team begins with a plan

    There are dozens of spam-fighting solutions available. The bigger issue is how to equip your staff with the knowledge to effectively use these tools.

  • February 22, 2005 22 Feb'05

    Best practices for Active Directory staff development

    IT managers who want to make the most out of their investment in modern server OSes like Windows Server 2003 shouldn't neglect staff training on Active Directory.

  • January 25, 2005 25 Jan'05

    Don't flee from IT, career expert says

    What does it take to put yourself on a successful IT career path? Matthew Moran, author of the new book "The IT Career Builder's Toolkit: A Complete Guide to Building Your Information Technology Career in Any Economy," offers some advice. Moran has ...

  • July 08, 2004 08 Jul'04

    Know-IT-all Chapter Quiz #20: Answer key

    ANSWER KEY: Know-IT-all Chapter Quiz #20
    Windows 2000 Clustering and Load Balancing Handbook

  • July 01, 2004 01 Jul'04

    Know-IT-all Chapter Quiz #19: Answer key

    ANSWER KEY: Know-IT-all Chapter Quiz #19
    The Guru's Guide to SQL Server Architecture and Internals

  • May 28, 2004 28 May'04

    Letters to the Editor: What is your biggest job aggravation?

    The editors at recently asked you the following questions: What are your biggest job aggravations? What is your most daunting job challenge? What would make "that" bad day get 100-times worse?

    Here we have chosen our favorite ...

  • April 20, 2004 20 Apr'04

    Know-IT-all Chapter Quiz #9: Answer key

    ANSWER KEY: Know-IT-all Chapter Quiz #9
    Windows Server Undocumented Solutions

  • April 14, 2004 14 Apr'04

    What is Terminal Services?

    You may have heard of Terminal Services and Microsoft's Terminal Server, but never had the time to find out the details. Get in-depth definitions for both here!

  • March 25, 2004 25 Mar'04

    Know-IT-all Chapter Quiz #6: Answer key

    ANSWER KEY: Know-IT-all Chapter Quiz #6
    The Windows XP/2000 Answer Book: A Complete Resource from the Desktop to the Enterprise

  • March 01, 2004 01 Mar'04

    Know-IT-all Chapter Quiz #4: Answer key

    ANSWER KEY: Know-IT-all Chapter Quiz #4
    Windows Server 2003: A Beginner's Guide

  • January 07, 2004 07 Jan'04

    Microsoft-sponsored user group nears launch

    Some final details need to be worked out, but a nonprofit organization designed by Microsoft to better serve regional user groups is nearing reality.

  • October 03, 2003 03 Oct'03

    Web sites for Windows admins -- honorable mentions

    When we asked our experts and contributors which sites they thought were most important for Windows administrators, we got many answers. But it's a Top 10 list, so we could only pick 10. Here are the runner ups -- all great IT resources that are ...

  • September 11, 2003 11 Sep'03

    Meet the new 'Microsoft Learning' organization

    Microsoft has rolled up its independent Microsoft Press, TechNet and training and certification groups into a single organization. The purpose of the new group is to offer IT professionals a central source of "integrated learning" beyond mere ...

  • May 06, 2003 06 May'03

    Admin Know-IT-All Question #33

    Admin Know-IT-All Question #33

  • January 26, 2003 26 Jan'03

    Are you a contender?

    Are you worthy of membership in's Hall of Fame, which now boasts over 50 successful IT professionals among its ranks? You're going to have to get into the game to find out. It's time to test your mettle against your IT peers in our...

  • August 30, 2001 30 Aug'01

    Dos and don'ts to help desk success

    Management tools can automate help desk processes, but it takes a skilled IT manager to make those tools work to the best of their capabilities. To add to help desk managers' skill sets, searchWindowsManageability asked help desk experts to offer ...