Windows systems and network management
- October 31, 2017
Microsoft's Project Honolulu puts the GUI back in the spotlight for systems administrators who felt left behind by the company's focus on advanced initiatives.
- September 21, 2017
IT admins can build scripts with PowerShell ISE, VS Code or PowerShell Studio. Think about what platforms and functions you need before deciding which is right for you.
- September 27, 2016
Improvements to Microsoft's Azure Stack hybrid cloud platform are coming slower than anticipated, but IT shops still hope to get their hands on it sooner rather than later.
- June 17, 2016
Patch Tuesday usually relieves sys admins' headaches but the June edition handed out a few, as a patch designed to improve security for Group Policy actually took it away.
- June 14, 2016
June's batch of security bulletins included a number of updates to close Windows Server vulnerabilities, including a remote code execution flaw in DNS server.
- June 22, 2010
Unbeknownst to some admins, the latest versions of Windows Server include new or updated tools that can minimize the need for third-party options.
- May 07, 2010
The updated version of Microsoft's claims-based identity software has single sign-on capabilities for apps both on-premise and in the cloud.
- February 04, 2010
A new download from Microsoft can be used to notify admins of potential health risks involving the DFS Namespaces service in Windows Server 2008 R2.
- January 18, 2010
Windows Server 2008 R2's Active Directory Recycle Bin feature is limited, so IT pros who need full features might be better off using third-party backup tools.
- January 11, 2010
Windows shops want Microsoft to improve Active Directory integration and workflow, and rely less on third-party tools.
- December 10, 2009
Of all the improvements made to PowerShell 2.0, the new remote management capabilities are expected to be the biggest hit among admins.
- January 12, 2008
Microsoft MVP Brian Desmond gives administrators some tips for working with the next generation of Windows Server and Active Directory. Check out his insights on a new format for automating installs and more.
- October 25, 2007
Server Core, the Terminal Services Gateway and Active Directory security enhancements are a few security features worth looking forward to in Windows Server 2008, says one expert.
- March 05, 2007
Getting the most from Group Policy is tough for IT managers if they don't stay on top of it. One expert has launched his own products to help simplify the process.
- February 15, 2007
Despite reports to the contrary, Microsoft says System Center Reporting Manager will remain a standalone product.