- August 11, 2015
Microsoft wastes no time delivering its first critical Windows 10 Patch Tuesday fixes, along with critical updates for its Edge and IE browsers.
- August 03, 2015
In our monthly feature, we take a look at the most popular pieces of content with our readers in the previous month and recap it for you. Exchange 2016 continues to be a hot topic, and readers want ...
- August 03, 2015
Microsoft rolled out the Exchange Server 2016 Preview with productivity and collaboration changes. But is it actually a new version of Exchange?
- July 08, 2015
Properly sizing an Exchange 2013 deployment protects it from future performance issues resulting from storage bottlenecks.
- July 01, 2015
In our monthly feature, we take a look at the pieces of content that were most popular with our readers in the previous month and recap it for you. In June, our readers were interested in learning ...
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- June 17, 2015
With the upcoming Exchange 2016 release, don't be surprised at the lack of new features or functionality in the recent Exchange 2013 cumulative update.
- June 09, 2015
June proves less buggy for Microsoft as Redmond issues only two critical patches targeting Internet Explorer and Windows Media Player.
- June 02, 2015
For our monthly feature, we look at the most popular stories on SearchWindowsServer.com the previous month and share it with you. In May, our readers were curious about the lack of containers in ...
- June 02, 2015
In our monthly feature, we look at the most popular Exchange content from the previous month and share it with you. For May, readers wanted to learn more about Exchange Server 2016, which is ...
- May 21, 2015
Microsoft delivered an Outlook.com update with a host of new features and capabilities this week to a small group of end users. The update is a part of a plan to upgrade Outlook.com to a new ...
- May 18, 2015
There are three new deployment experiences admins should prepare for in the upcoming Exchange 2016 release.
- May 14, 2015
Exchange Server 2016, cloud and hybrid Exchange options were highlights from Microsoft Ignite, says one MVP.
- May 13, 2015
Admins should take note of these new and improved features and capabilities in Exchange Server 2016, experts say.
- May 12, 2015
A Windows Server 2003 vulnerability won't receive a fix in the latest batch of Patch Tuesday updates.
- May 11, 2015
Microsoft divulged details on Windows Update for Business, a new option to help admins control when Windows 10 client devices receive updates by distinguishing update rings.
- May 06, 2015
Exchange 2016 will get a face lift this summer as admins familiar with Office 365 stand to benefit from the 'cloud-first, mobile-first' mantra.
- May 06, 2015
Microsoft has re-factored Windows Server around containers, but IT pros must wait a little longer before they can actually test them out.
- May 01, 2015
In our monthly feature, we look at the Exchange content most popular with our readers in April. Our readers wanted to learn quick fixes for some of the most common errors in Outlook, what they ...
- April 30, 2015
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.
- April 29, 2015
Attending the upcoming Ignite conference? One MVP explains which sessions Exchange admins should go to and what takeaways to expect.
- April 28, 2015
Admins should plan on learning more about the newest version of Exchange, Office 365 developments and hybrid functionality at Ignite, our experts say.
- April 15, 2015
The next version of Exchange Server will be called Exchange Server 2016 and will be shipped in the second half of this year, Microsoft said in a blog post. The new version of Exchange Server will ...
- April 14, 2015
Microsoft issued patches across 11 bulletins addressing 25 vulnerabilities for April's Patch Tuesday, and rolled out Skype for Business to Office 365 customers.
- April 09, 2015
What's more (or less) Server Core than Server Core? Microsoft's Nano Server, expected in the next release of Windows Server, will be all about PowerShell management.
- March 19, 2015
The recent Exchange 2013 cumulative update includes improved features for Public Folders and Exchange ActiveSync.
- March 10, 2015
Microsoft issued patches across 14 bulletins for this month's Patch Tuesday update, including fixes for Windows and Office.
- March 06, 2015
Recent reports about Hillary Clinton's personal email use for government work has ignited a discussion among IT pros.
- February 18, 2015
With DH2i's release of DxEnterprise, IT pros can manage enterprise deployments of Windows Server containers.
- February 10, 2015
Microsoft issued patches across nine bulletins for February's Patch Tuesday update. The company fixed issues within Group Policy and Internet Explorer.
- February 05, 2015
Windows Server 2003 migrations are not for rookie IT admins, but the cost of delaying a move is even more overwhelming.
- February 04, 2015
Clutter, one of the newest Office 365 features, learns email habits to help end users create more space in their inboxes.
- February 03, 2015
In our monthly feature, we round up the Exchange content most popular with our readers and share it with you. For the beginning of the new year, Exchange admins wanted to know which apps would be ...
- January 15, 2015
Collaboration tools like Dropbox and Google Drive are taking SharePoint's share of the market, but what can Microsoft do to bolster functionality?
- January 14, 2015
January saw a light Patch Tuesday, but Microsoft's move to discontinue its advance notification service has rankled security researchers.
- January 09, 2015
Trying to catch up with archrivals Apple and Android, Microsoft launches an initiative to lure new developers for its Windows, cloud and mobile platforms.
- December 10, 2014
Google Compute Engine adds Windows support -- another sign of the platform's growing maturity and one fewer reason for enterprises to say no.
- July 11, 2014
Microsoft will continue to blare its Azure cloud next week with several cloud storage announcements. Will users listen this time?
- July 08, 2014
In July's Patch Tuesday update, Microsoft issued critical fixes for Internet Explorer and a lesser-known Windows program.
- July 03, 2014
Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager tools fit the bill for small shops, but enterprises may have to spring for third-party SCCM add-ons.
- February 25, 2014
Microsoft made the long-awaited Exchange Server 2013 Service Pack 1 available for download today. First announced in November 2013, the company said Exchange Server admins could expect to see a ...
- February 04, 2014
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
The Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8.1 and System Center 2012 R2 releases are responsible for the updated MCSA and MCSE cert exams.
- December 03, 2013
IT admins can craft a successful career with professional development, crucial certifications and being inspired by innovative CIO strategy.
- October 08, 2013
With stiff competition from cloud competitors like Amazon, Microsoft is offering Azure discounts to customers who enter into enterprise agreements.
- August 09, 2013
Microsoft made changes to its license pricing, upping the cost of Windows Server 2012 R2 by as much as 28%. It also discussed a new licensing option.
- July 11, 2013
Microsoft's reorganization may not impact IT in the short term, but questions surround how it will affect the quality of its products and services over time.
- June 11, 2013
Microsoft's Brad Anderson talks about changes to expect in Windows Server 2012 R2 features, including some to security and enterprise mobility.
- June 03, 2013
Microsoft will deliver new versions of Windows Server 2012 and System Center 2012 this year, with focus on hybrid clouds.
- April 24, 2013
As organizations scale up mobile initiatives, ActiveSync monitoring is crucial to avoiding performance bottlenecks and overloading Exchange.
- April 17, 2013
IT shops in the midst of determining their cloud strategies see Microsoft’s Windows Azure Infrastructure Services as a viable IaaS alternative to AWS.
- April 09, 2013
April's Patch Tuesday update fixes 13 vulnerabilities in IE, Remote Desktop Protocol, SharePoint 2013, Active Directory and Windows Defender.
- April 08, 2013
Windows Azure and software-defined networking were main points of conversation at Microsoft Management Summit 2013.
- March 13, 2013
March's Patch Tuesday updates contain fixes for Internet Explorer 8 and a USB drive exploit. Plus, the company released non-security updates.
- February 28, 2013
Microsoft's Windows Azure strategy -- integration with System Center 2012 and a low price -- make it a viable alternative to AWS for cloud computing.
- December 11, 2012
As 2012 draws to a close, Microsoft has one last batch of patches for admins. This month, Windows Server 2012, Office and Internet Explorer get fixes.
- May 02, 2012
In this new feature, we examine Windows quotes and tell the stories behind the sound bites. First up: Why you need to rethink Active Directory domain joins.
- September 14, 2011
Can Windows Server 8 bring Microsoft into the cloud era? With development of the new OS, the company aims to change the way IT shops deliver apps.
- May 02, 2011
Microsoft believes its SMI-S specification can address the needs of Windows shops with multi-vendor storage needs, but it will need support from storage vendors to make it happen.
- January 05, 2011
While both vendors work to market the benefits of one platform over the other, many organizations find themselves choosing the best of both worlds.
- November 01, 2010
Microsoft made the on-ramp to Azure easier for Windows users by adding loads of new features. But customers still need time to wrap their heads around the cloud idea.
- June 04, 2010
There are two versions of AppFabric – one for cloud applications and another for in-house apps. Here's what they can do for you.
- May 10, 2010
Storage headaches tend to get worse over time, but following the proper configuration and management steps can be the perfect remedy for your SAN-related woes.
- April 27, 2010
A new app could help simplify the management of Active Directory-related help desk calls straight from your mobile phone. It’s called AD HelpDesk, a brand new iPhone app designed to aid with the ...
- March 16, 2010
Each organization handles Exchange Server email archiving differently. And the wrong approach can be detrimental. Can your archives get you in trouble?
- January 21, 2010
Should you upgrade your aging equipment or purchase a new system? Understanding the benefits and pitfalls of each is key to making the right decision for your organization.
- December 22, 2009
Check out these 12 third-party Exchange management tools and see how they can help administrators monitor, archive and migrate Exchange servers.
- December 02, 2009
While the folks from Microsoft talked about a lot of different technologies at last month’s Professional Developers Conference, one of the most interesting ones is what the company is referring to ...
- October 08, 2009
IT pros are more excited about the new Active Directory features in Windows Server 2008 R2 than anything else, including Hyper-V with live migration
- July 17, 2007
The integrity of the TPM chip is vital to the future of computer security and the value of Windows Vista's BitLocker technology. Cracking it could turn the IT industry on its ear.
- June 28, 2007
Computer memory problems do not have to be difficult to diagnose and remedy. This guide explains how you can troubleshoot your way back in business.
- April 17, 2007
Multi-protection products are attracting attention as IT managers check out host-based anti-malware tools. Microsoft will enter the fray in May with its Forefront Client.
- February 28, 2007
Servers are complex environments that are constantly changing, especially if users are assigned to them. A server data sheet allows you to keep track of all those changes. Here's what a server data sheet should contain.
- December 11, 2006
You can use scripting to manage Group Policy itself. You can't use scripts to create or assign policies, but you can copy, back up and restore, import, and do Resultant Set of Policy reporting on policies using VBScript.
- November 27, 2006
There's a surprising number of hidden functions in Windows that are worth digging for. The key is knowing where to look.
- September 26, 2006
IT admins keep working to make networks secure even as more unsecured personal gadgets, like smart phones and BlackBerrys, find their way into companies.
- September 21, 2006
Expert Dean Wells continues his analyses of the Active Directory architecture by breaking down the behaviors and configurations of SID filtering.
- September 07, 2006
Expert Dean Wells describes the process of security identifier (SID) filtering and breaks down several components of the authentication protocol in his continued analysis of the Active Directory architecture.
- August 17, 2006
Expert Dean Wells continues his dissection of the Active Directory architecture by breaking down AD trust relationships and security identifiers (SIDs), as well as lesser-known features such as SID filtering and the authentication firewall.
- August 16, 2006
Because Microsoft's circular logging recommendations have changed over the years based on Exchange Server version changes, there is a lot of contradictory information out there on the topic. This article explains what circular logging is and the ...
- August 01, 2006
Tutorial: A primer on DNS and MX records, part 3: How to create an MX record
- June 20, 2006
This is the third of eight articles by contributor Dean Wells that dissect the Active Directory architecture. This article will further explain how foreign security principals and the Infrastructure Master are critical to the AD architecture.
- June 15, 2006
Expert Dean Wells explains why cross-references, link-pairs and phantoms are critical to the AD architecture.
- June 08, 2006
Dean Wells delves into the Active Directory technologies related to the Infrastructure Master and how knowledge of these components assists in the design, implementation and troubleshooting of an Active Directory network.
- May 25, 2006
Step-by-Step Guide: Exchange Server capacity planning with Performance Monitor -- part 2 of 6.
- May 25, 2006
Step-by-Step Guide: Exchange Server capacity planning with Performance Monitor -- part 5 of 6.
- May 24, 2006
Step-by-Step Guide: Exchange Server capacity planning with Performance Monitor -- part 1 of 6.
- April 09, 2006
Tutorial: How to set up a front-end Exchange Server cluster -- part 2 of 7.
- March 23, 2006
To understand the process of email delivery, read the following tip that explains email settings, SMTP communication, and the standard email infrastructure.
- March 23, 2006
Discover the harvesting tools and techniques phishers use for email harvesting and where and who they target.
- March 13, 2006
In this four-part tutorial, SearchExchange.com contributor Brien Posey explains how to create a simple Exchange 2003 public folder tree structure, customize Exchange public folder roles and permissions to suit your company's needs, and automatically...
- February 20, 2006
Step-by-Step Guide: How to repair Exchange-related IIS virtual directories -- part 4 of 4
- February 20, 2006
Step-by-Step Guide: How to repair Exchange-related IIS virtual directories -- part 3 of 4.
- February 20, 2006
Step-by-Step Guide: How to repair Exchange-related IIS virtual directories -- part 2 of 4.
- February 20, 2006
Step-by-Step Guide: How to repair Exchange-related IIS virtual directories -- part 1 of 4.
- February 08, 2006
Samba team co-founder John H. Terpstra explains how to use graphical interface tools to manage Samba across a large corporate network.
- January 11, 2006
Microsoft is prepping 'Red Bull,' a refashioned suite of migration tools, to get users to migrate off of Domino and Groupwise and onto Exchange Server 2003.
- November 09, 2005
The November SQL Server 2005 feature pack from Microsoft provides interoperability and backward-compatibility tools.
- October 13, 2005
In the following tip from "15 tips in 15 minutes: Managing recipients and distribution lists," you'll learn everything you need to know about the Exchange 2003 group membership expansion process.
- October 13, 2005
In the following tip from "15 tips in 15 minutes: Managing recipients and distribution lists," you'll learn the ins and outs of Exchange security groups: why they're used, how to use them, and issues with mail-enabled Security groups. You'll also ...
- October 13, 2005
In this tip from "15 tips in 15 minutes: Managing recipients and distribution lists," you'll discover the must-have Exchange mailbox management service cleans up users' folders for you. Follow these steps to set up recipient policies and automate ...