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August 15, 2017
Azure Stack will be ready in September. But given the product's complexity, early customers might think about working with a service provider.
January 28, 2014
Microsoft joined the Open Compute Project, open sourcing its data center design specifications for blade servers.
August 31, 2012
Server sales have been down in recent months but the new Windows Server launch may restart x86 server hardware purchases -- as soon as IT gets done testing it.
November 11, 2011
Will IBM's addition of mainframe support for Windows servers impact your enterprise? And is Silverlight finally dead? Answer these questions and more in this week's news summary.
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Windows Server Core is a minimal installation option for the Windows Server operating system (OS) that has no GUI and only includes the components required to perform server roles and run applications. Continue Reading
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USB 3.0, also known as SuperSpeed USB, is the next major revision of the Universal Serial Bus (USB). Continue Reading
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A move to a new Windows Server operating system includes an extensive planning process, which has gotten more complicated by the influx of software-defined features. Continue Reading
To avoid the high cost of a software-defined SAN, IT shops can turn on the tiered storage virtualization feature in newer versions of Windows Server. Continue Reading
Microsoft's alliance with Dell may begin to crumble now that the two will be circling the same customers in multiple areas. Continue Reading
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To keep business data center disruptions at a minimum, plan on a measured and carefully phased migration from Linux to Windows Server. Continue Reading
It's rare for businesses to move from the successful open source platform to the complex Windows Server platform, but the change can be justified. Continue Reading
Organizations should check a number of things before moving from Linux to Windows Server to keep problems at a minimum. Continue Reading
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When determining the best commodity server OS for a data center, you have various Windows and Linux options. And they're anything but equal. Continue Reading
Businesses are shortening server refresh cycles to benefit from more powerful and capable computing platforms. Continue Reading
With Windows Server 2012 available, admins have a lot to consider when it comes to hardware. Here's what you need to know before you make the move. Continue Reading