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Windows 8.1's New and Improved Security Features

New features include updates to Windows Defender and Internet Explorer.

Does Windows 8 Need a Hail Mary?

What if Microsoft threw another Hail Mary and gave away small tablets?

How To Create Reports in PowerShell

In the first of a new column featuring in-depth advice on Windows Servers, Brien Posey breaks down how you can create custom information dumps in PowerShell.

Gartner: Security Software Market Experiences Strong Growth

McAfee was the big winner, as its revenue increased 37 percent year-over-year.

Microsoft Launches Cloud-Based Botnet Infection Notification System

To provide real-time information on newly discovered threats, Microsoft this week launched its Cyber Threat Intelligence Program (C-TIP), a program that will alert ISPs and emergency response teams of newly infected systems.

Microsoft's Update Challenge: Not Too Fast, Not Too Slow

The company must walk a line of pleasing both customers that want regular product updates and those that tend to skip a generation or two between updates.

Desktop Admins Can Shine with Private Clouds via VMM 2012

Server admins should learn a trick or two from their desktop-focused peers.

Adding More Space to Your Virtual Server Disks

Brien shares his experience of beefing up thse size of his virtual drives with physical storage.

New Spear-Phishing Campaign Infects 12,000 Worldwide

Organizations in over 100 countries has been in the cross hairs of this cyber ring that originates in China.

Decoding Modern Data Storage Features

For those who might have not been paying close attention lately to the ever-changing storage landscape, here's some key terms to keep in mind.

Popular Ransomware Adds Ability To Steal Victims' Passwords

The infamous Trojan that's rolled up into widely used exploit kits is getting a new trick.

Re-Examining Office 2013 on Windows RT

Due to reader reaction, Brien clarifies exactly what is missing on the RT version of Microsoft Office 2013.

Microsoft Warns of Facebook Hijack via Browser Plugin

The malicious plugin could allow attackers to post on your behalf on the social networking site.

Enterprise Storage Battle: On-Premises vs. Cloud

Since there's no clear-cut answer for all enterprises, evaluate the pros and cons of each before making your choice.

Hackers Steal $45 Million from Thousands of ATMs

Arrests were made in the U.S. on eight running the scheme in New York City.

Microsoft Releases IE 8 'Fix It' Ahead of May Security Update

The temporary fix looks to get a permanent solution with this month's Microsoft patch.

Government Lab Reveals Secure Quantum Internet

Will quantum cryptography provide air-tight security?

Can't Use DHCP? Try VMM 2012 IP Pools

System Center 2012 SP1's Virtual Machine Manager IP pools offer the same zero-effort IP addressing experience that desktop administrators have enjoyed for years.

Are Solid State Disk Storage Options Right for Your Enterprise?

When weighing the benefits of the newest player in the storage market, enterprises need to look at the increased performance vs. the relatively small storage size.

Microsoft Lync Server 2013 Performance Boosters

Lync Server is a powerful communications platform, but there are several things you can do to further improve its performance.

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