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How To Make Use of Hyper-V Replicas

Besides using replicas as protective backups, they can be used for testing purposes.

Security Essentials Support for Windows XP Ending in April

After April 8, option to download Microsoft's free antimalware software for XP systems won't be available.

Documents Shed Light on NSA Surveillance Tools

Plus: The security agency is actively researching encryption-breaking quantum computing technology.

Are You Failing Your IT Team?

From not embracing change to segmenting groups, here are some ways in which IT leaders are setting up their teams for failure.

4 Common System Center Installation Mistakes

Even the most experienced System Center pros can fall victim to these common installation goofs.

Microsoft a Contender In The New IT Order

Once the frontrunner and the IT trendsetter, Microsoft must now compete in a market that's future is not solely dictated by the one company.

How To Access Needed Info in PowerShell

Brien walks you through customizing a PowerShell cmdlet's output to get exactly the data you need.

2014 Predictions: 5 Products Microsoft Will Deliver

Microsoft has officially shared next to nothing about its product roadmaps, beyond some fairly sweeping statements it has made about aligning around the "One Microsoft" mission.

My Predictions for 2014: Apple's Popularity Drops, Microsoft Continues Transformation

Also watch for network virtualization to continue to grow and Office 365 to undergo a makeover in the coming year.

A Look Back at My 2013 Predictions

Which trends did Brien successfully predict and which ones was he off the mark on?

Target Breach Exposes Data of 40 Million Customers

Plus: Attackers setting sights on the newly released Playstation 4 and Xbox One.

10 Biggest Microsoft Surprises of 2013

If you're a Microsoft watcher -- or even just playing one on the Interweb -- I bet you'd agree 2013 was an above-average year for surprises coming out of Redmond.

Federal Judge Rules Against NSA Phone Data Mining

Today's ruling may lead to the U.S. Supreme Court eventually taking up the case.

The Real Consumerization of IT, Part 2

Now that we've defined how the industry is changing, how does IT adapt?

2014 IT Security Predictions: Cloud Privacy and New Malware Targets To Dominate the Year

Cloud providers will look to answer for data privacy issues while attackers focus on Windows XP and non-traditional connected devices.

The Real Consumerization of IT, Part 1

Rising user tech IQ, easier-to-use gadgets and the transformation of users into consumers is changing the landscape of IT.

Troubleshoot Slow-Running Queries In SQL Server

Denny breaks down how to identify and fix speed issues in multiple versions of SQL Server.

Microsoft Targets 4 Zero-Day Flaws in December Patch

The company finishes 2013 with a total of 106 security bulletins.

Microsoft Joins Other Tech Firms in Public Snooping Denouncement

While the message sent by a coalition of online companies outlines changes needed to be made by the government, does it go far enough to address the issue?

Microsoft Will Finish 2013 with 5 'Critical' Fixes

Microsoft's December patch will also arrive with 6 "important" bulletin items.

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