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Migrating Windows Server 2003 Active Directory Domains

Migrating from Windows Server 2003 requires organizations to decommission existing Global Catalogs and domain controllers to conform with Active Directory schema in newer versions of the server OS.

Windows Server 2003's Critical Deadline Is Fast Approaching

In less than five months, Microsoft will discontinue support for Windows Server 2003, meaning millions of systems could pose security risks and fail to meet compliance requirements. Are you ready?

Windows IT's Marching Orders

Network upgrades, improving security, adding new servers, Office 365 migration and Windows PC refreshes are among your top priorities, according to our latest reader survey.

Manage Mobile Devices and Policies in Active Directory

Introduced in Windows Server 2012 R2, Workplace Join lets otherwise incapable mobile devices participate in an Active Directory domain, but doesn't provide comprehensive security.

To Join or Not To Join Microsoft's Workplace Join

Suppliers of mobile device management and Active Directory management tools have various levels of support for the new Microsoft Workplace Join feature.

First Look: Microsoft Azure RemoteApp

The new Microsoft Remote Desktop Application as a Service is now available and takes traditional RDP to a new level.

2015 International CES Highlights

The latest generation of Intel chips fills out top-of-the-line portables from most of the major PC manufacturers.

Share and Collaborate in the Enterprise with Office 365 Delve

A key new feature in the pending Microsoft Office 365 revamp, Delve will let users discover and share information with colleagues.

Microsoft's Top 15 Technologies Dropping in 2015

Here's what to expect from Microsoft this year

Office 365's Expanding Enterprise Role

Microsoft last year called the cloud productivity suite its "most strategic development platform." In 2015, IT will find out exactly what that means with an ambitious rollout of APIs, SDKs, features and initiatives for Office 365.

Redmond's 2014 Salary Survey: Cloud Clout

It was a breakout year for Microsoft Azure, and IT pros with skills in the company's cloud technology are the highest earners in the 19th annual Redmond Salary Survey.

Hyper-V Replica for Disaster Recovery

The replication feature Microsoft introduced in Windows Server 2012 provides business continuity. Though no substitute for failover clustering, it's an affordable option.

7 Data Recovery-as-a-Service Platforms Gaining Speed

There's no shortage of software, hardware and cloud providers adding Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) if Hyper-V Replica isn't enough for your requirements.

The Rise of Disaster Recovery as a Service

Microsoft has made a big bet this year that DRaaS will be a killer application for its Cloud OS and Azure service. Numerous players are making similar gambits.

First Look: Microsoft Azure Site Recovery

Hyper-V virtual machine protection in a private cloud or the Azure cloud is simplified with the new replication and recovery service.

Bringing Your Enterprise Cloud Usage Under Control

What your organization can do to get cloud usage under some semblance of control and even turn issues into assets.

6 Security Tools To Protect Enterprise Data

The growth of employee-owned devices and use of cloud services requires advanced protection. Here are six new and emerging products worth considering.

Top Security Threats Still Plaguing Enterprise Cloud Adoption

Cloud usage is rising and so are the number of threats to the security and privacy of your organization's information.

Containers: Beyond Virtualization

The open source lightweight Docker runtime environment for Linux could someday supersede the traditional virtual machine. Among its many supporters is Microsoft, which just announced a deep partnership with Docker Inc. to bring containers to the next version of Windows Server.

5 Hyper-V Host Decisions To Make Before Installing

Before making the jump, here are some points to consider.

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