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Top 8 Windows 8.1 Features and Fixes

The Windows 8.1 Preview reveals a much improved OS that fixes many of the flaws in the original Windows 8 release. Here's what to look for in the new OS.

First Look: Power BI for Office 365

Microsoft, which recently demonstrated the new Power BI for Office 365 at its WPC Conference in July, said the new product is aimed at those starting to transition to BI and those who want to provision BI solutions in the cloud.

Active Directory How To: Implementing the New Windows Server 2012 DAC

The process for implementing the new Dynamic Access Control feature will be a timely endeavor for enterprises. Here's how you get started.

First Look: Microsoft Hyper-V Gets a Major Overhaul

The Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview includes major improvements to the Microsoft hypervisor.

Hyper-V on the Rise: Will It Take Over with 3.0?

As Microsoft's decidedly improved hypervisor continues to grow with each upgrade, it's starting to draw more and more attention from the enterprise and third-party vendors.

Connecting Active Directory To Windows Azure

Microsoft MVP Brien Posey outlines what it takes to extend your datacenter in Microsoft's cloud.

Manage Identities in the Cloud with Windows Azure Active Directory

The Microsoft offering bridges single sign-on technology from the datacenter to the cloud.

Configuring and Using SharePoint 2013 for a Social Enterprise

Here's how to implement the new social networking features in the latest version of the Microsoft collaboration and content management platform.

2013 Reader Survey: Your Take on Windows 8, the Future of Microsoft and More

A survey of Redmond readers suggests a long road ahead for Windows 8 and the cloud -- but also reveals that tablets aren't poised to replace PCs in the workplace.

Deploying Virtual Machines via Windows Azure

A first look at how you can run server instances in the new Microsoft Infrastructure as a Service public cloud offering.

Q&A: Microsoft Corporate VP Brad Anderson

On the heels of his TechEd 2013 keynote speech, Anderson talks cloud, BYOD, the upgrades to Windows Server, System Center, Intune and Windows Azure Active Directory.

TechEd Returns to the Big Easy

Microsoft and its partners reveal what's next for the cloud and datacenter at the annual gathering of IT pros and developers.

Dealing with BYOD Security Risks

IT is now challenged with implementing personal device security procedures that keeps networks safe from infection and protects data from being lost or stolen.

Going Big Data: What IT Managers Need to Know

The traditional SQL database is under siege by modern information stores that can process larger volumes of data designed for the cloud era more rapidly. Here's your guide to what's going on in the big data world and the major players to watch.

Survey: Security Threats Aren't Inhibiting Most Cloud Use

Many organizations in a recent poll said that many cloud services have been deployed without having the proper security protocol in place.

A New Age in IT Security

Cyber attacks are increasing at an alarming rate, forcing IT to rethink protecting systems.

Windows XP Death March: Tips, Tools and Last-Ditch Support Options

A black day for many IT pros will be coming less than a year from now when the venerable Windows XP operating system hits its end of life.

Setting Up Virtual Machines on Windows Azure IaaS

A demo shows how to quickly spin up Windows and Linux VMs in Microsoft's IaaS cloud.

SharePoint 2013, Cloud vs. On-Premises: What You Need To Know

Here's a variety of factors you'll want to consider before making the on-site vs. cloud decision for your upcoming SharePoint 2013 installation.

Working Together: Integrating Microsoft Office with SharePoint 2013

Now you can collaborate using the new Microsoft Office release with SharePoint 2013.

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