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vSphere vs. Hyper-V: Hypervisors Battle for the Enterprise

VMware has rolled out its first major new hypervisor platform in three years and introduces some features not yet in Hyper-V.

Inside Microsoft's Embrace of Container-Fueled Automation

The introduction of containers to Windows Server, Hyper-V and Microsoft Azure tied with Windows PowerShell automation paves the Microsoft path to DevOps and support for cross-platform modern apps.

Q&A: Father of PowerShell on Future of DevOps, Automation and Container Support

Jeffrey Snover, the inventor of the popular Microsoft scripting engine, forecasts where PowerShell is going and outlines containers' role in automation.

10 Steps for Ensuring a Smooth Migration from Exchange Server to Office 365

Migrating from traditional on-premises e-mail to the growing Microsoft cloud can be easier with this game plan.

If You Don't Pay the Cyberattackers, They'll Kill Your Data

Encrypting ransomware is an annoying persistent threat that many IT admins unfortunately write off as an ID10T error they can't do much about. End-user training and targeted backup strategies can serve as effective enterprise countermeasures.

Enterprises Are Losing the Security Breach Battle

As the proliferation of breaches continues to put more user data into the wrong hands, the causes are often insufficient IT security and lax policies.

5 Mistakes To Avoid When Migrating from SharePoint to Office 365

Proper planning and avoiding these common pitfalls will make your SharePoint migration go much more smoothly.

First Look: Hyper-V Server Technical Preview

Here are some inital thoughts at the first test build of the upgraded Microsoft hypervisor server shows improved migration, upgraded Hyper-V Manager and new VM versions.

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.

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