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Transitioning from Exchange 2003: It's Harder Than You Think

Exchange 2003 loses product support in April, but switching from it won't be easy.

System Center's VM Manager Aims to Connect Private and Hybrid Clouds

The new manager found in System Center 2012 R2 allows for simple resource movement between environments.

Microsoft's Changing Developer Tool Focus

Besides bringing more programmers into the fold, the key to Windows success will be support for additional languages in Visual Studio.

Windows Server 2012 R2's Hyper-V Networking Improvements

Microsoft's tweaks make it easier to fail over to a second datacenter when issues occur.

Microsoft Steps Up Windows Cadence

The new mobile-centric vision for Windows 8 will have IT pros running to keep up.

How To Work with RD Gateway in Windows Server 2012

Here's a breakdown of what's new with RD Gateway and how you can use it paired with Windows Server.

IT's 2014 Agenda: Platform Migration and Tighten Security

Migrating to new platforms such as mobile devices and the cloud, boosting security and new usage models such as social networking and analyzing big data in real time, will drive this year's IT initiatives.

Windows 8.1 Hybrid Laptop-Tablet Roundup

With new processors and Windows 8.1 now available, PC makers are offering the widest assortment of systems to date.

Microsoft Surface Pro 2: A Costly Improvement

Microsoft's latest Surface model running the full desktop version of Windows 8.1 is a definite upgrade over last year's model. But, at its steep price, will you be ditching your laptop for it?

Dark Clouds: SharePoint Online Concerns Slowing IT Adoption

Microsoft says SharePoint customers are moving online but security, privacy and app compatibility are key barriers. A Redmond magazine reader survey suggests the transition will take time. Find out why.

How To Configure and Secure SkyDrive Pro in SharePoint 2013 and Office 365

Securely share documents in the cloud using the latest version of Microsoft's flagship collaboration and content management system.

IT Pros Getting Options with Microsoft's Cloud Backup Service

With its Windows Azure Backup Service, Microsoft is giving enterprises yet another choice when it comes to data backup in the cloud.

The Rise of Solid-State Drives in the Datacenter

Solid-state drives (SSDs) have become more viable for boosting enterprise application performance and now the new Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 adds improved SSD support.

Use Windows Azure as a Backup Target

Here's how to connect four backup and recovery software tools to the Microsoft public cloud to protect and archive your data.

Analysts Weigh Microsoft's Cloud Announcements

Experts discuss Microsoft's cloud and enterprise product strategies.

Prepare Your Shop for Software-Defined Networking

Virtual networks are the future of your datacenter. Here's what you need to know about implementing SDN.

Shattered Trust: IT Survey Shows PRISM Allegations Have Brought Cloud Misgivings

Revelations of the NSA PRISM program and other surveillance operations have already put planned or existing use of public cloud services on ice. A survey of Redmond readers shows skepticism of the government and key providers -- including Microsoft.

First Look: Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview

Diving into Microsoft's Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview reveals key additions to facilitate more seamless server-to-cloud migrations to public, private and hybrid clouds.

Redmond's 2013 IT Salary Survey: Upward Mobility

Compensation for Windows information technology pros continues to rise, and the 18th annual Redmond Magazine Salary Survey reveals more IT pros might change jobs, a move fueled by an IT labor shortage and sustained economic growth.

Syncing Azure Active Directory with Windows Server Domains

Brien walks through the steps necessary for authenticating users on-premises and in the cloud with Microsoft's Windows Azure Active Directory.

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