IT Management


A Treatise on IT Fiefdoms

If you want to get the most out of Windows administration tools like Group Policy preferences (GPPs), you need to break down those walls.

Whither Security Training: When Education Trumps Technology

Your users might just be smart enough to handle security issues correctly -- with the right training.

Review: Inside Windows Server 2012

With a new file system, Features on Demand, and major improvements to storage, networking and clustering, the forthcoming server OS is a substantial move forward for Microsoft.

Can Microsoft Speed the Pace of Windows?

Mary Jo Foley on whether Microsoft can/will turn up the speed in which it delivers new updates.

Windows Server Auditing: Third-Party Solutions Are a Good Thing!

Why the one size-fits-all approach wouldn't work for you or Microsoft.

Survey: Windows IT Pros Give Thumbs Up to Windows 8

According to a survey of approximately 1,400 IT pros, 20.7 percent said they were "very interested" and 40.2 percent were "somewhat interested" in Windows 8 for their companies.

A United Microsoft: How Real Is It?

Mary Jo Foley on how Microsoft is trying to unite itself, and whether it's actually working.

10 Years of Trustworthy Computing: The Current State of Windows Security

A decade after launching its Trustworthy Computing initiative, Microsoft has come a long way but faces new challenges.

Server Message Block 3.0: Microsoft's New Storage Model

Considering buying a SAN? Stop what you're doing. The world of storage is about to change and its future lies in a surprisingly familiar protocol: the Server Message Block (SMB).

Proper Employee Monitoring: Best Practices for Doing It Right

Some companies demand that IT track Web use or go even deeper into user behavior. Here are some tips on how to do it right and what tools to use.

10 Common IT Security Blunders (and How To Avoid Them)

While IT managers are trained early on to avoid obvious threats, many still fail to watch out for the basics. From password issues to excessive auditing to not using Group Policy, here's a list of 10 things to make sure your shop is taking care of.

Don Jones: Why I Use a Mac

Yes, Redmond magazine columnist and Windows author and expert Don Jones uses a Mac -- and not just occasionally. Read on to find out why.

What To Expect in SharePoint 2013

A new version of the Microsoft collaboration and enterprise content management platform is in the works, and it will offer improved social networking, client and mobile UI enhancements, an app marketplace, and better cloud support. And that just scratches the surface.

Think of Yourself as an Outsourced Services Provider

Your clients aren't customers; part of doing your job right will be saying "no."

Report: Office 365 Not Always the Lowest Cost Option

An industry-sponsored report released this month questions whether Microsoft's hosted offerings always represent the lowest cost option vs. other Microsoft-stack approaches.

Report: User Passwords Not Sophisticated Enough

Trustwave's 2012 Global Security Report includes a section on passwords that delves into weaknesses in user behavior, administrative policy and the technologies used to manage passwords.

First Look: Inside SQL Server 2012

SQL Server 2012 will offer a variety of new features centered on big data, business intelligence and cloud computing.

Calculating Cost: What's Your Time Worth?

When considering a new tool for your IT team, taking only the product cost into considering is about the most short-sighted thing you can do.

Report: Most Security Breaches Not Discovered Until Months After

Almost 60 percent of company breaches go unnoticed for months to years, according to a security report by Verizon.

Survey: PowerShell Skills Matter

Want a job in Windows IT? Get your scripting skills down.

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