From the SLA to WAN optimization, here's 11 steps you don't want to skip.
Researchers show the trend for cloud computing vs. on-premise costs.
From architecture to management to cost to possible latency issues, here's what you need to consider before you make the move.
Don Jones shares the challenges that one of his clients faced moving to Server Core and how they worked around them.
Redmond doubles down on its emerging client OS, which promises to support legacy and "Metro style" applications on two different hardware platforms.
- By Kurt Mackie, Jeffrey Schwartz, Keith Ward, Doug Barney
Whether or not the future of Windows administration will be the command line, you're doing yourself a disservice by not at least strongly considering this possibility (and preparing accordingly).
- By Greg Shields
According to long-time Microsoft watcher Mary-Jo Foley, now is the time for Microsoft executives to come to grips with the fact that Redmond is not Apple -- and that's OK.
- By Mary Jo Foley
When someone inside an organization steps across legal or ethical boundaries, an IT professional is often the first -- and sometimes last -- line of defense. These are the stories of IT people who have thwarted malfeasance in their organizations -- and there's advice for aspiring IT heroes, too.
According to an IDC white page, data cent managers should deploy infrastructure management software that ties together the IT and facilities factors for a smoother operation.
- By Rutrell Yasin
Migrating from Internet Explorer 6 to a modern browser can be faster, cheaper and easier than you think -- if you know the right tricks.
- By Chris Jackson
Microsoft is among several larger tech companies who pushed for the change to "first to file" -- but what will the Act's passage really mean for the tech industry (and patents in general)? Patent attorney Carlos A. Fisher walks through the potential impact.
Microsoft kicked off the preliminaries of its Build conference by previewing just how its new code-named "Windows 8" operating system will make the case for IT professionals, developers and users.
Microsoft Server and Tools President Satya Nadella said his department's focus is for enterprises to adopt multiple Microsoft technologies that will provide a hybrid public/private cloud solution.
While competitors ramp up in a re-emerging space, Microsoft seems content to cede power in the market for e-commerce applications.
- By Paul Korzeniowski
Virtualization licensing is changing -- take time now to review your infrastructure (and all the vendor options) now to make sure you're getting the best deal going forward.
For IT professionals dealing with databases, a few processes can ensure flexibility and stretch the limits of uptime.
- By Andrew Peterson
Microsoft revved up its cloud marketing message on Monday after VMware made some licensing changes in July.
People and processes are the root cause of most big IT problems, rather than software or hardware, according to a poll.
The August patch is a bulky one as Microsoft released 13 fixes today.
- By Jabulani Leffall
IT pros need to constantly update their skills in order to survive. Redmond asked experts -- and readers -- which skills and jobs have a solid future and which ones will crumble in the years to come. Here's what we found.