IT Management


Microsoft's Sleepy E-Commerce Strategy

While competitors ramp up in a re-emerging space, Microsoft seems content to cede power in the market for e-commerce applications.

Virtualization Licensing: Time To Take a Fresh Look at Your Virtual Infrastructure

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.

Best Practices for Setting Up Resilient Databases for Scalability, High Availability and Disaster Recovery

For IT professionals dealing with databases, a few processes can ensure flexibility and stretch the limits of uptime.

Microsoft vs. VMware Battle Clouded By Licensing Claims

Microsoft revved up its cloud marketing message on Monday after VMware made some licensing changes in July.

Microsoft: Most Critical IT Service Calls Not Due to Software

People and processes are the root cause of most big IT problems, rather than software or hardware, according to a poll.

Hefty Microsoft August Patch Delivers 13 Security Fixes

The August patch is a bulky one as Microsoft released 13 fixes today.

The Future of IT Skills: What You Need To Keep Your IT Career Alive

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.

Microsoft Readies 13 Security Bulletins for Tuesday

The August patch from Microsoft will be thick with security fixes.

Can You Trust Vendors in the Cloud Age?

From security concerns to whether a product (or vendor) will be around in three years, there's a lot to consider when picking your next tech vendor, esp. in the age of the cloud (and yes, you'll still need on-premise staffing).

11 Great iPhone/iPad Apps for Windows IT Pros

From monitoring SQL Server to remote-access tools to cloud synching to Cisco security, here's 11 apps that any Windows techie with an iPhone or iPad will want to check out.

Reports: IT Should Accommodate Homemade Apps and BI Tools

Gartner published a couple of studies last month advising IT shops to facilitate the creation and use of applications by employees, as well as their use of simple business intelligence tools.

The Road To Becoming a Microsoft MVP

While the official requirements are shrouded in secret, here are some tips to improve your odds.

Cisco Cuts Nearly 10 Percent of Employees

Cisco announced on Monday that it will be reducing its workforce by 6,500 employees in August.

Top 7 News Stories for IT Pros from Microsoft's Partner Conference

Here are the top stories IT pros can take away from Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference 2011.

Microsoft Updating System Center Operations Manager 2012

Microsoft today shared some of the improvements being made to System Center Operations Manager 2012.

The Future of Windows Server? Server Core

Server Core isn't there yet, but now is the time to learn this tool that will be the key managing enterprise Windows in the future

Microsoft Beefing Up Dynamics CRM in Q4, Adding Partner Perks

Microsoft today announced some new Dynamics CRM Online capabilities to come this fall, as well as benefits that its partner community can expect.

Microsoft To Update System Center Orchestrator 2012

Microsoft is planning some upcoming improvements to System Center Orchestrator 2012, as unveiled today at Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference in Los Angeles.

July Patch Tuesday Arrives with 4

As expected, the July patch from Microsoft arrives rather light with only four security bulletins -- one "critical" and three "important."

Sorting Out Microsoft's Mixed-Up Enterprise Search Strategy

Bing, SharePoint, Search Server and FAST: Redmond's hodgepodge of search solutions lacks a cohesive strategy, observers say, leaving enterprises confused and competitors primed to take advantage.

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