IT Management

Azaleos Launches OCS Monitoring Service

Organizations struggling with the complexities of Microsoft's unified communications solution have a new outsourcing option.

October Patch Disables Office Communications Server

Microsoft is responding to problems with a fix for Office Communications Server and Live Communications Server.

Spam-Based Malware Shows Dramatic Rise

Spam-based malware traffic increased dramatically last month, surging by 900 percent between August and September.

Report: IT Should Plan for Windows 7 Now

Microsoft will hatch Windows 7 as a full-fledged commercial operating system this week, and IT professionals should be making plans for it.

Symantec: Rogue Security Software a Big Business

Scaring computer users into buying and installing potentially malicious security programs is becoming a big business, according to a study of rogue software by Symantec.

What Patch Tuesday's Patchy Record Means

Plus: Firefox opens up to .NET; gauging Security Essentials' enterprise chances.

Huge October Security Patch Arrives

October has proved to be the month of record, landing one whopper of a Patch Tuesday.

Green Datacenter Future Still Far Off

According to a recent survey conducted by Gartner, the green datacenter of the future is still a long way off.

Outsourcing's Impact on Network Security Debated

Information security is always a concern in any outsourcing arrangement, but just how much of a concern is still the subject of debate.

Patch Tuesday To Address Multiple Microsoft Bugs

IT pros can expect a mammoth patch release for the month of October on Tuesday if Microsoft's advance notification is any indication.

Microsoft Unmoved by Published SMB Exploit

Microsoft's security team didn't flinch this week, even as a proof-of-concept exploit for Windows Server Message Block Version 2 (SMBv2) was published on Sunday.

Kaseya Virtual System Administrator

Kaseya's management system is a little inconsistent, but is useful for some administrators and should get better with further work.

Windows XP Mode Released to OEMs

Microsoft announced that the final version of Windows XP Mode was released to PC manufacturers on Thursday.

System Center Essentials 2010 Beta Released

Microsoft announced the beta release of System Center Essentials 2010 on Tuesday.

Ballmer Promotes 'New Efficiency' Vision for IT

Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer gave a keynote talk at a Microsoft event called "The New Efficiency" on Tuesday.

Microsoft Releases Forefront UAG RC0

Microsoft on Friday announced that Release Candidate 0 of Forefront Unified Access Gateway is now available for testing.

Microsoft Extends Dynamics AX With Acquisitions

Microsoft bolstered its Dynamics AX enterprise resource planning (ERP) product by acquiring intellectual properties (IP) from three of its partners.

Georgia Tech Moves Unemployed IT Pros into Teaching Jobs

The College of Computing at Georgia Tech is looking to shift unemployed technology professionals into teaching careers.

Microsoft Sues Alleged 'Malvertisers'

Plus: an SMB flaw stopgap measure; Security Essentials on the release horizon.

Microsoft to IT: Deploy Windows 7 Now

Microsoft put out the word on Monday that IT organizations can start deploying Windows 7 now, citing the cost benefits of doing so.

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