IT Management


Is It Time to Rethink Active Directory?

Most likely, it's time to at least consider restructuring your current domain and forest design. With the right planning and tools, migrating to a new structure won't be as painful as you might think.

The Smartphone OSes Compared: Apple iOS vs. Google Android vs. Microsoft's Windows Phone 7

Apple, Google and Microsoft are battling for market share in the smartphone OS space. While Apple and Google have more popular but similar offerings, Microsoft Windows Phone 7 represents a new vision in the market.

Feeding Microsoft's Cash Calves: What Will Replace Windows and Office

Windows and Office have been Microsoft's cash cows for years, but what will the next generation bring?

Microsoft Looks for Management Dominance with System Center 2012

Microsoft is opening its management suite, already hugely popular in Microsoft shops, to handle third-party applications. The company hopes its huge customer base and the newfound flexibility of System Center will put the hurt on a raft of smaller competitors in the application-management market.

Windows 7 Claims 33 Percent of Market Share

According to aggregate data collected by StatCounter, Microsoft's latest OS ended May with 33.22 percent of the market.

Microsoft Plays the Underdog Role in CRM

A dominant player in many categories of enterprise software, Microsoft is the scrappy little guy in a CRM market filled with big-name vendors. But the company is looking to scare its more established competitors by offering IT a set of enhanced applications.

Exchange Hosting Giant Intermedia Acquired by Private Equity Firm

Private equity firm Oak Hill Partners has acquired Exchange hoster Intermedia for an undisclosed sum and has named former Savvis CEO Phil Koen, as its new chairman and chief executive.

Tech-Ed 2011 News Wrap-Up: Windows Phone 7, Cloud, Office, Exchange, Much More

Microsoft's annual Tech-Ed conference ended today in Altanta, Ga. Here's a round-up of our (and our sister sites') coverage from this week:

Tech-Ed: Windows 7 Migration Wave Hits Vendors

It's only a matter of time before most companies make the move to Windows 7, especially with XP losing support in a few years.

IT Orgs Weighing Alternatives to Microsoft Office

IT organizations are considering alternatives to Microsoft Office, but it's no real competition, a new Forrester Research report indicates.

The Cloud vs. IT: Is Your Job in Jeopardy?

Everyone is pushing the cloud. But there's a raging debate as to whether the cloud is good or bad for IT. We talked to readers and analysts and other industry experts to find out what the cloud may really mean for your future, plus other implications of this emerging technology.

How-To: Performance Tuning Tips for a Windows Virtualized Environment

Virtualization has brought the lost art of performance tuning back into the datacenter. Here's how to tune your VMs and hypervisor, and optimize CPU resources and memory to get the most out of your virtual servers.

System Center 2012 Preview: What to Expect

Microsoft plans to consolidate many moving parts in its System Center 2012 products this year -- here's your guide to it all.

Time Is Money... Right?

Being able to equate time to money is one of the most important business skills an IT manager can have. Here's some tips to help you do just that.

IT Sluggish on Windows 7 Migrations, Survey Finds

IT organizations appear to be dragging their feet on migrating to Window 7, according to a recent poll by Unisys Corp.

Unified Communications: Windows IT Pros Speak Out on Bringing It All Together

How hard is it to execute UC? Our readers who've done it share their take and offer tips for others trying to bring together voice with Microsoft Exchange, Office, OCS, Lync and more.

Q&A: Unified Communications Guru Joe Schurman

This Microsoft MVP talks all aspects of UC, from Microsoft's offerings like Lync to those of its competitors, plus cost considerations, team organization and more.

Microsoft Releases Beta of DaRT 7 Recovery Tool

Microsoft today released a beta of its new Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset 7 (DaRT 7) support tool that can help IT pros remotely fix unbootable PCs.

Cloud Security: Understanding Security Account Management in Windows Azure

Cloud computing relieves some of the security burden, but you still have an active role in managing access, securing communications and ensuring data protection.

Will Microsoft Reshape Business Intelligence?

Business intelligence has long been the domain of big companies with lots of resources. Microsoft wants to change that, but it faces a daunting task.

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