IT Management


10 Steps for Ensuring a Smooth Migration from Exchange Server to Office 365

Migrating from traditional on-premises e-mail to the growing Microsoft cloud can be easier with this game plan.

The Case for DIY User Training

Making some quick training videos for end users could save time, money and IT headaches.

If You Don't Pay the Cyberattackers, They'll Kill Your Data

Encrypting ransomware is an annoying persistent threat that many IT admins unfortunately write off as an ID10T error they can't do much about. End-user training and targeted backup strategies can serve as effective enterprise countermeasures.

Windows Server 2003's Critical Deadline Is Fast Approaching

In less than five months, Microsoft will discontinue support for Windows Server 2003, meaning millions of systems could pose security risks and fail to meet compliance requirements. Are you ready?

Windows IT's Marching Orders

Network upgrades, improving security, adding new servers, Office 365 migration and Windows PC refreshes are among your top priorities, according to our latest reader survey.

Microsoft Overhauls Desktop Infrastructure Cert

The improved and replaced cert, now available, is called MCSE: Enterprise Devices and Apps.

Skilling Up the IT Team

While your IT staff may be technically proficient, that's not the only skills to consider for a winning team.

Redmond's 2014 Salary Survey: Cloud Clout

It was a breakout year for Microsoft Azure, and IT pros with skills in the company's cloud technology are the highest earners in the 19th annual Redmond Salary Survey.

System Center Technical Preview: What's New and What's Missing

IT shops should start prepping now for what looks to be a more slimmed-down System Center.

IT Pros Must Adapt to the Subscription Services Shift

As 2014 comes to a close and you start looking toward the coming year, what sorts of challenges can you expect your IT team to encounter?

Faster IT Deployment Plan Needed for Microsoft Zero-Day Flaw Patches

IT should incorporate a different, faster procedure when applying critical zero-day vulnerability fixes.

Reviewing Your IT Competency Scorecard

Did you take my quiz from last month's column? If so, let's see how you did.

Test Your Team's IT Competency

Does your IT team have the competencies it'll need to survive the remainder of this decade?

Should You Outsource Your Help Desk?

Who's running your help desk? Outsourcing can solve several IT problems -- reducing costs and providing a quick route to mobility management. But beware: Outside contractors don't always deliver the help or results you need.

How To Get Started with Microsoft's Azure Files Preview

The feature, part of Microsoft's Azure cloud service, makes it easy to create file shares in the public cloud.

So Long to TechEd

Now that Microsoft is cancelling TechEd and other conferences, what's to expect from the company's recently announced mega conference?

Some IT Managers Are Just Fit To Be Certified

Having managers complete an IT-specific leadership course could lead to a more productive and successful team.

How IT Can Operate as Outsourcing Providers

Microsoft is increasingly assuming that IT departments everywhere will move to a services provider model, which essentially means you'll be outsourcing your infrastructures.

What's Next for Windows?

It's no secret Microsoft Windows 8.x hasn't lit the world on fire at a time when Redmond's needed a big hit.

Changing Metrics When Hiring IT Pros

When evaluating current or possibly new staff members, look to see who utilize automation for repetitive time sinks.

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