IT Management


Wish List: Document Your Hacks

Keep a handy list of your jury rigged fixes to use as leverage when arguing for items that might not be in your IT budget.

SharePoint 2013, Cloud vs. On-Premises: What You Need To Know

Here's a variety of factors you'll want to consider before making the on-site vs. cloud decision for your upcoming SharePoint 2013 installation.

Make Friends with the USMT

The User State Migration Tool may have its detractors, but it's pretty handy when it comes to migrating user settings

Secure Branch Offices with Windows Server

Effectively securing a number of branch offices is a considerable challenge, but there are tools to help.

Making the Move to Windows 8

When it comes time to migrate to Windows 8, you'll have many choices. Pick the right one to suit your organization's needs.

How To Migrate to Windows 7 Using the Microsoft USMT

Migrating user settings and data over to Windows 7 is much easier when you have the User State Migration Tool on your side.

5 Steps To Getting IT Projects Approved

The project approval process can be fraught with peril, but if you follow this outline, you'll likely have better luck.

Understanding System Center & the Private Cloud

System Center has morphed into a true private cloud platform. Here's a quick overview of what this means and how your IT infrastructure can take advantage of it.

Stop Your IT Teams from Wasting Time and Money

You, as the IT manager, are responsible for finding places to automate and making sure it happens.

Microsoft Still Needs To Make a Case for Windows 8

Brien suggests some areas of action Microsoft should take to make Windows 8 a success.

Why Enterprises Shouldn't Shy Away from Deploying Multiple Windows OSes

Just because Windows 8 may not be right for all users, mixing in where needed among older Windows OSes should be a perfectly viable option for IT.

Report Outlines the High IT Costs of Using Multiple Browsers

A Microsoft-funded study described "hidden costs" for organizations that use multiple browsers.

Microsoft Found To Conduct the Most Software Licensing Audits

Microsoft is the one software vendor that's most likely to audit companies on their software licensing compliance, according to an industry-sponsored survey.

IT Pros: Why 2013 Must Be the Year of End User Satisfaction

We can't make users happy when we insist that every IT service comes straight from our own datacenter. Now's the time to start thinking of new ways to manage IT.

Survey: Two-Thirds of IT Pros Say BYOD Connectivity Increases Company Costs

According to a study, 67 percent of IT pros say that bring your own device (BYOD) policies in the enterprise increases the cost to companies.

A Treatise on IT Fiefdoms

If you want to get the most out of Windows administration tools like Group Policy preferences (GPPs), you need to break down those walls.

Whither Security Training: When Education Trumps Technology

Your users might just be smart enough to handle security issues correctly -- with the right training.

Review: Inside Windows Server 2012

With a new file system, Features on Demand, and major improvements to storage, networking and clustering, the forthcoming server OS is a substantial move forward for Microsoft.

Can Microsoft Speed the Pace of Windows?

Mary Jo Foley on whether Microsoft can/will turn up the speed in which it delivers new updates.

Windows Server Auditing: Third-Party Solutions Are a Good Thing!

Why the one size-fits-all approach wouldn't work for you or Microsoft.

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