IT Management


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.

Microsoft Updating System Center Operations Manager 2012

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

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.

Reimagining the IT Pro's 'Week of Training'

Training has come a long way...make sure you consider all options when planning your staff improvement.

Report: IT Cloud Services Spending To Hit $72.9 Billion by 2015

According to a newly released forecast by IDC, the IT segment is projected to grow its spending in public cloud services by a compound annual growth rate of 27.6 percent over the next four years.

Cloud Economics: Deciding Build vs. Buy

Should you build you own private cloud or buy someone else's? What about doing both?

IT Loves the iPad: Apple's iPad in the Windows Enterprise

The iPad was designed for and sold to consumers. But savvy IT pros and more than a handful of third parties are making the device a true enterprise force.

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.

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