Network Management


First Open Source Software-Defined Networks Tool Released

The first open source tool for software-defined networks (SDNs) was released this week. The project was underwritten by the Linux Foundation.

Transitioning from Exchange 2003: It's Harder Than You Think

Exchange 2003 loses product support in April, but switching from it won't be easy.

Microsoft To Roll Out Windows Intune Update Next Week

An update to Microsoft's Windows Intune cloud-based management service will appear sometime next week.

Rumor: Windows 8.1 'Update 1' Slated for March 11

Microsoft isn't talking publicly yet about its next update to Windows 8.1, but a report published today suggests "Update 1" to the operating system could arrive on March 11.

How To Interact With Virtual Disks Through PowerShell

Here's how to differentiate between OS virtual disks and virtual machine virtual disks.

Microsoft Explains IT's Role in Managing Office 365 ProPlus Subscriptions

IT pros have been questioning their control over the update process with Microsoft's cloud-enabled Office products.

Windows Azure Hyper-V Recovery Manager Service Now Available

Microsoft announced this week that its Windows Azure disaster recovery service is generally available.

Microsoft Quietly Fixes Windows XP Resource Hog Problem

Microsoft has fixed a Windows XP resource-hog problem associated with SVCHOST.

Microsoft Offers Help on Windows XP to Windows 8.1 Migrations

Microsoft today offered a configuration "workaround" to its latest deployment toolkit that could help some organizations contemplating a jump from Windows XP to Windows 8.1.

System Center's VM Manager Aims to Connect Private and Hybrid Clouds

The new manager found in System Center 2012 R2 allows for simple resource movement between environments.

Are You Failing Your IT Team?

From not embracing change to segmenting groups, here are some ways in which IT leaders are setting up their teams for failure.

4 Common System Center Installation Mistakes

Even the most experienced System Center pros can fall victim to these common installation goofs.

How To Access Needed Info in PowerShell

Brien walks you through customizing a PowerShell cmdlet's output to get exactly the data you need.

A Look Back at My 2013 Predictions

Which trends did Brien successfully predict and which ones was he off the mark on?

How To Work with RD Gateway in Windows Server 2012

Here's a breakdown of what's new with RD Gateway and how you can use it paired with Windows Server.

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