Network Management


Simplicity Is Key when Deploying Active Directory

The way you set up your Active Directory topography will have a direct impact on how well you're able to organize your users and resources.

Microsoft Readies Windows Azure AD

Latest beta aims to ease management tasks tapping Microsoft services.

Microsoft Issues Warnings About Windows Management Framework 3.0

Microsoft warned late last week that Windows Management Framework 3.0 doesn't play well yet with some versions of Exchange and Windows Small Business Server.

BeyondTrust Extends Privilege Management with Acquisition of Blackbird Group

Looking to bolster its portfolio of software aimed at reducing unauthorized access to enterprise resources, BeyondTrust last week said it has acquired BlackBird Group for an undisclosed amount.

System Center 2012 SP1 Hits RTM, Arriving 'Early January'

Microsoft announced this week that System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 reached its "release-to-manufacturing" milestone.

Update Rollup 5 v2 for Exchange 2010 Service Pack 2 Released

Microsoft released Update Rollup 5 v2 for Exchange 2010 Service Pack 2 on Tuesday, but IT pros don't seem very thrilled.

Re-Imagining the Windows Administrator

There's no longer a firm dividing line between IT and development skills -- especially not with Microsoft System Center 2012. Greg Shields explains why.

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.

Review: Staying Patched with SolarWinds

Patch Manager 1.8 is a useful companion to Windows Server Update Services, and eases the distribution and reporting of patches and security fixes.

Unified Access Gateway SP3 Arriving Early 2013

Microsoft plans to roll out Service Pack 3 for its Forefront Unified Access Gateway 2010 product in the first quarter of next year.

Windows Azure AD Now Federates with Windows Server

Microsoft announced today that Windows Azure's federation capabilities now support single sign-on capabilities in conjunction with the use of Active Directory on Windows Server.

Microsoft Planning TMG and UAG Updates for Exchange 2013

Microsoft is working on issuing future update releases for its Forefront Threat Management Gateway and Unified Access Gateway products.

MAP Toolkit 8.0 Beta Available

A beta of the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 8.0 was released this week.

AMD Unveils Opteron 6300 Chips and ARM Server Processor Plans

AMD on Monday unveiled its newest Opteron 6300 Series processors, on top of its plans to adopt the ARM platform for servers.

Configuration Manager 2012 Frees Up IT with Do-It-Yourself User Features

The Software Center and Application Catalog features of Configuration Manager 2012 have the potential to fundamentally change the relationship between IT and users.

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