Network Management


Windows Server Is Undergoing ‘Deep Refactoring'

Microsoft is breaking the current trend of expedited release cycles with the surprising news that the next System Center and Windows Server won't be arriving until 2016.

Microsoft Embedding Intune Mobile Management Capabilities Into Office 365 Apps

Microsoft described the layered security approach it's taking in its last "Success with Enterprise Mobility" Web broadcast on Tuesday.

Microsoft Rescinds Windows Update Policy for SharePoint Server

Microsoft has rolled back its policy, established last month, of pushing SharePoint Server product updates through Windows Update.

Migrating Windows Server 2003 Active Directory Domains

Migrating from Windows Server 2003 requires organizations to decommission existing Global Catalogs and domain controllers to conform with Active Directory schema in newer versions of the server OS.

Google Unveils Android for Work Mobile Device Management Program

Google this week unveiled its Android for Work effort, which gives organizations some mobile device management options.

New Freeware Exposes Active Directory Permissions

IT auditing software provider Netwrix released a free tool to help security teams reduce risk of inside jobs by reporting permissions in Active Directory and file shares.

Microsoft Exec Talks Up System Center Configuration Manager

IT pros wondering about the fate of System Center Configuration Manager got some reassuring words this month from a Microsoft executive.

How To Do Math Using PowerShell, Part 2

We build on part one to find more math operators in .NET that can be used in PowerShell.

Microsoft Previews Azure Active Directory Password Rollover Feature for Social Media Accounts

Microsoft's Azure Active Directory team released a "preview" this week of an automatic password rollover feature for organizations that use shared social media accounts.

Microsoft Changing Its Retention Policy for Deleted Office 365 E-Mails

Microsoft gave notice today that it plans to change how long deleted e-mails get retained for organizations using Office 365 services.

Microsoft To Show 'Early Version' of SharePoint Server 2016 at Ignite Event

Microsoft likely won't have a SharePoint Server 2016 public preview available before its Ignite event coming up in May.

How To Do Math Using PowerShell, Part 1

Be warned: some simple .NET work is involved.

Microsoft Adds Management Capabilities to Outlook Apps for Android and iOS Devices

Microsoft this week announced some new IT controls for its Outlook apps running on Android and iOS devices.

Creating Service Application Group Memberships

Get the job done quickly with both SharePoint and PowerShell.

Upcoming Perks of Azure Active Directory Connect Tool

Microsoft recently published more information about its Azure Active Directory Connect tool, which will replace its DirSync and Azure Active Directory Sync tools.

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