Network Management


How To Sync Azure Active Directory with SaaS

The new Microsoft Azure Active Directory puts more on-premises features into the cloud version and links to more than 1,200 Software as a Service (SaaS) apps.

Pinpoint Windows Server Domain Controller Issues with the DCDiag Tool

Having issues with domain controllers? Use this native tools to pinpoint exactly where it.

'Windows 9' Might Come with a New Software Update Policy

Microsoft's rumored "Windows 9" next-generation operating system might kick off a more regular update release cycle from Microsoft.

Microsoft's Support Policies Have Changed with Faster Windows Releases

Microsoft's new faster software release cycles have affected its product lifecycle support polices as well, in unusual ways.

Microsoft Promises Limited IE Compatibility Support with Enterprise Mode

Microsoft has an evolving plan to help organizations address their legacy Internet Explorer support problems, but it only goes so far.

PowerShell Seen as Key to Azure Automation

Microsoft is on its way toward enabling full automation of Azure tasks via PowerShell workflow scripts.

Microsoft Clarifies SharePoint 2013 Patch Process and New 'Uber Packages'

Microsoft offered clarification about its patch process for SharePoint Server 2013 this week.

Microsoft Might Release 'Windows 9' Preview This Fall

Microsoft might be planning to release a "technology preview" test version of its next OS under development, possibly sometime this fall.

Old IPv4 Router Settings May Be Causing Internet Slowdowns This Week

Internet performance degradations may occur this week and the next due to settings on some IPv4 routers that are used across the Internet.

Report Urges Orgs To Plan Now for Migrations off Windows 7

Should IT pros be making plans now for moving off Windows 7? The answer is, "Yes," according to Gartner Inc.

Older .NET Versions Losing Support in 2016

The .NET Fundamentals team announced in a blog post last week that support for .NET Framework 4.5.1 and older will be ending in 2016.

Microsoft Holds Back on Out-of-Date ActiveX Blocking Until September

Microsoft's new security protection feature for Internet Explorer that blocks older installations of ActiveX will now start to take effect on Sept. 9, instead of the earlier announced Aug. 12 date, and it will only block Oracle Java ActiveX for now.

IT Pros Face August 12 Deadline on Updates to Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2

August 12 will be a big milestone day for IT pros managing Microsoft's latest Windows operating systems.

How To Use Repadmin for Active Directory Troubleshooting

The Windows Server tool Repadmin can be your best friend when trying to pinpoint and fix Active Directory issues.

Microsoft Announces New Support Policy for Internet Explorer

Microsoft wants organizations and individuals to use the latest Internet Explorer versions, so much so that it announced some new policy changes today.

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