Network Management


Gartner: Get Off Windows XP by 2013

Most IT pros have thought about moving away from the venerable Windows XP operating system, but the ones that haven't are "really, really late," according to Gartner Inc.

Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2012 Released

Microsoft on Thursday released the latest version of its toolkit for deploying Windows systems and applications.

Microsoft Releases MAP Toolkit 7.0 Beta

A beta of the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit version 7.0 was released last week.

Microsoft Releases SP2 Preview for SQL Server 2008 R2

Microsoft this week released a preview of its forthcoming Service Pack 2 for SQL Server 2008 R2.

Server Message Block 3.0: Microsoft's New Storage Model

Considering buying a SAN? Stop what you're doing. The world of storage is about to change and its future lies in a surprisingly familiar protocol: the Server Message Block (SMB).

Proper Employee Monitoring: Best Practices for Doing It Right

Some companies demand that IT track Web use or go even deeper into user behavior. Here are some tips on how to do it right and what tools to use.

10 Common IT Security Blunders (and How To Avoid Them)

While IT managers are trained early on to avoid obvious threats, many still fail to watch out for the basics. From password issues to excessive auditing to not using Group Policy, here's a list of 10 things to make sure your shop is taking care of.

Microsoft Issues Update to Office for Mac 2011

Microsoft yesterday issued a new update for Office for Mac 2011 after some users had problems with their Service Pack 2 installations.

Microsoft Announces App Cloud Management Service for Windows RT Devices

Microsoft explained today how devices running Windows RT, or Windows 8 on ARM hardware, can be used for both personal and business purposes.

Microsoft Embraces 'World of Connected Devices' at MMS

Microsoft today laid out its vision for connected devices and the "consumerization of IT" in a keynote talk held on Day 2 of the Microsoft Management Summit.

'Windows Server 2012' and System Center 2012 Announced at MMS

Microsoft today announced that its code-named Windows Server 8 solution now has the official product name of "Windows Server 2012."

Vista Losing 'Mainstream' Support April 10

This month marks the passing of a few Windows and Office product lifecycle milestones.

What To Expect in SharePoint 2013

A new version of the Microsoft collaboration and enterprise content management platform is in the works, and it will offer improved social networking, client and mobile UI enhancements, an app marketplace, and better cloud support. And that just scratches the surface.

Microsoft Rolls Out 'User Experience' and App-V 5.0 Virtualization Betas

Microsoft today released "user experience virtualization" and application virtualization beta tools that will be part of its Desktop Optimization suite for IT pros.

Microsoft Releases System Center 2012 to Volume Licensees

Microsoft released System Center 2012 to volume licensing customers yesterday, according to a news report.

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