Network Management


First Look: Inside SQL Server 2012

SQL Server 2012 will offer a variety of new features centered on big data, business intelligence and cloud computing.

Hyper-V Best Practices Guide

A lot of contradictory information exists about Hyper-V, but there are some critical management practices that every Hyper-V shop should follow. Follow these tips for storage, ideal VM placement, how best to apply antivirus and more!

Active Directory Change Reporter 7.0 Review

Active Directory Change Reporter 7.0 offers some useful features for Active Directory admins who want to get a better handle on what's going on in their environments.

Unified System Center: Great for Microsoft, Tough for ISVs

It appears Microsoft System Center 2012 will be hot...but that's not a good thing for everyone.

Microsoft Offers 'Fix it Center Pro' Beta Service

Microsoft today unveiled a beta of a new service for IT professionals that can scan Windows systems for problems.

Microsoft Releases Outlook Troubleshooting Tools

Microsoft released two free tools this month that are designed to help IT pros troubleshoot Microsoft Outlook e-mail clients.

Microsoft Releases Beta of Exchange Bandwidth Calculator

Microsoft last week issued a beta of a new Exchange Client Network Bandwidth Calculator.

System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection Getting Minor Tuneup

Microsoft recently described some improvements it made to System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection.

Tech Trends: The Rapid Move to Cloud E-Mail Archiving

While security is still a concern for some companies, more and more businesses are outsourcing e-mail archiving to cloud vendors. And the vendors themselves are proliferating.

Survey: PowerShell Skills Matter

Want a job in Windows IT? Get your scripting skills down.

Can Microsoft Save Windows Azure?

Mary Jo Foley speculates on the future of Microsoft's public cloud play.

System Center Key for 'Mature' Windows IT

To get the most out of System Center, you can't just implement it -- you have to dedicate your shop to automation.

Kerberos Authentication 101: Understanding the Essentials of the Kerberos Security Protocol

Knowing the basics of this pervasive protocol can be critical in troubleshooting and solving Windows security problems.

Keeping Dead Products Alive: Tips for Supporting Legacy Software

Software companies rely on regular customer upgrades and decommissioning old titles. But what is good for vendors isn't so great for IT, which often has to support unsupported software.

Microsoft Offers Free 'PST Capture' Tool for Exchange

Microsoft released a new free tool on Monday that helps IT pros find .PST files created using Microsoft Exchange.

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