Network Management


Microsoft Planning To Release SP2 for SQL Server 2012

Microsoft let it be known this week that Service Pack 2 for SQL Server 2012 will be coming "later this year."

Microsoft Beefs Up Exchange Online Protection

Microsoft announced improvements to its Exchange Online Protection service this week.

Microsoft Adds Free Multifactor Authentication to Office 365

Microsoft added multifactor authentication support to its Office 365 solutions this week.

HP Changing Policy on Free ProLiant Server Firmware Updates

HP plans to do away with providing some free firmware updates and service packs to its ProLiant Server customers, starting on Feb. 19.

Gartner: Plan Now To Address Microsoft's Faster Windows Releases

IT pros can't rely on past upgrade strategies when considering Windows 8.1, according to Gartner Inc.

Manage Groups with Windows Azure Active Directory Upgrade

Microsoft moves to make the cloud version of its Active Directory service more appealing by letting you create and edit groups.

First Open Source Software-Defined Networks Tool Released

The first open source tool for software-defined networks (SDNs) was released this week. The project was underwritten by the Linux Foundation.

Transitioning from Exchange 2003: It's Harder Than You Think

Exchange 2003 loses product support in April, but switching from it won't be easy.

Microsoft To Roll Out Windows Intune Update Next Week

An update to Microsoft's Windows Intune cloud-based management service will appear sometime next week.

Rumor: Windows 8.1 'Update 1' Slated for March 11

Microsoft isn't talking publicly yet about its next update to Windows 8.1, but a report published today suggests "Update 1" to the operating system could arrive on March 11.

How To Interact With Virtual Disks Through PowerShell

Here's how to differentiate between OS virtual disks and virtual machine virtual disks.

Microsoft Explains IT's Role in Managing Office 365 ProPlus Subscriptions

IT pros have been questioning their control over the update process with Microsoft's cloud-enabled Office products.

Windows Azure Hyper-V Recovery Manager Service Now Available

Microsoft announced this week that its Windows Azure disaster recovery service is generally available.

Microsoft Quietly Fixes Windows XP Resource Hog Problem

Microsoft has fixed a Windows XP resource-hog problem associated with SVCHOST.

Microsoft Offers Help on Windows XP to Windows 8.1 Migrations

Microsoft today offered a configuration "workaround" to its latest deployment toolkit that could help some organizations contemplating a jump from Windows XP to Windows 8.1.

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